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I will admit, I’ve never been a super big “let’s go out to brunch” fan (read I hate long lines), but I really do love a good brunch. There’s something about the freedom of being able to enjoy savory and sweet (and a mimosa) that brings a fabulous weekend to a close.
While you really can brunch anytime, I can’t think of a better weekend than Mother’s Day to show the women you care about some extra love with a delicious (and nutritious) brunch!
To give you a sneak peek of how I’m brunching this Mother’s Day weekend, I’ve partnered with my tried and true ALDI to show you just how you can have your cake (and eat it too)!
Affordable Brunching- It’s possible with ALDI USA!
First off, let’s start with the beverages because every mom I know deserves a refreshing mimosa (or mocktail) to celebrate the job she does day in and day out!
ALDI has a wide selection of affordable wine (read many under $10) that complement the organic juices they have in stock! Set up a build-your-own (BYO) mimosa bar to let mom have a little fun (and heck, the guests, too)!
I highly recommend adding the premixed Orange Mimosa, Belletti Prosecco and the Journey To… Sparkling French Lemonade to your list right now because whether mom likes hers spiked or all natural, these are great options to have on hand.
Okay, now that we’ve got the mimosa bar stocked, let’s move on to the substance!
The way I look at planning a brunch is actually quite simple. You’ve got to have something to appease the bacon fans, something for the cinnamon roll crowd and then something for the veggie lovers.
While a fan favorite has been my Southwestern Egg White Frittatas, I’m more of a gimme the yolk kinda girl these days (read there’s so much nutrition in that yellow goddess) that I’ve swapped them for the ALDI Test Kitchen Bacon, Spinach and Tomato Mini Quiches.
Make these with or without the crust to satisfy those who may be gluten-free or watching their carbs, too!
Speaking of gluten-free, add a box of the ALDI liveGfree yellow cake mix to your list too so you can whip up these Lemon Blueberry Cake Mix Muffins!
I swear, satisfying your guests’ dietary needs has never been easier (and more affordable) than when you shop at ALDI.
An average gluten-free cake mix easily runs $7 at a local market, but at ALDI, it’s under $3!
Now that we’ve got the protein and carbs covered, I must show you the real highlight of the meal, the Sunsational Salad!
Seriously, nothing screams “I LOVE YOU MOM” more than a simple yet decadent salad. It’s like your serving a gourmet $15 salad from a local farm-to-table restaurant for just under $2 a serving.
Go a step further and jazz it up by offering NeverAny! (free from antibiotics, hormones or animal byproducts) grilled chicken on the side to amp up the protein too. See, the possibilities are endless! Recently, both liveGfree and NeverAny! lines earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, which is considered the gold standard in helping to guide shoppers.
ALDI also has a wide variety of those ALDI Finds that work perfectly to give a little gift to the women in your life, too.
Remember these items are available for a limited time! That and a bottle of wine, I mean come on, you’ll be the favorite in no time!
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