Finding Healthy and Delicious Recipes
This is post four of four with guest expert and registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist Julie Lanford from CancerDietian here sharing her expertise on how to eat healthy and stay nourished during cancer treatment.
Where do I find healthy recipes?
I might be biased, but I think my recipes are great! Find them at https://www.cancerdietitian.com/category/recipes. I only share recipes that are nutritious, delicious (at least to me!) and not too complicated. I’m not a fancy chef, just a regular home cook! Anyone is welcome to join my virtual cooking classes, offered through Cancer Services. Be sure you are signed up for my e-newsletter to be notified on how to register.
A great place to find budget friendly healthy recipes is the Cooking Matters website. At Cancer Services, we offer Cooking Matters programs virtually, and in-person, in partnership with our local Second Harvest Food Bank.
For people in treatment, as well as survivors, I like the Eating Well Through Cancer cookbook, by Holly Clegg. Holly wrote several different cookbooks that are all practical and healthy.
For the foodie survivors out there, Rebecca Katz has a great book called The Cancer Fighting Kitchen. It’s a little fancy for my tastes, but the recipes look amazing!
Other cancer treatment and survivorship cookbooks include the American Cancer Society What to Eat During Cancer Treatment, Betty Crocker’s Living With Cancer Cookbook and the American Institute for Cancer Research’s New American Plate Cookbook.
One of my other “go to” cookbooks is Lickety Split Meals by Dietitian Zonya Foco. She also co-wrote a cookbook and 28 day meal plan called Eat Real America. You can buy it in cookbook version, or use their web version (https://eatrealamerica.com/).
Sometimes you just need ideas on what to make based on the ingredients you already have. These are some of my favorite websites for inspiration:
Get cookin’ and let us know how it goes!