Making healthier food choices has never been more important. Luckily, your local fruit and veg shop has a great supply of fresh and flavourful fruit and vegetables that are perfect for creating tasty and nourishing meals at home this week.
Our pick of the week this week is new-season Ginger, an ingredient with plenty of health benefits. Fresh ginger is easy to prepare for use in a range of dishes and snacks, by simply peeling the skin and slicing, crushing or blending into your favourite recipes! Kickstart your day and whip up this tasty Pear and Ginger Oatmeal. Head to your local Fruit and Veg shop and pick some up today!
Avocados are in excellent supply, and their smooth nutty flavour complements any dish perfectly. Whether you like your avo smashed on toast, or blended into a delicious smoothie, there’s never been a better time to pick up some avocados in this week’s shop.
Winter is the perfect time to peel into some zesty citrus. Choose from a selection of Mandarins, Grapefruit, Lemons and Navel Oranges this week. Celebrate your favourite citrus with this Fresh Citrus Salad with Scallops.
Beurre Bosc and Corella Pears are great quality this week. Pears are a great fruit to try adding into your savoury meals. Match Pears with Cauliflower this week in our Roast Cauliflower Steak with Pear and Pepita Salad for a flavour-packed dinner to feed the family!
There is a wide variety of seasonal vegetables available at your local Fruit and Veg shop. Don’t be afraid to use substitutes for any vegetables that are higher in price at the moment if you’re shopping on a budget.
This week, try new things with Brussels Sprouts. While many people turn away from the humble sprout, once you know the best ways to prepare them to really bring out their flavour, you won’t turn back! Tempt the kids with this Brussels Sprouts Gratin for a tasty side dish that will have you coming back for more!
There are so many ways to use Sweet Potato, and they are especially great in your winter soups! Try this Sweet Potato, Kale and Peanut Soup this week! (Hot tip: Make a big batch of this, and re-heat throughout the week for an easy lunch-prep option!)
Don’t miss out on Cauliflower this week, as Cauli and comfort food go hand-in-hand! Cauliflower is an excellent option to get your daily veg intake in, whether you’re in the mood for a roast or soup, or want to grate it up as cauliflower rice alongside your favourite stew or curry. Cut the carbs this week and try out these Air Fried Cauliflower Arancini for the perfect veg-filled snack!
Be sure to ask your greengrocer any questions you have about any produce in-store. They are equipped with the knowledge and years of service to answer any of your questions. Shop seasonally and local this winter at your local Fruit and Veg shop!