What makes an AICR Recipe special?
Whether you’re a new cook, an experienced chef, or a health professional looking for delicious and healthy recipes, we have a wide variety here that were developed with cancer prevention and healthy survivorship in mind.
The New American Plate is AICRs plate visual to help lower your risk for cancer and other chronic disease and manage your weight. The focus of the New American Plate is that 2/3 (or more) of your plate includes vegetables, fruits whole grains or beans and 1/3 (or less) of your plate comes from animal protein.
AICR’s appetizers contain a wide variety of plant forward ingredients and average around 150-200 calories per serving.
AICR’s beverage recipes contain a variety of fruits, vegetables, teas, coffee and reduced fat dairy. Added sugars including honey, agave syrup or other natural sweeteners are kept to a minimum. We aim to meet the National Dietary Guidelines that recommend limiting added sugars to 10% or less of total calories.
AICR’s breakfast recipes contain a bevy of nutrients, fiber and plant compounds to help provide energy throughout the day. Recipes include a variety of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and reduced fat dairy. AICR’s breakfast recipes average around 300-500 calories per serving.
Soup recipes use minimal sodium and are flavored with plant-based herbs and spices that include cancer-fighting phytochemicals. AICR’s appetizer-size soups average 100-200 calories per serving. Main course soups are created to fit within a meal of 400-700 calories that contain both animal and plant proteins and vegetables.
AICR’s salads contain a variety of color, texture and cancer fighting nutrients. Salads include vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. AICR’s side salads contain about 150-200 calories per serving. Main course salads fit into a meal averaging around 400-700 calories and contain both animal and plant proteins and vegetables.
AICR has a variety of entrée recipes that follow the New American Plate model where the focus of the meals are plant-based and there is little animal protein. AICR has a wide range of entrée recipes averaging around 400-700 calories per serving.
- Vegetarian Dishes: Provide a good source of protein per serving to help keep you satisfied and energized. AICR’s vegetarian entrées typically provide around 10g of protein per serving.
- Fish/Seafood Dishes: Primarily use fish that is considered sustainable.
- Poultry Dishes: Typically served without skin.
- Red Meat Dishes: Use lean cuts of meat.
AICR’s vegetable sides emphasize a variety of options. They may include fresh, frozen or canned vegetables (no salt added or drained and rinsed). Vegetable sides are colorful and provide a variety of nutrients.
AICR’s grain dishes primarily use 100% whole grains. Most breads and other baked good recipes use at least one-half whole grain flour with the addition of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits for added fiber and nutrient benefits.
New: Recipes for Survivors:
AICR has added new recipes that were specifically developed to help cancer patients and survivors undergoing treatment to maintain a healthy diet. Eating healthy can help prevent weight loss and lack of appetite. These recipes were developed to address common side effects of cancer treatments such as swallowing difficulties, mouth pain, changes in taste, diarrhea, dry mouth and sweet aversions.