Head and Neck Cancer treatment side effects leave many of us with a PEG tube. Although we receive good advice on what to try and eat & what nutrients to have, this often doesn’t translate to being helpful when you get home or when you are in the supermarket - there is no aisle that says " soft textured food high in protein in this aisle"
But Questions are plenty: - How do I start to transition back to real food? What type of food should I be trying to eat? How do I stay connected to food? What does my shopping list look like now? Where do I start?
This guide will outline the questions you should be asking yourself about the why? how and the what of recipe selection. It is the follow up guide to Easy Steps to Meal Planning.
The checklist process to ensure you are selecting & attempting the most appropriate recipes for your eating now. I had a PEG TUBE for 15 months & had to learn how to cook and eat again after treatment. My treatment included surgery, radiotherapy & chemotherapy.
Simply put, this is “lived experience” and is essential to understanding the nuances of this treatment and understanding that everyone is different & heals differently.
I am a trained chef and have cooked all my life. The information I share here is an abridged version of what took 3 fulltime years of study. Easy to read and understand.
Dot point clarity about what type of recipes you should be looking for and why. As a carer or patient you will learn the considerations you need to take into account when selecting recipes and before going food shopping.