Why we created these recipes

We're a cancer prevention charity and since 1990, we've been researching the links between diet, weight and cancer.

Susannah Brown, World Cancer Research Fund Scientist"Our Cancer Prevention Recommendations are proven to help people reduce their risk of cancer. Our recipes are all based on these recommendations, so you know they’re scientifically backed and you can trust them. But they’re also delicious, so we hope you give them a try."
– Susannah Brown, World Cancer Research Fund scientist

 

Our research shows that eating well and being a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer. We’ve created these recipes to help you incorporate our science into your everyday life, with dishes that are inexpensive, easy to prepare and, most importantly, delicious.

And they’re all easy to make at home – they only feature readily available ingredients and don’t require any specialist equipment.

So how have we created these #realrecipes?

We've cut the calories

Fact 1 – eating too many calories is a common cause of weight gain. Fact 2 – being a healthy weight is really important for preventing cancer.

We've kept the calorie content in our recipes as low as possible – one way we've done this is using reduced-fat versions of foods like milk, cheese, yoghurts and spreads.

We've examined the nutritional details

Using traffic light labelling guidance, our recipes contain only low or medium amounts of fat, sugar and salt.

We've kept a particularly close eye on the amount of added sugar in our recipes. The sugar in our dishes is mainly naturally occurring sugars, such as those in fruit and milk. We've also checked that the amount of free sugars (mainly sugar added to food) is no more than 10g per portion.

We've picked healthier options

Where possible, we've used wholegrain options of foods like rice, pasta and flour, as these contain more fibre, which can help us feel fuller for longer. 

For recipes that include red meat, we've stuck to healthy portion sizes and chosen lean options.

We've avoided using alcohol or processed meat in our recipes as these increase the risk of cancer.

Our research shows that eating well and being a healthy weight reduce your risk of cancer. We’ve created these recipes to help you incorporate our science into your everyday life, with dishes that are inexpensive, easy to prepare and delicious