So don’t sleep on Aldi’s for good vegan basics. This is typically the ONLY grocery option in low-income minority neighborhoods and is a great place to stock up on vegan food and be healthier.
And Aldi’s been on the come up! Especially when it comes to organic food. I was able to go to Aldis to get over a week’s worth of food for under $50. Some organic and some not, but all vegan.
Check out the list of items and a few of the meal ideas below.
- Oatmeal – $2.49
- Original Coconut Milk – $2.79
- Organic Pasta Sauce – $3.98 (2 for 1.99)
- Pasta – $0.99
- Organic Spring Mix – $2.49
- Potatoes – $2.99
- Mushrooms – $1.69
- Soy Sauce – $1.29
- Veggie Burgers – $2.49
- Whole Grain Wheat Bread – $2.79
- Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies – $2.49
- Barley Grains – $0.99
- Fire Roasted Tomatoes – $0.79
- Pineapple – $2.49
- Organic Bananas – $2.49
- Organic Vegetable Broth – $1.99
- Assorted Bell Peppers – $1.99
- Roma Tomatoes – $1.29
- Organic Black Beans – $1.59( 2 for $0.79)
- Organic Brown Rice – $2.99
- Cilantro – $0.59
- Strawberries – $2.49
- Blackberries – $1.69
Now this is a stain. The oatmeal can make it a little more than a week and so can the rice and potatoes. And a lot of the stuff is organic!! That’s a win!!!
When I go grocery shopping, I like to think in terms of meals and the ingredients I will need to make that meal bomb.
Meal ideas from this haul:
- Oatmeal with fruit (strawberries, blackberries, bananas)
- Veggie pasta with spinach, tomatoes, and mushrooms
- Vegan “steak” and potatoes (recipe is up on the blog)
- Veggie burgers
- Stuffed bell peppers (bell peppers, rice, beans, tomatoes, cilantro, veggie broth)
Not only was this a quick shop but it was a cheap shop. Able to get quality vegan meals for under $50.
BUT one of the downsides to Aldi’s is you can’t find Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce, Frank Red Hots hot sauce or name brand chips.