The 21 Day Fix red container is for any type of clean and minimally processed protein. These red container recipes contain at least one full red container per serving, which is helpful for meal planning.
The size of the red container is 3/4 cup and you should fill it to the top while still being able to close the lid. The measurement is one of volume, not weight, since different types of protein weight different amounts. Because of this, be wary of websites that tell you the ounces for each container.
Depending on the calorie bracket you’re in for the 21 Day Fix, you’ll be eating between four and seven red containers of food per day. You can divide these containers up evenly or eat them all at one time–whatever works best for you.
Some of the foods that go into the red container are boneless and skinless poultry, fish and shellfish, game, eggs or egg whites, protein powder, regular and greek yogurt, lean beef, and other protein sources.
As with other 21 Day Fix containers, on the food list you’ll see that some items have a specific count next to them while others do not. The items that have a count, for example, eggs (2 large), don’t fit into the container. When there is an amount listed, always go by what the 21 Day Fix food list says.
For another example, how many shrimp fit into the red container depends on the size of the shrimp. There is no count or measurement next to shrimp on the food list, so that is an item that you fill your container with to see how many fit (with the lid on).
It should be noted that the red container food list for the regular 21 Day Fix eating plan is different than the food list for the 21 Day Fix Vegan Meal Plan. You can’t mix and match the vegan eating plan with the regular one. This puts vegetarians in a bit of a bind, but there are a wide variety of meatless proteins available on the regular 21 Day Fix food list such as eggs, yogurt, tempeh and tofu, fish, cheese, and veggie burgers (as long as they have more than 16 grams of protein and less than 15 grams of carbohydrates per veggie patty).
Lentils, quinoa, and other plant based protein sources are listed as proteins on the Vegan 21 Day Fix food list. On the regular list, these items are considered carbohydrates.
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