Skip to content

What’s in season for summer?

Date: November 16, 2020
Time to read: 5 min
Published in:

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!


You might also like:

vegetable sushi on white plate with a pair of chopsticks

Healthy takeaway guide.


Quick tips to reboot the lunch box

Picture1__1596675469_53898 resize 2

The 5 best drinks for kids