I just got back from my whole food plant-based shopping and I wanted to show off Aldi’s plant-based foods.
I’ve always been a fan of Aldi’s in general, but since we have switched over to Whole Food Plant-Based meals, I wanted to see what all they had to offer for us.
In the last few years, Aldi’s has taken a turn toward organic healthy food and I couldn’t be more excited.
If you are not familiar with whole food plant-based eating, in general we don’t eat animal products, oil, or processed foods.
There are a few clean jars items I will eat if they don’t’ have oil or preservatives in them.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from my Aldi’s plant-based shopping trip.
Whole Food Plant-Based Aldi’s Shopping List
Aldi’s Plant-Based Food
I love Aldi’s produce! It’s so much cheaper than everywhere else I have shopped and they have lots of organic options.
A few things I grabbed:
- Mini Cucumbers
- Sweet potatoes
We heavily depend on produce eating plant-based so the items above are absolute staples in our house.
The kids use fruit as snacks throughout the day and I drink this Smoothie every single morning.
Plant-Based Pantry from Aldi’s
Aldi’s dry goods had so much to offer for a whole food plant-based family.
A few of the things I grabbed:
- Dry pinto beans
- Dry black beans
- Whole Flax Seeds
- Quinoa and rice pasta
- Organic pasta sauce
- Organic salsa
- Organic seasonings
Aldi’s is a great source for dry pantry items like beans, quinoa, rice, and organic oats.
I already had a ton of jasmine rice at home so I didn’t grab any of that.
Frozen Plant-Based Items
If you are a vegan, Aldi’s has a lot of meatless “meats”. Since we are eating whole food plant-based, we are not eating a lot of those heavily processed soy items.
I passed on their meatless sausages, flavored tofu, and other vegan items that contained oil.
I did find a few things:
- Unflavored soy and almond milk
- Frozen fruit
- Frozen vegetables
Overall I think Costco was a little cheaper on frozen fruit than Aldi’s but I grabbed a few bags since I was there.
What are some of our favorite plant-based meals?
I was quite surprised my kids like the things I’m making. I think they were so tired of all the meat we were eating.
We had done keto for years and I just wasn’t seeing the results I wanted. Now I’m doing Plant-based for Lupus and having better results for sure.
So what are some of our favorite meals?
- Smoothie’s for breakfast for everyone
- Mushroom stroganoff
- Tacos with black beans and guacamole
- Butternut squash soup
- Potato soup and salad
- Stir fry with veggies and rice
- Roasted vegetables with quinoa and a salad
Overall, I do think Aldi’s is a great place if you are plant-based eaters. The produce didn’t disappoint and I got a lot of pantry items to use for weeks.