Healthy meal plans on a budget. That’s what this Aldi meal plan is all about. This is a 7 day flexible, Aldi budget meal plan to take the guesswork out of making dinner. All the ingredients are from Aldi because I’m a big believer in a one-stop-shop and staying on a budget. The plan includes the recipes and an itemised shopping list to make it all really easy!
These recipes are focused to be simple, thrifty (ie cheap) and pantry and leftover friendly. These recipes are comforting but still healthy because I’m pretty sure that’s what we all need right now.
All ingredients are from Aldi, so it's a budget-friendly meal that is perfect for meal planning and weekend meal prep.
You may find that this week you've hit a wall with enduring this lockdown. Just know that you are definitely not alone and we've made it this far, we'll make it the rest of the way! This meal plan takes into account that you may be losing motivation and inspiration in the kitchen, so all the recipes are easy but still full of flavour and comfort.
Aldi Budget Meal Plan
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I know many people might be new here, so let me just explain a few things real quick. I don’t work for Aldi, nor have I ever. I’m not affiliated with them in any way except that they are my favourite grocery store and I think what they do is remarkable. Like many of you, I’m sure, I used to do my primary shop at Aldi, and then go to one or two other shops for “bits and bobs”. It was costing me too much time and too much money. So, I decided to use my chef training and get creative and disciplined about making recipes using only ingredients from Aldi. And so far, it’s been a hit!
About the Aldi budget meal plan
Meal planning has been an integral part of my life since I was a kid. Being raised in a single-parent household on a fixed income, it was vital that we didn’t buy more than we needed and certainly never wasted anything. All of that means that I know a tonne about sticking to a budget and making a lot out of not very much. In times like these, both skills have come in handy. So, these meal plans are a way that I can help you navigate some waters you may not have a lot of experience with.
Especially in these days of COVID and lockdown, I want to use my experience and knowledge to lighten your load in any way that I can. I’m including 6 recipes (all ingredients available at Aldi), so you can either do a takeaway one night or have some leftovers. Either way, you get 6 recipes and the shopping list.
I’m realising it’s more important than ever for people to have simple recipes with accessible and affordable ingredients that are easy to find. I absolutely love doing these meal plans and hope that you all find them useful.
- Homemade pasta sauce
- Beef cobbler with cheddar scones
- Slow cooker chilli con Carne
- Coconut chicken curry
- Easy & hearty lentil soup
- Chinese lemon chicken
All these meals are designed to serve a family of 4. Some recipes make enough leftovers for two nights or lunch the next day. While I truly believe there is no one size fits all meal plan, I did my best to come up with something that appeals to almost everyone.
- *Before you print off the shopping list double-check your pantry or cupboards to make sure you don't double up on ingredients.
- *The recipes assume that you have olive or vegetable oil and salt and pepper.
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