Today I’m taking you shopping with me! Well, virtual shopping for all my weekly essentials with my healthy aldi shopping list.
I love Aldi for the price and the quality of their products. My mom actually did a lot of our shopping growing up at Aldi so I have little brand preference and the whole quarter for your cart and bring your own shopping bags is totally normal for me! If you are an Aldi newbie you can read more about the process of shopping at Aldi here.
Healthy Aldi Shopping List
Nuts! Almonds (roasted & lightly salted are my favorite!), walnuts, peanuts, & pecans
Organic tortilla chips
Applesauce packets (unsweetened)- my kids are obsessed. I try to keep two in the diaper bag at all times for snack emergencies!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Balsamic/ Vinaigrette Dressings (they have some great seasonal options, I used the Raspberry Vinaigrette in this salad recipe!)
Spices (cinnamon, chili powder, garlic, basil, parsley, etc.)
Apple Cider Vinegar
Peanut butter or apple “Fruit & Nut bars” (aka faux Larabars)
Elevation bars low carb or protein meal replacement (these were LIFE to me when I had gestational diabetes and NEEDED chocolate) The caramel ones taste like snickers bars!
Oatmeal (regular old fashioned oats)
Oatmeal instant with flax seeds
Low carb wraps
100% whole wheat bread
Sprouted grain bread
100% whole wheat hamburger & hot dog buns
Organic soup (chicken noodle, tomato bisque)
Organic black beans
La Croix or the Aldi knock off La Croix
Organic Mac and cheese (does this count as healthy? If it’s organic I tell myself yes.)
Whole wheat spaghetti noodles
Organic marinara sauce
Whole bean coffee (Costa Rica)
Fruits: apples, oranges, bananas, kiwi, berries, etc.*
Vegetables: romaine hearts, organic spinach, carrots, celery, potatoes, sweet potatoes, green peppers, squash, summer squash, cucumbers etc.*
*I find the selection and quality of Aldi produce varies from store to store and also from day to day. The produces at the Aldi closest to me is never great, but at the one across town I’ve never had a problem. If you can find out when the produce arrives each week that may be helpful. I get Aldi produce sometimes, but more often I get my produce at Meijer because it is the best of the stores closest to me and I don’t mind paying a little more for it.
Almond milk (cheapest place I’ve ever found almond milk!)
Greek yogurt (plain unsweetened or vanilla flavored)
Bagged salads (Caesar & Southwest are yummy!)
Shredded cheese (mozzarella & cheddar)
Sliced cheese (cheddar, pepper jack, monterrey cheddar)
Feta cheese (they have so many “fancy” cheese options!)
Turkey pepperoni (also cheapest place ever to get turkey pepperoni! Use this for homemade pizza!)
Deli meats (Never any brand)
Chicken sausage (Never Any brand, love the Chipotle version best, but they are all good)
Chicken breasts or breast tenders (Never Any brand)
Hickory Bacon (Never Any brand, sensing a theme?)
93/7 lean ground beef or organic ground beef
Organic brown eggs (or any eggs)
Guacamole (we get the 100 calorie packs)
Salsa (fresh in section with cheese/deli items or regular canned, Garlic is my favorite, by the chips)
Frozen fruit: blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, mixed berries, peaches.
Frozen veggies: peas, green beans, lima beans, sweet potato chunks, mixed veggies etc. I especially love anything in a steamer bag! (<<<life changing)
Whole grain waffles
Kirkwood fajita chicken strips (so great for a quick salad or wrap!)
Other products we regularly get at Aldi: mac and cheese, goldfish, mini cheese sandwich crackers (the kids are crazy about these, I normally let them pick one “fun snack” a week.) take and bake pizza ($5 or $6 they are such a steal and I like to have one in the freezer always for a back up meal #reallife #lovepizza), tomato soup (cheapo in the can), small plastic bags (we bag stinky diapers in these), tin foil, plastic wrap, paper towel, soft and strong toilet paper (says compare to Charmin on it), q-tips (I’m weirdly picky about q-tips and I like theirs), the occasional frozen novelty treat, pull-ups, diapers, and wipes.
Also, I try hard to resist the “random things” section but I have gotten kitchen utensils, a step stool, little girl tights, kid socks, and our patio furniture from there!
Whew! And that is what you would normally find it our cart at Aldi! I love how quickly everything goes once you are in the store and get used to the layout. Especially if you don’t have a baby, a toddler, and a preschooler with you! ????
Don’t forget about Aldi’s satisfaction guarantee either! If you are unsatisfied for any reason they will replace the product AND give you a full refund. Also ALL of their store brand products are free of synthetic colors, MSG, and partially hydrogenated oils.
So grab a quarter, some reusable bags, shop at Aldi and win at life, like me ???????? ???? Also, I don’t have one of these yet, but how cute are these little Aldi quarter key chains??! (<<affiliate link)
What are your favorite healthy eating finds at Aldi?
What is the most RANDOM thing you have bought at Aldi?
P.S. Aldi doesn’t know me this is not a sponsored post, just want to share the Aldi love.
P.P.S. You may define “healthy” as different from me and that’s okay. For me, these products help support my weight loss, goals, and lifestyle. You do you.