10 Tasty & Healthy Back to School Recipes from ALDI

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10 Tasty & Healthy Back to School Recipes from ALDI

Summer is winding down fast! Get ready for the new season with these tasty and healthy ALDI back to school recipes!

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Hi everyone!

I had the best time last Thursday going back to Charlotte to visit WCNC’s Charlotte Today show. I took with me a spread of some of my favorite ALDI back to school essentials including some new and EASY recipes that you’ve got to try — kids or not!

ALDI has healthy, high quality and affordable essentials to help us all shift from carefree summer days to the more hectic and structured school and fall season. It might feel daunting to start the process of putting together better-for-you lunches and snacks, but ALDI helps make it easy with their exclusive brands — which make up 90 percent of their products. They are all free from certified synthetic colors, added trans fats and MSG. When shopping, I keep my eye out for the SimplyNature, liveGfree, Specially Selected and Never Any! lines… but you can’t go wrong with any of them.

PLUS, for those of us who are vegetarians, or just like to eat plant-based meals sometimes, ALDI is expanding their vegetarian and vegan product line, Earth Grown! They now feature foods like veggie burgers, chickenless tenders, and meatless meatballs! The Black Bean and Veggie Burger was awarded the 2017 Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) Seal of Approval.

I’m going to share the ALDI back to school recipes I put together below, but make sure to watch me in action here…

These segments are so much fun to put together. I love spreading the word on how you can save money on everything from fresh produce and organics, hormone and RbST-free dairy, gluten free foods, antibiotic-free meats and favorite bakery items at ALDI. Their fresh food choices are plentiful, high quality and include veggies like citrus, broccoli, kale, and spinach! If you’ve never been before, you will be shocked at how low your bill is when you walk out.

It’s hard to believe in just a few short years I’ll be preparing all these school lunches myself, so it was fabulous to get a jumpstart on ideas. But even if you don’t have kids these ideas are great meal and snack options for the busy fall months ahead. Here are a few recipe ideas from my segment plus a few more ALDI Back-to-School friendly recipes from the Running in a Skirt files.


10 ALDI Back to School Recipes

California Kid Wrap

This tasty wrap comes together in a flash thanks to the liveGfree gluten free wrap from ALDI. In fact, the entire ALDI-exclusive liveGfree gluten free brand recently earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal, a symbol of quality assurance and consumer protection that is considered the gold standard in helping guide shoppers. The liveGfree line features nearly 50 gluten free products, including delicious gluten free pretzels, brown rice crisps, pasta, and bread, like these gluten free wraps.

I also made the wrap with NeverAny! chicken strips. The NeverAny! line is free of antibiotics, hormones and fed a vegetarian diet.  More than 20 ALDI-exclusive Never Any! meats have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval as well. All meats in the Never Any! line are certified by the USDA as raised antibiotic-free, with no added hormones or steroids, and no animal byproducts (vegetarian fed). Get the recipe HERE!

To easily make this vegetarian wrap, try subbing with the Earth Grown Black Bean and Veggie Burger.


Mix & Match Pasta Salad

If you have some picky members of your family this Mix & Match Pasta Salad is perfect for a fast meal.  It’s the perfect option for ALDI back to school recipes.

I used lots of fresh veggies, Happy Farms cheese <—ALDI has THE BEST cheese at affordable prices! and more NeverAny! meats.

You can make this vegetarian by adding more veggies and leaving off the meat. Get the recipe HERE!

Fruit Salad Kebabs

If you are trying to make fruit more fun, try these fruit salad kebabs. They are perfectly portable and great for lunches or snacks.  Another great idea from the ALDI back to school recipes.ALDI BAck to School recipes

There is so much to love about the gorgeous fruit selection at ALDI. Get this delicious recipe HERE.


PB & J Oatmeal Bar

Kids and adults will both LOVE these PB & J Oatmeal Bars!

I made them with SimplyNature Organic Coconut Oil, SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey, SimplyNature Organic Cinnamon and Fit & Active Sugar-Free Strawberry Preserves.

These bars are fun to make and eat. Get the recipe HERE.

Other Running in a Skirt ALDI Back to School Recipes…

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Don’t forget to visit aldi.us to take advantage of additional better-for-you and clean recipes so you can make fresh food at home. For more fun information and tips, “Like” ALDI USA on Facebook and follow @ALDIUSA on Instagram and @ALDIUSA Twitter. If you do share these recipes or anything about ALDI that you love make sure to use the hashtag #ALDIlove.

If you are just starting out shopping at ALDI check out my 20 Must Buy Healthy Finds at ALDI!


Your turn!

Are you ready for fall and/or back to school?

What’s your favorite ALDI find?


