Starting the 21 Day Fix can be overwhelming! While I recommend trying delicious recipes with container counts, I also think there is something to be said for starting out with a simple and easy 21 Day Fix meal plan.
While this meal plan isn’t very exciting, is is simple–it will keep you on target with clean eating and your weight loss, and is perfect for beginning Fixers.
Bracket A on the 21 Day Fix
This 21 Day Fix Meal Plan for Bracket A (for the 1,200-1,499 calorie range) includes the following daily containers:
- 4 green containers (vegetables)
- 2 purple containers (fruits)
- 4 red containers (proteins)
- 2 yellow containers (carbohydrates)
- 1 blue container (healthy fats)
- 1 orange container (seeds and dressings)
- 3 teaspoons of oil (nut butters and oils)
If these numbers look different from what you have, it’s probably because these are the new numbers from the Ultimate Portion Fix, released in March 2019.
Simple & Easy Meal Plan for the 21 Day Fix Bracket A
If no amount is given for a food item, please refer to the Food List to see how much goes into a container.
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Breakfast: 2 eggs, 4 slices turkey bacon, one slice of whole grain toast with 1 tsp butter (2R, 1Y, 1tsp)
Snack: 1C raw veggies and 1/2 medium banana (1G, 1P)
Lunch: Low sodium turkey slices, small apple with peanut butter (1R, 1P, 2 tsp)
Snack: 1C raw veggies with cheese and unsalted peanuts (1G, 1B, 1O)
Dinner: Grilled chicken, 2C broccoli, sweet potato with cinnamon (1R, 2G, 1Y)
Breakfast: Oatmeal with diced apples and cinnamon with 1 teaspoon coconut oil (1Y, 1P, 1 tsp)
Snack: 2 hard boiled eggs, 12 almonds (1R, 1B)
Lunch: (2C worth of veggies) Salad with romaine lettuce, 21 day fix-approved salad dressing, low sodium sliced chicken (2G, 1O, 1R)
Snack: 1 small apple with plain greek yogurt (1P, 1R)
Dinner: Grilled hamburger patty with lean beef or turkey, romaine lettuce leaves and tomatoes, brown rice with 1 tsp butter (1R, 2G, 1Y, 2 tsp)
Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with turkey bacon, bell peppers, onion, and asparagus (1C worth of veggies), slice of whole grain toast with 2 tsp butter (2R, 1G, 1Y, 1 tsp)
Snack: 1/2 banana (1P)
Lunch: 1C raw veggies, 2 hard boiled eggs, cheese (1G, 1R, 1B)
Snack: 1 C raspberries, olives (1P, 1O)
Dinner: 1/2C whole grain pasta with 1 tsp olive oil or butter, broccoli, grilled chicken (1Y, 1 tsp, 2G, 1R)
Breakfast: Plain Greek Yogurt with 1C strawberries and raspberries (1R, 1P)
Snack: 12 almonds, 1 medium orange, and peanuts (1P, 1B, 1O)
Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs, raw veggies, 21 day fix approved crackers (whole grain triscuts or wheat thins are ok) (1R, 1G, 1Y)
Snack: Riced cauliflower with 2 scrambled eggs and low sodium Tamari with 2 tsp coconut oil (Tamari is like soy sauce, but 100% better!) (2G, 1R, 2 tsp)
Dinner: Roasted vegetables, sweet potato, and low sodium poultry sausage (1G, 1Y, 1R, 1 tsp for the extra oil in the sausage)
Breakfast: Scrambled eggs with whole grain bread and butter (1R, 1Y, 1 tsp)
Snack: 1 small apple, peanut butter (1P, 2 tsp)
Lunch: Grilled chicken, asparagus, brown rice (1R, 2G, 1Y)
Snack: 1/2 banana, peanuts, cheese (1P, 1O, 1B)
Dinner: 1/2 bell pepper with 2 servings of taco seasoned meat, shredded romaine lettuce, and tomatoes (2G, 2R)
Breakfast: Oatmeal with 1/2 banana and 2 scrambled eggs with coconut oil (add them to the oatmeal and bake, or leave the eggs on the side and prepare oatmeal normally) (1Y, 1P, 1R, 2 tsp)
Snack: Small salad or raw veggies with 21 Day Fix approved dressing (2G, 1O)
Lunch: Low sodium sliced turkey, raw veggies, plain greek yogurt with vanilla or 100% Stevia (2R, 1G)
Snack: 1 small apple with peanut butter, cottage cheese (1P, 1R, 1 tsp)
Dinner: Pizza! Whole wheat tortilla or 100 calorie whole grain Flat-Out wrap with no sugar added tomato sauce (counts as a green), veggies, and cheese (1Y, 1G, 1B)
Breakfast: 2 egg omelette with turkey bacon, 1C chopped veggies, 1/2 english muffin with 2 tsp butter (2R, 1G, 1Y, 2 tsp)
Snack: Apple slices with cheese (1P, 1B)
Lunch: Small salad with fix approved dressing, 1/2 banana (2G, 1O, 1P)
Snack: Plain greek yogurt with vanilla (1R)
Dinner: Lean steak, roasted cauliflower, 1/2 c of a baked potato with 1 tsp butter (1R, 1G, 1Y, 1 tsp)
How to meal plan for the 21 Day Fix
Making a 21 Day Fix meal plan can be intimidating at first, but I walk you through it in this video.
My favorite way to meal prep for the Fix is using my Instant Pot. You can find a ton of recipes here that include cooking directions for any electric pressure cooker, the Crock Pot, and the stove or oven.
Looking for more 21 Day Fix Meal Plans?
I’ve got a free meal plan here for Bracket A. It’s full of delicious recipes made from ingredients on the 21 Day Fix food list, and includes container counts for each meal.
If you’d like a 21 Day Fix meal plan with an editable spreadsheet and full shopping list, you’ll want to take a look at this one in my shop: 21 Day Fix Meal Plan A.
You can find more meal plans for all of the 21 Day Fix brackets (A-F) right here.
I’m not a Beachbody coach. I love the portion control that the 21 Day Fix provides and like sharing it with my community.