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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

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 diet South Africa

Here’s what I got for R390 (+- $39) at Pick ‘n Pay in Cape Town, South Africa today.

2014.09.28 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

100 g walnuts
150 g pecans, Brazil, cashews and macadamias
4 papayas
800 g strawberries
5 bananas
1 lemon
1 Kg naartjies / tangerines
1 Kg pink lady apples
2 avocados
200 g mini Italian tomatoes
1 Kg carrots
cauliflower & broccoli
red and white baby cabbage
20 g fresh mint
20 g fresh rocket / arugula
1 Kg rolled oats
1 litre full cream plain yoghurt
200 g cocoa powder

Healthy eating in South Africa

Here’s what I got for R290 (+-$29) at Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa last Sunday.

Health grocery shopping South Africa

800 g strawberries
3 papaya
7 tangerines / naartjies
1 Cayenne pineapple
5 bananas
1 lemon
1 Kg pink lady apples
200 g mini Italian tomatoes
2 avocados
cauliflower & broccoli
1 Kg carrots
20 g rocket / arugula
3 x 165 ml coconut cream
150 g macadamias, pecans, & Brazil nuts
100 g hazelnuts
6 free range eggs

It starts in the cart

This is what I got last Sunday for R270 (+-$27) at Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

healthy grocery shopping South Africa

200 g Brazil nuts, macadamias, pecan nuts
100 g walnuts
100 g almonds
3 papaya
1 Kg Pink lady apples
1 lemon
1 Queen pineapple
5 bananas
2 avocados
250 g mini Italian tomatoes
cauliflower & broccoli
1 Kg carrots
2 brinjals / aubergines
1 red onion
20 g fresh mint
20 g fresh parsley
garlic
ginger

Healthy living in South Africa

Here’s what I got for R310 (+- $31) last Sunday from Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

2014.09.07 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

250 g walnuts, Brazil nuts, macadamias, cashews, pecans
400 g strawberries
3 papaya
7 narrtjies / tangerines
1.5 Kg pears
1 Queen pineapple
1 Kg apples
5 bananas
1 English cucumber
2 avocados
250 mini Italian tomatoes
1 Kg carrots
2 brinjals
30 g fresh thyme
30 g fresh basil
250 g mushrooms
ground cinnamon refill

Living healthy in South Africa

This is what I got for R260 / +-$26 from Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

healthy living South Africa

400g strawberries
3 papaya
1Kg apples
1 Queen pineapple
1Kg naartjies/tangerines
6 x bananas
250g mini Italian tomatoes
1Kg rolled oats
6 Xl free-range eggs
2 x 165ml coconut milk
cauliflower & broccoli
1Kg carrot
English mustard powder

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?

My R270 (+- $27) healthy food spend

I ate pretty unhealthy (unhealthily?) on the weekend but this healthy spend should get me back on track.

This is what I got for R270 at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

healthy food shopping South Africa

150g cashews, almonds, Pecans
100g Brazil nuts
100g Walnuts
2 x 165ml coconut milk
1 litre plain full cream yoghurt
1.5 kg avocado
3 papayas
+-6 small bananas
1 pineapple
half tray tangerines / naartjies
2 brinjals (aubergines)
cauliflower + broccoli
400g green beans
1 onion
250g mushrooms
500g popcorn kernals

This is what I got last time.
This is the other food that I generally keep at home.

What does R270 worth of groceries look like for you?

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Be healthy y’all!