Healthy Holiday Party Planning 101- How to save BIG this season on your grocery bill!
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Friends it’s time we get together and celebrate the joy of 2016.
I can’t think of a better way than inviting all of you into my home and whipping up some tasty and delicious treats.
Are you in?!
Great!!! Now that we’ve settled that, let’s chat about this menu we’re going to have.
As you know from my post here, I’m a HUGE fan of ALDI.
Remember, it’s that hidden gem grocery store that is soon to be popping up in your neck of the woods if it hasn’t already.
Besides the fact you can save nearly 50% off your grocery bill when shopping at ALDI, they have a WIDE selection of specialty holiday items that will blow your socks off.
Seriously, I’m not kidding!
ALDI is dedicated to Make Holidays Happen this year with delicious and affordable products.
ALDI also partnered with Chef and The Chew co-host, Carla Hall to create holiday menu items that are affordable and delicious. They’ve got an arsenal of those recipes here, and if you can hang on two seconds, I’ll show you my favorites below!
It’s obvious the first thing I’d do when you walk into my home is treat you with a delicious glass of bubbly! ALDI has an amazing steal on a bottle of Grandi Mori Valdobbiadene Prosecco that retails for just $9.99.
I highly suggest grabbing a bottle and whipping up their holiday .
Now those appetizers. Though I can promise you Mr. CEO will whip up something cheesy, I’m going to keep it light and simple.
Not only is this dip packed with protein from the Greek yogurt, but it also has TWO veggies inside. Bingo, spinach and peas!! Trust me, just make this happen!
For a little bit of protein, I’m going to shake it up and be very San Diego on you.
How does a shrimp cocktail sound?
DELICIOUS! I know!
This recipe is literally ready in no time flat when you pick up the precooked frozen shrimp at ALDI for $4.69. Pair it with their SimplyNature line of Multigrain Tortilla Chips and you’ve got yourself a nutrient dense mini meal. I do suggest topping it with sliced avocado for some healthy fat too!
Of course I’d have a gourmet cheese tray for you Dad, don’t you worry! ALDI has an AMAZING line called Specially Selected that has a unique variety of upscale crackers, chips and cheese. Paired with their roasted almonds (retailing for just $4.99) and dried apricots (for just $2.59) this cheese board will be the one that goes down in history, mark my words!
To wash down those salty eats, I’d have a bountiful supply of mini sweet treats, including Dark Chocolate Almonds, Peppermint Pretzels and Snowball Cookies. I still can’t believe that all the baking chips are under $1.49 per 16 ounce bag!
Oh shoot! I highly expect all of you to make it and I don’t have enough plates. Phew, good thing I picked up holiday plates at ALDI too, making my experience a one stop shop (and keeping my stress level down!)
I hope you all will join me soon for this Healthy Holiday Party, date TBD. Until then, join me in this holiday spirit and head to your neighborhood ALDI and MAKE HOLIDAYS HAPPEN!
Tell me, what would you whip up if we had ACTUALLY had a Healthy Holiday Party together?!