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Last updated July 18, 2023

Aldi’s Whole Food Plant-Based Shopping List

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.

Related: Plant-Based Diet Vs. Vegan Diet: What’s the Difference?

Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from my Aldi’s plant-based shopping trip.

a pile of Aldi's plant-based foods on the table

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:

  • Apples
  • Bananas
  • Cilantro
  • Kale
  • Mini Cucumbers
  • Oranges
  • Lemons
  • Onions
  • Grapes
  • Ginger
  • Avocados
  • 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
  • Quinoa
  • 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.

Resource: Whole-Foods, Plant-Based Diet: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide

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