Sunshine on a plate
Fingers crossed, the British summertime is on its way, bringing with it an abundance of vibrant, fresh, and delicious fruits and vegetables.
With the summer months promising longer days and, hopefully, warmer weather, we often turn to meals that are lighter and more refreshing to fill our plates – colourful salads, light mains, and fruity desserts.
The perfect excuse to get outside, whether it’s for a family barbeque, a relaxing picnic or simply to enjoy the novelty of eating outdoors, make the most of what summer has to offer to bring life and variety to your meals.
Diabetes shouldn’t hold you back from making adventurous choices;fruitsand vegetables play an important part in the effective management of diabetes and help maintain good blood sugar so experiment to your heart’s content – your body will thank you for it.
Enjoying seasonal ingredients at their best
With lots of supermarkets allowing us to enjoy any fruit or vegetable all year round – from sweet strawberries in winter to warming root vegetables in summer – you might well ask if seasonal eating is relevant. Here at Enjoy Food, we believe that as seasonal food is fresher, it’s often much tastier and more nutritious as a result.
See the light with seasonal summer eating:
- Ingredients are fresher and tastier
Produce can contain higher levels of nutrition
- Often cheaper as you avoid paying premiums on imported produce
- Support for the local economy and local growers
- A chance to reconnect with nature’s cycles
Life’s a beach with summer fruit and veg
It can be confusing to know which fruits or vegetables are in season at any given time – our handy section below contains information on the types of summer fruit and veg available to you:
A selection of some of Britain's delicious summer fruit and veg.
Delicious, nutritious recipe ideas
Use ourrecipe finderto discover new and exciting ways to cook and prepare summer fruit and veg. Search by ingredient, type of meal or simple use ‘summer’ as a keyword. Here are a selection of our favourites: