Clean Keto on a Budget – ALDI Grocery Haul

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All right, it's Aldi time. Now I'm in California, so Aldis aren't insane popular here however this has been a popular, popular demand, individuals that are watching my videos. We're going to do a little grocery haul here at Aldi.

Now Aldi does have some tidy choices so it will be fascinating. Hopefully we can do a great clean plan. All about attempting to save a couple bucks, if we can get out of here for $150.00 for a week, that would be incredible. That's going to be the objective, let's see what happens. Let's head on in, hopefully we don't get kicked out like we have a bad practice of having occur to us.

So we have actually got aged Parmesan cheese, we have actually got cheese cultures, salt and jalapeno. That's actually pretty darn tidy Parmesan crisp.

A bit costly, $2.89, but you still require some treats once in a while, so let's go ahead and get those just so we have actually got something.

Peanuts, although technically suited a keto profile, they're technically a legume, not a nut, so not the biggest fan of having them, so a bit higher carb content than I typically like.

6 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fiber, not going to injure you. If you're on a major budget, then yeah, that will work well, but I'm going to stay away from those.

Fresh veggies are constantly good. When you're on a budget plan, frozen truly works well simply because frozen honestly, it's flash frozen, so you're maintaining a great deal of the nutrients, so you're quite solid there.

Kombucha, kombucha can be challenging. See we still have a great deal of carbs in kombucha. Six grams of carbs however portions per container two.

Twelve grams of carbohydrates, you're a third of the method through your carb content for the day so just beware there. Now we're talking. This is the kind of stuff that I dig. All right, we've got great quality kimchi.

Goat cheese is usually an A2 casein protein which means it doesn't have what's called BCM7 in it. I'm not going to enter into exquisite detail, however essentially it doesn't have the caseinates that trigger an opioid reflux within your body, so you don't get that dependency that you get to typical cheese, however likewise, simply a lot easier on the system, so goat cheese whenever you possibly can.

Wild captured salmon is always best, but you don't normally find wild captured in a smoked form just because it typically is farmed in some ways.

This was raised in Norway which has different requirements than the U.S. When the U.S. has farm salmon, it's a big issue. Norway has respectable requirements. I occur to know that Norway is actually really strong with that.

Atlantic salmon, salt, sodium lactate and beechwood smoked. Sodium lactate isn't a substantial deal. That still is for all intents and purposes pretty naturally obtained. This things is really great. Actually excellent quality fat.

Obviously get your nice omega-3 profile. Even though it's technically raised in Norway and it's technically most likely farmed, it's still going to have a great omega-3 omega-6 ratio so I'll proceed and get that since that is an actually excellent rate.

We do have some bison. That is not that inexpensive, but it's a good rate for bison. We're talking $7.99 a pound is excellent. That resembles right worldwide of Costco rates.

Bison is FDA regulated, so it can not be consuming grain. It has to be fed upon pasture. Pasture-raised is the way we want to go, but also pasture-finished, and bison is going to have that.

Do not dislike on me for investing $15.00 or $16.00 on getting a couple things of bison today since this is actually, a little bit is going to go a long method.

Veggies are in fact excellent to get frozen. I discussed it earlier, however they're flash frozen. Every time you gather a veggie and it goes onto the truck it's oxidizing. It's oxidizing and it's denaturing while it's on the truck.

Baking cocoa. Just 100% cocoa. Once again, not natural in this case, however it's $1.95. I'll blend this with almond milk, add a little bit of stevia, and make a delicious little reward that I might sip on. Perfect thing to have prior to bed, just hanging out after having some dinner, watching a bit of TV with the household.

It's an excellent little thing to have, so … Cocoa is incredible. Do not believe that all of it needs to have sugar in it. Simply get it from the baking aisle, and if they were to have real cocoa chocolate, chocolate bars, like baking chocolate, I would have gotten a few of that too. Just going to get some whipping cream and we'll be out of here.

As always, please keep it secured here on my channel and if you want more of these videos, I need you to comment down below and say what sort of grocery store you want me to go to. I don't have Kroger's on the West Coast so maybe I'll fly somewhere to do a Kroger's.

