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[ 140 ] February 5, 2012 |

Menu Plan Your Butt Off - Weekly, healthy menu plan with printable grocery list and recipes from @Shrinking Kitchen #menuplan #weightwatchers #recipes www.shrinkingkitchen.com

Menu Plan Your Butt off has been a feature over at Shrinking Jeans for quite a while. We absolutely love it and think it will fit in perfectly over here at Shrinking Kitchen!

If you’re new to our site, Menu Plan Your Butt Off is a weekly feature running each Sunday.  Join us as we plan out our weekly menus, share delicious recipes and even provide you with a grocery list. I know! We’re awesome like that. Click here to subscribe so you don’t miss a thing! Weeks and weeks worth of menu plans can be found on this tasty page!

So, with out further ado, let’s menu plan!

Monday: Gingery Pork Lettuce Wraps are a fun and healthy dinner – serve with brown rice!

Looking for a light yet satifying meal? Give these lettuce wraps a whirl - they're spicy, sweet and satisfying!

Tuesday: We usually have Taco Tuesday around these parts, but I’m thinking this Healthy and Hearty Taco Casserole might be a welcome substitution!

Hearty Taco Casserole - Shrinking Kitchen

Wednesday: Lean grilled pork loin chops with Curry Roasted Cauliflower and salad of arugula tossed with lemon juice and olive oil.

Curry Roasted Cauliflower - Shrinking Kitchen

Thursday: Baked potato bar – top with healthy toppings of your choice. I like salsa, low fat cheddar and light sour cream. Broccoli and shredded cheese is delicious as well. Serve with fresh fruit or a green salad.

Friday: Homemade pizza night. My favorite is BBQ Chicken Pizza…or you can use this basic dough and top with your favorite toppings!

This family pleasing Skinny BBQ Chicken Pizza is simple to prepare, delicious and surprisingly healthy!

Saturday: I’ve been cooking all week and we’ll be getting some kind of takeout. Better yet, maybe this mama will get taken out to dinner (side eye to husband).

Sunday: This General Tsao’s Chicken is SO easy and delicious. Serve with brown rice instead of white.

Love Chinese takeout but don't love the fat and calories? Try our General Tso's Chicken! So good, so easy and so much better for you!

As promised, the printable grocery list is below. Yes, it’s long. But I’m sure you’ll find many of the items already in your pantry.

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New plans every Sunday!


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  • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

    I love your barbecue take on the pizza, Hearher! I just found an awesome recipe for homemade barbecue sauce that I’m dying to try because the main ingredient is coffee!

    Thanks for the awesome plan!

  • http://debbidoesdinnerhealthy.blogspot.com/ Debbi Does Dinner Healthy

    Pizza night sounds awesome!

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      • Heather

        Theresa, you’re added!

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    It won’t let me subscribe : (

    Can you add me?

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    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       I just got you set-up, you should receive a verification email! Thanks, Tarynn!

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    Please add me- sounds delicious!
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    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       Done, Katie! Enjoy! :)

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    I would love to be added. It won’t let me subscribe.

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       Suzi, if you enter your email in the box in the sidebar or under the post above, it should subscribe you? If that doesn’t work, let me know your email and I will be happy to help! Have a great day!

  • Amy

    OMG I just stumbled across your blog when a friend pinned it and I have to say I think I am in love…thank you!!!!!!! I plan and plan and plan and then I get side tracked and do not have a plan at all. I cannot wait to try yours and with a grocery list to book. <3 yay

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       Thanks for the awesome compliment, Amy! I hope we can help you out!

  • Kara Askins

    Oh-Taco Tuesdays…how I love them so!

  • Breannaeppes

    This menu sounds amazing. I would love to subscribe would you please add me.

  • http://www.notjustabaker.com/ Sarah

    How many does the menu serve as is? 

    • Heather

      Sorry for the late reply! I would say 4-6:)

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    This is awesome!  I found you Pinterest!

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       Thanks, Susan!

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    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

      Done! You should get a verification email this morning!

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    It won’t let me subscribe, please sign me up….kimmykay628@yahoo.com….thank you! I can’t wait to start cooking :-)

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

       Done! Enjoy!

  • shirley

    Thanl-you!!!  This may be just the thing for me!!

  • Amber

    You should try meatless Monday.

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    Would love to get your emails but the subscribe button doesnt work. E-mail address is rausch.lauren@yahoo.com. Thanks!

    • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

      Added you, enjoy! 

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    This sounds great…just what I was looking for!! Please sign me up, rebeccalapant@hotmail.com. Thank you!

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Done! And thanks ;)

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       added!

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  • Sarah C

    We followed this menu this week, we were all happy with it. We includes my husband and I, 3.5 year old and 1 year old. The one year old didn’t eat too much but that’s to be expected. ;) We spent about $125 for everything.  We had never had curry or arugula. The arugula salad was very different but when I ate it with the other things on the plate (instead of before the meal, like we usually do with our salad) it was a nice compliment. My 3 year old didn’t like it though, but she did try it. :) The recipes were easy to follow. Thank you for posting, we’re going to do another meal plan of yours for this week.

