90/10 Challenge Weekly Dinner Menu – 8/20/12

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Hey Everyone!

As I go through the Middle Management Challenge Group with everyone in the challenge, my wife and I have decided to dedicate ourselves to planning our weekly dinner menu out on Sunday.  That was one of the best things about the Ultimate Reset (and the worst things too, actually)…you always knew exactly what was for dinner.  That was great if you liked it but not so great if you didn’t.  Now, we are going to plan out our menu with healthy meals that meet the 90/10 challenge criteria and that we love to eat!

My daily food journal is also available here:  CLICK HERE

So, with that, here is the menu for this week:


Healthy Turkey Chili  (Recipe HERE)

This meal is actually closer to 100/0 in that there is nothing outside of Tiers 1 and 2 in the recipe (unless you don’t watch the ingredients in the canned items…make sure there is no sugar).  This is a winner for sure.  This is practically award-winning chili…except I haven’t entered it in any contests.


Veggie Mex

Basically, we put corn tortillas in the oven and bake them  until crisp and then pile them up as tostadas with brown rice, black beans, fresh guacamole (Recipe HERE…don’t miss that one), salsa, olives, and maybe some cheese.  Add mexican items as necessary if they are in Tiers 1 and 2.  I LOVE this meal!  You can also make it with some taco meat if you use meat from Tiers 1 and 2.


Baked Salmon, Potatoes, and Broccoli (salmon is from Ultimate Reset Guide)

For the salmon, bake a 6 oz. salmon fillet in a sealed aluminum foil envelope in marinade for 20 min at 350 deg.

For the marinade, mix 1 clove minced garlic, 2 tsp olive oil, 1 Tbsp of fresh chopped basil, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp of lemon juice, and 1 Tbsp of chopped fresh parsley.  Marinate salmon in fridge for 1 hour before baking per above.

The potatoes are not on Tiers 1 and 2, so you can either use it as your allowance (10%) for the day or you can sub a sweet potato.  These are just boiled or baked to your liking.

The Ultimate reset calls for steamed asparagus but we are using steamed broccoli.


Veggie Pizza

I picked up some Whole Wheat pizza dough from Trader Joe’s and some shredded mozzarella.  We will add veggies as desired!  We also have some soy-based meats to try.  I don’t have a recipe or a temperature or anything but the Trader Joe’s bag has some instructions.  Just put it together how you want (watch the ingredients in whatever sauce you use and go easy on the cheese) and throw it in the oven at about 375 or 400 and watch it.


Greek Pita Burgers

These call for lamb burgers.  We are going to use bison instead…mostly because Paula doesn’t care for Lamb.  Bison is also pretty lean and easy to get within the 90/10 rules.  These are pretty easy otherwise.  Just find whole wheat pitas and fill them up with a lean patty, tomato, cucumber, lettuce, a little tzatziki sauce (find a recipe online or use the Trader Joe’s version but watch the ingredients in a recipe), and maybe some kalamata olives and feta.  Mmmm!


Pig Roast!

This one will be a tough one I am guessing.  We will be going to a pig roast at a friend’s house and there will be lots of pig and lots of sides and lots of beer.  I still plan to eat pretty close to 90/10 and will choose the best side options and not overdo it on the pig and beer.

Lunch and Breakfast

My Breakfast every day will be vegan chocolate Shakeology made usually with coconut milk, flax seed, almond butter, water, and ice in a blender.

Lunches include leftovers from dinners, Peanut butter and honey on 100% whole wheat (often Dave’s Killer Bread), fruit and yogurt (plain yogurt), salads with homemade dressing, etc.

More Ideas

Here is another blog of weekly menus that you can follow.  These are all 90/10 recipes (or can easily be adapted).

MyFitFam (FamFare) – by Heidi Boortz