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Chicken Soup For Cancer Patients Simple To Make – #1 Comforrt Food

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Chicken Soup For Cancer Patients is Comfort Food All Times of the Year

Nothing is more comforting than a bowl of chicken soup for cancer patients when you aren’t feeling well.  So, I created a hearty version of this favorite remedy with  barley and pasta.  When I made this easy Chicken, Barley and Bow Tie Soup recipe from Eating Well Through Cancer:  Easy Recipes & Tips to Guide You Through Treatment and Cancer Prevention, everyone in the family, from kids to adults, wanted second servings. This is a family favorite of ours.  It is important to me to include recipes that not only feed the cancer patients but the entiere family. I made sure to keep the recipe easy for the caregiver to prepare or if you’re feeling better to make it!

 Chemotherapy Recipes like Chicken Soup for Cancer Patients Good During Chemotheraphy

In my cookbook, Eating Well Trough Cancer, the book is divided into chapter of different side effects while undergoing treatment.  The first chapter, Day of Chemotherapy, is devoted to recipes that are best tolerated and ease the symptoms while having chemo.  At this time, it is important to eat lighter foods that are easy on your stomach and what can be better than chicken soup!  Whether your making this chicken soup for yourself or a friend, this hearty version is a great choice as the soup is easy to eat and high in protein, giving you energy.  If bringing the soup over to a friend, refrigerate and bring in disposable containers so they can enjoy on their time frame. 

Chicken, Barley, and Bow-Tie Soup Eating Well Through Cancer

A hearty version of a favorite remedy with barley and pasta became one our favorites.   This recipe makes a big pot to have throughout the week making it the perfect Chicken Soup for cancer patients.

Makes 10 (1-cup) servings

1 cup chopped celery
1 cup chopped onion
2 cups baby carrots
8 cups fat-free chicken broth
1/2 cup pearl barley
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups bow tie pasta (uncooked)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
2 cups skinless coarsely chopped Rotisserie chicken
Salt and pepper to taste

1.  In large nonstick pot coated with nonstick cooking spray, sauté celery, onion, and carrots, about 5-7 minutes.  Add broth and barley. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover, and cook about 20-30 minutes or until barley is done.
2.  Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.  When soup is done, add basil, chicken and season to taste.  Cook until heated, about 5 minutes.

Calories 186, Protein (g) 28, Carbohydrate (g) 28, Fat (g) 2, Calories from Fat (%) 10, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Dietary Fiber (g) 3, Cholesterol (mg) 28, Sodium (mg) 137, Protein (g) 14, Total Sugars 3g Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1.5 lean meat

Terrific Tip: If experiencing taste changes, add extra seasonings as needed to perk up your taste buds. Serve the soup in a mug and if temperature bothers you, serve only warm or room temperature.

Doc’s Notes: This goes great any time post-treatment. Barley is a whole grain and a high fiber substitute for rice or pasta.

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