Menu Plan Your Butt Off {March 1, 2015}

Hello friends! Welcome to this week’s edition of Menu Plan Your Butt Off! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, check it out: we’ve got an entire week’s worth of healthy dinners PLUS a printable grocery list. All for free. Every gosh darn single week. Is this week’s plan not your cup of tea? No worries…. 

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tropical vacation smoothie

Tropical Vacation Smoothie

I know many of you are snowbound and could use a tropical vacation. How about one in a glass? Okay, not quite the same thing, but this tropical concoction will hold you over and lift your spirits! Make this fruity Tropical Vacation Smoothie, sit by the heater, close your eyes and pretend you’re sipping a pina… 

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tuna melt

Tuna Melt on a Rice Cake

Back in the day, when I lived in So Cal, this was my go to lunch.  At the time there was a wonderful market called Mrs. Gooch’s (similar to today’s Whole Foods) that carried really good, line caught canned tuna and had the best avocadoes.  We had avocado trees in our neighborhood, too, and I… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 22, 2015}

Hello lovely readers! How are you this fine Sunday? Are you ready to Menu Plan Your Butt Off? I think this week’s meals look incredible, if I do say so myself. Lots of great, familiar comfort food, but also a few meals that may stretch your taste buds – deliciously. Personally, I like to make… 

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kale with caramelized meyer lemons

Kale with Caramelized Meyer Lemons

Meyer lemons are not like your garden-variety lemon. Thinner-skinned and super juicy, they’re thought to be a cross between a lemon and a mandarin orange, so the flesh is a lot sweeter. I picked up a bag from Trader Joe’s and wanted to take full advantage of their awesomeness — skin and all — so… 

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apple tart

Rustic Almond Crusted Apple Tart

In looking for a simple, easy lightened up dessert for a special weekend meal, I discovered a Sonoma recipe for an Almond Crusted Tart using stone fruit. I decided to adapt it by using Granny Smith and Fuji Apples and sugar free orange marmalade as part of the glaze. This crust is easy to put… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 15, 2015}

Good morning! It’s Sunday and that means it’s time for our most read feature: Menu Plan Your Butt Off! MPYBO is a weekly menu plan we put together to help you stay on track with your healthy living and weight loss goals. Each and every recipe is tested in our kitchens and includes nutritional information… 

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