doing a low carb shop at Aldi - any recommendations?

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DiscoDancer Sun 03-Jan-16 22:28:01

Starting a low carb diet this week, and am also trying to shop more at Aldi, any recommendations? Eg is their Total yogurt equivalent any good? Any good cheeses you recommend? Or do I have to pay a bomb for it all at sainsbos? grin

LoveMILbut Mon 04-Jan-16 01:19:16

Nuts are v reasonably priced.

ZenNudist Mon 04-Jan-16 01:32:35

I don't do low carb but do my main shop at Aldi and top up at sainsburies with things I won't buy from Aldi. Do m&s shop every few weeks for yummy things.

Do buy Greek yoghurt and cheese from there. Milk good value.

Wouldn't rate it for meat and some veg. I'd prefer meat from butcher, m&s or waitrose but do buy Aldi stuff sometimes as it's convenient. Just never but their ready prepared chicken. Full if water. I think meat is shit quality in asda tesco and sainsbos too.

Veg. I've given up on aldi broccoli (not nice taste). Sainsbos next door is better. Also beans and mange tout are stringy. Cabbage leeks mushrooms and spinach are good. Cherry toms on vine are delicious. Fruit is good, I rate the onions celery and carrots but dh reckons carrots are tasteless.

Eggs are good/ cheaper.

Don't touch the fish, nasty.

Hth. I'm not fussy but dh can be. Some Aldi stuff just isn't good. Still worth going...

cathyandclaire Mon 04-Jan-16 01:41:26

Greek yoghurt, continental meats, smoked salmon, frozen uncooked prawns, nuts all good.

DiscoDancer Mon 04-Jan-16 07:23:29

Thanks all for replies. Yes I've always been dubious about meat from there, but good to know I don't have to spend loads on cheese and nuts!

ProfYaffle Mon 04-Jan-16 07:36:08

Continental meats are great in Aldi, especially serrano ham and chorizo. I've never had a problem with their normal meat either but I generally just buy things like mince and chicken thighs rather than joints. I particularly like their packs of hot smoked salmon and the standard salmon fillets are good too.

I've found their veg fine, no different to Tesco. You can't go wrong with their cheeses, all good quality and good value. I use a lot of their mature cheddar, camenbert, goat's cheese, halloumi and I enjoy their sliced smoked cheese with chilli for snacking.

Ground flaxseed is my top tip, it's very cheap in Aldi and you find it in lots of lc recipes.

ConceptOfBiscuits Tue 05-Jan-16 19:54:46

Ooh never seen flaxseed in there prof.
Did see some ground almonds by baking stuff, they can pop up in recipes too.
Also they do 15 free range eggs for a good price (can't remember though).

dementedma Tue 05-Jan-16 19:56:32

Greek yoghurt, continental cold meats, cheeses all excellent.
Frozen salmon fillets are also good - we had some tonight.

ProfYaffle Wed 06-Jan-16 06:31:48

Concept - it's with the cereals.

ConceptOfBiscuits Wed 06-Jan-16 18:52:03

Thanks prof !

ProfYaffle Thu 07-Jan-16 06:32:38

And it's also called Linseed (Uk name) rather than Flaxseed (US name)

sophUK Wed 13-Apr-16 10:07:06

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