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Unprocessed at ALDI

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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)

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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

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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.