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I'm kind of a ride-or-die for Aldi.
I try to do most of my shopping exclusively at Aldi for one big reason: they save us BIG money! With a wide selection of wallet-friendly products that are comparable to name-brands, I can shop without worrying if I'm going to break my grocery budget. That's a big win for our family!
I love trying new products and foods here without worrying about spending an arm and a leg. Plus, Aldi has a variety of health-conscious products, so if you're trying to shop for specific dietary needs, you'll still be able to find the essentials.
But if you have anxiety about forgetting the quarter for your cart or bagging your own groceries at the end, you're not alone! Frankly, there are days when I just need a few essentials and I don't have time to stop what I'm doing to shop for groceries. If that sounds like you, you need to try Instacart!
Instacart is a website and app that allows users to browse a store's items, add them to their cart, and let someone else do the shopping for them. You can upgrade to a subscription if you'd like, or pay for grocery delivery as you need it!
I picked up some hazelnut spread (the Aldi version of Nutella) and their protein pancake & waffle mix (comparable to Kodiak Cakes). Both products are super similar to their name-brand counterparts, but Aldi sells them for a fraction of the cost!
The hazelnut spread is so good on toast with sliced bananas, but you can enjoy it as a snack with pretzels or some other dipper as well! And if you're like me and are seriously hungry in the morning, protein pancakes are a great way to fill up and stay full. Try these, or make your own using this recipe.
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Perfect for Your Pantry
A little something old, and a little something new! Aldi's Elevation protein brand has been around for a while now, but every now and then they add new products to the mix.
Out of all the granola and protein bars at Aldi, I feel confident enough to say that these chocolate peanut butter bars are the best. (I've tried a lot of duds!) If you think the other flavors might be worth trying... Well, go ahead. But you'll more than likely come back to these!
Pro Tip: Save yourself some major embarrassment and don't buy the low-carb bars. They're loaded with fake sweeteners that will give you gas all day long! During the time I was going low-carb, I tried these and found out the hard way. My tummy was not happy with my life choices. And in my opinion, other granola bars just don't fill me up well - they're full of filler carbs that our bodies burn through quickly. And that's no bueno for this hungry mama!
I have yet to try the new protein bite mix, but I just love that they've made it easy for us to put together a quick, healthy recipe at home. Unfortunately, there's no link for these as they're just testing out this new item. You might find them in your local store! However, if you prefer to make your own protein bites without the mix, try this recipe!
When I need a little afternoon energy boost without the caffeine, I like to drink carbonated water to wake me up and keep me hydrated. Aldi's Belle Vie sparkling water is just like La Croix or Bubly, but a fraction of the cost. I've tried a few flavors, but I always keep coming back to lemon. It's crisp, simple, and refreshing!
Healthy for You (And Your Best Friend!)
One of the things I love the most about Aldi is that they make it easy and affordable for me to eat healthy. This chopped salad kit is one of my favorites for a quick side dish or lunch. They have a few different kinds, but the sunflower crunch flavor is my favorite because it doesn't get soggy like some of the others. You literally just throw everything in a bowl, shake it up, and eat! It's that easy!
Last (but of course, not least), Aldi has a number of pet items so that you can even save on products for your furry friends! These mini dental sticks are the perfect treat for Sadie Belle while also cleaning her teeth. And as inexpensive as these are, I don't have to feel bad about throwing her a bone once in a while! (See what I did there?)
Add to Cart!
Love these Aldi finds? You can add all of these and other grocery essentials to your cart right now using Instacart! They make it super easy and take the hassle out of grocery shopping. Shop from home and let somebody else do the grocery schlepping! (Now that's a word I never thought I'd use.)
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