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6 months of healthy eating

For the past 6 months, I’ve been posting a picture of my weekly grocery shopping.

Here you can see what I typically keep at home.

What you see in these pictures had made up +-85% of what I have eaten in the past 6 months. How cool! I hate letting anything go to waste, and I generally finish it all by the end of the week. I am a flexitarian or weekday vegetarian. The weekends are all about bacon, cheese, and braai (BBQ).

Over 6 months, all this food has cost R8195.

I get 5 – 7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners (and snacks.)

My maths skills are no good, but it works out to less than R20 a meal. Anyone who says that eating healthy is expensive is making excuses!

This will be my last post in this series. I have proven my point to myself. I always shop at a Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

How do you manage a healthy diet?

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It starts in the cart

This is what I got for R430 (+- $43) from Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa, this morning.

healthy grocery shopping South Africa

300 g walnuts
300 g pecan nuts
100 g Brazil nuts
100 g macadamia nuts
1 Kg pink lady apples
1 lemon
5 bananas
2 papaya
800 g strawberries
4 oranges
500 g raisins
250 g mini Italian tomatoes
2 avocados
20 g rocket / arugula
20 g basil
cauliflower & broccoli
1 Kg carrots
130 g rice cakes
500 ml unfiltered apple cider vinegar
rice cakes

Living healthy in South Africa

This is what I got from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa this morning for R365 (+- $36.3.)

2014.10.19 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

200 g Brazil nuts, almonds, macadamias, pecans
400 g Tahini
800 g strawberries
5 bananas
3 papaya
1 pineapple
7 naartjies / tangerines
1.5 Kg pears
1 lemon
2 avocados
200 g mini Italian tomatoes
1 Kg carrots
20 g rocket / arugula
20 g fresh mint
cauliflower & broccoli
1 litre full cream plain yoghurt
6 free range XL eggs

Eating healthy in South Africa

This is what I got from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa last Sunday for R300 (+- $30.)

2014.10.05 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

300 g pecans, almonds, macadamias, Brazil nuts
800 g strawberries
2 Kg grapefruit
4 papaya
5 bananas
1 Kg apples
1 lemon
2 avocados
200 g mini Italian tomatoes
2 brinjals / aubergines
cauliflower & broccoli
1 Kg carrots
20 g fresh rocket / arugula
20 g fresh sage
400 g desiccated coconut

Healthy grocery shopping South Africa

Here’s what I got for R380 (+- $38) from Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

healthy grocery shopping South Africa

800g Macadamia, Brazil nuts, cashews, large, plain
500g linseed/flax seeds
250g poppy seeds
2 x 165ml coconut milk
400g strawberries
1Kg apples
3 papayas
1 Queen pineapple
5 bananas
1 English cucumber
1Kg naartjies/tangerines
250g mini Italian tomatoes
30g fresh basil
30g fresh mint
400g green beans
1Kg carrots
500g popcorn kernels

= 6-7 breakfasts, 5 packed lunches, 1-2 lunches, and 6-7 dinners.