My Aldi Meal Plan

February 24, 2012 by
Filed under: Grocery 

The topic of  Meal Planning came up on the Green Bay Consumer Facebook page last week. Specifically because a reader noted that Aldi claims to be able to feed a family of 4 for a week for $73. I emailed the company and although they didn’t deny the $73 figure, they didn’t have a menu plan to back it up. I guess I took that as a challenge. I asked the readers if they’d be interested and was amazed to see the amount of positive feedback.

So here we go!

I have accumulated some favorite recipes that I rotate with some new ones each month. I’ve chosen a handful of those plus some tried and true basics.

I hope you enjoy them as much as my family does! My family consists of my husband, me and a feisty 2 year old. These recipes will feed us and makes plenty of leftovers for hubby’s work lunches.  I have given you recipes for 14 straight dinners. In most cases, a family will have leftover night at least twice in a 2 week period. For some of you this meal plan may take you further than two weeks. Cool, huh? Keep in mind I haven’t meal planned for breakfast, lunches and snacks. We usually do oatmeal, eggs, pancakes or cereal here.

You will have to adjust your grocery list and budget accordingly.

I tried to put the grocery list in Aldi Aisle Order so you aren’t running all over the store. I am hoping all the Aldi stores are similar in set up!!  Please check your pantry and cupboards before shopping. This could save you a few bucks too!!

Week One:

Sunday BBQ Chicken Tacos and Baked Beans

Monday Spaghetti & Garlic Toast

Tuesday Creamy Beef Bake and Broccoli

Wednesday Southwest Chimis

Thursday Cheesiest Potato Soup

Friday Stuffed Shells and Mixed Veggies

Saturday Tacos

Grocery List Week One:

BBQ Sauce $1.19

5 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts

  • Get the frozen ones in a bag for $5.99

1- Frozen Mixed Veggies $1.09
1 steamers bag Frozen Broccoli $1.09
1 bag Frozen Corn $.99
2 Roma Tomatoes On sale this week $.79 for 16 oz pkg
Head of Lettuce $.99
1-Bunch Celery $.99
1-2# bag Carrots $.99
1-3# bag of Onions was $1.49 but this week it’s $.49!!!
1-10# bag Potatoes $2.69
3# Ground Beef 80/20 $2.69 per lb
1 can Baked Beans $1.19
1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup $.59
2 cans Black Beans $.55 ea
1 Sour Cream ( I usually buy two at a time, just in case) $1.29 ea
1 Shredded Cheddar Cheese 16 0z pkg $2.99
1- Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend $2.79
1 bag 10″ flour tortillas $1.29
1# Bacon $3.29
1 box Lasagna noodles $1.19
1 box Spaghetti Noodles $1.59
4 jars Spaghetti Sauce $1.19
2 boxes Mac and Cheese $.45 ea
1 jar of grated Parmesan Cheese ( the dry stuff) $.89
1- box Taco Shells $2.19
1 -32 oz box of Chicken broth $1.29 or 1 jar Chicken Bouillon Cubes $1.49
1 dozen eggs $.89
2-15 oz Ricotta Cheese $1.69 ea

1- bag Shredded Mozzarella $2.99
1- gallon milk $2.69
This totals $62.46
Things you may have on hand already:

Chili Powder $.99
Cumin $.99
Salt $.35
Butter $2.29
Ground Black Pepper $1.99
Oregano $.99

If you don’t have these items add $7.61 to that

Grand total week one $70.07

Week Two:

Sunday Tex Mex Roll Ups and Corn

Monday Stuffed Pepper Soup

Tuesday Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

Wednesday Lasagna ( yes from scratch!!)

Thursday Chilidogs

Friday Pork Chops &  Gravy and Mashed Potatoes

Saturday Chicken Tortilla Soup

Grocery List Week Two:

1 jar Salsa $1.79
1 8 oz jar Minced Garlic $1.99
1 box Baking Mix $1.99
1 bag Shredded Cheddar $2.99
1 tub Sour Cream ( have any from last week?) $1.29
1 gallon Milk $2.69

eggs if you don’t have any from last week.

2 bags shredded mozzarella ( need 1# total) $ 2.99 ea
2- 15 oz tubs Ricotta Cheese $1.69 ea
1 can Refried Beans $.79
6 – 8 oz cans Tomato Sauce $.29 ea
5 -15 oz cans Diced Tomatoes $.59 ea
1 28 oz can Crushed Tomatoes $.99
3- 6 oz cans Tomato Paste $.39 ea
1 can Baked Beans $1.19
2-cans Chili $1.29 ea
1 pkg Corn Tortillas $1.29
1 pkg 10″ flour Tortillas $1.49
1 box White Rice $1.35
1- 32 oz Chicken Broth unless you have the bouillon from last week $1.29
1 jar Beef Bouillon cubes $1.49
1 3-pk Green Peppers Reg $1.69 on sale this week $.99
4# Ground Beef 80/20 $2.69 per lb
6-7 Boneless skinless Chicken breasts (frozen ) $5.99
2 pkg Hot Dogs $2.29 ea
4 Pork Chops Center Cut $5.50 ish
Cream of Chicken Soup $.59

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup $.59
2 bags Frozen Corn $.99
1 bag Frozen Mixed Veggies $1.09
2 pkgs Hot Dog Buns $.99 ea

This Totals $75.06

Things you might have on hand

Sugar 5# bag $3.49
Basil $.99
Parlsey $.99
Italian Seasoning $.99
Garlic Powder $.99

If you don’t have these items add $7.47 to that.

Grand Total Week Two $82.53

Again, click here to get the recipes that go with my shopping list.

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7 Comments on My Aldi Meal Plan

  1. Chris on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 4:52 pm
  2. Thanks so much! I’m headed there tomorrow!

  3. Stephanie on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 5:27 pm
  4. Me too!

  5. banders on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 6:32 pm
  6. make these lists printer friendly

  7. Stephanie on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 6:57 pm
  8. I’m not sure how soon or if we will be able to make this printer friendly. In the mean time, I guess copy and paste will be your friend. Maybe Jennifer can shed some light on “printer friendly”

  9. Tracy on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 9:11 pm
  10. Wow, you are awesome Steph!

  11. Stephanie on Fri, 24th Feb 2012 9:17 pm
  12. Aww Thanks!

  13. Stephanie on Sat, 25th Feb 2012 4:56 pm
  14. So did my shopping today and had a little sticker shock!! The Grated Parmesan was $2.39!! Not the $.89 I posted. I think I glanced up and saw the bread crumb price and wrote that down!!! My bad!! Sorry to up your costs!!!!

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