After what feels like the longest winter ever, spring is finally in the air. As the sun (hopefully) starts to shine, it’s the perfect time to change up your Slimming World meals with gorgeous seasonal ingredients – and there’s a bumper crop of fresh fruit and vegetables ripe for the picking this month.
Whether you buy your fruit and veg at your local supermarket or a nearby farm shop, filling your basket with what’s in season means it’ll be extra fresh and flavoursome – and you’ll often get more for your money, too. Plus, because most fruits and vegetables are Free Foods when you’re Food Optimising, you can pile your plate high with colourful produce to keep your weight loss journey feeling like a bright, brilliantly tasty dream.
Our seasonal shopping lists make stocking up on these fab foods really easy. We’ve packed our April list with fruit and veg and suggested some of our favourite springtime recipes to help you make the very most of them. Which one will you try first?
A Food Optimising feast wouldn’t be complete without a selection of weight loss-boosting spring vegetables to go with it, and you’re spoilt for choice this month. These crop stars will help you take your Sunday roast to the next level:
purple sprouting broccoli
Served with plenty of the veggies on our list, this succulent roast leg of lamb makes a show-stopping dinner that’ll finish your weekend with a flourish.
While it’s slimmer pickings on the fruit front until berries burst back into season, these sweet superheroes will keep your salads and snack boxes looking colourful and tasting sensational until summer arrives.
Our jewelled fruit salad is the perfect place for pomegranates. Swap the oranges in this recipe for grapefruit and you’ll enjoy a mouth-watering medley of fresh fruits that are deliciously in season and completely Free!
MORE FOR MEMBERS: Slimming World members will find over 1,500 slimming-friendly recipes to celebrate every season over on the exclusive member website and app.