Any change may feel a bit daunting at first, especially if you are feeling unwell. Here are some suggestions to help you plan your meals for the day:

Breakfast - fruit salads using fresh or cooked dried fruits; wholegrain toast with sugar free fruit preserve, scrambled egg, tomatoes or mushrooms; porridge or muesli with fruit and nuts and seeds, made using non-dairy milk

Lunch - mixed salad using a variety of fresh raw vegetables and fruit; fresh soups, jacket potato or wholegrain sandwich with beans, hummus, lentil pate, sardines; cooked grain salad using barley, millet, bulgar wheat etc.

Evening meal - vegetable casserole; vegetable curry; lentil cottage pie; tofu stir-fry, fish or organic chicken with vegetables

Snacks – nuts and seeds; fresh or dried fruit; chopped raw vegetables plus hummous or avocado dip; oatcakes, rye crackers, rice cakes or wholegrain toast plus lentil pate.

Weight loss
Weight loss can be a particular problem for people with cancer and some people are concerned that a healthy diet will exacerbate the problem. Weight loss is not a reason to eat lots of sugary, fatty foods such as cakes and biscuits as there are many high-calorie health foods. These include: bananas, avocados, dried fruit, nuts and seeds, olive oil.

Helpful Products

For recipes there are several helpful books and videos on the Bristol Approach to nutrition written by and presented by food writer Jane Sen, the Centre’s Executive Chef:

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"It has been a great satisfaction to me to see how strongly the approach pioneered at Bristol has influenced the development and improvement of cancer services all over Britain."

HRH The Prince of Wales

Patron of the Bristol Cancer Help Centre.