So, we’ve covered the basics of the Insanity Workout Nutrition guide in my Part 1 Review, now let’s take a look at the good stuff: the recipes! There are 50 total recipes available within the nutrition guide. I thought that I would share 2 from each section, for a total of 10 recipes.
MEAL 1, RECIPE 1: BERRY PROTEIN SMOOTHIE
1-1/2 scoops protein powder
1/2 cup fresh or frozen berries (your choice)
1 cup skim, almond, rice, or soy milk and ice
Combine in blender until smooth.
Nutrition Breakdown: 306 calories, 36 grams protein, 36 grams carbohydrate, 3 grams fat, 3.5 grams fiber
MEAL 1, RECIPE 2: VEGGIE OMELET
2 whole eggs
2 egg whites
Mushrooms and/or onions to taste
1 slice whole-grain wheat toast
1 tbsp. all-fruit preserves
In a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray, make an egg omelet with 2 whole eggs plus 2 egg whites, sauteed mushrooms and/or onions, and serve with 1 slice of whole-grain wheat toast topped with 1 tbsp. of all-fruit preserves.
Nutrition Breakdown: 301 calories, 24 grams protein, 25 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams fat, 3 grams fiber
MEAL 2, RECIPE 1: PROTEIN PANCAKE
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 scoop whey protein powder
1/4 cup instant oatmeal
Combine ingredients with a few spoonfuls of water. Mix batter well, and then cook one large pancake on a non-stick skillet coated with cooking spray.
Nutrition Breakdown: 313 calories, 31 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrate, 8 grams fat, 5 grams fiber
MEAL 2, RECIPE 2: TURKEY BLT
2 slices whole wheat bread
3 slices turkey bacon
Sliced tomato, to taste
Lettuce, to taste
1 fresh pear
Make a sandwich of first 4 ingredients. Serve with a fresh pear.
Nutrition Breakdown: 293 calories, 13 grams protein, 46 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fat, 8 grams fiber
MEAL 3, RECIPE 1: BLACK BEAN SOUP AND HALF SANDWICH
1 cup of canned black bean soup
1 slice whole grain bread
2 oz. deli-style turkey breast, sliced
2 very thin slices of avocado
Make a sandwich with last 4 ingredients. Serve with cup of soup.
Nutrition Breakdown: 299 calories, 20 grams protein, 41 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat, 12 grams fiber
MEAL 3, RECIPE 2: SALMON NICOISE PLATE
3 oz. salmon
2 cups mixed salad greens
1 cup green beans, steamed
1 small red potato, boiled
5 black olives
Fresh lemon, salt, pepper, to taste
Grill, poach, bake, or broil salmon. Pile 2 cups of mixed salad greens onto a large dinner plate, top the greens with beans, potato, olives, and the cooked salmon. Season with fresh lemon, salt, and pepper.
Nutrition Breakdown: 301 calories, 28 grams protein, 30 grams carbohydrate, 8.5 grams fat, 7.5 grams fiber
MEAL 4, RECIPE 1: INSANITY SPECIAL SANDWICH NUT BUTTER AND JELLY
1 slice whole-grain bread
1 tbsp. all-natural peanut butter or almond butter
1 tbsp. all-fruit preserves or 1/4 sliced banana
1/2 cup cottage cheese, 1%
Make half of a nut butter and jelly sandwich. Serve with cottage cheese.
Nutrition Breakdown: 289 calories, 22 grams protein, 29 grams carbohydrate, 11 grams fat, 4 grams fiber
MEAL 4, RECIPE 2: TURKEY CHILI
1 cup turkey or veggie chili (homemade or store-bought)
2 egg whites, hard-boiled
Red wine vinegar
1 tsp. olive oil
Serve chili with a mixed green salad topped with 2 hard boiled egg whites and dressed with oil and vinegar
Nutrition Breakdown: 310 calories, 23 grams protein, 30 carbohydrate, 10 grams fat, 7 grams fiber
MEAL 5, RECIPE 1: STEAK WITH BROCCOLI
3 to 4 oz. flank steak, filet mignon, or sirloin
Sea salt and pepper to taste
1 small baked potato
1 cup steamed broccoli
Lemon juice to taste
Brush steak with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and freshly ground pepper. Grill or broil steak on both sides for 5-7 minutes, or until degree of doneness is achieved. Serve steak with a small baked potato topped with country Dijon mustard and steamed broccoli topped with fresh lemon juice.
Nutrition Breakdown: 304 calories, 30 grams protein, 33 grams carbohydrate, 6 grams fat, 7.5 grams fiber
MEAL 5, RECIPE 2: CHICKEN STIR-FRY WITH BROCCOLI, MUSHROOMS, & SNOW PEAS
4 oz. boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
1 cup broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup snow peas
2 tsp. reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 tbsp. chicken broth
1 tsp. sesame oil
1/3 cup brown rice, cooked
In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken breast pieces over medium heat until cooked through, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and cook broccoli, mushrooms, and snow peas in the same pan. Cook until vegetable begin to soften, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add the chicken back to the pan, with the vegetables, and season with soy sauce, chicken broth, and sesame oil. Serve over brown rice.
Nutrition Breakdown: 301 calories, 31 grams protein, 27 grams carbohydrate, 9 grams fat, 6.5 grams fiber.
There it is. 10 recipes for you to feast your eyes on. I have personally had the protein pancake and the chicken stir-fry. Very tasty. I hope that you found this review helpful, and know that eating healthy can taste good, too!