It's time again to link up with my sweet friend, Tara,
from 4th Grade Frolics
for Monday Made It.
This Monday Made It is about my love affair with food.
I adore food.
I love the way food smells and tastes.
I love the way it makes me feel...full.
What I don't love is the way it makes me look.
Let's face it...muffin tops are not attractive and
I've been rockin' a muffin top this year...gross!
Enough is enough.
I made a decision to make some changes.
As much as it pained me to do it...I hit the grocery store.
Monday Made It #1: Nutribullet Smoothies/Juices
If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen
that I purchased a NutriBullet.
Thank you Veronica from Teaching With Giggles
for the suggestion.
I went on Amazon and cracked up at one of
After readin' it...I HAD to buy one!
I went to Walmart and forked over $89.
Not bad since it was advertised for $99.
You can pick them up at Target or on Amazon also.
I just didn't want to wait two days.
So far...I'm diggin' the Nutri Bullet.
Each time I use it I get to be creative.
It's fast, it's easy and the clean up can't be beat.
This is my version of "green" that I made all by myself.
Spinach, lemon, kiwi, banana.
It was yummy!
I even made hummus in the NutriBullet!
I didn't take a picture because I didn't know
at the time that I would be usin' the Nutribullet as my MMI.
I have even been gettin' up earlier in the mornin' to
make somethin' healthy instead of just stuffin' my face
with whatever I can scrounge up at school.
Monday Made It #2: No-Bake Energy Bites
I first heard about these from
my friend A, at The Babbling Box.
She likes to make these, so I decided I would test it out too.
No Bake? Sign me up!
I tried to embed the pin from Pinterest, but
it's bein' wonky and I couldn't figure it out.
Did Pinterest change somethin'?
You can go to Gimme Some Oven
and find the recipe there.
These are SO good.
I realized after the fact that you were supposed to
grind the flax seeds.
Monday Made It #3: Panfried Kale
My amazin' friend Courtney from Polka Dot Lesson Plans
introduced me to a lot of new food blogs.
Although I have watched The Pioneer Woman's show,
I had never visited her website.
remember I love food...
that means watchin' food shows...
even if I don't love cookin'.
Now I follow The Pioneer Woman on Bloglovin' and
keep up to date on her
I made myself go in that kitchen
and make this!
(Make sure you read this recipe's write-up...funny!)
The more I eat kale, the more I like it.
This took less than 5 minutes, and was yumm-o!
I didn't start any fires in the kitchen...so I'd say
I was successful in there.
I'm worn out though.
I think maybe it's not cookin' that I don't like...
it's definitely the clean up.
I don't think I'll aspire to be a gourmet chef any time soon.
Monday Made It #4: Testin' treats
One more week until we have two weeks of state testin'.
I can do this...I can do this.
If I keep sayin' it long enough...maybe I will believe this.
I have seen some cute ideas on Pinterest
to get the students pumped for this.
I was standin' in Dollar Tree yesterday without the
help of Pinterest and came up with two of
my own ideas for "Dots", "Duds, & "Rings".
I actually impressed myself.
everyone makes cute lil' print-outs
and individual bags for each child, but
I didn't want to be pickin' that stuff up
off the floor each mornin'....I already know that's
where my cute printouts with colored ink would end up.
5th graders see only one thing...candy.
So...no need for me to go fancy schmancy.
I bought a clear bowl at the Dollar Tree to fill
with a different candy for each day of testin'.
I used foam stars from there too to write on.
I know it's not as cute as all the wonderful
things out there, but I think they will
like the concept.
Day 1: Dots
Day 2: Pop Rocks
Day 3: Smarties
Day 4: Milk Duds
Day 5: Blow Pops
Day 6: Ring Pops
Check out last month's Monday Made It to see how
I kept my kids on track before the big "test".
Don't forget to check out the rest of the awesome
Monday Made Its on Tara's blog.
Happy Monday, friends!