SparkPeople Save-A-Lot and Aldi's Shopping Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18583 Shopping for healthy choices at Save-A-Lot and/or Aldi's can be a challenge. This SparkTeam is about sharing items or recipes primarily found in these stores. Join here and spread your findings! SparkPeople Save-A-Lot and Aldi's Shopping Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18583 A - Z ... Things I am Thankful for http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x59768923 Less than 2 weeks until Thanksgiving Day ...time to review and increase the Gratitude <BR> <BR> - A - Antacid... <em>2</em> Slept better the rest of the night! Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:20:23 EST When do you complain the most? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x59176166 Discussion questions: When do you complain the most? Why do we complain? <BR> <BR> How do you feel when you complain? How do you feel when others around you C. <BR> <BR> What is accomplished when you complain? <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 12:28:36 EST A - Z ....Safe driving tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x58761392 August 3-9 is <em>227</em> on Red awareness..... So, how about A - Z safe driving tips? <BR> <BR> - A - Always wear your seat belt Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:19:37 EST Hello from SW Missouri folks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x58596002 Hi Springfield Sparkers <em>252</em> My name is Sandra, I'm 52 years old, recently divorced after 30 yrs of marriage and I was born and raised in the Springfield (north side of town) and graduated from Hillcrest High School and Drury College. My two grown children are my inspiration, my daughter is 23 and an artist and my son is 21 and going to be a senior in college working toward a Music Education Degree program. My professional career was as a Human Resources Manager and business owner... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 00:45:41 EST Thank you for making this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x57980288 I recently joined SP and have been looking for some groups to join. When I saw this group, I got a big smile on my face <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'll be reading posts today and looking forward to getting to know you. <BR> <BR> Wishing everyone a happy and safe weekend. Sat, 24 May 2014 07:49:54 EST World Water Day ... A to Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x57220549 March 22 is World Water Day....Appreciate your water. <BR> <BR> And make a game of it! I use water for: - A - Afternoon lemonade <em>274</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 12:46:18 EST Never could'a raised 6 kids without my ALDI store http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x56784793 Pleased to find this Team! <em>213</em> Kids are all grown now and it is only Ma & Pa and the dog now. But I have used Aldi so long that I can't stand to pay 'regular' grocery store prices...so still visit My ALDI store <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:36:30 EST New to forum! Nina from Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x56441546 I'm not only new to the forum, but just discovered a Sav-A-Lot near me! Already loving Aldi's! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:07:38 EST Yes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x56441514 Yes Mon, 20 Jan 2014 13:05:12 EST I'm jazzed about getting my Spark Points Tracker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x56414711 <em>334</em> Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:13:59 EST New to this forum http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x56313368 Hi! I've been shopping at Aldi for more than 22 years. Don't care for the canned green beans,(stems), but I love everything else. Plus, since they've aded fit-n-active, it's even better! Looking forward to this group! Thanks for letting me join! Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:26:36 EST New to Eating Healthy on a Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x53153011 Hi All <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie and I am happily married with 2 little ones ages 4 and 6. I am also a stay-at-home mom so we have one income. I am looking for ideas and tips to be able t eat healthy and lose weight on a budget. I try but never seem to get it right and with my husband recently diagnosed with high blood pressure we both need to lose weight and eat lower sodium. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 14:05:19 EST budget of <75 dollars for 2 weeks at Aldi's? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x52152204 Paycheck was short so i have me hubby and our 2 year old to feed for 2 weeks on less than 75 dollars. (I need diapers, formula, and toilet paper from walmart) i just checked their sale ad and noticed everything on sale is pasta and chinese food. Neither of which are low calorie. I am trying to go as cheap as possible for as healthy as possible. Suggestions?! Sat, 16 Feb 2013 17:47:42 EST Hi-I'm new! