Cancer Nutrition

Cancer Nutrition Resources to Download

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Cancer Nutrition Resources to Download

In partnership with Gilda’s Toronto, Chef Amy Symington created these resources for the many individuals and families impacted by cancer each year and those who work to support those living with cancer. Good nutrition is an essential foundation for health, particularly when facing the healthcare challenges that a cancer diagnosis can have. Gilda’s Toronto aims to make evidence-based nutrition information and practical and satisfying recipes accessible to those in need.

The inspiration for these resources was born of the passion of Gilda’s Toronto’s own Chef Amy Symington and the Supper Club Program she ran for Gilda’s Toronto members. Obtaining a grant from the Social Sciences and Health Research Council (Canada) through George Brown College enabled all these resources to come to fruition. Both the Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition and the Companion Cookbook is free to download from the links below.

The Long Table Cookbook is also available at the bottom of this page. Proceeds go to Gilda’s Toronto when acquired from our website.

The information provided here is intended for general educational and informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Nutrition advice offered in this context is not tailored to individual health conditions, medications, allergies, or specific dietary needs. Every individual’s medical history is unique, and dietary recommendations can vary greatly based on these factors. Before making any significant changes to your diet or nutrition plan, and if you have questions or concerns about your health or nutrition, please consult your healthcare provider to receive advice specifically suited to your circumstances.

Healthy Plant Based Recipes

Below are recipes from – The Long Table Cookbook. Chef Amy Symington walks us through making some plant-based recipes in this series of videos.

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1/11 videos
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Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits
Sweet Potato Pie Parfaits
01:50
2
Watermelon Mint Feta & Arugula Salad
Watermelon Mint Feta & Arugula Salad
01:07
3
Dairy-Free Queso
Dairy-Free Queso
01:16
4
The Ultimate Chocolate Protein Powder
The Ultimate Chocolate Protein Powder
00:45
5
Vietnamese Noodle Wrap (PHOritto)
Vietnamese Noodle Wrap (PHOritto)
01:54
6
Mushroom Walnut Lentil Balls
Mushroom Walnut Lentil Balls
02:05
7
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Shake
Matcha Mint Chocolate Chip Shake
00:33
8
Turmeric Ginger Latte
Turmeric Ginger Latte
00:47
9
Creamy Corn Chowder with Tempeh Chorizo
Creamy Corn Chowder with Tempeh Chorizo
01:14
10
Roasted Apples & Brussel Sprouts with Shitake Bacon
Roasted Apples & Brussel Sprouts with Shitake Bacon
01:25
11
Healthy Protein Packed Chickpea Blondies
Healthy Protein Packed Chickpea Blondies
00:56

Watch the entire playlist of plant-based recipe videos on our YouTube Channel.

Cancer Nutrition Showcase

Each month Chef Amy Symington shares delicious recipes of healthy, plant-based, and mindful nutrition for cancer. You can watch the entire collection below or on our YouTube Channel.

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Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
01:44
3
Foods To Support Your Immune System
Foods To Support Your Immune System
57:33
4
Gut Health : A Critical Link To Overall Health
Gut Health : A Critical Link To Overall Health
01:52
5
New Anti-Cancer Nutrition Recipes & Resource | Nutrition Showcase
New Anti-Cancer Nutrition Recipes & Resource | Nutrition Showcase
59:08
6
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter
Feel Good Foods & Making Every Mouthful Matter
56:13
7
Immune Support | Nutrition Showcase
Immune Support | Nutrition Showcase
59:36
8
Quick, tasty, and nutrient-dense recipe ideas for cancer treatment side effects
Quick, tasty, and nutrient-dense recipe ideas for cancer treatment side effects
51:26
9
Appetite loss, nausea management, and healthy weight maintenance | Nutrition Showcase
Appetite loss, nausea management, and healthy weight maintenance | Nutrition Showcase
54:37
10
How to plan for a more whole foods plant-forward diet
How to plan for a more whole foods plant-forward diet
01:09
11
Foods to Consume to Support Brain Health and Function
Foods to Consume to Support Brain Health and Function
56:24
12
Fighting Fatigue with Food and Lifestyle
Fighting Fatigue with Food and Lifestyle
01:08:50
13
Quick, Tasty and Nutrient-Dense Snack Ideas for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
Quick, Tasty and Nutrient-Dense Snack Ideas for Cancer Treatment Side Effects
58:14
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Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
Physical Activity and Protein Recommendations for Cancer Nutrition
39:46
15
Common Cancer Food Phobias Demystified
Common Cancer Food Phobias Demystified
01:01:11
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Foods To Consume To Support Brain Health & Function
Foods To Consume To Support Brain Health & Function
49:46
17
How to Support Good Gut Health & Help Alleviate GI Troubles
How to Support Good Gut Health & Help Alleviate GI Troubles
58:49
18
Managing your Appetite, Nausea and Weight
Managing your Appetite, Nausea and Weight
45:27
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Eating for cancer prevention and management - food should not be feared!
Eating for cancer prevention and management - food should not be feared!
39:27
20
Make Ahead Anti-Cancer Comfort Foods for Cooler Weather
Make Ahead Anti-Cancer Comfort Foods for Cooler Weather
45:35
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Eating for everyday energy: Fighting fatigue with food and lifestyle
Eating for everyday energy: Fighting fatigue with food and lifestyle
34:26
22
Mental Health, Nutrition & Communal Eating
Mental Health, Nutrition & Communal Eating
47:29
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A Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition: Practically applying cancer nutrition knowledge
A Community Guide to Cancer Nutrition: Practically applying cancer nutrition knowledge
39:03
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GCGT Nutrition Showcase: Foods to Support Immune Function
GCGT Nutrition Showcase: Foods to Support Immune Function
42:30

Watch the entire Nutrition Showcase Playlist on our YouTube Channel.

The Long Table Cookbook

Plant-based Recipes for Optimal Health

Receive The Long Table Cookbook instead of a tax receipt when you donate $40.
CLICK HERE to donate.

Proceeds go to Gilda’s Toronto when acquired from our website.

Long Table Cookbook

The Long Table Cookbook

CLICK HERE to order this book on Amazon.ca

All author royalties from The Long Table Cookbook will be donated to fund the important social, emotional and nutritional programming at Gilda’s Toronto!

A nutritious diet is key to both the prevention and management of chronic illness, but to make us feel wonderful, it must also taste wonderful—and a meal shared with family and friends is even better. Grounded in this perspective, The Long Table Cookbook makes the transition to a health-optimizing plant-based diet simple and satisfying, featuring over seventy-five recipes along with the latest evidence-based nutritional advice, meal planning suggestions and tips for hosting community gatherings.

Chef Amy Symington and The Long Table Cookbook team have put a gourmet spin on healthy ingredients with recipes that are made for sharing. Readers won’t be able to resist flavourful dishes like Watermelon, Mint, Tofu Feta & Arugula Salad, Caramelized Fennel, Sweet Potato & Pine Nut Cheese Pizza and Strawberry & Hazelnut Streusel Cake with Maple Vanilla Glaze. And while the recipes are satisfying and simple to prepare, they are also crafted to offer a balanced, nutrient-rich menu of whole foods.