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This five day 21 Day Fix Meal Plan A will help you start off your FIX journey on the right foot. The 21 Day Fix is a way of clean eating that focuses on unprocessed foods and portion control. Eating a specific number of colored containers every day will help you achieve the weight loss you’re wanting, and this 1200-1800 calorie meal plan will help.

This meal plan is broken down for Monday through Friday. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks are included. There are a few main recipes you’ll be making and eating all week–if you’re not a fan of recipes or eating leftovers, you might enjoy my easy meal plan for this bracket–it uses only simple meals and no recipes.

beef fajita bowl and meatza with text for pinterest

21-Day Fix Meal Plan A

I’ll be honest, the 21 Day Fix has you eating so much food. I usually plan on eating leftovers for lunches so I don’t have to cook quite as often, and have found that it’s the best way for me to stay focused on my healthy eating plan.

The 21 Day Fix plan focuses on eating whole foods. This means that most of your foods will not have a package. Fresh fruits, vegetables, and whole grains are important on this eating plan.

For Bracket A, you’ll be eating the follow portion-control containers:

  • 4 Green Containers (vegetables)
  • 2 Purple Containers (fruits)
  • 4 Red Containers (lean proteins)
  • 2 Yellow Containers (healthy slow burning carbs)
  • 1 Blue Container (healthy fats)
  • 1 Orange Container (seeds & dressings)
  • 3 teaspoons of oil based foods (mayo, olive oil, peanut butter, etc)

There is a 21 day fix food list that goes along with the containers, and those are the foods you’ll be eating. For example, you can’t just fill the yellow container with any carb you choose. The food list is very specific and tells you how much or how many of each food you can use. One half of a banana, one whole small apple, or 1 cup diced pineapple are all counted as a purple container.

I’ve created a printable food list that has not only the foods that are on Beachbody’s main list, but also their free food list, container sizes, calorie ranges for each container, and shopping tips. You can view it in my printable library with more than 20 other resources by signing up for my email newsletter here:

Updated for Ultimate Portion Fix/Portion Fix

The 21 Day Fix has gone through a few name changes. Whatever you’re calling it these days, rest assured that this meal plan is updated to what Beachbody is currently calling the Fix. You’ll see that the extra green container and teaspoon that was added to the Ultimate Portion Fix is included in this meal plan. You can now eat more veggies and peanut butter on the UPF (does anyone use their teaspoons for anything other than peanut butter?!).

Resources for those using 21 Day Fix Meal Plan A:

  • Check your bracket There is a formula for taking your current weight and using that to find your bracket, but I’ve created a simple calculator for you to do it. Always check your bracket before starting a round to make sure you haven’t gone up or down a bracket. Eating the correct amount of containers every day is what makes this weight loss program work.
  • Sample Meal Plans Meal planning for the Fix is very important because it helps you stay on track. Think of it like a budget–if you eat all your containers before dinner, you’ll be hungry and go over your budget. You can find free sample meal plans on this site that will help! If you need more, I have a video about How to Meal Plan for the 21 Day Fix. (side note: meal planning is important for the Fix, meal prep is not–if it’s helpful to you, do it. If it stresses you out, don’t feel that you have to meal prep!)
  • Extra 21 Day Fix Containers Extra containers are always helpful! These are the correct measurements–many containers for sale on Amazon are not the correct measurements and can negatively influence your results.
  • 21 Day Fix Recipes with Container Counts
  • Small changes make up big losses. Replace fast food and unhealthy foods with delicious healthy meals for the best results.

1,200-1,499 Calorie Bracket | 21 Day Fix Meal Plan A

directions for getting a printable version of this Meal Plan are at the bottom of the post


Breakfast: Banana Pancakes (2 Purple, 1/2 Red)

Snack: Celery with Nut Butter (1G, 2 teaspoons)

Lunch: Salad Using (1 Green, 1  Red, 1 Orange, 1 Yellow)

Snack: Hard Boiled Egg, Carrots (1/2 Red, 1 Green)

Dinner: Instant Pot Jambalaya (2 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Teaspoon)

Snacks: Raw Whole Almonds (1 Blue)


Breakfast: 3 Egg Bites (1 Red, 3/4 Blue)

Lunch: Grilled Chicken with Steamed Veggies with Apple (1 Red, 2 Green, 1 Purple)

Dinner: Beef Fajita Bowls (1 Red, 1 Green, 1/2 Yellow) Toppings (1/4 Blue for Avocado, 1 Green for Veggies) ( Total 1 Red, 2 Green, 1/2 Yellow, 1/4 Blue)

Snacks: Fruit & Nut Butters (1 Purple, 3 Teaspoons), Treat Swap (1 Yellow), Shakeology with Pumpkin Seeds (1 Red, 1 Orange)

*treat swaps can be used for almost anything not on the food list! Potato chips, alcohol, chocolate… here’s a video about treat swaps*


Breakfast: Homemade Sausage | Sweet Version with Whole Grain Cereal with Banana (1 Red, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Yellow, 1 Purple)

