Easy Summer Dinner Ideas and Recipes with ALDI

ALDI Floating wine glasses

Sponsored by ALDI. Written 100% by me.

Summertime fun is here! After surviving the blistery Midwest winter months, I take full advantage of pool time, sunshiny days, and evenings staying lighter, longer. Tasty and effortless food and drinks are a necessary part of my summertime formula. I want to be outdoors, enjoying quick and simple recipes made with high-quality foods without premium price tags  while fueling my family’s action-packed lifestyle. That’s where ALDI comes in as one of my BFFs.

Every time I walk into ALDI, I am blown away by the low prices and high-quality foods, beverages, and gear. I can always get my ALDI go-tos, like crave worthy hummus, mini bagels and individually portioned crackers for my kids, savory snacks (the Everything pretzel thins—yum), and a variety of economical, in-season organic fresh fruits and vegetables. The other day I picked up a bag of Georgia peaches and USA kiwis—score. Walking through ALDI is less stress, too, since the stores are smaller and easy to navigate—even when I bring my kids. Yay for that.

After an evening tennis match, while hanging around the pool, or when enjoying a home-cooked meal, I love to crack open a bottle of wine or a can of something bubbly, while my husband refreshes with a beer. The beverage selection at ALDI is impressive, like their Sangriana White Sangria, Wicked Grove Hard Cider, and Wild Range IPA—many are under $10, too (and award- winning!). I love how the selection isn’t overwhelming, but includes favorite varieties so you can grab, go, get out, and enjoy summer with family and friends. 

ALDI carries all of the staples you need for your summertime recipes. Here are a few of my favorites that just scream summer:

Chili Lime Fish Tacos with Mango Salsa. Protein-packed and keeps you light on your feet.

Grilled Chicken Rainbow Cobb Salad. I love entrée salads, as long as they have plenty of satisfying protein and a variety of textures, like this one. The Weekly Fresh Meat Specials at ALDI give you extra-low prices on the very best cuts of meat. Keep a lookout.

Dessert Skewers. The kids go crazy over these and the skewers with crisp rice treats are my fave, with the addition of fresh strawberries. Or pick up a couple of the Sundae Shoppe Assorted Variety Low Fat Ice Creams—my kids love the chocolate and my husband and I love peanut butter cup flavor.

To add onto all of this deliciousness, the right gear makes the experience more comfortable and fun. Every week, ALDI introduces new premium food and household products at low prices for a limited time through ALDI Finds. It’s a way to surprise shoppers with trendy products and test new items that may become part of the everyday selection.

ALDI Floating wine glasses

These are some of the latest ALDI Finds that add color, comfort, and joy to your life. Available for a limited time starting this week:

  • Crofton Floating Wine Glass
  • Crofton Double Beverage Dispenser
  • Crofton Acacia Servingware
  • Crofton Glasses with Lid and Straw
  • Cook House Craft Beer BBQ Sauces
  • Beach Bag with Swim Pouch

Hurry on over to your local ALDI. Get in, get out, and have an awesome summer!

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