Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders

black bean & quinoa sliders

Do you ever walk through a Farmer’s Market and check out the food booths?  It’s one of my favorite things to do besides shopping for fresh produce!  It has been five years ago or more since I tried a black bean burger at one of these food booths. (Of course, I can’t remember which market!)… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 14, 2014}

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ELEVEN more days until Christmas. There, I said it! Now make peace with it, take a deep breath, and remember: You can pull this off…..and eat healthy everyday. Just follow this fabulous Menu Plan Your Butt Off we’ve put together for you, and your family will eat yummy, delicious foods everyday, and you won’t even have to… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 7}

Menu Plan Your Butt Off {December 7}

Happy December! It’s the most wonderful time of the year, but also the most hectic, crazy, busy, and weight gaining time of the year! But don’t let all the stress and holiday parties and cookies dropped off by neighbors expand your waistline. Print out this grocery list, hit the store, and eat yummy {healthy} foods… 

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Pork & Bread Dressing

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Most people call it stuffing, I call it dressing.  At least that’s how I grew up.  With Thanksgiving Day right around the corner, I’ve heard a lot of people talking about this tasty side dish.  Do you stuff it in a turkey and bake it all together or do you put it in a baking… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {November 23, 2014}

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Hello friends! Welcome to this weeks 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 single week! This week is all about comfort and ease. And for those of us in… 

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Cranberry Ginger Smoothie

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I have a freezer full of fruit, ready to go for smoothies. It’s the usual — blueberries, strawberries, acai pulp, mango — but there’s another fruit that lives year round in my freezer that I hadn’t yet used in a smoothie. And I was determined to use cranberries in a smoothie because I love them… 

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Chai & Roasted Squash Muffins

chai & roasted squash muffins

At the end of a gardening season, most gardeners sit down and look back on what they grew and how successful their crops were. This summer my squash crop was not nearly as successful as my tomato crop, but I did manage to get a few Butternut squash to grow in the garden.  After harvest,… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {November 16, 2014}

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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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Spicy Asian Sesame Slaw

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I know it’s getting cold and even snowy in many parts of the country, but here in the South it’s still warm enough to wear shorts and fire up the barbecue. Bagged coleslaw mix was on sale recently and I picked up a couple bags. I wanted to do something different (and healthier) than a… 

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