Food & Culinary Professionals

ALDI A+ Eats Contest

Introducing ALDI A+ Eats

Preparing tasty weekday meals that are quick, nutritious, budget-friendly and appealing to the whole family is a challenge, especially during the busy back-to-school season. That’s why a supply of go-to recipes and tips for healthy breakfasts, school lunches, after-school snacks and family dinners is priceless for parents. To help take the guesswork out of meal prep for moms and dads, and keep tiny tummies and minds fueled with nutritious eats, ALDI – the nation’s low-price grocery leader* – is kicking off the ALDI A+ Eats recipe contest.

Congratulations to our contest winners!

Grand prize winner:
• Chicken Fiesta Soup: Alexis Weber, RDN

Runners Up:
• Banana Fro-Yo Crunch: Kristen Johnson, RD, ACE
• Spicy Salsa Dinner Burritos: Michele Damon, RDN
• Take Five Pasta: Karen Buch, RDN, LDN


ALDI offers a variety of high-quality products including fresh meat, 70 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables, bakery items and ALDI exclusive brands like SimplyNature, which includes several organic items free of artificial colors, flavors and unnecessary enhancers, and liveGfree® gluten-free products. In fact, shoppers who switch from national brands to ALDI exclusive brands can save up to 50 percent** compared to traditional grocers.

Enter the ALDI A+ Eats Recipe Contest!
To enter, share your best in class recipes that are A+ worthy. Recipes will be judged based on the following criteria and guidelines:
• Creativity – Must be kid-friendly and align with the busy back-to-school season.
• Healthfulness – Entrées not to exceed 500 calories and snacks not to exceed 200 calories.
• Simplicity – All recipes must be under five ingredients, including at least one ALDI product from the SimplyNature or liveGfree® product lines.
• Ease – Preparation time not to exceed 30 minutes (does not include marinating or cooking time).
• Appearance & Taste – Must be delicious and appealing for the whole family.

Today, ALDI operates nearly 1,400 stores across 32 states. To find an ALDI store near you, visit the ALDI Store Locator. ALDI is currently in the midst of a five-year expansion to open 650 new stores across the country, including expanding to Southern California.

Don’t live near an ALDI?
We have you covered! Submit your ALDI product request(s) by completing an online submission form available here by August 13 to join in on the fun.

See the full contest rules here.

Recipes were due August 24th!

Did we mention fun prizes are involved?

• ONE GRAND PRIZE winner will receive an all-expense paid trip and registration to FNCE in 2016, as well as Free Produce for a Year from ALDI.
• THREE RUNNERS-UP will receive a one-year paid membership to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and an ALDI gift basket filled with ALDI products and surprises.

We look forward to your lessons on how to save time in the kitchen this school season with delicious meals that will keep both kids and the whole family happy and well-fed. Contest ends August 24, so let’s get this session started!

*According to a survey of more than 6,000 consumers conducted in March 2014 by Market Force Information.
**Based upon a price comparison of comparable products sold at leading national retail grocery stores.