90/10 Challenge Weekly Dinner Menu – 9/17/12

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Hey Everyone!

As I said in last week’s blog, 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.

My daily food journal is also available here: CLICK HERE

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


Roasted Salmon with Shiitake, Leek, and Arugula Salad (Recipe HERE)

If you did not click on the recipe link, you need to do that right now!  This looks amazing!  I can’t wait to try this.  I have the recipe on the island in the kitchen as I am writing this and am salivating over this one.  Is it dinner time yet?  I love salmon!

We will be serving this with some brown rice.


Grilled Sirloin with Chili/Garlic/Lemon Broccoli Rabe and Yams (Recipe for Broccoli Rabe HERE)

The Grilled Sirloin is simple.  Just grill it up with your favorite seasoning to your liking.  Don’t have a grill? You can bake it in the oven or switch it out with some chicken or whatever.  Just cook the meat.  We chose sirloin because it is one of the leaner cuts.

The Broccoli Rabe is a pretty simple recipe that is linked above.  You may also see Broccoli Rabe as a “Baby Broccoli” in some stores.  You should be able to find it in just about any grocery store and it is quite good.

We are just going to bake some yams and have about half a yam each (we actually usually just microwave them until done).  Super easy.


Pasta with Cilantro-Pistachio Pesto (Recipe HERE)

The recipe calls for Cavatappi.  We will just use whole wheat penne or other pasta.  Other than that, we will do this per recipe.  Looks great to me!


Lemony Halibut en Papillotes with Leek Rice Pilaf (recipe HERE)

OK, this one is a bit more complicated but DON’T be scared!  Be adverturous!  It’s really not that difficult, I promise.

We DO have to modify this one just a bit.  The first ingredient is 5 tbs. of butter.  In my opinion (and this could be argued…especially if you are of the paleo variety), the butter is just not necessary.  Here is how we will modify this one:

In the first step, we will just sautee the leek in olive oil in a pan.  Separately, we will cook brown rice (you could use wild rice as well…and you can even use the microwave packets like you get from Trader Joe’s if you have those around).  Then, we will just brush with a little olive oil when making the parchment packets rather than coating with more butter.  The temps are low enough that this should be fine and if you don’t overdo the olive oil and brush it on too thick, it should still taste great.  You could also use something like coconut oil in the parchment if the coconut and lemon sounds good to you.


Citrus and Herb Portabello Tacos (Recipe HERE)

This one is a bit of a departure from the recipe.  Instead of chicken as in the recipe, we are using portabello mushrooms.  We will follow the marinade directions and then cook until the mushroom is ready to eat and then serve on baked corn tortillas with salsa, lettuce, a little cheese and my homemade guacamole (recipe HERE).


Out to Eat!

We have hardly been out to eat (except for one lunch) in about 4 weeks.  That is what planning your meals will do for you!  We are racing a half marathon on Sunday and decided to go to packet pickup and have dinner out with some friends.  We will strive to make healthy choices and hope you do the same!  Need something for tonight?   Look back at my other blogs for ideas (HERE)

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


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