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Easy Meal Prep for Containers

If the thought of preparing one meal, much less all your meals for the day makes you want to crawl under a table, girl! I’ve been there too!

But we’ve got your back: Here’s a easy meal prep for 1,200 – 1,499 calorie level.

Every meal, every snack, so once you’re done prepping, you’re done. Then all you have to do is eat!

At this level, this is what your daily portion-control container count looks like:

4 Green Containers (Vegetables)

2 Purple Containers (Fruit)

4 Red Containers (Protein)

2 Yellow Containers (Carbohydrates)

1 Blue Container (Healthy Fats)

1 Orange Container (Seeds & Dressings)

3 tsp. (Oils & Nut Butters)

That container count to make six meals and snacks to keep you fueled from morning until night.

In fact, this menu includes even more food than what is shown in photos: Add two hard-boiled eggs or ¾ cup of low-fat plain Greek yogurt with breakfast, and drink a Shakeology with water and a ½ cup of blueberries with Snack 2.

Breakfast: Baked Oatmeal Cups with Berries and Bananas with 2 hard-boiled eggs OR ¾ cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt — Container Equivalents: ½ Purple, 1 Red, 1 Yellow

Snack 1: Whole-grain rice cake with 2 tsp. peanut butter — Container Equivalents: ½ Yellow, 2 tsp.

Lunch: Mason jar salad with 2 Tbsp. vinegar-based dressing, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, ½ cup bell peppers, ¼ cup onion, ¾ cup cooked chicken breast (about 4 oz.), ¾ cup baby spinach — Container Equivalents: 3 Green, 1 Red, 1 Orange

Snack 2: 12 almonds and Shakeology blended with ½ cup blueberries, water, and ice — Container Equivalents: ½ Purple, 1 Red, 1 Blue

Dinner: ¾ cup seasoned ground turkey with 1 cup sautéed zucchini, and 1 cup strawberries — Container Equivalents: 1 Green, 1 Purple, 1 Red, 1 Tsp.

Snack 3: 1½ cups air-popped popcorn — Container Equivalents: ½ Yellow

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