30 of My Favorite Healthy Foods to Buy at Aldi

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You can eat healthy without spending a lot by shopping at Aldi. The grocery chain used to be known, decades ago, for carrying a lot of chips, sweets, and processed foods, but Aldi has come a long way. Here are some of my favorite good-for-you foods from Aldi.

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My favorite healthy foods at Aldi:

1. Fresh Fruit and Veggies.

Aldi offers a range of fresh produce, and the stores carefully control how much they stock so nothing languishes on the shelves for too long. I spoke with a cashier once who said her store often runs out of grapes by the end of each day, so customers are getting a new supply of fresh grapes daily.

Some of my favorite Aldi produce includes artisan lettuce, bagged spinach, zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, clementine oranges, apples, bananas, mangoes, pomegranates, kiwis, and melons.

Some people claim Aldi’s produce goes bad faster than other stores’ produce. Sometimes — but not always — I’ve found Aldi’s strawberries go mushy a little faster than strawberries I buy from regular grocery stores, but I generally have had good experiences with most of Aldi’s produce. Aldi’s artisan lettuce (sold in a plastic clam shell container) will easily last for two weeks in my fridge.

Read our reviews of some of Aldi’s apples at this link and their Brussels sprouts stalk at this link.

2. Season’s Choice Frozen Fruit and Veggies.

I keep a few bags of Season’s Choice Broccoli Florets in my freezer at all times. They steam right in the bag in my microwave, making for an easy side dish for any meal. I like that it’s all broccoli florets, too, with little to no tough stalks. Aldi’s frozen corn is also a good option, and I like the store’s frozen berries for using in fruit crisps or tossing into oatmeal or pancake batter or using in smoothies.

3. Sweet Harvest Canned Fruit and Happy Harvest Veggies.

My daughters love the Sweet Harvest canned mandarin oranges in light syrup (although I wish Aldi sold an option without sugary syrup, not even light). We also buy a lot of Aldi’s Happy Harvest canned tomatoes and Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies for chili and other soups, and we buy canned whole potatoes and green beans for casseroles and other dishes.

4. Dakota’s Pride and Pueblo Lindo Beans.

Aldi has a good selection of both canned beans (black, kidney, chili, great northern, cannellini, garbanzo.) and bags of dry beans (pinto, black). You can’t get much more healthy and economical than that.

Read our review of some of Aldi’s beans at this link.

5. SimplyNature 100% Grass-Fed Ground Beef.

I like that Aldi pays attention to customers’ desires for healthier meats. According to Aldi’s website, this ground beef is 100% grass fed and grass finished, with no added antibiotics, growth hormones, or artificial ingredients, and it’s minimally processed.

6. Kirkwood Never Any! Mild Italian Chicken Sausage.

The Never Any! line of Aldi products contains no preservatives, and these chicken sausages are a nice substitute for brats or hot dogs.

Read our full review at this link.

7. Fit & Active Ground Turkey.

This is your classic low-fat, healthy alternative to red meat ground beef. It works well in chili, sloppy joes, and casseroles, and I’ve made some mean turkey burgers with it.

8. Fit & Active Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti.

I love pasta, and this allows me to get my pasta fix with less guilt.

9. SimplyNature Organic Marinara Premium Pasta Sauce.

This goes with my spaghetti.

10. Friendly Farms and Fit & Active Greek Yogurt.

A snack my kids enjoy.

Read our reviews of some of Aldi’s Regular Buy yogurt at this link. Also, read our reviews of some of Aldi’s ALDI Find (Special Buy) yogurts at this link.

11. Fit & Active or Happy Farms Cheese.

My family likes all the Aldi cheese, whether it’s string cheese or cheese blocks.

Read our reviews of Aldi’s cheese blocks at this link. You can also read a review of some ALDI Find (Special Buy) cheese at this link.

12. Never Any! Lunch Meat.

My family gave up on eating lunch meat a few years ago out of concerns about preservatives and additives. The Never Any! line of lunch meats is preservative free, and it’s cheaper than other preservative-free lunch meats in traditional grocery stores. We now eat the occasional lunch meat sandwich again.

Read our full review at this link.

13. Never Any! Fresh Chicken.

The Never Any! chicken at Aldi contains no hormones, antibiotics, or animal by-products. My family likes the whole chickens and skinless chicken breasts.

14. Goldhen Eggs.

Eggs are always a source of inexpensive protein, and especially so at Aldi, where a dozen eggs sometimes sells for as cheap as 48 cents.

Read our review at this link.

15. Sea Queen Seafood.

My family enjoys the shrimp, salmon, and scallops, mussels, lobster, and crab legs as an occasional treat.

Read our review of Aldi’s Regular Buy shrimp at this link, as well as Regular Buy mussels at this link, ALDI Find lobster at this link, and ALDI Find crab legs at this link.

16. SimplyNature Fruit Strips.

These are healthy Fruit Roll-Ups and are great for snacking or for the lunch box.

Read our review at this link.

17. SimplyNature Squeezable Fruit Blends.

I don’t buy these except to put them in my kids’ lunch boxes. They are convenient because they’re shelf stable and require no refrigeration.

Read our review at this link.

18. SimplyNature Unsweetened Applesauce.

I’m glad Aldi now sells applesauce without added sugar.

19. Nature’s Nectar 100% Juice.

We regularly buy Aldi’s orange, apple, and grape juices.

Read our review of Aldi’s orange juices at this link.

20. SimplyNature Green Pea Crisps.

They have the airy, crispy texture of Funyuns with ingredients that are all pretty healthy. I have to be careful not to eat the whole bag in one sitting.

Read our review at this link.

21. Casa Mamita Low Sodium Taco Seasoning.

It tastes indistinguishable from the regular taco seasoning.

22. Fit & Active Whole Grain Waffles.

A nice alternative to white flour waffles.

23. SimplyNature Organic Quinoa.

Quinoa is rich in protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals, and it’s a good substitute for rice. My favorite way to prepare it is in this Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Quinoa recipe. I use ground turkey instead of chicken.

24. SimplyNature Chia seeds.

These have a lot of fiber and are good in puddings, or I include them in my family’s favorite No-Bake Energy Bites recipe.

25. Millville Rolled Oats.

For making homemade oatmeal.

26. Kirkwood Whole Grain Dinosaur Chicken Nuggets and Whole Grain Chicken Fries.

Chicken nuggets aren’t a health food, but I’ve got a picky eater who would live on chicken nuggets if I let her. Fortunately, Aldi sells slightly healthier whole grain nuggets as a Special Buy (ALDI Find) from time to time. I always stock up.

Read our review of Aldi’s ALDI Find chicken fries at this link.

27. Belmont or SimplyNature Frozen Fruit Bars.

I like finding frozen treats at Aldi that have limited added sugar.

Read our review of the ALDI Find (Special Buy) fruit bars at this link.

28. Southern Grove Trail Mix.

Aldi sells trail mix in several varieties with nuts, raisins, dried berries, and even M&Ms (or the generic version of M&Ms).

29. Southern Grove Nuts.

Aldi’s got peanuts (no salt and salted), cashews, almonds, and just about anything you’d want.

Read our review of Aldi’s peanuts at this link and Aldi’s cashews at this link.

30. Southern Grove Dried Fruit.

Near the nuts and trail mix, Aldi also sells a variety of dried fruit including cranberries, cherries, mango, pineapple, apricots, banana chips, and a tropical mix. These are great lunch box staples.

What are your favorite healthy foods at Aldi?

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About Rachael

Rachael is the Senior Editor for Aldi Reviewer. She is also a freelance writer and editor. You can find her at www.rachaelsjohnston.com.

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