Today I want to share with you my 21-Day Fix meal plan for week #9. Yes, I am officially wrapping up my 3rd consecutive round on the Fix and I am excited to weigh in and measure up on Monday. I’ll share those results next week!
If you are looking for my other 21-Day Fix meal plans and results, you can check them out here: Living with PCOS: 21-Day Fix/Shakeology
I’m just going to dive right into it. Here is my 21-Day Fix meal plan for week #9!
21-Day Fix Meal Plan: Round 3, Week 9
Shakeology. Always. Right now I am scraping the bottom of the Cafe Latte bag and have a Chocolate on the way.
- Spinach Dip: this Spinach Dip recipe that I spotted on Pinterest is delicious and I am enjoying it with sweet mini peppers as my scoops! Who need chips?! I think next time I will add artichoke to it.
- Fruit: Apples are insanely expensive right now so I had to skip them this week. I decided to go outside of my normal fruit range and buy a seedless watermelon at Aldi over the weekend. I don’t know about you, but unless I’m having a party, we can’t finish a whole watermelon in our house before the cut fruit starts breaking down and getting too watery. The smaller ones are perfect and I look forward to enjoying it this week. We also grabbed some mandarins and 4 containers of berries!
- Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad: This. Right here.
- Other: still loving mini Babybel cheese, avocado, and nuts to get my healthy fats in.
Lots of leftovers. On Sunday night, I roasted a big 7 lb chicken with lots of lemon so there would be leftovers for lunches. I highly recommend you do this instead of buying the pre-roasted ones at the grocery store. You can control sodium content this way. Not only did the chicken feed us a delicious dinner, but it left us with plenty of leftovers. I’m eating on this for a few days with some salad. I’ll rely on other dinner leftovers for other lunches during the week as well (tacos, fried “rice”, etc).
- Cauliflower Chicken “Fried Rice”: In my Week #7 meal plan post, I shared that we tried cauliflower chicken “fried rice” and it was awesome! It was such a winner that we decided to have it again this week. Refer to that post for the direct link to the recipe. You can use any veggies you want.
- Tacos: Lean ground turkey, lots of veggies and avocado.
- Lasagna Rollups: I am trying this 21-Day Fix Lasagna Rollup recipe, but I will make some modifications. I am going to try it with ground turkey instead of diced chicken so it feels more lasagna-y… not a word, I know. I’m also adding mushroom. Lots of spinach in this one! This is dinner tonight!
- Chicken Sausage: my favorite chicken sausage from Aldi makes an appearance on the menu every 2-3 weeks. I love it! We’ll serve it with some rice and roasted broccoli. Have you ever had roasted broccoli? No? Game changer. THE best.
- Roast beef with potatoes, mushrooms, and carrots (for those who eat cooked carrots in my family. I am not that person. I only like them raw). I don’t do gravy (gross), so that is where this is leaner for me. I go light on the salt, flavor it up nicely with lots of other herbs and spices, and let it cook together in the crockpot with onion and garlic. I know that beef can sometimes be fatty, especially when you’re dealing with roasts, but I try to balance it by skipping a lunch carb if I am going to eat something like this for dinner. I also drink extra water during the day and not just my minimum requirement so I can flush my system.
- Breakfast for Dinner: eggs, nitrate-free bacon (sold at Aldi, ya’ll!), roasted potatoes, fresh fruit, and avocado.
Let me just say, we do have a carb planned for every dinner, but I don’t always eat it. Sometimes I’ll skip the potatoes and rice for myself and just load up on the meat and veggies. Especially if I want to trade a carb for a piece of dark chocolate. I’m at the point where I don’t always get in my 2 allotted carbs each day, and I’m fine with it. Sometimes I’ll be short a whole 1, or sometimes a half.
The key to success when starting the 21-Day Fix is following your meal plan precisely. This means if you are supposed to eat 2 carbs/day, then do it. The first round on the Fix, I was pretty strict on myself. I’m a bit more flexible now that I am finishing my 3rd consecutive round and I know my body and what it needs. With PCOS, I don’t always need those carbs.
So there is my 21-Day Fix meal plan for my 3rd week on round 3! I am always looking on Pinterest for new recipes, so if you have a good one to share, please post a link (or your own recipe) in the comments!