Another day, another food guide and today we’re showing High Protein Food Ideas at ALDI Supermarket, cuz food is expensiiiiiiive right now. If you’ve never been: ALDI is a no-frills shopping experience, but the GOAT when it comes to affordable and budget-friendly food options. If you have one near you, it’s worth the drive!
When to Expect When Shopping at ALDI
Make sure to bring bags for your groceries, a quarter for your shopping cart, and be prepared to bag your own groceries at the register. In exchange for your hustle, you lock in serious savings and high-quality foods at bargain prices. Food options are always changing, but you’ll often see your favorite brands from Perfect Bar to Del Real Foods.
Keep your eyes peeled for yellow, red, and white “ALDI Savers” tags, as this is how you can spot clearance and discounted items within the store. Especiallyy if those pop up on meat, consider stocking up and freezing to eat at a future date.
If you do a side-by-side comparison, ALDI will likely outperform or be very close to Walmart when it comes to prices for meat, eggs, and produce! Selection will vary week-to-week, but you can also find organic, grass-fed, gluten-free options, etc.
ALDI doesn’t accept coupons since they already offer low prices every day, but I’ve heard you CAN use rebate apps like Fetch, Checkout 51, and Ibotta, if buying name brand products to earn rewards and cash back.
How Much Protein You Need to Eat
Not sure how much protein you need in a day? A great protein goal would be something like ~0.8-1.0 grams of protein per pound bodyweight. Meaning if you weigh 160 lbs, you’d want to consume at least 115-160g protein per day.
If you need more help with this, check my detailed guide Protein & How to Get Enough Of It
Your Prices May Vary
I thought it would be helpful to share prices and the macros for each food item. Keep in mind these will vary from state to state. But hopefully this is helpful either way and gives you an idea of how much bang you can get for your buck!
High Protein Food Ideas at ALDI
- 4% Cottage Cheese: 13g protein
- Two Good Yogurt: 13g protein
- Friendly Farms Yogurt: 14g protein
- 2% Milk: 10g protein
- Chickpea Pasta: 19g protein
- Egg Whites: 5g protein per serving
- Whole Eggs: 6g protein per egg
- Pasta: 7g protein
- Chicken Thighs: 22g protein
- 93/7 Ground Turkey: 22g protein
- Chicken Breast: 23g protein
- Chicken Thighs: 22g protein
- Rotisserie Chicken: 23g protein
- Chicken Fajitas: 9g protein
- 85/15 Ground Beef: 21g protein
- Chicken Sausage: 14g protein
- Pork Chops: 25g protein
- Sirloin Steak: 23g protein
- Breakfast Sausage: 11g protein
- Beef Sirloin: 24g protein
Where To Go From Here
You can always check out my e-book, The Ultimate Guide to Nutrition, Muscle Gain, & Fat Loss if you want to get more details about supporting your nutrition and fitness goals (:
And we’re always posting workout and nutrition tips on our Paragon Training Methods Instagram page. Follow along for free workouts and more tips to help you look and feel your best!