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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/23/21

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/23/21! This week, we’re cooking up everything from a vibrant skillet chicken with mango-tomato salsa to a simple shrimp taco salad — and so much more.

Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 5/23/21: Six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door!

Such a delicious variety of recipes I have for you this week — And, every week provides another chance to save time & money with meal planning, have dinner time covered, and try something new with your family. Be sure to sign up to receive a weekly email alert about each new plan.

As always, use this menu plan as a starting point, modifying it as necessary according to what is in stock in your area, what you have on hand in your pantry, and your own family’s dietary needs and preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 5/23/21 – 5/29/21

Use these meal plans to help reclaim some of your precious time, and avoid the perennial question: What’s for dinner?

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But first, what’s new this week?

Organic Herbs, Pretzel Buns, and more ALDI Finds

organic herbs at ALDI

Organic herbs for your garden, pretzel buns and other BBQ foods, cinnamon churros & fruity salsas… Check out my top 25+ ALDI Finds of the week, and let me know what you’re planning on picking up.

Found anything good on clearance at your local ALDI lately? Always keep an eye out for these red clearance stickers!

And speaking of trying new recipes, I reviewed a new olive oil this week and made a deliciously easy steak salad recipe. Try it out with ALDI sirloin!

ALDI Meal Planning week of 5/23/21 – 5/29/21

But without further ado, here’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 5/23/21. Pick up everything on the shopping list below, and start cooking on Sunday: As always, six complete dinners for four, $60 out the door.

  • I’m assuming that you have on hand some 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; see a summary in the printable grocery list below.
  • Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $60

chicken with mango-tomato salsa in this week's ALDI meal plan

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 5/23/21


  • Bacon-wrapped chicken (use about 10 oz of the bacon instead of 12 oz; reserve the rest for tomorrow)
  • Make side salad with some of the spring mix, topped with chopped green onion, chopped bell pepper, & one chopped vine-ripe tomato




  • Easy veggie fajitas, served in tortillas with shredded cheese, chopped cilantro, chopped vine-ripe tomato instead of Roma, & just one chopped avocado (to keep under budget — if you have wiggle room in yours, grab another 🙂 )
  • Tortilla chips
  • Simple tomato cucumber salad (use yellow onion)


  • Shrimp taco salad (use spring mix instead of garden salad, broken up tortilla chips instead of strips)
  • Slice up the other 2 mangoes



  • Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), or order in.

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 5/22/21

Dairy & refrigerated

12 oz Happy Farms shredded cheddar, $3.19
8 oz Happy Farms cream cheese, $1.29


Specially Selected square sourdough loaf, $3.19
Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.95
28 oz can Dakota’s Pride honey baked beans, $1.39
Can Dakota’s Pride black beans, $.59
El Milagro flour tortillas, $.98


16 oz Appleton Farms sliced bacon, $3.99
4 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, $7.56
12 oz Fremont Fish Market medium raw shrimp (frozen), $4.99
3 lbs bone-in chicken thighs, $3.87


16 oz organic spring mix salad, $4.19
Whole pineapple, $1.59
3 red mangoes, $1.47
3 pack multi-colored bell peppers, $2.99
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.29
3 heads garlic, $1.29
Bunch green onions, $.79
Bunch cilantro, $.79
8 oz jalapeños, $.69
16 oz limes, $2.49
1 cucumber, $.59
2 packs 24 oz vine-ripe tomatoes, $2.98
Pint grape tomatoes, $1.89
8 oz white mushrooms, $1.89
2 avocados, $1.98

That comes to: $60.90

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 & grocery list

print this week's ALDI meal plan

Print this week’s meal plan:

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 these 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 & dates

This week’s ALDI meal plan reflects prices from the current week’s ad (running 5/16-5/22 in Sunday ad markets, and 5/19-5/25 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 5/23/21.

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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 with your meal planning & ALDI shopping:

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


Friday 21st of May 2021

Please stop doing so many latinx meals! I love your meal plans, but most weeks you do SO MANY meals consisting of like fajitas, tacos, taco salad, slow cooker mexican meal, etc, etc, etc. My kids are sick of it and even though I love latinx food I am also getting sick of it! Like once a week is good, but literally like 3/5 meals are like that, and then jalepeno grilled cheese? I feel like most kids don't like spicy stuff like that (I do, sure, but I'm trying to feed my whole family). Even the garlic-lime chicken, the lime part is still in line with like mexican style food. Once again I want to reiterate I love Mexican food but it's just too much all of the time...I mean look at your last week's meal plan! and the one before that and so on. It's just getting ridiculous. These meal plans are a life and budget saver, but please do something else! With lots of love, and wishing you all the best.


Monday 24th of May 2021

Thanks for the comments. In way of a bit of explanation, part of this is due to the way ALDI sells items. I made a new recipe last week (the mango salsa chicken). Using this in the meal plan required purchasing limes and jalapeños, both of which ALDI only sells in bags, not individually. This in turn influenced some of the other recipes included in this plan, in order to stay on budget, it made sense to then use limes/jalapeños in other recipes. Rest assured that next week's plan will take a different turn.

When recipes don't work for your family, you might modify them (for instance: Plain grilled cheese for your non-spice-loving kids; jalapeños for the adults), or swap out for something else that night.

Hope that helps.


Saturday 22nd of May 2021

I agree with this 100%.

Shirley Mckeen

Saturday 22nd of May 2021

I love all of the recipes. Sorry you are disappointed with them. Maybe check other websites.

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