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Last updated March 23, 2023

Whole Food Plant-Based Aldi’s Shopping List

I just got back from my whole food plant-based Aldi’s shopping and I wanted to show off what I found.

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 whole food plant-based Aldi’s shopping trip.

Whole Food Plant-Based Aldi’s Shopping List

Plant-Based Aldi’s Produce

I love Aldi’s produce! It’s so much cheaper than everywhere else I have shopped and they have lots of organic options.

Here are 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.

Here are 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 Aldi’s 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

I’m working on getting some of these meals up as recipes on this site but it takes time to photograph and write up each meal.

If you are new to eating plant-based, the 28 Days Plant Based Made Easy Course is the way to go.

It’s full of recipe demonstrations, meal planning, kitchen prep, and even lectures from some of the best plant-based doctors.

It’s so easy to eat anything Mexican on plant-based. I made a crockpot of pinto beans in adobo sauce the other day and we ate it with a little rice.

I try not to eat rice more than twice a week. Yes, it’s plant-based but it’s void of nutrients for the most part.

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.

I wasn’t impressed as much with the frozen section and I still think Costco has them beat on frozen fruits and vegetables.

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