It is the first day of Winter. In all honesty, it isn’t my favourite season. So I have made a list of things to look forward to in Winter. I hope that it makes you feel better too.
- cute chunky scarves
- warm socks and slippers
- reading under the bed covers
- keeping warm next to a bonfire on a cold night
- hot drinks
- snow-boarding (note to self: plan a snow trip)
- your body burns more energy trying to keep warm (yay for extra calories)
Here is something else to look forward to this June, grapefruits, passionfruits and pomelos are now in season! Citrus fruits are clearly the way to go, so make the most of them while you can. This June we say goodbye to grapes, pomegranates and persimmons which are no longer in season.
Vegetables that are no longer in season include Swiss chard, mushrooms, okra, chestnuts, bok choy, eggplants and ginger.
Don’t worry, there are heaps of vegetables coming into season to take their place. Veggies that are now in season include beetroots, Jerusalem artichokes, kohlrabies, onions, potatoes, pumpkins and swedes. I am particularly excited by the pumpkins!
A study from the University of Newcastle recently found that eating lots of fruits and vegetables gives you a healthy glow which most people found to be more attractive than a tan.
If you need more inspiration to eat your fruits and veggies, don’t forget that flu season is about to begin. Fruits and veggies are rich in vitamins and minerals which build up our immune systems.
Now you have even more motivation to fill half your plate with veggies every lunch and dinner.
Let me know if there is anything else that I can look forward to this Winter! I’d really love to hear it.
Seasonal produce guide credit (click on link to see original source): Sydney Markets.
Photo credits (click on links to see original sources): avocados, apples, bananas, custard apples, dates, grapefruits, mandarins, kiwifruit, lemons, nashi pears, navel oranges, passionfruits, pears, pomelos, quinces, rhubarb, beetroots, Brussels sprouts, cabbages, carrots, cauliflowers, celery, celeriac, fennel, broccoli, Jerusalem artichokes, kale, kohlrabies, leeks, onions, parsnips, potatoes, pumpkins, spinach, swedes, sweet potatoes, silverbeets, turnips.