We have recently decided to follow a grocery budget, so both Aldi and Lidl have become my best friends. I’m a longtime lover of all things Aldi and I’ve got some serious opinions. Do you shop at Aldi and/or Lidl? Okay, do you at least buy your staples there? They are popping up all over the country! The prices and quality are top notch. So if you’re not, I can’t recommend it enough. There are still some items that I buy at our regular grocery store (Kroger is our fav), like fresh deli meats, but for the most part our food comes from these two stores. There are definitely some cult fav products at both stores, but I have some new options over the past couple years that are noteworthy!
Here is a roundup of my favorite must-haves!
- Fig and Olive Multi-Grain Crisps $3.99 – A recent favorite for snacking. I love to pair a few of these with goat cheese and balsamic glaze. Great for parties also.
- Diapers $6.29 – We’ve been using Aldi diapers since Josie was a couple months old, but when Lidl opened up near us I bought theirs to try out. I swear they must be made the same way that Pampers Baby Dry are. The wipes are great, too. No shredding here!
- Frozen Indian Meals $2.99-3.69 – These are a life savor when I’m in a rush for lunch or if Andrew isn’t home for dinner. Tried all of them and love all of them.
- Coffee Pods $3.69 (usually $3.89) – I typically buy the “breakfast blend.” Compare to most 12 pack of k-cups being around $8.99 at Target and you have a winner. They get major points in my book for being recyclable.
- Naan $3.49 – We love them of course with butter chicken and tikka masala dishes, but at least once a week, we have “flatbread night,” starring these bad boys. You can literally put anything on them and it’s always a hit. My favorite recipe lately? Olive oil + garlic + caramelized onions + goat cheese + sliced hard salami. Bake at 350° for about 10 minutes. Super cheap and feeds people quickly!
- Wicked Grove Hard Cider $6.49 – A lot of people are into the super affordable wine options at Aldi, trust me I’m no exception. So Hard apple cider? I’M SO DOWN. I’m just not a beer girl, but I love bubbles so this is a great option.
- Extra Virgin Mediterranean Olive Oil $3.99 – Organic, super affordable, what else do we need, really?
- Simply Nature Fruit Squeezies $1.49 (usually $1.89) – Car snack, afternoon snack, or addition to a pancake breakfast. These things are great for tons of reasons.
I hope there are some things on this list that you will try and love! Please let me know in the comments section of anything you think I should try at Lidl or Aldi, especially if it’s toddler friendly!