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Monday, July 14, 2014

Monday Made It - Healthy Salsa Dip and more!

So excited to be linking up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics again for Monday Made It!
Thought I would share the best {healthy} recipe EVER with you. 
...Well, maybe I'm biased, but it is DARN good!

Here is what you will need:
Tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, onions, lemon juice, balsamic dressing, salt, pepper

How many? You choose! I usually use 3 medium tomatoes, 2 cucumbers, 2 avocados, and an onion. But, if you want to make a huge batch, you will obviously need more. If you don't like a ton of onion, you'll want to limit that. You catch my drift...
Get your food chopper ready! All you have to do is chop everything up very fine. That way it will fit on a chip perfectly. Pour it all into a big bowl. Add some lemon juice and about 2 tablespoons of balsamic. Sprinkle on some salt and pepper to your liking. Mix it up well and enjoy! Simple and yummy. If you are on a no-chip diet, just eat it with a spoon. It's THAT good!
It. is. fabulous.
I will warn you now. You may not be able to stop eating it. Don't tell me I didn't warn you. :) 
This is my current baby. :) Not only was I obsessed with the clipart from A Price for Teaching (Seriously, check her out!), but I worked on this nonstop for two days. Here's just a sneak peak at three of the six activities:
The colors and the theme are so fun! Each activity can be seen separately, or you can save some money and check out the bundle!
And this is finally finished up also after sitting on my desktop "In Progress" for about 3 weeks. It's half off for the first 24 hours (until Monday at 12:00 midnight). 

I've been doing a lot of research on close reading for my masters (Heck! This past week my Monday Made It could've been my longgg meta-analysis!) and I've found a lot of great resources. I've blogged about it in the past, so if you would like to learn more stop by! Anyway, I put that research together with some beautiful graphics to get this!
This weekly layout makes it easy for teachers who have never used close reading in the classroom.
 I've provided two versions of every handout for easy differentiation.

That's all for now!
Be sure to hop back over to the linkup for more original creations!


  1. Just STOP with the salsa... That looks so good, and I'm so hungry right now. Would it be weird to have salsa for breakfast?

    I'm following you on here now! I hadn't been to your blog, on your IG. YAY!!! :)

    1. This made me laugh out loud. :) No way hose! I will NOT stop with the salsa. It is ah-mazing. I can't make it because I will just keep eating chips until I can't eat anymore! :) Thanks for the follows!

  2. I love your close reading resources! They look engaging, educaitonal, and fun!

    Elementary School Garden

    1. Thanks! My kids always loved learning from them. Even the parents started commenting. :)

  3. That salsa looks and sounds so yummy! I'm actually going to the grocery store in a few minutes. I might need to make some!!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  4. Meredith
    Thanks so much for creating the CLOSE reading poster. I have been reading a lot about it over the past few months and think it is definitely something I want to try and incorporate next year. I love that you have broken the steps down so well. Thanks!

    1. No problem, Becky! Enjoy it! Just remember that that specific one is meant for that Animal Eyes pack, so you can change up the activities you do with you students each day. :)

  5. Girl, your salsa looks delicious! I love that you shared a recipe!



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