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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/20/19 – 1/26/19

free aldi meal plan january 2019

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/20/19: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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More produce in the New Year, anyone?

On the “almost” all ALDI note, because sometimes you just want a larger selection: If you’re planning on changing your eating patterns in the New Year, and would like to supplement the produce you pick up at your local ALDI, this may be a good time to revisit my Imperfect Produce review from this past fall.

  • You can get 50% off your first box with coupon code mashup, too!

Read more about my experience with the service in the Imperfect Produce Thanksgiving update, here.

ALDI meal planning week of 1/20/19 – 1/26/19

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

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 1/20/19

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 1/19/19

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz block Happy Farms sharp cheddar, $1.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


12 oz Season’s Choice riced cauliflower, $1.69


Fusia soy sauce, $1.29
3 lbs Earthly Grains long grain white rice, $1.79
32 oz Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
El Milagro medium flour tortillas, $.95
Happy Harvest canned corn, $.49
SimplyNature organic black beans, $.89
Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $.99
Southern Grove 6 oz sliced almonds, $2.89


2 lbs chicken drumsticks, $2.58
2.75 lbs chicken tenderloins, $5.47
19.2 oz Fit & Active ground turkey, $3.49
Sea Queen 16 oz wild caught flounder (frozen), $4.39


3 lbs mandarins (clementines), $1.99
1 lb red grapes, $1.29
1 lb limes, $1.49
16 oz SimplyNature organic spring mix, $3.49
8 oz bag spinach, $1.19
2 lbs carrots, $.99
8 oz mushrooms, $1.49
16 oz broccoli crowns, $1.39
Head of cauliflower, $2.29
1 cucumber, $.49
1 lb strawberries, $1.79
Bunch green onions, $.99
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.69
3 heads garlic, $1.19
Pack of zucchini, $1.49
3 pack multicolored bell peppers, $3.29
2 avocados, $1.78

That comes to $60.50.

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 come up 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, you can 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 1/13-1/19 in Sunday ad markets, and 1/16-1/22 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 1/16/19 at 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 1/20/19.

Stay in the ALDI meal planning loop

Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!

Useful resources for meal planning + ALDI shopping

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

How fun are these ALDI themed t-shirts I have for you guys?!

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


Tuesday 29th of January 2019

Just started using your meal plan. Planning for next week now. I was looking for the cheesy zucchini rice recipe. Do not see it posted.


Friday 25th of January 2019

How many people do your meal plans feed?


Friday 25th of January 2019

Four. But there are often leftovers -- if you look at individual recipes they will generally list how many servings. Often people use leftovers for lunch.

Carol Knight

Monday 21st of January 2019

Love the meal plans, but would like to see some instant pot recipes included in the plans.


Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

You can often easily convert the slow cooker recipes to IP, if you prefer -- people often comment about doing so in our Facebook group. :)

Amanda Courville

Monday 21st of January 2019

Rachel, I have always loved Aldi. However, I was stuck in a college mentality. For some reason I thought to eat affordable we had to stick to sandwiches, mac&cheese, hot dogs and frozen pizzas. You know the college diet. BUT our health was greatly paying for it! I knew something NEEDED to change. How though?! We were beginning the process of building a home and just welcomed our first baby to the family. I searched pinterest and found your blog! PRAISE THE LORD!! I alter your plans a tiny bit from week to week and there is just the two of us so meals last longer. My husband is allergic to fish so i swap those meals out for chicken. BUT by eating real food and planning it out we have cut our food budget IN HALF!! We are eating better, real food and saving money! We absolutely love it! The sales do not always match up as we are in Tennessee, but your meal plans have been an absolute life saver! My husband has even tried new food and LIKED it!! (Seriously, you deserve a reward!) Thank you so very much!! ---Tennessee follower


Wednesday 23rd of January 2019

Thanks so much for your kind comments! I'm so glad that the meal plans have been working for you. :)


Thursday 17th of January 2019

Sorry guys! I was trying to fix something in the post yesterday and accidentally deleted the link -- it's back now. Technology, I tell you...


Thursday 17th of January 2019

I can't get either link to work :(