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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 7/16/23

Welcome to your free ALDI meal plan for the week of 7/16/23: This week we’re cooking up everything from Ahi Tuna Poke Bowls to Easy Black Bean Chili — and, so much more.

free ALDI meal plan week of 7/16/23: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door!

Welcome back! I have such a fresh and colorful meal plan for you this time, so we can all enjoy a week of delicious summer dinners. Read on for all of your:

  1. Easy family recipes for the week
  2. An editable, printable shopping list
  3. An easy add-to-Instacart list, and
  4. Six nights of sitting down to family dinner.

Our affordable ALDI meal plans feature six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

Important: This is the last WEEKLY meal plan. Going forward, ALDI meal plans will be posted on a more irregular basis. Browse years’ worth of back meal plans here!

Bring your family together around the table every night this week, and save time & money in the process.

Use any of these meal plans as an easy starting point, modifying your own family’s menu around what’s in stock (or on sale) in your area, what’s on hand in your pantry, and/or any dietary needs and preferences.

Free ALDI meal plan week of 7/16/23 – 7/22/23

zucchini spanish rice burrito bowls with chicken & mushrooms

Come and cook along with us for the answer to the never-ending question: What’s for dinner?

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Before jumping straight into our menu, though, let’s talk briefly about this week’s new ALDI Finds.

20 calorie bars & apothecary jars

aldi finds week of 7/12/23

ALDI Finds for the week of 7/12/23 include 20 calorie bars, apothecary jars, almond butter pretzels, seaweed snacks, plant based cheese, low carb bread, & more.

*** All of my favorite ALDI Finds of the week, here. ***

Check out this week’s picks (and more pix!), and let me know what you want to Find. Then extend your savings just a little further on Amazon, with this huge list of HUNDREDS of subscribe & save filler items!

honey lime ginger vegetarian stir fry

With no further ado, though, here’s your easy ALDI meal plan for the week of 7/16/23, and *** be sure to sign up for our emails, so that you never miss a new meal plan post! ***

ALDI Meal Planning week of 7/16/23 – 7/22/23

Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday. As always: Six complete dinners for four, $70 out the door.

  • *** Print your meal plan summary + grocery shopping list below this week’s detailed plan, in Word, .rtf, or PDF format. ***
  • I’m assuming that you have on hand some pantry basics like cooking oil, condiments, and spices. Read through the recipes before you shop, to make sure that you have the necessary pantry staples on hand for this week’s ALDI menu plan. *** The printable shopping list includes a separate section of needed basics for the week.

Six easy dinners from ALDI for $70

ALDI Meal Plan — start cooking 7/16/23

ahi tuna poke bowls



  • Easy black bean chili (use chicken instead of vegetable broth), topped with chopped green onion and 4 oz shredded cheddar
  • Scoop up with half of the tortilla chips



  • Chicken with chunky mango-tomato salsa
  • Roasted veggies: Cut up one zucchini, one bell pepper, and an onion into bite-size pieces; trim and halve the rest of the radishes. Toss with olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, & black pepper to taste. Roast on a rimmed baking sheet at 425 degrees for 20-25 minutes, stirring halfway through.




  • Leftovers, family pizza night (ALDI sells nice big take-and-bake deli pizzas), carryout, mix it up!

ALDI Shopping List — Shop through 7/15/23

sushi grade tuna at aldi

*** Check below this grocery list for Easy One-Stop Instacart Shopping, as well as an editable easy-print version. Note: If you have room in your budget, add some fruit to go along with Thursday’s salad.

Dairy & refrigerated

8 oz block Happy Farms sharp cheddar, $2.09


24 oz jar Casa Mamita medium salsa, $2.29
13 oz Clancy’s restaurant style tortilla chips, $1.89
3 lbs Earthly Grains long grain white rice, $2.39
Fusia soy sauce, $1.59
3 pack Simply Nature seaweed snacks, $1.99
32 oz box Chef’s Cupboard chicken broth, $1.29
Can Casa Mamita diced tomatoes with green chilies, $.85
2 cans Dakota’s Pride black beans, $1.70

Meat & seafood

12 oz Specially Selected Ahi tuna steaks (frozen), $4.99
5 lb family pack boneless skinless chicken breast, $11.45
1 lb Simply Nature organic grass fed ground beef, $3.99


1 lb limes, $2.29
1 mango, $.89
1 cucumber, $.69
3 packs 8 oz white mushrooms, $5.67
1.5 lbs broccoli crowns, $3.29
1 lb mini cucumbers, $1.99
8 oz sugar snap peas, $1.99
Bunch green onions, $.85
1 lb radishes, $1.39
3 lbs yellow onions, $2.69
3 heads of garlic, $1.49
8 oz jalapeños, $.69
3 ct multi-colored bell peppers, $2.79
1.5 lbs zucchini, $2.09
24 oz tomatoes on the vine, $2.29
3 Roma tomatoes, $1.05
3 avocados, $2.25

That comes to: $70.90

Or, maybe less…! These meals can run 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 have on hand, and/or sale produce from a local fruit market.

Shop this week’s meal plan with Instacart

Easy-peasy: *** Add this week’s grocery list to your Instacart. ***


  1. You’ll need to check your pantry for staples not included in this Instacart list. *** See needed pantry staples, below.
  2. The list feature doesn’t allow me to add multiples of a single item or to change the weight of items, and the meat special buys often don’t show up. So: Before adding the list to your cart, change these quantities and make the following notes.
    1. Quantities:
      • Change the black beans quantity to two
      • Change the mushrooms quantity to three
      • Change the Roma tomatoes quantity to three
      • Change the avocados quantity to three
    2. Notes for your shopper:
      • Make a note that you want a 5 lb family pack of the boneless skinless chicken breast
      • Make a note that you want about 1.5 lbs of the broccoli crowns
      • Make a note that you want about a 1.5 lb pack of zucchini (or two good size zucchini)

When using the add your list to Instacart feature, always double check your cart against the grocery list above, and see the notes and quantity changes above.

  • ** Pantry staples to check for before shopping: Olive oil, canola oil, sesame oil, honey, brown sugar, cornstarch, powdered ginger, crushed red pepper, cayenne, cumin, chili powder, smoked paprika, Italian seasoning, oregano, garlic powder, seasoned salt, sea salt, salt, black pepper

Instacart prices are higher than in store, so your total will be higher than shown in the above grocery list.

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 have on hand, and/or change regional pricing to match your store. *** Day(s) next to each item in the printable shopping list show which nights use each ingredient, so that you can easily see what to delete if you’re skipping a night or modifying.

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 up, 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 7/9-7/15 in Sunday ad markets, and 7/12-7/18 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices are from my local store in the Chicago suburbs. Prices and produce deals *can vary* by location & region. In either ad market, shop any time through Saturday and start cooking on Sunday 7/16/23.

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Resources for meal planning & ALDI shopping

Let’s close out our week with a few meal planning & ALDI shopping resources:

Lastly: Access your latest regional ALDI ad here.


Tuesday 1st of August 2023

Thank you for doing this as long as you could! It’s been such a blessing having your weekly meal plans. You have talent that I wish I had with the multi-use of items for the week. Plus, they’re delicious! We’ve enjoyed your plans for years :)

Jan Wishau

Tuesday 18th of July 2023

What? No more weekly meal plans? I'm so sad to hear that. We use your plans every week. Our son got married July 1 and I had big plans of getting the newlyweds doing your meal plans. I know it must have been a big decision to decide to stop. Good for you for being courageous and doing what needs to be done. I'm an Amazon seller. I know it is time to stop and enjoy retirement, but I just can't seem to pull the plug and stop it. Our kids say, "Mom why do you keep working? Why?" Good question. I need to follow your example and just do it. Anyway, I plan to continue using your old meal plans. It makes a huge difference in saving money, saving time, and having grat tasting meals all the time. We aren't tempted to go to restaurants as we have the weeks work of meals in our fridge. Thank you Rachel for all the wonderful meals you have planned for us.


Wednesday 19th of July 2023

Congratulations to your son, and glad that the meal plans have worked for you. Be on the lookout for more irregular plans, as well as other ALDI Finds, fun, and food content.