If you’ve joined the Paleo movement, sticking to a tight budget can be difficult. I recently started transitioning to an AIP diet (a restrictive version of Paleo) to help manage my autoimmune disease. The Paleo diet is made up of real foods, including meats, seafood, vegetables, fruits, nuts and seeds. Unfortunately, real foods can oftentimes be pricier than processed foods.
Thanks to stores like Aldi, eating Paleo doesn’t have to mean increasing your budget. Surprisingly, Aldi has a large selection of “Paleo Approved” foods at super affordable prices, including many organic options.
Here’s a long list of over 35 Paleo foods you can find at Aldi to help keep you on a budget.
Paleo Foods at Aldi
Goldhen large Grade A eggs, dozen $2.14
Never Any! antibiotic-free, cage-free chicken breasts $4.49 lb.
Never Any! antibiotic-free, cage-free whole chicken $1.49 lb.
SimplyNature organic 100% grass fed beef, lb. $6.99
Organic apples, 3 lb. $4.49
Organic bananas $1.18 lb.
Organic baby carrots, 16 oz. $1.59
Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz. $2.49
Conventional produce starting at $.49
SimplyNature organic baby kale, 5 oz. $2.49
SimplyNature organic arugula, 5 oz. $2.49
SimplyNature organic spring mix, 5 oz. $2.49
SimplyNature organic mixed greens, 5 oz. $2.49
Northern Catch canned pink salmon $2.29
Northern Catch canned whole oysters $1.99
SimplyNature organic chicken or vegetable broth, 32 oz. $1.79
Southern Grove walnuts, 16 oz. $7.49
Southern Grove almonds, sliced or slivered, 6 oz. $2.99
Southern Grove pecans, chopped or halved, 6 oz. $3.39
Southern Grove shelled pistachios, 6 oz. $5.99
Southern Grove chia seeds, 5.3 oz. $2.99
Southern Grove flax seed, 15 oz. $2.49
Southern Grove California golden raisins, 15 oz. $2.69
Southern Grove California raisins, 20 oz. $2.69
Southern Grove chopped or pitted dates, 8 oz. $1.89
Southern Grove pumpkin seeds, 5 oz. $1.99
Carlini extra virgin olive oil, 16.9 oz. $3.29
SimplyNature organic, cold-pressed virgin coconut oil, 14 oz. $4.99
SimplyNature organic Wildflower honey, 12 oz. $3.49
Berryhill honey, 24 oz. $4.99
Stonemill Essentials pure vanilla extract $1.99
Stonemill Essentials pure extracts, including lemon, almond, and peppermint $1.99
Stonemill Essentials assorted spices $.99
Stonemill Essentials Sea Salt grinder $1.69
Stonemill Essentials peppercorn grinder $1.69
Deutsche Küche sauerkraut $1.69
I checked the labels to be sure the ingredients are Paleo approved, but always double check yourself before purchasing.
If you’ve never shopped at Aldi before, it is run a little differently than other stores. Many of these foods should be found at most Aldi’s but products and prices can vary by store. You’ll need to bring a quarter to use the cart. When you return the cart, you’ll get your quarter back. Also, bring your own bags as they don’t provide them. You can use cash or debit only.
While Aldi doesn’t accept manufacturer coupons, they do have other ways to save. I often find healthy foods on clearance, so always keep an eye out for clearance deals (in red). You can also save by submitting your receipt to apps for cash back on qualifying products. Check these apps for the most recent offers before heading to Aldi: Checkout 51, Snap by Groupon and Berry Cart. You can also find temporary price drops on their products in their weekly ad as well as “Special Buy” products that are available while supplies last.
What Paleo type foods have you found at your local Aldi?
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