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x51662275 Hi there! I just love Aldi! Glad to have found this group. I am eager to loose 50 pounds give or take a few! I enjoy homeschooling and our tiny farm. Hope to get to know new friends! Tue, 15 Jan 2013 20:14:56 EST How to make your lettuce last longer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3760x18583x50062345 We are all trying to make the best out of our food budgets so please check out this video and yes I do this and it works!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.salad-in-a-jar.com/family-recipe<BR>s/how-to-vacuum-pack-salad-in-a-jar-fo<BR>r-less-than-6-plus-a-video </link> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 23:59:23 EST One goal for today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x47806719 <BR> I'm going to pull some weeds Sat, 28 Apr 2012 11:59:01 EST Gluten free items http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3760x18583x46178958 It's been a while since I've been to Aldi's and I haven't been in Save-A-Lot but do either place have gluten free store brand items? Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:21:55 EST Newbie from Kansas City http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x45897272 Hi! <BR> <BR> My name is Stephanie. I'm excited to have stumbled on this team. I'm not only commited to getting my body healthy but also getting my family's finances in order. <BR> <BR> I'm excited to get to know you all and share ideas! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 10:05:39 EST reviews. .anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x45835628 Has anyone tried the new yoga, pilates, and kettle ball DVDs that are in Aldi stores this week? If so, what did you think? <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2012 08:51:04 EST Hello from Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x45797699 My name is Lenella, and I have been on SP for just over a weak. I am a mother of 4, and grandmother of 7. The girl in the pic with me is Sugar, my Blue Pitt Bull Terrier. <BR> <BR> I love shopping at Aldi because of their produce and their meat. There are a lot of healthy items at Aldi. And I walk away from there with money in my pocket. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know the people in this forum. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:06:05 EST Food Quality??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x44679121 Due to recent job situation, I am trying to find more ways to save. I normally would shop at Acme or Wegmans out of convenience and quality of food. <BR> I did go shopping the other day at Bottom Dollar Foods and was disappointed…Their meats were expensive and had a lot of fat in them. Acme is same price with less fat. <BR> I just simply noticed that some of their boxed foods like mac n cheese, hamburger helper were decent price, and they had canned goods there, but I am questioning the ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:52:10 EST Thank you and woo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x44057992 You can post thank you and woo woo etc. here Tue, 13 Sep 2011 08:38:16 EST basics at Aldi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x43363597 I am interested in knowing what some of your basic items are at Aldi's. Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:30:30 EST I'm new to this team now what do I do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x43354759 I have read other spark team pages but never really found out what to do when I join a team. I am excited about this one thou because I do like shopping at Aldi. I would like to shop there more. I tend to go to other shopping places for the convenience. Would someone please guide me on what to do now that I joined the team? Do you all just look at posts ever day or what? :) Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:26:41 EST did you huddled with your team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x41458813 please check when you huddle Tue, 26 Apr 2011 18:05:36 EST ANDES mint baking chips? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x38462954 Anyone seen the baking chips at their local Aldi? <BR> I have a great mint fudge (not layered) recipe to share IF I CAN FIND THEM. <BR> -d Mon, 13 Dec 2010 22:26:27 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x32514234 Hi I'm new to the team. I am from Indiana. I love Aldi's...especially the produce and Fit & Active brand. <BR> Have a great week!