A big part of a week of successful eating, is a day of successful planning! And the 21 Day Fix takes most of the guesswork out. However, it can still be quite easy to slip. But if you have everything packed for the week, and you just need to grab and go, you are less likely to get lax where eating is concerned.
So, Thursday I sat down, planned out my meals for the week, made a grocery list and off to the store I went.
Now I fall into the lowest bracket of the 21 Day Fix, so my list and prep are based on that. Your mileage may vary.
Meal 1: Shakeology.
Meal 2: Two egg “muffins” (1 whole egg with 3 egg whites, mushrooms and spinach, baked at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes). Mixed berries and grapes.
Meal 3 (Mon/Wed/Fri): 4 oz. grilled chicken, 1/2 cup sweet potato, roasted mixed veggies
Meal 3 (Tues/Thurs): 1 veggie burger, roasted cauliflower, roasted mixed veggies.
Meal 4: 4 oz. Oatmeal, sliced almonds and an apple.
Meal 5: Salmon, cod, turkey burgers, chicken sausage, or chicken with veggies. Brown rice on Tues/Thurs.
My counts per day:
1 orange (olive oil)
First up I did up my mixture for my egg muffins. I mixed 1 egg with 3 egg whites and placed in muffin tins and continued until I had enough for my work week. Came out great, and smell SO good!
Next was my roasted veggies. I decided on a mix of mushrooms, onions and red peppers. I measured out 5 green containers worth, spread them out on my baking stone with some olive oil, and cooked for approx 20 minutes at 350°. TIP: Measure a bit over your green container count as they will shrink during cooking so you’ll come up short. Lesson learned.
Next was my cauliflower and sweet potatoes. I seasoned my cauliflower with Buffalo Wing mix from Epicure Selections. All natural, no additives, preservatives or MSG. Just spices to add some flavour! 21 Day Fix approved! Cauliflower was in the oven for about 30 min, the sweet potatoes were around 1 hour.
Now, for some oatmeal! I used organic rolled oats and just followed the instructions on the bag. Added some vanilla (a 21 Day Fix freebie) for some flavour and will season with a bit of cinnamon later.
Last but not least were 2 veggie burger patties. I have never had them, this will be a first for me. Baked according to the directions.
Everything now cooked and ready to package.
Below is the finished product of a day of eating (both meals for lunch shown below). Dinners not shown. They are planned as laid out above, however will be cooked fresh when I get home from work.
And there you have it! Sunday Meal Prep – Week 1 in the bag! Hope you enjoyed!