It’s no surprise that I love ALDI. Buying most of our weekly food from ALDI helps keep the grocery budget to an acceptable number.
We spend about the same amount on food as rent. Anything I can do, without the stress of couponing and shopping at multiple stores each week to keep food costs down, is a win.
My 8 year old daughter Sadie made the salad. I call her Sadie, Chef du Salade, because she’s the salad master around here. Isn’t it beautiful? All the ingredients came from ALDI. (Except for the olive oil for the vinaigrette. I’m a snob about olive oil.)
It’s made from: organic spring mix, romaine lettuce, strawberries, blueberries, avocados. Vinaigrette is homemade: olive oil, apple cider vinegar, spicy mustard, salt, pepper, honey, mixed herbs.
Yes, those are crayons in the pic. There are always crayons on my table. Always.
I updated it to reflect some of the newer offerings at ALDI, including: steel cut oats, organic canned tomatoes, and KerryGold cheese. Hello? KerryGold cheese, people. That’s cheese made from cows who eat GRASS.
Among my other ALDI favorites: wild caught salmon. Yes, WILD caught. Real maple syrup that’s at least $2 cheaper per bottle than anywhere else. Lifeway kefir. Those fancy-schmancy dishwasher packs that cost a boatload everywhere else. (I find those so convenient. No dishwasher powder spilling everywhere, creating dust.
The picture at the top is a healthy dinner I created from mostly ALDI ingredients: Chickpea Patties with the aforementioned salad. The only thing that came from another store was the chickpeas. (ALDI, if you’re listening, please stock chickpeas.)
I also love the special, non-food items I can pick up at ALDI. For instance, my immersion blender. I don’t know how I lived without this thing before! And recently, a steam mop that works just as well as the last one I owned, that cost double the one from ALDI.
Note: I wasn’t paid a dime from anyone at ALDI to write this post. But hey – I wouldn’t be opposed to the idea. 😉
Check out my ebook about healthy ALDI shopping here.