End of Year Teacher Gifts

Summer is so close, with only two weeks of school left, it’s time to start crafting.  This year’s end of year craft is silhouette designs on clipboards.  Useful, pratical and fun, this teacher gift is designed and crafted by our little ones.

Supplies:

  • Clipboards
  • Paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Stickers, Silhouette or Cricket images
  • Modge Podge (I used a glitter base)

Steps

1.  Have the kids paint the clipboard, coving the entire surface. Allow to dry while working on the next steps.

2.  Have them choose their stickers or silhouette or solid image. Make sure the clipboard are dry and apply the sicker to the surface.

3.  Paint Modge Podge on as a top coat to seal.

4. Sign the back with a letter or name for the teacher.

 

Our Weekly Menu

We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms. Interested to know more about the difference between Trim Healthy Mama and Keto?  THM’s Facebook page did a breakdown to help educate.  

Our Weekly Menu

Monday: Jalapeno Onion Burgers (S) page 178 of the Trim Healthy Mama CookbookTrim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Tuesday: Creamless Creamy Chicken (FP) page 78 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Wednesday: Low Carb Crustless Taco Pie (S) from Simply So Healthy

Thursday: Spaghetti with low carb noodles or zucchini zoodles (E or FP)

Friday: with THM Crescent Rolls (S) Low Carb Sausage and Cream Cheese Crescentsfrom My Fling with Food  (S) as the pizza crust.  The quest for the perfect Trim Healthy Mama  pizza crust continues.

Saturday:Hot Dogs with Zucchini Fries (S)

Sunday: Blackberry Pancakes, Breakfast for Dinner (E) * See recipe below.

For my Sweet Tooth: 

Skinny Peppermint Patties  page 380 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Sticky Buns(S) These look Amazing! I can’t wait to make them tomorrow!

Coconut Macaroons (S) Three Ingredients but so yummy, I’m excited to try this recipe.

Blackberry Pancakes (E)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup baking blend
  • 4 teaspoons aluminum-free baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups egg whites
  • 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese
  • 1 cup blended blackberries
  • almond milk or water, if needed, to thin the pancake batter

Instructions

Pour oats into the blender and mix until powered form.  Add the rest of the ingredients into the blender and blend well until a smooth texture.   Lightly coat a non stick griddle with coconut oil spray and set heat to low/low-medium heat.  Pour pancake size amounts onto the griddle and cook until brown. Flip and repeat.

Blackberry Syrup (FP):

Ingredients

  • 1 cup blackberries smashed
  • 1 cup blended blackberries
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 Tablespoons Xylitol
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. of xanthan gum or glucomannan
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan except xanthan gum  Bring to a boil, then simmer.  While whisking, add xanthan gum.  Continue to simmer until sauce thickens.

 

 

Our Weekly Menu with Strawberry Stuffed French Toast

We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.  This upcoming week brings us to Memorial Weekend.  What special plans do you have for the holiday?  We had a quick trip to the beach a couple hours away for a relaxing get-away.  In addition, I have a few extra dessert items posted.  My babies will be in the kitchen helping me bake some extra treats to have on hand. For our full menu, Click Here. Click here for more information on and about Trim Healthy Mama.

Monday: Nachos with Blue Chips (E). Made with yummy beans and low carb cheese this is a crowd favorite for our little family.

Tuesday: Bacon Wrapped Chicken (S) Page 50 of Necessary Food by Briana Thomas 

Wednesday: Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash (S) -Sub baking Blend for flour

Thursday: Breaded Fish E (Page 178) of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Friday: THM Pizza Casserole (S)

Saturday: Breakfast for Dinner-Stuffed French Toast – See below

Sunday: Armadillo Eggs (S) from Home Sick Texan One of our family favorites with a little different recipe. We didn’t get a chance to make this yummy meal on Saturday so I put it back on the menu for the start of the week.

Our Yummy Snacks and Treats this Week

Sticky Buns(S) These look Amazing! I can’t wait to make them tomorrow!

Coconut Macaroons (S) Three Ingredients but so yummy, I’m excited to try this recipe.

