Thursday, September 17, 2015

Healthy Back to School Lunches and Snacks from ALDI

Now that school is back in session, make sure your kids start the day with a nutritious breakfast and leave home with a fresh and healthy lunch.  So skip the sugary and sodium-filled snacks and pack a lunch full of wholesome goodies from ALDI.  

Me shopping at ALDI in Baltimore./ESW
If you haven't heard of ALDI,  its a chain of affordable, quality supermarkets owned by the same parent company as Trader Joe's. And it's just as good, if not better, with many items a fraction of the TJ's price. We shop at ALDI when we visit Mom and Dad in Baltimore, and their SimplyNature Organic Soy Milk ($2.19) is our favorite. So check out at an ALDI near you.

To help you revamp your shopping list and plan healthy, kid-friendly meals and school lunches, here are a few dietician-approved product picks from the ALDI Advisory Council.  

Tara Gidus, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN “My picks are all about products that provide energy and nutrients you need every day for maximum performance physically and mentally.”
  • Fit & Active Egg Whites ($2.59)
  • Bell Peppers*
  • Kirkwood Fresh Chicken Tenderloins*
ALDI offers so many choices and low, low prices./ESW

Sally Kuzemchak, MS, RD “As a mom of two, I understand it can be difficult to find food options that are affordable and nutritious. My picks will not only make you feel good feeding it to your kids but you’ll also feel good about the money you save.”
  • Lunch Buddies Natural Applesauce ($1.49)
  • SimplyNature Organic Frozen Strawberries*
  • SimplyNature Reduced Fat 2% Organic Milk ($2.95)
Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD:  “Family members often have different eating styles, food preferences and nutritional needs. I picked healthy foods that are all about keeping everyone happy and healthy!”
  • L’oven Fresh 100% Whole Wheat Sandwich Skinnys ($1.79)
  • Southern Grove Dry Roasted Peanuts ($2.19)
  • liveGfree Gluten Free Pizza Crust Mix*
Mary Donkersloot, RDN“A great way to save is by choosing foods that are good for you, taste good and are satisfying, and that’s exactly how I chose my favorite picks!”
  • SimplyNature Creamy Almond Butter ($5.99)
  • Southern Grove Walnuts ($7.49)
  • Fit & Active Nonfat Yogurt ($1.89)
Sylvia Klinger, MS, RD, LDN“Switching up flavors helps to keep me inspired in the kitchen, so these picks should do the trick for you too!”
  • Fit & Active Light String Cheese ($2.79)
  • liveGfree Gluten Free Very Berry Granola Crunch ($3.49)
  • Organic Grass Fed Ground Beef ($6.99, 1 lb.)
*See price in store.

2 comments:

  1. Great article Tracy :) An Aldi opened nearby my home. My husband drives past it as he comes from the train each night. He stops a few times a week for yogurt, produce, bread and other items that have become regular purchases for us. He has a hard time bypassing the German chocolate when he walks in! Hope all is well, miss working with you!!! - Kathy Idrissi

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    1. Thanks, Kathy! I miss working with you too : )

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