Something I like to preach to people who ask me about saving money on groceries is this: there’s no such thing as a store completely full of good deals. No matter where you shop, you should never assume that everything in the store is a bargain. Knowing your prices and stocking up when things are on sale is the biggest key to saving money on groceries. When it comes to Aldi, there are a few items that are priced consistently lower than at my grocery store. Here are five things that I always buy at Aldi!
#1 Milk and Eggs
Aldi’s price on these two items is almost always lower than my grocery store.
#2 Fresh Produce
I always stock up on romaine lettuce, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, baby carrots and bananas (I usually get their organic bananas – they last longer) as well as whatever fruit is in season (apples, berries, cherries, oranges, grapes). Seasonal fruits aren’t always the best deal – wait for those things to be in season and then go crazy!
#3 Reduced Fat Feta Cheese
I’ve cut way down on my cheese consumption as part of my new healthy eating habits, but this cheese has been a life saver! I love that you don’t need very much and it lasts a long time in the fridge. I eat this cheese in scrambled eggs, on salads and with wraps. Aldi’s regular price is about $.50 lower than the sale price at my grocery store.
#4 Frozen Fruit
Aldi sells resealable bags of frozen blueberries, strawberries, mango and pineapple that are perfect for smoothies. I always keep a bag of blueberries in my freezer to mix in my oatmeal. I love having frozen fruit on hand for days that I need to go to the grocery store and might not have any other fruit to eat with breakfast.
#5 Tomato Basil Chicken Sausage
Paul loves these. They are perfect to have on hand for a quick lunch or dinner, and also taste great mixed in with a pasta dish. I like to use them in this recipe for Spicy Sausage Pasta.
Like I said, not everything in the store is a bargain! here are a few things I never buy at Aldi:
- Coffee Creamer (it tastes terrible)
- Large containers of yogurt
- Condiments (ketchup, BBQ sauce, mayo, mustard)
- Anything name brand – I can always get a better deal on that in my grocery store
- Fresh meat
- Shredded cheese
What is your favorite thing to buy at Aldi? Would you add anything to my “never buy” list?