Winter is a lovely time of year, despite shorter days and cooler temperatures, it’s a great time to be together with family, and find fun ways to spend the days to fight the cold. One common problem in winter is keeping your skin healthy and supple with the lower humidity in the air. The good thing is eating lots of fruit and vegetables can help keep your skin maintain its elasticity. Head into your local fruit and veg shop to pick up some seasonal fruit and veg to stay healthy this winter.
Our pick of the week is Lemons. Refreshingly tart and slightly sweet, lemons are a great option for your Vitamin C intake to support collagen production throughout the winter months. Lemons make a great addition to tea, added to salad dressing or used to top your morning Avocado on Toast! This Lemon Pepper Fish with Greens & Salsa is a healthy option for you and the family.
Berries are another skin-loving fruit full of antioxidants to support skin health. Strawberries contain anti-inflammatory properties to reduce breakouts and vitamin C. Strawberries are a wonderful snacking option, and are great quality this week at your local fruit and veg shop. Pick up some Strawberries and make this Strawberry & Banana Smoothie bowl for a quick, delicious breakfast!
Avocados are of great quality this week and are eating beautifully. Avocado is another great skin-loving fruit that is rich in Biotin which is a B vitamin that contributes to skin, nail and hair health. Avocado can be used in a number of ways, sweet or savoury right through from breakfast to lunch. Add avocado to your salads, toast, smoothies or even cakes! Try out this refreshing Citrus, Fennel & Avocado Salad for a tasty way to incorporate Avocado into your salads!
Passionfruit is a delicious fruit, perfect for adding to drinks, sweets or salads. Make a Passionfruit Vinegarette for your next salad for a hint of sweet and tart flavours that will make your lunchtime salad pop! Passionfruit contains vitamin A which can help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, so add some passionfruit to your diet this winter.
Asparagus is a delicious option this week at your local fruit and veg shop, and can be enjoyed fresh or cooked! Asparagus is a nutrient-rich veg, containing vitamin K, vitamin A and vitamin C, which all act to support and promote skin health, so be sure to add these to your shopping list this week. Why not enjoy fresh Asparagus in this Grilled Asparagus, Snowpea & Butterbean Salad.
Leafy Greens and Brassicas are a winter-favourite that can really enhance your skin’s health! Spinach, Silverbeet, Brussels Sprouts and Broccoli are all skin-loving superfoods with a host of nutrients including vitamin K, vitamin A, and Iron to promote collagen in your skin, and help to hydrate your skin to reduce dullness! Add your favourite greens to a smoothie, salad or soup like our Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Soup.
Celery is plentiful this week, and is a household staple that delivers with crunch and flavour! Celery, Carrot and Onion make up a Mirepoix, a classic base for soups, roasted meats and stews. Celery contains so many nutrients in just a single stalk, and it is a great option to support digestion, reduce inflammation and support your immune system.
Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers at the central markets to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!