ALDI's Paleo Must-Haves

When the new year begins many of us start new diets, and get a membership at our local gym. Some of us are gym rats, and being on a strict diet has become normal but for some its all new. I never realized how many products had sugar in them, until I started whole30 and I could no longer grab my normal staples. I have done whole30 a couple of times and then gradually moved to being paleo. So I wanted to share with you some must-haves that I found shopping at ALDI.

Many of you know that I was a complete skeptic when I first heard of ALDI. I refused to shop there even though many friends talked about their great prices. You might have called me a grocery store snob. I liked my brand name products, and there was an obvious taste difference to me. I finally got over myself and took my first steps into ALDI about a year ago. For those of you who have been shopping there for a long time, you know that it has made huge improvements in their organic products and produce. Anymore, I get annoyed if I have to shop at Meijer or a regular grocery store. The high prices, the limited organic produce, inconsistency between stores, and just simply fighting the crowds. Eating healthy can be very expensive, I personally think its well worth it, but it definitely helps when we can find places like ALDI who carry allergy friendly foods and be cost effective.


1. Nuts

Ouch! Right? That is what I normally think of when I purchase nuts. They can be so expensive but they are so essential in our household. We have nuts in all our cars as an emergency snack. The raw almonds are my favorite but ALDI has a wide variety. And the great thing is they have the cheapest prices.

Ouch! Right? That is what I normally think of when I purchase nuts. They can be so expensive but they are so essential in our household. We have nuts in all our cars as an emergency snack. The raw almonds are my favorite but ALDI has a wide variety. And the great thing is they have the cheapest prices.

2. Sugar-Free Marinara Sauce

I have searched high and low for a sauce without sugar, even Trader Joe's. And having a couple of jars in your pantry is a must for quick + easy dinners. I will warn you now, ALDI carries other brands that are NOT sugar-free. So make sure you grab this specific one.

I have searched high and low for a sauce without sugar, even Trader Joe's. And having a couple of jars in your pantry is a must for quick + easy dinners. I will warn you now, ALDI carries other brands that are NOT sugar-free. So make sure you grab this specific one.

3. Honey

One of the little differences between being Paleo and doing Whole30 is that we are allowed a little sweetener, such as, honey, maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar. so adding a little honey to my tea and baked goods is a nice little bonus.

One of the little differences between being Paleo and doing Whole30 is that we are allowed a little sweetener, such as, honey, maple syrup, and coconut palm sugar. so adding a little honey to my tea and baked goods is a nice little bonus.

4. Coconut Oil

YES! YES! YES! I cook almost everything in coconut oil. It is the absolute best. And ALDI's is only $4.99. The cheapest I have seen around town. This is perfect for cooking eggs, meats, roasting veggies, and many other things.

YES! YES! YES! I cook almost everything in coconut oil. It is the absolute best. And ALDI's is only $4.99. The cheapest I have seen around town. This is perfect for cooking eggs, meats, roasting veggies, and many other things.

5.Chicken + Vegetable Broth

I don't know about you but I make a lot of soup here in Michigan. And now that I have an instapot I can make soup in a matter of 10 minutes. So I always keep boxes of broth available for chilly or sick days.

I don't know about you but I make a lot of soup here in Michigan. And now that I have an instapot I can make soup in a matter of 10 minutes. So I always keep boxes of broth available for chilly or sick days.

6. Unsweetened Applesauce

Many Paleo baked good recipes call for applesauce. so even though I don't bake every day it is nice having this handy to whip something up for dinner guests or after school snack.

Many Paleo baked good recipes call for applesauce. so even though I don't bake every day it is nice having this handy to whip something up for dinner guests or after school snack.

7. Spaghetti Squash

This family loves spaghetti. It was definitely a transition for the kids going from normal noodles to spaghetti squash or even zoodles since the texture is quite different, but it is so delicious with mentioned marinara sauce. To feed my family of 6 we would use 2-3 of these for a meal. And it cost me a whole whopping $1.19 for 1.

This family loves spaghetti. It was definitely a transition for the kids going from normal noodles to spaghetti squash or even zoodles since the texture is quite different, but it is so delicious with mentioned marinara sauce. To feed my family of 6 we would use 2-3 of these for a meal. And it cost me a whole whopping $1.19 for 1.

8.  Chips

So this would be a "no-no" if you were strict paleo because its made with sunflower oil, but these are so good. sometimes you just want something a little salty. This and a cold la croix...mmm. yes!

So this would be a "no-no" if you were strict paleo because its made with sunflower oil, but these are so good. sometimes you just want something a little salty. This and a cold la croix...mmm. yes!

9. Dried Fruit

Another super easy snack. Many times in the evening my husband and I will throw some raisins, figs, and almonds in a bowl for a evening snack. ALDI has these in the mini boxes as well for grab'n'go.

