Short answer? No! Not at all. Healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle can be as “cheap” and as expensive as you want to make it. Today I did my weekly shop and it came out to AED92. If you don’t live in the UAE that comes out to USD25, Euro20 or British Pounds19 for my weekly shop.
Obviously my diet is very heavy on fruit and vegetables and I rarely purchase meat so this does keep my grocery bill down. Note: My main source of animal protein comes from eggs and fish.
In this video I go through my weekly shop, how much everything costs, what I will use it for as well as what my staples at home are (yes I included tea as a staple …don’t judge!). I also give you some tips on grocery shopping with a healthy mindset as well as where you can get deals on health foods in the UAE (pssss. yes that means Organic Foods & Cafe has designated sale days).
Let me know if you have any questions and even suggestions.
Eat well, be well, be happy.