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:24:51 EST Grapefruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x31584876 Grapefruit is in season right now, meaning that it's not bitter at this time of year. Aldi's has the best price that I have found by far, making it very cost effective to have a grapefruit a day. Mon, 1 Feb 2010 02:27:26 EST Hello From Ohio http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x31343660 Hi! My name is Melanie and I love Aldi's. I'll also be moving to within walking distance of Save a lot. My husband and I just bought a new house and I've decided it's time to get serious and maybe end up skinny for once in my life. It's gonna be a long journey into my new healthier lifestyle, and I'm sure I'll need your support along the way. I'm really impressed with the versatility of this website. Sat, 23 Jan 2010 13:02:25 EST Hello from NJ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x30447694 I love both Save-A-Lot and Aldi's. In fact I live near both! I plan on shopping at Aldi's in the next couple of weeks, a big stock up order so i am here for the tips! Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:28:04 EST Salsa Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3760x18583x29653354 1/2 bag of chicken tenders <BR> 1/2 bottle of salsa <BR> <BR> Mix together and throw it into the crock pot on low until down. <BR> <BR> I'm going to add some rice and Mexican corn. Tue, 10 Nov 2009 12:57:09 EST Hi from Chi-Town http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x29601985 Hi Everyone! I guess I should introduce myself. I'm Melisa, married for 3 yrs, and have 3 teeanagers. I'm live in the SW Burb for Chicago. I'm always looking for new friends. <em>30</em> Sun, 8 Nov 2009 10:18:39 EST Hi, I'm Susan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x29238548 I love ALDI! I'm glad to have found the group:) Thu, 22 Oct 2009 10:51:11 EST Do you reinvent comfort foods and meals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x27951005 Does anyone reinvent comfort foods and meals using items from Save-A-Lot and Aldi's to where they're healtier for you? I do because my dad is on a low fat and low sodium diet and I try to limit his sodium and fat intake. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 16:38:29 EST 5lbs of Salad Mix for under $5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x27478757 When you're losing weight, or anytime really, you're a salad eater. It's an expensive thing to get if you don't know where to go. Save-A-Lot has good deals on salad mix, but they tend to be expensive. I found the perfect deal at GFS (Gordon's Food Service). It's a 5lb bag of Salad Mix, meant for banquets or school lunches, and it's only $4.99. <BR> <BR> My wife and I have been eating it like crazy, it's a good mix of carrot, lettuce, radish and I think a little bit of purple cabbage. An... Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:58:05 EST We Need to Refresh this Discussion Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x27478439 Not a lot of conversation is going on as of late, so I am wondering what we could do to re-energize the conversation around here? <BR> <BR> Ideas, suggestions, new topics, anything, please let me know! <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Chris Tue, 4 Aug 2009 16:43:14 EST *MOVED* 5lbs of Salad Mix for under $6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x27317680 This post was moved to the Healthy Finds forum. Tue, 28 Jul 2009 19:06:39 EST Your Team Leader is Back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x27070732 First, I have to say how excited I am that the team I created has 130+ members. Secondly I am sorry for not being apart of this team last year. I was embarassed about my weight issue and just was being selfish. <BR> <BR> After I hit 30 I really started to worry about my declining health. With the help of my wife and my family I am back. I can't live until I am 90 eating Wendy's. I have a personal trainer who kicks my butt 3x a week but I am trying to put more exercise into my week, ho... Fri, 17 Jul 2009 17:35:47 EST Hi. I am Dynasu and from NWI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x26622622 I love to cook and try new recipes, but it is becoming more difficult to try these recipes what with the raising prices. I live in Northwest Indiana and work at a law office. Sun, 28 Jun 2009 00:57:45 EST Hi I'm Carol http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x26474858 Was so happy to see a sparks team who shopped at Aldi because I do too. In fact our Aldi store is building to make a larger store, more shopper-tunities. I loved to see more receipes that can be made by their selections. Glad to join you on this spark adventure. <em>4</em> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 15:06:15 EST hi from germany. