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What’s in season for autumn?

Date: May 7, 2024
Time to read: 5 min
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What’s in season for autumn?

The autumn months brings an abundance of fruit and vegetables that have ripened over summer and are ready 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 recipes to try this season

Banana Bread

Whip up a batch of our tasty banana bread.  You can freeze in portions for a quick and easy go-to snack.

 

Image of a loaf of banana bread on a wooden cutting board with one slice cut, small bowl of margarine and a knife on the side for serving.

Roasted vegetable salad

Our roasted vegetable salad uses seasonal produce such as beetroot, carrots and pumpkin,  It’s packed with nutrients and is a colourful addition to your autumn table.

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Cauliflower and broccoli ‘mac n cheese’

Our version of a ‘mac n cheese‘ is a perfect dinner on a crisp autumn evening.  One serve will provide two of the recommended 5 daily serves of veg.

Image of cauliflower and broccoli "Mac N Cheese" served in a white ceramic dish on a marble serving board with a serving spoon and plates on the side


Top 3 fruits to try

Amazing apples: full of fibre and Vitamin C and so easy to pack as a snack. Delicious in this Waldorf salad, in a healthy apple crumble or chopped into pieces ready to eat for Crunch and Sip.

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.  Try our delicious mushroom, spinach and lentil lasagne for a meat-free meal.

Terrific tomatoes: a juicy flavour boost – in salads, on sandwiches, sliced on toast with a grind of black pepper and in these fresh and cooked pasta sauces.

Snow peas: also known as ‘mangetout’ which means ‘eat it all’ in French.  Snow peas can be eaten whole, raw or cooked. Great on their own as a Crunch and Sip snack or add them to a stir fry.


Why eat seasonally?

  • It’s good for the environment
  • Your food is fresher and more nutritious
  • It tastes better
  • It supports local farmers and our economy
  • It’s cheaper than imported fruit and vegetables

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