FRUIT AND VEGETABLES IN SEASON FOR JANUARY…

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With Veganuary very popular in January, it’s nice to know that fruits and vegetables are available this month.

The National Trust write why not get the New Year off to a good start by tucking into the best fresh veg available in gardens, allotments and shops.

January is a great time to prune back your fruit trees, and if you do it now, you will see fabulous results later in the year. It’s quite a quiet time on the harvesting front, but tasty veg such as parsnips, swedes and leeks should be good to go. 

Vegetables in January are:

  • Brussels sprouts
  • Spring green cabbage 
  • Savoy cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Kale
  • Parsnips
  • Swedes

The fruits in January are

  • Apples
  • Pears

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7 WAYS TO HELP YOU WITH VEGANUARY…

Are you struggling with ideas for Veganuary? I think most of us are struggling with everything at the moment so here are some tips to help you win with Veganuary. In Dr. Vegan’s article, plant-based nutritionist Riya Lakhani (ANutr), has put together some easy hacks to help you get the most out of plant-based eating.

When putting together your shopping list, plan your meals in advance to help you keep your meal choices varied and nutritionally sound. Your grocery list should contain the following:

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables. No rules here but try butternut squash, pomegranates and sweet potatoes
  • Carbohydrate sources including oats, rice, quinoa, whole-wheat pasta and noodles
  • Protein sources such as kidney beans, white beans, black-eyed peas and lentils 
  • Healthy fat sources including nuts and chia seeds, avocados and nut butters
  • Refrigerated foods including tofu, tempeh, seitan, plant-based milks
  • Sauces and condiments including tomato sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, mustard and chilli sauce
  • Cupboard staples including coconut milk, coconut flour, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, nutritional yeast, herbs and spices

There are some delicious recipes to inspired you like Avocado Spinach Whole-Grain Toast

 Veggie Stir-fried Noodles

or Thai Green Curry with Tofu and Broccoli Florets

You can find lots of ideas on Dr. Vegan’s site which sell higher quality, naturally sourced, and plant-based supplements that really work. Made in the UK, Dr. Vegan’s products are naturally sourced and plant-based, more absorbable, and contain zero animal products or any nasty additives.