I obviously shop there a lot. If you don't have an Aldi, Trader Joe's is an alternative. They are similar (because owned by the same family I hear), although TJ is more organic and specialty (pricier). We are lucky enough to now have both. I frequent Aldi more than TJ because it is more convenient for me and less tempting to overspend.
I always check out Aldi's produce specials from the flyer before I go. Sometimes when I get there it doesn't all look good or their truck hasn't come in yet (like a few week's ago when I wanted strawberries), so I have to be ready to adapt.
The plan is to just fill in some odds and ends. Not a huge grocery trip this week. Here's the list.
- tomatoes (can always freeze them) -sale 99¢/24oz.
- mushrooms -sale 79¢/8oz.
- bell peppers (can freeze)* -sale 3 for 99¢
- broccoli crowns -sale 79¢/lb.
- zucchini -sale 3 for 99¢
- bag of chicken
- ground turkey
- frozen orange juice concentrate (for smoothies)
- dry roasted unsalted almonds
So far I am doing well on staying within the budget this month, which is a good thing, because spring is expensive around here! (car tags, swimming lessons, pool pass, lots of birthdays, you name it!)
*I know peppers are like #1 on the dirty dozen, but these are such a good price, I can't pass them up... I'll just try to wash them really well!? :-/