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Recipes for CLL Patients: Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices
Posted: Feb 18, 2023
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CLL patients can receive the following health benefits in a tasty way from the below recipe that includes:

  • Tuna:
    • Good source of vitamin B12 which helps form red blood cells to counteract anemia some CLL patients may struggle with
    • Tuna’s omega-3 fatty acids may slow the growth of cancer cells and decrease inflammation in the body
  • Cranberries 
    • High in plant compound ursolic acid which has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and potential anti-cancer effects
  • Apples
    • High in vitamin C and antioxidants to support the immune system

Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

Total time: 10 minutes


  • 1 tbsp. mayonnaise (Greek yogurt would also work)
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 (5 oz.) can tuna packed in water, well-drained
  • 2 tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1 medium gala apple


  1. In a small bowl, add the mayo, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Stir until smooth.
  2. Add the drained tuna and cranberries to the bowl. Mix to combine.
  3. Slice around the apple core to make about 6 sturdy apple slices.
  4. Spoon the tuna salad onto the apple slices.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Serving: 1 whole recipe | Calories: 361kcal | Carbohydrates: 37.6g | Protein: 26.5g | Fat: 12.1g

Source: The Wholesome Dish

The author Megan Heaps

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Megan Heaps

Megan joined HealthTree as a Community Coordinator for CLL in 2022. She is the daughter of a blood cancer patient and has found a passion for helping support patients and caregivers to advance research for their cure and improve their quality of life. In her spare time, she loves to be around family, sew, and cook. 

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