June 20, 2021

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140+ Healthy ALDI Fruits and Vegetables (Best Fresh & Frozen Foods)

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Fast-growing discount grocery store ALDI has more than 2,000 stores in 37 states in the U.S. and is on track to become the third-largest supermarket chain by the end of 2022. In addition to prices that can be 50% lower than other grocery stores, you may be surprised to learn that ALDI boasts a variety of healthy food items, including fresh, frozen, and canned fruits and vegetables.

I’m not sure what I did before ALDI came to town. I do most of my weekly grocery shopping there, including almost all of my fruit and vegetable purchases. For my family of three, I pack a salad for my husband’s lunch during the week, I make salads for my lunch and we make healthy meals almost every night. That means I buy a lot of fruits and vegetables! Whether you’re looking for vegan and vegetarian ALDI options, or just interested in the healthiest foods available, ALDI has a lot to offer.

ALDI Shopping Tips

While shopping at ALDI is unlike a traditional supermarket shopping experience, it’s worth it to me to save a large chunk of money, about 30-40% off my grocery bill. Here are some ALDI shopping tips that will make your experience smoother:

  • Bring a quarter and reusable shopping bags. You’ll need a quarter for the shopping cart, and your own shopping bags, because you’re not given any (if you forget them, you can buy bags). After shopping, you can return the cart and get your quarter back, or give your cart to someone else, or leave it for someone else to get, to spread some good karma (or because you’re too lazy to bring it back, like me!).
  • Shop in the morning. I usually go on Saturday mornings, and almost all of the items, especially the fresh produce, are available then. Note: don’t go too early, though. Most days (including weekends), they open at 9 a.m.
  • Ask an employee about out of stock items. ALDI stocks products throughout the day. One Saturday morning there must have been an early morning rush on broccoli, because there was none to be found. I flagged down an employee and asked if there was more broccoli in the back. Sure enough, there was—it just hadn’t been unloaded yet.

Healthiest Foods at ALDI

Here’s a list of fruit and vegetable items to get your shopping started, as well as average prices at a local ALDI for each at the time of this writing. Note: The availability of these items might vary by store and season, and the exact price of items will vary depending on your city and state.

Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Strawberries, 1 lb. – $2.45
  2. Raspberries, 6 oz. – $3.19
  3. Blackberries, 6 oz. – $3.29
  4. Blueberries, 1 pt. – $3.85
  5. Limes, 16 oz. bag – $2.19
  6. Lemons, 2 lb. bag – $3.75 (I buy a bag each week to use in my morning lemon water.)
  7. Reg grapes, per lb. – $1.75
  8. Green grapes, per lb. – $2.19
  9. Cotton candy grapes, per lb. – $4.39
  10. Papaya, per lb. – $.99
  11. Red mango, each – $.55
  12. Pineapple, each – $1.65
  13. Cantaloupe, each – $2.19
  14. Green kiwi, 2 lb. bag – $2.19
  15. Raspberry oranges, 2 lb. bag – $3.19
  16. Honeycrisp apples, 2 lb. bag – $3.65
  17. Mandarins, 3 lb. bag – $3.65
  18. Cara Cara oranges, 3 lb. bag – $4.39
  19. Avocado, medium, each – $.75
  20. Roma tomatoes, 16 oz. – $1.05
  21. Zucchini, per lb. – $1.55
  22. Little Salad Bar flat leaf spinach, 8 oz. – $1.45
  23. Little Salad Bar spring mix, 5 oz. – $2.09
  24. Romaine Hearts, package – $2.99
  25. Cilantro, package – $.79
  26. Parsley, 2 oz. package – $1.75
  27. Garlic, 3 ct. – $1.45
  28. Green onions, 5.5 oz bag – $.89
  29. Cucumber, each – $.65
  30. Celery, package – $1.55
  31. Carrots, 2 lb. package – $1.09
  32. Whole or sliced white mushrooms, 8 oz. package – $1.65
  33. Baby Bella mushrooms, 8 oz. package – $2.19
  34. Portabella cap mushrooms, 6 oz. package – $2.75
  35. Green peppers, 3 ct. package – $2.55
  36. Mini sweet peppers, 1 lb. package – $3.19
  37. Multi-colored peppers, 3 ct. package – $3.29
  38. Jalapeno peppers, 8 oz. package – $.99
  39. Sweet corn, 4 ct. package – $4.39
  40. Sugar snap peas, 8 oz. package – $2.65
  41. Baby peeled carrots, 16 oz. package – $.99
  42. Grape tomatoes, 10.5 oz. package – $2.19
  43. Iceberg lettuce, each – $1.35
  44. Boston lettuce, each – $2.75
  45. Green leaf lettuce, each – $1.55
  46. Artisan lettuce, each – $3.19
  47. Green cabbage, per lb. – $.65
  48. Yellow squash, per lb. – $1.45
  49. Red on the vine tomatoes, 24 oz. – $3.29
  50. Beefsteak tomatoes, 16 oz. package – $2.09
  51. Gourmet medley tomatoes, 12 oz. package – $3.19
  52. Green beans, 16 oz. package – $1.75
  53. French green beans, 1 lb. package – $3.29
  54. Cauliflower, each – $2.55
  55. Broccoli crowns, per lb. – $1.65 (ALDI has the best broccoli I’ve ever tasted.)
  56. Eggplant, per lb. – $1.55
  57. Yellow onions, 3 lb. bag – $2.19
  58. White onions, 2 lb. bag – $2.19
  59. Red onions, 2 lb. bag – $2.19 (We buy a bag every other week to use in our shrimp taco recipe.)
  60. Vidalia onions, 2 lb. bag – $2.19
  61. Sweet potatoes, 3 lb. bag – $3.75
  62. Baking potatoes, 5 lb. bag – $3.29 (A perfect choice for baked French fries.)
  63. Red potatoes, 5 lb. bag – $3.29
  64. Yellow potatoes, 5 lb. bag – $4.39
  65. Russet potatoes, 10 lb. bag – $4.39
  66. Bite size medley potatoes, 24 oz. bag – $3.29
  67. Bite size yellow potatoes, 24 oz. bag – $3.29
  68. Asparagus, 1 lb. package – $2.45 (We buy two of these every week and prepare them in the microwave.)
  69. Brussels sprouts, 1 lb. package – $2.75 (Delicious in our air fryer.)
  70. Mini cucumbers, 16 oz. package – $2.19
  71. Seedless cucumber, each – $1.25
  72. Ginger root, 8 oz. package – $2.19
  73. Butternut squash, per lb. – $1.09
  74. Spaghetti squash, per lb. – $1.09 (Substitute this for pasta for a low-carb pasta recipe.)
  75. Radishes, 16 oz. package – $1.89
  76. Peeled garlic, 6 oz. package – $2.99 (We buy one or two a month to use in our recipes.)

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Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Season’s Choice frozen strawberries, 24 oz. – $3.25
  2. Season’s Choice frozen blueberries, 24 oz. – $3.85
  3. Season’s Choice frozen pineapple, 24 oz. – $3.29
  4. Season’s Choice frozen mango, 24 oz. – $3.29
  5. Season’s Choice frozen mixed fruit blend, 32 oz. – $4.39
  6. Season’s Choice frozen tropical fruit blend, 32 oz. – $4.39
  7. Season’s Choice berry medley, 32 oz. – $5.49
  8. Season’s Choice frozen cherry berry blend, 48 oz. – $7.59
  9. Season’s Choice frozen strawberry banana blend, 48 oz. – $7.59
  10. Season’s Choice sweet peas, 12 oz. – $.85
  11. Season’s Choice steamable sweet corn, 12 oz. – $.85
  12. Season’s Choice steamable frozen mixed vegetables, 12 oz. – $.85
  13. Season’s Choice steamable frozen Asian medley, 12 oz. – $1.75
  14. Season’s Choice steamable frozen California medley, 12 oz. – $1.05
  15. Season’s Choice frozen Brussels sprouts, 12 oz. – $1.25

