Last month we provided the basics on what victims of mesothelioma cancer can do to help better their diet and nutrition while going through radiation, chemotherapy or surgery treatments. We learned that healthy proteins, fats and carbohydrates are essential in providing a balanced meal to help maintain weight and energy levels for patients. We also provided information about how some treatments can take away a patient’s appetite and in those cases, if your doctor approves it, certain supplements could be used to provide the nutrients your body will need to continue to heal properly. An asbestos settlement can help a patient afford an optimal diet and nutritional regimen.
This month we are providing more information about nutrition and taking it a few steps further by providing healthy and nutritious recipes for people considering fighting for an asbestos settlement along with managing malignant mesothelioma or any asbestos-related illness. These meals will be made up of ingredients that hit on important food groups that will give your body a good start at healing and having good amounts of energy.
If you are have been given a mesothelioma diagnosis and may be fighting for an asbestos settlement,diet and nutrition are your secret weapon to fight the cancer and provide your body the ammunition it needs to win the war. If you cannot prepare these meals, ask family or friends to prepare them for you. Make sure to keep plenty of fruits and vegetables on-hand as powerful snacks in your diet and nutrition backpack. Balanced diet and nutrition has always been the key to good health – open the door with this month’s recipe suggestions.
Lemon Butter Salmon & Broccoli Penne
Ingredients will include: 4 ounces salmon, 3 ounces dry whole-grain penne pasta, 1 1/2 cups frozen broccoli florets, 1 tablespoon butter, melted, 4 tablespoons low-sodium vegetable broth or water, 1 lemon – zested and juiced, 1 garlic clove – minced
Prepare salmon as you like for about 8 minutes per inch of thickness. Prepare pasta using package directions. Heat broccoli in microwave until warm. Whisk together melted butter, broth or water, lemon zest and juice and garlic. Toss penne with broccoli and place cooked salmon on top. Drizzle lemon-butter sauce over top.
PER SERVING: 547 cal., 21 g total fat (9 g sat. fat), 53 g carb. (8 g fiber), 36 g protein