As the winter season brings along the very best of sports this week, it’s as good a time as any to be reminded of the importance of good nutrition to fuel not only elite athletes’ bodies but your own, too! Your local fruit and veg shop is full to the brim of seasonal fruit and vegetables to keep you healthy during the winter months.
Our pick of the week is Potato, a wholesome root vegetable full of brain-boosting vitamin B6, vitamin C for immunity, as well as iron, magnesium and potassium – that’s a lot for one biggest staple vegetables! Potato can be prepared in so many ways, making it a favourite for Aussie households. Start your day off with a dose of Potatoes in this healthy Kale & Potato Brekky Bake!
Nothing is as synonymous with winter as hearty vegetables like Sweet Potato, Carrot, and Parsnip. Whether cooked into soups, roasted for winter salads, or baked into breads or a creamy bake there’s always good reason to pick up some of these delicious root vegetables on your next visit to your local fruit and veg shop. Why not make these Sweet Potato Fritters for your next football or FIFA world cup viewing party?
Hardy leafy greens like Spinach, Silverbeet & Kale are all great ways to get some healthy intake of greens this winter. Often overlooked, these leafy greens are all quite versatile and can be included in so many favourites, including curry, stir-fry, quiche and pies and even bread! Our Quinoa, Silverbeet & Feta Bread is the perfect Sunday afternoon treat and is so fun to make!
Don’t forget to include fresh herbs in your cooking for extra flavour to really enhance your meals. Fresh Rosemary, Parsley, Chives and Thyme are just a few simple herbs that have so much to give! Add them to your roasts, salads, or pastries for added flavour and wonderful hints of green to garnish your meals!
Rhubarb is a delicious option for your winter sweet tooth. Rhubarb can be stewed to create a smooth compote to add to pies, or simply eaten with ice cream. We love it in this Rhubarb & Custard Flan.
Pick up some citrus from your local fruit and veg shop this week. With plenty of options from Mandarins, Oranges, Grapefruit, Lemons and Limes, there’s a citrus for every occasion. Why not try this delicious Mandarin & Ginger Tart this week for a delicious little treat?
Pick up some delicious, in-season Passionfruit this week! Bursting with a sweet and tart flavour, Passionfruit is an absolute joy to eat! Add Passionfruit to your morning muesli or cereal, smoothies, or recreate this Passionfruit Parfait!
Strawberries are of excellent quality this week. The winter supply of Strawberries is a wonderful reprieve from the cold weather and can be used up in so many warming recipes. Our Strawberry Cookies are a family favourite, they’re irresistible straight from the oven!
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!