As the days begin to get longer as we roll into warmer weather, it’s important to stay on top of a healthy sleep pattern. Eating well has an impact on how your body functions, including how you sleep. Having an adequate diet filled with whole foods and fresh fruit and vegetables helps to support the brain in producing neurotransmitters which are the key to a good night’s rest. Find a wealth of seasonal produce at your local fruit and veg shop and improve your nightly slumber.
Our pick of the week this week is Broccoli. Full of essential fibre and protein as well as vitamin C, vitamin K and iron, Broccoli is a great option to include in your diet. This Broccoli Tabbouleh is a great way to use up Broccoli and is a simple salad to take in your lunchbox.
Mangoes are of excellent quality now, and are available at your local fruit and veg shop. The strong aroma and golden cheeks of mangoes are a delightful indication of the changing weather and are perfect to add to your weekend lunch spreads.
Citrus season is still going strong, with great quality Navel Oranges and Mandarins available at your local fruit and veg shop. Citrus are perfect choices to pop in the kids’ lunchboxes as a snack or to take along to weekend sporting to keep everyone happy. If you’re after a fun drink to make, try this Mandarin Daiquiri!
Berry lovers rejoice, with a wide variety of Strawberries, Blueberries and Raspberries in season and of excellent quality at your local fruit and veg shop. There’s nothing quite as delicious as a fresh Pavlova with fresh berries on top! Pick up your favourites this week.
Hass Avocados are in good supply and are the perfect addition to any meal of the day. When selecting Avocados, gently press around the top of the fruit, not the belly to avoid bruising. Fasten the ripening process by storing Avocados in a paper bag on the countertop with a Banana. You can thank us later!
Available all year round, Mushrooms pull their weight for nutritional value! When exposed to sunlight, Mushrooms can provide you with 100% of your vitamin D intake. Take advantage of the benefits of Mushrooms in this delicious Miso Roast Mushroom Bowl recipe.
Globe Artichokes are full of flavour and are a wonderful Spring option. Don’t be intimidated by this veg when you find it in-store. Pick some up this week and try something new!
Change up the way you cook with Asparagus this week and try this delicious Spiced Coconut Chicken with Asparagus. Asparagus is a highlight of the season and is not to be missed. Pick up a bunch at your local fruit and veg shop this week.
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!