Mouth-Watering Summer Recipes

With the kids out of school, I try to take some extra days off in the summer to spend with them and entertain friends and family. I am proud to work with ALDI because they have everything you need to prepare for your sun-filled celebration, including better-for-you appetizers, main dishes, drinks and desserts, all without the premium price tag.


My kids love, love, love anything from the grill!  ALDI has fresh produce and high-quality meats for grilling. In fact, every Wednesday ALDI offers incredible “Weekly Fresh Meat Specials.” When you see this sign, you’ll find extra-low prices on the very best cuts of meat. And ALDI Never Any! meats are free from antibiotics, added hormones and animal byproducts, ensuring the best quality for your family.


I am a lacto-ovo-pesco vegetarian (I eat dairy, eggs, and fish).  No hamburger on the grill for me!  But I love a good veggie burger!  I was so excited when ALDI launched Earth Grown, a vegetarian and vegan product line featuring foods like veggie burgers and vegan shredded cheese. Two of these products, the Black Bean Burger and Veggie Burger, were awarded the 2017 Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval.  If you want to make them yourself, you can find this recipe for Black Bean Spiced Burgers to complete your backyard BBQ.

I love avocado and especially a good guac, so this recipe for Roasted Vegetable Guacamolecaught my eye on the Better-For-You Recipesection of  You can pair it with veggies, chips, or even a variety of gluten-free crackers.  The ALDI-exclusive liveGfreegluten-free brand recently earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, a symbol of quality assurance and consumer protection, so you know they’re good!The liveGfree line features more than 50 gluten-free products, including gluten-free pretzels, brown rice crisps and bread products.

No meal is complete without lots of veggies in my house.  But getting the kids to eat them is sometimes a chore.  We love this Citrus Popping Kale Saladwith kale, mango, cranberries, almonds, goat cheese, and more.

As far as beverages, ALDI has award-winning wines that are significantly less expensive than the national average.  I love iced tea, and this recipe for Fruit-Flavored Iced Green Teais super easy but looks super fancy with the fruity ice cubes made from strawberries and OJ.

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Tara Collingwood
Tara is a nationally recognized expert and spokesperson on nutrition, fitness, and health promotion and is quoted in a variety of media including television, radio, newspapers, magazines, and websites.

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