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If you need ideas for what to cook at home for your loved one who is going through cancer treatment or recovering after treatment, this is a great place to start. These recipe resources and ecookbooks can give you a solid foundation for cooking for your family. They can also be a great place to direct family and friends who want to help out you and your loved one as part of your support network.


Food Safety:

Food Safety for People with Cancer: A Need-to-Know Guide for Those Who have been Diagnosed with Cancer
Published by the US Department of Agriculture and the Food and Drug Administration and gives practical guidance on reducing the risk of foodborne illness when preparing food at home.


E-book Cookbooks:

Down Home Healthy Cooking
National Cancer Institute

The Cancer Survivor’s Guide: Foods that Help You Fight Back
Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine
This is a whole foods, plant based cookbook put out by the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Heal Well (Healthy Eating and Active Living): A Cancer Nutrition Guide
American Institute for Cancer Research
This is a nutrition guide put together by the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR,) LIVESTRONG Foundation and Savor Health, as a resource on diet, nutrition and physical activity for patients and families both during and after cancer treatment.


Searchable Recipe Resources:

Healthy Recipes Index
American Cancer Society
Search for healthy recipes that are broken down by categories: Appetizers, Main Dishes, and Sweet Treats.

Pink Ribbon Cooking
Pink Ribbon Cooking
Website for finding and sharing recipes geared towards breast cancer patients and their families.





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