IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards 2016 Finalist: Eating Well Through Cancer

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IBPA’s 29th Annual Benjamin Franklin Awards Finalist: Eating Well Through Cancer 

When I received an email from the prestigous IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, my heart dropped.  I entered the newly, updated cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer in two categories for this award.  This is the 20th Annual IBPA Awards for Excellence in Book Publishing for the calendar year 2016. I entered my best cancer cookbook in two different categories.  They are Cookbook Category and the Health and Fitness Category.  There were close to 1400 entrees and each category had three or four finalists.  There are 55 categories for a total of 169 finalists.  Eating Well Through Cancer was selected as a finalist in BOTH categories! WOW! What an honor for Gerald Miletello, MD and myself! Most importantly, this cancer cookbook helps so many people. Hopefully, now more people will know about it. Find the book in your local bookstores or online.

Health And Fitness Category: Eating Well Through Cancer Finalist

How exciting to be a finalist in the Health and Fitness Category for the Benjamin Franklin Awards!  You know why?  Look at the other two finalists!  Both other book finalists are with the American Cancer Society and one of them written by Good Morning America’s Dr. Besser’s wife, Jeanne Besser.  Eating Well Through Cancer has been one of the best-selling cancer cookbooks for 15 year.  This updated edition is a wonderful cookbook for cancer patients.  This best cancer cookbook focuses on easy, practical recipes for cancer patients and information to ease symptoms during cancer treatment. It also includes practical recipes for cancer prevention.  A completely new cookbook with color photographs and easier to read format. The Cookbooks Category includes two other wonderful entries besides Eating Well Through Cancer.  We feel fortunate to be included in this grouping. Here’s more information about the best cancer cookbook.

Three Finalists in Health and Fitness Category!

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About the Benjamin Franklin Awards

According to the website, “For nearly 30 years, IBPA’s Benjamin Franklin Awards™ have been regarded as one of the highest national honors for small and independent publishers. Finalists this year include a wide variety of books from publishers large and small, hybrid presses, traditional houses, and self-published authors.  They also include major national groups like the American Cancer Society and even The White House Historical Association. I am thrilled because the two other entries in the Health and Fitness Category are both from the American Cancer Society.  What an honor to compete next to the American Cancer Society cookbooks. Cancer touches so many lives.

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What It Means To Be A Finalist in the Benjamin Franklin Awards

“Becoming a Benjamin Franklin Award finalist showcases a publisher’s commitment to professional standards and high-quality book content and production,” said Angela Bole, IBPA’s Chief Executive Officer. “Winning can expand a book’s marketability and solidify a publisher’s credibility which are two very powerful things in today’s crowded book market.” I know being a finalist in this award helps increase awareness of the cancer cookbook. This cancer cookbook helps so many people during a challenging time. The chapters include the different side effects when going through cancer treatment with healthy easy recipes.

The Judging of the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards

Over 150 librarians, booksellers, and design and editorial experts and most of whom have decades of book industry experience judge the books submitted to the Benjamin Franklin Awards™. The judging process takes close to six months. It starts in September and continues into March. At the end of the process, every entrant receives written critiques from the three individual judges who reviewed their book. The critiques include constructive feedback helping each publisher understand their book’s perception by industry professionals, upholding part of IBPA’s mission serving the independent publishing community through education. I look forward to reading the judge’s critique.

Eating Well Through Cancer Cookbook: Recipes for Cancer Patients

A cancer patient needs noursishment when going through treatment.  Eating Well Through Cancer includes everyday recipes helping people going through treament.  Best of all, the cookbook functions as a practical cookbook for cancer prenvention and survivors after treatment.  Here’s a sampling of cancer recipes.  We feel honored for the cancer cookbook to be included in this prestigious award.  Being a finalist makes us proud!  We look forward hearing who are the winners.

5-Ingredient Simple Baked Chicken from Eating Well Through Cancer Cookbook.

This recipe is from the cancer cookbook.  Simple Baked Chicken makes a delicious family chicken dinner that my kids request often. All recipes in the book are easy, affordable and feed the entire family. This cancer cookbook will become a healthy cooking resource and helpful to cancer patients, caregivers and cancer survivors. The book also highlights diabetic recipes.  This chicken recipe is one of the easy diabetic recipes in the book.

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Simple Baked Chicken from best cancer cookbook, Eating Well Through Cancer

Tender chicken with gravy makes a very comforting flavorsome meal.  This delicious chicken dish tastes like chicken soup. Serve with rice to soak up all the gravy. The entire family enjoys this easy chicken recipe and not only cancer patients. Check out more of my easy recipes for cancer patients. 

Makes 6 servings

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1 1/2 pounds chicken breast tenders
1/4 cup biscuit baking mix
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 (16-ounce) can low-sodium, fat-free chicken broth

1. Preheat oven 375°F. Coat 3-quart oblong baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Coat chicken in baking mix and place in prepared dish and bake 40 minutes.
3. In small nonstick pot, combine oil and garlic and add flour. Whisk in chicken broth and bring to boil, and cook until slightly thickened. Pour over chicken, cover with foil. Continue baking another 20-30 minutes or until chicken is done.

Nutritional information per serving:  Calories 173 kcal, Calories from Fat 30%, Fat 6 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 73 mg, Sodium 197 mg, Carbohydrates 3 g, Dietary Fiber 0 g, Total Sugars 0 g, Protein 25 g, Dietary Exchanges: 3 lean meat

Terrific Tip: Add more seasoning as needed and especially, if your taste bud changes.  The taste buds are in flux.

Nutrition Nugget: When not feeling well, simple protein-rich foods help keep up your nutrition. This easy chicken recipe tastes good to people even when you’re not in the mood for anything else.

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With over 1 MILLION COOKBOOKS sold, Holly Clegg has become a culinary expert on easy healthy everyday recipes through her nationally recognized best-selling trim&TERRIFIC® and Eating Well cookbook series, including Eating Well Through Cancer, (English, Spanish and Chinese editions), Eating Well to Fight Arthritis and Diabetic Cooking with the ADA. Clegg attended the Cordon Bleu Cooking School, London and has appeared on Fox & Friends, NBC Weekend Today, QVC, The 700 Club, USA Today, Cooking Light Magazine, Web MD, and Huff Post. She consulted and did spokesperson work for Walmart, Teflon, DuPont, The Coca-Cola Company, and hospitals throughout the country. For more information, visit About Holly or The Healthy Cooking Blog for more recipes and tips.
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