Today’s post is going to be an ICYMI because there are lots of new items to talk about when it comes to the 21 Day Food List. Autumn Calabrese stays on top of current nutritional values of foods and most recently updated the list in March 2019.
At the end of this article I have attached the most recent food list pdf.
It’s exactly what it sounds like, a list of approved foods on the 21 Day Fix diet and nutrition plan. The foods are categorized by 21 Day Fix container (i.e., what type of food) and then from top to bottom (most nutritious to least nutritious) within the container category. Let’s break it down by food type and container color.
There is a wide variety of veggies on the 21 day fix food list, and it’s great to have a lot of choices. Kale is listed at the tip top, making it the healthiest option to fill your largest container. You can find squashes and veg like carrots and cauliflower in the middle and items like sprouts and onions at the bottom.
Now, I don’t think anyone is planning to eat a full green container of onions, but remember the list helps guide your recipe choices as well.
Berries are at the top of the fruit list. Not only are they great for eating on the go, but you can also get your fruit requirements in by throwing a container of berries into your Shakeology. Bananas are towards the bottom (due to the starches) as is tomato sauce (remember, a tomato is a fruit).
While lean meats like chicken and turkey are near the top, sardines actually are the most nutritional food in this category. Eggs and yogurt are included here, as are cottage cheese and Shakeology.
Starting with sweet potatoes and covering rice, pasta, and bread, this is where Beachbody gets a little creative. You’re not going to cram a piece of bread into a container to measure it, so the list indicates the equivalent. For the record, one slice of whole grain bread counts as one yellow container.
These are your nuts and cheeses. Avocado tops the list, but keep in mind this is the second smallest container, so these are used sparingly.
The smallest container is for snacks and dressings for your veggies. Pumpkin seeds are the most nutritious, and coconut is the least on this list.
It’s important to note that the 21 Day Fix food list covers oils (including nut butter and mayo) measured in teaspoons. Also, the sheet contains “free foods” like green onion, herbs, and mustard – you can have as much as you want of items in this sheet.
It’s simple to meal plan with the 21 Day Fix Food List. Please enjoy this free printable food list to help with your shopping.