Happy Wednesday you magical butterfly, you!
While I know Wednesday is normally dedicated to Wal-Mart finds, this weekend I was blown away by some of the finds I uncovered at Aldi this weekend. Thus, I must share them with you.
Never been to Aldi?
Y'all, this place is like the Narnia of grocery stores; you never know what you'll find there, and there always seems to be items you never even knew existed just waiting for you to stumble upon. But reminiscent of Trader Joe's limited availability, Aldi is one of those places you may be able to find something unique one week and never see it again.
But that's what makes it so enticing and magical to me.
Overall, I'm bananas for Aldi because of the prices AND healthy, organic, grass-fed options I've been able to find there over the years.
So, without further ado, I give you my first (and not last) Aldi round-up.
1. Baby Portabello Mushrooms
For 88 cents a box, these mushrooms can be roasted, sautéed with red wine and butter, or added into stir-fries for a flavorful and nutritional punch.
2. Organic Grape Tomatoes
For under $2 a pint, these organic grape tomatoes are juicy and flavorful despite the fact that it's not tomato season.
3. Bella Vie (aka knock-off La Croix)
For $2.99 for a 12-pack, this is a SOLID deal. While there isn't the variety that the La Croix brand offers, you can still find grapefruit, lime, lemon, and plain at Aldi.
4. Organic Grass-fed Chuck Roast
At $7.99 a pound for organic, grass-fed beef roast, this is an awesome value. Use it for pot roast, chop it for beef stew, or throw it in the slow cooker to shred for barbacoa, this tough cut becomes super tender and flavorful with some low and slow cooking.
5. Blue Corn Dippers
Sometimes, ya just need those Scoops type of chips to maximize your dipping situation. It's hard to find scoopable chips that are pretty clean, but Aldi has these for $1.99 that are gluten-free, organic corn, and little else.
6. Organic Canned Pumpkin
Organic canned pumpkin for only $1.29?! I keep it on hand for those random pumpkin cravings I get throughout the year. Handy for pumpkin bread, pancakes, muffins, and whatever pumpkin whims you're heart calls for.
A pound of asparagus for under a dollar?! AND it's not mushy and gross?! I bought three pounds...don't worry, I can easily put away three pounds of asparagus in a week.
8. Mamma Chia Drinks
I've seen these at Wal-Mart but never tried them. At only $1.99 each, I felt I could give it a try without much to lose. While they aren't carbonated, I enjoy the gelatinous texture the chia seeds add. You may not dig it, but I sure did. Plus, I just add a few splashes of sparkling water to make myself a fun mocktail. They're not too sweet with the fibrous benefit of chia seeds.
9. Kerrygold Cheese
Cheese, cheese, glorious cheese! How I love thee? If you haven't familiarized yourself with the Kerrygold products (grass-fed dairy), it's time you do. Their butter is top notch, and their cheeses are equally delicious. I love the dubliner (yellow package), which reminds me of a parmesan or other firm, salty cheese. And that is a FABULOUS price for grass-fed cheese, gang. You may as well grab a few while you're there.
10. Chunky Guacamole
$2.00 for already made guacamole that isn't filled with junk? I'm in! Normally I'd advocate to just make your own guacamole, but the avocados weren't well priced this week and were rock hard. This seemed like a solid choice instead. And it is rather tasty.
Your Turn: How do you feel about Aldi? Have you been before? Was it overwhelming? What are your favorite things there?
Healthy Happy Texan
I'm a Foodie, Fitness Instructor, and Follower of Christ. Add a passion for teaching others, dark chocolate, bacon, and dogs -- and that's me in a box.
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