For this post, we have partnered with ALDI to share one of our favorite pasta recipes using delicious seasonal ingredients.
Shhhhh… can you hear that? Exactly, it’s the sound of silence and I am loving every minute of it. On the heels of one of our busiest holidays yet, I’m not so secretly loving my alone time. Kiddo is back at school, hubs is elbow deep in work, and I’m ready to embrace the whole “new year, new year” thing.
It’s been a grueling 365 days, and it’s finally time for me to shed my skin and treat myself well. I’ve begun a whole new exercise regimen for my body, daily yoga for my mind, switched up my skincare routine, and I’m ready for clean(er) eating for my soul. I’m really looking forward to flavorful dishes with lots of seasonal ingredients. Most of the time eating healthy means steeper grocery bills. Thankfully that’s not the case when shopping at ALDI.
Better My Pasta: Low-Cal Ginger Shrimp with Vegetables
For starters, I’ve made a promise to myself that I would “better my pasta” this year, and create new dishes beyond the typical marinara sauce. I’m going to add different proteins beyond meatballs and feature shrimp, tofu, and chicken as the star of the dish. ALDI model is “back-to-basics” and is laid out in a simple and organized manner. Many times I’ll come up with ideas for menu planning just strolling the aisles and seeing what’s new or inspiring.
ALDI carries everything we love to eat as a family, and everything really tastes great. Especially their pasta. Just wait until you taste the Ginger Shrimp with linguine and vegetables recipe I’ve shared at the end of this post. It’s low-fuss, beyond delicious, and packed with fantastic flavors. Mixing the perfect blend of sweet with savory, the whole family will love it.
I also turn to ALDI because they have listened and acted on feedback from customers. Thanks to our customer feedback, ALDI made a big move to get rid of added MSG, certified synthetic colors and partially hydrogenated oils from ALDI exclusive food brands. Feel-good food is easy to find with clearly marked labels on the front of their packages.
I always keep the ALDI brand pastas on hand. I think they taste much better than Barilla, and I love that it is a fraction of the cost. The SimplyNature linguine I use for this recipe is organic, free off artificial colors, flavors or unnecessary enhancers, and only $1.19. Organic Barilla linguine will run me $2.17. And I can’t get enough of the Specially Selected line of pastas which include gourmet flavors like lemon and spinach Fancy Bow Tie Pastas which run me $2.29 as opposed to Ronzoni which is $4.80 a box. It’s products like these that make me so happy ALDI moved into my neighborhood.
My pantry is also always stocked with ALDI Stonemill seasonings. I cook almost every meal with dry herbs, spices and flavorings, and my husband in particular is a HUGE fan of the different flavor mixed salt grinders. At ALDI we are able to get it for $1.89, while the cost at our local grocery store is $5.79 for McCormick Garlic Sea Salt Grinder. That’s a huge difference in price.
Another go to ALDI item is Simply Nature organic Free Range Low Sodium Chicken Broth. I can’t begin to tell you how happy I am with this item. I’ve become such a fan and I always make sure to have plenty of it on hand. At $1.69, I don’t know what’s better — the price, or the flavor. Compared to Trader Joe’s Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth at $1.99 a carton.
Have you tried ALDI brand groceries yet? If not, I encourage you to take the Try & Tell challenge for yourself. You can thank me later.
ALDI: Try & Tell Giveaway
And now my favorite part! ALDI is giving one lucky reader a chance to win a $200 gift card for all of your grocery shopping needs. You can earn entries by sharing a photo or video of your favorite ALDI Try & Tell experience, sharing your blog post on Twitter, and sharing the giveaway with their friends. The choice is yours.
- 1 box SimplyNature Organic Linguine (or pasta of choice)
- 1/2 cup SimplyNature Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth
- 1 Tbs SimplyNature Organic Vital Balance Oil Blend
- 1 Bag SimplyNature Organic Baby Spinach
- 1 Tbs SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey
- 1 Tbs Stonemill Minced Garlic
- 1 bag Sea Queen Medium Frozen Shrimp
- 1 bag Frozen Edamame
- 1 container Fresh Mushrooms
- Fresh Ginger (to taste)
- 1 Tbs Miso Paste
- 1 Tbs Soy Sauce
- Sesame Seeds for garnish
- Thaw Sea Queen Medium Frozen Shrimp according to package.
- In a bowl, stir 1 Tbs. of SimplyNature Organic Vital Balance oil blend, 2 Tbs. of Stonemill Essentials Minced Garlic, 1 Tbs. of ginger, 1 Tbs. of miso paste, 2 Tbs. of soy sauce and 2 Tbs. of SimplyNature Organic Wildflower Honey. Pour 1/2 over mushrooms and mix together. Refrigerate and let sit for 30.
- Stir about 1/4 of mixture with the shrimp and also refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Bring 5 quarts of lightly salted water to boil. Once at rolling boil, add dry pasta and cook for 8 - 10 minutes until tender. Drain and place to the side.
- Place non-stick pan on burner with medium-high heat. Add edamame and mushroom mix and sauté for 4 minutes. Continue to stir.
- Add thawed Sea Queen Medium Frozen Shrimp to the pan and cook for 2 - 3 minutes until shrimp are warm. Do not overcook.
- Mix in linguine. Adding any remaining sauce, and toss until covered. Serve warm.
- Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
- Made too much? No worries! Grab a head of iceberg lettuce and make delicious wraps the following day for lunch!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ALDI.