Aldi is my grocer of choice, for the most part. I can get everything that I typically buy there, so it makes things pretty simple. Plus, the prices are very affordable.
My general philosophy is to shop the perimeters of the store. (Now, I just go to certain sections of my Instacart shopping and pick from there.) Here’s the most common items I buy.
I’m not a meal planner. Typically, don’t have any idea what I’m going to make when I grocery shop each week. However, I buy similar items each time. I use my ingredients differently, which makes for a nice variety of meals. My method…. Use up the ingredients that are going to go bad first. Not super technical. Hope this helps to simplify your next grocery trip. I’ll have some recipes coming here soon!