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Things to talk through with your family/ carers/ support team:
- What are your favourite things to eat?
- Do you eat three meals a day?
- Do you enjoy snacks throughout the day?
- Do you use the cooker/ microwave/ hob?
- Do you enjoy cooking?
- Do you have a varied diet? What foods are healthy/ unhealthy?
If you struggle with the steps of cooking try using easy-read recipes which take you through step-by-step how to make a meal. Use the templates below as a guide for how to lay out an easy-read recipe. Try adding pictures or text depending on how you prefer the information to be shown.
If you require further support for creating an easy-read recipe for your favourite meal please contact the Occupational Therapy department on 01383 565223.
Here are some recipes for you to try at home.
Leek and potato soup
Easy Read Recipes
“An individual I worked with had difficulty preparing their own meals. This meant that they were eating out or ordering takeaways. With the support of Occupational Therapy a selection of easy-read recipes, using simple words and pictures, helped to develop a routine for making their own meals in the kitchen. The individual began with making their own breakfast and started to develop other recipes so that they were able to prepare meals for themselves and family members when they visited once a week.”
Learning Disability Occupational Therapist