A Healthy Meal plan with 5 dinners and a breakfast that will make healthy eating exciting, without a lot of work. Plus 21 Day Fix Containers, WW points, and a meal planning spreadsheet included, too.
Healthy Meal Plan
Tough start to this week here…and I am still not over it or ready to talk about it. 😂 But thankfully we had some gorgeous weather, and a really nice (and busy) Valentine’s Day with our kiddos. Max loves all holidays which makes it really fun, even when you are shoveling in dinner and trying to make it to two different activities in time.
Anyway, for this meal plan, we chose meals to take into account Fat Tuesday, Ash Wednesday, and Lent for anyone who needs to think about these things. It also includes my brand new Salsa Verde Chicken Soup – it’s full of flavor AND full of veggies – definitely a new favorite here.
A note for FIXers – for the Lentil Sloppy Joes, if you are on plan A and want to serve it over a sweet potato, you will need to swap your breakfast… ORRR leave the breakfast and I think it would be really yummy over cauliflower rice or stuffed into an Acorn Squash. You have options!
If you need a lunch idea, with the kale on this grocery list, I suggest Kale Caesar Salads for lunch. To save prep time, you could make it chickpeas instead of chicken (as long as you are ok with calling beans a red like the vegan list does, or adjust your yellows accordingly).
About This Meal Plan
If you have been following full plans, and are new to my weekly meal plans, each week there are five dinners and a breakfast planned out, along with a lunch suggestion. These allow for more flexibility, but the meal plan still follows the 21 Day Fix containers and also includes WW points. This plan is perfect for anyone who is interested in healthy eating, portion control, prioritizing whole foods, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Grocery List and Prep Tips
The grocery list can be found in my weekly email for email subscribers! In the weekly email there are also step-by-step prep tips for these meal plans which makes the week go SOO much smoother in the prep department. It’s not too late to become an email subscriber and get these resources. Just click the link to sign up – it’s FREE!
For 21 Day FIX | Portion Fix Meal Plan Followers
So, all five dinners and a breakfast are already loaded into a meal planning spreadsheet for you here. Just swap out lunch and snacks and make any adjustments you need. Note: Click the spreadsheet link, make a copy when prompted, and save it to your computer (won’t work quite as well on a phone).
If paper and pencil is more your thing:
Weight Watchers Meal Plan Followers
We are working on converting each recipe on the site to the new WW points system. Some recipes still have a link to find your personal points, while others have the points listed. In both cases, if you go to the recipe card on each blog post you will find the WW points info in the “notes” section. Thank you for bearing with us while we work on adapting to the new system!
You can see how the whole week fits together on the 2.20.23 Meal Plan at a Glance Spreadsheet.
For best results: click the spreadsheet link, make a copy when prompted, and save it to your computer (won’t work quite as well on a phone).
With the kale on this grocery list, I suggest Kale Caesar Salads for lunch. To save prep time, you could make it chickpeas instead of chicken (as long as you are ok with calling beans a red like the vegan list does, or adjust your yellows accordingly).
When I meal plan I always start by planning my dinners. Then breakfast, then lunch. And finally, I fill in my snacks for the day with my remaining macros, points, or containers.
Healthy Snack Ideas | 21 Day Fix Snacks this post is a great way to get ideas for the containers, points, or macros you have leftover after you plan the rest of your day!
It’s still important to follow the 21 Day Fix plan on Saturdays and Sundays for optimal results, but you will likely have leftover meals and ingredients after following this healthy weekly meal plan. And, so, to eliminate food waste, take inventory of your fridge and pantry at the end of the week and create a plan for the weekend. Many people like to get some healthy takeout one night – think yummy salads with grilled protein or a slice of veggie pizza – and we have this helpful Healthy Weekend Meals post to help you even more!
You are in luck! I have 15 FREE and FULL 21 Day Fix Meal Plans for all of the calorie brackets ready to go for you!
This Week’s Plan
- ⅓ cup of rolled or old fashioned oats
- ½ ripe banana or ¼ cup of applesauce
- 1 whole egg or 1 egg white omit for vegan
- 2 Tbsp almond milk or milk of your choice
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- 1-2 tsp maple syrup
- Pinch of salt
- ¼ tsp cinnamon
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil WW sub cooking spray
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, breasts, or tenderloins
- 2 Tbsp salt free taco seasoning
- 2 cups salsa verde
- 4-6 cups low sodium chicken broth I would start with 4 and add extra if you like a brothier soup
- 1 cup white beans, drained (black beans would be yummy if you prefer that) (not following 21df? Use the whole can!)
- 1 cup frozen corn or sub more beans
- 3 cups frozen cauliflower rice
- 2 Tbsp lime juice juice from one lime
- 2 cups chopped kale if you buy the bagged, pre-chopped kale, pick out the tough stems (can sub zucchini)
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems, finely chopped (optional but omggggg)
- salt, optional
- Optional toppings: corn tortillas made into tortilla strips, chopped avocado, plain Greek yogurt, shredded cheddar or pepper jack cheese, and green onions.
For the Cajun Seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes optional
For the Jambalaya
- 6 teaspoon olive oil divided
- 1/2 lb chicken sausage sliced – I used fully cooked Andouille Sausage
- 1/2 lb medium sized raw shrimp cleaned and peeled
- 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs diced
- 1 1/2 cups brown rice
- 1 1/2 cups organic chicken stock or broth (3 cups for stovetop)
- 1 can diced tomatoes 14.5oz
- 1 onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 stalks celery diced
- 2 bell peppers diced
- 2 teaspoons olive or avocado oil
- 1 cup dry lentils rinsed well
- 3 carrots chopped
- 1 yellow onion chopped
- 1 large bell pepper chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 can tomato sauce 10-14 oz
- 6 oz tomato paste 1 can
- 1 ¼ cups vegetable broth
- 1-2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1-2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- pinch smoked paprika
- 1-2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce or gluten free soy sauce/coconut aminos
- 3 Baked sweet potatoes for serving optional
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil can sub olive or sesame oil
- 1 lb boneless chicken tenderloins cut into bite sized pieces
- 1/2 cup diced shallots about one whole shallot
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 2/3 cup low sodium chicken stock or sub water
- 1/3 cup coconut aminos or sub low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon honey
- 3 1/2 cups broccoli florets
- 1/2 tablespoons arrowroot or your favorite thickener/flour cornstarch also works well
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- Crushed red pepper
- 2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
- 1 shallot diced
- Olive oil cooking spray
- 3 teaspoons olive oil divided
- 1 ½ cups short grain brown rice
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup dry white wine optional, can replace with extra broth
- 2 3/4 cups chicken broth or veggie broth
- 1 bunch thin asparagus spears woody ends cut off and the remaining stem chopped into thirds
- 8 oz baby portabella mushrooms
- 1 1/2 lb large shrimp raw, cleaned and deveined
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest divided use
- ½ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 cup fresh spinach chopped
- Garnish – fresh parsley or basil