Eating healthy is hard work y’all! Food prep is scary and messy. But it doesn’t have to be. I started the 21 Day Fix about 6 weeks ago and have had amazing results. Now I’m never one to push my stuff on others, so when I started this, I was cooking for just myself and let my family wing it on their own. Super mom status here (insert sarcasm).
After a couple of weeks, the family started to come around, or maybe they just got tired of having to cook for themselves. Whatever it was, they decided to try out some of “weird food”. I’ve posted below some of my favorites, along with the container counts.
*Disclaimer: I am not super militant when it comes to counting containers. If I use a teaspoon of green onions, I’m not counting it a 1/4 green. We’re all just winging it here.
If you are like me, you are probably wondering what this 21 Day Fix is all about, is it a fad, and does it really work? I contacted a friend of mine back from my bartending days, she walked me through the process, and she’s been an awesome Beachbody Coach since! The secret is in the containers. There is no calorie counting, each container is color coded to each food category. If it fits in the container, you can eat it! Your starting weight determines how many containers you get for each food category.
Green – Veggies, Purple – Fruits, Red – Proteins, Yellow – Carbs, Blue – Healthy Fats, Orange – Seeds and Dressings
Learn more about the 21DF here!
These were pretty fun to make and my helper was super handsome!
*Pro Tip: Place the oats in the blender last for optimum blending.
Serving Size: 1 Muffin
1 Yellow, 1/2 Red, 1/4 Purple
This has become a staple for me. I make this every single Sunday and mix into several lunches and dinners. So good. I wish I had a pic of the actual made dish, but I always have it shredded and put into containers before I remember to snap one. Instead of the food pic, here are my favorite two staples I keep in my pantry and the main ingredients to this dish.
Another staple for me. I make this every week. I’ll eat it with whole wheat crackers as a snack, spice up my salads with it, or top it with the Buffalo Chicken. And it’s so pretty to make!
Tasty Tip: Add a little cumin and garlic powder to give it a little extra kick!
1/2 Green, 1 Yellow
This is where it gets good. This is what got the kid’s attention. Maybe it’s not so bad after all! Remember the Buffalo Chicken up there? Yep, I use it on here too. Adds major flavor!
I portioned this out in the yellow container. Again, I’m not super militant on the counts, but this is what I got:
1 Red, 1 Green, 2 Yellow, 1 Blue
This recipe has probably been one of my favorite go-to meals. It’s really all about the prep. I make a crock-pot full of this on the weekend and it will last for a solid work week. The recipe in the link calls for Beyond Meat Strips, but I used regular chicken, because you know, baby steps.
Shameless Camden Plug
Soup: 1 Green, 1 Red
Pictured Salad: 2 Green, 1 Red, 1/2 Orange
I’m trying out new recipes every week. Follow my 21 Day Fix board on Pinterest to keep up with the latest!
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