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Food shopping tips to save you money this Spring

By BzBarlow 20 Mar 2019

You may have heard that to be a savvy shopper, you need to pay attention to what season it is.

We've now hit Spring which means there are some new fruit and veg in town (for a cheaper price!) Choosing seasonal veg can have a positive impact on your wallet as well as your diet...

Asparagus
These green spears of goodness are packed with nutrients - they're a good source of fibre, folate and vitamins.

Meals to tryDippy eggs and grilled asparagus soldiersAsparagus fries and baconnaiseAsparagus omelette

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Cucumber
The ideal healthy snack and a favourite on a tuna butty, cucumbers are low in calories, promote hydration and contain valuable antioxidants.

Meals to try
Prawn, avocado & cucumber saladLemon, lime cucumber waterfried stuffed cucumbers

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Spinach
The benefits of these leafy greens are endless. This nutrient-rich veg is a great source of vitamins and minerals including iron and calcium.

Meals to try: 
Chickpea, tomato & spinach currySpinach & ricotta cannelloniSalmon & spinach tart

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Spring Onions
Lovely in Chinese dishes and salads, they are an excellent source of vitamin C and calcium.

Meals to try: Turkey & spring onion wraps,  New potatoes with spring onions & baconGinger and Spring Onion Chicken

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New Potatoes
You might not think it but potatoes are packed with vitamins and minerals, having new potatoes boiled with a little bit of butter melted on top is a wonderful thing!

Meals to try: New potato & tuna saladNew potatoes with cheddar cheese sauceMini jacket potatoes

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Rhubarb

To finish off, some seasonal fruit! Hate it or love it, rhubarb is packed with minerals like potassium, sodium, zinc, and copper. It also has copious amounts of vitamin B and tastes great in puddings!

Meals to try: Rhubarb & strawberry crumble with custardWhite chocolate mousse with poached rhubarbRhubarb cordial

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So, next time you're doing your 'big shop,' look out for the bargains on seasonal fruit and veg and try something new in the kitchen.

BzBarlow is part of the Browzer team and loves to bake.
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