Brown Baggin’ It: Beef Barbacoa Bowls

TeachEatRepeat Recipe: Beef Barbacoa Bowls Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

Who doesn’t love a killer Chipotle burrito bowl (especially when they’re two for one on Teacher Appreciation Day)? This beef bowl, which is our take on a NomNomPaleo classic, Oven-Braised Mexican Beef, is a totally versatile, weekday lunch base. Serve it over a salad, over roasted sweet potatoes or broccoli, or on a bed of cauliflower rice, or toss it in a bowl and top with a fried egg and avocado. Bueno!

Weekend Sales: 21 Deals for Teachers (Memorial Day Edition!)

21 Memorial Day Weekend SalesHappy unofficial start of summer! Whether you’re spending this weekend soaking up some rays or planning your break schedule, take a peek at our list of Memorial Day weekend sales. These are some of the best bargains you’re going to find all year. Even if you’re short on cash (or keeping your budget happy), a little window shopping (and a free Frosty!) never hurts.

Amazon: 20% off select items with code FUN20SUN.

ASOS: 20% off regular-priced items with code LONGWKND.

Banana Republic: 40% off entire order. Use code BRSUMMER.

Brown Baggin’ It: Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breasts

TeachEatRepeat recipe

Brown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

Happy Tuesday, everyone! These spinach stuffed chicken breasts are easy to prepare, great sliced in a salad, or perfect rolled up in a lettuce wrap as a sammie. They are jam-packed with healthy greens and are great to make for dinner and bring to school as leftovers. If you’re not dairy-sensitive, feel free to add a sprinkle of mozzarella and parmesan for a cheesy kick!

5 Ways to Thrive on a Teacher’s Budget

5 Ways to Thrive on a Teacher’s Budget

Everyone warned me upon graduation that budgeting my finances as a post-grad and new teacher is difficult and challenging. I took their advice with caution and prepared myself as much as I could for the financial reality of being a rural, public school teacher. Although my financial situation may differ from other new teachers (I do have a hefty amount of student loans!), here are a few tips and ideas I have for budgeting smartly, saving for the future, and feeling financially stable in your first few years as a teacher or recent graduate.

How to Boost Your Mental Health and Well-Being This Summer

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With just a few weeks left in the school year, and summer plans in the works, we thought it was a great time to revisit some advice from TeacherPop’s mental health expert, Janna Miller. See how she recommends boosting your mental well-being during the next few months.

Brown Baggin’ It: Beef and Cashew Stir Fry

TeachEatRepeat recipeBrown Baggin’ It is our weekly food blog brought to you by TeachEatRepeat. Each week, these Brooklyn-based teachers present their favorite recipes for workday lunches.

We love one pot meals. All the flavors come together, they’re easy to serve, and best of all…FEWER DISHES! Cook this one up in a giant skillet. Feel free to sub other veggies, protein, or nuts if you have different preferences! Have some for dinner and some for lunch. This recipe will serve about four people.

What You’ll Need

  • 1½ lbs grass fed ground beef

Top 10 Ways to Stick to a Routine

Top 10 Ways to Stick to a Routine

With just a few weeks left in the school year, we’re revisiting one of TeacherPop’s favorite posts by regular contributor Brittany Viklund (Toll). In it, she outlines her top 10 ways to develop and stick to a routine.

Similarly to the children we work with every day, teachers need routines to help keep us sane and healthy. As you transition out of the classroom and into summer break, here are some tips for keeping the routines you already have, creating new ones, and setting yourself up for success in the fall.

6 Tips for What to Wear When You’re A Teacher

What to Wear When You’re A Teacher

This week, TeacherPop has been thinking a lot about what makes teachers great, singing your praises, and appreciating the heck out of your life-changing work. Now it’s time to turn to a very important subject that affects every single teacher in this country: teacher wardrobes.