A 7 day flexible, budget-friendly meal planner 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 itemized shopping list to make it all really easy!
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 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.
*As you go through the recipes and the shopping list, be sure to check your fridge and pantry for items you may already have, eg. olive oil, soy sauce etc.
Shopping list & tip sheet
Just a quick note about the shopping list… just double-check what you have and don’t have. There are items on the list like olive oil, garlic and onions that you more than likely already have, so just check your fridge and pantry first so that you’re not doubling up on ingredients.
More Meal Plans
- 7 Day Budget Meal Plan (Oct 5-11)
- 7 Day Budget Meal Plan (Sept 28- Oct 4)
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