An Australian dietitian has shared her five favourite food products from the popular low cost supermarket, with many of the choices low in both fat and sugar.
Susie Burrell took to Instagram on Monday after her followers requested a haul of her much-loved Aldi finds.
‘So its been a little while since I’ve been to Aldi and you’ve all been asking me for my recommendations from the supermarket, so this is what I’d get,’ she began.
Her first top pick is the brand’s own pork dumplings, which come in a freezer-safe plastic bag.
‘The pork dumplings are amazing… they are low in fat and have no MSG,’ she said.
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Susie Burrell (right) took to Instagram on Monday after her followers requested a haul of her much-loved Aldi finds
Her first top pick is the brand’s own pork dumplings, which come in a freezer-safe plastic bag
She’s also a big fan of the mussels in tomato and garlic sauce, namely because they are just $3.99 a pack
She’s also a big fan of the mussels in tomato and garlic sauce, namely because they are just $3.99 a pack.
‘They are so high in zinc and they are a quick and easy meal,’ she said.
The FIT range of frozen meals, which cost Susie $6 each, were a hit with a range of low carb options available for Aussies trying to watch their waistline.
Susie also pointed out the merit in Aldi’s tuna ready made meals, which retail for $2 and $3 depending on the flavour.
‘They are really high in protein and are convenient meals on the go,’ she revealed.
Finally, for a calorie-controlled dessert, Susie opts for the Moser Roth chocolate, which comes in helpful serving-sized packs.
Finally, for a calorie-controlled dessert, Susie opts for the Moser Roth chocolate, which comes in helpful serving-sized packs
‘They are fantastic at just 140 calories each,’ she said.
Susie conveyed that her choices weren’t sponsored by the supermarket and her review was based on the ingredient list, price and taste alone.
‘I just started shopping at Aldi, these are great,’ one of her followers said.
‘My boys love those prawn dumplings so I’m glad they’re on your yes list,’ said another.
Previously, Susie revealed which vegetables Aussies should add to their shopping list this winter that are low in both calories and cost.
She said instead of broccoli for $10 per kilo, cauliflower is a much cheaper and healthy substitution while tinned tomatoes can be more flavoursome and affordable than fresh varieties.
‘Carrots are rich in antioxidants and can be made as snacks, blended into soups or smoothies or roasted compared to zucchini which is much lower in nutrients overall,’ Susie said
Cauliflower’s go for $4-$5 each at most major supermarkets and have many of the same nutritional benefits as broccoli.
Susie’s budget vegetable swaps
❌Instead of broccoli for $12 a kilo
✅Buy cauliflower at $4-$5 each
❌Instead of fresh tomatoes for $10-$14 a kilo
✅Buy canned tomatoes for $1-$2 a tin
❌Instead of lettuce for $6-$12 a head
✅Buy kale for $4-$5 a bunch or $1-$2 frozen
❌Instead of zucchini for $10-$12 a kilo
✅Buy carrots for $1-$2 a kilo
❌Instead of red capsicum for $10-$12 a kilo
✅Buy tinned beetroot for $3 a kilo
‘Broccoli is a superfood, rich in anti cancer molecules, Vitamin C and fibre but so is cauliflower at half the price,’ Susie told FEMAIL.
‘Plus cauliflower makes a low carb rice alternative that can easily be made onto a tasty risotto.’
With fresh tomatoes costing $10-$14 per kilo, Susie said tinned tomatoes for $1-$2 a can is a perfect swap.
‘Not only is it hard to find fresh tomatoes that are flavoursome but canned tomatoes have been cooked, which means they offer the nutrient lycopene, known for its power anti cancer action especially for prostate cancer,’ she explained.
Susie recommended opting for fresh or frozen kale rather than lettuce.
‘Kale is one of the most nutrient dense greens you can find with exceptionally high amounts of nutrients including Vitamin C, beta carotene, and Vitamin K making it a smart daily addition in smoothies, stir fried or soups,’ she said.
Carrots are only $1-2 a kilo, far more nutrient dense and a versatile vegetable for all sorts of meals Susie said.
‘Carrots are rich sources of the antioxidant beta carotene and can be made as easy snacks, blended into soups or smoothies or roasted into chips compared to zucchini which is much lower in nutrients overall,’ she said.
While red capsicum is rich in Vitamin C, Susie said the price and quality are ‘highly variable’.
‘Beetroot on the other hand is just as nutrient and specifically shown to have a positive effect on blood pressure making beetroot based juices and smoothies a smart choice for those with high blood pressure,’ she said.