What’s in season for autumn?
The autumn months provides brings an abundance of produce that has ripened over summer and are at their best for us to enjoy. Pears are at their peak, apples are crunchy and delicious and figs are fantastic. As the months creep into winter, cooler climate loving vegetables such as beetroot, kale and broccoli are at their best.
Top 3 fruits to try
Beautiful bananas: the perfect fruit to eat on its own, sliced on toast or smashed in a yummy banana pikelet – it even comes in its own packaging.
Perfect pears: full of fibre and folate. Slice and place on crackers with some cheese for a perfect after school snack or pop into a salad.
Top 3 vegetables to add to your day
Marvelous mushrooms: eat raw or cooked. Use to replace some of the meat in your recipes like in this chicken and vegetable lasagne.
Snow peas: also known as ‘mangetout’ which means eat everything in French. Great on it’s own as a Crunch and Sip snack or add it to a stir fry.
Why eat seasonally?
- It’s good for the environment
- Your food is fresher and more nutritious
- It tastes better
- Supports local farmers and our economy
- It’s less expensive than imported fruit and vegetables
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