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A Weekly Meal Plan: 21 Meals Under $100

In an effort to trim the budget and still put a meal on the table for my family, I took the Switch and Save Challenge at Aldi when I attended the grand opening of the store in Katy, TX.

The Aldi Meal Plan I created includes 21 meals under $100. I remember shopping Aldi when we lived out of state and loved every bit of the savings so I already had an idea of how easy the switch and save challenge was going to be for me.

Aldi Meal Plan - 21 Meals Under $100

While I was at the grand opening, I had three other amazing Houston Bloggers with me and we all took different approaches to our taste test choices.

Lisa from Milehimama was focused on seeing if the Aldi brand was as good as the national brands they already purchase. She was pleasantly surprised to find that the Aldi brand Greek yogurt is dye-free…which is perfect for her family!

Brenda from Meal Planning Magic was looking for products that were similar to what she already purchases at other stores for lower prices.

Fred from Mocha Dad took the approach of choosing items to make the kids’ lunches and dinners for the week.

For me, it was about easy meals I could get on the table in 15-30 minutes all while still providing a semi-balanced meal my family could enjoy.


To show you just how you can easily Switch and Save at Aldi, I wanted to give you all the details so you can save as well!

 

21 Meals Under $100 - Aldi Meal Plan
 

The Challenge: 21 Meals Under $100

Feed a family of 4 breakfast, lunch, and dinner for $100…that’s 21 meals y’all! :)
 

The Menu: 21 Meals Under $100

aldi meal plan breakfast ideas
Breakfast Ideas

  • Corn Flakes with Bananas
  • Kookies Cereal
  • Cinnamon Munch Crunch Cereal
  • English Muffins with Hazelnut Spread
  • English Muffins with Ham & Egg
  • Toast with Hazelnut Spread
  • French Toast with Maple Syrup

aldi meal plan lunch ideas
Lunch Ideas

  • Tortellini with Cheese
  • Turkey Sandwich
  • Ham Sandwich
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich
  • Salad
  • Leftover Flounder Dinner
  • Leftover Ravioli Dinner with Steamed Veggies

aldi meal plan dinner ideas
Dinner Ideas


I will be sharing recipes from this plan over time so in the meantime check out these other delicious family recipes to enjoy tonight!

To make this super easy, I’ve put the Aldi Meal Plan Printable together for you that includes recipes and a shopping list. You can get it all for only $1.99!!

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The Aldi Meal Plan Printable includes:

aldi meal plan printable shopping list sample

1) A shopping list to keep you organized on your next shopping trip.

aldi meal plan printable recipe sample

2) Recipes so you know exactly how to use the ingredients.

3) All 21 meal ideas.

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Need help finding Aldi Locations in the Houston area?

Aldi has now opened 10 store locations, see which store is closest to you so you can save below:

  • 2009 S. Mason Rd., Katy, TX 77450
  • 11510 Broadway, Pearland, TX 77584
  • 2302 FM 2920 Rd., Spring, TX 77388
  • 10402 Hwy. 6 South, Sugar Land, TX 77498
  • 6900 FM 1960 East, Humble, TX 77346
  • 5930 Fry Rd. Katy, TX 77449
  • 2045 N. Loop 336, Conroe, TX 77304
  • 13340 Tomball Pkwy., Houston, TX 77086
  • 4140 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77504
  • 5855 Hwy. 6 North, Houston, TX 77084

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13 Comments

  1. Kim Johnson says:

    I love Aldi. Just shop there today. My son drinks lots of milk so I save a ton of money on that. Aldi also have the best price of eggs. With some good planning and eating at home you can easy do 21 meals for a 100 dollars at Aldi.

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      Absolutely Kim!! :)

  2. What ended up being your total? I know it was under $100 I was just wondering the exact total. Thanks! Sounds like great recipies and meal plans!!!

    1. Kristi Reddell says:

      This was over a year ago, but if my memory stands correctly the total was around the $97 mark. Thanks for stopping by Devon! Hope you enjoy the recipes and they help you save a little too! :)

  3. We love Aldi’s! It is our primary grocery store. What we can’t find at Aldi’s, we’ll buy at Wal-mart. We do, however, purchase our meat from a local grocery – can’t beat the quality.

  4. I am a college student who is just moving into an apartment for the first time. We have used and adapted this list for the two of us to help ourselves with affordable meal planning. Great product.

  5. Kensye Southard says:

    My family and I love Aldi, as well. We don’t go anywhere else for our weekly shopping. 7 household members and we never go over $100. I couldn’t imagine if we went to Walmart or wherever. We eat clean, too.

    1. That’s awesome Kensye! You are definitely rocking at keeping your grocery budget low! Keep it up and happy saving! :)

  6. Love your practical approach to meal planning. Really don’t think my little family would survive without Aldi; it is such a great company and grocery source I’m always dumbfounded when I meet people who don’t or won’t shop there! Thank you for sharing :-)

    1. Thank you for stopping by Laura! I hope this meal plan (or even portions of it) help you save even money as well as get a meal on the table for your family quickly! :)

  7. This is not balanced at all, I am looking for ideas to save money without risking my health.

    1. Hi Gabriela – I’m sorry this meal plan doesn’t fit your needs but thank you for stopping by. I have a new meal plan for Aldi that will be launching in the next couple of weeks. The new plan will be more balanced and actually include over 21 recipes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I hope you will stop back by to check it out when it launches to see if it fits your needs better. Have a great evening.

    2. There’s no reason to be unkind.to this woman. This was not billed as a healthy meal plan, it is 21 meals for under $100. There are plenty of recipes than can be adapted to meet your healthy eating desires, but they may cost you more and not fit within this budget. Next time please be kind and perhaps just say “thanks for the ideas. I am looking for a healthier plan than this, but this is a great start and I can make changes to suit my needs Thanks for the inspiration.”
      Kindness is key, even on the internet.

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