Meal prepping can really help take your fitness to the next level! I know I really got into shape once I kicked my nutrition into gear. This week I did a combination of overnight oats, salad jars, turkey chili and other snack items.

Check out my grocery cart full of some of this week’s goodies

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I’m following the 21 Day Fix eating plan where I’m in the 1500–1799 calorie level and I get 4 green containers (veggies), 3 purple containers (fruits), 4 red containers (proteins), 3 yellow containers (carbs), 1 blue container (healthy fats), 1 orange container (nuts and seeds), and 4 teaspoons (oils and nut butters) each day. Information on my week below:

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Meal 1 (Breakfast): Overnight oats with pomegranate seeds and blueberries and 1 scoop chocolate protein powder (@shakeology or @vega_team performance protein work great) – 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 purple
Meal 2 (Snack M/W/T/TH): Quinoa, sautéed mushrooms & Brussel sprouts and 2 hard boiled eggs – 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green
Meal 3 (Lunch M/T/W/Thur): Turkey chili with kidney beans, tomatoes and onions – 1 red, 1 yellow, 1 green, 2 tsp. (Click here for another turkey chili recipe)
Meal 4 (Snack): 1 banana (not shown) – 2 purple
Meal 5 (Dinner M/W): Zoodle salad jar with peanut sauce chicken and 1/4 avocado (not shown) – 2 green, 1 red, 1 orange, 1 blue, 2 tsp
Meal 5 (Dinner Tue/Thur): Zoodle salad jar with shrimp and 1/4 avocado (not shown) – 2 green, 1 red, 1 orange, 1 blue, 2 tsp

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This is the Shrimp Salad Jar!

Layers bottom to top:
1. Balsamic Vinaigrette
2. Zoodles
3. Cherry Tomatoes
4. Cucumbers
5. Shrimp
6. Mixed Greens

Shrimp Marinade:
Olive oil
Paprika
Parsley
Minced garlic
Peppercorn

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This is the chicken salad jar!

Layers bottom to top:
1. Balsamic Vinaigrette
2. Zoodles
3. Cherry Tomatoes
4. Cucumbers
5. Peanut Sauce Chicken
6. Mixed Greens

Chicken Marinade:
Vegetable Oil
Honey
Peanut Butter
Red Chili Flakes
Minced garlic
Low-Sodium Soy Sauce

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Chocolate overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup overnight oats
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (Or vega performance protein)
1/2 – 3/4 cup water
Blueberries
Pomegranate Seeds

Grocery List:
1 bag mixed greens
1 box cherry tomatoes
1-2 large cucumbers
1 bag white onions
1-2 bags roasted Brussel sprouts
2 bags white mushrooms
2-3 zucchinis
2 garlic cloves
parsley
1 package ground turkey
8 oz chicken breast
8 oz shrimp
1 bag quinoa
1 dozen eggs
4-5 bananas
pomegranate seeds
1 large carton blueberries
2 avocados
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans
peanut sauce
paprika
pepper
red chilli flakes
olive oil
vegetable oil
reduced sodium soy sauce
4 packets chocolate shakeology
balsamic vinaigrette
peanut butter
honey

Q: Where do you get mason jars from? What sizes are they?

A: I get them from Michaels. Salad jars are about 24 ounces and overnight oat jars are about 16 ounces.

Q: Do you get bored of eating the same thing every day?

A: No at all! I switch it up on a weekly basis and choose my healthy favorites that I don’t mind eating often. I also add different seasonings to keep things interesting.

Q: Do you pre-cook all your food at the beginning of the week or do you just cut it up and package it? Does the food stay fresh all week?

A: I personally like to pre-cook all my food! I keep it properly refrigerated and find that it stays fresh up to 5 days. If you prefer, you can totally freeze the last 2 days or cook 2-3 days at a time.

Q: Can you put any of these meals in the freezer?

A: I personally don’t but I know people who do but just remember to thaw it in time.

Amanda
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