Time to shop for the week? Don’t forget to add these #WHSupermarketStars to your list…
Rhodes Chick Peas in Brine (R10.50, Pick n Pay)
Points for affordability and convenience – who has time for a tin opener anyway? Plus these chickpeas are certified kosher and halaal.
100g: 420kJ, 2.3g fat (0.4g sat fat), 16g carbs, 395mg sodium, 6.2g fibre, 6.7g protein
Sriracha Hot Chilli Sauce (R60, Woolworths)
Thanks to the rise of Thai cuisine and chefs popularising it (we’re looking at you Ottolenghi), Sriracha sauce is becoming an SA pantry staple. We love it because it goes with almost anything!
100ml: 790kJ, 0.9g fat (0.2g sat fat), 43g carbs, 1515mg sodium, 4.5g fibre, 2.5g protein
Willow Creek Extra Virgin Olive Oil (R76, Pick n Pay)
The squeezy bottle makes using this olive oil super-easy. It’s also endorsed by the Heart and Stroke Foundation and is certifed kosher and halaal.
100ml: 3 387kJ, 90.8g fat (14.9g sat fat), 0g carbs, 4mg sodium, 0g fibre, 0.2g protein
Westfalia Fruit Avocado Oil Plain (R33, Woolworths)
Ideal for cooking, baking and dipping, this vegan oil is high in monounsaturated fats and a great source of omega-3. It’s also got the Heart and Stroke Foundation stamp of approval.
100ml: 3 336kJ, 90.6g fat (17g sat fat), 0g carbs, 0mg sodium, 0g fibre, 0.6g protein
First Choice Full Cream Milk Long Life (R12, Pick n Pay)
Sourced only from pasture-fed cows, this UHT milk bears the G-free stamp indicating that it’s free of bacteria and harmful substances. The carton is also environmentally friendly.
100ml: 274kJ, 3.4g fat, 3.4g carbs, 33mg sodium, 0g fibre, 3.6g protein
Tia’s Raisin Free Muesli (R63, Spar)
Perfect for those raisin-haters who spend hours picking the dried fruit from their bowls, this muesli is also wheat-free and has no added sugar.
100g: 2156kJ, 34.9g fat (7.8g sat fat), 34.4g carbs, 45mg sodium, 8.4g fibre, 18.8g protein
Futurelife Zero Smart Food (R42, Spar)
Gluten-free, cholesterol-free, high in protein and fibre, but low in fat (with no added cane sugar), Futurelife Zero is a good brekky option for kilojoule-counting followers.
100g: 1380kJ, 3.9g fat (1g sat fat), 55g carbs, 336mg sodium, 12mg fibre, 18g protein
OhMega Macadamia Butter (R90, Spar)
Of all nuts, macadamias contain the highest percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids, which help lower cholesterol and improve blood-sugar levels. This product is made with 100 percent macadamia nuts – nothing else.
100g: 3006kJ, 76.1g fat (11.9g sat fat), 5.4g carbs, 4mg sodium, 8g fibre, 7.8g protein
Sam Mills Corn & Quinoa Pasta Penne (R33, Dis-Chem)
The addition of quinoa to this gluten-free pasta means extra protein, plus it’s low in fat and cooks in 12 minutes. It’s also certified kosher.
100g: 1 517kJ, 0.8g fat (0g sat fat), 80g carbs, 0g sodium, 1g fibre, 7g protein