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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/29/18 – 5/5/18

It's the last ALDI meal plan for April 2018 -- Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 4/29/18 - 5/5/18: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door! Save time and money with meal planning, and find new free ALDI meal plans each week.

Here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 4/29/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday!

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ALDI Instacart Review (and Code!)

So, remember I told you way back when that I had tried ALDI on Instacart when it became available in my area, and promised to review the service for you posthaste? Wellll… better late than never, because the code for $20 off your first order of $35 plus free delivery is still valid until end-May!

  • *** See what I thought, what to look out for, the $20 off $35 code, and a couple of tips in my ALDI Instacart review.

(And I have to admit, it was kind of handy to have groceries delivered to my door…)

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, and just scroll down to find an easy printable shopping list.

ALDI meal planning week of 4/29/18 – 5/5/18

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 4/29/18

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 4/28/18

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen eggs, $1.98
16 oz Friendly Farms sour cream, $1.49
8 oz block Happy Farms sharp cheddar, $1.99
9 oz Priano three cheese tortellini, $1.99
Priano Parmesan wedge, $3.79


Specially Selected baguette, $1.69
Pueblo Lindo chipotles in adobo, $.99
Chef’s Cupboard whole wheat panko, $1.49


Parkview or Fit & Active kielbasa, $2.29
5 lbs chicken drumsticks, $3.95
1 lb 80/20 ground beef, $2.99
24 oz tilapia, $8.69


Cantaloupe, $1.49
Pineapple, $1.29
5 oz SimplyNature organic baby spinach, $2.49
SimplyNature organic 16 oz spring mix salad, $3.79
Cilantro, $.69
Pint blueberries, $2.99
3 heads garlic, $1.19
3 lbs yellow onions, $1.69
5 lb red potatoes, $3.29
20 oz zucchini, $1.19
20 oz yellow squash, $1.19
16 oz green beans, $1.19
2 pints organic grape tomatoes, $3.38
Avocado, $.69

That comes to $59.88.

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. 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 4/22-4/28 in Sunday ad markets, and 4/25-5/1 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 4/25/18 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 4/29/18.

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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 also access your current regional ALDI ad here.


Tuesday 1st of May 2018

I am a youngest child who hates planning. Enjoyed Hello Fresh, but it was so expensive. Plus, I really like ALDI. So, your website has just become a staple! Thank you for putting it together.


Tuesday 1st of May 2018

Hello, I am excited to start using your Aldi meal plans for my family of 6! What day do you usually post/email them? I am literally going to plan my shopping day around this, thanks for your hard work.


Tuesday 1st of May 2018

:) Welcome! I post a new meal plan every Wednesday.


Monday 30th of April 2018

Are these easily made ahead of time and freezer friendly?


Monday 30th of April 2018

Not all of them, no. For instance I wouldn't try freezing the sausage green bean and potato dinner, because the potatoes will change texture -- but it's easy to throw together on a weeknight. Some people do like to batch cook some dinners on Sunday, however, and reheat during the week -- the skillet drumsticks this week reheat particularly well, for instance, as does the frittata.


Thursday 26th of April 2018

You've got next weeks still as start cooking this past Monday


Thursday 26th of April 2018

Thanks, I fixed it -- I used the previous week's as a template and forgot to change one place.

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