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March: Seasonal Foods

Peppers

Peppers

Peppers are very low in calories. The different colours depend on how mature the pepper is when picked, green being the youngest and red the most matured. Green peppers have quite a bitter taste, and red much sweeter. Red peppers also have the highest amount of vitamin C, great for strengthening your immune system and keeping your skin looking young. Snack on them raw, throw them in a salad or stir fry, or bake them, as our recipe demonstrates below.

To see our Mexican Stuffed Peppers recipe, click here.

Sardines

Sardines

If you’re a fish lover, what could be better than tasty sardines? They’re relatively cheap, easily sourced, sustainable, and are high in nutrients as well. Sardines have high amounts of protein and omega-3 fatty acids, without being high in calories, and their low levels of mercury compared to other fish make them a good choice for children and pregnant women. Sardines are great for you in all forms, canned or fresh, but why not enjoy them at their best this month, and simply stick them under the grill?

To see our recipe for grilled sardines, click here.

Spinach

Spinach

There’s a reason Popeye was such a fan of this leafy green. Although it may not make your muscles grow instantly, The high levels of vitamin K in spinach will help your bones to stay nice and healthy (spinach comes only second to kale in terms of vitamin K). The vitamin A, C and E also make it a great antioxidant. Eat it fresh, steamed, or make a great sauce with it, like in this classic Indian recipe.

To see our Saag Panner recipe, click here.

Salmon

Salmon

Like sardines, salmon is also high in omega-3; not only does this have great benefits to heart health, some research has also shown it to benefit the brain’s function and wellbeing too. It’s levels of selenium will work to improve joint inflammation as well. If sushi isn’t your thing, but you’d like to be eased into the world of raw fish, ceviche could be a good place for you to start. Leaving the salmon in lime juice gentle “cooks” the fish, giving you a wonderfully fresh and zingy flavour. It’s so simple, and perfect when salmon is in season.

To see our Salmon Ceviche recipe, click here.

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