Loaded Burger Lettuce Wraps

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Though I adore bread, I try to avoid it in general. The last few months, I’ve been almost exclusively gluten free – not for allergy reasons, but because I just tend to feel better overall. Usually, I don’t miss it too much, except when I smell fresh french loaves at the grocery store – or… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off: 7 Nights of Slow Cooker

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School starts this week round these parts. Not just my son in elementary, but the my youngest is starting preschool. I anticipate many hours in the car and not a lot of time at home. Slow cooker to the rescue! It’s the time of year that we dust off our slow cookers and thank God… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 24, 2014}

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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 little Asian, some curry, nice chocolaty cookie bars, tacos and even breakfast for dinner. I’m pretty sure that just about covers all the bases. If you’re new… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {August 3, 2014}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! In this week’s Menu Plan Your Butt Off,  I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and maybe a bit exotic…blackened tilapia tacos, a delicious chicken pulao, some quick garlicky breadcrumb pasta and a comforting… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 27, 2014}

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  I’ve got an amazing healthy menu plan for this week…are you ready to menu plan your butt off? For this week’s healthy menu plan, I focused on great warm weather food…a few recipes for the grill, some quick fix meals (say hello to the easiest Lo Mein EVER!), and a nice slow cooker dish… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {July 13, 2014}

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It’s Sunday and we’ve got a fresh and delicious free menu plan, with a printable grocery list…all for free! This week I’ve included some great recipes that are super yummy and perfect for summer…margarita shrimp, a cool basil avocado pasta, and a crockpot full of bbq pulled chicken…plus lots more. It’s all healthful and family… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {June 22, 2014}

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Welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off! We’re glad you’ve found us! It’s Sunday…the day of rest. So the last thing you probably want to do today is plan your dinners for the week then venture out to the market.  Am I right? Well, I can help. Not with the actual shopping or cooking. But… 

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Perfectly Pan Fried Salmon

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I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here before  (probably), but I come from a commercial fishing family. I grew up going to Southeast Alaska in the summer and sulking because I wasn’t at home with my friends. Pre-teen angst at its best. Total disregard for the beautiful scenery and fresh air. And I complained… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {April 20, 2014}

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Happy Easter from all of us at the Shrinking Kitchen! We hope you’re enjoying a wonderful day with family and friends! Welcome to another wonderful Menu Plan Your Butt Off – our weekly, diet-friendly menu plan that we put together just for you. And, to make it even more awesome, we include a printable grocery… 

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Tomato Basil Soup with Turkey Meatballs

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I love this time of year in Texas. The weather is perfect My herb garden is planted and I’m already reaping its rewards with basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, sage and parsley. One of my favorite herbs is basil. I plant my basil when I know all the freezing weather is behind us and then I… 

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