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The 5 Best Budget Foods I've Found at Aldi in Raleigh

Alyssa Atkinson

Healthy, budget ingredients you should definitely know about.

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As a young professional on a tight grocery budget, I enjoy shopping at grocery stores where I can get the most bang for my buck. After moving to North Carolina, I have located my two favorite local grocery stores to shop at - Trader Joe's and Aldi.

Each of these two stores has different benefits, and Aldi is by far one of the most budget friendly grocery stores I have ever shopped at. I am a vegan who likes to eat a healthy, minimally processed diet. Fortunately, Aldi has plenty of options to choose from.

I thought that I would share five of the best budget friendly foods I have found so far at Aldi in Raleigh, North Carolina. Hopefully, this will help you locate new products that you might enjoy. Or, maybe it will just inspire you to check out more grocery stores in your area and potentially save money or find new foods that you enjoy. Now, let's get into the list.

1. Quick Cook Oats

Quick cook oats are an absolute staple food for me. I like to eat oatmeal for breakfast almost every day during the work week, and I love to top my oatmeal with peanut butter and fruit. The quick cook oats are super budget friendly in Raleigh, North Carolina. On my last trip, I noticed that they cost around $2.00

This is probably about the cheapest I have found quick oats for, and I plan to purchase my quick cook oats here whenever I need them. If you go through a lot of oatmeal as well, this could be a good food product to pick up the next time you go to Aldi in Raleigh, North Carolina.

2. Almond Milk

Almond milk is something I use often for baking, and I also put it in my coffee every single day. I go through quite a bit of it, and it can definitely get pricy. Luckily, Aldi has it priced at $1.49 in Raleigh, North Carolina when it goes on sale. I got it this week, and because it was on sale, I stocked up on three cartons of it. I really like the taste of it, so I appreciate that I can pay less for my almond milk by purchasing it from Aldi. This is the second ingredient you might want to consider purchasing if you visit Aldi in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

3. Avocados

When the avocados go on sale at Aldi, they cost less than one dollar each. This past week, they were on sale for $0.59 each at my local Aldi in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I love to eat avocado toast, or even chop up pieces of avocado on my salads, as a side to go with my tofu scrambles, or as a source of healthy fat for other similar meals. I think most of you probably love avocados as well, so if you go through a lot of them, I definitely think they are worth purchasing at Aldi.

4. Mangoes

Mangoes are one of those fruits that I have always enjoyed. They are actually pretty popular in general, but I am not one to buy them all the time, because they can definitely get pricy. When they go on sale at Aldi, they are actually pretty cheap. They cost only $0.49 this past week at my local Aldi in Raleigh, North Carolina. This is the fourth budget friendly food that I definitely recommend checking out when you head to Aldi.

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5. Spices

I was pleasantly surprised to find that some spices at Aldi, including Paprika, Oregano, and other kitchen staples, come in at just $0.69. This is significantly cheaper than anywhere else I have seen, so the spices defintely make the list for items to consider picking up the next time you end up at Aldi in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Final Thoughts

Aldi is one of the most budget friendly grocery stores I have found in North Carolina to-date. While they don't have everything I need on every shopping trip, they do have a lot of staple foods that I enjoy purchasing regularly. If you are on the hunt for some healthy, plant-based foods, I hope that this list inspires you to check out the various products that Aldi has to offer. In doing so, you might just save some money in the process.

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