People battling cancer can sometimes feel uninspired by food for a number of reasons. We consulted with our Friday Fix contact, Maria Petzel, to get her recommendations on cookbooks that can stimulate interest in not only a fun activity like cooking, but trying new recipes and foods, as well. Petzel is the senior clinical dietitian with MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the Scientific and Medical Advisory Board at the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Here are her picks:
- What to Eat During Cancer Treatment: 100 Great-Tasting, Family-Friendly Recipes to Help You Cope (2009) by Jeanne Besser
- The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide and Cookbook (2012) by Jean LaMantia
- The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen: Nourishing, Big-Flavor Recipes for Cancer Treatment and Recovery (2009) by Rebecca Katz
- The New American Plate Cookbook: Recipes for a Healthy Weight and a Healthy Life (2005) by The American Institute for Cancer Research