What a nutritionist picks up from Aldi: Susie Burrell

An Australian nutritionist has shared her five favorite foods from the popular discount supermarket, many of which are low in fat and sugar.

Susie Burrell took to Instagram on Monday to ask her followers to snap up her much-loved Aldi finds.

“So it’s been a while since I’ve been to Aldi and you’ve all been asking me for my supermarket recommendations so here’s what I got,” she began.

Her first choice is the brand’s pork meatballs, which are packed in a freezer-safe plastic bag.

“The pork meatballs are amazing … low in fat and no MSG,” she said.

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Susie Burrell (right) took to Instagram on Monday after her followers asked her to snap up her much-loved Aldi finds.

Her first best choice is the brand's pork meatballs, which come in a freezer-safe plastic bag.

FIT's range of frozen meals, which cost Susie $6 each, were the most popular for their range of low-carb options for Aussies trying to watch their waistline.

Her first best choice is the brand’s pork meatballs, which come in a freezer-safe plastic bag.

She's also a big fan of the mussels in tomato and garlic sauce because they're only $3.99 a pack.

Susie also pointed out the benefits of Aldi's prepared tuna meals, which retail for $2 and $3, depending on flavor.

She’s also a big fan of the mussels in tomato and garlic sauce because they’re only $3.99 a pack.

She’s also a big fan of the mussels in tomato and garlic sauce because they’re only $3.99 a pack.

“They are very high in zinc and are a quick and easy meal,” she said.

FIT’s range of frozen meals, which cost Susie $6 each, were the most popular for their range of low-carb options for Aussies trying to watch their waistline.

Susie also pointed out the benefits of Aldi’s prepared tuna meals, which retail for $2 and $3, depending on flavor.

“They’re really high in protein and a convenient on-the-go food,” she revealed.

Finally, to control the caloric dessert, Susie opts for Moser Roth chocolate, which comes in helpful portion-sized packages.

Finally, to control the caloric dessert, Susie opts for Moser Roth chocolate, which comes in helpful portion-sized packages.

Finally, to control the caloric dessert, Susie opts for Moser Roth chocolate, which comes in helpful portion-sized packages.

“They’re amazing – only 140 calories each,” she said.

Susie said her choices were not endorsed by the supermarket and her review was based solely on the ingredient list, price and taste.

“I’ve just started shopping at Aldi, it’s great,” said one of her followers.

“My boys love those shrimp balls so I’m glad they’re on your yes list,” said another.

Earlier, Susie revealed which vegetables Australians should add to their shopping list this winter, which are low in calories and low in price.

Instead of broccoli at $10 a kilo, cauliflower is a much cheaper and healthier substitute, she said, and canned tomatoes can be tastier and more affordable than the fresh variety.

At only $1 to $2 per kilo, carrots are much more nutritious and a versatile vegetable for many dishes, Susie said.

“Carrots are rich in antioxidants and can be eaten as a snack, mixed into soups or smoothies, or roasted, compared to zucchini, which is generally much lower in nutrients,” said Susie.

Cauliflower is $4-$5 at most supermarkets and has the same nutritional value as broccoli.

Related budget vegetable exchange

❌Instead of broccoli for $12 per kilo

✅Buy cauliflower for $4-5 each

❌Instead of fresh tomatoes for $10-14 per kilo

✅ Buy canned tomatoes for 1-2 dollars a can

❌Instead of salad for $6-12 per head

✅ Buy kale for $4-5 a bunch or $1-2 frozen

❌Instead of zucchini for 10-12 USD per kilo

✅Buy carrots for 1-2 USD per kilo

❌Instead of red pepper for 10-12 USD per kilo

✅Buy canned beets for $3 per kilo

“Broccoli is a superfood full of anti-cancer molecules, vitamin C and fibre, but so is cauliflower at half the price,” Susie told FEMAIL.

Cauliflower is also a low-carb rice alternative that can easily be made into a delicious risotto.

With fresh tomatoes costing $10 to $14 a kilo, Susie said canned tomatoes at $1 to $2 a can are a great trade-off.

“Not only are fresh flavorful tomatoes hard to come by, canned tomatoes have been cooked, which means they contain the nutrient lycopene, which is known for its anti-cancer effects, especially in prostate cancer,” she explained.

Susie recommended choosing fresh or frozen kale instead of lettuce.

“Kale is one of the most nutrient-dense greens, with a particularly high concentration of nutrients including vitamin C, beta-carotene and vitamin K, making it a smart daily addition to smoothies, stews or soups,” she said.

At only $1 to $2 per kilo, carrots are much more nutritious and a versatile vegetable for many dishes, Susie said.

“Carrots are a rich source of the antioxidant beta-carotene and can be made as a light snack, mixed into soups or smoothies, or roasted into chips, compared to zucchini, which is generally much lower in nutrients,” she said.

Although red peppers are rich in vitamin C, Susie said the price and quality “varies a lot”.

“Beets, on the other hand, are just as nutritious and have a particularly positive effect on blood pressure, making beet juices and smoothies a smart choice for those with high blood pressure,” she said.

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