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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Summer Menu Plan Your Butt Off

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Happy Sunday, happy Sunday! It’s my favorite day of the week: Menu Plan Your Butt Off day! If you’re new around here, every Sunday we bring you a brand new delicious menu plan full of healthy, nutritious, and clean recipes. And, we even give you a printable grocery list to make things easy. All recipes include… 

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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 {June 21, 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 will satisfy everyone in your family. A simple no-cook tuna salad, delicious penne with chicken, an easy shrimp and sausage boil are on deck for this week, to mention a few. Yum! If you’re… 

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Cheesy Pot Pie Casserole

cheesy pot pie casserole

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m racing through Fry’s Grocery in Scottsdale, AZ.  I waited until the very last minute to buy everything for the camping trip I had planned.  As I ogle the massive veggie section of this Fry’s, I start to run down the list of items I need to feed everyone for the… 

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Black Bean, Corn and Tomato Salad

Black Bean Corn and Tomato Salad (1)

Looking for an easy, colorful, low fat, protein rich, high fiber, high antioxidant salad that makes a great main dish or side? You can’t go wrong with a black bean and corn salad. The main ingredients are usually black beans, corn and chopped tomatoes. It can be as simple as my no-brainer recipe of 1… 

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