I’m linking up with Meatless Monday & Meatless Monday.
By | 2020-05-28T22:24:37-04:00 August 13th, 2018|All Vegetarian, Food, Recipe Roundup|27 Comments


  1. […] daunting to us.  On Thursday night we actually decided NOT to go because I was exhausted from my ALDI job earlier in the day (I’ll have that segment for y’all on Friday!) and the thought of […]

  2. Easter babe August 16, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

    What a great opportunity with Charlotte Today Show! I see a lot of tasty recipe’s I need to try. ALDI just re-did our store and I waited to see what all they’ve done.

  3. Jessica Levinson August 15, 2018 at 2:48 pm - Reply

    What a great segment! Love all the wonderful selections available at ALDI!

  4. Tami August 14, 2018 at 5:20 pm - Reply

    It’s difficult to provide healthy meals to a picky family. I am going to make some of these with high hopes the family will want more of it.

  5. Rachel August 14, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    These are great lunch ideas! I go to war with people about Aldi, lol. People who haven’t shopped there or have only spent a few minutes browsing are missing about because there are so many amazing products, and it’s so cheap!

  6. Courtney August 14, 2018 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Ooooo so many great lunch ideas! I’m a big Aldi shopper so I will definitely be trying a few of these ideas!

  7. [email protected] August 14, 2018 at 9:49 am - Reply

    Those television skits look so much fun to do. Aldi has some tasty options, and even better they always have great prices.

  8. Kaleigh @ Lively Table August 14, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

    ALDI has some really great healthy products! I’m loving those fruit salad kabobs! So fun for kids!

  9. brianne August 14, 2018 at 8:02 am - Reply

    These are great ideas for back to school. I am always looking for more inspiration come back to school time!

  10. Farrah August 13, 2018 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    I love ALDI, especially for great deals on produce!! I’m definitely liking the sound of these recipes–especially those fruit kebabs! :]!

  11. Scott August 13, 2018 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Our Aldi just remodeled! Haven’t been in there yet since the re-do, it’s been too crowded!

  12. Wendy August 13, 2018 at 8:48 pm - Reply

    Your kids are going to be eating the healthiest snacks! I actually had no idea that ALDI had so many healthy choices. I’ll have to check it out!

  13. Joline August 13, 2018 at 8:25 pm - Reply

    Summer flew by so fast! I would love to try those PB & J Oatmeal Bars. Yum!

  14. Emily @Sinful Nutrition August 13, 2018 at 5:52 pm - Reply

    Those veggie burgers sound awesome! SO wish I had an ALDI close to me!

  15. Kelly August 13, 2018 at 5:40 pm - Reply

    What a fun time. Love all the healthy options and meal ideas.

  16. [email protected] August 13, 2018 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    I love Aldi and your back to school recipes all look great Julie! Well done

  17. Lori Bosworth August 13, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    I had never heard of Aldi foods before, but their vegetarian selections look great. I also like your PR & J oatmeal bar recipe!

  18. Abbey Sharp August 13, 2018 at 3:28 pm - Reply

    I can’t believe it’s back to school already! Love these options!

  19. Deborah Brooks August 13, 2018 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    wow what great ideas for healthy eats! I actually prefer to have a schedule makes things easier for me

  20. Mikki August 13, 2018 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Great job! Another great haul at Aldi’s! And congrats on the Tv appearance.
    Aldi’s really seems to be stepping up the game on good foods.

  21. Neely Moldovan August 13, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Aldi really has sone great finds. Ive only been a few times

  22. Alisa Fleming August 13, 2018 at 11:15 am - Reply

    This adult would definitely love those oatmeal bars! And I tell you, as soon as I’m near an ALDI, I’m in. We’ve never lived near one, but will be traveling some more soon, and I foresee an ALDI in my future. I love that they have so many dairy-free products!

  23. Lisa Ballantyne August 13, 2018 at 10:03 am - Reply

    We don’t have an ALDI in Haywood County, sigh! But that pasta salad looks mighty fine!

  24. Heather August 13, 2018 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Looks like a need to make an Aldi run! I love dropping in for their snacks but I see some more things I need to try!

  25. My Teen Guide August 13, 2018 at 8:59 am - Reply

    These are all healthy and delicious back to school recipes! They’d also make great snacks for our weekend family movie and game nights. I will share this post with my friends and family too.

  26. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real August 13, 2018 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Those black bean burgers really caught my eye! I love a good chipotle flavor so I’ll have to see if my local Aldi has this item in stock.

  27. Beth Ann Chiles August 13, 2018 at 7:03 am - Reply

    Oh goodness —what wonderful and colorful recipes! I love them all and even with no kids going back to school I can still see making all of these. Thanks so much!

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