Let’s talk seasonal fruit and vegetables

seasonal fruit and vegetables

The key to making healthy meals that don’t break the grocery budget.

Are you worried about the rising cost of your weekly grocery shop? Before you start thinking about cutting back on the healthier options, such as fruit and vegetables, check what’s in season. Seasonal fruit and vegetables are much cheaper than those out of season, making them a much smarter buy.  

Let’s look at the autumn seasonal produce guide

According to the Seasonal Food Guide Australia* the following vegetables are in season during autumn: Asparagus, beans, beetroot, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, potatoes, pumpkins, snow peas, spring onions, sweetcorn, tomatoes, turnips, and zucchini.

Tempt your taste buds with some of my delicious recipes


Download your FREE eBook. Quick Guide: Recipes with Autumn Seasonal Fruit & Veg


Asparagus

  • Chicken and Asparagus Mornay – book 1
  • Asparagus and Sweet Corn Soup – book 2
  • Asparagus and Ham Slice – book 2

Beans

Cabbage

  • Beef Chow Sym – book 6 (Cabbage, carrot, beans are all in season)

Carrots

  • Thai Carrot and Coconut Soup – book 4
  • Carrot and Spinach Slice – book 4

Cauliflower

  • Cauliflower Au Gratin – book 3

Egg plant

  • Eggplant Parmigiana – book 6
  • Shanghai Beef Stir Fry with Almonds – book 7

Potato

  • Quick and Easy Potato Bake – book 6

Pumpkin

  • Chicken and Roast Pumpkin Risotto – book 7
  • Moroccan Pumpkin Soup – book 7
  • Roast Pumpkin and Spinach Pie – book 5

Snow Peas

  • Asian Green Stir Fry – book 6
  • Rendang Beef and Vegetable Curry – book 7

Sweet Corn

Tomatoes

  • Tomato Bacon Muffins – book 7
  • Tomato Basil Bacon Soup – book 7

Zucchini


What fruit is in season in autumn?

According to the list*, autumn seasonal fruits include: Apples, bananas, figs, grapes, Kiwifruit, lemons, nectarines, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums, quinces, and watermelon. That’s more than enough to give you some variety in your menu plan without blowing the budget.

Some of my recipes made with these seasonal fruits:

Fresh Apples

  • Apple and Prune Loaf – book 5
  • Apple Cinnamon Muffins – book 1
  • Apple Currant Crumble Slice – book 7
  • Apple Sultana Teacake – book 2

Bananas

  • Caramel Banana Self-Saucing Pudding – book 3
  • Chocolate Banana Cake – book 6

Lemons

Pears

  • Pear and Almond Tart – book 5
  • Pear and Cranberry Loaf – book 5
  • Pear and Walnut Salad – book 6
  • Rhubarb and Pear Cobbler – book 7 (Gluten Free baking section)

Let’s wrap this up

Seasonal fruit and vegetables are the key to including healthy meals that don’t break the grocery budget. Remember, a healthy meal plan should include 5 serves of vegetables and 2-3 serves of fruit per day.

  • 1 serve of vegetables = ½ cup
  • 1 serve of fruit = 150g (includes skin and seeds).

Download your FREE eBook. Quick Guide: Recipes with Autumn Seasonal Fruit & Veg



Want more? Read my 5 healthy eating tips


*Source: http://seasonalfoodguide.com/australia-general-seasonal-fresh-produce-guide-fruits-vegetables-in-season-availability.html

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