Last weekend I made the trip out to Aldi, the fruit and veggie shop and the butcher to stock up on cheap food for the next few weeks. I got some great deals and should be set for most of September now.
At Aldi I stocked up on my usual organic butter, coconut cream and olive oil. I’ve also started buying my bacon at Aldi because the good stuff is cheaper than the supermarkets. This week they were out of the bacon I usually buy, but they had organic bacon, which I’ve never seen anywhere locally before! It was more expensive, but I am trying to switch to organic meat as much as possible, so bought some to try.
Aldi also sells grass-fed beef, which the other supermarkets don’t. I usually prefer kangaroo, but this time they had some beef mince marked down to $6.49 a kilo, so I decided to buy some and try it. As it was getting close to the use-by date I divided it into two portions and froze it.
Then I got some great deals at the fruit and veg shop. Kale is really expensive here in Australia. Until recently you could only get it from health food stores, but lately I have seen it in supermarkets and fruit and veg shops for around $4-5 a bunch. So I was very happy to find a bunch on the reduced table at the fruit and veg shop for 49c!. I plan to make kale chips and kale pesto.
They also had purple carrots, which I love. They taste the same as normal carrots, but I love the colour. I was super-happy to find kilo bags of smaller and weirdly-shaped purple carrots for 69c on the reduced table, so bought all three bags. I will pickle some of them and eat the rest.
I also got great deals on zucchini (2.49 a kilo), beetroot ($1.49 a kilo), avocados ($3.99 for a kilo bag) and sweet potato ($1.99 a kilo). The only thing that wasn’t so cheap this time was lemons, so I only bought one kilo ($2.99) because I have to have my lemons 🙂
Have you found any great deals on food lately?