The COVID-19 pandemic has made eating in an everyday occurrence across the country, but for cancer patients who often have unique nutritional needs, at-home meal preparations can be particularly challenging. Fortunately, culinary experts at the OSUCCC &ndash; James are here to help with tips and easy-to-prepare recipes that can help cancer patients and caregivers get the most out of their homemade meals and snacks. &ldquo;In The James Instructional Kitchen, we work with patients, outpatients and caregivers on personalized nutrition education plans,&rdquo; says chef Stephanie Urrutia, RD, LD, a senior culinary educator at the OSUCCC &ndash; James. &ldquo;We focus on high-protein, high-calorie and easy-to-eat recipes, and provide information tailored to the patients&rsquo; diagnoses. Today&rsquo;s Recipe: Lasagna Roll-Ups The Lasagna Roll-Up takes a traditional comfort food and adds a punch of plant-based nutrition. Substituting the traditional ricotta cheese for tofu increases the protein content by five grams of protein per ounce while still offering the same creamy mouthfeel that the ricotta would provide. The spinach provides vitamins A, C and K, as well as iron, calcium, carotenoids and fiber. Spinach is often referred to as a nutritional powerhouse with many benefits that are correlated with a lowered risk of developing cancer. The marinara sauce used provides another serving of vegetables with flavorful tomatoes, increasing the nutrient density of the Lasagna Roll-Ups. Tomatoes provide vitamins C and K, potassium, folate and lycopene, which is often noted with tomato nutrition. Lycopene is an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their bright red color with health benefits, including lowering the risks of cancer and heart disease. A serving is considered to be two Lasagna Roll-Ups, which can be prepared ahead of time and cooked as desired. If planning in advance, it is best to store pre-made Roll-Ups in an airtight container for up to three days in a consistently cold refrigerator. As always, it is important to remember that safe preparation and handling of foods is the most important factor for food preparation to make sure that you have lowered the risk for introducing foodborne illnesses, bacteria and viruses into your body. Ingredients 8 lasagna noodles&nbsp; 1 tbsp olive oil&nbsp; 2 cups spinach&nbsp;&nbsp; 1 pack tofu&nbsp; 2 cloves garlic&nbsp; Salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp olive oil &frac34; cup marinara sauce&nbsp; 1 cup shredded mozzarella&nbsp; Directions Boil 6 quarts water, cooking noodles al dente according to package While noodles boil, saut&eacute; spinach, garlic and tofu in skillet for 5 minutes until mixture reaches 165⁰F Season with salt and pepper &mdash; adjust to taste, remove from stove and mix in &frac12; cup mozzarella&nbsp; Lay noodles flat on baking sheet, layer with 4 tablespoons mixture&nbsp; Once layered, roll up lengthwise into spirals On bottom of skillet or baking dish, drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil, lay rollups with seam side down in skillet Top each roll with marinara sauce and shredded mozzarella Cover skillet and let steam for 1-2 minutes until mozzarella melts into sauce&nbsp; Get more great Ohio State recipes created for cancer patients and their families.