As the weather shifts into the warmer seasons, it’s a great time to transition from winter’s heavier comfort-food options and take advantage of the new fruits and vegetables that spring provides.
1. Get more superfoods into your day
Seasonal fruit and vegetables are packed full of nutrients including vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, phytochemicals and fibre essential for good health and help reduce the risk of cancer. They are the true ‘superfoods’ that you should include in each meal and will help put that ‘spring’ back into your step.2.
2.Have five serves of vegetables and two serves of fruit a day
One simple tip to get more veg and fruit into your diet is to plan. Having a list of healthy recipes that you like will help you plan your weekly shopping list and menu. Why not try one of our favourite recipes that use spring produce this week!
Fresh fruit salad with yoghurt Chop up some seasonal fruit such as strawberries, red delicious apples and pineapple for a healthy breakfast. One bowl will provide half of the recommended daily fruit serves and the yoghurt will provide calcium needed for strong bones.
Turkey, apple and avocado crepe Crisp apple and creamy avocado works well for a delicious lunch. If you don’t have turkey, you can use leftover chicken from the night before.
Beetroot and spinach bliss balls Need a sweet mid-afternoon pick me up? Well you are in luck! Both beetroot and spinach in season why not give these bliss balls a go!
Greek salad Fresh and crunchy, this salad provides a whopping 3 serves of veg. Add some hummus and wholemeal pita bread for a tasty lunch or meat-free Monday dinner.