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  1. Hope this helps. Here are the items he purchased and some of the other comments he made:

    Savoritz Parmesan Crisps – $2.89

    Stapoint Farms Seaweed Crisps, Almond Sesame — $1.99

    Fresh Organic Strawberries — $2.95

    Spinach & Arugula — $2.69

    Cosmos Organic Kimchi — $4.99

    Homestyle Guacamole — $2.99

    Appleton Farms Dry-Cured Ham Prosciutto — $3.29

    Happy Farms Preferred Goat Cheese Log, Plain — $1.99 ($2.39 in crumbles)

    Specially Selected Cold Smoked Salmon, deli sliced — $3.99

    Never Any! Ground Bison — $7.99/lb x 2

    Organic Simply Nature 100% Grass Fed Ground Beef — $5.79/lb x 2

    Foster Farms Free Range Certified Organic Ground Turkey — $5.99/lb

    Foster Farms Free Range Certified Organic Chicken Breast Fillets — $6.49/lb

    Simply Nature Organic Creamy Peanut Butter — $3.39

    Carlini Ghee Clarified Butter — $6.39

    Simply Nature Organic Coconut Oil, Unrefined — $3.39

    Simply Nature 100% Pure Avocado Oil, Cold Pressed

    Clancy’s Original Pork Rinds, Original — $1.49

    Happy Harvest Tomato Sauce — .29 x 4

    Crown Prince Mildly Spiced Smoked Oysters with Red Chili Pepper (be sure to rinse)

    Northern Catch Sardines in soybean oil (water preferred, be sure to rinse)

    Northern Catch Chunk Lite Tuna (in water) — .99/can x 2

    Sustainably Caught Skipjack Chunk Light Tuna in Water — .99/can x 2

    Simply Nature Cage Free Organic Grade A Large Brown Eggs — $3.49

    Friendly Farms Organic Almond Milk, Vanilla — $2.29

    Irish Butter (Kerrygold is preferred)

    Never Any! Uncured Bacon — $4.89 (sugar will burn off when cooked)

    Fremont Wild Caught Pink Salmon, frozen — $3.99 x 2 (they freeze immediately after caught, fresh can be less quality than frozen)

    Season’s Choice Frozen Riced Cauliflower, garlic&herb or garlic&parsley — $1.89 x 3 (veggies are flash frozen at peak of harvest,
    less oxidizing)

    Season’s Choice Steamed Broccoli Florets, frozen — .99 x 2

    Simply Nature Raw Cashews, Walnuts, and Macadamia Nuts — $4.99 (avoid the cashews)

    Baker’s Corner Baking Cocoa (powder) — $1.95

    Countryside Creamery Heavy Whipping Cream — $1.95

    His comments:

    Other good ALDI purchases:

    Frozen Fremont Chipotle Salman Burgers

     Aldi ground lamb/mutton

    Fresh Never Frozen Wild Caught Alaskan Sockeye Salmon – the deeper the red color the better

    Almond Flour, blanched, finely ground — $5.99

    Simply Nature Organic Edamame Spaghetti — $2.89

    Ready-to-Eat Cauliflower Meal (just don’t eat the corn)

    You can eat clean on a budget

    Don’t forget the quarter to rent the cart and bags/boxes for your groceries

    Peanuts are legumes (go easy on them)

    Beware refrigerated salad dressings

    Kombucha is tricky, lots of carbs

    Parmesan is good choice after goat cheese, but go fresh

    Tzatziki, is a dip, eat with cucumbers

    Feta, usually from sheep, good choice vs goat cheese

    Deli meat is tough (dextrose, soybean oils)

    Ground meat is easier to digest

    Ground poultry – go with the leanest, get fat from better sources

    Takes 51 days for your body to break down a transfat

    Coconut Water not good on Keto

    Mercury is higher in albacore tuna

    For most part, he only eats egg yolks

    Coconut or Almond milk should be unsweetened

    Greek yogurt should be 2%

    Cottage cheese – Good Culture brand is best

    Good quality pork bacon is best

    Don’t be fooled by cauliflower crust in frozen section, usually contains other bad ingredients (make your own)

     “Avoid tilapia like the plague.”

    Use heavy cream, not half-and-half.

    Halo Top ice cream for treat (but not Keto friendly)

    Cashews are a fruit, are expensive and sweet

    Almonds not the best, pistachios are highest carb

    1. Ultimately it’s so they don’t have to hire people to do carts. Their business model is streamlined to where they hire less workers, but pay them a living wage, no cart service or free bags, but they pass those savings on to the customer. As a consumer on a budget who cooks a LOT, I love aldi. Cut my grocery bill by 60% sometimes

    2. After all these years, your comment just cleared up so much confusion got me. Now I see why they use the quarter system

  2. The real reason Aldi’s does the quarter thing is to minimize cart damage to cars on the parking lot and to cut down on cart retrieval time which helps keep prices low. It’s a very good thing.

