Greene King creates Christmas recipes for people living with cancer

Greene King creates Christmas recipes for people living with cancer

Greene King has joined forces with its national charity partner Macmillan Cancer Support to produce a series of recipes for people living with cancer.

Ten easy-to-follow recipes to help people who have problems eating during and after cancer treatment were created by Greene King’s food development team and Macmillan nutritionists.

“As a consequence of their treatment, some people with cancer may experience a dry and sore mouth, or have difficulty swallowing, so we have created delicious soft options and soups,” says Macmillan Dietitians Jo Pain. “Others may not have much of an appetite, so we’ve designed small dishes high in vital nutrients. We know many people with cancer have low energy, so we’ve also ensured these recipes are simple to prepare and cook too.”

Difficulties eating can relate to the cancer itself, such as weight loss or poor appetite, or the side effects of treatment such as changing tastes. The recipes will aim to provide solutions at Christmas time when food and cooking is so important to so many people.

The new recipes, which are available alongside tips and advice, can be found here. They were tested by people living with cancer and their families at Greene King’s food development kitchen to ensure they are simple to make and delicious to eat.

Greene King has been working in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support since 2012, during which time it has raised over £4m.