Curious about healthy finds at ALDI? I was too! I created a healthy ALDI grocery list to make shopping a breeze.
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Who else gets frustrated at the cost of groceries these days? I remember in college buying a couple bags of food for $20 bucks. The same amount of food seems to cost $50 or even much more now. It seems like you get less and less for your money each year.
That’s why I’ve been all about shopping at ALDI lately. Every time I walk into the store I am blown away by the amount of quality, healthy and even organic food at fabulous prices. You can literally walk away with a cart full of groceries for a fraction of the price.
Before I explored ALDI myself, I wasn’t sure about how much healthy food they had in the store, but they are stocked with all kinds of goodies that I know you guys would love. It’s like they filled the shelves just for us healthy living peeps! Lots of great options for a plant-based diet too.
Because of that, I wanted to create a healthy ALDI grocery list so you could know what to look for when you went into the store. I feel like I’ve already done some of the legwork shopping, so I thought I’d save you some time.
The goal was to come up with my five favorite things, but I could not even begin to narrow it down… so I did 20! Just call me an overachiever :-)! Look at all that GOOD foooooood.
Before we get into the details, I wanted to share a few general things to look for when going in the store. ALDI costs less because they cut the unnecessary costs and use their own store brands which honestly are just as good, if not better, than national brands. Store brands I keep an eye out for are the SimplyNature line which is often organic. The SimplyNature line is natural and free of artificial colors, flavors or unnecessary enhancers.
I’m also a fan of the Fit & Active line which offers products with less fat, sodium or calories. I’m not gluten-free, but I really like some of their gluten-free line which is called liveGfree! And finally I’m a sucker for gourmet food, so I also watch out for their Specially Selected line which features a delicious selection of premium products like fancy cheese, coffees and pastas.
With that in mind, here are my favorites for a healthy ALDI grocery list.
Healthy ALDI Grocery List
SimplyNature Frozen Fruit
ALDI has a great selection of frozen fruit and even organic frozen fruit! Their SimplyNature Organic Strawberries and Blueberries are always in my cart because you can’t beat their prices.
SimplyNature Freeze Dried Fruit
Have you guys had freeze dried fruit yet? Ohhhh how I adore it. I like to keep it around for traveling when it’s not practical to take actual fruit with me. It’s also tasty in an oatmeal bowl when you don’t have fresh fruit on hand.
ALDI stocks freeze dried apples, peaches and strawberries in their SimplyNature line.
SimplyNature Thai Toasted Coconut Chips
You must pick up the SimplyNature Thai Toasted Coconut Chips when you go to ALDI. Use them as a smoothie bowl or oatmeal bowl topping and then send me an email to tell me how much you love me. :-).
SimplyNature Chia Seeds
ALDI has THE best price on chia seeds. The SimplyNature Chia Seeds are so much less than where I was buying them before and they look and taste exactly the same.
Use the chia seeds in smoothies, yogurt or even my Strawberry Shortcake Overnight Oats!
I have also found hemp seeds and flax seeds at fabulous prices in my store.
Southern Grove Nuts
Another thing to add to your healthy ALDI grocery list is nuts and seeds. They have large bags of unsalted almonds at a fabulous price. They also stock shelled pistachios for a great deal. Use the pistachios in my Pistachio Hummus.
I like to buy these Southern Grove Sunflower Kernels for my salads.
I’m going to be completely honest with you here… I used to think ALDI didn’t have fresh fruit. Boy was I WRONG! They not only have fresh fruit, but have tons of choices.
The last time I went, I found mango, grapes, kiwi, apples (several different varieties,) pears, plantains, pineapple, oranges (different kinds,) watermelon, honeydew, lemon, plums, peaches, limes and the most beautiful selection of berries!
These berries looked and tasted amazing and cost much less. They also have organic choices. SCORE!
I also like to stock up on fresh vegetables and add them to my healthy ALDI grocery list.
Most recently my store had cucumber, tomato (several different types including multi-color ones,) carrot, peppers (lots of kinds,) celery, lettuce, greens (including organic spinach, kale AND salad kits) mushroom, broccoli, cauliflower, jalapenos, green beans, asparagus, yellow squash, zucchini, Brussels sprouts, corn, green onions, onions (red, white, yellow) garlic, potatoes (large variety) and AVOCADO! Some of these items come in organic as well.
That pretty much covers the bases for most things I make!
ALDI also has some healthier choices for pasta! They stock SimplyNature Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti.
I’m also a fan of their liveGfree Organic Brown Rice and Quinoa Pasta.
SimplyNature Organic Marinara Sauce
As much as I like making my own sauce, I still keep quality jarred marinara around the house. It’s such an easy shortcut for a fast dinner. This SimplyNature Organic Marinara Sauce has a short list of ingredients that I can pronounce and is clean and healthy.
Plus it tastes really good!
Use it with the pasta above and a big platter of roasted veggies like mushrooms, squash and onions.