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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

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 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!

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.

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 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.