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What we ate

Eating healthy wasn’t as absolutely insanely disgusting and awful as I thought it would be. Oh, don’t get me wrong, some days I really struggled (hence the bag of chocolate chips I stored on the top shelf of our cupboards for “those days”). Before we really started focusing on eating healthy, we frequently had wheat tortillas, bread, and pasta in our house, so that wasn’t a huge change. I also set little goals for myself, so each time I hit a goal I got to eat an extra treat. Gosh, I enjoyed those treats!

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The biggest thing I learned was portion control. Before we would have a HUGE bowl of ice cream for dessert, almost every night. Even while doing Insanity, we had some ice cream on the weekends, but in a much, MUCH smaller portion. Look at the difference!

I mentioned in the last post that we had five small meals a day (sometimes six if we had a little dessert at night). Below I listed a few of our meal ideas that we frequently ate. Honestly, I’ll probably keep eating the same stuff now that we are done, but with a little bit extra at some meals (like a buttery breadstick on the side of pasta! mmm!)

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Breakfast Ideas

Fruit & Yogurt
1 cup yogurt
1 cup fruit
1/2 cup whole grain cereal or granola

Eggs & Fruit
1 hard boiled egg or 3 hard boiled egg whites
1/2 cup fruit
1 slice wheat toast with peanut butter

Breakfast Burrito
1 egg or 3 egg whites
1 whole grain tortilla
part-skim mozzarella cheese sprinkled
Sliced tomato
1/2 cup fruit on the side

1 cup whole grain cereal
2/3 cup milk (we use 1%)
1/2 banana

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Lunch + Dinner Ideas:

Turkey BLT
1 slice bread
Turkey deli meat
1 slice turkey bacon
Small banana or apple on the side

Chicken Ranch Wrap
Whole wheat tortilla
Grilled chicken (3 oz)
Tomato + other veggies
1 Tbsp ranch

Peanut Butter & Jelly
Half PB&J Sandwich
1/2 banana

Whole Wheat Pizza
Whole wheat pizza dough (we cook our pizza in a 9×9 pan and each have two decent sized slices!)
Sauce (we use either homemade tomato or alfredo sauce, or a little bit of bbq sauce for bbq pizza!)
Part Skim Mozzarella

Chicken Alfredo
Whole wheat pasta
Guiltless Alfredo Sauce from Our Best Bites
Sautéed veggies

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Extra treats and snacks:

Handful of Almonds
Cut up veggies or fruit
Air popped popcorn with a little bit of salt
Pudding  + fruit parfaits (the Insanity meal plan recommends sugar free pudding)

Fruit Smoothie
1/2 cup frozen peaches
1/2 banana
1/2 light vanilla or fruit flavored yogurt
couple ice cubes

Alexa Zurcher




  • Mandy Phillips

    The smoothie looks divine. I think I'll go make it for breakfast!

  • Kirsten Wiemer

    i definitely need to use some of your ideas.
    i feel like i eat way more than i need to in my portions.
    my husband needs to eat a lot, but i dont, i just always forget.


  • Amanda Schroeder

    I needed some of these ideas. Thank you!


  • April @ Hansen Love

    Wow, this all looks amazing!!!

  • Nichole Keele

    awesome ideas! don't know how well i could sick to that though haha

  • Ashley Wright

    Thank you Lex! I've been needing some healthy eating ideas!

  • Unknown

    Yum!!! Thanks so much for posting this!

  • Emma Frances

    This is great! Thanks for all the yummy meal ideas!! You are seriously getting me so motivated to lose this baby weight! You are amazing!

  • Julia

    Portion control is HUGE. I know a lot of people that work out a lot and then go eat a huge meal and are confused when they don't see results. Even if it's a healthy meal…eating a ton of it isn't good!

    Thanks for the recipe ideas! They sound yum!

  • Alacia Hood

    I am so glad that you posted this because I was going to send you an email and ask about it! I am starting Insanity because of you and will have to try out some of these recipes. Thanks a million cute girl! XO


  • Unknown

    thank you for sharing! i'm trying to get summer ready and your meal ideas are perfect!

  • Cindy Sharkey

    Great healthy-eating ideas! I love using smaller, pretty plates to help with portion control. 🙂

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  • Jamie

    Thank you for posting all the meal ideas! I'm at college and it's so hard to eat healthy especially when I'm only buying for one and don't have a ton of money to spend on all the healthy food out there. Your ideas are great! Thank you!

  • Leah Bryant

    I've made two of these recipes this week and loved them! 🙂 Thanks so much!

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