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Aldi with Allison: My Shopping List

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Dorm Room Dietetics where I want to show college students like myself how to make the most of their mini-fridge. I have to confess that I have upgraded my fridge game a bit and now live off-campus in an apartment with 3 other roommates! With that being said, I am still limited to the amount of space I have, so I can still relate to that aspect of dorm life.

I wanted to start this as a regular segment on the blog because as a dietetics student, I LOVE grocery shopping. Aldi is perfect for college students on a budget, you simply cannot beat their price compared to Kroger, Trader Joe’s, even Walmart! Also, for someone who makes a conscious effort to live my life more sustainability, Aldi encourages shoppers to bring their own reusable grocery bags or you can buy paper bags at check-out.

When I first started shopping at Aldi, I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming. None of the brands were my regulars and I was going out on a limb and just hoping they were good. So each item on this list has been something I keep going back for because it is just that good. I hope that this shopping list of my favorite fridge and pantry staples will be by your side the next time you shop at Aldi.

FRUITS AND VEGGIES

If I’m at Aldi my staples are one large bunch of bananas, strawberries, and some honeycrisp apples!

Aldi also carries several different types of Romaine lettuce, but I love their 3 pack of romaine hearts for salads and wraps

EGGS, MEAT, MEAT alternatives and DAIRY

Chicken Salad $3.69: Aldi has 4-packs of to-go chicken salads that are great on the go or to throw in with your lunch box

Meatless Meatballs $3.89: The Italian flavored meatless meatballs have been a repeated purpose of mine for pasta and sliders

Applewood Farm’s Turkey Bacon $1.89: This is an amazing deal for anyone looking for pork alternatives

SWEETS AND SNACKS

French Lemonade $2.19: This is the first time I have ever had carbonated lemonade, and I am NEVER going back! Aldi also has this in pink lemonade.

Dark Chocolate Belgian Chunks $2.49: These dark chocolate chunks are going to replace your average chocolate chips in all cookies and sweets!

PANTRY STAPLES

Chia Seeds 12 oz. $3.25: Aldi was one of the only places that sold chia seeds at a reasonable price. I love chia seed pudding or in overnight oats for texture

Chicken Tikka Marsala Sauce $2.35: I love indian food, and I never imagined I would be able to make it at home. This is an incredible sauce for homemade Chicken Tikka Masala

Thanks for checking out the blog! As you may know, Aldi commonly cycles products in and out so I will update this list every so often, and feel free to let me know in the comments what products you would like me to try from Aldi. Come back next time to find more ways to make the most of your mini-fridge!

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