Fruit and vegetables in season for July

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Fruits and Vegetables in Season in July

Buying fruits and vegetables in season is a great way to shop as they are usually the cheaper and more readily available.

The Australian Guide to Healthy Eating recommends we all eat at least 5 serves of vegetables every day. Now you may be thinking what is a serve? A serve of vegetables is: ½ cup of cooked colourful vegetables (not potatoes as they are in a different food group) or one cup of raw/salad vegetables.

Next time you are at the shops, try a fruit and vegetable in season you wouldn’t normally buy- not only are you including more in your diet but you are also expanding your variety of nutrients. So why not try something new (see below for tips)- you can use this page for information on fruits and vegetables in season each month.

Fruits in season in July

  • Banana
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemon
  • Mandarin
  • Orange

Vegetables in season in July

  • Beanshoots
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels Sprout
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel
  • Mushrooms
  • Potato
  • Silverbeet

Try something new

  • Try banana mashed through porridge or on cereal
  • Orange – toss through a salad to make things interesting
  • Grill a halved grapefruit, drizzled with little honey for 5-6 minutes.
  • Roasted carrots are delicious and a great side dish for winter!
  • Add steamed cauliflower to mashed potato.
  • Mushrooms go beautifully with poached eggs on multigrain toast for a hot breakfast treat.

For more information and recipe ideas on fruits and vegetables visit the ‘Go for 2&5′ website http://www.gofor2and5.com.au/

References

www.betterhealthchannel.vic.gov.au
www.marketfresh.com.au
www.gofor2and5.com.au

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