Wednesday, February 26, 2014

ALDI : Better For You

If you were to ask me what my absolute favorite thing is at ALDI, without hesitation I'd say the quality of their foods. Unprocessed, whole foods are the main focus for my family's meals. I want to know exactly what I'm putting into my body and I want the best.....but I don't want to spend my whole paycheck on it either. ALDI meets all of my goals when it comes to feeding my family. 

At the beginning of the year, I noticed some huge changes at my local ALDI. A whole line of organic items were offered and I was thrilled! The Simply Nature line features organic milk, snacks, broths, sauces, dressings, and even ice cream! For a clean eating nut, you know I'm loving it! ALDI is way ahead of the game. Other companies are just now beginning to remove GMO's from their foods. ALDI is already there without bloggers having to petition, scream, and beg! They know what's important to buyers and they have yet to disappoint. 

ALDI also has lean ground beef....

Made exclusively from top quality sirloin meat. A leaner alternative to other ground beef choices.
  • All-natural, no artificial ingredients, minimally processed
  • No artificial preservatives or dyes
  • Fresh, never frozen
  • USDA inspected

I'm not alone in my ALDI praises. ALDI has been recognized for their pursuit of nutritious food options....

  •  Product of the Year 2014 
  •  Private Label → Store Brands' 2014 Retailer of the Year 
  •  Private Label → Store Brands' Store Brand Achievement Awards 
  •  U.S. Championship Cheese Contest 
  •  Beverage Testing Institute 
  •  Wine Enthusiast Magazine 
  •  Wine Spectator 
  •  International Wine and Spirit Competition 
  •  PTPA Seal of Approval 
  •  Self Magazine Healthy Food Awards 
  •  PLMA's Salute to Excellence Awards™ 

  • Even if you aren't eating 100% clean, ALDI also has a Fit and Active line of products. They have something for everyone no matter how you chose to eat. I've tried several items from their Fit and Active line and I've never been disappointed. I aim to eat clean 80% of the time. When I have a treat, it's usually from the Fit and Active products... The mint ice cream sandwiches are delicious! Sometimes I crave fruit with whipped cream. I only sacrifice 20 calories per serving with the Fit and Active whipped topping! Caleb loves the multigrain waffles. It's a quick, easy breakfast on mornings that we are running behind on time. 

    Last week many of you here and on social networking sites let me know you tried ALDI for the first time! Many of you were in awe of how much money you saved on your grocery bill. For those of you still thinking about trying an ALDI store near you, what are you waiting for? You're obviously not going to waste a lot of money. Many of my friends and family have tried it since I have started writing about my experiences. Every single one of them were satisfied with their trips. 

    I was asked for a quick and easy lunch idea using ALDI foods. 

    I made a quick salad from spinach, cooked white beans, tuna, and organic dressing.

    Eating well doesn't mean slaving in the kitchen for hours every day. It doesn't mean you have to spend tons of money either.

    #eatclean #weightloss #fitmom #budget #recipe

    #eatclean #weightloss #fitmom #budget #recipe

    #eatclean #weightloss #fitmom #budget #recipe


    1. Great post Wendy! I may go this weekend and check it out!

    2. In addition to the lines you mentioned, they have been testing some gluten free items. My daughter (7) and I are gluten free and their products are some of the best that we have tried. And the price is so much less! We do about 65% of our shopping at Aldi and can't believe the amount of money we are able to save.

      1. I'm hoping to learn more about this when I visit their test kitchen.

        I'm thrilled we have one so close. It has drastically cut my grocery budget!

    3. I love Aldi's! I get a lot of my produce from there because their prices are usually so much lower than the other grocery stores. The Greek dressing that you posted is one of my favorites.

      1. I'm addicted to their Greek dressing now! Love it!

        I've found their produce tastes better than even our local farmer's market.

    4. Great post, headed to my local one to check it out :)

    5. Aldi do appear to know what they are doing. More and more they are growing the fan base. Here in the UK more and more people are choosing to shop there. I love their fresh foods they are good and the price is good too - a win win situation

      All the best Jan

    6. I absolutely LOVE Aldi! I enjoy all of their products and prices, we save so much money by shopping there. Visiting through Heart Filled Friday.



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