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x26206429 when i saw the title of this team i just had to join.i am so used to not knowing the placing they mention here in sp that it was so nice to see a familiar name that i regonise.i don´t always shop at aldi,but i do shop often.my name is karen and i am married with 3 boy´s and i live in germany.look forward to getting to know you all on the threads.talking of shops i have never heard of.save a lot is a new one on me.how do their price´s compare to aldi?are they cheaper,dearer or about the same? Wed, 10 Jun 2009 04:42:56 EST Calorie Change-Fit & Active Turkey Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x25733782 Anyone else notice the chance in calories from 190 down to 160? Everything else looks the same. I wonder if its a misprint. <BR> <BR> I think I will go with the old calorie count. Fri, 22 May 2009 09:16:01 EST In addition to Aldi's/S ve-A-Lot http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x25229138 For those members in the Baltimore/Anne Arundel County area, there is a great place to get additional fresh veggies and fruit at a low price. It is the International Market/Super Mercado on Ritchie Hwy where it splits (Ritchie Hwy/Mountain Rd) at Southdale Shopping Center. It is near Marley Mall. It is a combination of Asian and Latino groceries with a small regular grocery store. It took over the building which use to house a Giant. <BR> I started shopping there ~ 3 wks ago and have had fun ... Sun, 3 May 2009 09:19:54 EST Do you compare shop when getting your food? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x24456986 Do you go to different stores before buying your food for the week or for the month and compare prices? And do you also do the same thing for your everyday stuff like light bulbs, shampoo, pain relievers, etc? I do that a lot before buying. I do that a lot no matter what it is. Sun, 5 Apr 2009 17:25:40 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x23458148 Hi, I am new to the team, and very glad to have come across this. I am hoping this team grows and becomes a boomer...lol! I am going to visit often and try to add some great recipes from these stores also. Goodluck to you all! Tue, 3 Mar 2009 21:13:44 EST Honey Mustard Chicken and noodles http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x23282976 FOr this meal I took <BR> <BR> 3 chicken tender strips per person and put it in a pot with 1/2 cup of chicken broth, Fit for Life light poppy seed dressing (about 1/4 cup) 1/4 cup honey and 3 tbsp brown mustard. I simmered these covered until they were fully cooked. It made a nice glaze and gave a lovely flavor <BR> <BR> I did 2 packages of chicken flavored noodle mix as a side and did frozen mixed veggies. <BR> <BR> Everything I used was from Aldi's. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 14:10:02 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x23279737 Hello, My name is Shannon. I do most of my shopping at Aldi's Cause that is all I can afford. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:32:53 EST Hello from Wisconsin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x22973969 I kind of stumbled on this group, and started reading some of the posts. I was very excited, especially in this current economic time. <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I checked out the local Aldi last weekend. The last time I had been in an Aldi was in another town, about 10 years ago. It was not a positive experience. But BOY, are we glad we gave it another try! I'll be we saved 1/3-1/2 off our grocery bill! <BR> <BR> We'll be back. Mon, 16 Feb 2009 21:46:07 EST Good Grief! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x22787080 Do to logistics and cash flow, I had to resort to doing some shopping at the local Stop & Shop...GOOD GRIEF! How expensive and it seems I bought very little. <BR> <BR> Aldi next time for sure! Tue, 10 Feb 2009 18:02:09 EST Minestrone Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x22361487 The ingredients for this recipe are incredibly cheap and it makes 8 servings. The only non-Aldi ingredient (which can be had as a special purchase a couple of times a year though) is the Garbanzo Beans. It does call for no salt added diced tomatoes and tomato sauce, but the recipe is so low sodium (around 250mg/serving) that using regular diced tomatoes and regular tomato sauce is really fine, IMHO. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=507164 </link> Wed, 28 Jan 2009 19:18:10 EST Hi from Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x21871573 Hello! Our family shops at Aldi's a lot! <BR> <BR> I am 35 and I live in Noblesville Indiana. <BR> <BR> I am also a big horror movie officiando. In fact my husband and I have our own pod cast and he also has another pod cast he does with Horror Hound's Bloody Good Horror. Our site is at <link>www.cinemafromage.com </link> You can check out some of our past shows and check out his newest ones with BGH. We haven't started doing our shows for the Midnight Muenster podcast because we n... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 18:48:35 EST hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x21419091 just thot I'd pop in & say hi Sat, 3 Jan 2009 12:56:48 EST Help with sticking to your New Years Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x21416938 Hi Gang, <BR> I found this workbook on the internet while browsing for motivation to help me stick to my resolutions. <BR> Hope it helps someone. <BR> <BR> <link>www.tillcreative.com/resolution.pdf </link> Sat, 3 Jan 2009 11:50:49 EST How are you feeling today, use an emoticon!