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The Meals to Heal Cookbook: 150 Easy, Nutritionally Balanced Recipes to Nourish You during Your Fight with Cancer

Book Description

Malnutrition is the #2 secondary diagnosis in cancer patients, and up to 80 percent of all cancer patients experience nutritional issues during treatment. The Meals to Heal Cookbook shares healthy, easy to prepare recipes that not only taste delicious but also mitigate the many side effects of cancer treatment. Recipes are organized by meal as well as by side effect, allowing you to easily find meals suited to your particular health needs. With authoritative sections on a wide variety of common health and nutrition topics, such as healthy non-meat alternatives, and controversial topics, such as juicing and soy, The Meals to Heal Cookbook is a go-to resource addressing all of the major food, cooking, and nutrition questions asked by patients and caregivers in a straightforward, accessible, and supportive manner.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents
  6. Introduction
  7. Part 1: Getting Started: Food Can Change Your Cancer Journey
    1. Why These Recipes Are Beneficial for Cancer Patients
    2. How to Use This Book
    3. Tips for Managing Side Effects
    4. Food Safety “Best Practices”
    5. Noteworthy Ingredients
    6. Essential Kitchen Equipment and Cookware
  8. Part 2: Let’s Cook!: Recipes
    1. Sweet Mornings
      1. Apple Crumble Baked Oatmeal
      2. Sweet Baked Banana Oatmeal
      3. AB & B Oats
      4. Simple Amaranth Porridge
      5. Raw Blended Buckwheat and Chia Porridge with Raspberries, Apples, and Kiwi
      6. Berry Banana Nut Butter Bowl
      7. Maple Berry Breakfast Parfait
      8. Peach Cardamom Honeyed Yogurt
      9. Pineapple and Papaya “Brûlée”
      10. Quinoa Coconut Pancakes
      11. Apple Butternut Squash Yogurt Pancakes
      12. Eggless Banana Battered French Toast
      13. Cinnamon Whole Wheat Waffles
      14. Multi-Bran Sour Cream Muffins
    2. Savory Breakfast & Brunch
      1. Classic Avocado Toast
      2. Bull’s-Eye Skillet Avocado Eggs
      3. Easy-Bake Grab-and-Go Veggie Egg Muffins
      4. Red and Green Eggs Florentine
      5. Roasted Breakfast Potatoes with Tofu Egg Scramble
      6. Speedy Spinach Breakfast Tacos
      7. Eggy Quinoa Patties
      8. Sweet or Savory Matzoh Brei
      9. Cracked Eggs in Zucchini-Corn-Lime Sauté
      10. Cauliflower Crust Quiche
      11. Sweet Potato, Tomato, and Spinach Hash
      12. Tofu Scramble with Pesto and Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
      13. Seitan, Apple, and Broccoli Breakfast Hash
      14. Vegan Mushroom Breakfast Burritos
      15. Chicken, Apple, and Maple Breakfast Patties
    3. Grain Bowls, Salads & Sandwiches
      1. Quinoa Bowl with Sliced Avocado and Yogurt Dressing
      2. Very Veggie Farro Salad
      3. Warm Lima Bean and Asparagus Salad with Arugula Parsley Pesto
      4. Thai-Style Vegetable Strand Salad
      5. Carrot, Date, and Chickpea Salad
      6. Drunken Feta Caprese Salad
      7. Summery Black Bean, Jicama, and Corn Salad
      8. Red Cabbage Slaw with Pecans and Double Citrus Dressing
      9. Creamy Avocado Egg Salad
      10. Chicken Salad with Celery and Grapes
      11. Double Cheese and Corn Quesadillas
      12. Loaded Mozzarella Grilled Cheese
      13. Vegetable Pita Pizzas
      14. Lemony Chickpeas with Parsley
      15. Chickpea Salad Wraps with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
      16. Hummus and Cucumber Tartine
      17. Vegetable Wraps with Edamame Spread
      18. Spiced Lentil Burritos
      19. Roasted Vegetable Tostadas
      20. Tacos with Peppery Tomato Simmered Lentils
      21. Shrimp Salad Sandwiches
      22. Crunchy Tuna Salad Melt
      23. Roasted Eggplant Pesto Sandwich
    4. Warm Grains, Noodles & Casseroles
      1. Cheesy Quinoa Poppers with Marinara Dipping Sauce
      2. Green-Flecked Quinoa Oat Cakes
      3. Warm Quinoa Bowl with Vegetables and Feta
      4. Veggie Paella
      5. Harvest Studded Squash
      6. Paprika Chickpeas over Polenta
      7. Udon Noodles with Sesame Soy Snap Peas
      8. Your Way Zucchini Noodles
      9. Sweet Potato and Broccoli Mac and Cheese
      10. Creamy Grits with Roasted Tomatoes and Sautéed Spinach
      11. Fettuccine with Green Alfredo
      12. Seitan Marinara Pasta Casserole
      13. Linguine Presto with Tomatoes, Basil, and Garlic
      14. Whole Wheat Couscous Primavera
      15. Broccoli Kale Lasagne
      16. Spinach and Scallion Enchiladas
