If you are looking to eat healthy and save money on your grocery bill, ALDI is the place for your next shopping trip. Get the ALDI grocery list made by a registered dietitian here.
This post is sponsored by ALDI. I was compensated to write this post. I am extremely happy to work with them as ALDI has made a huge impact in my life and ability to eat healthy. All opinions and views are my own.
- Clancy’s Tortilla Chips
- 80% Dark Chocolate Bars (#1)
- Simply Nature Fruit & Nut Bar and Energy Bars (#2)
- Simply Nature Kids Squeezable Fruit Blends (#3)
- Live G-Free line (#4)
- Nuts and Dried Fruit
- Burman’s Whole Grain Mustard
- Wine and Beer (#5)
- Spices (#6)
- The Special Buy Aisle* (#7)
- Produce (#8)
- Olive oil and vinegars
- Canned Goods
- Deli Meat and Cheese
- Fresh Meats (#9)
- Whole Wheat Bread (#10)
- Dairy and Eggs (#11)
- Frozen Foods
- Good News
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Now, let’s talk about the kind of products and food items you’ll find.
First of all, let me prepare you on where to find prices of products at ALDI. You always look up. ALDI prices are listed above frequently.
Here are my current favorite ALDI finds in order of the store flow so it’s easier to remember.
Clancy’s Tortilla Chips
So Team Braddock loves tortilla chips and I’m not afraid to say it. I look for chips with a super short ingredient list like corn or potatoes, salt, and oil. I don’t buy them much though because chips are so expensive, but these are a real deal. And remember, using your chips as a vehicle for getting in great veggies like salsa and avocado (or guacamole), all of which are also available at ALDI, is a great way to eat more plant-based foods.
80% Dark Chocolate Bars (#1)
ALDI specialty chocolate is unreal, both in flavor and price. They get all their chocolate from Europe and you can taste it. I love that they have super dark chocolate and it comes in individually wrapped bars (inside this bigger box). I like having a little bit of chocolate every day so this makes it easy to enjoy a reasonable portion that’s higher in health promoting polyphenols.
Simply Nature Fruit & Nut Bar and Energy Bars (#2)
These products are similar to KIND bars and Clif bar and they taste great. The Simply Nature line is an ALDI exclusive that is mostly organic products.
Simply Nature Kids Squeezable Fruit Blends (#3)
This is the best price you will find on squeezable fruits. They are delicious and my kids love them as snacks on the go.
Live G-Free line (#4)
ALDI has this wonderful line of gluten free products and they are scattered everywhere through the store. We personally do not eat gluten free, but for those who do, it’s easy to find all kind of options at ALDI.
Nuts and Dried Fruit
ALDI has a huge selection of different dried fruits and nuts at phenomenal prices. I buy dried cherries, blueberries and apricots as well as walnuts and almonds.
Burman’s Whole Grain Mustard
Mustard is actually a pretty healthy condiment and I LOVE this whole grain mustard. I use this pantry staple on our sandwiches and in salad dressings or anywhere I might need a dijon mustard.
Wine and Beer (#5)
You might be surprised to see alcohol on the list of dietitian picks at ALDI but it is absolutely worth noting. The ALDI wines and beers I sampled have pleasantly surprised me. Some of my favorites are their red blends and Monterey beer (which is similar to Corona light).
All the spices. I repeat, ALL THE SPICES, have low prices. Yes please.
The Special Buy Aisle* (#7)
ALDI has this amazing aisle that is always full of a variety of food and non-food products. It is A-MAZE-ING. Depending on the time of year, they sell kitchen tools and supplies, gardening everything, home organization pieces, decorations, toys, crafts, small appliances and so much more. This aisle is always changing so you never know what kind of cool stuff they will have at your local store. Some of my favorite special buy purchases have been pizza pans, drawer organizers, yard tool holder, decorative mirrors, door hooks, and storage bins. The prices were all ridiculously low and I’ve been very happy with the quality.
*Available while quantities last. All products may not be available in all ALDI stores. Prices subject to change.
ALDI carries most of the fresh produce I like to buy so it had to make the list of dietitian picks at ALDI. From time to time the stock at my store is a little picked over, but typically, I’m happy. I tend to buy bananas, tomatoes, whole pineapple, carrots, broccoli, peppers, apples, berries, citrus, zucchini and asparagus. They have a small selection of organic produce too.
Olive oil and vinegars
I’m a bit of an olive oil/vinegar snob as I like good tasting, good quality stuff. ALDI’s products and prices are great options and I continue to buy them.
My FAV and most exciting produce to buy is avocados. This is one of the foods I wasn’t able to buy regularly because they are pricey for not a lot of food. But at ALDI, they are definitely within my grocery budget. Thank you ALDI!
There are a large variety of canned goods to choose from but some of my favorites are the canned tomatoes and beans. Many of these options are available in their organic line, Simply Nature, too.
Deli Meat and Cheese
Deli meat is another food I just couldn’t afford on a regular basis. I like all natural deli meats but I just can’t spend $8-$10 a pound. Simply-Nature turkey and ham are a good price and are now staples in my shopping cart. The cheese selection at ALDI is also pretty impressive. They have a variety of sliced, block and fancy cheeses that are all at affordable prices.
Fresh Meats (#9)
ALDI has a good selection of beef and poultry. I like buying ground beef and whole chickens (this is what I use for my Slow Cooker “Roasted” Chicken).
Whole Wheat Bread (#10)
There are two kinds of whole grain bread at ALDI and both are at a great price.
Dairy and Eggs (#11)
The prices on Greek yogurt, milk, kefir, and eggs is ridiculous! I can now afford organic milk and kefir again. ALDI usually only carries one type of organic milk (2% or Skim) so just be prepared for that. Hooray! Eggs are almost always at lower prices per dozen than other stores and I stock up on them. Know that the eggs display looks different than what a lot of people are used to but you will get used to it.
I really like the frozen seafood selection. I’ve bought the salmon and swai, which is the fish I’ve used lately in the easy meal 4 Ingredient Crunchy Fish. I also love the prices on the frozen fruits, which we use in smoothies and the whole grain frozen waffles which are a lifesaver for breakfast. There’s a lot of fun products in this section to try out.
There always seems to be something new at ALDI that catches my eye and I must try. They often have “special buys” which are items that are limited time only. Some of them are being tested to see if they could be successful year long products and therefore will stick around. One of my all time special buys was their canned tart cherries, which I used in my Chocolate Tart Cherry Recovery Smoothie. Please please please bring these back ALDI!!
So there you have my round up of ALDI favorite products. Leave me a comment and tell me what your favorite items are OR if you think you just might give ALDI a try for the first time. I’m pretty sure your life will be changed forever too.
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