Sunday, June 29, 2014

Healthy, Yummy,and Easy homemade popsicles for kids. Cake batter cookies



I'm very proud to link up (again) with 4th Grade Frolics for Made it Monday.


I've had a very busy week. I've uploaded 3 brand new products...baked and baked some more...and got a little crafty!

I got the idea off of pinterest

Ingredients:

  • 1 box (18.25 oz) vanilla/white cake mix
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and baking powder. Set aside. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla by hand. Add the egg mixture to the cake mixture and stir to form a dough.
Drop rounded 1-inch balls of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 9 minutes - do not let the cookies get brown. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes; they will be very soft at first.


My almost 2 year old HATES to eat. Hates it. There is only one thing that she wants. POP...that's Popsicle for short. From the moment she wakes up, "Pop, please". Ugh, how do I say no? She literally eats 5 a day. I had to start making them healthy. I couldn't let my sweet girl eat all those sweet popsicles. 

I looked at Pinterest. I didn't have any of the ingredients they were talking about. I decided just to make a smoothie and freeze it. 

My daughter LOVES them. I mean LOVES them. I don't like them so much. It needs some sugar. However, I'm staying away from sugar. But as long as my baby loves them, I'm going to keep it the same. 

Here is what I put in it:

Kale
Strawberries
Blueberries
Peaches
Carrots
Lime Juice
Water

Blend it all up. and freeze for 4-6 hours.



Another teacher was throwing away the above white bins. There was about 20 of them. One person's trash is MY treasure. I scooped them up. Then, I added some spray paint, glued on glitter duct tape (I had from an old project), and embellished with the chalkboard label (again, I already had it from an old project). Now they look fabulous!

I'm going to use them as a group work turn in station. 
Any other ideas on how to use them? Leave comments below.




I can not be anymore excited to share my newest products with you!

They are both great resources to have for the start of the 2014 school year.

First up:

Build classroom community with this wonderful ELA Packet. Don't have the book? Watch the book read online on YouTube. Your kids with really enjoy it. Click {here} to grab your copy!

Do you teach little ones? This is the perfect product for you! Introduce all things school related. Have your kiddos feeling independent with the centers that are included in here.
Decorate your room with the craftivity!
Intergrate technology with the use of QR codes.
This product has everything!!!
Click {here} to grab your copy and make the first week of school a breeze!





 Thanks for stopping by!


16 comments:

  1. I love what you did with the trays. They really tranformed into something cute!
    Alison
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

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    1. Hi Alison. Thanks so much! I couldn't believe someone would just throw them away!

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    1. Hi Bethany! My sweet girl sure does love them!

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  3. Love your crafts and recipes! Thanks so much for sharing,
    Cara
    www.carascreativeplayground.blogspot.com

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  4. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do....the bins will look amazing in your classroom.
    The Traveling Teacher

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    1. Totally amazing. Just wish spray paint was cheaper!

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  5. I may need to make those popsicle for my daughters! I cannot get them to eat healthy foods! Your trays came out great!

    Aloha,
    Corinna (✿◠‿◠)
    Surfin' Through Second

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    1. I can't get her to eat healthy either. This was a great way for me to sneak some vitamins in. I hope your girls love it!

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  6. That's ingenious to do that for your kid, glad she likes them at least haha

    Those trays looks gorgeous!

    Anisa @ Creative Undertakings

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    1. You won't regret it. They are just so yummy.

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  8. Love the bins! You could use them as activity bins to store large centers or games. I love finding "garbage" and making it work for me. Fabulous find!

    Cassie
    Funky in Fourth

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  9. I had no idea what fun ice pops were to make and of course you could use any variety of berry. Great summer fun and guaranteed to cool you off a little.healthy ice pops

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