    1. @Coleman T they do it so they can pay their employees more, 8 years ago they were paying 15/hr in the Midwest.

  3. Aldo is my go to grocer! This was very informative since I just got into the keto lifestyle. I have a ways to go though..

  4. When he picked up the bag of pork rinds I thought he opened the bag right away to try lol … thank you this is the best diet I have done yet! I’m doing it for my future Best self as I turn 38 young this Friday! Wahoo!

  5. The whole shopping experience, the carts with the coins, no baggers, bring your own bags or add them to your cart etc is how every store in Europe is.

    1. @Lulu neither in Italy….. I pushed a wheelchair in Florence, Venice, and Rome……. giant death traps….. but people are so nice, they’ll help you out anyway they can ❤….

    2. @Carolina Alvesdelima , thanks for responding. Too often cities do not design for the disabled, even claiming they do, which can be frustrating if you’re told conflicting stories.

      Yes, people can be wonderful, I love talking to strangers, and always find people to be much kinder and helpful than what the news portrays. We should have a news station for just the good things people do, it would be refreshing. 👋🏼✌🏼❤️

    3. Yes we have coin operated carts in every shop in Europe. It’s to make people put them back in the cart queue. Just another way supermarkets make you do their job for them!

  6. I appreciate this video. My household has little choice but to rely on Aldi & Walmart, which are less than 5 miles away. Between the two of them, you have to watch what you buy. This is especially true when it comes to fresh foods; each store has certain foods that we know to spoil quickly. The local Aldi is due to temporarily close soon for renovation & expansion. That store is currently smaller than the suburban Aldi you visited.

    I would be very interesting to combine a visit to Walmart and a visit to Aldi to see what high-quality foods you could find from a trip to both, to feed a family of 3 to 4 for a week. Many rural communities have a diminishing selection of stores to choose from. The big corporate “bargain” chains are pushing the rest out as the American middle class continues to shrink in today’s predatory economy.

  7. I know I’m a yr late on this video but glad you found one of my favorite stores. I doubt myself on my keto food choices but you bought all the items I pick up from them so I’m on the right track. Most of my eggs and meat I buy from local butcher shop and chicken farmer. I know its grass fed pasture raised. Spoiled mom right here

  8. This is my first time watching, I can’t tell you how happy I am that you did a “discount store “ shopping. People always think if they can’t get the most expensive,high end, they are missing out and can’t be successful. Thanks for the education and making clean eating accessible for any income!

    1. People who say eating healthy is expensive are dumb. I am talking about non keto healthy. It’s so easy to buy meat veggies fruits maybe some eggs milk cheese on a good card budget. People who say it’s too expensive must want to eat healthy food and still buy non healthy food to go with it. Cause I can easily afford on a food card to eat for a month on the things I named

    2. Food stamps are 200 a month where I am but they raised it to 250 plus 95 so that’s 345 a month for covid reasons. I can easily eat ceasar salads, chicken and broccoli, eggs, cheerios, fruits all month.

  9. Oh my God the breath of knowledge that this man knows and presents in these videos is honestly a little bit overwhelming!! Definitely an expert in his field

  10. Aldi loyalist here! They were smart for letting you finish, you served Aldi and their customers well with that mega-drop of knowledge!
    They listen to their customers, and the 2.4million+ eyes on this probably just picked them up some more. 🙏

  11. Right after saying, “ in the past you might have grabbed the sweetened almond milk by mistake”, he grabbed the sweetened almond milk by mistake! 😂🤣

  12. I made a small attempt on Keto but wasn’t very successful. However, I love how quick and clear you are with describing ingredients. And even if I am not interested in keto, you had me at “healthy eating on a budget.” So THANKS! I learned so much in the few minutes of watching you!

  13. Although Thomas was an Aldi Rookie (no quarter, no boxes), I still learned a lot on what now to buy and what to avoid when shopping there.

  14. The house I just bought is legit less than a 5 minute walk away from an Aldi. I’ve always enjoyed shopping at them and my city just got a Lidl (owned by the same corporation) so that’s been cool because they each have their “knock off” versions of popular brands and it’s fun to go in and guess what brands they are copying haha.

  15. Thank you for this!! Learning much on low glycemic foods, struggling with diabetes, need to loose weight too, so this is perfect!

  16. I just started Keto a couple of weeks ago. It’s getting easier but… I learned a lot from this video about extra ingredients and comparisons. Thanks for doing this, Thomas. I know it’s over 2 years old but the info is good. I’ll be watching more.

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