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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

Looking for a free ALDI meal plan January 2018? Here's your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/7/18, around advertised and in store prices!

Here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 1/7/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday!

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Useful resources for meal planning + ALDI shopping

Before we get started this week, here are a few resources to help you out with your meal planning and ALDI shopping:

But back to this week’s ALDI meal plan…

Let’s get ready to make six complete dinners for a family of four, just $60.00 out the door! Hope you find the free ALDI meal plans useful.

ALDI meal planning week of 1/7/18 – 1/13/18

I’m assuming here that you already have pantry basics like cooking oil, condiments, and spices. 🙂 *** Read through the recipes before you shop to make sure you have the necessary pantry staples on hand. 

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 1/7/18

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 1/6/18

Dairy & refrigerated

12 oz Happy Farms shredded sharp cheddar, $2.69
Friendly Farms 16 oz sour cream, $1.19
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99
Dozen Goldhen eggs, $.99


1 can Happy Harvest corn, $.48
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.38
1 can Dakota’s Pride kidney beans, $.69
2 cans Happy Harvest fire roasted diced tomatoes, $1.78
Can Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $.99
Dozen medium El Milagro flour tortillas, $.89
Casa Mamita mild or medium salsa, $1.49
Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.99
Chef’s Cupboard bread crumbs, $.89


1 lb fresh farmed Coho salmon, $9.99
3 lb Jennie-O 90% lean ground turkey, $6.99
2.5 lbs chicken drumsticks, $2.48


6 oz blackberries, $.79
Pint blueberries, $1.99
2 mangoes, $1.18
Asian chopped salad kit, $2.49
Two 3-pack multi-colored bell peppers, $3.38
3 heads garlic, $1.09
Bunch cilantro, $.69
1 lb bag of limes, $1.69
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.89
2 avocados, $1.98
1 lb Roma tomatoes, $1.29
1 lb green beans, $1.69
5 lb yellow potatoes, $3.49
16 oz baby carrots, $1.09

That comes to $60.63.

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!

*** Download this week’s shopping list 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.

Ad markets and dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 12/31-1/6 in Sunday ad markets and 1/3-1/9 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 1/3/18at 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 1/7/18.

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Happy ALDI shopping and cooking this week, everyone!


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Does aldos take EBT


Saturday 14th of April 2018

Yes they do!


Tuesday 16th of January 2018

For lunches you do leftovers but what do you eat for breakfast. I am a firm believer in breakfasts and with the new year we are trying to budget. I'm excited to try your meal plans.


Tuesday 16th of January 2018

You're on your own for breakfast :) -- This is strictly a dinner meal plan. You can ask for ideas in the associated ALDI recipes/meal planning Facebook group, though -- people have been talking there recently about everything from freezer breakfast sandwiches to overnight steel cut oats.