21 Day Fix – Grocery List at Aldi/Trader Joes

This is my ACTUAL grocery list and items I bought and what I paid for them – TODAY.

I enjoy these types of posts from other bloggers, but living in Miami, I would often find the prices other people posted were WAY lower than what I could find in my local stores. So, for all you Miami peeps (or anyone else living in a more expensive city) this one’s for you!!

I shop almost exclusively at Aldi. I can’t ALWAYS find what I need (as you will see from today’s trip) but thank goodness Trader Joe’s just opened up about 5 minutes from my house, so I was able to pick up a few things that Aldi didn’t have. (Side note: Is it common to have police hanging out at a typical Trader Joe’s opening, or is that just a Miami thing – ok enough about how crazy Miami is…back to the food).

Here is my meal plan – It’s only for the work week (Monday – Friday), because on the weekends, we either have meals with family, eat out or do leftovers.

Week of Clean Eating Meal PlanHere’s my shopping list from this week
(any items with an * by it, means I don’t include that in my meal plan, but I get those items for my husband and kids):

Dry Goods:
– Oatmeal (already had some)
– Almonds
– Brown Rice (already had some)
– Quinoa
– Crackers*
– Whole Wheat Bread
– Honey Nut Cheerios*
– Tortilla Chips*
– Tortillas (already had some)

Produce:
veg-
– Cabbage
– Artisan Lettuce
– Spinach
– Kale
– Broccoli
– Mushrooms
– Sweet Potato
– Grape Tomatoes
– Baby Carrots

fruit-
– Bananas
– Apples
– Cantaloupe
– Grapes
– Lemon

Protein-
– Chicken Breasts Frozen (2 bags)
– Ground Turkey (2lbs)
– Chicken Thighs (6 pieces)
– Turkey hotdogs (2 packs of 10 dogs)

Dairy-
– Eggs (3 dozen)
– Cheddar Cheese
– Almond Milk
– Whole Milk (1 gal)*
– Vanilla Greek Yogurt*

Other-
– Coconut Oil
– Non-stick cooking spray
– Jell-o*
– Frozen Strawberries
– Canned Peaches*

Total Price (Coconut Oil, Quinoa and Cabbage were purchased at Trader Joe’s everything else was purchased at Aldi)
$98.11
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What you will notice missing from this list: Juice, soda, cookies, box mixes and many types of snacks. My kids snack on fruit and the 1 box of crackers lasts the whole week. For dessert I make this delicious ‘frozen yogurt’ just from frozen strawberries, frozen bananas and greek yogurt.

Some of the dinner recipes are on my website, most of them are new ones I’m trying out this week, and I will be posting them every night this week on my instagram – so if you want to join along (you will be one day behind me) – you can take this list to the store and be ready for all my meals! (I will also eventually get them up on this blog too!)

I hope you found this helpful, this is TRULLY – 100% what I bought this week, and how I plan to eat. It doesn’t have to break the bank to eat healthy, and tomorrow I’m going to blog about how I do an hour or two of prep on Sunday nights (while I watch a show on Netflix) and that makes throwing dinners together or grabbing lunch (Salads in a Jar baby!!) super quick and convenient.

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Comments

  1. I just love this! I struggle so much with meal prep and planning, especially since my work schedule leaves me little time to eat. Thanks for sharing the whole thing, including grocery list!

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