I have made it onto the couch with my feet up after a bit of a crazy 24 hours. Remember how I said that Finn had a bit of a cold? Well, despite him being in a great mood all day yesterday, eating normally and going down for bed with no problem, he woke up crying around 9:30p. I let him cry for 5-10 mins thinking he was just in between sleep cycles. Well, I went in to check on him and he had thrown up all over himself and the crib! It was so sad and I felt so guilty for not checking on him sooner.
I stripped him and me down (because I was covered in throw up from picking him up) and we hopped in the shower to get cleaned up. I put him down in my bed and then got his crib stripped and our clothes washing. Luckily, he hasn’t thrown up again and was a happy baby today, albeit a snotty one. I was able to get a last minute sub for my class this morning so that I could keep him at home.
I’m not sure why he threw up, I’m thinking maybe it was the drainage once he laid down? Has this happened to any of you? Gosh, I know that all of this is par for the course with having little ones but it doesn’t make it easy. Last night was the first time that he’s ever thrown up. (As opposed to spitting up…which we are very familiar with!)
Despite the fact that I went to ALDI on Sunday and stocked up on groceries, I had a grilled cheese for dinner tonight. It was honestly all that sounded good to me. I was craving comfort food! Also, I had a kale salad for lunch and I feel like any time I eat kale salad that I have a pass on my next meal. Haha.
So…let’s talk about my ALDI shopping haul for today’s post! It was a pretty impressive shopping trip.
My history with ALDI began five years ago when I was invited to visit their headquarters in Illinois. I have truly been a fan ever since and trips to ALDI have been a in my regular rotation! That being said, y’all know I am a fan of ALL the grocery stores! I just love them and have my favorites at all of them whether it’s Harris Teeter, Whole Foods, Publix, Trader Joe’s or ALDI.
What I love and appreciate so much about ALDI right now is how they are growing and expanding, improving their store experience while maintaining low prices and continuing to grow their organic and healthy options. They just opened a new store really close to me and it’s amazing!
Don’t miss this post from the archives, Learning the ALDI Secrets, where I share some fo the strategies that ALDI uses to keep their prices low. It’s pretty fascinating!
I’m going to share everything that I bought on Sunday along with what I paid for it! I think you have to see the prices to really appreciate ALDI’s value for the quality. Note, this is not sponsored…I have truly been converted to a brand fan!
WHAT I BOUGHT AT ALDI
- Grapes – 1.75lbs for $3.48
- Cauliflower – $1.99
- Organic spinach – $2.49
- Pineapple – $1.99
- Brussels sprouts – $2.19
- Mixed baby potatoes – $2.99
- Bananas – 2.62 lbs for $1.02
- Avocados – $0.89 each
CHEESE AND PROTEINS
- Cold smoked salmon – $2.99
- Slice turkey breast – $3.49
- Organic shredded mozzarella cheese – $2.35
- Kerrygold butter – $2.85
- Organic chicken breasts – $5.96 and $6.77 (each package had 2 breasts)
- Organic white cheddar cheese – $2.35
- Goat cheese – $1.99
- Organic Colby-jack cheese – $2.35
- Organic hummus – $2.29
I tried their frozen ahi tuna last week and it was wonderful so I decided to stock up since seafood is so quick and easy to defrost and cook for fast and easy dinners.
- Mahi mahi fillets – $6.99
- Raw jumbo shrimp – $5.99
- Alaskan sockeye salmon – $9.99
- Jumbo sea scallops – $9.99
- Frozen peaches – $1.95
- Organic frozen strawberries – $2.89
- Frozen raspberries – $1.95
- Organic frozen chopped spinach – $1.89
- Chia seeds – $3.49 (for 12 oz, this price is ridiculous)
- Thin wheat crackers – $0.99
- Rigatoni pasta – $1.19
- Pita chips – $1.99
- Organic, fair trade coffee – $4.49 each
- Brown sugar – $1.29
- Pecan halves – $5.79
MORE PANTRY THINGS
- Organic marinara sauce – $2.19
- Organic honey – $3.29
- Bread and butter pickles – $1.39
- Quart sized bags – $1.89
- Trash bags – $4.59
- Balsamic vinegar – $1.89
- Tomato paste – $0.39
- Organic salsa – $1.89
THINGS TO DRINK
- Organic Chicken Bone Broth – $2.99
- Organic unsweetened original almond milk – $2.25
- GTS Synergy Kombucha – $2.89 each
- Tide Pods – $11.97
Do you shop at ALDI? If yes, why and what are your faves? If not, why not?
Talk to me about your grocery shopping strategy? Do you pay attention to budget? If so, what are your savings strategies?