Save Time and Money Grocery Shopping
Meal Planning. Grocery Shopping. Cooking. Healthy/Quick Snacks. These are all important if you want to live a healthy lifestyle, but who really has the time to do all this?!? One of my go-to places for making a healthy lifestyle a little more achievable is Aldi. There are many advantages (and disadvantages) to grocery shopping at Aldi, but for the purpose of this blog article I'm going to focus on the positives.
One thing I love about Aldi is they don't have a lot of choices. You might be thinking this is one of those disadvantages I was referring to earlier, but in fact it can be an advantage. They have one brand of milk, one brand of eggs, one brand of cheese, and so on. Sometimes having fewer choices is a good thing. For example, how long does it take to stand there at the glass door to the milk section looking at which option is the cheapest, which is more nutritious, or which is the overall best option for your family? Yep, that's time saved right there! You need milk, you grab milk, it's that simple.
Another thing I love about Aldi which is probably my favorite is that their prices are GREAT! It is very rare that I can shop elsewhere and find a cheaper price (unless you only shop sales or clip coupons). We love to eat produce in our house which can be pretty pricey at times, but Aldi helps out our pockets which in turn encourages us to eat more of those healthy fruits and veggies. How do they do it? Good question, customers bring their own bags, cart rental system (bring your quarter), modest store size, their packaging doubles as product displays, in-house distribution network, and they don't operate 24 hours/day. So efficient!!
Here's an example of my grocery list including things we purchase on a weekly basis from Aldi:
- Live G Free Wheat Crackers & Hummus (great quick snack)
- Unsweetened Applesauce (for our little man)
- Milk & Eggs
- Shredded & Sliced Cheddar, Pepperjack, & Mozzarella Cheese
- Romain Lettuce, Spinach, & Kale
- Low-Fat Cottage Cheese (great snack filled with protein)
- Chia Seed, Flax Seed, & Raisins
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt (for our smoothies to add some probiotics and protein)
- Frozen Organic Strawberries & Blueberries (smoothies)
- Turkey Lunch Meat (no nitrates/nitrites)
- Pineapple, Mandarin Oranges, Bananas, & Oranges
- Avocado, Mini Sweet Bell Peppers (to snack on), Bell Peppers (to cook with), Tomatoes
- Sandwich Thins
- Canned Goods (depending on that week's menu)
- Coffee (this is a must with a little one)
- Turkey Hot Dogs & Turkey Bacon
- Bottled Water
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