The 21 Day Fix green container is the one that holds vegetables. All of the following recipes have at least one full green container in each serving size. The green container holds one cup of vegetables, and should be packed full while allowing the top to still close shut.
Remember that the Fix eating plan fills the container by volume, not weight. One cup of lettuce weighs much less than one cup of turnips, which is why you should not weigh your containers.
Depending on the bracket you’re in, you are allotted between four and eight green containers per day. Eight green containers (for bracket F) is a lot of veggies for one day–the recipes below will help you get those veggies in.
To calculate how many 21 Day Fix containers you’ll get on the program, first find your calorie goal by multiplying your current weight by 11. This is called your caloric baseline. Subtract 400 if you’re not working out. If you are working out, add 400 and then subtract 750 (for your calorie deficit). That number is your calorie goal.
The 21 Day Fix eating plan has ranges based on your calorie goal. Say your calorie goal is 1450. You’ll fall under Bracket or Plan A (1,200-1,499 calories). Plan B is 1,500-1,799. Plan C is 1,800 to 2,099 calories. Plan D is 2,100 to 2,300 calories. Plan E is 2,300 to 2,499 calories, and Plan F is 2,500 to 2,800 calories. To see how many containers you get per day on the 21 Day Fix, head over to this post that explains everything you need to know about the 21 Day Fix.
If you’re looking for meal plans for the 21 Day Fix, you can find a lot of them here for every bracket of the Fix, and they’re all free. They use recipes that have container counts already figured out for you, so there is no guess work involved.
The 21 Day Fix is all about portion control. You are allowed a specific amount of containers to eat per day (even for vegetables), and since it’s a macro-based eating plan, those containers will work together to help you lose weight.
Some people say that you can’t overeat vegetables. While this is generally true I think there is a lot to be said for sticking to good choices and your allotted containers on the 21 Day Fix.
Eating more than your daily allotment of green containers could definitely result in a weight loss stall. For example, some vegetables are high in carbs–like bamboo shoots, turnips, snow peas and carrots. Eating only those vegetables every day might cause a plateau in your weight loss.
Pickles are now considered a green container on the 21 Day Fix, since the newest update (called Ultimate Portion Fix) in early 2019. Eating eight cups of pickles a day is certainly not a healthy decision–the sodium will cause fluid retention and most certainly weight gain (or weight loss stall).
All of the 21 Day Fix recipes you find on My Crazy Good Life have container counts already calculated for you. You’ll find breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts here that your family will never believe are healthy–promise ;)
In addition to green container recipes, you’ll find several delicious 21 Day Fix recipes that you won’t believe count as vegetables–buffalo cauliflower bites, stuffed acorn squash, and even turnip fries!
Easy healthy meals for your family