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x21076785 <em>104</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2008 11:40:04 EST New Member Here Who Shops At Aldi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x20963752 My name is KeAndri, but I prefer to be called "KiKi" (my nickname). I'm 34 years old and I live in Northwest Indiana. I'm originally from Jackson, Mississippi. I am a Chemist for a wastewater treatment plant in Chicago. I have a wonderful husband (Derek), 1 son who is 11(Malik), and a dog named Amy. I am trying to lose 40 pounds by August of next year. I've gained this weight, in one year, due to stress eating caused by my job and difficulties encountered during my trying-to-conceive-another-... Mon, 15 Dec 2008 14:49:51 EST What else besides recycling do you do at home? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x20822611 I'm wondering what else do you do in your home besides recycling that helps the environment? Here we don't have on as many lights like everyone else and we have an energy star computer. Plus we don't have all the TVs on. Plus we don't use any spray cans that often. Especially hairspray. And we don't drive too many times out of town to get a meal. We stay in town even though our town is a shy under 1000. Tue, 9 Dec 2008 17:43:07 EST Do you recycle or throw away containers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x20713116 When you bring home containers that had food in them or any other products from Save-A-Lot and Aldi's, do you recycle or throw away the containers? Or do you reuse the containers in your home? Fri, 5 Dec 2008 10:23:51 EST Save-A-Lot long timer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x20312566 Hi! I live in central KY, and have been going to SaveALot for well over 20 years, back when we would carpool to another county to get to one. We get an Aldi's ad now, but there isnt one very nearby, so when I'm not on the 'high blood pressure' board, I'll check in on the SaveALot one. Tue, 18 Nov 2008 16:16:00 EST new here but not new to Aldi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x20029335 I love Aldi's I love the save a lot in my hometown but the one close to me here I just don't like. But I love Aldi's <BR> <BR> My name is Edy I have 4 children one is my baby brother who I raised 20, my step daughter also 20, and then Edyta 16 mos. and Vincenzo 2 1/2 and my grandson Tyler 7 mos. And a wonderful husband Bob! <BR> Only my 2 youngest live with me! <BR> I look forward to getting to know all of you! Sat, 8 Nov 2008 07:40:44 EST Does anyone have save-a-lot near you? recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3760x18583x19554421 I would love to get recipes & savings from save a lot. <BR> Wed, 22 Oct 2008 10:20:23 EST New frugal shopper http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x19399519 Hi all: I discovered Aldis about a year ago and love shopping there. Aldis is actually the closest grocery store for me (10 minute drive/ 30 minute walk) For things I cannot find at Aldis, I shop generic brands and/ or with coupons at the closest grocery which is a little farther away. <BR> <BR> Glad to find this team! Thu, 16 Oct 2008 17:35:29 EST Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x18495237 Yet another Aldi-friendly recipe from one of my cookbooks. :) <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Sweet & Sour Chicken <BR> <BR> You'll need: <BR> 2-3 lbs chicken thighs (approx. 12 pcs) <BR> 14 oz can pineapple chunks in juice <BR> 3/4 cup onions <BR> 1 1/4 cups bottled sweet & sour sauce <BR> 1/4 cup water (optional) <BR> <BR> Spray stoneware with cooking spray, then layer chicken in bottom. Pour pineapple and juice over chicken, and spread onions over pineapple. Pour sweet & sour sauce over all. If yo... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 12:29:30 EST New Member - Aldi's Fan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x18442610 I am an Aldi's fan. I get the majority of my groceries from there and find that most items are fine to great. My favorites include salmon burgers, chicken burgers, whole wheat bread, grandessa jams, soy milk, canned beans, tomato products, salsa and cottage cheese. I get vegies there too. Sat, 13 Sep 2008 10:12:09 EST Crock Pot Taco Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x18145474 With a small modification, the Crock Pot Taco Soup recipe on SparkRecipes.com can be made with almost all Aldi ingredients! The only thing you'll need from another store is a packet of Ranch Dip seasoning mix, which should cost about 50 cents. Here's the rest of the recipe with a cost breakdown: <BR> <BR> Crock Pot Taco Soup <BR> 1 lb lean ground beef (use $2.29/lb frozen ground beef; drain and rinse after browning) <BR> 1 30 oz can pinto beans (79 cents) <BR> 1 15 oz can red kidney beans ... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 09:28:51 EST New Save=a=lot aholic.