Bellies Full of Healing

An interactive, hospital-based nutrition program for children, adolescents or young adults (and their families and caregivers) affected by cancer or chronic illnesses such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Functional Abdominal Pain (FAP) or Diabetes.

Danielle Cook

Mom, chef, author and parent of a cancer survivor, Danielle has been demonstrating, educating and advocating the benefits of seasonal whole foods in battling childhood illness for more than 12 years.

Smart Recipes for Kids with Cancer

Danielle Cook Navidi has assembled a recipe book to address these needs. Drawn from her own experiences during her son’s cancer diagnosis at age 11 and after, as a parent of her young cancer survivor, she shares herculinary wisdom to help families in similar situations.

Recipes

Danielle Cook Navidi shares a few recipes are big with flavor and imagination and easy to understand and implement. Her goal is to take the fear out of cooking, and make it fun for everyone!

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  • Testimonials

    Great job! The recipes are always delightful and refreshing, especially when you have a child that undergoes as many different chemotherapy treatments as mine has.

    - Mother of six year old Leukemia survivor

  • Amazon Reviews

    Thank you, thank you, thank you for this book. It has helped me feel like I am not just sitting around waiting to see what happens. I am actively helping my son fight this nasty disease from coming back…

    - Mother of eight year old brain tumor survivor

  • Physicians Approve

    Healthy nutrition makes treatment more tolerable and decreases susceptibility to infection. It correlates positively with shorter hospitalizations, fewer complications, and lower cost of care…

    Aziza T. Shad, MD, Director, Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, DC

Recipes

Comforting Rice Pudding

There’s a lot of comfort in traditional rice pudding, a dish that can also help settle the stomach and satisfy a sweet need. Try substituting one cup of coconut milk for one cup of regular milk for an exotic flavor. How to Prepare: In a bowl, place the raisins and cover with the water. Let […]

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Yummiest Turkey Burgers

Create a nice zing for these burgers by mixing together Dijon mustard, a tad of honey, lemon juice and lemon zest. The combination can really wake up impaired taste buds! How to Prepare: Put the turkey, garlic, grated onion, mustard and Tamari sauce in a large mixing bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon. […]

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Classic Fresh Basil Pesto

What’s not to love about the summery taste of fresh basil? Some like this a little heavier on the garlic, so if you’re one of those, don’t hold back on this excellent ingredient that can help reduce inflammation and boost immunity. How to Prepare: Put the basil and garlic in the bowl of a food […]

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Simply Delicious Mango Lassi

Traditionally made with yogurt and milk, non-dairy milks and yogurt can certainly be substituted for those with lactose issues. Try using soy or coconut milk and yogurt. How to Prepare: Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes 1 (17-ounce) smoothie. Keeps up to 24 hours in the refrigerator, re-blend before serving.

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Strawberry-Banana Smoothie

A favorite for all, this creamy but fruity smoothie is light and full of flavor. Using organic, non-GMO silken tofu adds a punch of protein, and the absence of dairy can make it easier to digest. How to Prepare: Process all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Makes 1 (13-ounce) smoothie.

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Summer Watermelon Gazpacho

Deliciously refreshing and a nice twist on a summer classic! These ingredients are hydrating, soothing and have just the right amount of sweetness that this cold soup will appeal to young and not so young! How to Prepare: Working in batches, process the watermelon, the cucumbers and red bell peppers separately in a food processor, […]

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