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Organic Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Organic blueberries, 6 oz. – $2.75
  2. Organic strawberries, 1 lb. – $3.85 (These go great in oatmeal.)
  3. Organic pears, 2 lb. bag – $4.09
  4. Organic raspberries, 6 oz. – $4.39
  5. Organic blackberries, 6 oz. – $4.09
  6. Organic gala apples, 3 lb. bag – $4.09
  7. Organic mandarin oranges, 2 lb. bag – $4.85
  8. Organic bananas, per lb. – $.75
  9. Organic avocados, bag of 4 – $4.19
  10. Organic grape tomatoes, 10 oz. – $3.19 (We buy two of these every week to put in our salads.)
  11. Organic baby peeled carrots, 16 oz. – $1.55 (These are perfect for dipping in hummus!)
  12. Organic broccoli, each – $2.99
  13. Organic zucchini, per lb. – $2.55
  14. Organic celery hearts, package – $2.19
  15. Simply Nature organic baby spinach, 5 oz. – $2.99
  16. Simply Nature organic mixed greens, 5 oz. – $2.99
  17. Simply Nature organic arugula and spinach mix, 5 oz. – $2.99
  18. Simply Nature organic spring mix, 16 oz. – $4.65 (We buy two of these every week for salads.)
  19. Simply Nature organic chopped kale, 12 oz. – $3.55

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Organic Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Simply Nature organic frozen strawberries, 24 oz. – $5.69 (These are great for healthy smoothies.)
  2. Simply Nature organic frozen blueberries, 24 oz. – $5.69
  3. Simply Nature organic mixed vegetables, 10 oz. – $1.49
  4. Simply Nature organic butternut squash, 10 oz. – $1.95
  5. Simply Nature organic sweet potato, 10 oz. – $1.95
  6. Simply Nature organic corn, 10 oz. – $1.39
  7. Simply Nature organic sweet peas, 10 oz. – $1.39
  8. Simply Nature organic chopped spinach, 16 oz. – $2.59 (We always keep a couple of these in the freezer for side dishes and omelets.)
  9. Simply Nature organic broccoli florets, 16 oz. – $2.59

Canned and Jarred Fruits and Vegetables

  1. Simply Nature unsweetened applesauce, 46 oz. – $2.15 (This is a family favorite!)
  2. Sweet Harvest crushed pineapple in pineapple juice, 20 oz. – $.99
  3. Sweet Harvest pineapple chunks in pineapple juice, 20 oz. – $.99
  4. Sweet Harvest fruit cocktail in 100% fruit juice, 15 oz. – $1.05
  5. Happy Harvest whole kernel corn, 15.25 oz., $.55
  6. Happy Harvest cut green beans, 14.5 oz., $.55
  7. Happy Harvest french green beans, 14.5 oz., $.55
  8. Happy Harvest mixed vegetables, 15 oz., $.65
  9. Happy Harvest sliced carrots, 15 oz., $.65
  10. Happy Harvest medium sweet peas, 15 oz., $.55
  11. Happy Harvest small peas, 15 oz., $.85
  12. Happy Harvest canned mushrooms, 4 oz., $.65
  13. Happy Harvest whole potatoes, 15 oz., $.55
  14. Happy Harvest sliced beets, 15 oz., $.55
  15. Happy Harvest sliced pickled beets, 16 oz., $1.55
  16. Happy Harvest crushed tomatoes, 28 oz., $.95
  17. Happy Harvest stewed tomatoes, 14.5 oz., $.75
  18. Happy Harvest fire-roasted diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz., $1.05 (We use these to make vegetarian chili.)
  19. Happy Harvest tomato paste, 6 oz., $.49
  20. Happy Harvest tomato sauce, 8 oz., $.35
  21. Tuscan Garden jalapeno peppers, 16 oz., $2.05
  22. Tuscan Garden banana peppers, 16 oz., $2.05
  23. Tuscan Garden pepperoncini peppers, 16 oz., $2.05
  24. Simply Nature Organic Pasta Sauce, 23.5-25 oz., $2.05 (Our favorite is the Marinara version—we use it for pasta sauce and on make-your-own pizza.)

Up next, use these great ALDI veggies in one of these 12 Insanely Delicious Vegetarian Chili Recipes.