      17. Walnut-Crusted Spinach and Feta Pie
      18. Tasty Tofu, Quinoa, and Asparagus Casserole
    5. Entrées & Mains
      1. Cheesy Lentil “Meatballs”
      2. Eggplant and Kidney Bean “Meatballs”
      3. Vegetarian Sausage
      4. Black Bean Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Cilantro
      5. Grilled Beet and Goat Cheese Burgers
      6. Balsamic Portobello Cap Burgers
      7. Southwestern Veggie Burgers with Avocado Cilantro Mayo
      8. Chickpea Flour Pizza Margherita
      9. Seitan Teriyaki Lettuce Wraps
      10. Tempeh Kebabs with Homemade Barbecue Sauce
      11. Baked Tofu and Broccoli over Wild Rice
      12. Panfried Tofu and Vegetables over Brown Rice
      13. Parchment Paper Steamed Fish and Vegetables
      14. Greek Grilled Salmon with Tzatziki Sauce
      15. Maitake Mushroom and Tomato Poached Salmon
      16. Moist and Tender Whole Sea Bass on the Grill
      17. Chicken Ropa Vieja
      18. Cilantro Chicken Fajitas
      19. Turkey and Oat Meat Loaf
    6. Soups & Stews
      1. Cool Cucumber Avocado Soup
      2. Fruit Lovers’ Gazpacho
      3. Great Greens Spinach and Kale Soup
      4. Tuscan White Bean Vegetable Stew
      5. Hearty Tomato Lentil Soup
      6. Orzo Kale Soup
      7. Carrot Ginger Soup with Cashew Cream
      8. Simple Mushroom Soup
      9. Asparagus Potato Curry
      10. Spiced and Simmered Green Lentils
      11. Sweet Potatoes with Red Lentils and Coconut
      12. Veggie Loaded 3-Bean Chili
      13. Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili
      14. Vegetable Chicken Soup
    7. Snacks & Smoothies
      1. Baked Parmesan Swiss Chard Chips
      2. Cinnamon Pear Chips
      3. Cranberry Date Chocolate Granola Bites
      4. Roasted Applesauce
      5. Whole Wheat Chocolate Raisin Zucchini Bread
      6. Peaches and Cream Oat Smoothie
      7. Avocado Mango Smoothie
      8. Blueberry Green Nut Butter Smoothie
      9. Sweet Banana Date Oat Shake
      10. Blueberry Ginger Coconut Smoothie
      11. Raspberry Kiwi Julep Smoothie
      12. Vanilla Almond Chia Seed Shake
    8. Hearty Sides
      1. Carrot Puree with Cilantro Oil
      2. Okra and Corn Succotash
      3. Zucchini Leek Latkes
      4. Asian Stir-Fry with Bok Choy and Mushrooms
      5. Glazed Brussels Sprouts Sauté
      6. Cauliflower and Edamame “Rice”
      7. Hint of Cardamom Spinach Gratin
      8. Baked Eggplant Fries with Marinara Dipping Sauce
      9. Sautéed Asparagus and Peas
      10. Versatile Ratatouille
      11. Roasted Roots with Nutmeg Gremolata
      12. Sautéed Vegetable Medley
      13. Rosemary Vegetables en Papillote
      14. Sweet Potato Home Fries
    9. Sweet Treats
      1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Whip
      2. Fudgy Date and Almond Truffles
      3. Cinnamon Honey Baked Bananas
      4. Frozen Banana Strawberry Bowls
      5. Molten Dark Chocolate Cake
      6. Mini Ricotta Coconut Fruit Pies with Hazelnut Crust
      7. Secret Ingredient Chocolate Banana Pudding
      8. Dark Chocolate–Coated PB & B Truffles
      9. Chocolate Avocado Fudgsicles
      10. Chocolate Raspberry Pudding
      11. Creamy Coconut Popsicles
      12. Dark Chocolate Raisin Oat Flour Cookies
      13. Whipped Sweet Potato Pie
      14. Ginger Granita
      15. Juicy Grilled Summer Peaches
    10. Staple Sauces & Condiments
      1. Tomato Habanero Salsa
      2. Pineapple Mango Salsa
      3. Yogurt Hollandaise Sauce
      4. Cucumber Tzatziki
      5. Aromatic Vegetable Stock
      6. Mirepoix Marinara Sauce
      7. Kale Pesto
      8. Basic Pesto
      9. Dijon Balsamic Dressing
      10. Mediterranean Artichoke Olive Sauce
      11. Cashew Cream
      12. Supersmooth Ginger Hummus
      13. Coconut Curry Sauce
      14. Tofu Ricotta
    11. Common Nutrition Topics
      1. Deciphering Animal Protein Labeling
      2. Organic vs. Nonorganic Produce
      3. Juicing vs. Blending
      4. Soy
      5. Nutrition for Survivorship
    12. Safe Food Handling
      1. Purchasing Food
      2. Storage of Food
      3. Cleaning Produce
      4. Preparation
      5. Thawing
      6. Cooking
      7. Serving
      8. Leftovers
      9. Refreezing
    13. Helpful References
      1. Equivalents and Metric Conversions
        1. Food to Measurement Conversion Guide
        2. Recipe Substitution Guide
        3. Food Purchasing Amount Translation Guide
      2. Other References
  9. Recipe Index—Recipes, by Side Effect and Symptom
  10. Top Recipes by Symptom
  11. Acknowledgments
  12. Index