August seasonal foods plan

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Watermelon is great in August and refreshing in the heat - plus it's really low in calories! August is also a great month for fruit, such as cherries, strawberries, raspberries, gooseberries, figs, plums and damsons. So if you've got a sweet tooth swap fattening chocolate for fruit to lose weight.


  • Low-fat Greek yogurt with a tsp of honey and 2tbsp of fresh strawberries and raspberries.
  • A bowl of muesli with fresh seasonal berries of your choice.
  • Wholegrain cereal with a large handful of gooseberries, blueberries and redcurrants with a tsp of honey.
  • 4 grilled tomatoes on two slices of wholemeal toast.
  • 4 grilled figs with 2tsp of honey and a dollop of low-fat crème fraiche.
Score the top of the figs in a criss-cross cut, pull apart a little and drizzle the honey over the figs. Grill until the figs are lightly toasted. Serve hot with the crème fraiche.

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  • Tuna and sweetcorn salad. A bowl of mixed berries of your choice with a small pot of low-fat Greek yogurt and a tsp of honey.
  • Reduced-fat feta cheese, tomato and fresh basil salad with brown rice 2tbsp of stewed gooseberries and a small pot of low-fat custard.
  • Watercress soup with a toasted brown roll and 1 large scoop of fruit sorbet
  • 2 small egg omelette with grated courgette and sweetcorn and a side salad. A handful of fresh raspberries with 1 scoop of reduced calorie vanilla ice cream.


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- Find out more about seasonal eating
- What does celebrity chef Gregg Wallace say about eating in season?

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