Unprocessed at ALDI

For those of you who follow Lisa at 100 Days of Real Food, here are the items I have found at ALDI that qualify as unprocessed. If an item is available as USDA organic, I mark it with a * I love to stick as close to her "rules" as I can but even her budget challenge at $125/wk is WAY more than our current grocery budget, so I cheat a little here and there to make it work. Click on UNPROCESSED for a few of our recipes that are whole/real/clean-food recipes. I will add to this list as I find more!


Produce:

Everything! -plus the greens in the fridge cases and some frozen berries and veggies
*Bananas $.64/lb
*Baby Kale, Baby Spinach, Spring Greens, and Arugula $2.49/5oz.
*Baby Carrots 16oz.
*Gala Apples 3lb.
*Navel Oranges 4lb. - haven't seen these at my store yet
*Grape Tomatoes 10oz.
*Pineapple

Meats:

Grass-Fed Ground Beef* $5.89/lb (not local- so stretching this one a bit)
Wild-Caught Salmon (freezer)

Freezer:

*Blueberries $2.99/10oz.
*Strawberries  $2.69/12oz.
*Green Beans
*Peas
Frozen Veggies (corn, peas, green beans, spinach, asparagus, edamame, et. al.)  
Frozen Fruits (peaches, strawberries, mixed fruit.) $2.19/lb 

Baking/Staples:

Whole Wheat Flour $2.79/5 lb.
Masa Harina
Baking Powder
Baking Soda
Yeast 
Sea Salt
Spices
*Honey
*Cane Sugar
*Agave Nectar (not sure if this counts as unprocessed)
Oatmeal, Regular and Steel Cut (tall tubes, not the instant packet kind)
Pure Vanilla Extract
Real Maple Syrup

Pantry:

Extra Virgin Olive Oil*
Coconut Oil* $4.99/14 oz.
Cashews
Almonds
Peanuts $2.39/lb
Walnuts
Pecans
Raisins
Woven Wheat Crackers (Triscuit-type)
*Applesauce
Pinto Beans-dry
Split Peas-dry
Black Beans-dry
Natural Peanut Butter*
Almond Butter*
Cashew Butter*
Soy Sauce-need to check the ingredients on this one!
Mustard
*Orange Juice-check labels for the NFC kind
*Apple Juice 
*Coffee, K-Cups for organic option
Tea-bags not instant or bottled
Whole Wheat pasta - (Fit and Active line)

Canned:

*Black Beans
*Pinto Beans
*Garbanzo Beans
*Kidney Beans
*Pinto Beans
Black-Eyed Peas
*Diced Tomatoes*
*Tomato Paste
*Tomato Sauce
Olives (black and sometimes Kalamata and others)
Green Chilies

Fridge/Dairy: (stretching the rules a lot here)

Eggs (not cage-free or local)
Whole Milk (again- not local or organic)
*2% and Skim come in organic but not whole
*Whole Milk Vanilla Yogurt - YUM!
Goat Cheese
Sour Cream (full fat- not reduced)
Cream Cheese (full fat - not reduced)
Unsalted Butter
*Sharp Cheddar (block)
*Parmesan (wedge-not shredded)
Mozzarella (balls or block)
Monterrey Jack (block or slices)
Swiss (block or slices)
Havarti
Gorgonzola Cheese
Feta and Blue Crumbles -contains cellulose
Queso Blanco? (need to check ingredients)
Provolone (slices)
String Cheese (Happy Farms or SimplyNature*)

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