Sunday: Chickpea & Kale Soup with Diavolicchio
Monday: Baked Salsa Verde Halibut & Black Bean-Mango Salad (DIY)
Tuesday: Leftovers: Fish Tacos with Cabbage & Avocado
Wednesday: Leftovers: Chickpea & Kale Soup
Thursday: Orecchiette with Braised Broccoli Rabe  & Sausage
Friday: Eat Out
Saturday: Leftovers: Orecchiette

It’s our first week back to our own menu planning after three weeks on the Whole Living Detox and while we feel great and are certainly going to try to keep some of the new habits we’ve developed we are looking forward to adding a few of our favorites back into the rotation.  Namely meat and the occasional pasta! That being said, most of this week’s menu would still fit perfectly within the Whole Living detox guidelines while still being delicious.

The Chickpea & Kale Soup with Diavolicchio (olive oil infused with red pepper flakes…so good!) is one of our old favorites.  We’ve been making it for years and it is so rich and satisfying yet completely healthy and very easy to make. Don’t skip making the diavolicchio, it makes the dish and you’ll find plenty of other things to drizzle it on throughout the week.

The Baked Salsa Verde Fish & Black Bean-Mango Salad is a DIY dish…so feel free to get creative here.  It’s inspired by a fresh salsa verde I saw at the Farmer’s Market last weekend. I’m basically just going to put some Halibut (or whatever white fish looks good this week) in a baking dish, pour the salsa over it and let it bake at 400° for 20-30 minutes (until it flakes easily).  I’ll mix up a can of black beans with some freshly chopped mango, cilantro, red onion and jalapeño and there you have it…easy breezy weeknight meal!  Make sure to make a double batch of fish so you have leftovers to turn into fish tacos the next night.

Thursday we’re looking forward to one of our absolutely favorite dishes.  This one would not be detox approved since it has pasta (gluten) and we’re adding sausage, but it’s so much better with sausage. If you’ve never made this from my previous menus try it out…easy and amazing.  But if you’re using spicy sausage be careful because this gets spicy fast so you may want to dial back the red pepper flakes.

Happy, healthy eating everyone!