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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

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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?

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

Healthy grocery shopping

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

2014.07.27 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

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!

It starts in the cart

I’ve been quiet, I know…

Here’s my Sunday shop: R330 (+-$30) healthy food from Pick ‘n Pay Supermarket, Cape Town, South Africa.

I should add that each post in this series represents the food that I eat in a week. I don’t let anything go to waste. I always get 6-7 breakfasts, lunches, and dinners, and snacks. To anyone that says ‘eating healthy’ is expensive, I beg to differ.

I’m doing this series as a visual representation to myself. I’ve recently started a full-time job, and I thought it would be hard to keep up, but I’m managing! Kudos to anyone working and maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and even more to anyone also supporting and caring for a family!

2014.07.20 healthy grocery shopping South Africa

100g raw almonds
100g raw walnuts
100g hazel nuts
100g Brazil nuts, cashews
1 Queen pineapple
1Kg pink lady apples
3 papayas
1Kg Avocado
5 bananas
half tray tangerines/naartjies
500g seedless raisins
250g cherry tomatoes
30g mint
1Kg carrots
cauliflower and broccoli
250g mushrooms
1Kg rolled oats

What does your weekly grocery spend look like?

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

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.