It’s that time of year again when the kids go back to school, and the holidays are finally over! Heading into a new year provides an opportunity to get organised for the year ahead and make healthy habits. Why not make shopping at your local fruit and veg shop for all your fresh produce a habit this year? As summer continues, there is plenty of fresh, seasonal produce on offer at your local fruit and veg shop perfect for preparing healthy meals and snacks for the family!
Our pick of the week is Passionfruit. Bursting with flavour and vitamin C, Passionfruit is a tasty fruit that can quickly add a tropical twist to your favourite meals. Top your morning cereal or yoghurt with Passionfruit, or add to muffins or sweets! After a treat to make for the kids’ lunchbox or an after-school snack? Make this Passionfruit Slice!
Cherries are great value this week. The season is quickly coming to a close, however fruit out of Tasmania is great quality and cheaper than previous weeks. Cherries are a great summer snack and are wonderful when added to drinks or salads. Take advantage of the easing price this week and make some Cherry Chutney to extend the life of your Cherries!
Have you tried Dragon Fruit before? This unique fruit comes in white- and pink-fleshed varieties and is similar in texture to kiwi fruit with a mildly sweet flavour that is great added to drinks or smoothies, or mixed in with a refreshing salad. Looking for inspiration with Dragon Fruit? Try our Dragon Fruit Salad this week.
Stone fruit season is well and truly here, with a wide variety of fruit to choose from. Take your pick of Plums, Peaches, Nectarines and Apricots this week. Mangoes are also eating well, however the season is beginning to slow, so be sure to get your fix! For a fun recipe to make with the kids, try these Strawberry & Mango Popsicles!
Limes are great value this week, and are the perfect addition to your summer shopping list to add a fresh burst of citrus to your meals. Make this Grilled Lime Chicken with Sweet Potato Salad this week and treat your tastebuds!
Watermelon is easing in price this week. Pick up some watermelon to cool off this weekend! Watermelon is the ultimate summer crowd-pleaser and is a great fruit to keep the kids happy! Impress your guests this week with our Seared Tuna with Watermelon, Grapefruit and Avocado Salad!
Make room in your week for Eggplant! Eggplant is versatile and tasty and can either be a great side for meats or a substitute for meat. Make this easy Eggplant Parmigiana Pizza that the whole family will love!
Corn is great value and quality this week. Add some sweetness to your meals with fresh corn from your local fruit and veg shop this week. Our Mexican Corn Salad is a family favourite adding so much freshness to your meals and is perfect to pack for a school or work lunch.
Mushrooms are available all year and are the perfect way to add a nutrient boost to your meals. Mushrooms are often used as meat substitutes and there’s a reason why they’re so popular! Mushrooms can absorb so much flavour, and have a unique texture that isn’t found in any other vegetables. Try our Mushroom Tart for a savoury treat this week.
Get your greens in this week with a variety of options available! From versatile Zucchini to crunchy Green Beans these are great options to add to your weeknight meals. If you’re in need of salad greens, take your pick from fresh Kale, Baby Spinach, Rocket and a wide variety of lettuce varieties including Cos Lettuce, Green Oak, and Iceberg Lettuce. Salad greens have a variety of flavours and uses, so this week is a great week to experiment and find a new favourite!
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!