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x18008539 hi all. <BR> <BR> just joined this team yesterday. wanted to drop in and say hello. i have been shopping at SAL for years, they have good stuff and are less pricey as the other stores. i have only been to aldis once, guess i need to go try them again. im 33 yrs old married with no kids, i am on this journey to get healthy and get my diabetes under control. look forward to chatting witha all of you. Wed, 27 Aug 2008 12:01:34 EST Frozen Salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17984722 Frozen Salmon at Aldi's.... ohhhhh yummy. <BR> <BR> I put some EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) in a baking dish, thawed salmon in, sprinkled with lemon pepper seasoning... OHHHH so yummy. Baked it per package directions time and degree wise. <BR> <BR> You get 4 salmon steaks for 3.99 I think. <BR> <BR> Mary Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:19:33 EST New from Missouri http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17984048 Hi everyone! I love shopping Aldi's and Save a Lot. I find the quality good and the prices low. I am hoping to learn new ways to cook healthy from my favorite stores Tue, 26 Aug 2008 14:55:27 EST Hi I just joined this team.I love ALDI http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x17841308 Me and hubby shop at ALDI all the time--they have alot of Fit n Active products and some other low fat items.. We usually buy the same things and know exactly where they are.. Their prices have gone up some--but not as much as the regualr grocery stores. We do not have any Save A LOT stores around here in NEPA where i live any more they closed them=But there is a Peice Rite srore about 30 minues away from us that we go to once in a while. <BR> My name is SUSIE smith and i am 46-married with ... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 21:13:47 EST Are there LIDL stores in USA? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x17522434 Hi Team! <BR> <BR> There's a supermarket chain here in Ireland, like Aldi, called Lidl. I'm not sure if you have Lidl stores in the USA, but they're popular here. They're practically IDENTICAL to Aldi - same store layout, very similar foods... <BR> <BR> A woman in Tipperary (it's a long way to...) has started a blog about living on €50 per week. There are some interesting nuggets to be found and some ideas on what to look out for in Lidl (or Aldi). <BR> <BR> Hope it helps! <BR> <BR> <li... Sat, 9 Aug 2008 13:09:39 EST NEW NEW AND NEW !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17522082 I started SP in Feb. so not so new but finally figured ALDI's out this week! I really need to keep going there! so affordable! and tons of healthy treats! <BR> And thanks to all the users who use aldi.. I have found all the Aldi brand "fit and Active" on user entered foods and haven't had to plug any in by hand! THANKS! Sat, 9 Aug 2008 12:58:33 EST Aldi's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17468121 Howdy all from Balmy SW Michigan!! <BR> <BR> This is the second team I've joined. My family does a lot of shopping at Aldi's. I think this site will be a big help!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Aug 2008 16:18:44 EST What about Freezing fresh fruit & Veggies??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17399961 I Love those Aldi's produce Has anyone had any success with freezing lil of this and that! <BR> <BR> I'd like to freeze cantilope, not sure ifn I can. <BR> Anybody got an answer?? <BR> <BR> What other kinds of fresh fruit or veggies have you frozen?? <BR> <BR> I'd like to get ideas ... TY <BR> <BR> <BR> Nancy <em>289</em> <em>267</em> <em>277</em> Tue, 5 Aug 2008 15:49:15 EST Aldi Food Finds and Stats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17203264 What have you found at Aldi that is lean, yummy and affordable? Remember to enter it in the food tracker and share the stats with us. <BR> <BR> Kirkwood Italian Chicken <BR> Kirkwood Grilled Chicken Strips <BR> <BR> Those are my two favorite finds of the moment. There are shared for anyone that wants to import. Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:24:46 EST Light Meals for under $10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x17176671 Hi, I got the flyers from Aldi and I thought it was a wonderful idea to post those on here and see how we can transform those into something that's healthier than its original counterparts. <BR> <BR> Week of 7/27 <BR> <BR> Ranch & Ham Pasta Salad ($8.01) <BR> 1/2 lb. Reggano macaroni <BR> 3/4 cup Fit & Active ranch dressing <BR> 1/2 red, yellow and green peppers, seeded and diced <BR> 1/2 lb. Appleton cubed ham <BR> 1 cup Happy Harvest frozen sweet peas, thawed <BR> <BR> Cook pasta in boil... Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:48:17 EST Ice Cream Sandwiches http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x17175241 I had read a very positive review of the Fit & Active Ice cream sandwiches that Aldi carries and decided to give them a try. All I can say is "Yummy!" <BR> <BR> They are 130 calories per sandwich, 1.5 g total fat and even have 2g Fiber and 4g Protein. They are about $3.00 for 6 of them, so not a bad price either. <BR> <BR> They make a great summer ice cream treat without too much guilt. I wish I would have found them earlier this summer! ...kath <em>76</em> Tue, 29 Jul 2008 14:05:34 EST Saw the team Name amd knew I had to join http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x17147879 I do a lot of my shopping at aldi. New to your team so I will tell you a little about me. I am a wife and mother, and Grandma, been on sparkpeople for a while. I am limited to what and now much I can do for I walk with a cane. I have be drinking my water and eating my fruit and veggie, up to 6 a day three of each. Walk 20 min. Each day and strenth for my arms and legs. I also work on staying positive 7/24. and encouraging people every day 2-3 people a day. <BR> Read my page and if you still ... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 19:31:04 EST Juice concentrates going bad? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x16792073 Has anyone else had their juice concentrates taste off? About a year ago I stopped buying Aldi's apple, grape, white grape peach, & white grape raspberry juices because several of them had tasted funny. I still buy Aldi's orange juice concentrate and haven't had any problems with that. Has anyone else had this problem, and is it still happening? I'd be glad to switch back if I can trust the product. I know they have a double guarantee, but it seems like a lot of bother to take advantage ... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 13:21:58 EST Finally Aldi's get reusable bags http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x16769231 Today we went to Aldi's and found a reusable bag for Aldi's. It cost $1.99. It is bigger then the ones you get from Meijer's, Walmart, Target or Spartan stores. My husband and I always use the reusable bags. Saves money you don't have to keep buying paper or plastic bags. When we are done with them we put them back in the car so we don't forget them. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 20:30:53 EST I am glad I am not alone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x16426691 I am so happy to find this page. I am new to spark and when I found this page I was really excited. I shop Aldi's all the time at least once a week. I do my weekly shopping there. I love their fit n' active line. I have found very little that I have not liked form Aldi's. One of my staples is their EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) it is a good price and it is good flavor. I have tried the expensive brands and this is the best I found. I also like the bottle, LOL. <BR> <BR> I am a big barg... Sat, 5 Jul 2008 14:49:17 EST Name Brand, or Generic? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x15791304 Which Items have you found you can easily switch to generic, and which ones are you resistant to change? <BR> <BR> Myself, I have always bought the sub brands on Milk, and "most" dairy, except for my cheese. <BR> <BR> (I worked for Pevely Dairy, and i know for a fact that the milk is all the same, the only thing we changed was the labels, same for cottage cheeses and sour creams) <BR> <BR> Can goods, always generic. But most cleaning supplies, i stick with name brands. Like dish soaps a... Fri, 13 Jun 2008 19:06:46 EST i'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x15755001 hey i'm back Thu, 12 Jun 2008 16:54:26 EST hey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x15494885 i love aldi Tue, 3 Jun 2008 18:53:57 EST NEW ALDI SHOPPER http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x15477113 HI ALL, <BR> MY NAME IS STEPHANIE.I'M 40,HAPPILY MARRIED WITH A 15 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER.I REALLY COULD USE HELP ON HOW TO SHOP HEALTHY AT ALDI.I LIKE TO SHOP THERE AND SAVE MONEY BUT I DO STRUGGLE WITH SHOPPING HEALTHY THERE. <BR> BE BLESSED, <BR> STEPHANIE Tue, 3 Jun 2008 09:14:27 EST New to the team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x14950234 Hi i am sarahsmith5 i joined your team on an invite from alaskan .Thank you alaskan. I am 52 years old i started spark in Jan 1,2008 and i started at 235 am now 216 so i have done well.I met alot of people on the boards here that are so very nice thanks to all for all there help.Glad to be here. Thu, 15 May 2008 14:28:24 EST Hey where's everybody from!