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}

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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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Slow Cooker Gluten Free Minestrone

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Because of the lack of noodles, I hesitated to call this savory soup a minestrone. After a thorough internet search on whether or not minestrone is, in fact, minestrone, without the noodles, and not finding a conclusive answer, I turned to a real live Italian friend; she assured me that as long as the beans… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {February 9, 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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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 19, 2014}

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  Hello lovely readers! How are you this fine Sunday? Me? Great! Thanks for asking. As a matter of fact, as you read this, I am on a girls weekend. A very much needed break. But I did not forget about all of you and wanted to make sure you all were set with a… 

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Menu Plan Your Butt Off {January 12, 2014}

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Twelve days into the New Year and I’m finally feeling (kind of) back to normal. The older child is back in school, the younger is back to relishing being alone with me during the day. We’re running our normal errands, I’m back into a regular work from home schedule. Sweet relief! Don’t get me wrong,… 

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