grocery shopping

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

Healthy living South Africa

This is what I got for R320 (+-$32) last Sunday from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

Healthy grocery shopping South Africa

4 papaya
1 Kg apples
400 g strawberries
1 lemon
1 Queen pineapple
1 Kg naartjies / tangerines
5 bananas
250 g mini Italian tomatoes
2 avocados
1 English cucumber
broccoli
1 Kg carrots
30 g fresh basil
30 g fresh mint
100 ml dried thyme
1 l plain full-cream yogurt
130 g rice cakes
200 g carob powder
400 g tahini sesame butter

This is what my weekly grocery looked like. This provides 6-7 breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks. Nothing goes to waste!

This is what I generally keep at home.

How do you manage your shopping?

It starts in the cart

This is what I got for R290 (+-$29) at Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa. I have decided to cut out dairy for a month or two; no more full cream yoghurt for me boo hoo. I stocked up on coconut milk. The one I buy is a product of Thailand, and the only ingredients are coconut milk and water. This means that it separates. The ones that do not separate have chemicals added to separation.

2014.07.27 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

150g Pecans, Almonds, and cashews
100g Brazil nuts
6x165ml coconut milk
500g seedless raisins
1 queen pineapple
7 tangerines
4 papayas
4 bananas
500g mushrooms
30g mint
1Kg carrots
2 brinjals
cauliflower & broccoli

This is what I got last time.

This is the other stuff I generally keep at home.

How do you manage your grocery shopping?

It starts in the cart

For me, eating healthy starts in my shopping cart (I wish I could say it starts at the farmers market.)

This is what I got for +-R320 (+-$32) from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

healthy shopping south africa

200 g Douwe Egberts Coffee
1 litre Plain full cream yogurt
100 g Brazil nuts
100 g walnuts
150 g pecans, cashews, and almods
half tray tangerines / naarties
1 queen pineapple
3 papayas
3 bananas
3 avocados
1 cucumber
250 g mini Italian tomatoes
400 g green beans
30 g mint
500 g mushrooms

This is what I got last time.
This is what I generally keep at home.

Does wellness start in your shopping cart? How do you manage your grocery shopping?

My R400 (+-$40) healthy food spend

This is what I got for R400 from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town South Africa.

I’m really enjoying posting my food spends here. It makes me feel more accountable for what I buy.

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1 Cayene pineapple
1 kiwi
3 papayas
half tray tangerines/naartjies
3 bananas
2 avocados
500g white mushrooms
100g ginger
50g garlic
25g parsley
30 g mint
cauliflower & broccoli
300g Brocolli, mini corn, sugar snap peas
1kg carrots
1kg rolled oats
1 litre full cream yogurt
6 large free range eggs
200g cocoa powder
50g beef biltong (jerky)
200g raw cashews, pecans, almonds, walnuts
100g brazil nuts

This is what I bought last time.

This is other stuff I generally keep at home.

What does R400 / $40 worth of groceries look like to you?

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Be healthy, y’all!

My R350 (+-$35) real food spend

Here you can see other food I typically keep at home as part of my clean food / whole food lifestyle which involves focussing on consuming foods that have just one ingredient AKA whole foods.

This is what I got for R350 (+-R35) at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa:

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150 grams Cashew nuts + Almonds + Pecan nuts
100 grams Walnuts
100 grams Brazil nuts
1 litre Greek-style full cream yogurt
130 grams Rice cakes
1KG rolled oats
500 grams desiccated coconut
3 x 165 ml coconut milk
1 x pack of cauliflower & broccoli
80 grams Rocket (Arugula)
1 cucumber
250 grams mini Italian tomatoes
3 Avocados
4 bananas
3 papayas

What does R350 / $35 of food look like for you?

See what I got last time here.

Another R320 (+/-$32) healthy spend

I feel old when I shop like this, but ironically, I feel young when I eat like this!

Why am I posting what I bought?

When I go to the supermarket, I feel like I’m shopping in a mausoleum. Much of the food is dead. It’s packaged in boxes, tins, and plastic, and has been treated with heat and chemicals. People don’t realise this; they think that because it’s being sold in a store, that it must be fit for human consumption.

The stuff I’m buying is not necessarily organic or perfect, but I think at least a large percentage of it is fresh. It’s my new way of shopping, and I can’t imagine reverting to my old ways. I wonder to myself, if I don’t buy 70% fresh produce, then what AM I buying?

This is the healthy food I got for R320 (+-$32) at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket, Cape Town, South Africa. Nicely wrapped in plastic!

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Double Cream Greek-style yoghurt
Walnuts 100g
Raw Cashews 500g
Brazil nuts 110g
Papaya x 3
Pineapple
Bananas x 4
Cucumber
Avocados x 3
Garlic 30g
Broccoli
Red cabbage
English spinach 100g
Parsley 25g
mint 30g
mini Italian tomatoes 250g
Ginger 140g

You can see the other food I generally keep at home here.

What can you get for $32 in your country?

See what I got last time, here.