New American Cancer Society Cookbook Offers Delicious and Healthy Recipes

Heal, Fall 2016, Volume 4, Issue 4

The American Cancer Society published a cookbook of delicious and healthy recipes for patients and survivors.

WITH 120 ALL-NEW RECIPES including Mini Twice-Baked Potatoes, Chicken Paillard with Arugula and Fennel, and Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad, The New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, can help home cooks and their families eat better without sacrificing flavor or taste.

The recipes were reviewed by the American Cancer Society’s medical and nutrition experts and emphasize fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and lean protein. The New Healthy Eating Cookbook also includes tips on portion control, meal planning, healthy snacking and reading nutrition labels.

“Good health starts with good nutrition, and this cookbook is a perfect resource,” said Colleen Doyle, managing director of nutrition and physical activity. “It’s filled with recipes to please any palate and will remind readers that food can be healthy and also taste great and look beautiful.”

Author Jeanne Besser says the cookbook is appropriate for cooks of all levels of expertise who want to try new recipes and make healthy choices about the food they eat and serve. “Healthy eating doesn’t mean sacrificing flavor,” says Besser. “Anyone can use this book to create delicious meals that also happen to be good for you.”

Corn, Avocado, and Tomato Salad

Ingredients

2 cups corn

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved

½ small red onion, chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 avocado, cut into 1⁄2-inch pieces

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

Per Serving:

Calories............................................ 180

Calories from fat.............................. 90

Fat.................................................... 10 g

Saturated fat................................... 1.5 g

Trans fatty acids, total..................... 0 g

Polyunsaturated fat......................... 1.5 g

Monounsaturated fat...................... 7 g

Cholesterol....................................... 0 mg

Sodium............................................. 10 mg

Carbohydrate................................... 23 g

Dietary fiber..................................... 5 g

Sugars.............................................. 6 g

Protein.............................................. 4 g

The American Cancer Society New Healthy Eating Cookbook, Fourth Edition, is available in both print and eBook formats from the American Cancer Society bookstore.

Reprinted with permission from the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org).