As the school holidays are coming to an end, there’s plenty of wonderful produce available at your local Fruit and Veg shop to keep the whole family healthy for winter. With a variety of fruit perfect for the kids’ lunchbox and some nutritious veggies for nourishing winter meals, it’s a great time to celebrate the Aussie winter.
Our pick of the week this week is Hass Avocados. In their peak season in Winter, Hass Avocadoes are affordable and of great quality. Avocados can be enjoyed with any meal of the day, and are a great source of your daily vitamins including magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin K. Try your hand at making sushi this week with our Avocado & Smoked Salmon Sushi recipe!
Apples are plentiful at your local Fruit and Veg shop this week with a wide variety to choose from. Find pink lady, granny smith, gala and many other varieties for all your winter apple needs! For a boost of energy throughout the day, make these Raw Apple Pie Bars ahead of time!
Oranges are a great option this week, with a variety of navel oranges available in red and orange varieties. Grapes are another good choice this week! Try something new with Grapes this week and try these Grape Pate Crispbreads for a light afternoon snack!
Passionfruit from Far North Queensland is wonderful this week, and has us thinking of summer days! Mix Passionfruit into your drinks or cocktails for a delightful pop of sweet and slight tartness in your favourite mixer!
Pick up some Lemons this week! Lemons are an excellent source of vitamin C to help boost your immunity in the colder months. Use lemons in your dinner this week in this Creamy Lemon Chicken for a simple one-pan meal!
Brussels Sprouts are the ultimate winter veg, and learning how to cook them to bring out their best flavours will have you questioning why you didn’t love them before! For a tasty side dish that even the kids will love, try a Brussels Sprouts Gratin!
Lebanese Eggplant is a smaller variety of Eggplant, and is perfect for roasting whole on the grill and using in Meditteranean-style cooking. Pick some up this week to accompany meat dishes or use in a hearty salad for a nutty flavour.
Baby Broccoli is in season now. Baby Broccoli is easy to prepare and has a slightly sweeter flavour than Broccoli. Simply sautee in butter and garlic for a side dish that will fly off the table!
Beetroot is a great winter veg to add to your roast dinners adding a sweet option with an interesting texture. Beetroot is also a delicious addition to bulk up your salads and provides a good source of fibre and nutrients
Support your local community and shop at your local Fruit and Veg shop this week! Seasonal produce is key to shopping on a budget, and your local Fruit and Veg shop has their shelves stocked with plenty of excellent quality produce delivered daily!.