Many of you have asked "Okay, I understand the portions and everything is supposed to fit into these little containers... I get 3 reds, 3 Greens, 2 Yellow... etc. but most importantly...
HOW DO I MAKE THESE TASTE GOOD?
How do you combine all of these to make an actual meal?
I wanted to share with you both my wife's meal and mine so you can get a few glimpses at how this could work for you!
Allison's Sample Day: 1500-1799 cals per day
Meal 1:Shakeology (1 R), 1/2 banana (1 P)
Meal 2: Apple (1 P), protein powder and water in shaker cup (1 R)
Meal 3: Kale (2 G), Olive Oil (1 tsp), Farro (like a rice/quinoa-1Y), Feta Cheese (1 B)
Meal 4: 1/2 Pita (1Y), peanut butter (3 tsp), 1/2 banana (1 P)
Meal 5: Green Pepper (1 G), Ground turkey (1 R), Farro (1Y), Tomatoes (1/2 G), Carrots (1/2 G)
Meal 6: Cottage cheese (1R) Sunflower Seeds (1 Orange)
So Allison has just completed her first week at the time of this blog post and has gotten this figured out. In fact, I even use her's as a basis for mine ;)
My Sample Meal Plan: 1800-2099 cals. per day
Meal 1: Shakeology (1R), 1/2 Banana (1P), 2 tsp PB
Meal 2: 1 full pita (2 Y), eggs (1 R), Kale and tomatoes (1G), hot sauce (made this into a pita sandwich)
Meal 3: Kale (1 G), Feta (1 B), Farro (1 Y), Salmon (1R), 1 tsp Olive Oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste. Mixed this up in a big salad (I'm not a salad person but this was good).
Meal 4: 1/2 Pita (1Y), 1 tsp pb, 1 tsp jelly, 1/2 banana (1 P)
Meal 5: Pepper (1 G), Turkey (1 R), Tomatoes and Veggies (2 G) We stuffed the Peppers with the Ground turkey, Tomatoes, cooked in the oven and had veggies on the side. Allison was also putting in some Farro (you can also use brown rice in there---it's really good).
Meal 6: Cottage Cheese (1 R), Sunflower Seeds (1 Orange)
You can use these meal plans as a base (if not for anything, just see how and when we use what colors and that gives you a pretty good combination).
We also like taking our favorite recipe books and switching out comparable ingredients for those found in the 21 Day Fix food lists and swapping them out to make healthier versions of those recipes (that's always fun!)
Also, just do a Google Search "21 Day Fix Recipes" and you will find TONS of recipes (if you are Pinterest, there are numerous boards on different ideas from Mac n' Cheese to Cauliflower Crust Pizza).
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