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Easy, healthy and delicious recipes to help more Kiwis beat bowel cancer

Whether you’re living with bowel cancer, or you want to take measures to prevent it, eating a diet rich in fruit, vegetables, protein and other fibre is essential. Eating smaller, lighter meals can also help you feel more comfortable if you have bowel cancer.

That’s why Claire Turnbull, nutrition expert and Bowel Cancer NZ ambassador, has curated these deliciously good-for-you recipes. Trust us, they’re as tasty as they look … enjoy!

Claire Turnbull
Claire Turnbull
Nutrition Expert and
Bowel Cancer NZ Ambassador
Loaded Pumpkin ChowderBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaThis is a great winter warmer meal, packed with lots of nutrious veg. Perfect when you're in need of comfort food.
Creamy Cherry SmoothieBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaCherries beat inflammation, help you sleep and may aid in reducing blood glucose levels.
Go Green SmoothieBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaOne serve of matcha can contain up to 137 times more potent antioxidant content than tea made from the green leaf!
Broccoli and Cranberry SaladBy Claire TurnbullThis really simple and tasty salad is made with raw broccoli so it keeps all its nutritional value along with all its crunchiness! Great on its own for a quick lunch or serve it as a side to salmon or chicken as a main meal.
Apple CrispsBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaApples are nutritious, red skinned Fuji and Red delicious apples contain the highest amount of antioxidants, quercetin, procyanidins, catechin, epicatechin, chlorogenic acid, phloridzin, all of which have an anti-cancer benefits.
Beetroot Carrot SaladBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaFull of healthy cell building folate and beta-carotene, this colourful summer salad is both healthy and tasty.
Turkish BakeBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaThis is a twist on the traditional Turkish zucchini cake, it is high in protein, low in calories and flavoured with healthy herbs. Use up your vegetables for this tasty savoury dish.
Pasta BakeBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaA highly nutritious version of this family favourite - but so tasty even the kids will devour it.
Nutty Banana PancakesBy Bowel Cancer AustraliaThese pancakes pack a protein punch, they can be made as a snack or can be a main meal with either a savory or a sweet topping.
Banana & Blueberry Ice CreamBy Claire TurnbullLooking for a healthy sweet treat? With just TWO ingredients (and no added sugar) this deeeeelcious blueberry and banana all fruit ice-cream is perfect to cool you down on a warm day and…it’s super easy to make.