We are back again with another meal plan that uses the produce and meat sales in this week’s Aldi ad. I love shopping at Aldi – the bulk of my purchases come from there and then a will pick up a few items that are on sale at other stores. So an Aldi meal plan is the best!
If you struggle with coming up with ideas for what to eat this week, I hope this post gives you some inspiration.
I’m a huge fan of using menu planning as a way to keep grocery costs down (my first point in this post on drastically reducing your grocery budget). No matter how many of these recipes you use, I highly recommend you get your downloadable menu plan template and put it to use. It has saved me so much money over the years:
Free Menu Plan Guide & Template
This week, I’m not only going to include the sample Aldi menu, but I will also share what I’m feeding my family for the next week on my $170 a month grocery budget. This means twice as many ideas.
Aldi Produce and Meat Sales to Check Out (10/24-10/30):
These prices are in my local ad – your prices might vary.
- Pomegranates $.69 each
- Red grapes $.79 a pound
- 3 pack multicolored bell peppers $1.99
- Gala apples 3 pounds for $1.49
- Asparagus $1.79
- Avocado $.49
- Chicken Tenders $1.99 a pound
- Tortillas – $.79
Honestly, there aren’t many spectacular deals. Especially in the meat department. That’s why you try and buy extra for the freezer when you come across a great deal. The produce sales aren’t too plentiful this week either. Thankfully, in season produce you’ll still be able to get for a good price.
Aldi Meal Plan
Fajitas: use the chicken, tortillas (or make your own), and avocados that are on sale
Chicken Noodle Soup: use the chicken that’s on sale and affordable produce
Kielbasa and Cabbage Skillet: cabbage is very affordable this time of year
Veggie Fried Rice: use the carrots you bought for the soup
Stromboli: use ricotta left from last week and make your sauce
Brinner: Homemade Egg McMuffins using meat of choice and fruit (and potatoes if needed)
Fend for yourself/leftovers/freezer meal
Snack and Side Ideas:
Apples and grapes
Carrot and celery sticks
Bell Peppers not needed in fajitas
Bread for the soup
Frugal Lunch Ideas:
Rice Cakes (with peanut butter or meat)
Beans and Rice
Frugal Breakfast Ideas:
Breakfast Apple Crisp (I’d cut the butter back to 1/2 cup to save money)
$170 per month Menu Plan for this Week:
Okay, and now for my family’s menu for the week. I plan using the method I outline in my menu planning template:
Workday – lunch provided
Pancakes for supper
Eggs and hashbrowns for lunch
Fall Festival for Supper
Wedding rehearsal/friends & family dinner
Snack Supper (helping with our church’s Trunk or Treat so something fast and easy)
Soup x 2 (maybe potato sausage)
Breakfasts: Oatmeal, leftover pancakes, eggs, maybe oat flour muffins
Weekday Lunches: Soups from the freezer for Shaun, PB sandwiches on homemade sourdough with veggies and fruit for the kids, salad for me
Snack Options: Cuties, pretzels, crackers, carrots, celery
What’s on your menu this week?