Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 2, 2015}

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Welcome to the Shrinking Kitchen! This week’s free healthy Menu Plan Your Butt Off is full of healthy, hearty meals that make healthy eating fun and interesting. There’s pasta, a quinoa casserole…even burgers. Plus, I threw in popsicles, because it’s hot – here at least. And popsicles are awesome! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen,… 

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Chicken and Dumplings

chicken and dumplings

Growing up, I had the good fortune to have a mother that liked to try all kinds of different dishes.  There was no boring repeated spaghetti night or casserole night (at least not that I remember).  The only constant was leftovers-Sunday.  Occasionally my mom would ask my siblings and me what we would want for… 

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Melted Oatmeal Cookie Breakfast Bowl

melted oatmeal cookie

Listen, I know plain, unflavored and unsweetened oatmeal is the way to go, and nine times out of 10 that’s what I make. But this morning I discovered a packet of brown sugar-cinnamon instant steel-cut oats in the back of the pantry (Quaker makes it). Knowing that a bowl of sweet oatmeal is basically a… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 26, 2015}

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It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for a brand new, healthy AND FREE menu plan. That’s right! We plan, you print out the grocery list, shop and you’re set with a full week of healthy dinners! Disclaimer: You still have to cook. Sorry about that! If you’re new to Shrinking Kitchen, first of all, welcome!… 

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Sausage Paprika Skillet

sausage-paprika skillet

Ever get stuck in a hotel room for the day nursing a case of altitude sickness? No? Just me? This recipe came about after this Floridian flew from sea level to Denver and drove up to 8,000 feet in the span of 24 hours. Apparently you’re not supposed to do that because some people (me)… 

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Grilled Avocado Summer Salad

grilled avocado summer salad

The weather here has been absolutely sweltering…and I haven’t turned on the oven in days. Meals have been mostly sandwiches and salads. And the grill has been my best friend in (or out, I guess) of the kitchen. Not that I’m complaining. I love heat and I love salads even more. So I’ve been taking… 

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Simple Roasted Brussels Sprouts

roasted brussels sprouts

I was never really exposed to Brussels sprouts when I was a child probably because it wasn’t a crop my granny grew in her garden at least not that I can remember. I was always intrigued by them. They looked like little cabbages and I really liked cabbage cooked and raw. Then when I was… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 12, 2015}

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We hope you’re enjoying your long weekend! I know you’re probably busy and I’m not going to take much of your time…actually, I’m going to give you some time back. How about that? Browse our healthy menu plan, print the handy dandy grocery list below before you embark on your weekly grocery trip and you’ll… 

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