Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL): What to Eat?

If you are taking care of your kids or family who survived acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL). Weight gain with full-respect nutrition is the priority after healing.  Here we help you to sort out the specific and healthy eating tips.  In general, we should follow three main points listed below:

  • A regular eating pattern (i.e. 3 meals per day with snacks in between if you are still hungry)
  • Healthy snacks across the day between meals.
  • A healthy nutritious breakfast is necessary.

Examples of a healthy, balanced breakfast:
1. Wholegrain cereal, milk and a banana
2. Plain porridge with yoghurt and berries
3. Veggie Omelette (1 cup of cooked veggies) and 1 slice of wholegrain toast
4. Smoothie- ¼ cup of oats, 1 cup of milk, 1 banana, pinch of cinnamon

Examples of a healthy, balanced lunch:
1. Wholegrain sandwich with tuna and lettuce with avocado spread
2. Chicken and vegetable soup
3. Vegetarian rice paper roll with egg/ or tuna
4. Brown rice and 4 bean mix salad

Examples of a healthy, balanced dinner:
1. Spaghetti bolognaise with veggies
2. Crispy skin salmon with grilled veggies (e.g. zucchini, capsicum, carrots)
3. Chicken stir fry with brown rice
4. Barbecue beef with beetroot and chickpea salad/ or chicken salad with low fat Caesar
dressing

Examples of a healthy snacks:
− Fruit with low fat yogurt / or 1 piece of fresh fruit
− Sliced vegetables and hummus dip/ or low fat cream/cheese dip/ tzatziki (savoury yogurt dip)
− 1 glass of low fat milk/ small tub of low fat yogurt
− 3-4 wholegrain crackers with low fat cheese
− 2 wholegrain crackers with peanut butter and banana
− 1 cup of air popped popcorn
− 3-4 celery/carrot sticks with hummus
− Protein/ bliss balls

In a word, the food groups should include:

  • Grain (breads/cereals) foods
  • Vegetables & legumes
  • Fruit
  • Dairy, or dairy alternatives (e.g. soy products)
  • Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, nuts and legumes
  • Discretionary foods (i.e. unsaturated spreads/oils)

All those diet should be checked by your doctors before your adding. We really hope this special menu builds up your or your family’s health.

* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.