Keto and Low Carb Aldi Shopping Guide

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Following a Ketogenic or Low Carb diet doesn’t necessarily mean spending more on your groceries. I’m sharing my favorite foods to pick up for cheap in this Keto and Low Carb Aldi Shopping Guide!

Keto friendly meats at Aldi

My husband and I have been eating Keto for the last year! Can you believe it’s been that long?! Even crazier to believe is that together we have lost 140 lbs! That is an entire adult that we’ve shed between the two of us. Every time I look at my husband now I just can’t believe he’s lost over 100 lbs. It’s crazy to even picture him with an extra 100 lbs on him, and I know just how much healthier we are without that extra weight. We both have so much more energy, less aches and pains, and we sleep better. Ok well he sleeps better, I still some days have a hard time shutting my brain off at night, but once I’m asleep I sleep better.

Anyway, you’re not here to read about me and hubby, you’re here because you want to know what the best foods are to buy at Aldi when you are following a keto diet right? Just because you are eating more meats and vegetables doesn’t mean you have to spend more money at the stores. I actually find that we spend less money on groceries than we did prior to Keto.

The big way we save on our grocery bills is by getting the majority of our foods and produce at Aldi. For those of you that don’t have one around you I feel your pain! I went without shopping at Aldi for 4 years while we lived in Texas and I missed it dearly. But in that time, Aldi has really stepped up their game and are carrying so many more brands and products to fit into just about any diet. They even have a whole Gluten Free section now which is awesome.

There are some things we don’t buy at Aldi, but it’s more because of a brand preference than anything. You can check out my favorite low carb pantry items to see what we buy when it comes to protein powder and baking goods.

Keto and Low Carb Aldi Shopping Guide

Aldi meat selection

Keto and Low Carb Meat Options at Aldi

  • Bacon
  • Salami/Proscuitto/Pepperoni
  • Bacon Bits
  • Lunchmeat
  • Chicken Sausages
  • Fresh meat and poultry
Fresh veggies and fruits at Aldi

Vegetables

  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Lettuce
  • Spinach
  • Kale
  • Peppers
  • Onions
  • Asparagus
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Mushrooms
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini

Low Carb Fruits (when in season)

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
All the dairy from Aldi for a keto diet

Dairy Products to stock up on

  • Cottage Cheese
  • Cheese
  • Cheesesticks
  • Sour Cream
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Butter–My Aldi even carries Ghee sometimes!!!!

Keto Friendly Fridge/Freezer Items at Aldi

  • Eggs
  • Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • Frozen meat/poultry–watch the ingredients on already made hamburger patties and other convenience meats
  • Frozen berries
  • Frozen vegetables
Low Carb snacks from Aldi

Low Carb Pantry Items

  • Peanut Butter–watch the ingredients, should be only peanuts and salt!
  • Almond Butter–same as above
  • Nuts
  • Sunflower Seeds
  • Chia Seeds–we add to protein shakes
  • Pork Rinds–seriously the Hot n Spicy are the best ones we’ve tried and I NEVER thought I’d be a pork rind eater
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries–the entire package is 20g NET carbs, so popping a few when you are craving something sweet or adding to a protein shake is great!
  • Condiments like mustard, mayo, pickles, hot sauce, sriracha etc
  • Canned vegetables–fresh is always better with less sugar, but sometimes a girls gotta grab a can!
  • Stevia sweetener packets–The big bag of stevia has artificial sugar added to it, but the individual packets do not, go figure
  • Hint Water–LOVE this stuff!
  • LaCroix

Low Carb (these are generally considered not Keto friendly due to artificial ingredients or higher net carb counts)

  • Low Carb Tortillas—my new Fav. tortillas!
  • Protein Wraps–our Aldi is hit and miss on when they carry these. 7 NET carbs per wrap.
  • French Onion Dip–to dip those pork rinds into!!
  • Sugar Free Coffee Creamer
  • Salted Popcorn–with 13-15 net carbs per serving, it’s a lower carb snack that you can enjoy when you crave something salty. I usually only eat 1/2 of a serving at a time
  • Sugar Free water flavoring
  • Sucralose sweetener
  • Pea crisps –I like these better than the name brand, but still only eat 1 serving at a time because of the carb count
  • Sugar Free Maple Syrup
  • Carb Conscious Elevate Bars–the sugar alcohol in these can cause some serious stomach upset if you are sensitive so beware!
  • Zevia soda–my store only recently started carrying this, and only in the original flavor. I prefer the cherry flavor personally

What are some of your favorite Keto Aldi products? I’m always looking for new foods to try and add to this Keto Aldi Shopping Guide!

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33 Comments

  1. Cant get alot of these at my Skipton n yorks Aldi its so frustrating .Watch what you buy, a lot of junk in pre packed meat products .No nitrate anything is hard to find Happy Shoping everyone . P S Why is there so much crap eg SUGAR in everything .

