ALDI Food Haul

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.

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Items Purchased:

  • 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

Total: $47.86

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)
  • Salads

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. :/

 

 

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