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20 Must Buy Healthy Finds at ALDI

Curious about healthy finds at ALDI?  I was too!  I created a healthy ALDI grocery list to make shopping a breeze.

I’d like to thank ALDI for sponsoring this post today about healthy finds in their store.  I only write about companies I love and know you would like to learn about too.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thank you for supporting posts like this that allow me to publish Running in a Skirt for free daily.

 

Hi guys!

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.

 

I use them to make smoothies like my Strawberry Mango Smoothie or Blueberry Oatmeal Smoothie.

 

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.

 

Fresh Fruit

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!

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These berries looked and tasted amazing and cost much less.  They also have organic choices.  SCORE!

 

Fresh Vegetables

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!

 

SimplyNature Pasta

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.

 

 

Millville Oats

I’m not sure you can have a healthy grocery shopping trip without getting oats! ALDI stocks all kinds (instant, old fashioned, steel, etc.) at a fabulous price.

 

SimplyNature Organic Quinoa & Other Grains

Quinoa is a staple in my diet because it has protein in it, it’s versatile and delicious!  ALDI’s quinoa is part of their SimplyNature line and is a fabulous deal.

They also keep Earthly Grains quick cooking barley, farro and bulgur!  Use the quinoa to make Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad and the farro to make Farro, Mushroom and Walnut Stuffed Acorn Squash.

 

Eggs

Eggs are a great source of vegetarian protein and you can’t beat the price at ALDI! And I will always see cage-free and organic eggs there.

Use the eggs to make my Crustless Kale, Mushroom and Feta Quiche.

 

SimplyNature Organic Olive Oil & Coconut Oil

ALDI stocks SimplyNature Organic Coconut Oil at a great price.  They also have a good SimplyNature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil which tastes good and is at amazing price point.

SimplyNature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar is a great healthy addition to your diet.  I like ALDI’s SimplyNature Organic one.

 

Beans

Beans are another great source of vegetarian protein.  They carry both dried and canned versions of a variety of types.  My favorite is the SimplyNature Organic Black Beans.  I use several cans of these a week, so I always stock up.

 

Use them in my Black Bean and Avocado Quesadilla or my Black Beans and Rice.

 

 

Little Salad Bar Hummus

I like the hummus from ALDI just as much as anything I get in other stores.  It comes in several different varieties, although I’m partial to the pine nut flavor and the garlic flavor.

 

 

SimplyNature Organic Almond Milk

We go through a LOT of almond milk in my house, so any savings is a win for me!  ALDI stocks just about any variety you would like in their SimplyNature Organic line.

 

Friendly Farms Greek Yogurt

Greek Yogurt is another staple in my house! ALDI stocks flavored and plain versions as well as individual cups with all kinds of yummy flavors.  I will usually buy a big container of the plain Greek yogurt at half the price I can get it for elsewhere.

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Use it in pastas, smoothies or my Clean Eating Honey Cinnamon Banana Bread Muffins.

 

 

liveGfree Gluten Free Multiseed Snack Crackers

I don’t eat a lot of chips or crackers, but these liveGfree Gluten Free Multiseed Snack Crackers have won me over!  I like them because the seeds actually give them some nutritional value.  They are great with some sharp cheddar cheese and an apple for a snack.

 

All the Cheese

So… you know I’m not getting out of a grocery store without buying some cheese! ALDI has fabulous specialty cheeses at crazy good prices.  They even have goat cheese, feta, and brie.

My personal favorite is this Farmhouse Cheddar Cheese.  It’s divine and makes me happy!

 

So happy with my ALDI shopping trip!  This healthy ALDI grocery list honestly just touches on a just few of my favorites.  There are many more including frozen veggie burgers, organic frozen vegetables, peanut butter, dark chocolate and wine!  They also have frozen seafood and for those of you who eat meat, they have fresh organic grass-fed beef.

Just don’t forget to bring your own bags and a quarter to rent your cart when you go!

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You will put a quarter in the cart like this, but then get it back when you return the cart.  They do that so they don’t have to pay someone to get carts out of the parking lot.  It’s just another way they are saving you money.

Woop!  I hope I sold you on giving ALDI a try!  I really think they have some fabulous stuff these days and it’s worth a look.

I didn’t mention exact prices, because they can vary depending on where you live.

 

Like my healthy ALDI grocery list? Find it later by pinning this to your favorite Pinterest board! Thank you so much for the support. 

 

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing a few of the first photos from my recent trips!

Your turn!

What do you like buying from ALDI?

 

By | 2019-03-12T15:33:57-04:00 May 8th, 2017|Fitness, Food, Healthy Living Tips, Recipes, Vegetarian Meals|97 Comments

97 Comments

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  3. Kristie January 6, 2018 at 1:51 pm - Reply

    I have only been a few times, but want to get more serious about ALDI! I need to go by myself so I will have time to really look at everything. I love cheap healthy food. 🙂

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  5. Hatton June 23, 2017 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! So glad you wrote this. We just got an aldi in Myrtle Beach!!

