Green board with vegetables drawn on in chalk

Eating more vegetables and less meat is great for your health and bank account, but eating seasonally is even cheaper as seasonal produce requires less effort to produce.

It’s time to snuggle in at home and enjoy some yummy comfort foods for September!

Seasonal veggies for September include:

  • Cauliflower
  • Aubergine
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet corn
  • Apples
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries

Cauliflower Cheese

Often the poorer cousin of Broccoli, Cauliflower is seen as boring and tasteless. Well, not any more! Cauliflower is high in fibre and B vitamins as well as antioxidants which can help fight cancer. What’s more, Cauliflower provides a high amount of nutrients for a small amount of calories.

Nigella Lawson Community Recipe

Cheeky Extra- you can use Cauliflower as a rice substitute. Simply chop it up and put it in a blender then either steam or fry. You can read more about this here.

Bubble and Squeak

Cabbage’s strong taste often puts people off, but it is chocked full of nutrients such as fibre and vitamins C and K. Regularly eating Cabbage can help cut your risk of obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Jamie Oliver’s Bubble & Squeak With Ham & Eggs Recipe.

Aubergine Lasagne

Known as Eggplant in the US, the Aubergine is chocked full of fibre, antioxidants, vitamins B1 and B6 as well as potassium.

Tip– always soak Aubergine in salt for 30 minutes before cooking as some Aubergines are bitter. The salt draws the bitterness out. After thirty minutes simply rinse, pat dry and cook.

Jamie Oliver’s Aubergine Lasagne

Sweet corn Fritters

The versatile sweet corn can be added to any dish as an extra portion of veggies. However, this golden treat is also a great source of Vitamin A, fibre and potassium.

BBC Food Recipe

Cheeky extra– Popcorn is a delicious, low calorie snack which also contains fibre, complex carbohydrates and is low in fat.

Apple and Pear Crumble

Rich in vitamins C and B, as well as complex vitamins and fibre, whilst Pears are rich in fibre, anitoxidants, potassium and iron. What better way to welcome Autumn than with a delicious Apple & Pear Crumble?

Tesco’s Apple and Pear Crumble Recipe– this one uses Blackberries too!

Fruit Smoothie

Blackberries are low in calories and provide vitamins A, E and K, whilst Blueberries offer Vitamin K and C and contain Manganese and other antioxidants.

Booths Blackberry and Blueberry Smoothie