How to shop on a budget: Aldi customer inspires thousands by making six meals for under $35
- An Aldi shopper made six meals for $32 by shopping at the supermarket
- Olivia, from Melbourne, bought 13 items including pasta, sauce, beef and carrots
- For dinner she made beef pasta, chicken stir fry and chicken tacos
- Lunch was either leftovers from dinner or instant noodle cups
A customer who was on a tight budget has managed to cook up six meals for under $35 by shopping at Aldi.
Olivia, who runs the TikTok account The Motivated Millennial, shared a now-viral video outlining the items she purchased.
With inflation causing the price of food and goods to rise in Australia, the 28-year-old from Melbourne wanted to cut down her grocery bill.
‘This week I set the challenge to get three dinners and three lunches for under $35 just by shopping at Aldi and whatever was in our pantry,’ she said in the clip.
With inflation causing the price of food and goods to rise in Australia, Olivia wanted to cut down her grocery bill and decided to shop at Aldi. For just $32 she picked up 13 items to make six meals
For dinner she made beef pasta, chicken stir fry and chicken tacos, while for lunch she had leftovers and instant hot noodle cups
Olivia pulled off the task by only spending $32 and purchased 13 items – including 99c pasta packets, carrots, stir fry sauce, chicken breast for $4 and noodle cups.
The most expensive product bought was the extra virgin olive oil for $6.99.
For dinner she made beef pasta, chicken stir fry and chicken tacos, while for lunch she had leftovers and instant hot noodle cups.
Tips to reduce your grocery bill:
1. Pick the cheaper vegetables to use in meals
2. Pasta and rice can go a long way and make extras for lunch leftovers
3. Shop your pantry before going to the supermarket and make meals with what you already have
Offering her tips for others wanting to reduce their supermarket bill, Olivia suggested always checking your pantry before leaving the house.
She also recommends choosing the cheapest vegetables to add to your meals and opt to make pasta or rice dishes when on a tight budget.
The TikTok video has since been viewed more than 229,000 times and received over 14,000 ‘likes’.
Others thanked Olivia for sharing her tips and many also choose to shop at Aldi for cheaper deals.
‘Aldi is so underrated!’ one shopper wrote, another added: ‘Wow, thanks for sharing this!’
The video inspired others to consider shopping at the popular supermarket giant.