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Ridiculous Savings on Healthy Eats … Ridiculous, We Say!

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Let’s play a fun game. It’s titled …
No, really, throw out some numbers. There’s a pound of tilapa there, a jar of Manzanilla olives, chili powder, a ton of raisins, a can of diced tomatoes, a package of whole almonds, a box of organic salad spring mix, a pint of organic grape tomatoes, a lemon, cumin and a bag of slivered almonds. It’s a lot of stuff! (And you’ll see the delicious reason why I chose this stuff here in a second.)
As you might guess from my previous post where I shared my new obsession with ALDI, I got these goodies there. And as a fun experiment, I shopped without paying attention to prices — and just picked up what I needed. Then, when I got to the checkout line, I guessed that this whole big bunch of stuff would cost around $40 or $45. I mean, there’s a lot of good stuff in there (nuts, fish and spices are expensive!), and it seems that pretty much no matter what I pick up at the grocery store anywhere else for a quick trip, it ends up being just under $50. So when I rang this up, and the checker said $25.77, I literally asked her to repeat it. Twenty-five dollars and 77 cents? Really?!
I was shocked. Every single item on that list is crazy affordable. A six-ounce bag of slivered almonds for 2.99? Spices for 99 cents? Organic salad for $2.49? I have died and gone to healthy food heaven. This is truth:
And I used these goodies — a few of my favorite product lines at ALDI are the fresh and organic produce (obviously!) but also USDA Choice Meat, Fit & Active, SimplyNature and Happy Harvest — for an amazing recipe I found on ALDI’s website.
Say hello to my new BFF, Tilapia With Tomato Chutney.
You can get the full Tilapia With Tomato Chutney recipe here, but let me just say that this is a knock-out recipe. It took me just about half an hour to make, and it was so flavorful. The chutney is downright craveable, with its saltiness from the olives and the sweetness from the raisins plus the acid from the lemon and tomato. Put that over some baked fish, and you have something amazing. I even took the healthiness of it up another notch by laying it over some organic greens. More veggies for the win! And my husband couldn’t stop talking about how fantastic it was.
So, just to recap, not only is ALDI bringing it with the amazing prices and quality, but also they have a whole website with TONS of healthy and better-for-you recipes! Check them all out here. I’m totally eyeballing these smoothies as my next ALDI recipe to try …
Stay tuned next week for my next ALDI adventure, and in the meantime, tell me: How close were you to getting the cost of my shopping bag right?! —Jenn

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