Cookie Dough Dip

Coconut Squares (Made with Coconut Condensed Milk)

 

THM Strawberry Stuffed French Toast (E)

Ingredients

    • 4 tablespoons berry Triple Zero Yogurt 
    • 1/3 cup egg whites
    • 1/4 cup almond milk
    • 4 tablespoons low carb tortilla crumbs or almond flour
    • 1 tablespoon xilitol 
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
    • 8 strawberries hulled and sliced
    • 8 slices sprouted grain bread or low carb tortillas

Instructions

  1. In a shallow dish whisk the egg whites and almond milk together.
  2. In another shallow bowl, combine 2 tablespoons low carb tortillas or almond flour crumbs, 1/2 tablespoon xilitol and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  3. spray non-stick frying pan with coconut oil. To assemble the French Toast, spread a slice of bread with 1 tablespoon Triple Zero Yogurt. Top with two sliced strawberries and cover with a second slice of bread. Dip first in the egg white mixture and then with  crumbs. Fry over medium-high heat until golden brown.
  4. Continue the same way with the other slices of bread.
  5. Serve warm with additional strawberries.

Our Weekly Menu from a 4 year old

And now for our 4 year old, oh boy! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.  You’ve heard from our almost 9 year old and our 7 year old now it’s time for the youngest member.  Trying to get ideas out of our little boy was more challenging then expected.  For the most part he just wanted cheese sticks, sunbutter, noodles and hotdogs.  We had to show him pictures to jog some ideas.

Menu

Monday: Bangin’ Ranch Drums (S) page 162 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook with Cauli rice page 225

Tuesday: Quiche Bites (S) with a Kale Salad

WednesdayHot Dogs with Lettuce Wraps (S) Our little ones want Hot Dog buns to but stay with THM, my husband and I use Romain Lettuce as buns.

Thursday: Chicken Buggers with Sweet Potatoes

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 310of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: BBQ Cheddar Bacon Meatloaf with brussle spouts!

Sunday: Trim Mac Salad page (S) page 181 in the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Sweet Treats

Tummy Spa Ice Cream page 361 in the Book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Gorilla Bread:  This recipe was as huge hit! I even had couple with my breakfast the next morning.

Sugar Free Cinnamon Donuts * See Below!!

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (S)

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 c baking blend
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ c natural sweetener
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ c greek yogurt
  • ¼ c nut milk (coconut or almond)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T oil
Cinnamon “Sugar” Mixture
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix dry ingredients, sugar and cinnamon
  2. Mix in yogurt, milk, egg and oil
  3. Stir well
  4. Fill greased muffin pans ⅔ full
  5. Bake @375 for 15 minutes
  6. Remove immediately from pan and roll in melted butter
  7. Combine cinnamon & natural sugar (Sweet Blend)
  8. Roll donuts in cinnamon mixture

Or look check out the Basic Donut on page 268 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook for a different recipe on THM donuts.

Our Weekly Menu Designed by our 7 year old

 

Last week our menu took on a little twist. We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.  Not to be outdone by her sister, here is last week’s menu from our 7 year old. The week before, our oldest had request to create the menu so this last week, our middle girl wanted to give it a try.  Read to see what she requested:

Menu

Monday: Spaghetti (FP) with ground turkey, Dreamfield Pasta for the kids and Spaghetti Squash for the adults.

Tuesday: Tacos (E) with low carb tortillas, beans, and low fast cheese

WednesdayQuiche (S) with eggs, cheese, bacon and peppers. I also created a fun crust from riced cauliflower, cream cheese and baking blend. I’ll post the recipe soon once it’s perfected.

Thursday: Chicken Thighs- Baked (FP) with

Friday: Low Carb Pizza, (c/o) crust made with Cheese bread sticks on page 310of the book Trim Healthy Table. 

Saturday: Grass Fed Steak with Grilled sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts! (E)

Sunday: Chili (E) – with spouted grain rolls

Sweet Treats

Gorilla Bread:  This recipe was as huge hit! I even had couple with my breakfast the next morning.

Sugar Free Cinnamon Donuts * See Below!!

Cinnamon Sugar Donuts (S)

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 c baking blend
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • ¼ c natural sweetener
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ½ c greek yogurt
  • ¼ c nut milk (coconut or almond)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 T oil
Cinnamon “Sugar” Mixture
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup melted butter
INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Mix dry ingredients, sugar and cinnamon
  2. Mix in yogurt, milk, egg and oil
  3. Stir well
  4. Fill greased muffin pans ⅔ full
  5. Bake @375 for 15 minutes
  6. Remove immediately from pan and roll in melted butter
  7. Combine cinnamon & natural sugar (Sweet Blend)
  8. Roll donuts in cinnamon mixture

Or look check out the Basic Donut on page 268 of the Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook for a different recipe on THM donuts.