What $77 Looks Like at Aldi

>> Tuesday, April 8, 2014

We've got one car for the time being, so while I was stuck at home yesterday -- I gave Stephen a shopping list to use after work. We try to buy lots of ingredients that we'll use for two weeks whenever possible. So, I knew he'd be coming home with a lot . . . but I couldn't believe everything he bought for just $77!

I thought it'd be fun to give you visuals this time around versus a receipt.

And here are some of my favorite items:


Many of you have been asking about the organic or natural foods choices. It's not like Aldi has an entire section devoted to organic foods, but already I've seen them expand on the items available in our area.

The following ingredients are organic or from Aldi's Simply Nature line:
  • Arugula 
  • Bananas 
  • Apples
  • Salsa
  • Fruit Snacks for Ada
  • Squeeze Packets for Ada
  • Flax + Multigrain Wraps


The selection of produce has stayed pretty stagnant, but it's been a good mix of ingredients to use in the kitchen. So, while I'd love to see more variety with produce, I'm still happy with the offering. We also discovered that Monday nights are the best time to shop at our favorite store, as they were unpacking everything fresh.

Here's what we got this week for fresh foods:
  • Zucchini x 3
  • Green peppers x 3
  • Bananas x 12
  • Apples, bag
  • Cauliflower head
  • Avocados x 4
  • Onions, bag
  • Strawberries
  • Mandarin oranges 
Quite frankly, it's been hard for me to afford things like fresh berries, avocados, and those little oranges when the rest of my haul has been more expensive. I like having this option to give my family a little more variety without breaking the bank.


I'm also continually impressed by how much cheese and yogurt I'm able to buy at this price point. Though I always stuck with store-brand cheeses at Wegmans and other grocers, Aldi's prices still beat a block of cheese out by 30-50 cents per block. Over time, that surely adds up.

This shop's items:
  • Greek yogurt x 2
  • Blocks cheese x 4
  • Brie, round
  • Almond milk x 2
  • Eggs, dozen
Anyway, just wanted to give you a few notes on our recent Aldi shop. We'll use a lot of the packaged items, like tortilla shells + salsa + Greek yogurt, to make foods like Veggie-Loaded Quesadillas for the next two weeks. We'll refresh the perishable items for hopefully around $50 to make it about $65 for each week.

More #unsponsored ALDI recipes/posts:

Like what you just read? You can subscribe to the feed of these posts or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to be the first to know what the (never home)makers are up to. And we’ll love you forever!

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

About This Blog

MyFreeCopyright.com Registered & Protected

© 2009-2014 by the (never home)makers
All content on this blog is copyrighted.

Want to publish our pics, tips, or tricks?
Contact us! [neverhomemaker@gmail.com]

We value transparency. Links on this page may contain affiliates. In addition, please see our disclosure policy regarding sponsored posts.

  © Blogger template Simple n' Sweet by Ourblogtemplates.com 2009

Back to TOP  

Blogging tips