Another super easy snack. Many times in the evening my husband and I will throw some raisins, figs, and almonds in a bowl for a evening snack. ALDI has these in the mini boxes as well for grab'n'go.

10. Almond Milk

I absolutely love making my own almond milk, but sometimes you don't have time to soak the nuts for a recipe you want to make. I know I am crossing the line a little but on a pinch I will purchase this for recipe needs.

I absolutely love making my own almond milk, but sometimes you don't have time to soak the nuts for a recipe you want to make. I know I am crossing the line a little but on a pinch I will purchase this for recipe needs.

11.  La Croix

Because its good + has no sugar. enough said. $3.99 you guys!!

Because its good + has no sugar. enough said. $3.99 you guys!!

12. Grass-fed Ground Beef

Hooray for quality meat! We usually purchase half a cow from a local farm, but when I'm out or lets be honest forget to thaw out a 1lb. I am so happy that our ALDI now carries good quality beef in their stores! This hasn't always been the case.

Hooray for quality meat! We usually purchase half a cow from a local farm, but when I'm out or lets be honest forget to thaw out a 1lb. I am so happy that our ALDI now carries good quality beef in their stores! This hasn't always been the case.

13. Wild Caught Salmon Fillets

I love changing up our meals with a little fish. ALDI has a lot more than you would think; shrimp, tilapia, and salmon When purchasing salmon or any fish make sure to look for wild-caught and not farm raised. In this pack all the fillets are individually wrapped which keeps them fresher longer.

I love changing up our meals with a little fish. ALDI has a lot more than you would think; shrimp, tilapia, and salmon When purchasing salmon or any fish make sure to look for wild-caught and not farm raised. In this pack all the fillets are individually wrapped which keeps them fresher longer.

14. Green Goodness

ALDI now carries several different boxed organic greens. I love my greens!! so this is a major plus for those of you who love salads or a some green to your morning smoothie like me.

ALDI now carries several different boxed organic greens. I love my greens!! so this is a major plus for those of you who love salads or a some green to your morning smoothie like me.

15. Guacomole

I mean who doesn't like guac? but sometimes avocados are so expensive or you can't find them the perfect ripeness. so this is a perfect solution. If you like a little heat try their spicy guacamole. It's a great addition your taco salad or eggs.

I mean who doesn't like guac? but sometimes avocados are so expensive or you can't find them the perfect ripeness. so this is a perfect solution. If you like a little heat try their spicy guacamole. It's a great addition your taco salad or eggs.

16. Chia + Flaxseed Meal

If you are looking for a little more protein to your meals these are amazing. I add them to my smoothies, yogurt, protein balls, and make yummy breakfast bowls. The great thing is a little goes a long ways so this wont be on your every week list unless you make some chia pudding. yum!

If you are looking for a little more protein to your meals these are amazing. I add them to my smoothies, yogurt, protein balls, and make yummy breakfast bowls. The great thing is a little goes a long ways so this wont be on your every week list unless you make some chia pudding. yum!

17. Eggs

Yay!! These are new to ALDI. I prefer to get my eggs from a local farm, but winter months are hard for chicken farmers, at least it is for my friends. So its great to know I can grab a quick carton if i'm in dire need for some eggs. And lets be honest, if you are eating a Paleo diet you are eating quite a few eggs. My family can blow through at least 2 dozen a week.

Yay!! These are new to ALDI. I prefer to get my eggs from a local farm, but winter months are hard for chicken farmers, at least it is for my friends. So its great to know I can grab a quick carton if i'm in dire need for some eggs. And lets be honest, if you are eating a Paleo diet you are eating quite a few eggs. My family can blow through at least 2 dozen a week.

19. Salsa

YUMMO! both of these are absolutely amazing! and NO sugar! salsa can be another difficult product to find without sugar like marinara sauce. You definitely should try these out!

YUMMO! both of these are absolutely amazing! and NO sugar! salsa can be another difficult product to find without sugar like marinara sauce. You definitely should try these out!

20. Produce

Get it!! They have amazing weekly sales which makes select produce items CHEAP. Aldi has really stepped it up the last year with bringing in a lot more organic produce. When I first started shopping at Aldi I was not impressed with their produce. I would come home with several hidden rotten items. And now i can walk in with my list 95% of the time items are in great condition.

Get it!! They have amazing weekly sales which makes select produce items CHEAP. Aldi has really stepped it up the last year with bringing in a lot more organic produce. When I first started shopping at Aldi I was not impressed with their produce. I would come home with several hidden rotten items. And now i can walk in with my list 95% of the time items are in great condition.

I hope this helps you get thru your diet a little easier whether you are Paleo or just trying be a little more health conscious. And maybe if you were like me, skeptical of Aldi, this helps you take your first steps into finding cheaper options. You can check out all their sale items online here!