As October ushers in the vibrant spirit of spring, your local fruit and veg shop is flourishing with an enticing selection of fresh produce. Let’s embark on a culinary journey through this month’s finest offerings and discover some creative ways to enjoy these ingredients, making your October meals truly unforgettable
Our pick of the week is Bananas. Perfectly creamy, full of essential nutrients and vitamins and an excellent snack for any occasion, Bananas are an excellent choice this week at your local fruit and veg shop! Why not enjoy this delicious fruit as a snack to help get you through the work day, or blend them into a delicious Blueberry and Banana Smoothie to kickstart your day?
Berries continue to be great value and an excellent choice for a healthy snack this week. Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants that can help you stay nourished throughout the day. Why not start the day with fresh Blueberries this weekend and make this sweet breakfast of Blueberry Pancake Pudding with Marscapone!
Strawberries are another excellent choice this week, with beautifully red fruit with sweet flesh gracing the shelves of your local fruit and veg shop. Strawberries are a delicious snack to enjoy in the Spring season and into Summer. Enjoy them alone, in a smoothie, or bake them into these mouthwatering Strawberry-loaded Fudge Brownies.
Be sure to pick up some delicious seasonal Mangoes this week. Kensington Pride Mangoes are a delicious option, with sweet, vibrant flesh that is perfect for a snack in the warmer weather. Mangoes can be enjoyed in so many ways, so why not add Mango to your breakfast rotation with this wonderful Mango and Pistachio Overnight Oats recipe.
The stone fruit season is finally kicking off with a selection of Peaches and Nectarines available. As the season has only just begun, expect to see the quality and value of these to improve in the coming weeks. Make use of early-season stone fruit in a delicious salad to accompany fish dishes, or add them to your morning smoothies!
Asparagus truly flourishes in Spring, so there’s no better time to pick up a bunch! Asparagus maintains a crunch that is delicious in salads or sauteed and added to your morning meals. If you’re looking for a delicious meal or starter to feed the family this week, try our Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Tarragon Tart.
Bok Choy is a wonderful veg to add to your weekly meal planning. With a slight crunch and texture that takes on flavour when cooking, Bok Choy is a great option to add to your stir fries or serve as a side! Pick some up at your local fruit and veg shop this week.
Are you a fan of Carrots? Be sure to pick some up this week, as they’re great quality and of good value this week. This staple veg can really be sued in so many creative ways, from soups and stews, to dips or salads! This Roast Carrot, Beetroot & Lentil Salad is a delicious option for a quick and healthy dinner this week.
Zucchini is another wonderful option this week. Zucchini is so easy to prepare, and can really add to your Spring meals. Roasted Zucchini brings out a sweet flavour and with its soft texture it can help to mix up your standard roast veg assortment! We love adding Zucchini to pizza like this Zucchini & Ricotta Pizza for a healthy veg-forward option!
Be sure to head in-store at your local fruit and veg shop this week and enjoy the seasonal bounty on offer!