The Real Fruit Ninja
Monday, April 16, 2012
I recently discovered a hidden gem in my neighborhood - Aldi. I had passed this store many a day travelling to Wally World, Kroger, and other grocers to shop. While browsing store ads online, my jaws literally dropped at the site of the produce prices in Aldi. I mean, we sometimes get stuck in the mindset that it takes mucho dinero to eat healthy, when in fact, it can be done on a tight budget if you take the time to shop around. Last week, I went in and racked up. I bought fresh pineapples and cantaloupes at 99cents each. I bought a bags of navel oranges and cartons of strawberries for 1.49 each. I bought bags of pears for 1.19 each, mangos for 49cents each, and bags of kiwi(5) for 89cents each. With prices like these, yours truly became a real "Fruit Ninja" last night. I chopped pineapples, hulled strawberries, and sliced kiwis to place in the freezer for later use in smoothies and other recipes. I will be slicing cantaloupes tonight for consumption all week. I also plan to dice mangos tonight to stir in my yogurt. I tossed an orange and pear in my bag for my at work snacks today. When it's affordable and easy, I tend to make the right choice. This week I see they have red, orange, and yellow peppers on sale. This week I may become "Veggie Ninja."