I think we can all agree on one thing: we’re all really flipping busy. Right? Regardless of how many to-dos are actually on your individual list, I think everyone feels busy almost all the time. And I don’t know about you, but anything I can do to un-busy myself—even just a little bit—is a huge victory in my life. Enter the glorious, beautiful, life-saving world of convenience grocery shopping through my favorite grocery store, Meijer.
I’m proud to be a Meijer Ambassador for this year, and, honestly, if I had a spare two hours to kill, one of my favorite ways to spend that time would be strolling around my beautiful local Meijer store and leisurely shopping. But my schedule rarely lets that happen, so when my to-do list is packed and my fridge is empty—convenience grocery shopping is my saving grace.
Meijer Home Delivery is available through the shopmeijer app. Because we live so far out in the middle of nowhere, Meijer Home Delivery isn’t available to us at our house. However, I have done Home Delivery at my sister’s house in the city, and let me tell you, it was PARTY SAVING!
We had a big family event, and no one wanted to leave the house and fight traffic to get the groceries we needed. I just pulled up the shopmeijer app, we placed an order for exactly what we wanted (right down to how thick we wanted our turkey sliced from the deli and how ripe we wanted our avocados to be), and within about 90 minutes, there was a knock on the door with our perfectly shopped grocery order. The shopper texted me a couple of times while she was shopping to confirm the items I wanted—it was a seamless process that allowed me to spend time hanging out with my family instead of fighting the grocery store crowds.
My favorite part of the whole experience is that you can shop for the same local, in-season produce, natural and organic foods, and pasture-raised and grass-fed meats that Meijer stores are known for carrying. Meijer has always had an impressive selection of natural and organic foods, and the fact that I can just pull up the shopmeijer app and have them delivered to my door? Phew! That certainly makes my life easier.
Of course, it isn’t just grocery store items you can have delivered. Meijer is a one-stop-shop, so when we placed our order for our family party, we had non-grocery items like bandages, washcloths, party decor, and even bags of ice on the list! And it all arrived just like we ordered it (the ice wasn’t even melted, and it was 95° outside—magic).
Have I sold you yet on the awesomeness of Meijer Home Delivery? If so, I have a wonderful deal for you! If you sign up for Meijer Home Delivery (using the shopmeijer app) and use the promo code PD2CC69722, you’ll get a free two-week trial PLUS a $15 credit on your first order.
Might I suggest using that promo code to stock your kitchen for one of those big backyard barbecues you are inevitably throwing this summer? Using Meijer Home Delivery is a great way to get all your party supplies without spending hours in the store.
And speaking of backyard barbecues, let’s talk about this wicked awesome Grilled Chicken and Asparagus Chopped Greek Salad—perfect for serving to a crowd at your 4th of July party, and all the ingredients (most of which are organic and natural) can be delivered right to your door thanks to Meijer Home Delivery. Win!
This salad is packed full of color, crunch, and flavor. You can just see the flavor and nutrition when you look at this chopped Greek salad—talk about eating the rainbow! This beauty uses local, in-season Michigan asparagus from Meijer (they pride themselves on stocking their produce section with fruits and veggies that come from the Midwest first) and tender, pasture-raised organic grilled chicken thighs.
Both the asparagus and chicken are grilled to add a smoky flavor to the salad and then tossed with cukes, tomatoes, red onions, feta, peppers, and a boatload of fresh herbs. The whole thing is then drizzled with a homemade Greek vinaigrette that is so good you’ll want to keep the recipe on hand for all your summer salads. Eat it immediately, or let it marinate in the fridge for a few hours to really get the best flavor (making this the perfect make-ahead summer pitch-in salad).
If you’re plant-based or vegetarian, it’s easy to make this chopped Greek salad work for your diet—just drop the chicken and/or the feta. The dressing is naturally free of animal products if you swap the honey with maple syrup, and it adds so much flavor that you won’t miss the meat! You can add a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas to add some protein.
I kept this salad grain-free, and I think it’s wonderfully filling as a main dish as is, but if you want to bulk it up a bit (and stretch it to feed even more people), add a batch of cooked cavatappi or other small pasta and make the best pasta salad anyone in the world has ever eaten.
Enjoy this chopped Greek salad, and don’t forget to sign up for Meijer Home Delivery (using the shopmeijer app) and use the promo code PD2CC69722 to get a free two-week trial PLUS a $15 credit on your first order. Have fun grocery shopping from your phone!