With all of my home time, there has been a lot of experimenting this week with some crafts and recipes. I found a linky to go along with my experiments for the week at 2nd Grade Pad. It is a Make and Take linky. It can be school or home related. Since I am not at school this week, I thought I would post a recipe that I tried out this week.
I live in a house with one gluten-free child and one diabetic low-carb husband. We have to be creative.
I found these "Green Monster Muffins" on The Chic Life. They were really good! But I needed to make them fit our food restrictions. So I changed things up a bit. I used almond meal instead of flour. Got rid of the sugar and decreased the amount of applesauce. I added some more spices to ensure there was some flavor (since I got rid of the sugar).
1 1/2 cups of almond meal (I use Trader Joe's)
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground gloves
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup packed baby spinach (chopped in food processer)
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Get muffin cups ready (about 11 or 12).
Whisk the egg until fluffy. Add the applesauce and whisk until blended.
Then add the oil, vanilla, spinach, and lemon juice. Whisk together.
Pour in all of the dry ingredients and mix until just blended. Pour mixture into muffin cups (about 3/4 full).
Bake for about 14-16 minutes.
This is a teacher blog. So I figure I need to post something related to school. This year I have created some powerpoints that show sight words quickly. The purpose is to get our firsties to see the words and know them automatically. I just made a new one this week. It will be used more next year because they are very easy/common words. We show the powerpoint during transitions on our mimeo. The students can read along with the powerpoint on their own. If you want a copy just click on the photo.