Warming Detox Dinner Plan

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When people think of “detoxing,” the foods that come to mind are probably green juices, smoothies, and lots of raw vegetables. But when it’s cold outside, those are probably the last foods you feel like eating.

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Luckily, you can still eat warm foods while supporting your body’s natural detoxification system. In fact, what we eat should change with the seasons, so today I’m sharing some of my favorite warm and comforting whole food meal ideas. They are the perfect way to warm-up while working towards your healthy eating goals!

As you may recall, I only plan on cooking at home six nights a week to accommodate dining out once a week. (If we don’t dine out, we’ll have leftovers or one of my usual freezer meals.) For breakfast and lunch, I still aim to enjoy plenty of smoothies and salads in the winter, but I’ll also go for some warmer options, such as eggs, toast, or oatmeal, too– it just depends on how cold I’m feeling that day!

Here’s what I’m planning for the week:

Here are the snacks I’m preparing ahead for the week:

To help make meal planning even easier, below is a shopping list to help you prepare all of the meals above. (Snacks not included.) Be sure to double-check the portion size of each recipe to make sure it will feed the number of people in your family! 

Fresh produce:

2 pounds cauliflower florets (frozen works, too)
5 red bell peppers
4 yellow onions
7 Garlic cloves
1 1/4 pounds mushrooms
2 zucchini
1 large leek, thinly sliced
Fresh ginger
1 bunch kale
1 1/2 pounds shredded cabbage
1 (5 oz.) bag Trader Joe’s Power Greens (or an assortment of baby kale, spinach, and chard)
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 red onion
1/2 pound broccoli florets
1 lemon
Green onions
Fresh thyme or rosemary
3 carrots
3 celery stalks
1 spaghetti squash

Animal Protein:

1 pound wild Alaskan salmon
3 eggs
Soft goat cheese (chèvre)
Gorgonzola crumbles
Feta (optional)
Pepperoni (optional)
Grated sheep’s milk pecorino

Pantry Items:

Coconut oil
1 can full-fat coconut milk (this brand is BPA-free)
Curry powder
7 ounce jar tomato paste, no salt added
Tamari, soy sauce, or coconut aminos
Pure maple syrup
1 (15-ounce) can white cannellini beans
Marinara sauce
Sea salt
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Black pepper

I hope you find these meal plans helpful. For more, be sure to sign up for my email newsletter to get a complete 21-Day Detox Meal Plan, along with my future recipes sent to your inbox. (I’ll also be putting out a call for recipe testers soon, too, so you’ll definitely want to be on my email list for that!)

Hope you all have a very happy and healthy week ahead!

Reader Feedback: What are YOU planning to make this week? 

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Laura ~ Raise Your Garden

Hmmmm. What am I planning on making this week! I wish I knew. I’m running out of ideas. Everything has to be somewhat kid-friendly or my kids don’t eat and I end up making a separate meal. I’ll be using some of your suggestions for sure. Went grocery shopping yesterday before the big Buffalo snowstorm hit. Was hoping for a snow day but no! And I like the whole going out to eat thing once a week, I’m learning that if you never give yourself a break ~ you’ll give up! I wash the same 4 pots every. single. day. Sometimes need a break!!!!


I made your pizza stir fry this weekend, and it was delicious!


Thank you, Megan for this meal plan! I needed this for the upcoming week. I get stuck in a rut sometimes or vacillate between making meals that just take too long which then takes time away from my husband and two-year old on the weekends. Muchas gracias!

Kezia @ Super Naturally Healthy

Couldn’t agree more – I live in Scotland and get chilly just at the thought of people doing juice cleanses here at this time of year!! I am all about soup, eggs, organic meats, lots of greens and less sweet stuff is how I roll in winter time – along with some broth and shots of ginger juice to add fire to my belly!!!


I am the same way when it’s chilly out. I really crave warming foods! One of my favorites is the quinoa teryaki bowl and your corn chowder!!! I think it would be great if you created more vegan casseroles!!!


My work hours and coomitments have changed with the new year, so I’ve been doing lots of prep on the weekends. I dice, chop and shred whaterver veggies I need for meals and snacks, cook big batches of beans that can be frozen in whaterver serving sizes I need and prepare sauces if feasible. This week? I will chop veggies for a stir-fry on Monday, defrost a mixture of lentil and walnut taco meat with ric and black beans for a casserole for Tuesday and Wednesday, and defrost some creamy, spicy veggie soup for Thursday and Friday. Saturday will also be a dining out event, probably a local taco place that has delicious veggie options. We like to have a sweet option available for snacks, so I will be making healthy vegan peanut butter cookies and some fruit and grain bars (think nutri-grain bars but without the yucky stuff). I also am planning to attempt a cooked vegan chocolate pudding with coconut whipped cream…I have the vision…oh, and Sunday is brown rice and quinoa pasta night, probably with a creamy basil tomato sauce. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE YOUR PIZZA STIR-FRY!!! Reading this post reminded me that I want to try a Mexican enchilada version! Maybe week after next;)



I’m following this this week and everything is divine. That said, I made the italian meatloaf muffin things last night to eat tonight (very little time to cook). What is the best way to reheat them?



I’m following this this week and everything is divine. That said, I made the italian meatloaf muffin things last night to eat tonight (very little time to cook). What is the best way to reheat them?

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