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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/12/20 – 1/18/20

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/12/20 - 1/18/20: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door! Save time and money with meal planning, and find new free ALDI meal plans weekly.

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/12/20: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday. Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door!

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Some super-quick Finds fun first:

Vegetarian Finds, gluten free Finds, organization Finds… and more!

Earth Grown chickenless strips and beefless crumbles at ALDI

It’s a good week for vegetarian and gluten free ALDI Finds — beefless crumbles, chickenless strips, gluten free donuts, and so much more. All of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week, here!

But now, on to this week’s free ALDI meal plan:

ALDI meal planning week of 1/12/20 – 1/18/20

I’m assuming that you already have pantry basics like cooking oil, common condiments, and spices. *** Read through the recipes before you shop, to make sure you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan.

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

vegetarian three bean and lentil chili in this week's free ALDI meal plan

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 1/12/20

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 1/11/20

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar, $1.99
8 oz Emporium Selection fresh mozzarella ball, $2.49


12 oz bag Season’s Choice riced cauliflower, $1.69


Fusia soy sauce, $1.59
32 oz box of SimplyNature organic vegetable broth, $1.89
32 oz box of Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.69
7 oz SimplyNature organic black soybean spaghetti, $2.49
1 can Happy Harvest corn, $.49
8 oz can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.29
6 oz can Happy Harvest tomato paste, $.39
1 can Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $.89
2 cans Happy Harvest black beans, $1.38
1 can Happy Harvest kidney beans, $.69
1 can Happy Harvest Great Northern beans, $.69
16 oz SimplyNature organic green lentils, $2.29


3 lb 90/10 Jennie-O ground turkey, $6.49
14 oz Parkview Polska kielbasa, $2.49
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, $2.29


Pineapple, $1.29
2 lbs red grapes, $2.58
Bunch green onions, $.69
2 lbs carrots, $1.49
1 cucumber, $.49
8 oz mushrooms, $1.89
16 oz broccoli crowns, $1.69
3 hearts of romaine, $2.49
8 oz bag of spinach, $1.39
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.69
3 heads garlic, $1.29
4 sweet potatoes, $2.40
Head of cabbage, $1.99
Celery, $1.29
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $3.29
2 Roma tomatoes, $.40
2 avocados, $.98

That comes to: $60.83.

Or, maybe less…! These meals will likely run you even less if you supplement this week’s ALDI purchases with clearance meat you already have in your freezer, pantry staples you picked up on sale, produce you already have on hand, and/or sale produce from your local produce market. Let me know if you give it a try!

Printable ALDI meal plan and grocery list

*** Download this week’s printable ALDI shopping list and meal plan in Word format so that you can edit and add in your own meal ideas, remove items you already have on hand, change regional pricing to match your own store, etc. *** The day(s) next to each item show which meals use each ingredient, so that you can easily see what to delete from the shopping list if you’re skipping a night.

Things to know about the ALDI meal plans

A couple of notes

  1. I try not to repeat main dish recipes more often than once a month, but you will see favorite easy recipes again in these weekly ALDI meal plans as the same meats and produce items come up again on sale. Part of the fun of meal planning lies in mixing old stand-bys with something new each week.
  2. If one or more of these recipes isn’t to your taste, or if you have other ingredients to use, adapt the recipes in this ALDI meal plan to your family’s preferences. Or, just use the ideas here to supplement your own meal planning! See: Pantry staples to stock up on and how to modify a meal plan for your family.

** Ad markets and dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 1/5-1/11 in Sunday ad markets, and 1/8-1/14 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs, but non-advertised prices and produce deals *may vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 1/12/20.

Stay in the ALDI meal planning loop

Here are more ways to stay connected:

Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!

Resources for meal planning + ALDI shopping

master list of meal planning resources from Mashup Mom

Let’s close things out with just a few resources to help you out with your meal planning and ALDI shopping:

Lastly: You can always access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Friday 10th of January 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together every week. We recently moved to a new area that has an Aldi down the street. Your meal plans and a cheaper grocery bill is a win for us! We love all of your new ideas. Thanks again.


Thursday 9th of January 2020

Mine is always more than $60.00 only because I have a family of 5. Love coming to your site to see what meal plan you come up with. I always struggle with new ideas. thank you!


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Thank you, Rachel! I just started to use the meal plan and my veggie-phobic teenager loved the smoky chicken tenderloins so much he polished off the chicken and veggies AND went back for seconds on both. #Momwin!


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Oh, awesome! Spices and Parmesan go a long way sometimes, lol.


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

I've just started using your grocery lists and recipes this first week of January - and I love them!!! So delicious, healthy, and simple! I have shared this blog with two of my co-workers and both of my daughters!! Thank you for all the time you put in to this, you have re-ignited my love for cooking!


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Thanks for taking the time to share! So glad it's been useful. :)


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Good Morning,

I just started subscribing to your wonderful site. Would you suggest buy all the indigents on Sunday then making ahead or do you make the meals every night? Also, am I suppose to purchase the indigents this week for next or on Sunday for that week?


Wednesday 8th of January 2020

Some meals lend themselves to making ahead more than others. The plan is written with the assumption you'll make meals nightly, but you can always modify or prep ahead as it fits your schedule. Each plan also lists ad dates. Some ad markets run Sun-Sat, others run Weds-Tues. The sales in both markets will overlap through this Sat (the day before the meal plan starts). Each plan does use some of a given week's sale items, so you'll save more if you shop during the weekly sale at your store.