Supermarkets have started to ration vegetables as apparently we are running short ! During the winter months we rely on Spain for most of our vegetables, but very poor weather has severely limited supplies. Courgettes were first affected, but now iceberg lettuces, aubergine and tomatoes are running short. The shortage may last until April.
But there are still many ways to get your 5-a-day. During the winter months British farmers produce plenty of vegetables including Brussel Sprouts, Cauliflower, Beetroot, Swede, Red cabbage - to mention a few. And then of course there are plenty of frozen veg options: peas, beans, edamame and sweetcorn all freeze well and are always available.
So whatever the weather, we've always got ideas to help you get your 5. Check out some of our tasty warming curries on our recipe page, or a few below:
Our Bengali Tadkari http://www.thriveonfive.co.uk/curries-index#/new-gallery-2/ or our Chipotle Chilli http://www.thriveonfive.co.uk/5-spicy#/smoky-chipotle-chilli/ or our 15 minute Chickpea Curry http://www.thriveonfive.co.uk/5-spicy#/quick-chickpea-mushroom-spinach/