Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 25, 2015}

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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE Menu Plan Your Butt Off. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Trust me, you’ll be glad you took the time to read, check out the recipes and… 

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Shrimp and Sausage Stew

shrimp & sausage stew

Sometimes recipes come about when you least expect it.  This Shrimp and Sausage Stew came about out of desperation.  I was desperate to cook something different for my family without having to go to the grocery store.  The search was on.  What did I have in my pantry, refrigerator and freezer?  I just happened to… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 18, 2015}

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Welcome to Shrinking Kitchen! It’s Sunday. The weekends go FAR too quickly around here and I’m left staring Monday in the face. It’s got an ugly mug. I try to make it a little less painful by keeping myself organized…which includes a meal plan. I already have my handy dandy healthy menu plan ready and… 

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Easy Creamsicle Smoothie

easy creamsicle smoothie

Happy New Year!  As the year dawns, I am as inspired as everyone else to continue on a smart, health-filled journey and make good food choices.  As I ponder what to make for a mid-morning snack, I am staring at my handsome cat lying on his bed next to my desk. I love his orange… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 4, 2015}

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Happy New Year everyone! I can’t believe 2015 is here! No, really. I just had to retype 2015 into the title of this post. Don’t worry. I’ll have it down by July… If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, first of all, welcome! We’re glad you’re here! Second – we share a new free Menu Plan… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 28, 2014}

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Hello lovely readers! How are you this fine Sunday? Me? Great! Thanks for asking. I survived Christmas in one piece, though my eating habits have been far from angelic…time to get back on track. Want to join me? Check out my plan for this week! I think this week’s meals look incredible, if I do say… 

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Holiday Harvest Salad

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Sure, you know what to do with leftover turkey but what can you do with cranberry sauce? This Holiday Harvest Salad! I used a dollop of my Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish, added some pecans for crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness and a splash of a lowfat lime dressing that works well with sweet and savory… 

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Orange Ginger Cranberry Relish

raw cranberry relish

  This recipe is so easy and so good. All you need is a food processor or a Ninja-type blender. There’s no stirring, no cooking and very little sugar in this cranberry relish. (It’s a sauce if you cook it; a relish if you’re just mixing things together.) The flavors are really intense — tart… 

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