In a previous blog post I told you about 5 foods that I always buy I Aldi (click here to read it). Obviously I buy numerous items during my weekly grocery shop (!), so here are another 5 foods that I buy almost every week in Aldi:
300g Frozen Blueberries €1.69
Often people believe that frozen fruits and vegetables are less nutritious than fresh varieties, but it’s usually not the case. For me personally, it comes down to taste. There are some frozen vegetables in particular that just don’t taste as nice when they are cooked from frozen, but fruits, and berries especially, freeze exceptionally well and it means you can always have them there in your freezer ready to go, all year round, without worrying about them spoiling! I add these frozen blueberries to smoothies, porridge and overnight oats.
100g Cacao Powder €2.99
In my video showing you how I make my favourite chocolate smoothie (click here to see it), I explained that I use either regular cocoa powder (pronounced “co-co”!) or this cacao powder (pronounced “ca-cow”!!). They both come from the same plant, but cacao powder has been produced using much less or no heat which means it retains more of the plant’s original goodness versus cocoa powder which has had a lot of heat applied. Both are absolutely fine, but I use cacao powder if I want to up the nutritional value. This baby right here is the reason why we often hear about chocolate being good for us! (No, unfortunately your bar of Cadburys milk chocolate doesn’t quite pack the same nutritional punch at all!)
100g Green Superblend Powder €2.99
When I first started to change my diet, I remember buying a bag of powdered spirulina, an algae that is high in nutrients. I had heard of lots of people making green smoothies with it. I added a spoonful to my chocolate smoothie and when I tasted it I thought, “well that’s that smoothie ruined!”. It completely put me off it, I just wasn’t ready for the taste of it. However, I tried this green powder blend recently and it is incredible how much my taste buds have changed! Be warned it does taste like seaweed! But it is a really nutritious thing to add to your diet and now I actually look forward to mixing it into my chocolate smoothie!
150g Cashews €1.79
Like I’ve said before, I am constantly comparing prices of nuts between the different supermarkets because they can vary dramatically! For now, when I fancy cashews, I get these ones. We would have them in the cupboard to eat as a snack or sometimes I use them to make cashew nut butter. I also use them instead of pine nuts when making homemade pesto since pine nuts are soooo expensive!
200g Hummus €0.79
The main ingredient in hummus is chickpeas (click here to find out why we should eat chickpeas!). Hummus is something that I love to make myself at home. That way I can be sure that the best ingredients are going into it. Having said that, we all love a bit of convenience now and then and when I’m in the mood for something quick, this is my go-to hummus! And at 79 cent it is much cheaper than other brands available! We have a dollop of this with salad, or some vegetable sticks. We also have it on wraps, tacos or crackers!
So there you have it, another 5 things I always buy in Aldi. Happy shopping! Let me know if you try something new!