    • Sarah C

       I should add that we are observing Lent so no meat on Fridays. Friday we went out for a fish fry. We had the pizza today and are very looking forward to the Generals tomorrow.

      • Sarah C

         I’m sorry, my thoughts are scattered. I’d love to see some crock pot nights as on the days I work it’s nice to come home to dinner already cooked. Thanks again.

        • Sarah C

           Lost post, LOL By the way the lettuce wraps were wonderful, my 3 year old loves water chestnuts and at a huge helping sans the lettuce cups. She just ate it with a fork. :)

          • http://www.whereverimaywander.com LissaJoy

             Haha!! Thanks for all the feedback, Sarah!

    • http://shrinkingjeans.net/members/heather/ heather

      Awesome! I’m impressed you got your three year old to try arugula…I’m still working on my four year old :)

      [WORDPRESS HASHCASH] The poster sent us ’0 which is not a hashcash value.

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    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Done!

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  • Jessica Adkins

    I love this so much! It has made my life so much easier. Could you try to put how much of each ingredient you need on the grocery list? My boyfriend buys the groceries and believe me, knowing how much to buy would really help him out. Men! ;)

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Thanks, Jessica! Yes, we can definitely start doing that! Thanks for the suggestion. So glad you and the BF are enjoying the menus :)

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    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      I got you added, Lisa!

      Thanks :)

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    Looooooove that you post the grocery list as well. Making my life so much easier!! I think even our toddler will be happy – at least happy to spend less time at the grocery while Mommy stands around trying to make sure I have all the ingredient from 5 different recipes. Keep writing!

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    This blog is AWESOME!!!!! This is just what I need! Can I be added too? StampinColleen@gmail.com. THANK YOU!!!

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      I got you added, Colleen!

      Thanks!

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
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      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
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    please add me to your list… brytney.miller@gmail.com thank you so much. everything sounds delicious

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      I got you added, Brytney!

      Thanks!

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

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    Hi! This blog is awesome and will definitely help my husband and I. Can you please add me?

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    Add me as well please! Splitz1230@gmail.com
    Thanks!!

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      You’re added! You should get a confirmation email with a link you’ll have to click through.

      Thanks!

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

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    Lisa

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      You’ve been added!

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    I love pizza especially homemade pizza. It is so much healthier!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/cheryl.madison.1213 Cheryl Madison

    Planning your meals in advance is a great idea it will help you reduce your calorie intake.

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    Love this & you for making home life a bit easier.  PLEASE add me too Dana at dldzurko@gmail.com

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    Please add me bri_bernal@yahoo.com. Thank you :)

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Done!

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • Gschreiner

    Please add me, too.
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    I am so tired of the, “What’s for dinner?” debate!!!

    • Michelle

      Grrrrr…. My email is gschreiner@bsisd.esc18.net
      Sorry about that!

      • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

        Got you added! You should see an email where you’ll have to confirm you signed up!

        Thanks!
        Christy Mensi
        Founder/Editor
        The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
        http://shrinkingjeans.net
        Shrinking Kitchen
        http://shrinkingkitchen.com
        @shrinkingjeans
        @reallifeadv

        Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
        Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • Deeannschwan

    Looks good, but that’s a lot of food to eat and lose weight.

  • Allisonparler
    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      You’ve been added! You should get a confirmation email!

      Thanks,
      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

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    Please add my name

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    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Got you added!

      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

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    Please add Lweiland@charter.net. I see great potential for a picky eater and a chaotic work schedule!

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    Please add me. Maknikg@ aol.com

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Got you added! You should get an email confirmation!

      Thanks,
      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

  • http://shrinkingtheplanet.com/ diets

    Planning your meals in advance is so important to reaching your weight loss goal. If you plan low calorie meals in advance you have a better chance of not sabotaging your diet by binge eating.

  • Mrsamoro

    The link above does not take you to the  Curry Roasted Cauliflower .  Can you tel me where to find it.

  • SaraSue

    The lettuce wraps were amazing for dinner tonight!  Love your site!

  • randi

    heather
    I
    I am not sure why you would delete everyone’s links on the comments. I hope the same happens to you. And if you are going to delete them then you should delete the entire comment. You give blogging a bad name.

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      I’m sorry, but I’m not sure what you’re talking about. We don’t delete any comments or links unless they are spam. Could you please elaborate?!

      Thanks!
      Christy Mensi
      Founder/Editor
      The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans
      http://shrinkingjeans.net
      Shrinking Kitchen
      http://shrinkingkitchen.com
      @shrinkingjeans
      @reallifeadv

      Check out our newest addition, the Shrinking Kitchen.
      Eat. Shrink. Drink.

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      I have no idea what this is?

      Sent from my Windows Phone
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    Question: What is the average weekly budget for these meal plans? And are they prepared for a family of 2,4,6? Just curious. I love the concept and am intrigued by budgeting by the week for my groceries. Plus the healthy meal plans are great for my July wedding weight loss goal!!

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  • Ashley

    is this a meal for one person or more?

    • http://christy.shrinkingjeans.net Christy_TheSistherhood

      Most meals serve at least 4!

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    If I subscribe to your newsletter.. do I get added to this as well?