What do you do when you run out of food? You improvise. OK, I know it sounds crazy to run out of food but it always seems that when we get to the end of the week we did not buy enough. So, instead of getting in the car and going out we try to cook what we have. It can be a bit difficult but it can be fun too. So, this is the result of one of those nights. Behold, our latest cancer fighting recipe sweet potato pot pie. It sounds strange but it was yummy! As it turns out, my son will eat almost anything with phyllo dough on it including any vegetable. 🙂
This recipe is easy and quick and healthy. The ingredients are simple. It’s main ingredients include sweet potatoes, spinach, goat cheese a bit of milk and phyllo dough. If you’re trying to stay dairy free then you might substitute goat milk for the cow milk in the recipe. Goat milk is easier on the digestion of humans and is more tolerable to those who have issues with cow milk. Read More
Sweet Potatoes – When grown organically, sweet potatoes are reported to have anti-cancer properties. Here’s a quote from Live Strong.
Sweet potatoes also contain the polyphenol anti-oxidants caffeic acid and di- and tri-caffeoylquinic acids, which are the substances that may have cancer-fighting properties. Read More
Spinach – There’s been quite a few studies on dark leafy greens but it seems that spinach is one of the best cancer fighters out there. Here’s a quote from Super Foods RX.
Researchers believe that it’s the rich supply of vitamins, minerals, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants and phytonutrients that do the job. The folate in spinach also helps the body produce new cells while repairing DNA. Read More
I wouldn’t say this is a super cancer fighting meal but it definitely has cancer fighting foods in the recipe and is a healthy choice. Also, if you are cutting back on meat this is a tasty choice that is warm, sweet and savory. I need to do that to manage my symptoms and it seems to be a common choice for cancer patients. 🙂
Cancer Fighting Recipe Sweet Potato Pot Pie
Ingredients: (Serves 3)
3 Small to Medium Sweet Potatoes Cooked, Peeled and Mashed
2 oz. of Goat Cheese
2 Cups of chopped spinach (packed)
1/4 Cup of Milk (Cow or Goat)
Salt and Pepper to taste
5 Sheets of Phyllo Dough
1/2 Stick of butter
1/4 Cup of Toasted Pine Nuts (or to taste)
Mix all ingredients except phyllo dough and butter until smooth.
Divide evenly into small bowls.
Phyllo Dough Directions:
Lay 1 piece of phyllo dough on top of a cutting board.
Brush the phyllo dough with melted butter and lay the next piece on.
Lather, Rinse, Repeat. 🙂
Cut Phyllo Dough into pieces large enough to cover your mixture.
Put your phyllo dough on each bowl.
Brush Butter onto the last piece of phyllo dough.
Cook at 375 (depending on your oven) for about 20 minutes or until the phyllo dough is golden brown.
Tips: One thing we always like to have on hand is a few precooked sweet potatoes. They are so sweet and delicious and so much better than eating junk. Believe it or not, I will eat them cold. 🙂 What’s even better is that, in this recipe, you can prepare the potatoes ahead of time if you need to and get a jump on things. We did just that and it made preparation time much shorter.
You might also want to try the goat cheese that has herbs added for a bit more of a kick. 🙂
One More Tip: Break open the phyllo dough to let this baby cooooool down!!! It get’s hot and if you don’t open the top it will take a long time to cool enough to eat. 🙂
I hope this help you in your cancer fight,
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