Late Summer Nutrition

 Julie Hanson

The Food List for Late Summer

Yellow is the colour of the season, and orange fruit and vegetables are the things to eat at this time of year. 

Yellow is the colour of the season, yellow and orange fruit and vegetables are the thing to eat of the antioxidant beta-carotene and have some vitamin C and E, essential for nourishing the immune system.


Naturally Sweet Foods

Cooking Style for Late Summer

How you cook is also relevant as the cooking method has a direct effect on the energy of the food. Prepare and cook properly. The ideal way of cooking at this time of year is salute or sweat vegetables, with a low flame or in the oven
Do not eat too much raw as it adds to the dampness of the season!

Naturally sweet foods support the immune system, as the sweet flavour harmonises the other flavours and forms the centre of our diet. It makes us feel nourished which is one of the key seasonal words. They stimulate the circulation and nourish us, and late summer is all about nourishment. Lamb, trout, mussels, venison, are amongst the best animal protein foods suitable in the UK

Sweet root vegetables in the oven with salt, pepper and a little olive oil

Shopping List

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Blackberries
  • Carrots
  • Chickpeas
  • Courgettes
  • Parsnips
  • Dates
  • Duck
  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Millet
  • Mushrooms

Shopping List (cont)

  • Mung beans
  • Nectarines
  • Oats
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pumpkin
  • Red peppers
  • Yellow peppers
  • Stewed fruit
  • Sweet potato
  • Tomatoes
  • Walnuts
  • Yellow squash