BATAVIA, Ill., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Eat your way to a more healthful summer by adding colorful, fresh seasonal produce to everyday meals and outdoor celebrations with help from ALDI. Whether it's yellow seared pineapple on the grill or a bright pink smoothie by the pool, ALDI has all the must-haves for a summer of color at prices up to 50 percent* less than traditional grocers.
"The variety of colors you find in fruits and vegetables comes from the many different nutrients and antioxidants – all of which are extremely important to your health," said Elizabeth Ward, MS, RD. "I shop at ALDI for my produce because they offer top fruits and vegetables each week that are guaranteed fresh and offered at the lowest prices."
With these simple tips and recipes, entertaining with summer's fresh palate of colors has never been easier:
- Healthful Summer Living: Summer meals come to life with colorful ripe berries, tart citrus, sweet corn and much more. In addition to better-for-you brands, ALDI offers fresh and affordable fruits and vegetables to embrace the season, including organic and locally grown produce. The new SimplyNature line of foods offers a variety of organic items that can help you eat better, for less. ALDI style tip: Infuse your water with fresh fruit for a sweet, refreshing taste. Be sure to buy produce that's in season at the peak of freshness.
- A Toast to Summer: Enjoy a refreshing seasonal beverage from ALDI. Bright hues of lemonade squeezed from fresh lemons and sangria topped with apples, oranges and limes can double as centerpieces for backyard gatherings. ALDI style tip: Fill ice cube trays with lemon juice to add to your lemonade – this will help keep it from getting watered down as they melt.
- Fire Up the Grill: Turn up the sizzle with the new ALDI line of fresh USDA Choice meats – the perfect grilling companion to bright fruits and vegetables. ALDI style tip: Fruit on the grill is an easy way to enjoy a light dessert at the end of a meal. Stack pieces of pineapple, banana and apple on a skewer, cook until slight grill marks appear, drizzle with chocolate sauce and enjoy.
- Shades of Southern Flare: Turn your backyard BBQ into a southern fete with checkered tablecloths and the sweet and savory flavor of ALDI meat rubs and traditional side dishes, like sweet corn on the cob, inspired by the Deep South. ALDI style tip: Set the stage for a great buffet table by offering a variety of sauce choices, marinades and spices for everyone to enhance the flavor of their favorite burgers, ribs and steaks.
- Star Spangled Celebration: Show your loyalty for the red, white and blue with a batch of do-it-yourself pie pops or other star spangled treats from ALDI. ALDI style tip: Fill small jars with homemade jam made from ripe, red strawberries to give guests a festive favor to take home.
The ALDI Summer Seasonal catalog is available online at http://www.aldi.us now through August and features a wide variety of seasonal items to help brighten your summer. Healthful recipes from the ALDI Test Kitchen made with summer produce can also be found on the ALDI website and provide lighter options for shoppers to stay fit this season. Each week, ALDI will also offer deals on Special Buy items like the Adventuridge Portable Hammock with Stand and the Crane Pop-Up Sun Shelter to help you kick-back and enjoy the season.
ALDI believes that great quality shouldn't come at a high price; rather, great quality should come with everyday low prices. ALDI stands behind the quality of its exclusive food products with a Double Guarantee. If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product AND refund the purchase price.
About ALDI Inc.
A leader in the grocery retailing industry, ALDI operates nearly 1,300 US stores in 32 states, primarily from Kansas to the East Coast. More than 25 million customers each month save up to 50 percent* on their grocery bills, benefiting from the ALDI simple and streamlined approach to retailing. ALDI sells more than 1,300 of the most frequently purchased grocery and household items, primarily under its exclusive brands, which must meet or exceed the national name brands on taste and quality. ALDI is so confident in the quality of its products, the company offers a Double Guarantee: If for any reason a customer is not 100 percent satisfied with any ALDI food product, ALDI will gladly replace the product and refund the purchase price. ALDI has been named the 2014 Retailer of the Year by Private Label => Store Brands magazine for its strong commitment to value and innovation-focused private brand product development. For more information about ALDI, visit www.aldi.us.
*Based upon data from February 4, 2014; prices and availability at individual stores may vary.
SOURCE ALDI Inc.