Synopses & Reviews
- Bonus Front Matter section will focus on the Pink Together program and the Survivor Ambassadors, with select stories, photos, and recipe contributions from each Ambassador, including Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen.
- All-new design and photography throughout the book.
- More than 130 simple and nutritious recipes from breakfast and healthy snacks to dinners and desserts, including Extra-Easy Baked Ziti, Lemony Fish Over Vegetables and Rice, Beef Fajita Bowls, and Cranberry Herbal Tea Granita.
- Recipes are flagged to show which ones help with the most common side effects of cancer treatments: constipation; diarrhea; mouth sores; nausea. Dr. Ghosh also answers specific questions on how to handle these common side effects.
- Quotes, inspirational anecdotes, and practical tips from real-life cancer patients and survivors are peppered throughout the book. This gives a personal touch to treatment, which can often feel impersonal.
- Introduction discusses what cancer is, gives information on how to shop, cook and eat; explores complementary medicines.
- Real patients share their treatment experience through helpful and inspirational quotes – including discussion on how to handle side effects in “Q & A” with Dr. Ghosh. “Eating After Cancer” gives information on healthy eating after cancer, including specific recipes from the book.
- Includes “The Simple Six,” a 7-day menu plan for patients, based on eating small meals and snacks 6 times a day, great for people who are not feeling well.
An inspiring special edition published in partnership with Pink Together
General Mills's Pink Together initiative is a supportive online community that links 500,000 cancer survivors and their supporters, letting them share photos, personal stories, and recipes. Now, in partnership with Pink Together, this new edition of the Living with Cancer Cookbook has been updated and revised to include the inspirational stories of Pink Together community members.
Like the first edition, this special edition includes 130 recipes that are specially designed for those undergoing cancer treatments and the loved ones who care for them.
- Bonus 32-page section on the Pink Together initiative, an online community to support women with breast cancer
- Features all-new photographs and uplifting quotes, anecdotes, and practical tips from cancer survivors
- Recipes flagged to show which ones can help mitigate the common side effects of cancer treatment
- Includes a simple, 7-day menu plan that is perfect for anyone currently undergoing treatment, based on six small meals and snacks spread throughout the day
- Foreword by Nancy G. Brinker, the founder of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the global leader of the breast cancer support movement
Nutrition is a critical factor in the fight against cancer. The Living with Cancer Pink Together Cookbook combines the nutritious recipes and health information that patients need with personal stories of survival that can inspire them to keep fighting and winning.
Please note that the e-book version of this title does not include the Bonus Breast Cancer Awareness section.
"My sister, Suzy, loved a good meal, and so I am delighted to share some of my favorite recipes in this cookbook as a tribute to her."
—Nancy G. Brinker, founder and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Good nutrition is critical when fighting cancer, but treatment often makes eating unpleasant and cooking difficult. Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook can help. With the guidance and help of oncologists, nutritionists and real cancer survivors, it offers a collection of easy and delicious recipes specially designed for people in treatment. Now, in partnership with the General Mills Pink Together initiative—a community of 500,000 breast cancer survivors and supporters—this new edition adds the personal stories of real survivors to a combination of nourishing recipes and vital health information.
AN INSPIRING NEW EDITION IN PARTNERSHIP WITH PINK TOGETHER
Yes, it is possible to enjoy eating while in cancer treatment. With the Betty Crocker Living with Cancer Cookbook, you'll find all the help you need to enjoy every day and every meal to the fullest.
INSIDE YOU'LL FIND:
150+ recipes covering everything from breakfasts and snacks to dinners and desserts—try Extra-Easy Baked Ziti, Fettuccine with Asparagus and Mushrooms and Country Fruit Cobbler
32-page PINK TOGETHER bonus section showcasing the Ambassadors and sharing their stories, their recipes and their inspirational comments for dealing with breast cancer
RECIPES TAGGED to show which help ease the four most common symptoms of cancer treatment, plus special menus designed to help with each symptom
COMPLETE NUTRITION INFORMATION with each recipe, including a highlight of the recipe's most beneficial nutritional values
EASY SEVEN-DAY MENU PLANS based on six small meals a day—just right for patients in treatment
CANCER RESOURCE GUIDE and nutrition and medical glossary
About the Author
, M.D., M.B.A., currently leads the San Diego Center for GYN Oncology in San Diego. He is a former assistant professor of Gynecologic Oncology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at Harvard Medical School. The author of numerous scientific publications regarding women's cancer and nutrition, he has lectured throughout the world and appeared on television and in magazines related to cancer and nutrition. Kris attended Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his fellowship in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Minnesota, where his avid interest in nutrition and cancer care began. Kris also completed his MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Business and has taken cooking classes around the world, appeared on cooking shows and has an active interest in the culinary arts.
Linda Carson, M.D., is the Professor and Chair of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health at the University of Minnesota Medical Center. She is an academic physician who is board-certified in Obstetrics, Gynecology and Gynecologic Oncology. Her interests have taken her around the country and the world to lecture on gynecologic malignancies and nutrition. She has collaborated with nutritionists at the University of Minnesota to create diets for postoperative patients, resulting in reductions in postoperative stays and improved quality of life. Dr. Carson enjoys cooking and counseling her patients about the importance of good nutrition during and after their cancer care.
Elyse Cohen, L.N., is a nutrition and health communications consultant, previously affiliated with the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition at General Mills in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She received a bachelor of science degree in Chemistry, Foods and Nutrition from Douglass College, Rutgers University. She completed a master of science degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and is a licensed nutritionist in the state of Minnesota. For more than twelve years, Elyse volunteered at the American Cancer Society in the field of nutrition and cancer-related education.
Table of Contents
Bring Back the Joy of Eating 6
1 Coping with Side Effects 26
2 Energy-Boosting Breakfasts 50
3 Fatigue-Fighting Snacks 78
4 20-Minute Main Dishes 110
5 Make-Ahead Meals 140
6 Family-Pleasing Main Dishes 170
7 Comforting Side Dishes 202
8 Treat-Yourself Desserts 220
Easy Menus During Treatment 236
Recipes to Use After Treatment 245
Nutrition and Medical Glossary 247
Additional Resources 248
Metric Conversion Guide 249
Recipe Testing and Calculating Nutrition Information 250