Showing posts from June, 2014

Unprocessed at ALDI

For those of you who follow Lisa at 100 Days of Real Food, here are the items I have found at ALDI that qualify as unprocessed. If an item is available as USDA organic, I mark it with a * I love to stick as close to her "rules" as I can but even her budget challenge at $125/wk is WAY more than our current grocery budget, so I cheat a little here and there to make it work. Click on UNPROCESSED for a few of our recipes that are whole/real/clean-food recipes. I will add to this list as I find more!

Produce: Everything! -plus the greens in the fridge cases and some frozen berries and veggies *Bananas $.64/lb
*Baby Kale, Baby Spinach, Spring Greens, and Arugula $2.49/5oz.
*Baby Carrots 16oz.
*Gala Apples 3lb.
*Navel Oranges 4lb. - haven't seen these at my store yet
*Grape Tomatoes 10oz.
*Pineapple Meats: Grass-Fed Ground Beef* $5.89/lb (not local- so stretching this one a bit)
Wild-Caught Salmon (freezer) Freezer: *Blueberries $2.99/10oz. *Strawberries  $2.69/12oz.
*Green Bea…

Frogmore Stew (Shrimp Boil)

We picked this up as family dish when my grandma was living in Florida. The best part is no plates or silverware! With shrimp prices being a little high right now, it's not a budget meal for us, but a delicious special treat and still much more affordable than eating out. If you have a side burner on your grill, this is a great one to do outside. Serves 4, $3.25 per serving 

Ingredients 1 T. salt 1 lemon, quartered 2 quarts of boiling water 1 lb. Kielbasa sausage cut into 1 inch pieces - ALDI carries in regular pork or turkey Kielbasa 4-8 baby red or new potatoes, depending on size. If they are very large, cut in half to reduce cooking time 4 corn on the cob, peeled and halved if desired 1 lb. raw, deveined shrimp (I used medium) Cocktail sauce, spicy mustard, hot sauce, and melted butter for condiments (opt.) Directions 1. Bring a stock pot of water to a boil. Add 1 T. salt and lemon quarters. If you have liquid crab boil or crab boil spice bags, use it - but they don't have…

Blueberry Muffins

Nice and simple muffin recipe and blueberries are a great deal at ALDI right now! These freeze well in bags and then make a nice grab and go breakfast or sack lunch treat. Makes 24 muffins, $.12 per muffin

Ingredients 3 c. Baker's Corner All-Purpose Flour 1 1/2c. Baker's Corner Sugar 1 tsp. Stonemill Essential Salt 1 T. Baker's Corner Baking Powder 2 Goldhen eggs 2/3 c. oil (whatever you like to bake with) 1 c. Friendly Farms Milk 1 pint fresh blueberries
Directions 1. Preheat oven to 400* and grease muffin pan unless using liners.
2. Combine all dry ingredients (flour, sugar, salt, baking powder.)
3. Combine all wet ingredients and then mix into dry with a fork. Batter will be thick but not lumpy.
4. Gently fold in blueberries.
5. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 minutes or until starting to turn golden on the edges.