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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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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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {October 5, 2014}

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A most glorious Sunday to you all! Welcome to Menu Plan Your Butt Off. If it is your first time visiting Shrinking Kitchen, welcome! We do a brand new, healthy and delicious dinner menu plan weekly. It’s free and includes a printable grocery list. Pretty rad, if I do say so myself! This week we’re featuring… 

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Slow Cooker Swiss Steak & Cauliflower Mash


Swiss steak was always one of my favorite meals growing up. I never understood why my mom called it “Swiss” steak though. The only thing Swiss that I knew of was cheese and this had nothing to do with cheese. It did have a rich tomato gravy with green bell peppers and sliced steak. Every… 

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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 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 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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Slow Cooker Char Siu {Chinese BBQ Pulled Pork}


Two of my favorites, pulled pork and any kind of Asian food…in one dish. Yeah, I’m in love. Especially since traditional pulled pork can be pretty fatty and this absolutely isn’t. So I can eat it guilt free. YESSSS. This flavorful pork (char siu), after eight hours in the slow cooker, absolutely falls apart and… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off – Free Healthy Menu Plan {March 16, 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 chocolatey 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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Crock Pot Curry Chicken with a Coconut Twist

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When I tried curry for the first time, it was of the green variety — it was also homemade by a graduate school friend of Indian heritage from the Caribbean. It was amazing, and I’ve been super picky about curry ever since. You can’t blame me, really! Restaurant curry isn’t my favorite; it’s usually Americanized… 

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