  6. Susanna June 16, 2017 at 6:41 am - Reply

    Yum! I love stores that offer a number of healthy products. I’ve always been a fan of Aldi. Great post!

  7. kimmythevegan May 23, 2017 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh girl! Look at all of that amazing produce for such deals! My grocery bills are seriously getting out of hand. Sadly it looks like the closest Aldi is about a 6 hour drive 😉 But maybe this will inspire me to find a store with better prices than Whole Foods.

  8. Annmarie May 18, 2017 at 9:22 am - Reply

    I definitely need to check out Aldi for frozen blueberries – they can be so expensive!

  9. Kim G May 17, 2017 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Such a great list an awesome finds! I really wish I had an Aldi’s near me because I love that supermarket!

  10. Kimberly Hatting May 11, 2017 at 10:11 pm - Reply

    I think there are ALDI’s in Iowa, but we definitely do not have one in my town LOL They have a lot of great stuff!

  11. Jill @ RunEatSnap May 11, 2017 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    I just recently started shopping at ALDI. I used to think it would be really low quality so I didn’t go. But I love it! I mainly go there to buy my dairy (almond milk, milk, Greek yogurt) for smoothies but I also sometimes get cereal and other items. My problem with the produce is most of it is in bulk, which I don’t need for just one person! But definitely love the prices.

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:34 pm - Reply

      Their dairy prices really are good! Glad you like it!

  12. Ashley @ Whiskers and Weights May 11, 2017 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Gah I love Aldi! I can’t believe I didn’t really know about it until recently. I think there are two things that stick out to me. Their salad packs and they have a basmati rice and red quinoa mix that I love to buy. We got through both of these things pretty fast so since they are cheaper than other places but just as good is A++ in my book!

  13. Helen Lee May 11, 2017 at 1:31 am - Reply

    You are a very kind person. I like your list very much, very useful. Maybe I’ll add some items to my list, thanks. Look forward to healthy and interesting lists from you

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Thanks so much Helen! I’m glad you like the list.

  14. Kristy from Southern In Law May 11, 2017 at 1:20 am - Reply

    ALDI in the US has so much good stuff! We have ALDI here but there’s hardly any healthy or gluten free options!

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:31 pm - Reply

      Aw bummer! Maybe they are trying it out here and will move it there soon???? Hopefully!!

  15. Toughcookiemommy May 10, 2017 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    I wish we had an Aldi closer to where we live. I have friends who shop at their local Aldi and they tell me the food is really fresh there.

  16. Emily May 10, 2017 at 9:22 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t agree more, Aldi really does have great quality products for super low prices! I especially love the chia seeds on your list, they can typically get pretty expensive, but not from Aldi!

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:30 pm - Reply

      So true! You can’t beat their prices on chia seeds.

  17. Alisa @ Go Dairy Free May 10, 2017 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    I so wish we had an Aldi where I live. I’ve never visited one, but the posts on them always look amazing!

  18. Kristina @ Love & Zest May 10, 2017 at 10:56 am - Reply

    Aldi is amazing. You can shop there and buy a cart full of stuff for under $100 which would cost you 3 times as much as other competitors. AND they are MSG, certified synthetic colors, and trans fat FREE!

  19. Marielle Altenor May 10, 2017 at 2:04 am - Reply

    A grocery list is so good to have. Especially when you are trying to eat more healthy. I always add lots of fresh produces on my list.

  20. Jenn May 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    I keep meaning to get over to Aldi to check it out. Sounds like they have some really great options and fantastic prices.

  21. jill conyers May 9, 2017 at 5:29 pm - Reply

    I’ve never shopped at Aldi but it looks like I need to.

  22. Mardene Carr May 9, 2017 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    I discovered Aldi sometime last year and I really like it. It is always good to see that every store is catching on when it comes to healthier alternatives

  23. Jaime May 9, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I always start my grocery shopping at ALDI! I did all of it there this past weekend, and for a family of four, I spent exactly $100.04. That included a lot of meat (which I know you don’t eat, but I don’t know if you buy it for your husband) and LOTS of fruits and vegetables.Oh, and my son loves getting the quarter out of the cart when we’re done shopping. 😉

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:14 pm - Reply

      Isn’t that crazy!! It would probably cost double at another store!

  24. Carmy May 8, 2017 at 10:40 pm - Reply

    I wish there was an aldi in Canada!

  25. [email protected] May 8, 2017 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    There is an Aldi’s near my parent’s house but there are not any where I live. We are finally getting one this summer
    I like their healthy brands there as well

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Yay! So glad you are getting one- such a great way to save money.

