Spring is a wonderful time for fresh fruit and vegetables! Expect to see a colourful variety of fruits and vegies at the supermarket or your local farmers market.
These juicy gems make a come back after the winter months. Perfect as a snack by themselves, in a delicious fruit and yoghurt parfait or believe or not – in a crisp green salad 👌
❓ Did you know that strawberries are high in vitamin C. Vitamin C supports your immune system
🍊 Citrus fruits
Citrus fruits such as lemons, mandarins and oranges are still in season and a perfect addition to your spring menu. Pair up our zesty vitamin-packed carrot and orange salad with fresh fish for a fast and delicious dinner.
Zucchini is a versatile vegie that can be the star of the show like in our zucchini and corn fritters or grated and ‘hidden’ in dishes such as pasta bolognaise or lasagne to boost vegie intake. Zucchini provides vitamin C. Vitamin C contributes to iron absorption from food. Get zucchini on the menu asap!
Tomatoes are coming into peak season, that is, there will be more supply which means tomatoes will cost. There’s nothing more delicious and nutritious than homemade tomato pasta sauce. Packed full of vegies, our tomato pasta sauce recipe can be used as a pizza sauce, on pasta or as a tomato spread. What’s more you can keep a batch in the freezer for a convenient quick meal.
❓ Did you know that if you leave tomatoes on their stems – they will become more flavoursome?
Four reasons why you should eat local seasonal fruit and vegies:
- The produce is fresher and more nutritious
- They are less expensive – plenty of supply means that produce will be at it’s cheapest
- It’s more sustainable and better for the environment
- Buying local supports Australian farmers and our economy
Here is what’s in season for spring: