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Free ALDI Meal Plan week of 8/19/18 – 8/25/18

august 2018 aldi meal plan

It’s your easy weekly ALDI meal plan for the week of 8/19/18: Pick up everything on the shopping list below, then start cooking on Sunday.

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Who else has kids that went back to school this week?

how to make homemade lunchables

Check out last year’s post on how to make homemade Lunchables with all ALDI ingredients! 🙂 (Note: prices may have changed since this was originally posted.)

But now, let’s get 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 you can just scroll down under the grocery list to find the easy printable ALDI meal plan and shopping list for this week. (This is in Word format, but you should be able to open in Wordpad or Google Docs if you don’t have Word.)

ALDI meal planning week of 8/19/18 – 8/25/18

I’m assuming 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. 

** With a little extra room in the budget this week, you can pick up new bottles of soy sauce and BBQ sauce for this week’s recipes and to restock your pantry, though!

Six Easy Dinners from ALDI for $60.00

ALDI meal plan — Start cooking 8/19/18

ALDI shopping list — Shop through 8/18/18

organic tofu at aldi

Dairy & refrigerated

Dozen Goldhen eggs, $.86
8 oz block Happy Farms cheddar, $1.99
Earth Grown organic extra firm tofu, $1.69
7 oz Happy Farms Preferred deli sliced Havarti, $1.99
4 oz Happy Farms Preferred garlic & herb goat cheese, $1.99
Priano shredded Parmesan, $1.99


Burman’s BBQ sauce, $.99
Fusia soy sauce, $1.29
Clancy’s BBQ potato chips, $1.79
12 oz box Reggano tri-colored rotini, $.79
8 oz can Happy Harvest tomato sauce, $.29
SimplyNature organic black beans, $.89
8 oz Stonemill minced garlic in water, $1.79
Specially Selected sesame ginger dressing, $1.99


30 oz pack Kirkwood 85/15 ground turkey, $5.99
3.25 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs, $5.49
Never Any apple chicken sausage, $2.99


Cantaloupe, $1.79
2 lbs nectarines, $1.98
3 hearts of romaine, $1.99
8 oz spinach, $1.19
2 lbs carrots, $1.09
8 oz sliced white mushrooms, $.99
1 cucumber, $.49
2 lbs strawberries, $2.58
2 lbs red onions, $1.99
1 lb green beans, $1.49
1 lb mini sweet peppers, $2.49
5 lbs baking potatoes, $2.29
Pint grape tomatoes, $1.29
24 oz tomatoes on the vine, $2.29
1 avocado, $1.49

That comes to $60.23.

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 and printable ALDI 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 8/12-8/18 in Sunday ad markets, and 8/15-8/21 in Wednesday ad markets). Non-advertised prices were collected on 8/15/18 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 8/19/18.

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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 17th of September 2018

I have signed up 3 times and still don’t get them can you help?


Monday 17th of September 2018

Make sure they are not going to your spam or junk mail folder, or if you are on gmail look in your spam or promotional tabs. Try whitelisting or setting as "not junk" both [email protected] and (my email newsletter provider). Most commonly if someone doesn't get them, they're being marked as spam by your email service provider, because sometimes they see newsletters as "junk." :(


Sunday 19th of August 2018

Our boys (6th graders) started the same school this week. Mine is in the Jaguar group with Weber for hometown. I hope we eventually meet in person.


Sunday 19th of August 2018

I meant homeroom not hometown lol

Anne Lucas

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Just wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your Aldi's meal plans! Just found your site 2 weeks ago and I'm super excited about shopping at my brand new Aldi's now that I've found you! Thank you SO much for doing this!

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