With the long summer days behind us, you may be forgiven for thinking that it’s also goodbye to delicious produce. Actually, winter is abundant with different, but just as delicious, fruits and vegetables.
The age-old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ is spot on. Apples are packed full of fibre needed for a healthy gut and can contribute to good heart health. Try our stuffed apple snack. If it’s a cold day, pop it in the microwave for 1 minute and add a dollop of plain yoghurt with a sprinkling of cinnamon to make a delicious dessert.
Pears contain gut-loving fibre to help keep your digestive system healthy. Make sure to eat the skin as it contains antioxidants and phytochemicals for optimum health. Try slices of pear in a salad or with a slice of cheese.
Broccoli is a nutrient wonderland and a versatile vegetable. Did you know you can use the stalks of broccoli as well as the florets? Chop up the stalks and use them in a stir fry, add them to soups or toss them in a salad rather than throwing them out.
Packed full of essential vitamins and minerals, mushrooms are also rich in ‘umami’ flavour which means you can replace salt used in recipes. Try our hidden veg pasta sauce – packed with veg and a great base for family dinners!
Three reasons why you should eat local seasonal food
The produce is fresher and more nutritious.
It’s more sustainable and better for the environment.
Supports the Australian farmers and our economy.
What’s in season for winter (June, July and August)