With the weather warming up and social calendars quickly filling up, meal prepping is essential for maintaining a healthy diet when you’re busy! Meal prepping can also help to maintain your budget each week! Keep up to date with what’s in season at your local fruit and veg shop and plan ahead to save time and money!
There is a wide variety of delicious fruit coming in season as the weather improves. Melons are one of the best flavours of summer. Pick from a selection of juicy Rockmelon, Watermelon or Honeydew Melon to complement a fruit salad, cheese board or simply slice and eat alone for a refreshing snack! This Watermelon, Rockmelon and Goat’s Cheese Salad is a recipe that will have the whole family coming back for more!
Blueberries are wonderful this week and are a great snack filled with antioxidants and vitamins. Blueberries can easily be packed into a lunch box for school or the office, and are a great option at your local fruit and veg shop this week. Get baking this weekend and try our Blueberry Yoghurt Cake for an extra Blueberry-packed snack!
Blackberries have hit the shelves this week. These deliciously sweet berries are another great snack, or a perfect addition to smoothies or topped on your favourite breakfast cereal. Cool down this weekend and make this Blackberry Cucumber Spritz!
Stone fruit is making a start at your local fruit and veg shop. White and Yellow Nectarines and Peaches are available and eating nicely. Stone fruit is delicious when added to salads, like our Peach and Prosciutto Salad with Sweet Red Wine Dressing.
Tomatoes are another indication of the warmer weather. Choose from a variety of Truss tomatoes, Heirloom tomatoes and Cherry tomatoes this week. Tomatoes are versatile and can be used in so many wonderful ways such as raw in salads or sandwiches, cooked into tasty sauces or soups, or celebrated in a tart like our Cherry Tomato and Basil Tart. With plenty of options, Tomatoes are a great option to help with this week’s meal prep!
Prepare for the week ahead and pick up some Cauliflower. Cauliflower is another versatile veg with numerous ways to prepare. It’s a good idea to pick up a whole head of Cauliflower so you can be sure it’s fresh, and have plenty to take you through the week. Try these Cauliflower Burrito Bowls this week for a delicious meal-prep option.
Zucchini is a great buy this week, and is a perfect addition to your spring and summer meals. Zucchini can be eaten raw or cooked, and has a delicate flavour that takes on lots of flavour and adds a unique texture to your dishes. Use Zucchini as an alternative to pasta in our Ricotta and Zucchini Ravioli this week!
Lettuce is a delicious option at your local fruit and veg shop, with a wide variety available. Whether you love cos, iceberg, romaine or smaller varieties such as oak, there’s one for everyone! Lettuce adds freshness to your packed lunches in salads or sandwiches. Be sure to add some lettuce to your weekly shop!
Your local Fruit and Veg shop hand select their produce from local Growers and Wholesalers to bring you the best quality available! Pick up some of this produce and more from your local Fruit and Veg shop this week!