real food

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.

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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

It starts in the cart

This is what I got for R330 (+-$33) today at Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa:

Healthy grocery shopping South Africa

150 g macadamias, Brazil nuts, pecans
100 g walnuts
3 papaya
800 g strawberries
5 bananas
1 Kg apples
4 grapefruit
2 avocados
200 g mini Italian tomatoes
1 Kg carrots
cauliflower & broccoli
20 g fresh basil
20 g fresh mint
500 g raisins
1 Kg rolled oats
130 g rice cakes

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

Healthy living in South Africa

Here’s what I got for R210 (+-$21) at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

This will make 6-7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinner, as well as snacks. Nothing goes to waste!

healthy grocery shopping in South Africa

400 g strawberries
4 papaya
1 Queen pineapple
5 bananas
1 Kg Pink Lady apples
1 Kg naartjies / tangerines
1 avocado
1 English cucumber
250 g mini Italian tomatoes
cauliflower and broccoli
1 Kg carrots
30 g fresh mint
30 g fresh Basil
500 g white mushrooms
200 g desiccated coconut

Here’s other stuff what I generally keep at home.

What does your weekly grocery shopping haul look like?

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.

Healthy grocery shopping

Here’s what I got for +- R230 ($23) at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa.

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150 g Brazil nuts, macadamias, and pecan nuts

3 x 165 ml coconut milk

200 g Medjool dates

250 g currants

half tray naartjies / tangerines

1 Kg apples

3 papaya

5 bananas

2 avocados

1 queen pineapple

250 g mini Italian tomatoes

1 Kg carrots

Hooray for healthy shopping!

R350 (+-$35) healthy food spend

 I try to follow a largely whole food lifestyle (during the week, at least, anyway.)

This is what I got for R350 at Pick ‘n Pay supermarket in Cape Town, South Africa:

R350 healthy food spend

R350 healthy food spend

1 litre full cream yogurt
1 Kg choice grade raisins
2 x 165 ml coconut milk
100g Brazil nuts
150 g Almonds, Cashews, Pecan nuts
400 g Tahini (Sesame butter)
500 g popcorn
500 g button mushrooms
400 g green beans
1 avocado
3 papayas
1 pineapple
2 bananas
Half tray tangerines (naartjies)

This is what I got last time.

This post will give you an idea of other things I keep in stock at home.

I’d love to see how you manage your grocery shopping!?

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Be healthy, y’all!

My R300 (+-$30) real food spend

What does $30 of real food look like to you?

What does $30 of real food look like to you?

This is what I got for R300 (+- $30) at Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket in South Africa:

50g sliced beef biltong (jerky)
1l full cream/Greek style yoghurt
6 large free range eggs
100g Brazil nuts
100g Pecan nuts
100g Cashew nuts
100g Walnuts
500g white mushrooms
2 avocados
1 pineapple
3 bananas
3 papayas
400g baby marrows (zucchini)
80g wild rocket (Arugula)
400g green beans
1kg carrots

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

What does $30 of real food look like to you?

See what I got last time, here.