Food Options

  • Bread
  • Cereal
  • Cheese/ Paneer
  • Crackers/ Biscuits
  • Creamy Soups/ Clear Soups
  • Muffins, Cakes, Cupcakes, Pastries, Cookies
  • Nuts roasted, or plain
  • Sandwiches
  • Pita bread and Hummus
  • Butter, Peanut butter, Almond butter
  • Custard with/without fruits, Pudding
  • Dips made with cheese, beans or sour cream
  • Frozen yoghurt, with fruits
  • Ice cream
  • Fruit cream
  • Wraps
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Pancakes
  • Beans, cooked soft
  • Tofu, Soyabean
  • Dalia, Porridge, Oats
  • Salads
  • Fruits: as salads, steamed, juice, smoothie, eaten raw, added to creams or custards
  • Vegetables, cooked in different ways
  • Dal/ Legumes
  • Home-made dahi
  • Butter, Ghee, Olive Oil, any other healthy oil
  • Milk
  • Dairy products
  • Non Vegetarians:
  • Eggs: Boiled or fried, Omlettes, Scrambled, French toast

A Few Ways to Add Protein and Calories:

Eat foods you like, avoid unnecessary dietary restrictions, unless advised by your doctor. Eat foods you enjoy eating. You need to work at improving your weight, if you have experienced weight loss, are having weakness, suffering from fatigue, or having side effects from your treatment. However, try eating healthy as much as you can; eat the right foods for you. Avoid foods you are allergic to, or are unable to eat for various reasons. Use different food options you may have. Get yourself educated on your food. Be aware of what you are eating, and if it is a healthy option for you.

Here, are a few tips to increase proteins, and calories. Proteins are building blocks of our body, required for our normal functioning, improving our immunity, and healing our body.

  • Milk: Use milk for cooking instead of water. Use it in drinks, porridge, dalia, soups, pudding
  • Add milk powder or protein powder to cream soups, dalia, smoothies, warm milk, milk based desserts, custard, milkshake, smoothies
  • Add ice cream to carbonated drinks, milkshakes like mango or banana milkshake, cereal, fruits. Mix with soft or cooked fruits. You can add yoghurt and frozen yoghurt too to fruits and milk shakes.
  • Add Eggs, nuts and nut butters to your food in creative ways
  • Add Beans, legumes, and tofu to salads, pasta, or soups
  • For Non-Vegetarians: Meat, poultry and fish to your vegetables, salads, soups, omelettes, sandwich fillings etc. Avoid processed meats, however.
  • Use desi ghee more often, to increase calorie intake. Use home-made ghee from milk that you get
  • Consume Malai (milk cream) to increase calorie intake
  • Paranthas made in desi ghee are a good way to increase calories
  • Eat nuts soaked overnight in milk or water, add them to milk and blend them. Can be added to cooked rice also
  • Use full-cream milk if you are looking at increasing calorie intake
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Editor’s Note on Eating Guide

DENVAX AND NUTRITION By, Dr Sharmin Yaqin Dear Friends, Good nutrition is important for you at every step,…

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