Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for this Double Holiday Weekend

Weekend Sales: 10 Deals for this Double Holiday Weekend

It’s a double holiday weekend (yay!) so expect a double dose of holiday deals over the next few days in honor of our loved ones and the country’s celebrated leaders. And with spring on the horizon, this weekend offers the perfect opportunity to stock your closets with the newest, affordable styles in anticipation of the upcoming season.

Zara: Save up to 70% on selected items for a limited time.

J.Crew Factory: Save up to 60% off everything through Sunday.

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Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Turkey Meatballs

RECIPE: Turkey Meatballs

Super Bowl may be over, but finger foods are always in style, especially these turkey meatballs that pack a protein punch. Our families eat these so quickly, we always make a double batch. They’re perfect with toothpicks or over cauli-mash or zoodles. We once served them at a party, and they were gone within the first hour…#manapproved.

What You Need

  • 2 pounds ground turkey (we don’t mind the extra lean in this recipe since it’s packed with other flavors)
  • 1 container Trader Joes Mirepoix OR
    • 1 yellow onion, diced

Teach. Eat. Repeat. Recipe: Grain-Free Tabouleh

Recipe: Grain-Free Tabouleh

When TeachEatRepeat was living and working in New Orleans, we lived down the street from an amazing Lebanese restaurant. Their tabouleh was out of this world, packed with flavor, but full of gluten. Every once in awhile we crave that tabouleh with an unbelievable force, but nothing has come close to satisfying…until now. This grain-free tabouleh is lemony, minty, and fresh; plus, it has an extra serving of vegetables from the cauliflower…Eat up!

What You Need:

  • 1 bag of Trader Joe’s cauliflower rice, or 1 head of raw cauliflower, “riced” in a food processor

7 Affordable Items to Sport on Super Bowl Sunday

7 Affordable Items for Super Bowl Sunday

Is this year’s Super Bowl lineup leaving you cold? Even if your favorite team didn’t make the cut (or you couldn’t care less about football), Super Bowl Sunday is a great day to get together with friends, enjoy some greasy finger foods, and yell at the TV when things get heavy.

As it so happens, this year’s Super Bowl falls on the last day (Feb. 7) of Teach For America’s 25th anniversary. Meaning? The party never ends, my friends. You can go straight from TFA’s big bash in Washington, DC (or from tuning in via livestream, hint hint) to your Super Bowl party, and no one will mind you’re so full of Team TFA spirit since errbody will be rooting maniacally for somebody.

Recipe: Hearty Beef and Veggie Soup

It’s finally freezing here in NYC, and we’ve been craving soup for days now that Old Man Winter seems here to stay. For this soup, we took a handful of all of the veggies we had in the fridge. (You can use your favorites!) We used extra-lean ground beef since it was going into a pot with tons of other flavors.

Recipe: hearty beef and veggie soup

What You Need

-1 lb extra-lean ground beef

-1 tsp salt and pepper

-1 small onion, minced

-3 cloves garlic, minced

-1 cup celery, diced

9 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

9 Ways to Improve Your Sleep

Last week’s post discussed the ways in which poor sleep hygiene can negatively impact your life and 20 common “sleep stealers” that contribute to sleep problems. This week I’d like to focus on several strategies (and their rationale) for improving your sleep.

In the same way that I encouraged you to slowly eliminate sleep stealers, I encourage you to incorporate just a few of these “sleep strengtheners” over a period of several weeks. Old habits die hard, and new habits die easy, so be patient and gentle with yourself.

Recipe: Slowcooker BBQ Chicken

It depends on what city you come from, but a lot of people would say barbecue is in the sauce. Our sauce is tangy, sweet, and just a touch spicy, as it should be. We used it over chicken to make a week’s worth of meals in the slow cooker, but you could just as easily take the sauce and baste it over drumettes.

What You Need

  • 6-10 dates
  • 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained of all liquid
  • 1 cup apple sauce (no sugar added)
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar

20 “Sleep Stealers” and How to Combat Them

20 Sleep Stealers and How to Combat Them

It’s Sunday afternoon and all of a sudden it hits you: the Sunday Blues. If you’re like me, the Sunday Blues will lead to a bout of what I like to call “loud brain”—words anxiety and insomnia extending into the wee hours of Monday morning. Teaching after a night like this can be a disaster! In fact, teaching after any night of poor sleep can be miserable. I recall taking more than a handful of naps on the filthy rug of my classroom library.