November 21st, 2015
| Supporter: Breast Cancer
One of the best parts about the holiday season is the food, but many cancer patients can't enjoy it the way they used to. With Thanksgiving and all other holidays around the corner, Chef Ryan Callahan, who served as primary caregiver for his mother, shares some cooking tips for anyone who is cooking for someone going through chemo.
The holiday season can be difficult for someone who is dealing with a cancer diagnosis for many reasons - change in taste buds, lack of appetite, metallic taste, nausea, mouth sores, etc. This can cause the joy of eating holiday meals to disappear. So with Thanksgiving around the corner, I decided to put together a few tips to help any caregivers who are cooking for someone going through chemotherapy. These tips will help you combat and overcome those nasty chemotherapy side-effects.
1) Cook everything to the proper temperature.
2) Don't skimp on the seasoning.
3) Serve smaller portions.
4) Provide plenty of hydrating fluids.
5) Remember, a little bit of vinegar goes a long way.
Hopefully these tips will help you and your loved ones enjoy your food during the holiday season. Most of all, remind the cancer patient at your holiday table that the holidays are about much more than the food. What's important is being with loved one and enjoying each others company.
For chemo-friendly holiday recipes, you can visit our website: www.cookingforchemo.org
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