  26. Maria May 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm - Reply

    I wish there was one of these by me! Love the round up 🙂

  27. Jessica @Nutritioulicious May 8, 2017 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Looks like you got quite the good haul Julie! Such affordable options too!

  28. dixya May 8, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    i have been going to Aldi’s on and off for a while and over the years, their collection esp on healthy items has grown substantially. i see so many of my favorites on your list.

  29. [email protected] May 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    I have many of the same foods in your post! On shopping day, I shop at Aldi and then go across the street to the larger grocery store for my other needs.

  30. Tasting Page May 8, 2017 at 5:55 pm - Reply

    Love to see how many healthy, and inexpensive options there are at Aldi. I now need to find one near me!

  31. Abbey Sharp May 8, 2017 at 5:50 pm - Reply

    Awesome post! Looks like a productive grocery trip 🙂

  32. Farrah May 8, 2017 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    Yayyyyy for Aldi! <3!! They're awesome and I absolutely adore their selection! I need to check out their freeze dried fruit! I haven't tried those out yet, but soon! ;P

  33. Kerri McGrail May 8, 2017 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    I know so many people who swear by shopping at Aldi, and save tons of money doing it! They really do have a lot of healtheir options these days!

  34. I’m all about ALDI. Love that place. It’s so much cheaper than any other store near me and they have a surprisingly awesome selection of healthy foods like you mentioned. Chia seeds and froz fruit are two of my favs to stock up on.

  35. Neely Moldovan May 8, 2017 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    We only recently went to Aldi but loved it. We found so many great healthy foods!

  36. Sarah May 8, 2017 at 3:36 pm - Reply

    I’m still shocked my first visit to Aldi was a month ago, minus going in Ireland a couple years ago. I have one so close I’ll definitely be stopping in more.

  37. Liz Mays May 8, 2017 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    These are some good ones. I need to start picking up some of the frozen fruit and some chia seeds so I can make more smoothies!

  38. Divya May 8, 2017 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    The closest Aldis to me is an hour and a half away! But I make SURE we stop there any time we’re in that direction because I love it so much!

  39. Annemarie LeBlanc May 8, 2017 at 1:59 pm - Reply

    I don’t think there is an Aldi near us, but I still would prefer healthy food choices when I shop. I love your healthy grocery list – nuts, fruits, berries, whole wheat pasta! Oh that toasted coconut chips look divine!

  40. We don’t have Aldi stores in our area but wow look like you found all the good stuff!

  41. Mary Beth Jackson May 8, 2017 at 11:14 am - Reply

    I need to take a closer look at Aldi- we have one right here in Winter Haven!

  42. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables May 8, 2017 at 11:10 am - Reply

    We just got Aldi near us and truthfully I haven’t really shopped there! I had no idea they had so many healthy things! I’ll definitely have to check it out!

  43. zim May 8, 2017 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Wow! All that healthy food makes wanna embrace the lifestyle right away. Now I crave the blueberries too!

  44. Emily May 8, 2017 at 10:09 am - Reply

    Aldi sounds like an incredible store; I love how they made healthy foods so much cheaper; yet they didn’t compromise on quality. It looks like a perfect option. 🙂 I hope that we get Aldi’s some day in Colorado! 🙂

  45. I used to live near an Aldi and it was amazing. I really wish there was one close to me now!

  46. acktive life May 8, 2017 at 9:34 am - Reply

    WOW! So many great finds…A Aldi actually just opened up a couple of miles away from me here in Charleston. I will have to check it out. Those Thai Coconut Chips look delicious!

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 11:42 am - Reply

      Yay! Glad you just got one! Hope you like it as much as I do.

  47. Taylor Kiser May 8, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

    Love that Aldi offers so many healthy clean eating finds! You can’t beat their prices either! Easy to see why they are so popular with everyone!

  48. ejnosillA/RedefiningHERstory May 8, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

    I love Aldi’s and I do save more money when I shop there… only problem is at my Aldi’s I seem to get to the store at the wrong time because everytime I visit my local store… there is hardly anything in there and I have to travel a distance to another one… but it is worth the trip!

    • JulieWunder May 13, 2017 at 11:41 am - Reply

      Aw bummer! You’ll have to try another time! I haven’t had that problem yet.

  49. Dan Steadman May 8, 2017 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Aldi just opened up right down the road from the house…we plan on going one of these days

  50. [email protected] May 8, 2017 at 8:05 am - Reply

    It’s great to learn all about Aldi. Will be checking this store out for sure.

  51. Did you know Aldi owns Trader Joes? Makes sense when you think about it!

  52. LOVE Aldi! I do all my shopping there besides some meat when it’s on sale at other stores. I just love the prices and quality!

  53. Susie @ Suzlyfe May 8, 2017 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Alex and I really need to start trying out AlDI. So many people love it! Thanks for the suggestions!

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