Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken

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Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 26, 2014)

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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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Pom Pom Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

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After a really wonderful weekend of celebrating with friends and over indulging in rich foods and adult beverages, I realized that I needed to get back on track quickly.  One of my favorite ways to do that is with a tasty, fresh and revitalizing smoothie for lunch. Here is my version of a pomegranate and… 

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Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta (spon)

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Quick, healthy and delicious meals are like gold. You find a good one, and you hand onto it for dear life, adding it to your busy weeknight arsenal. This hearty recipe for Sausage & Peppers with Crispy Polenta looks fancy, takes ridiculously good and is soul satisfying…all in under thirty minutes. There are plenty of… 

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Green Tea Latte Chia Pudding

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Chia pudding has been around for awhile, so I thought I’d gather together a bunch of superfoods and put a new spin on it. This is a great little preworkout breakfast or afternoon snack, since it has that little kick of energy from the matcha powder. Make it the night before and it’ll be all… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 19, 2014}

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Leaves are turning brilliant colors and piling up in the yard. It’s dark when you leave the house and it’s dark when you come home.The buzz of Halloween is palpable and you’re probably freezing your behind off at the final soccer or football games of the season. Yup, the autumn chill is here and it’s… 

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Creamy Tortilla Soup

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I love a good soup when autumn rolls around so I’ve been thinking a lot about soup lately. The weather here in Texas hasn’t cooled much. In fact, my daughter was complaining this morning about the fluctuating temperatures. It was chilly enough last night for a jacket and when we woke up, we needed shorts… 

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Garlicky Kale Salad

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Most obnoxious sentence in the world alert. I can’t get enough of this garlicky kale salad. When I see statuses like this on Facebook, I want to reach through the computer and virtually slap somebody. But I can truthfully say, I have made this recipe at least every other day for the last month and… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 12, 2014}

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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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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

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Have you been craving Mexican food lately?  Me too!  In looking at menus, online, of my favorite Mexican restaurants I debate whether I should go out and consume all those carbs and calories. Then it hit me, maybe I could make something similar at home, lightened up a bit.  So I looked at ingredients in… 

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