  2. I saw on FB a post of a new 4 carb yogurt, I want to the name of it. I know its Aldi’s brand. Also will the new Springfield, Mo. Store carry it??

    1. Hi Debra. Sorry I am not aware of a 4 carb yogurt, as my personal Aldi store does not carry one, and I wouldn’t know what the Springfield store would be carrying. If you have a Kroger near you, they do have a Carbmaster yogurt that is 5 net carbs and very good. Also, there is a new Greek yogurt I recently discovered called Two Good that has only 2 net carbs. I get it at Hyvee and Walmart.

  3. My husbands niece told us about aldis having zero carb bread. So went to check ours out, we live in Des Moines Iowa and she lives in Indiana. Went there and surprise. happy, over joyed they had the bread. So we bought all 6 loaves, plus other keto low carb friendly items. Was very pleased. We haven’t shopped there for several years. But will be going back now to buy our groceries. I also bought some meal prep boxes.

  4. Thank you so much! I been buying my groceries at aldi since this store is close to my asian grocery store and they are cheap and also my keto diet shopping list cam be found here. Thank you

  5. Thinking about going Keto with my husband but am so nervous for some reason! We have a 4 year old and an 11 month old and I guess I’m scared it’s going to affect my energy (that I’m already lacking) during the initial part of the diet. Also, I LOVE the salad kits from Aldi.. the Sunflower Crisp one in particular. It says it has 16g of carbs and I’m assuming most of that is from the salad dressing. What is your favorite low-carb dressing?

    1. There is definitely a period of time where you do have a lack of energy and flu like symptoms (keto flu) but once you get past it, you’ll feel much better. I do like those salad mixes! My favorite is the southwestern, I just leave off the tortilla strips. We like to use Marzetti Ranch. It has less carbs than other ranch and has less “stuff” in it. We also use oil and vinegar with salt and pepper!

    1. Hi Linn! When you subscribe to the email list, you are automatically emailed. The blue box that says “Don’t have time to read?” towards the beginning of the post is where you sign up.

    1. Hi Ted. Your body needs Potassium for vital organ functions, you will definitely need to speak to a nutritionist as I am not one.

  6. This is wonderfully helpful! I love my Aldis and have just began this keto diet. I need to loose 20lbs by September of this year and am really hopeful that this will be the change I need and one that will stick over the coarse of time. Now off to find some awesome recipes for this list I now have. 😉 maybe could be another article of yours. Keto recipes = Aldis shopping list

    Thank you!

  7. I love Aldi but for the life of me I’m missing bread or raps and can’t find any low carb in any shop please please help

    1. Hi Carol! Yes that can be a hard adjustment. I haven’t found a good bread recipe that really takes the place, but we do enjoy the Mama Lupe brand of low carb tortillas. They work well as a wrap too!

  8. Hi thanks for the list from Aldi’s, I’m dairy free beacause I suffer from acne. I will like to try this keto diet to loose my baby weight and clear my face any suggestions on recipes? I love fruit I can live without it. how can I introduce fruit?

    1. Hi Stella! Dairy free may be a little bit tricky on the keto diet, but could be done. You are welcome to search through my low carb and keto recipes here and make alterations for dairy free (mostly just omitting cheese because we are cheese freaks!) You could also do a search on Pinterest for dairy free keto recipes. For fruit, we don’t exclude it completely, but instead will eat those low in sugars. Berries seem to be the lowest, and we will eat them in a protein shake or just pop a few for a quick snack. Apples and Bananas have a ton of sugars in them. Moderation is key when eating fruits.

  9. Hi Amanda. We love Aldi’s and are new to Keto. Can we have any brand of Aldi’s Salsa that is Keto friendly?

    1. You would want to check the ingredients and nutritional facts as some salsas are higher in net carb counts (and include fillers). I generally buy their Simply Nature brand.

    1. We do on occasion. The carb counts are just a little high per serving to add into our every day diet. Plus I just don’t care for the taste of plain Greek yogurt 😀

    1. Hi Rob! I’m not sure I know what you mean. I have not referenced Perfect Keto in this article. It’s possible you may have seen an ad displaying on my site for Perfect Keto.

  10. An ALDI is being built in my town and I am so excited. I am prepping to begin a KETO way of eating so this list will come in so handy. Thank you!

  11. This is an awesome guide and congrats to you and your husband on the weight loss. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope your week is going great.

  12. Love this! I don’t live near Aldi’s but I often see people posting great hauls from there. I hear they have a sweetened quark (like yogurt) that is low carb and people love. Have you ever tried it? I think it’s called “elli.”

    1. Thanks Rachael! I have never heard of quark I will have to look for it the next time I go! My husband really misses yogurt, and sometimes when we visit family we will go to Kroger and pick up their carbmaster yogurt. Not exactly Keto, but so very good and only 5 net carbs. Thanks for the tip I’ll check it out!

  13. I love Aldis & buy the majority of our groceries there. So many healthy good choices. You & your husband are an inspiration!

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