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I have had Aldi-envy for a really long time. I live in Colorado, an we are Aldi-deprived here. As far as I know, there isn't one in the state, and we are stuck shopping at regular old grocery stores here. 😉
I've gotten many requests from my readers for the low-down on THM-friendly foods that can be found at Aldi, but alas, I couldn't check it out for myself. But recently on a trip to visit my family in California I discovered that an Aldi had been built just minutes from where I was staying. I have never been so excited to go grocery shopping!
I had been forewarned about needing a quarter for a cart (if you're unfamiliar with Aldi, you do get the quarter back), and needing my own bags. So I was armed with a quarter AND a laundry basket – it fit nicely in the cart, corralled all of the items I was buying, and made it easy to carry everything out to the car and into the house.
What I bought:
I went through the store and acted like a total creeper taking pictures.
Here's what I found that looked fantastic for Trim Healthy Mama:
And the best surprise of all…
I found some great basics like Greek yogurt, eggs, unsweetened almond milk, meat, cheese, frozen fruits, and frozen veggies. Plus, they had great prices on olives and artichoke hearts (some of my favorites for THM snacks and antipasto plates), and GREAT deals on fresh fruits and vegetables.
But the FUN stuff at Aldi (like Halo Top, travel-sized packages of nuts and seeds, and Moser Roth 86% chocolate) is the best!
I'd love to hear your favorite Aldi finds in the comments!