21 Day Fix Purple Container Recipes
The 21 Day Fix purple container holds fruit. Depending on your calorie bracket for the 21 Day Fix, you can have between two and five purple containers full of fruits per day from the 2019 approved food list.
The size of the 21 Day Fix purple container is one cup. This is a volume measurement–there is no weight measurement for the containers. One cup of strawberries is going to weigh more than one cup of raspberries, so you'll see why weighing your containers isn't the best way to ensure weight loss results.
Your average fruit for the purple container is going to be about 100 calories at most, so if you're trying to determine a range for the container, that will help.
I've heard a lot of people say, "nobody has gotten fat over eating a whole banana" and while that statement makes sense, overeating on your purple container allotment every day will impact your weight loss results on the 21 Day Fix. Eating 200 calories of a banana once (or twice) a day will impact your weight loss.
After calculating your calorie bracket for the Fix, you'll see how many purple containers you should eat per day. Examples of foods that go in the purple container are raspberries, strawberries, cherries, apples, watermelon, bananas, and oranges.
On the Food list, some fruits are given a specific size or amount (1/2 large banana, or 2 medium guava). For other fruits that don't list a specific size or amount, fill your container with the fruit to determine how much to eat.
When it comes to these foods that list a size and amount, try not to overthink it–1/2 of a large banana is exactly that, 1/2 of the large banana you usually see at Costco, or your local grocery store.
Foods like strawberries, for example, can fit different amounts in the purple container depending on how big the strawberry is, so counting how many strawberries isn't the best way to determine that.
As with the other container colors on the food list, the 21 Day Fix purple container food list is in order from healthiest and more nutrient packed fruits at the top to least nutrient packed fruits at the bottom. While all of the foods on the list are healthy, focusing on the top of the food list can help you overcome a weight loss plateau or weight loss stall.
Have you heard of a purple container treat swap? Three times per week, you can use one purple container as a treat swap. You'll be doing this for foods that go above that 100-ish calorie range. Foods that are considered purple treat swaps are dried fruit, prunes, dates, raisins, and juice.
There are also a couple of treat swaps that use both the yellow and purple containers, like chocolate covered raisins and banana oatmeal cookies with raisins. Remember that in order to continue losing weight on the 21 Day Fix, these swaps should be used no more than three times per week.