21 Day Fix Meal Planning Made Easy

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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One of the questions about 21 Day Fix that I hear the most is "Will I get enough to eat out of those tiny containers?" Absolutely YES! The size of the colorful portion control containers is deceiving. It may look like a few bite-sized portions but if you consider the number of portions and the healthy and tasteful foods that you can eat, you will not feel starved or deprived. 21 Day Fix Does not require you to sacrifice food, just make better food choices and eat 3 balanced meals and 2-3 snacks every day. And the key to keeping the 21 Day Fix meal plan simple and successful is in the planning. To put things into perspective, here's a one day portion of the meal plan:

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Breakfast
Buckwheat waffle with lite ricotta, honey & berries
  Y  R  P
Snack
Shakeology & berries
R  P
Lunch
Y  R  G
Snack
Peppers & hummus
G  B
Dinner
G  G  R  Y
Snack
Berries, almonds & dark chocolate chips
P  O  
Total containers for the day:
Purple = 3
Green = 4
Red = 4
Yellow = 3
Blue = 1
Orange = 1

None of these meals took longer than 15 minutes to prepare (no counting the 1.5 hours the chicken was in the oven) so you can see where having ingredients prepared ahead really helps to save you time. Here's a list of ingredients for the day and some preparation tips to simplify your day a bit:

  • Frozen buckwheat waffles
  • 8oz lite ricotta
  • fresh berries
  • baby bell peppers
  • mixed greens like spinach and arugula
  • onion
  • baby potatoes
  • grape tomatoes
  • brussel sprouts
  • lemons
  • Chicken legs and thighs
  • fresh herbs (rosemary, thyme, parsley)
  • store prepared hummus
  • almonds
  • dark chocolate chips
  • extra virgin olive oil

Time saving tips:

  • Wash an cut all fruits and vegetables ahead of time and store them in air tight containers in the refrigerator. Then you can just reach for them and scoop out portions as you need them.You can do this with fresh herbs too. I usually do this on Sunday or Monday when I have some time to prep. Preparation usually takes no more than 2 hours.
  • Roasts and one pot meals like the Roasted Chicken, potatoes and vegetables we're having for dinner are a good option if you're short on time. You can prepare all ingredients in a roasting pan ahead of time (up to 3 days) and then pop it in the oven when you're ready.
  • Eat leftovers for lunch. Cook a little more than you need for dinners and save time and money when you enjoy some the next day for lunch.
  • When doing you meal planning start with the easiest meals first. For example, if you know you drink one Shakeology each day for breakfast plot that meal first and check off one red container for the Shakeo. If you like to add fruit to it check off a purple for that then move on to the next meal. If it's leftovers for lunch you can easily refer to the container list from the day before. Save snacks for last. That way you can see what containers are available from your list and fill in with snack choices that match.
  • For more 21 Day Fix planning tools see the Ultimate 21 Day Fix Tool Kit!
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Are you ready to give the 21 Day Fix a try but are feeling overwhelmed? Join us this month for the Ultimate 21 Day Fix Boot Camp for Beginners. We'll take you step-by-step through the workouts, meal planning and preparation and we'll have a lot of fun doing it!
Are you ready to give the 21 Day Fix a try but are feeling overwhelmed? Join us this month for the Ultimate 21 Day Fix Boot Camp for Beginners. We'll take you step-by-step through the workouts, meal planning and preparation and we'll have a lot of fun doing it! Joining is easy, just fill out this application and I'll be in touch soon to talk about the details.





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