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Recommended cookbooks for cancer patients

Get inspired! 4 recommended cookbooks


Katie Krawczyk, registered dietitian nutritionist at the Upstate Cancer Center, recommends that people with cancer can improve their nutrition – perhaps through cooking – to help ease their cancer journey and improve their overall quality of life. These books are four of her favorites:

“The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen,” Second Edition, by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson (2010) Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony

"One Bite at a Time: Nourishing Recipes for People With Cancer, Survivors, and Their Caregivers" by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Celestial Arts (2008)

“American Cancer Society’s What to Eat During Cancer Treatment” by registered dietitians Jeanne Besser, Kristina Ratley, Sheri Knecht and Michele Szafranski (2009)

“The Cancer Lifeline Cookbook: Good Nutrition, Recipes and Resources to Optimize the Lives of People Living With Cancer” by registered dietitian Kimberly Mathai with Ginny Smith, Sasquatch Books (2004)

Krawczyk talks about preparing two easy, nutritious recipes that she recommends to people with cancer in two “The Informed Patient” podcasts:  Click here for her macaroni and cheese interview and here for her crustless mini-quiches interview; each podcast links to a complete written version of its recipe. 

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This article appears in the spring 2022 issue of Cancer Care magazine.

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