In my opinion, finding a meal that's good for you and actually tastes delicious is no easy feat. I was doing some searching on Pinterest for a soup that incorporated dark leafy greens and a lean protein without any refined carbs. I found a few recipes that sounded pretty good and kind of did a combination of them (mainly this one).
Tanner's nap time is when I make dinner. So, whatever our meal is, it has to be relatively quick and easy to prepare. This soup definitely was just that. I had my sister and dad over for dinner last night and everyone really enjoyed it (even Tanner)!
Italian (Chicken) Sausage with Kale and White Bean Soup
1lb Italian Sausage taken out of casings and chopped/crumbled
1 large bunch of kale
1-2 12 oz cans canellini or great northern beans (depending on your preference)
1 medium onion
3 garlic cloves
1 tbsp olive oil
5 cups chicken broth
1. Chop onion and garlic. Add olive oil to the pot and cook until onion gets soft/becomes translucent.
2. Add sausage and brown until it's cooked all the way through. Drain excess oil after sausage is cooked.
3. Add kale, beans, and broth. Cook approx. 15 minutes until kale has wilted/reduced.
I let the soup simmer for about 30 more minutes and it really helped the flavors blend.
Mark asked that we don't have guests next time I make it so he can have more for himself :)