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What’s in season for summer?

Date: November 16, 2020
Time to read: 5 min
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There are lots of good reasons to eat seasonal fruit and vegies: 

  • They are fresher  
  • They have more flavour  
  • They are more nutritious    less storage time means nutrients don’t break down 
  • They are less expensive  plenty of supply means that produce is at its cheapest 

AND summer fruit and veg are delicious! 

Here is what is in season for summer: 

Summer fruits make the best snacks:

Bananas, pears, mangoes, peaches and strawberries are delicious on their own or chopped up on cereal or yoghurt or to make a refreshing fruit salad.  

Try making this frozen fruit puree to have as a handy addition to smoothies and cold drinks. 

 

Summer is the perfect time to  eat more vegies and salads to reduce your cancer risk: 

Put crunchy beans in our bean salad.

Try ‘cold’ potatoes with a potato salad – a good source of resistant starch which is good for your gut.

Tomatoes and cucumber combine perfectly in a Greek salad.

Add grapes to a salad like in this Waldorf salad.

Try simple mixed salad with a delicious honey and mustard dressing.

Half a head of cabbage makes plenty of coleslaw,  a great addition to summer meals, at a bbq or added to sandwiches or wraps. 

 

Add summer veg to your meat or go meat-free:

Tomatoes and capsicum go well together in a vegie taco.

Add spinach and zucchini to our lamb and veg meatballs.

Swap eggplant for meat in an eggplant tagine or a tasty mushroom spinach and lentil lasagne.

 

And don’t forget to have more wholegrains for gut health:

Try a burrito bowl – use our chicken burrito bowl for inspiration.

Try a new grain like bulgar in tabouli.

Use brown rice in our easy rice salad.

 

See what’s in season and on special at your local fruit and vegetable shop today!

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