I’m not totally sure where the rumor that healthy foods break the bank came from, but I know it’s wrong. Every time I’ve bought pre-packaged and “cheap” foods my bill has been double over buying fresh “healthy” foods. If you are looking for healthy budget friendly foods, Aldi is a wonderful option.
I know, I know, Aldi has notoriously had a bad rap but hear me out! It is not the Aldi of the 90’s, full of canned and boxed options only. They have everything from gluten free to sugar free options.
Right now, I’m eating Bite Meals, so I only needed a few things to round out my week. I popped into Aldi (and Trader Joe’s) to grab a few macro friendly options.
Aldi always has the cheapest produce, in my opinion. Those strawberries were only 99¢, while everywhere else was $2.99. I also found mini cucumbers for the first time and they have great crunch! The asparagus sauté was one of my 2 Trader Joe’s buys and I put it in egg whites for breakfast.
When I’m cutting, I always make the switch to nut milk. Aldi and Wal-Mart have the cheapest options, I’ve found. Aldi also has a huge selection of Greek yogurt now. Trader Joe’s has the best selection of “lite” cheese I’ve found but Aldi carries some, too. I bought the cheese to make personal pizzas on the flatbread you will see later.
When I went on this day, eggs were 49¢!!! If you use a ton of eggs, their prices always beat competitors. They also have the cheapest egg whites I’ve found. I picked up the Turkey Pepperoni to cut some fat for my personal pizza. Tuna is a great low fat, low calorie option to keep on hand for dieting.
Aldi is snack heaven for me! Their Fit & Active “brand” is a dream for those on a cut. They have their version of 100-calorie packs everywhere. Plus they have low cal bars and popcorn that is similar to SmartPop. They also have some sugar free jellies that are great on toast or rice cakes.
These flat breads are exactly like Flat Out! and much cheaper. I use them to make individual pizzas. I also love frozen fruit bars for an after dinner treat.
My total this trip was $35! If you want to see more Aldi hauls, check out my video with some picks. If you haven’t, I hope you make a stop by Aldi and discover the savings!
What are your essentials from Aldi?
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