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6 Quick Meals at Aldi That Don’t Break The Bank

December 7, 2023

Grocery bills lately have been giving everyday consumers sticker shock. That’s why grocery stores like Aldi can be a great alternative when you want to have a delicious meal but don’t want to break the bank. Here are some quick meals at Aldi that are affordable and easy to make for those with busy schedules and a hearty appetite.

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1. Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped Salad Kit & Fremont Fish Market Chipotle Salmon Burgers

A crisp, refreshing, and delicious meal that doesn’t break the bank is encapsulated with a classic Aldi salad kit, like the Little Salad Bar Asian Chopped Salad Kit and a savory Chipotle Salmon Burger. At just 160 calories per 1.5 cups with romaine lettuce, red cabbage, carrots, and more, this ready-to-go salad packs a nutritional punch with a chipotle salmon burger, made from wild-caught, sustainable salmon, to keep you fuller longer at 15 grams of protein per paddy.

2. Fusia’s Szechuan Stir Fry

A great vegetarian meal option from Aldi that won’t pull at your purse strings is their frozen stir-fry meal. Fusia’s Szechuan Stir Fry is just 60 calories per cup and includes a vegetable medley of broccoli, carrots, sugar snap peas, and water chestnuts. One 32 oz. bag will run you around $3.00 at Aldi, so stocking up on this frozen bag of goodness will be well worth the investment.

3. Sausage & Spinach Pasta

There’s nothing quite like a bowl of warm, hearty pasta on a cold winter day. Thankfully, Aldi has an option for a delicious and nutritious pasta meal that won’t give you sticker shock. Grab some Fresh Italian Sausage Links at $3.99 from the deli section at Aldi along with some spinach at around $2 a bunch plus a box of Reggano Dry Pasta at less than $1, and you’ll have a meal fit for a king at under $5.

Related: 8 Healthy Spinach Recipes That Use Up the Whole Bag

4. Greek Yogurt with Berries & Granola

Breakfast at any time of day will do when you’re mixing together some of the most delicious breakfast foods. There’s something that just tastes so satisfying about a fruit and yogurt parfait with a good crunch of granola.

One 32 ounce container of Friendly Farms Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt from Aldi not only costs less than $3, but will also pack enough protein into your day to carry you until lunch time. Add in some fresh Aldi berries and a cup of Simply Nature Organic Oats & Honey Granola at just $2.45 a bag, breakfast just got a whole lot sweeter and a whole lot cheaper.

5. Fremont Fish Market Popcorn Shrimp

On those nights when making dinner feels like a chore, Aldi has you covered with their Fremont Fish Market Popcorn Shrimp. This shrimp has a crisp breading on the outside and tender shellfish inside, making the meal a delicious option for lunch or dinner when paired with some hearty rice or a fresh bagged salad.

After 10 to 12 minutes in the oven, this popcorn shrimp will be ready to eat and at just $4.35 a box, the price can’t be beat.

6. Bremer Meatballs with Roasted Red Peppers

Dinner will be a breeze when you pick up a pack of Bremer Meatballs. One family size pack (32 ounces) of frozen meatballs is microwavable and ready to eat in just 40 seconds. Talk about quick and easy! Pop these meatballs, packed with 14 grams of protein per serving, in the microwave, and toss them with your veggie of choice like some roasted red peppers.

Read next: 11 Aldi Breakfast Foods Dietitians Swear By

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