This Weight Watchers Aldi shopping guide with points will help you save money while maintaining your healthy weight loss on the WW Freestyle™ plan! The first time I walked into an Aldi store was about 4-5 years ago. We were on vacation in Florida and didn’t have a car, so we decided to walk everywhere. On the way back to our hotel, we passed an Aldi and I decided to pop in. I was a little hesitant at first because the store looked so small, but I’m so glad I did! Not only was the store smaller and easier to navigate than a regular grocery store, but everything was also much cheaper.
I’ve been a big fan of Aldi ever since. The store has expanded quite a bit in the last few years, so there are now more Aldi locations in my area than regular grocery stores! I usually do my regular grocery shopping at one of the larger grocery stores near me, but if I need something small or am looking for a deal on an item that is only available at Aldi, I’ll head to Aldi instead.
If you’re not familiar with Aldi, it’s a store that sells mostly its own private-label brands of food and household items. This means that the prices are usually much cheaper than at regular grocery stores. And if you have a membership card, you can get even more discounts on some items.
Aldi also offers a lot of special buys each week. These are products that are only available for a limited time and usually sell out quickly. So if there’s something you’re interested in, I suggest heading to Aldi as soon as possible!
In this Weight Watchers Aldi shopping guide with points, I’ll share some of my favorite tips and tricks for shopping at Aldi, as well as a list of some of the best WW Freestyle™-friendly products that I’ve found there.
Tips for Shopping at Aldi
- Bring your own bags. Aldi does not provide plastic bags, so you’ll need to bring your own bags or buy some from the store.
- Bring your own carryout containers. If you plan on buying meat, cheese, or any other items that need to be refrigerated, Aldi does not provide styrofoam containers for carrying them home. You’ll need to bring your own cooler bag or container.
- Bring your own water bottle. Aldi does not provide cups for drinking water, so you’ll need to bring your own reusable water bottle if you want one. They do fill up containers of water at the front of the store, though. If you forget to bring a cup or refillable bottle with you, I’ve seen people use empty jugs of water that they brought with them to refill their reusable bottles.
- Pay attention to the weekly ad. As I mentioned above, Aldi does have sales on different items each week, so it’s important to check out the store ad before you shop if you want to take advantage of any deals on WW Freestyle™-friendly items.
- Look for the yellow price signs. Aldi usually sells its products at a fixed price, so you’ll want to look for the yellow price signs above the shelves rather than the barcodes on the products themselves. This will help you determine whether an item is a good deal or not before you put it in your cart.
- Use your membership card. If you have an Aldi membership card, be sure to use it! It entitles you to additional discounts on some items. You can sign up for a free membership card at the store or online.
- Bring your own grocery cart. Aldi does not provide grocery carts, so you’ll need to bring your own if you want one.
- Check out the special buys section first. As I mentioned above, Aldi often has special offers on some items for a limited time (known as “special buys”). You can find any products that are part of the current special buy at the front of the store. So if you’re looking for something specific, be sure to check out this section first.
Best WW Freestyle™-Friendly Products at Aldi
Now that I’ve shared some tips for shopping at Aldi, let’s take a look at some of the best WW Freestyle™-friendly products that I’ve found at the store.
- Avocados – Aldi usually offers a 4-pack of avocados for $1.19 each or a 2-pack for $1.29 each. Pair them with other WW Freestyle™ veggies and whole-grain crackers for an easy appetizer or snack to take to work or school.
- Bananas – Aldi sells bananas for 19 cents per banana. They’re a great source of fiber and potassium, and they make a perfect snack or addition to smoothies.
- Lettuce – Aldi’s iceberg lettuce is just 5 cents per head. It’s the perfect ingredient for salads, wraps, or Buddha bowls.
- Roma tomatoes – Aldi sells a 12-pack of Roma tomatoes for $1.89. They’re perfect for making homemade salsa, sauce, or soup.
- Vegetables – Aldi offers a variety of frozen vegetables, including corn, green beans, peas and carrots, broccoli florets, and mixed vegetables. Most of them are just a dollar per bag. They’re perfect for adding to quick meals or for using as sides.
- Fruit – Aldi offers a variety of frozen fruit, including strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, mangoes, and pineapples. Prices start at $1.89 per bag.
- Pizza – Aldi offers a variety of frozen pizzas, including cheese, pepperoni, sausage, and three-meat. Prices start at $2.49 each.
- Beans – Aldi sells black beans, kidney beans, garbanzo beans, and pinto beans for just 49 cents per can. They’re perfect for adding to chili, tacos, burritos, or salads.
- Soups – Aldi sells a variety of canned soups, including chicken noodle, beef stew, tomato soup, and clam chowder. Prices start at $1.09 per can.
- Tomatoes – Aldi sells diced tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce, tomato paste, and pureed tomatoes for just 39 cents per can or $1.19 per jar.
- Baking Soda – Aldi sells a box of baking soda for 48 cents per box. It’s perfect for homemade cleaners or toothpaste!
- Brown Sugar – Aldi sells a 2-pound bag of brown sugar for $1.89. It’s perfect for making cookies, cakes, and other sweet treats.
- Chocolate Chips – Aldi sells a 12-pack of chocolate chips for $2.99. They’re perfect for adding to cookies, brownies, or pancakes.
- Sugar – Aldi sells a 4-pound bag of sugar for $1.99. It’s perfect for baking or sweetening coffee, tea, or smoothies.
- Chips – Aldi sells a variety of chips, including regular, multigrain, reduced fat, and gluten-free. Prices start at $1.29 per bag.
- Fruit Snacks – Aldi sells a variety of fruit snacks, including gummy bears, Swedish fish, hard candy, and taffy. Prices start at 59 cents per pouch.
- Jerky – Aldi sells beef jerky, turkey jerky, and chicken jerky for $2.99 per bag. They’re perfect for on-the-go snacking.
- Pretzels – Aldi sells a variety of pretzels, including twisted pretzels, mini-pretzels, and honey wheat pretzels. Prices start at 59 cents per bag.
- Bottled Water – Aldi sells a 24-pack of bottled water for $2.49. It’s perfect for staying hydrated on the go.
- Coffee – Aldi sells a 12-pack of coffee for $5.99. It’s perfect for morning coffees or afternoon pick-me-ups.
- Tea – Aldi sells a variety of tea, including green tea and black tea. Prices start at 69 cents per box.
I hope that this shopping guide helps you as you work toward your weight loss goals! Remember to check out my tips for super-sizing your snack options and the best ways to use products, as well!
- Soy milk – Aldi sells a variety of soy milk, including original, unsweetened, and vanilla. Prices start at $1.89 per carton.
- Yogurt – Aldi sells a variety of yogurt, including low fat, low sugar, Greek nonfat plain, and Greek nonfat strawberry banana. Prices start at $1.29 per container.