Still be inspired by food throughout autumn.
Autumn is just around the corner and our natural instint is to start hibernating and eating for comfort, how can we keep eating healthy throughout this season without feeling sluggish? Without turning to the snack foods to keep our energy levels up when the nights get darker earlier. Here is a list of fruits and vegetables in season in autumn in the UK:
cabbage (savoy and spring green)
purple sprouting broccoli
Wonderful root vegetables are great for soups, vege bakes and raw food salads! Dont forget you can still enjoy colourful salads this time of year too,
Apples: not just a handy snack, apples add zing to a salad. Packing in quite a bit of soluble fiber (4 grams per medium apple) for a modest amount of calories (95) makes apples a filling, sweet snack. Plus, a medium apple counts as 1 cup of fruit, so after eating one you’re well on your way to meeting your daily fruit quota (around 2 cups for adults on a 2,000-calorie diet). They also are a good source of immune-boosting vitamin C (providing 14% of the Daily Value).
Kiwifruit: did you know the humble kiwifruits contain more Vitamin C than oranges? Try them sliced on your breakfast cereal or sliced ontop of your favourite yoghurt.
Pears: this soft, juicy fruit is high in fibre and a good source of antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin C and potassium. Pop one in the kids’ lunches and grab one for yourself when you know you’re going to be out and about.
Grapes: you can choose from green, red or black grapes, with or without seeds. Grapes are the perfect snack because there’s no peeling or cutting required, and their bite size means they’re easy to share. Carrots: carrots are the second most popular vegetable in the world, and with good reason! Just half a carrot gives you over twice your recommended daily intake of Vitamin A. Add some diced carrot to your casserole, curry, soup or stir-fry, and grate into salads. Avocado: contains monounsaturated fats, which are healthy fats that reduce ‘bad’ LDL cholesterol in our blood; so including these fats in your diet helps reduce your risk of heart disease. Sweet Potato: with it's deliciously sweet flavour, this versatile vegie can be used in sweet and savoury dishes. Available in purple, yellow or brown varieties, store your sweet potato at room temperature out of direct sunlight.