21 Day Fix offers lots of recipes that feature foods on the approved list, making it even easier to stick to the program. Here are two vital considerations when choosing your 21 Day Fix recipes. Check out my Blog to download the latest 21 Day Fix Food List (updated 2019).
Trust me on this one. It will be so much easier to follow your nutritional guide if you take the time to sit down and figure out which 21 day fix recipes you want to try on which days. The last thing you want is to end up with three days of chicken recipes in a row (unless you really like chicken) or schedule a recipe on a day that you won’t have time actually to make the dish.
If you plan correctly, you can also use leftovers in the days following, cutting down on your prep time. For example, if you have a steak dinner one night, plan on having steak tacos the following day. It may seem trivial, but having a plan will keep you on track.
While it’s okay to buy some products in bulk, know what you are going to eat and when you plan on eating it (again, that’s where meal planning comes in). We’ve all been there – your grocery store has a sale on bell peppers, 10 for $10 (for example). Great bargain for people who don’t live in an agricultural area where you can get them cheaper at a farmer’s market.
But you need to have recipes that will allow you to use up the bell peppers, either as a meal (like stuffed bell peppers) or in another creative recipe. Finding mushy bell peppers in the back of your vegetable drawer is not fun.
Also, be realistic about the ingredients you will be able to purchase. You may want to try a tasty stir-fry, but if you can’t find bok choy, it could be a waste of time. Likewise, if you know your grocery store doesn’t carry tahini, avoid recipes with that ingredient…unless you have the time and desire to make your own.
21 Day Fix recipes are easy to find, especially if you widen your search to include the foods you prefer from the 21 Day Fix food list. One of my favorite place to find recipes is Pinterest and there is always the Google Search that will return a load of sites to give you variety.
You can create your own explicitly tailored to your taste. So take your list and go crazy creating some 21 Day Fix recipes the whole family will love.
My name is Melissa McAllister. I just turned 44! I have a son and daughter and my husband and I are new empty nesters! My husband is the reason I eat, drink, and sleep health and fitness. He has 2 speeds, GO and GO Faster. We have been together for over 28 years and married for 23 (yes, he had me at “hello!”). Don’t get me wrong though…I was a Doritos and Coca Cola eating Hoover when I was in school! Fitness has been an essential part of my life for over 19 years. I have the 3 best jobs in the world—being a stay-at-home Mom, business owner, and group exercise instructor for several large fitness chains. I have been teaching everything from yoga to kickboxing for over 17 years. I have also had the great opportunity to train, inspire, and motivate other instructors for the past 11 years. You might even see me in a few fitness videos out there! 😉 Reaching out to others who are struggling to be healthy and happy is my passion. I couldn’t tell you next Fall’s latest fashion must have or what flowers to plant this season, but I can help you achieve your health and fitness goals. With your determination and my motivation, we can find and keep the best YOU! I will inspire by holding myself and those around me accountable!