One Bite at a Time (Revised)

One Bite at a Time Cookbook for Cancer Patients
This page was originally published June 11, 2019 and updated May 8, 2024.

Nutrition & Cancer

Nutrition plays a vital role for all of us and that is especially true when we are going through cancer treatment.  In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute, “good nutrition before, during, and after cancer treatment can help the patient feel better and stay stronger.” As many of us know, cancer treatment can sometimes make the desire for good nutrition a challenge. We’ve found that access to healthy meals that offer great taste and good variety can help.

One bite at a time cookbook for cancer patients

Book Summary

In One Bite at a Time, Revised: Nourishing Recipes for Cancer Survivors and Their Friends, author Rebecca Katz shares 85 recipes designed for cancer patients who find eating difficult and have lost the ability to taste due to harsh cancer treatments. Nutritious and packed with flavor, these recipes are designed to be easy on the stomach and enjoyable for every audience. We have enjoyed the recipes in this book so we thought we’d share it with our readers. We hope you find a few new favorites in the bunch!

The introductory chapters are essential reading and they help the patient and the food preparers understand the issues that are important for the patient – from nutritional intake, to issues of flavor, consistency, dealing with lack of appetite, nausea, mouth sores and other things.  The author is a chef who has a master’s in Nutrition and who works with some of the country’s top oncologists as well as with cancer patients to design customized nutritional eating plans for them.  So she comes at this issue from different angles, and one of the most wonderful things about that is that the recipes are easy — healthy —- and delicious for everyone!


“Rebecca Katz is a culinary genius who is also profoundly devoted to providing great, healthy food for people with cancer. Her meals receive the highest praise.”—Michael Lerner, cofounder of the Commonweal Cancer Help Program and author of Choices in Healing

“This book is an instant turn-on to good, nourishing food.”— Share Guide

For more cookbooks and recipe ideas, check out this post: Four Bestselling, Science-Based Cookbooks for Cancer Patients.

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  1. Rebecca’s book is amazing. Not only are there healthy recipes in there geared at boosting immune health, but they taste good!

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