I am just now jumping onto the Aldi train, but let me tell you I sure am glad I did!
I had been seeing my friends’ posts about it and I was always a little skeptical. To be honest, it seemed like one of the “cheap” grocery stores and I wasn’t sure it would have good, quality stuff.
Boy, was I wrong.
Since the girls have started school, I make one day a week my grocery shopping day. I plan out all of our meals on Sunday and usually do my grocery shopping on Wednesday.
My Aldi obsession all started with this lady. I found this meal plan and made almost everything on it.
I started with the Italian Beef. Then, the Snap Crackle Pop Chicken and then the leftover Italian Beef & Black Bean quesadillas.
Since then, I have moved the majority of my shopping over there and here’s some of my favorite things I have discovered there:
- Seedtastic is my everyday bread, I have one in the fridge and one in the freezer at all times.
- Plain Bagels
- Brownies (I used to make the Raspberry Brownie Bites for Valentine’s Day)
- Oranges (Cuties)
- Romaine lettuce
- Strawberries (Which were LOCAL, btw! Plant City strawberries! What?)
- Caesar salad mix
I saw a video probably back in October for Death by Chocolate Zucchini Bread and thought, that is A LOT of chocolate. Not so sure how healthy it really is.
I had never made a zucchini bread, but any way I can sneak veggies into my kids (and hubby’s) meals, I’m in!
Hubby also just found out he has a fatty liver and has been on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet. Zucchini bread was one of the few things he said he could eat for dessert.
I also had a TON of chicken eggs that needed to be used and I read that breads are a good way to use them up, since most bread recipes call for at least 4 eggs.
HOLY MOLY! This bread is delicious. My kids don’t even notice the zucchini and eat it up for breakfast or we even eat it as dessert! It is SO GOOD.
I am usually SO hesitant about crockpot meals.
To be honest, I’ve not had the best of luck with them.
My meat always comes out dry.
But this recipe.
THE. BEST. CROCKPOT. RECIPE.
I’ve ever made!
It starts with these simple ingredients (I didn’t even have to go to the store to get them!):