Eating Healthy, it's Part of Your Cancer Journey

More and more, Oncologists believe and agree with maintaining a healthy diet while undergoing treatments for cancer. They also urge patients to practice yoga, Pilates, meditation and prayer.

But in this particular article we’re sharing a healthy recipe, suggested by our friends in Health, Best Life Cayman.

Stuffed Sweet Potato with Hummus Dressing

  • 1 large sweet potato, scrubbed

  • ¾ cup chopped kale

  • 1 cup canned black beans, rinsed

  • ¼ cup hummus

  • 2 tablespoons water


  1. Prick sweet potato all over with a fork. Bake on High until cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, wash kale and drain, allowing water to cling to the leaves. Place in a medium saucepan; cover and cook over medium-high heat, stirring once or twice, until wilted. Add beans; add a tablespoon or two of water if the pot is dry. Continue cooking, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is steaming hot, 1 to 2 minutes.

  3. Split the sweet potato open and top with the kale and bean mixture. Combine hummus and 2 tablespoons water in a small dish. Add additional water as needed to reach desired consistency. Drizzle the hummus dressing over the stuffed sweet potato.

Nutritional Information

Serving size: 1 stuffed sweet potato

  • Per serving: 472 calories; 7 g fat(1 g sat); 22 g fiber; 85 g carbohydrates; 21 g protein; 202 mcg folate; 0 cholesterol; 20 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 35,810 IU vitamin A; 55 mg vitamin C; 191 mg calcium; 7 mg iron; 489 mg sodium; 1,673 mg potassium

  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (716% daily value), Vitamin C (92% dv), Folate (50% dv), Iron (39% dv)

  • Carbohydrate Servings: 5½

  • Exchanges: 4 starch, 1½ lean protein, ½ carbohydrate, ½ medium-fat protein

Eamon Wilson