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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Garlicky Pork Chops

garlicky pork chops

Imagine a beautifully marinated boneless pork chop being grilled on the BBQ and then smothered in grilled onions and peppers for dinner tonight.  Packed with garlic, good olive oil and flavorful herbs, this recipe will light up your dinner table and quickly become a favorite go to recipe for pork chops. This marinade is sort… 

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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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Slow Cooker Apple Balsamic Chicken Thighs

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How many of you avoid chicken thighs because you fear that they’re unhealthy? Me? Guilty. For years, I bowed at the altar of white meat. Chicken breasts only. But over time, I started to figure out a few things. Like moderation. And that in a slow cooker, dark meat is SO MUCH BETTER. Why? It… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 11, 2015}

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A few weeks into the new year and I’m working really hard to reestablish healthy habits.  Balanced meals, snack foods are out of the house and I’m trying to move more. Meal planning is so important to my success…and sanity. Knowing what I’m cooking from day to day just makes life so much simpler and… 

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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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