One of the simplest ways to keep your food full of taste – not to mention being super kind to your hip pocket; is to make sure you’re buying produce that’s in season.
Finding a fab local greengrocer will help with with this, as they tend to offer the best prices on fruit and veg that’s in season. They’ll also be happy to help you out and answer questions on your first few trips, until you’re a season pro!
Whether you’re at the greengrocer or supermarket, there are a few staple seasonal fruit and veggies that will give you a head start to happier, healthier meals!
Get started on the seasonal fruit and vegetables
To help you make smart choices on seasonal produce, here are some suggestions for delicious, healthy finds, all of which are in Season for Spring or Summer:
Spring is a gorgeous time of year. Coming out of the carb temptation that cold winter days and shorter days can bring on; it’s the perfect time to start mixing up root vegetables with salad ingredients for a fresh, delicious seasonal menu.
There are heaps of delicious recipes coming up for Spring inspiration, but you can be sure to get spring right if you stick to these:
Apples, bananas, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, pineapple, rhubarb, avocados.
Artichokes, asparagus, beetroot, Brussel sprouts, broccoli , cabbage, cauliflower, fennel, leeks, mushrooms, peas, spinach.
This vibrant Roasted Beetroot and Chicken Super Salad is packed full of flavour, thanks to the roast beetroot and avocado with a delicious crunchy kick from the dukkah and almonds. Pair it all together and you’ve got one yummy meal!
Looking for a new and delicious way to serve up your favourite fruits? Look no further than these Fruit Kebabs With Orange Dipping Sauce.
Quick, easy and super healthy, these fruity skewers make a great dessert or snack, especially when paired with this creamy, citrus dipping sauce.
We all know that fruit is an excellent choice when it comes to a healthy snack or dessert.
With its long, sunny weeks, humid days and nights; Summer calls for simple, light dishes which help with hydration and keep your tummy happy and healthy!
Check out the delicious summer recipes coming up in the magazine, and in the meantime, here’s a super handy list of summer seasonal produce to get you started:
Bananas, cherries, berries – blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, grapes, nectarines, peaches, melons, mangoes, plums, tomatoes.
Herbs and Veg
Basil, beans, broccoli, capsicum, carrots, celery, chillies, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, snow peas, spring onion, sweetcorn.
Summer Chickpea, Spinach And Pumpkin Salad
If you’re trying to eat well or lose weight, it’s important not to get stuck in a food rut, where you are eating the same thing day after day.
A great way to mix it up is to try different combinations of roasted and fresh vegetables.
Get the recipe for the Summer Chicken, Spinach and Pumpkin Salad here.
Keep it Seasonal
With consumer pressure to have what we want, when we want it, it’s often possible to get hold of any produce, at any time of year.
By sticking to the seasonal produce that’s right for the time of year, you’ll be getting the freshest, most delicious and often best value way to pack your prep full of taste! It’s as simple as that! All meals are from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and will be in the Healthy Mummy app, so if you are already on the Challenge you can simply add them to your meal plans.
It’s as simple as that! All meals are from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and will be in the Healthy Mummy app, so if you are already on the Challenge you can simply add them to your meal plans.
WHAT THE MUMS ARE SAYING ABOUT ‘MEALS TO YOU’
Some Healthy Mummy Mums in our community were lucky enough to get a sneak peek of Meals to You!
Cassie, Mum of 2 from Sunbury Victoria was super excited to receive her first Healthy Mummy “Meals to You” delivery.
“Everyone here has been sick for the past week, my house is a mess. I have so much to catch up on and I honestly have no time to cook…so the timing could not have been more perfect for me!
As a Healthy Mummy member for close to 3 years now, I find the recipes on the app to be so amazing that I barely eat out anymore (because I make nicer food at home!!) I’ve tried pre-prepared home-delivered meals in the past and have been quite underwhelmed as they didn’t taste like real food.
I’ve tasted two meals so far and am EXTREMELY impressed! These meals taste BETTER than homemade! They taste so good that I’m not sure I ever want to go back to cooking for myself!“
Single Mum of 2 Samara from Syndey loved the variety of meals available with ‘Meals to You’.
“I am absolutely blown away with the amazing variety that comes in this box! The meals and snacks are perfectly portioned with all the relevant information on top! This is going to make my life that little bit easier – something I’m sure all mums can appreciate!”
Lauren is a working mum of two from Newcastle and couldn’t wait to get into her box of goodies!
“As a working mum I am loving the Healthy Mummy Meals to You because it just takes a bit of the pressure off with having pre-prepared healthy and delish meals I can easily grab from the freezer for work days.
It also gives me some variety with meals that I wouldn’t usually make myself because of my families food preferences – it’s something just for me that I can use to keep on track.”
Melissa from Wadalba NSW and mum of two loved how the Meals to You were packaged.
I received my beautifully packed HealthyMmummy meals in a cooler bag with frozen ice packs. I was impressed with the packaging.
I love the convenience of the meals and that my family can try new meals without me having to slave for hours in the kitchen.
It’s so exciting and takes the stress off my hands knowing we can all enjoy delicious Healthy Mummy meals and snacks. I’m so over the moon this is here. I’ve been waiting for what feels like forever for this.
“Today I had the choc and date brownie straight from the freezer with a coffee and it did not disappoint.”
Leah is a mum to three boys from Glenmore Park and was beyond excited when her first delivery arrived on her doorstep.
“I am a busy mum of three boys so I am always looking for ways to make life that little bit easier.
My 7 year old and I opened up the box because he loves Healthy Mummy food as much as me. It was so exciting seeing some of the meals that I have been making for years (I have been a Healthy Mummy Challenge member for almost 5 years) now in ready made containers.
I had the ‘Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni’ for dinner and after only 5 minutes in the microwave it was ready to eat. It was so yummy and full of flavour.
My 5 and 7 year old boys chose to have the ‘Peanut Bubble Crunch’ for dessert and their responses were, that was SO YUM!”
“I can’t wait to taste the other meals and snacks. Hubby is taking the ‘Lentil Shepherds Pie’ to work tomorrow for lunch and I’ll be having the ‘Burnt Butter Gnocchi’ for my lunch.
What more could you ask for? Healthy, delicious, fresh and nutritious meals and snacks delivered to your door. Thank you Healthy Mummy!!”