Preparing digestive conscious meals during the holidays often presents many challenges. Large meals and social gatherings can be especially challenging for those currently undergoing colon cancer treatments. During this holiday season, it is important to keep the dietary restrictions of your guests in mind as prepare your holiday feast.
According to Angela Hummel’s Tips for Safe, Healthy Holiday Cooking, “Because cancer patients can be at an increased risk for a suppressed immune system, it is even more important to be aware that your holiday food is handled safely.”
Properly handling and preparing your food during this holiday season helps ensure the safety of you and your guests. Hummels recommends completely thawing your turkey, avoiding pre-stuffed turkeys and cooking at 325 F. Fore more helpful holiday food handling techniques, please visit the Colon Cancer Alliance.