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Shopping at ALDI – Two Week Haul and Menu Plan

How to plan and shop for two weeks of meals at Aldi via

{Updated August 2021: If you’re here from Pinterest – welcome! This post is a couple years old but this blog is still alive and well! I hope you’ll stick around – leave me a comment and tell me what you’d like to know about shopping at Aldi. Thanks for visiting!}

It is time for another two-week grocery haul and menu plan! This time I decided to do most of my shopping at Aldi. Sometimes I can get amazing deals at the grocery store with sales and coupons, but I just didn’t have the time or energy to put all that together for two weeks at once! Aldi was a great choice and I am really excited about what I was able to find! You will see in my grocery haul below that I made a quick trip at my regular grocery store for chicken, bacon and ground turkey.

I’m using the slow cooker several times during the next two weeks – I love coming home from a long day and having supper all ready for me! However…last week I put a beautiful beef roast in the slow cooker and headed to work. All day long I dreamed of the delicious BBQ beef sandwiches we would be enjoying for supper.

I got home around 6:30 and was HORRIFIED to find that the power had blipped off and back on around 10 AM. My beautiful beef roast was disgustingly room temperature and perfectly raw. I nearly cried. Has that ever happened to you? I am wondering if I should plug my slow cooker into a surge protector next time?!

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Have you tried a two – week menu plan? Let me know what worked for you!

31 thoughts on “Shopping at ALDI – Two Week Haul and Menu Plan

  1. I love the prices at our Aldi’s but…I got tired of my food being thrown into the cart as I check out. I asked the clerk why she was doing that and she said she would get into trouble if she took too long checking me out.


    1. I am right there with you! A cashier got upset with me when I asked her to please not throw my eggs in the bottom of the cart. Ha! I try not to let the cashier rush me, but I also try to be ready with my card so she doesn’t have to wait on me. One thing I started doing is loading the heaviest items on the counter first. That way she throws my cans at the bottom and my fruit, bread and smaller packages don’t get smashed underneath them. Hope that helps you, Kathy! 🙂


  2. Thank you so much for including actual lunches in your meal plan. So many times, when I read posts like these I notice that, for lunch, the author includes “lunches” like veggie sticks and dip or a slice of cheese and 4 crackers. I’m left to think ” of course you can meal plan for next to nothing. You don’t serve your family actual meals!!”


  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’m on an incredibly tight budget this pay period and this is just what I needed.


  4. GAH!!! That crock pot story has me super bummed for you! That’s the point of a crock pot dinner – to have dinner ready when you come in. What a disappointment! I don’t know if a surge protector would work? Who knows. But loving your 2 week menu concept. I’m thinking of adapting something similar post-baby. Do a 2 week menu and then just do it over and over again for a few months until life settles down… same grocery store, same grocery list.


  5. Hi Whitney –

    My name is Jennifer…and I tried contacting you my email (here on your blog). I was just wondering if you received the email? I had someone, yesterday, say they did not receive (a work) email….so I thought I would check.

    Just curious –



  6. Oh NO!!! I totally would have cried. That did happen to me once, but I caught it an hour later. So sorry :(.


  7. I went to Aldis the other day and picked up some great produce and milk at a wonderful price. I may stop by there every now and then to get the bargains. And I have to say again how pretty your dessert looked on Instagram. I love old glass ware and it makes me happy to see a young lady who likes it too!!


    1. Aww, thanks friend! I love those dishes too! It’s a good idea to find out what day they get a new truck of produce and shop that morning. Sometimes it’s feast or famine with produce at Aldi, and knowing the truck day makes a difference.


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