A Better Choice For Freshness

With school holidays underway, now is a great time to encourage children to consume more fresh fruit and vegetables! Make a visit to your local fruit and veg shop and explore all the wonderful varieties of seasonal Autumn produce and get their creativity flowing! By incorporating colourful fruits and vegetables into daily meals, kids can boost their nutrition and have a memorable experience with food. 

Our pick of the week this week is Lemons. The Lemon season is well underway in Queensland with plenty of fruit available. Lemons are a great option to keep your body and immune system in check as the weather continues to cool, with a healthy dose of Vitamin C to improve immune health and can also aid in digestion. Try these Lemon Bars for a fun way to use Lemons that the kids will love these school holidays! 

Pick up some delicious fresh Figs from your local fruit and veg shop and enjoy the benefits of fresh fig including a host of antioxidants to support digestion as well as a fat and cholesterol-free snacking option. Make your weekly breakfasts ahead of time with this Fig & Banana Overnight Oats recipe that is fun to make and will make the morning chaos a little less chaotic!

If you’re after some perfectly Autumnal varieties to try with the kids this week, pick up some Persimmons, Quince or Custard Apple this week at your local fruit and veg shop. Each with their own unique flavours, textures and scents, these fruits each embrace the warming flavours of autumn with varying notes of vanilla to be enjoyed as a snack or baked up into a delicious treat! Try these Oven Poached Quinces and serve with ice cream for a dessert the entire family will adore. 

Citrus is flourishing with several varieties coming into season. Take your pick of Mandarins, Grapefruit and Pomelo and enjoy the tart flavours of each in salads, or to accompany your weekend football games! Looking for inspiration? Try this Prawn & Pomelo Salad for your weekend lunches! 

Fresh-off-the-tree Apples are here, with a wide variety to choose from! Take your pick of Gala, Pink Ladies, Fuji, Golden Delicious, and many more! For a tasty treat to whip up with the kids this week, try our Mini Apple Hand Pies for a delicious snack that the whole family will love! 

Are you a Chestnut fan? Pick up some delicious Chestnuts from your local fruit and veg shop and make the most of these delicious nuts! More veg than a nut, Chestnuts soften when heat is applied and add a deliciously creamy and nutty flavour to your favourite dishes! Try this Roast Pumpkin, Chestnut, Lentil & Feta Salad this week for something new!

In vegetables this week, there is plenty to choose from that is great quality and in-season Mushrooms, including year-round button mushrooms, as well as seasonal varieties such as Pine Mushrooms and Truffles. Experiment with new flavours with these special varieties of mushrooms! 

Fill your fridge with plenty of green leafy veg this week! From superfood Kale and Baby Broccoli to leafy Asian greens such as Bok Choy or Gai Lan, there is so much to choose from! Add this Green Kale and Lentil Curry to your Autumn meal rotation for a delicious and healthy meal! 

Leek is an incredibly delicious and versatile veg that can add so much flavour to your meals. What could be more classic than a Chicken & Leek Pie on a cool night? Leeks are simple to prepare and can be used as a substitute for onions to deliver a more subtle, gentle flavour. Pick up some Leek at your local fruit and veg shop this week! 

Stock up on Eggplant this week and make a whole host of delicious warming meals! Whether you’re adding Eggplant to your roast veggies for dinner, or whipping up a delicious dip for your next dinner party, it’s a veg that shouldn’t be overlooked for flavour! Our Homemade Gnocchi & Grilled Eggplant Sauce is a winner in our books, and one the whole family will enjoy!

As the weather cools, it means it’s almost Soup weather! One veg that is plentiful and is a staple in soups is Carrot. Full of vitamins and fibre, Carrot is a great option at your local fruit and veg shop this week. This Spiced Carrot Soup with Ginger Raita is one we have on high rotation and it’s easy to see why!

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!



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