6 Best New ALDI Foods Dieticians Advise You to Buy. Of course, new year, new foods on grocery store shelves! We know how it goes in January, everyone’s looking for fresh starts to get the year going the right way, and that generally means making sure we’re eating healthy or at least healthier than we did in December and in other months.
6 Best New ALDI Foods Dieticians Advise You to Buy
This doesn’t mean your nutrition this year should be boring, not delicious, or expensive. As a matter of fact, pocket-friendly grocery chain ALDI has a number of tasty, healthy, and cheap items on its shelves this month approved by nutrition experts. If you have an ALDI close to you, you need to grab these the next time you’re in the store.
Power Up Antioxidant Trail Mix
This is a lovable ALDI trail mix, including all the delicious components that make it up. The mix is full of raisins, dark chocolate, walnuts, blueberries, pecans, and cranberries for a salty-sweet snack.
“Trail mix made with heart-healthy nuts and antioxidant-rich dried fruits is a healthy on-the-go snack that can not only help fuel your day but also help prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes,” says Ashley Larsen, RDN, owner of Ashley Larsen Nutrition in California. “Daily intake of heart-healthy nuts such as walnuts have been shown to help reduce cholesterol levels.”
Season’s Choice Avocado Chunks
The Season’s Choice Avocado Chunks are an item that has been around from ALDI shelves but is back for January 2022. They make adding avocado to your diet easier than normal. The pack is frozen and already ready to go, perfect for people in a hurry.
“Avocado is one of my favorite smoothie ingredients because it adds creaminess, healthy fats, and staying power,” says Kacie Barnes, MCN, RDN, owner of Mama Knows Nutrition. “I would make smoothie freezer packs with frozen avocado chunks, frozen cherries, and frozen banana slices to keep on hand and blend up with your favorite milk.”
Califia Farms Cinnamon Roll Oat Creamer
The beauty of this is that it’s a lower-sugar option that’s dairy-free if you need it. It’s so rich in flavor and a nice cozy addition to your coffee for cold months.
“You can skip your sugar-loaded latte run and opt to use this healthy and tasty coffee creamer at home,” Larsen says. “It has the flavors you’re craving, but it contains healthy plant-based ingredients and is low in sugar and fat. With only 25 calories and three grams of sugar per tablespoon, this coffee creamer is something you can enjoy daily as part of a well-balanced diet.”
SuckerPunch Gourmet Spicy Garlic Pickles
Pickles are a great low-calorie snack that’ll give you something to crunch on that’s also rich in flavor. They also make a great addition to a ton of meals. Simply put, they’re incredibly versatile.
Barnes says, “If you’re into bold flavors without adding a ton of calories, this is a way you can do it!”
Beyond Meat Plant-Based Meatballs
Meat substitutes are very nice and are greatly enjoyed by vegetarians, vegans, and meat-eaters alike (because sometimes you just want something a little different from what you normally have!).
“These meatballs are a great alternative to meat or turkey options as they are also cholesterol-free,” Batayneh says. “Plant-based with 19 grams of protein in each serving, they actually make for a nice portable protein, and of course, the classic spaghetti and meatballs.’
Birch Benders Keto Pancake Mix
When you first go keto, it can be sometimes hard to figure out exactly what you should eat to maintain the right fat and carb content. It also feels like you’re giving up some of your favorite foods to follow with this diet, but there are some ways to feel like you’re indulging while also sticking to the plan—this pancake mix is one of those ways and you should try it out.
“Almond flour is the first ingredient, which results in a higher-fat (8 grams/serving) instant pancake compared to the 1.5 grams in traditional brands,” Batayneh says. But, she warns, also make sure you’re watching the sugar alcohols, especially in shelf-stable foods such as this one!