90/10 Challenge Weekly Dinner Menu – 9/3/12

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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:


Carrot Cake Pancakes with Fried Eggs and Fresh Fruit (Recipe for pancakes HERE)

The recipe for the pancakes is from “Cooking Light” magazine.  However, there are some modifications that we will have to make in order for it to meet the 90/10 standards.

1.  Use 100% whole wheat pastry flour rather than all-purpose

2.  Use Stevia rather than brown sugar (yes, this will make it different)

3.  Use coconut oil in place of the canola oil   Update:  We used the canola oil.  It was a very small amount.

4.  Use coconut milk in place of the buttermilk

5.  Serve with raw honey or natural maple syrup in small quantity rather than the butter/honey mixture.  UPDATE:  We also used a bit of whipping cream (homemade by whipping heavy cream and adding some stevia)

Some of these things may alter the taste and texture of this recipe and may even ruin it so we will have to let you know how it goes.

We are serving these pancakes with fried eggs and a fresh fruit plate (for us it will likely be peaches and blackberries fresh from the yard)

UPDATE:  This was a HUGE success!  I loved these pancakes!  You must try them.


Grilled Halibut with Peach and Pepper Salsa (Recipe HERE)

Really looking forward to this one!  I picked up some wild halibut at Costco and fresh peaches at Trader Joe’s.  This recipe just sounds amazing!

We will be serving this with some steamed veggies or maybe a sweet potato.


Rosemary and Lemon Chicken (recipe HERE), with Kabocha Squash and brussel sprouts

This is another recipe from the Martha Stewart cookbook. We will be using boneless, skinless chicken breasts instead of what the recipe calls for.

The Kabocha squash is just roasted in the oven at 400 deg.  Just cut it into 1/8ths and scoop out the seeds and lay it on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes or so.  We will also be adding the Garlic-Tahini filling from the original recipe from the Ultimate Reset.  Here is the recipe for the Filling:

2 Tbsp. sesame tahini

1 tsp miso paste

1/4 tsp. finely chopped garlic

1 tsp. extra virgin olive oil

Simply mix together and pour over the squash prior to baking

The brussel sprouts are easy.  Just cut them up into 1/2 inch pieces (depending on the size of your brussel sprouts, that might just be cutting them in half or it might be cutting into quarters).  Then, sautee them in olive oil in a pan until they are firm but starting to brown.  You can add onions or other veggies if you like.


Chipotle Bean Burritos (recipe HEREwith Lemon Pepper Kale

The only things we will be changing in this recipe is that we will use 100% whole wheat or sprouted grain tortillas, replace canola with olive oil, and make up some guacamole (recipe HERE).

The Lemon Pepper Kale is just made by steaming Kale and then tossing it with lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper.


Bison Burgers with Grilled Corn on the Cob

No recipe needed here.  Just grill up some bison burgers (you can make the patties fancy with onions and stuff like that but it isn’t required), put them on whole wheat buns, add cheese and other toppings (90/10 compliant) as desired, and enjoy.

The corn on the cob is easy.  Just a little seasoning and then on the grill until it starts to brown.


Penne with Chickpeas, Feta, and Tomatoes (recipe HERE)

This sounds REALLY good and, as long as you use 100% whole wheat pasta, it is 90/10 all the way!

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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