Cancer Protective Diet

Recipes for a Chemo Palate

Taste changes are one of the least talked about side effects of chemotherapy. Also known as chemo palate, this side effect turns what was once perfectly delicious food into something strange and unpleasant tasting....

When taste changes strike, it’s a great time to experiment with strong flavors in the kitchen. This may seem counterintuitive, but many patients crave strong flavors and hot spicy foods to blast their impaired palates. Food doesn’t need to be loaded with mouth-tingling chile unless you can take it, but this is a perfect time to experiment with sweet spices, many of which have cancer-fighting properties, like turmeric, cumin, coriander, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, sweet paprika, or curry powder. If you like the heat, you can try hot, spicy cuisines like Indian, Korean and Thai, or spice up your sandwiches with condiments like kimchi, hot sauces, and chutneys.

Black Bean Chili Recipe Image

Black Bean Chili

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Vegan Spicy Fresh Corn Bread Recipe Image

Vegan Spicy Fresh Corn Bread

Rated 4 out of 5
30 min prep
Thai Style Sweet Potato Curry Recipe Image

Thai Style Sweet Potato Curry

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Spicy Pasta With Kale & Almonds Recipe Image

Spicy Pasta With Kale & Almonds

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Curried Brown Rice Recipe Image

Curried Brown Rice

Rated 5 out of 5
30 min prep
Ruth’s Spicy Pepper Pasta Recipe Image

Ruth’s Spicy Pepper Pasta

Rated 5 out of 5
30 min prep
Spiced Beet & Tomato Soup Recipe Image

Spiced Beet & Tomato Soup

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Spiced Oven-Roasted Cauliflower Recipe Image

Spiced Oven-Roasted Cauliflower

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep
Spicy Indian-Style Chicken Burgers Recipe Image

Spicy Indian-Style Chicken Burgers

Rated 5 out of 5
30 min prep
Thai-Style Tempeh Curry Recipe Image

Thai-Style Tempeh Curry

Rated 5 out of 5
30 min prep
Spiced New England Style Corn Chowder Recipe Image

Spiced New England Style Corn Chowder

Rated 4 out of 5
30 min prep
Spicy Shrimp & White Bean Soup Recipe Image

Spicy Shrimp & White Bean Soup

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep
Moroccan-Style Baked Chicken Recipe Image

Moroccan-Style Baked Chicken

Rated 4 out of 5
30 min prep
Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles Recipe Image

Spicy Peanut Soba Noodles

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep
Chipotle Chicken Sandwich Recipe Image

Chipotle Chicken Sandwich

Rated 5 out of 5
15 min prep
Spicy Stir Fried Tatsoi Recipe Image

Spicy Stir Fried Tatsoi

Rated 4 out of 5
15 min prep
Fall Vegetable Soup With Spicy Gremolata Recipe Image

Fall Vegetable Soup With Spicy Gremolata

Rated 4 out of 5
20 min prep
Moroccan Vegetable Stew Recipe Image

Moroccan Vegetable Stew

Rated 4 out of 5
30 min prep
Wyman’s Mango & Chickpea Curry Recipe Image

Wyman’s Mango & Chickpea Curry

Rated 5 out of 5
20 min prep

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