- I’m an Air Force wife, and I drive 90 minutes with a toddler to buy my favorite products at Aldi.
- We recently moved from Ohio to Texas, but the store still stocks our favorite snacks and produce.
- Fan-favorite products, like the breaded chicken breasts in the red bag, are popular for a reason.
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Avocados can get pricey at some grocery stores, but Aldi stocks perfectly-sized ones for just $US0.49 ($AU1) each.
The fully-cooked, perfectly seasoned filets have just a hint of spice and pickle flavor.
To get a perfect crunch, place one in an air fryer for 15 minutes, or cook it in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes — I switch to broil for the last couple of minutes to get that perfect fast-food crunch.
A 24-ounce (680.39g) bag with five to six pieces of chicken sells for $US6.29 ($AU9).
If you’re trying to be mindful of sugar consumption, these might be better as a dessert as they have 9 grams per bottle. It’s fine for a snack, but the sugar adds up when my kid has no problem downing two or three at a time.
A six-pack of smoothies costs $US1.99 ($AU3).
I love the Never Any! brand at Aldi. Its chicken sausages come fully cooked, so they’re fast and easy to prepare. I was thrown at first by the idea of apple-flavored chicken sausage, but they taste great and have just a hint of sweetness.
My 3-year-old loves eating these sliced in half-coin pieces for lunch alongside an apple and some peanut butter.
A 12-ounce (340.19g) pack costs $US2.89 ($AU4).
I keep them on hand for lunchboxes, afternoons at the park, and long trips in the car. I love the boost of protein and that they’re a cost-effective, organic snack.
A 6-ounce (170.10g) package goes for $US2.65 ($AU4) at Aldi.
We work hard to encourage him to choose fruits and vegetables often, so it’s important to me to always have fresh fruit on hand.
Luckily, the pints of organic blueberries at Aldi are only $US3.49 ($AU5).
My whole family likes to have a scoop about once a week, so I love that it’s often on sale at Aldi.
If you’re not in the South, we send our regrets as it’s a regionally stocked product.
A 64-ounce (1,814.37g) container of Blue Bell ice cream sells for $US6.97 ($AU10), and I’ve found it on sale for $US5.97 ($AU8).
Aldi sells packages of precut and pre-marinated chicken breasts that we love to toss with sautéed peppers and onions, toasty corn tortillas, a sprinkle of fresh cilantro, and a few slices of avocado.
The marinated pieces are $US2.69 ($AU4) a pound.
I’ve been enjoying the different salad-kit options at Aldi for years, and I’ve yet to get a bag that’s anything less than perfectly crisp.
It also makes a great base for taco or fajita salad, and I love to add sliced avocado to the mix for freshness.
The salad kit costs $US3.29 ($AU5).
The Savoritz little penguins fulfill both needs, and they’ve saved my toddler’s mood more times than I can count. He prefers them to any other cracker-type snack.
They also come in an easy-to-reseal package that’s simple for little hands to open.
A bag costs $US1.49 ($AU2).
Sometimes I toss a handful of them into a bag with pretzels and penguin crackers to make a little snack pack before we hit a hiking trail.
A bag of the rice cakes retails for $US1.99 ($AU3).
Oatmeal is also our little guy’s preferred breakfast, and I love that the quick steel-cut option at Aldi doesn’t take an hour on the stove to make.
A 25-ounce (708.74g) container costs $US3.09 ($AU4).