I’m in another week of classes preparing me for my upcoming Dietetic Internship, but I’m taking a break to share some delicious and healthy things to buy at Aldi!
Before moving to Denver, I shopped at Aldi occasionally but I didn’t truly fall in LOVE with shopping at Aldi until after we moved back to Indianapolis (they don’t have Aldi stores in Denver!). There are constantly more and more organic products and a ton of packaged items have minimal ingredients. They also have what Brian and I call “the fun aisle” with anything from camping gear (seriously, I bought a sleeping bag!) to gardening supplies. There is no telling what you will find in “the fun aisle.” Each and every time I shop at Aldi, I am literally SHOCKED by how low my bill is at checkout. After shopping there for a couple of months, I’ve compiled a list of some of the healthy things that end up in our shopping cart week to week.
Organic Peanut Butter – Minimal ingredients and no added sugar. It’s the kind you have to stir (which I like!) and it tastes wonderful!
Freeze Dried Fruit – The only ingredient here is strawberries (or whatever the fruit is that you are purchasing). I love using freeze dried fruit to top smoothie bowls, naturally color and sweeten frosting, or to toss into homemade trail mix.
Organic Pure Maple Syrup – Pure maple syrup can get expensive, so having it available at an affordable price is always great.
No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes – I don’t use a ton of canned goods, but when I do I try to make sure that there is no added salt (I can add that myself!) and no added preservatives. I believe this contains citric acid.
Organic Baby Spinach – Many of the produce items at Aldi are packaged like this spinach, so if I need a small amount of the item, I will typically go somewhere I can pick up just one or two. That being said, I love that this spinach is available!
Fancy Medjool Dates – These are great for tossing in smoothies, sweetening baked goods, or noshing on as a post meal sweet treat.
Organic Chopped Kale – I love having this on hand for quick and easy dinners. My favorite thing to do is to spritz the pan with extra virgin olive oil, toss chopped kale in the pan with chives and crushed red peppers and stir until wilty. It’s the perfect simple side.
Organic Hemp Seeds – I was utterly SHOCKED when I discovered the seeds that Aldi had to offer. In addition to Hemp Seeds they had flax seeds, flax meal, and chia seeds!
Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips – Recently, these have been a weekly purchase in the Rochford household. I love that the corn is organic, and they seriously taste so good 🙂 (alone, with salsa, homemade hummus….)
I feel like I am just brushing the surface with this list, but I highly encourage you to pop on over to Aldi to see it for yourself. The Aldi in my neighborhood JUST got a complete makeover and renovation, and it’s my understanding that this is happening to all locations.
I hope you enjoyed my list of healthy things to buy at Aldi!!