To the tune of “I Can Sing A Rainbow"... Peas & beans & fennel & leek, zucchini and snow peas too - you can taste the rainbow, taste the rainbow, taste the rainbow with Marley Spoon!

Spring is here and what better time to take a look at your nutrition than in the lead up to National Nutrition Week. Beginning more than two decades ago, National Nutrition Week runs from 14-20 October and is Nutrition Australia’s healthy eating awareness week. Try For 5 is an annual campaign developed by Nutrition Australia that runs during National Nutrition Week, encouraging Australians to increase their vegetable consumption to the recommended five serves per day.

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Our Culinary Director, Olivia, is an ambassador for National Nutrition Week - so to celebrate, we’ll get you in the know on the best produce to buy and cook right now.

The benefits of eating seasonal produce are numerous. Not only is it the freshest and most organic produce at the time, it’s usually cheaper, and helps local farmers too - and we all know they need it right now. Get your five a day with this handy list.

The top produce to add to your shopping basket this Spring:

  • Blueberries (closer to the end of October)
  • Papaya
  • Zucchini
  • Asparagus
  • Pineapple
  • Artichoke
  • Asian greens (bok choy, choy sum, gai laan, wombok)
  • Beans - broad, snow and green
  • Fennel
  • Peas
  • Leek

Here are some of our upcoming dishes this month that will feature some of this luscious, fresh, local produce! Pop them in your box and enjoy!

Pork Dan Dan Noodles with Choy Sum

Pork Dan Dan

Grilled Salmon with Spring Fennel Salad

Baked Salmon

Speedy Thai-Style Vegetable Curry with Vermicelli Noodles

Thai Curry

Five Spice Chicken Stir-Fry with Ginger, Snow Peas and Pak Choy

5 spice stir fry

Happy Cooking!