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 a 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.
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!