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WHY It's Important To Buy Local

This week we introduced our fruit and vegetable boxes, filled with local Melbourne produce ready to be delivered to our Victorian customer’s doors. Seasonally packed, these boxes ensure fresh pantry staples are on hand at all times. 

Why have we decided on F&V boxes

We wanted to put in the extra effort so you don’t have too, and help reach our goal of making Australians healthier one meal at a time. Did you know that only 5.4% of adults in Australia meet both guidelines of the recommended daily intake for fruit and vegetables? With our fruit boxes becoming a staple in your order, complemented by dineamic meals, we can facilitate our customers in reaching these guidelines. Which, by the way, are 2 servings of fruit for both male and female, 6 servings of vegetables for males, and 5 for females. 

The importance of buying local

The distance from paddock to plate is known as “food miles”, we here at Dineamic are Locavoires so like the rest of our meals, our boxes are sourced locally. This decreases the food miles before they get to you, with our country being so vast it is not easy to grow to produce everwhere. Food may need to travel far to ensure all Australians have access to nutritious food. We also feel it’s important to put our dollars in our community’s back pocket, especially during this lockdown. 

Eating seasonal

Fruit and Vegetables grown in season are richer in flavor and nutrition, as they have ripened naturally and are exposed to their favored environments. In winter, we are gifted citrus by nature which is high in vitamin C and helps us fight colds, in summer stone fruits which are high in beta carotene that protects our skin cells from sun damage. Traditionally we have always eaten seasonally, and nowadays it’s “trending”. With people asking where it’s come from, understanding what’s in season, and realising that it’s easier on their pocket. 


So what's in season?

With the winter months nearing, lots of delicious veggies are ready to be on our plates. These include broccoli, cabbage, brussel sprouts, kale, cauliflower, lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, zucchini, peas & beans, and root vegetables like carrot, turnip, beetroot, potatoes, and pumpkin. Fruits you will see are apples, grapefruit, grapes, mandarins, melons, oranges, pears, and kiwifruit.  

  

What’s in our boxes for winter

Subject to availability our boxes contain a mixture of; Japanese pumpkin, Yellow Potatoes, Continental number, Pink lady apples, Navel oranges, Green Kiwi fruit, Cherry tomatoes, Red and Brown onions, Garlic, Capsicum, Broccoli, pears, lemons, avocado, Zucchini, sweet potato, plums, rockmelon, passion fruit, strawberries, Button mushrooms, and cos lettuce.

 

Smoothie recipes:


Passionberry Smoothie:


1/2 cup Ice

1 cup milk/milk alternative

2 Tbl yogurt

1 passionfruit 

1/2 strawberries

1/4 squeezed orange juice and flesh


*for more protein 2Tbps of rolled oats


Zesty Smoothie:


1/2 cup Ice

1 cup coconut water

2 Tbl yogurt

1 kiwi fruit

1/4 squeezed orange

1 squeezed lemon wedge


Creamy avo smoothie


1/2 half large avo

1 1/2 cup milk of choice

1 tsp of vanilla

2 tbs of maple syrup


*add 2Tbps of oats or protein powder



RDI and STATS


https://www.abs.gov.au/ausstats/abs@.nsf/Lookup/by%20Subject/4364.0.55.001~2017-18~Main%20Features~Fruit%20and%20vegetable%20consumption~105


http://www.kristinadryza.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Why-are-more-Aussies-shopping-local.pdf


http://www.nutritionaustralia.org/sites/default/files/national/Buying%20Local.pdf


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