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x14779875 I'm origanaly from Tonawanda, NY a suburb of Buffalo, Have lived in the Finger Lakes region NY for the Last 6 years. I am in a little horse & buggy valley town called Dundee, population about 3,000 I am half way between Rochester and Syracuse. <BR> Awesomely Beautiful area right on Seneca Lake, allot of summer tourism and vacationeers boaters. <BR> Mennonites, Amish, Farmers. <BR> Nancy <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Fri, 9 May 2008 08:02:39 EST I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x14721534 I am Magonolia, I'm new to this still trying to find my way around! LOL! I shop mostly at save a lot. Wed, 7 May 2008 10:28:17 EST Hi Im new to this team but not new to SP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x14687380 Wonderful, Aldi's and Save-a-lot are great stores can surely get some good deals, I'm actuslly a sales paper shopper, I watch for the best sales and being the stores are all in basically the same areas I make a list of which sales are at which stores and I go to town so to speak, My DH says my middle name is fruggle!! hehe, Well with the costs of everything else we have to be. <BR> I especially like their lg. selection & produce prices Also price on 12 grain & whole wheat breads far beat any... Tue, 6 May 2008 09:22:07 EST ~Hello All~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x14511840 Hi, <BR> I'm a Lady who Just started on Counting Calories, I was on Weight Watchers. I have Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue!Please Check out my sparkpage to get more info. <em>252</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2008 13:09:12 EST Tortilla Lasagna Recipe w/ 4/27 Special Purchases http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x14418434 Hey to my fellow Aldi shoppers! I found an awesome recipe that uses this week's special purchase items (black beans and Mexican style corn) along with some items that are stocked all year, so I just thought I'd share in case anyone else would like to make it! <BR> <BR> Tortilla Lasagna <BR> <BR> 7 oz package boxed Spanish rice mix <BR> 11 oz can whole kernel corn with sweet peppers <BR> 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes <BR> 2 15 oz cans black beans <BR> 10 6-inch corn tortillas <BR> 1 1/2 cups s... Sun, 27 Apr 2008 19:08:04 EST Cut Grocery Bill in 1/2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x13736475 Ok gals and guys, I went to Save-A-Lot today and cut my grocery bill in 1/2, literally! I had been going only to Giant Eagle, out of pure laziness to go anywhere else, and my bill was $80 to $100 everytime for the small bit of groceries I would get. I got everything on my list except 3 items at SAL and still spent only $45! My husband fussed about non name brand items but I told him in this day and age of high priced things he needs to suck it up and get used to it. Sat, 5 Apr 2008 19:08:42 EST Vegetabl e-Topped Fish http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x13645271 Here's another easy Aldi-made recipe, courtesy of my Better Homes & Gardens Five Ingredient Cookbook. <BR> <BR> Vegetable-Topped Fish <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> 4 frozen tilapia filets, thawed <BR> 1 cup salsa <BR> 1 zucchini or summer squash, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4" slices <BR> salt and pepper to taste <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> Preheat oven to 450. Rinse fish and pat dry, then lay on nonstick baking sheet or in shallow baking pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 18:49:11 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x13075709 Hi everyone, I'm from Australia and I love shopping at Aldi. <BR> I am pleased to meet all of you Thu, 13 Mar 2008 02:37:31 EST Slow Cooker Cheesy Potato Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x12314668 This is the popular potato soup recipe from SparkRecipes.com, modified using Aldi ingredients, and it made it even more tasty than the original! I recalculated it with a smaller amount of servings, but to make the original recipe's 6 servings, just double it. :) <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=228542 </link> <BR> <BR> Ingredients list: <BR> Celery stalk - $0.99 cents/bunch <BR> Refrigerated diced potatoes with onions - $1.49 for 16 oz <BR> Fit & Acti... Fri, 15 Feb 2008 18:28:07 EST Slow Cooker Spaghetti & Meatballs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=3761x18583x12255890 The recipe I just posted can be gotten entirely at Aldi and makes a great dinner. You can easily double or triple it for a large family and just use a larger Crock Pot. (Since I cook for my husband and I, I entered it as 2 servings.) The turkey meatballs are the Fit & Active brand, and the recipe uses 1/2 serving for each person. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=232121 </link> Wed, 13 Feb 2008 18:31:13 EST What healthy foods do you finds at the stores? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18583x12042672 My biggest issue is trying to find healthy foods at SAL. What do you get? <BR> <BR> Rosie Wed, 6 Feb 2008 19:26:35 EST Hi Team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18583x12009512 hey all my name is Jackie and I am new to Aldi. I have seen the store in my neighborhood for quite a while but never went in. I was on SP one day and saw a post about going there to save money. I decided to check it out and I was pleasantly pleased! The prices were definitely cheaper and the quality was just as good if not better. <BR> <BR> I was a bit thrown off by the 25 cent cart rental fee and fee for bags but it was ok. Can't wait to see what is on sale next week! Tue, 5 Feb 2008 18:54:18 EST