My family of 6 eats gluten-free. Here are 12 items I always buy at Aldi.

On the left, a hand holding a can of Simply Nature black beans. On the right, five bags of assorted chips and pretzels in a cart.
Aldi carries a variety of gluten-free items. Rachel Garlinghouse
  • Three years ago, my family and I stopped eating anything containing gluten.

  • Aldi's line of gluten-free products makes grocery shopping easy.

  • During my most recent trip to Aldi, I stocked up on frozen fruit, gluten-free coffee, and deli meat.

Three years ago, I decided to stop eating anything containing gluten. Since I plan the weekly menu for my family of six, it was easier for the entire family to become gluten-free.

Aldi offers tons of gluten-free options, and the store even carries its own gluten-free line of products called liveGfree.

Although Aldi carries other gluten-free items outside of this line, it's important to remember that some of them may not be certified. This means these items may have been processed in factories that produce products containing gluten.

Here are 10 gluten-free items I picked up for my family during my most recent trip to Aldi.

I always stock up on frozen fruit.

Three bags of frozen fruit in a cart: mixed fruit, strawberries, and berry medley.
I love the bag of mixed fruit from Aldi. Rachel Garlinghouse

Aldi offers lots of different combinations of frozen fruit. One of my favorites is the mixed fruit, which contains strawberries, peaches, mango, and pineapple.

As a busy family who's always on the go, blending our favorite soymilk with frozen fruit makes for the perfect gluten-free breakfast or snack.

My kids love peanut butter and jelly.

A jar of organic Simply Nature creamy peanut butter and organic Simply Nature strawberry preserves in a shopping cart.
My kids love the Simply Nature strawberry preserves. Rachel Garlinghouse

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are a staple in our household. For this reason, I stock up on creamy peanut butter and strawberry preserves when I shop at Aldi.

PB&J sandwiches make great lunches or snacks (or, in my son's case, breakfast).

Simply Nature's tomato-and-basil pasta sauce is a family favorite.

A hand holding a jar of Simply Nature tomato and basil pasta sauce in front of a display of other jars.
Simply Nature's tomato-and-basil sauce is perfect for making a quick meal. Rachel Garlinghouse

One of my family's favorite dinners is a big bowl of Aldi's liveGfree pasta topped with tomato-and-basil pasta sauce.

I like to add chopped broccoli, shredded carrots, and turkey sausage for a quick and easy meal.

I always stock up on gluten-free coffee.

Pods and bags of Simply Nature organic coffee at Aldi
My family prefers to use the gluten-free coffee pods.Rachel Garlinghouse

Aldi offers both pods and bags of gluten-free coffee, many of which are also organic. My crew prefers pods for convenience.

I love to pair the Simply Nature organic coffee with stevia drops and soymilk.

Aldi offers a great selection of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Pears, oranges, and apples on display at Aldi.
The produce aisle at Aldi is my favorite. Rachel Garlinghouse

Aldi is my go-to spot for fresh produce. During my last trip, I loaded up on bananas, apples, pears, lettuce, and carrots.

Fruits and vegetables are gluten-free by default and, of course, super healthy. I often joke that I clean out the produce section each week, leaving very little for the next shopper.

Black beans are a taco-night staple.

A hand holding a can of Simply Nature organic black beans.
Black beans are a must-have for taco night. Rachel Garlinghouse

My family's favorite meal is homemade tacos.

We lay out a buffet of Aldi black beans, ground beef (or chicken), salsa, cheese, lettuce, and sliced black olives.

A trip down the chip aisle is a must.

Five bags of chips in a cart: Simply Nature grain-free pretzels with sea salt, Simply Nature roasted-garlic-and-herb flavored grain-free pretzels, Simply Nature sweet-potato chips with sea salt, Simply Nature nacho-flavored cauliflower tortilla chips, and Clancy's apple chips.
Aldi has a great variety of gluten-free chips. Rachel Garlinghouse

When my family is craving something crunchy, we reach for a bag of gluten-free chips.

Some of our favorites include apple chips, grain-free pretzels, sweet-potato chips, and nacho-flavored cauliflower tortilla chips.

These are great for our family movie nights or to throw in as a snack in the kids' lunchboxes.

Deli meat is perfect for a quick lunch.

A display of deli meat at Aldi.
Aldi's pre-packaged deli meats are a huge time saver. Rachel Garlinghouse

Aldi offers several deli-meat options, including my go-to favorites, ham and turkey.

I like to add a slice of tomato and a swirl of mayo before placing the meat inside a gluten-free wrap.

Frozen vegetables are great to have available.

Four bags of Simply Nature frozen vegetables in a shopping cart: cut green beans, broccoli florets, steamed-broccoli stir fry, and mixed vegetables.
The broccoli stir-fry is one of my favorite items to pick up. Rachel Garlinghouse

Our freezer is always well-stocked with Aldi's frozen vegetable offerings. Two of my favorites include the mixed vegetables and broccoli stir fry.

I like to pair the stir-fry veggies with chicken, brown rice or quinoa, and gluten-free soy sauce. Sometimes, I'll even add a can of mandarin oranges or pineapple for a salty-sweet flavor.

The liveGfree macaroni and cheese is a family favorite.

A box of liveGfree gluten-free deluxe rice-pasta and cheese in a shopping cart.
I like to add a bag of frozen peas to the gluten-free mac and cheese. Rachel Garlinghouse

On our busiest days, gluten-free macaroni and cheese is a quick and easy snack for the kids.

I always add a bag of frozen peas while cooking the noodles to pack in some fiber, protein, and antioxidants.

My kids love the Simply Nature unsweetened applesauce.

A jar and small packs of Simply Nature unsweetened applesauce in a shopping cart.
Unsweetened applesauce is a favorite in my house. Rachel Garlinghouse

When my kids get sick of fresh fruit, Aldi's non-GMO, unsweetened applesauce saves the day.

It's available in travel cups and in a 46-ounce jar.

Choceur chocolates are the perfect snack.

A container of Choceur dark-chocolate-sea-salt caramels and a container of Choceur milk-chocolate-covered almonds.
I can't get enough of the Choceur chocolates. Rachel Garlinghouse

Aldi has its own selection of "fancy" chocolates, perfect for an after-meal snack or to pull out and enjoy after the kids go to bed.

The dark-chocolate-sea-salt caramels are a family favorite.

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