I partnered with ALDI on this blog post, contest, and TV segment. Leave a comment on your favorite ways to enjoy summer. Tell me about the foods, recipes, and activities you love and why you would LOVE to win this summer contest.
One winner (US only) will receive a $50 ALDI gift card and a signed copy of my book, Body Kindness. Full details at the end of this post.
It’s time to get outside and get cooking plenty tastes of summer, including grill offerings and cool drinks. There’s one place you should visit that will help you cover your bases and sure to please all your guests.
ALDI consistently has the best quality foods at the best prices including fresh produce, organics, and everyday items like olive oil – that can help you save up to 50% compared to other grocery stores.
Watch this clip below, where I share ALDI finds (special offerings that change each week) and some exciting store news for the metro Washington, D.C. area.
A Glorious Appetizer
For easy, make-ahead appetizers, try these Summer Pinwheels made with turkey, ham, arugula, and a delicious cheese spread you make with a little mayo, mustard, and red pepper flakes.
You can even add these to the grill for a few minutes if you wanted to serve them warm! I used the liveGfree Gluten Free wraps so if my guests need to avoid gluten, they can still enjoy these appetizers.
If you are looking to stock up on gluten-free products, ALDI has a whole line of gluten free products from breads to pastas, crackers and cake mixes, just look for the liveGfree line in stores.
Sizzle Zone Steak That Won’t Break the Bank
Of course, my favorite way to cook in the summer is with my grill. These Grilled Chimichurri Steak Sandwiches make the perfect “finger food” and they are full of flavor!
Every Wednesday, ALDI offers incredible Weekly Fresh Meat Specials. When you see the “Weekly Fresh Meat Special” sign, you’ll find extra-low prices on the very best cuts of meat.
This recipe has arugula and apple cider vinegar from the ALDI Simply Nature line, where you can find nearly 200 everyday products that are free from 125 artificial ingredients and are either organic or verified by the NON-GMO project.
Summer Salad for a Crowd
This Fresh Summer Spinach Salad is loaded with spinach, strawberries, and feta with a surprise ingredient. I added toasted waffles for a fun and creative “crunch”.
Your guests will get a delicious twist of sweet and savory and it takes no time to put together.
I recommend adding Simply Nature Spring Mix for a pop of color and nutrition, which is only $3.79 at ALDI, when it’s $5.00 or more at other supermarkets.
That’s up to a 50 percent savings! ALDI is continuing to expand their offering of organic produce and salad mixes so be on the look out for the “organic” seal on the front of packaging.
Refreshing Summer Spritzers
If you don’t know already, ALDI stores offer award-winning wines and world-class beers. Serve up a refreshing spritzer your guests can enjoy with fresh juices and award-winning wines.
This Crisp Summer Spitzer is made with Essenza di Vita Pinot Grigio is an award winner – it got 89 Points, a Silver Medal, Best Buy & Highly Recommended in the World Wine Championship.
Enjoy it chilled on it’s own or make a refreshing spritzer – with or without the alcohol. Let guests mix their own cocktails with sodas and carafes of juices, like Nature’s Nectar 100% Cranberry Juice. Don’t forget to serve with fresh sliced lemons and lime for a refreshing twist.
Berry Patriotic Cupcakes For All
These festive (and gluten-free) Strawberry Cupcakes are fun to make and a crowd pleasing choice that anyone can enjoy.
The cupcakes are made with liveGfree Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix and the frosting comes together for a nice patriotic color.
The frosting is prepared with strawberry preserves giving it a natural color, plus added strawberry flavor. A fresh strawberry on top gives you that taste of summer we all crave.
ALDI is Growing to Help You Save More
ALDI is one of the fastest growing retailers in America and they expect to have 2,000 stores coast to coast by the end of next year. Visit ALDI.us to find a store nearest you and start saving today!
Hello, Summer Contest
Leave a comment on your favorite ways to enjoy summer. Tell me about the foods, recipes, and activities you love and why you would LOVE to win this summer contest.
One winner will be drawn from the blog comments section in this post after midnight Sunday June 11th and notified by e-mail. Once you provide a valid, U.S. mailing address, please allow 7-14 days for the Body Kindness book and $50 ALDI gift card to arrive. Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.