Lunch: Grilled Salmon, Roasted Carrots & Asparagus Topped With Sesame Seeds (1 Red, 1 1/2 Green, 1 Orange)

Dinner: Beef Stroganoff (1 Yellow, 1/2 Green, 1 1/2 Red)

Snacks: Carrot and Celery Sticks (1 Green), Hummus on Lettuce (1 Blue), Apple with Nut Butter and one hard boiled egg (1/2 Red, 1 Purple, 1 Teaspoon)


Breakfast: Bread, Whole Grain with Nut Butter and Banana Slices (1 Yellow, 1 Purple, 1 Teaspoon)

Lunch:  Salad with Chicken and Quinoa (1 Green, 1 1/4 Red, 1 Orange, 1 Yellow)

Dinner: Low Carb Meatza made with 3 Veggies (2 1/4 Red, about 1 Green, 1 Blue)

Snacks: Apples with Nut Butter (1 Purple, 1 Teaspoon), Snowpeas (1 Green)

Who among us can deny the draw of a delicious slice of pizza? Not me! I love pizza and this meatza recipe is a low carb, 21 Day Fix option. #lowcarb #meatza #keto #glutenfree #21dayfix


Breakfast: Banana Pancakes (2 Purple, 1/2 Red)

Lunch: Instant Pot Jambalaya (2 Red, 1 Green, 1 Yellow, 1 Teaspoon)

Dinner: Beef Fajita Bowls (1 Red, 1 Green, 1/2 Yellow)

Snacks: Hummus on Lettuce (1 Blue), Celery & Nut Butter (1 Green, 1 Teaspoon), Pumpkin Seeds (1 Orange)

To gain access to my free printable library (to download a PDF of this Meal Plan for Bracket A) please fill out the form below:

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  1. Becca I think this is an absolutely fantastic idea!!! Anyone can go by this and not even think about what you wanna fix, it’s all right there for you . Can’t get any easier than that!! Thank you for all your hard work!

  2. Anita Long says:

    Becca, Your meal plan is awesome. It really helps me with my meal planning for the week. Thank you so much and I hope to see more soon.

    1. I’m so glad it’s helpful!! Thank you for your feedback!

  3. I have a question! I’ve been doing 21 Day Fix for a while. My bracket is 1200 calories. However, using all the containers, my calorie count is still under 1k, and I become full. How can I raise it so I don’t get into starvation mode?

    1. I’d be sure to eat from the top and bottom of the food lists, and if you start seeing a weight loss stall maybe bump up to the next calorie bracket (B). Many people have had good luck with that ;)

  4. Very helpful site! Thank you.

  5. where is the print button for this plan?

  6. how would you calculate out containers to make the A bracket to be 50 carb%, 30 protein%, and fat 20%

    1. Are you looking for a Vegan or Vegetarian plan for the containers?

  7. I have signed up for the newsletter, but still cannot access the printable meal plan for Bracket A no shakes??

    1. Check your spam, please! An email is automatically sent with the URL and password :)

    2. I too have signed up and have checked the spam email and did not receive anything

      1. Sara Anderson says:

        Hi Natasha,
        We just sent over another email, directly to you, with the link and meal plan. Let us know if you’re still having trouble accessing it :)

  8. Renee Brownell says:

    Can’t wait to get started!

  9. I have signed up and have not recieved the printable and also checked my spam , nothing. My email is (email removed).

    1. Hi Diane,

      Yahoo emails often block our emails before they even get to your inbox. Do you have another email address that you can use?

  10. theresa okeefe says:

    looks great thank you!

  11. Luis FERnando says:

    Looking for printable brackets

    I can not find them !!!!

    Please help

    1. Sara Anderson says:

      Hi there,
      You should have received an email (check your SPAM folder) with a link and password to the free printables :)

  12. Janette Amarel says:

    Hello Becca.
    After reading your website. I think this your ideas and meal plans will help me transition from Noom to Real Life. I have one month left in my membership and this would be a good transition. I’ve lost and kept off 30 lbs over the past 3 years end of April. Also did a lot of mind changing, habits, beliefs etc.
    I still have about 20 lbs of fat to remove. The challenge is meal planning . I can shop and prep with the best. Just need to tweak my diet to eating more healthy. I also have a family to consider. It would be nice for them to not turn up their noses to some of the meals.
    As Shakeology doesn’t work well for me, I made a post workout high protein shake meal that does.
    Any advice and suggestions would be welcome. Thank you, Janette

  13. Thank you so much for all this! I have been using the ‘old’ information, in the little book that came with my 21DF package (pre-Boeachbody on Demand). And I was a little confused about 3 vs 4 green containers for Plan A. Thank you for clearing that up in this post! I refer my friends to your blog frequently!

  14. Sherry Sladek says:

    Hi my name is Sherry Sladek,lam interested in this plan ,but l want to understand will l get the eating plan in my kit and can l have a shake for one meal if l would like

    1. Hi Sherry, I’m not sure what the Portion Fix kit comes with right now, but it is not this meal plan – I created this myself.

      Yes, a scoop of a shake counts as a red container. :)

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