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


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:


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


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
Minced garlic


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
Peanut Butter
Red Chili Flakes
Minced garlic
Low-Sodium Soy Sauce


Chocolate overnight oats are one of my favorite breakfasts.

1/2 cup overnight oats
1 scoop chocolate Shakeology (Or vega performance protein)
1/2 – 3/4 cup water
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
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
red chilli flakes
olive oil
vegetable oil
reduced sodium soy sauce
4 packets chocolate shakeology
balsamic vinaigrette
peanut butter

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.

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