Eat healthy. Eat happy.

We are what we eat. And we all know how important it is to get the right balance of nutrients from our foods. So as long as we know what foods are good for us and learn how to eat them it’s easy to be healthy. It’s also about having great quality ingredients to choose from. Lucky for you, we’ve got a few ideas to help you eat better every day.

 

Putting together a balanced meal 

  • Pick the right carbs

    Carbs are a great source of energy and nutrients and should make up about a third of the food we eat. Go for higher fibre pastas and rice. Try our Slim Well Pasta & Meatballs ready meal.

  • Pack in protein

    Beans, pulses, fish, eggs and meat are great sources of protein and vital for maintaining a healthy body. Aim for 2 portions of fish a week. Choose from salmon, sea bass or cod in Aldi’s fresh fish range.

  • Go for healthy dairy

    We all need calcium to keep our bones strong. Go for lower fat milk, cheese and yoghurt, or dairy alternatives such as soya or Aldi’s Actileaf Almond Milk.

  • Get your 5-a-day

    As well as our fruit and veg range, you can eat well for less with our healthy ready meals. Try our Slim Well Sweet Potato Curry, a mix of sweet potatoes, red peppers and spinach in an aromatic sauce.

  • A super snack attack
  • We just have to share this fantastic recipe for a really healthy and satisfying snack - sweet potato crisps and a delicious smoky lime dip. Packed with good-for-you chickpeas, sweet potato and garlic.
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How to cook healthily

With cooking, small changes can make a big difference. Here are a few tips to get you out of old habits and into new ways to enjoy your food and stay healthy.

 

  • Adding salt might seem like an easy way to add flavour, but too much can lead to raised blood pressure and heart disease. Instead, experiment with herbs and spices to add taste and variety – and look after your heart.

  • A colourful plate of food not only looks appealing but is also likely to have a greater variety of fruits or vegetables, helping you get your 5-a-day and giving you all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients you need.

  • Being organised and planning your meals in advance doesn’t just save you time and money (especially at Aldi!) – it makes you think about what you’ll be eating, so you can make sure you’re getting the right foods.

  • Eat well, SlimWell
  • Eating healthily and cutting calories doesn’t have to be an effort – just pick up our frozen SlimWell meals in store! With delicious dishes such as Smoky BBQ Chicken, Chow Mein and Paella they’re chock-full of flavour with less than 550 calories!

Food, mind and body

The food we eat has a massive impact not just on our physical health, but on our minds as well. Eating the right foods can keep our energy levels up, kick start your metabolism and give your body and brain the fuel to function all day long.

Feed your brain

Like any other organ in your body, your brain uses energy – about 20% of the calories we eat – so it needs a good source of fuel as well as nutrients like Omega-3 fatty acids to build and repair brain cells. Good brain foods? Oily fish, berries and dark chocolate!

Food for fitness

Fuelling your body with the right food will help you get the most out of your sport and fitness activities. You’ll need food for energy, with carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes and pasta, and proteins to help build muscles – dairy, fish, eggs and pulses, for example.