I'm a big believer in eating seasonably. I'm also a big believer in enjoying comfort foods in the winter, but I have my limits. If it were up to my husband, we would be eating different variations of barbecue with heavy sides for every meal, but that's just not me, so we compromise. This 7-day Aldi meal plan is great because there are a few lighter options coupled with heavier comfort foods. A win/win!
My husband, unfortunately, is not one to gravitate toward the vegetarian style dinners. If I'm being completely honest, we rarely have completely vegetarian meals unless he is out of town. I will share with you one of my many tricks... BACON. If the meal doesn't have a main meat, I just add a little bacon, and he's much more satisfied. I mean, who doesn't love bacon?
If you happen to be one of those people that doesn't love bacon/pork, you can substitute a different animal protein like chicken or chicken sausage and still have a delicious meal.
BEFORE YOU GET STARTED
Here are a couple of quick, standard notes and disclaimers that will apply to most of our meal plans. While some plans may feature gluten-friendly or dairy-free or keto-type meals, these plans don’t typically follow any types of restrictions (except for Lindsey, whose household is gluten-free). Email us directly if you have any questions or refer to specific recipe creators where it applies.
Also, we mostly follow USDA recommendations when it comes to portion sizes for meat, etc. That means we stick to 3-4-ounce portions of chicken, beef, fish, etc. We try to stick with as much organic meat as possible, and that access can vary. If you can get your hands on organic turkey, pork, or other cuts of meat, feel free to sub in where desired. See FAQ for more.
Next, our shopping lists do not include tax. In West Virginia and Ohio, we don’t have food sales tax, but Ali and Lindsey do in Tennessee, so keep that in mind when you’re budgeting.
Finally, we all do the best we can when it comes to eating mostly organic, but we aren’t going to find every ingredient every time that’s organic. If you find something on our shopping list that you can’t get organic, simply do the best you can with your options. Conversely, if you CAN find something that’s organic that we have listed as “conventional” on the list, feel free to grab that option.
Another disclaimer: Prices, product availability, and coupons will obviously vary from region to region.
Aldi 7-day Meal Plan- Winter Edition
Bacon, Spinach, Potato Skillet Hash with Fried Apples
White Bean, Smoked Sausage Kale Soup
Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans
Pecan Crusted Salmon with Roasted Brussels
Pot Roast with Carrot, Onion and Potato
BBQ Chicken, Skillet Corn and Roasted Broccoli
Apple Pecan Kale Salad with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Click here to download the free printable for this meal plan Aldi Fall-winter meal plan printable
*Complete with grocery list, recipes and instructions.