Sunday, March 4, 2012

The P90X way.

Being that I'm starting week 6 of a modified P90X2 as I train for a half iron man, I thought it was high time I followed the meals as they are suggested. And, since I share my real menu each week, I also thought it was high time to share. Don't be afraid of the source. This is good, healthy food. Even if you don't want to take on the workouts (which, by the way, are SO good and SO worth it), the food isn't anything to be intimidated by. It's just food, but it's food whose recipes are ones that someone else researched, tested, and published. I can speak from experience: these taste good.

Sunday: Black and White Bean Chili

Monday: Fish Tacos, black bean and corn salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad

  • 1 can, 14 ounces, black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, half a palm full
  • 2 teaspoons hot sauce, just eyeball the amount (recommended: Tabasco)
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 head romaine lettuce, cut into thin ribbons
Combine first 8 ingredients and serve over nests of romaine ribbons.

Tuesday: BBQ Chicken Breasts, Corn Muffins, Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Wednesday: Southwest Turkey Burgers, Sweet Potato Fries (commercial), raw carrots and celery

Thursday: Island Pork Tenderloin, steamed green beans, roasted red potatoes

Friday: Shrimp Pasta Pomodoro, romaine salad, whole wheat french bread

Saturday: Xed Pizzas, raw peapods