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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 10/28/18 – 11/3/18

free aldi meal plan week of 10-28-18

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 10/28/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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In a hurry? Don’t like something in this week’s plan? Try these ideas…

It’s always good to have options! If one or more of this week’s meals doesn’t strike your fancy (or if you’re in a hurry some evening…), check out this list of 30 quick weeknight dinner recipes which can be ready in 30 minutes or less for more ideas.

ALDI meal planning week of 10/28/18 – 11/3/18

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. 

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 10/28/18

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 10/27/18

Dairy & refrigerated

12 oz Happy Farms shredded cheddar cheese, $2.59


Specially Selected French baguette, $1.69
Tuscan Garden Spanish Manzanilla (green) olives w/ pimiento, $1.19
Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.99
16 oz SimplyNature organic quinoa, $3.49
1 box SimplyNature organic chicken broth, $1.49
1 box SimplyNature organic vegetable broth, $1.49
1 can Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $.49
3 cans Happy Harvest fire roasted tomatoes, $2.67
1 can Happy Harvest diced tomatoes, $.69
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.38
2 cans Dakota’s Pride chickpeas (garbanzo beans), $1.38
2 cans Dakota’s Pride Cannellini beans, $1.38
2 cans Happy Harvest corn, $.98
1 can Pueblo Lindo chopped green chilies, $.65


5 lb whole chicken, $4.75
6 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $4.74
Parkview 14 oz Polska kielbasa, $2.29


8 oz bag spinach, $1.19
Little Salad Bar sweet kale chopped salad kit, $2.49
2 lbs carrots, $1.09
8 oz mushrooms, $1.69
Two 8 oz baby bella mushrooms, $3.78
3 lb Gala apples, $1.49
Bunch cilantro, $.59
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.99
3 heads garlic, $1.29
5 lbs yellow potatoes, $3.89
Celery, $1.39
Two 3-packs multi-colored bell peppers, $4.78
2 avocados, $.98

That comes to $60.97.

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 10/21-10/27 in Sunday ad markets, and 10/24-10/30 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 10/24/18 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 10/28/18.

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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:

You can always access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Monday 29th of October 2018

Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you THANK YOU for putting this together each week! I rarely enjoy cooking. Before I discovered your blog, anytime I did feel any enthusiasm about cooking, I quickly lost steam because I'd realize I didn't have an ingredient I needed. Or I'd gradually lose steam over the process of meal planning, hitting Aldi, hitting another grocery store for anything Aldi didn't carry, and be too tired to actually cook the food I had just purchased by the time I got home.

Your blog has changed all of that. I love not having to think about anything, knowing that Aldi will have all the ingredients on the list, everything I'm buying will get used, and having more variety in our diets.

The only complaint I have is that I don't cook 6 times a week, because we have many leftovers, and my schedule doesn't allow it every day. So I'm trying to see if I can stretch 1 week's plan out to cover 2 weeks. The produce doesn't always stay fresh quite long enough for that every time. I could edit the meal plan, but I've noticed that sometimes an earlier meal on the list is used in subsequent meals, and it's easier to just do all 6 meals then try to cut things down. All things considered, it's a very small inconvenience compared to the very considerable convenience mental work taken out of figuring out what to feed my family each week. I am so, SO grateful!!! Thank you again!


Sunday 28th of October 2018

I have subscribed to your blog for quite awhile now...interested of course, but always deleting it before even reading it! Until recently. For the past month or so I have been shopping at Aldi using your meal plan and shopping list. And I absolutely LOVE it. Thank you for doing this! The food is tasty, the recipes are easy and I really have enjoyed the prep (because there isn’t a lot of it!?) I only wish I’d followed you sooner. Great job!