What I Get At Aldi

I am just now jumping onto the Aldi train, but let me tell you I sure am glad I did!

I had been seeing my friends’ posts about it and I was always a little skeptical. To be honest, it seemed like one of the “cheap” grocery stores and I wasn’t sure it would have good, quality stuff.

Boy, was I wrong.

Since the girls have started school, I make one day a week my grocery shopping day. I plan out all of our meals on Sunday and usually do my grocery shopping on Wednesday.

My Aldi obsession all started with this lady. I found this meal plan and made almost everything on it.

I started with the Italian Beef. Then, the Snap Crackle Pop Chicken and then the leftover Italian Beef & Black Bean quesadillas.

Italian Beef

Since then, I have moved the majority of my shopping over there and here’s some of my favorite things I have discovered there:

Bread

  • Seedtastic is my everyday bread, I have one in the fridge and one in the freezer at all times.

  • Baguette
  • Plain Bagels
  • Brownies (I used to make the Raspberry Brownie Bites for Valentine’s Day)

Produce

  • Grapefruit
  • Apples
  • Oranges (Cuties)
  • Kiwi
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Strawberries (Which were LOCAL, btw! Plant City strawberries! What?)
  • Caesar salad mix
  • Tomatoes

Dairy

  • Organic reduced fat milk
  • Yogurt
    • Plain Greek (substitute for sour cream)
    • Greek Vanilla
    • Organic whole milk Vanilla

  •  Cheeses
    • Fresh Mozzarella
    • Cube cheese
    • Provolone cheese
    • Cream cheese

Pantry

  • Seasonings
    • Taco
    • Chili
    • Veggie soup mix (I use this to make Spinach Dip)
  • Tomato basil soup

Caesar salad kit, added grilled chicken, bacon bits, hardboiled egg & avocado
  • Coconut Chia Granola
  • Superfruit spread

(this is the Organic whole milk Vanilla yogurt, 1/2 banana, super fruit spread & coconut Chia Granola)
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Organic chicken broth and Beef broth
  • ABC noodles

  • Organic ketchup
  • Organic coffee (whole bean)

Freezer

  • Black Bean Burgers (*note: these are SPICY. I tried to feed them to my girls and it did NOT wok out well)

  • BANANA POPS!!!!

Meat

  • Imitation Crab meat (I use this for Sushi Bowls)
  • Hard salami bite-sized pieces
  • Chicken thighs
  • Chuck roast (for Italian beef)

Specialty Items 

  • Heart-shaped pasta
  • Heart Marshmallows

(for Valentine’s Day)

 

 

On my list for this week (which I haven’t bought before) are: peanut butter and salsa!

I hope this was helpful and if you are hesitant on taking the plunge to Aldi, I strongly encourage you to!

A couple of notes:

  1. Bring reusable bags
  2. Bring a quarter- this is how you will get your cart (don’t worry you get it back!)

Happy Shopping!

 

5 Comments

  1. Awesome! So glad you found the meal plan — but even more glad you found ALDI. 😉 (I just posted this week’s new plan, if you want to check it out…)

  2. Hello! Cool post, amazing!!!

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