These recipes contain at least one orange container per serving. On the 21 Day Fix, the orange container is for calorie-dense foods like seeds, flaxseed, and dressings. Also, chia seeds, hemp seeds, pine nuts, and olives.
Most foods that fit into the orange container will be no more than 150 calories and 15 grams of fat. If you consider the size of the container, two tablespoons, that’s a very calorie-dense food.
The 21 Day Fix containers, including the orange container, are filled by volume and not weight. Two tablespoons of shredded coconut will weigh less than two tablespoons of seeds, so fill your container and make sure you can close the lid to the container to get an accurate amount of food. Going over on your orange container every day could cause a weight loss stall on the Fix.
Every calorie bracket of the 21 Day Fix gets only one orange container–same with the blue container. Even the highest calorie plans don’t get more than one. This can be a bit confusing, though, because the 21 Day Fix kit actually comes with two orange containers. I wish I could explain why this is, but I don’t know why they do this.
I’ve found that if you don’t eat salads, the orange container is a difficult one for a lot of people. These orange container recipes for the 21 Day Fix can help you get your orange in.
I struggle most with the orange container when I’m following the 21 Day Fix, so I usually fill it with a quick snack of pumpkin or sunflower seeds.
If you’re looking for orange container dinner ideas, I find that sprinkling seeds on a salad, in a protein shake like Shakeology, or adding 10 olives to the side of your meal help to fill that container. If you’re snacking or looking for an orange container dessert, just sprinkle some unsweetened coconut on your snack–apples with peanut butter and coconut are a delicious dessert!
Anything made with coconut flour counts as an orange, too! Comparing calories, about 3 tablespoons of coconut flour would count as an orange container.
Fix approved salad dressings are definitely the easiest way to get your orange container in. You could also use some of these as a vegetable dip to get your orange container for the day.
If you’re looking to make your own salad dressings for the orange container, you should read up a bit about oils. There are a wide variety of oils available for sale and there are some that are better for your body. I’ve written about the difference in oils here.
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