Healthy 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan (21 day fix plan B)
A healthy 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan that will help you to lose weight fast. This 21 day fix meal plan (plan B) is without shakeology and a great meal plan for beginners. It is frugal, Aldi friendly and you can change it into a vegetarian 21 day fix meal plan.
Do you still think losing weight and eating healthy is complicated, time consuming, and expensive?
Healthy eating seems to be an obstacle for many people on their journey to become fit and healthy. Maybe you can relate when I tell you that eating junk food is a bit of a temptation for me, too.
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When recipes call for extraordinary ingredients, take a long time to prepare, or taste too healthy (you know what I mean) we often give up healthy eating all together.
I found what helps people stay on track most with healthy eating habits is meal planning. If you have a set eating plan in place it is much easier to go grocery shopping and stick to a strategy. Meal planning can also help you save money and time. Plus you are not as tempted to buy junk food or go out to eat.
Today I have a 21 day fix 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan (Plan B) for you that is adjustable to your taste and needs. Following this meal plan can help you to lose between 1 and 3 pounds per week.
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Most of my healthy recipes are created with the portion control system of the 21 day fix. That is a straight forward and easy system to lose weight fast and keep it off. The containers help to balance your diet based on 40% carbohydrates, 30% protein, and 30% fat and make it easy to create your own healthy meal plan.
When I was doing the 21 day fix program for 30 days I lost 9 lbs. and 6 inches off my waist. Since I have been doing this, I have not had any migraines (5 months so far) and I am sooo happy about this.
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Healthy 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan (21 day fix)
Please adjust the amount of ingredients in the 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan below to your needs. Most of the meals below show the container count and calorie count. The dinner recipes are between 225 and 550 calories per serving and you can adjust each meal to your needs.
If you are a vegetarian you can substitute the meat with beans or lentils in this 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan. 1 Serving of the protein part equals 3/4 cup of the legumes.
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Breakfast Oats (320 calories | 1R, 1Y, 1P)
This mix might sound odd, but it tastes pretty amazing! The lentils don’t have a noticeable taste but will add protein to your breakfast.
You will need:
- 1/2 cup whole wheat (1-minute) oats
- 3/4 cup cooked lentils
- 1 small apple diced
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 t cinnamon
- optional: 1 pack of stevia and 1 T unsweetened cocoa powder
Mix the cinnamon, oats, water, and lentils (cooked) in a bowl and heat in the microwave for 1 minute on high. Stir with a spoon and add the diced apples.
If you have busy mornings you can mix all ingredients in a jar the night before and leave it in the fridge for some overnight oats.
I like to add the cocoa powder and stevia for a chocolate pudding taste. You won’t taste the lentils at all, but the additional protein will help you start the day right.
If you really can’t stand the idea of the lentils in your oats, use a scoop of chocolate protein powder instead (no need to add cocoa and stevia) or use 3/4 cup of plain yogurt.
The Perfect Winter Smoothie (250 calories | 1R, 2P, 1G, 1O)
This winter smoothie offers many different health benefits and it is the perfect immunity booster for cold days. I like to drink this after my morning workout and it makes a perfect to-go snack.
I know there is a grapefruit in the picture, but it made the smoothie taste bitter. I suggest using one orange or 2-3 clementines for the winter breakfast smoothie.
You will not taste the spinach and it tastes very winter like. You can leave some ingredients out, if you don’t like them.
You will need:
- 3/4 cup greek yogurt
- 1/2 t ground ginger root
- 1/2-1 orange
- 1/2 apple
- 1 hand full of spinach
- 2 T chia seed
- 2 dashes of cinnamon
- water (as desired)
Put everything in a powerful blender (I use this one) and mix. This smoothie equals 1 red, 2 purple, 1 green, 1 orange container or 250 calories.
If your blender is not powerful, simply grind the ginger with a ginger or cheese grinder beforehand.
Lunch Salad (300 calories | 2G, 1R, 2t)
You will need:
- 1 cup leafy greens
- 1 cup chopped veggies
- 2 T dressing (homemade or bought)
- 3/4 cup beans, lentils, tuna or 2 hard boiled eggs
I always like to buy the seasonal vegetables. To add protein to your salad you can pick between beans, lentils, tuna, or hard boiled eggs. This also depends on your taste and budget.
Snack: Nuts (100 calories | 1B )
Nuts are a great healthy snack for in between and make a handy to-go snack. I like to snack on almonds in the afternoon when I drink this energizing healthy tea.
Nuts are rich in protein and healthy fats, which will help lower bad cholesterol levels. Here is a good guideline on how many nuts to eat per day.
You can pick one serving of: 12 almonds, or 8 cashews, or 14 peanuts, or 20 pistachios, or 10 pecan halves, or 8 walnut halves. This amount equals one blue container of the 21 day fix containers.
21 Day Fix Healthy Winter Dinner Recipes (1Y, 1R, 1G)
Of course I picked stews, soups, and chilis for this winter meal plan. I have 7 healthy winter recipes for you that equal about 1 yellow, 1 red, 1 green, or 225-550 calories per serving.
Make sure to adjust the amount you are making to your family’s needs. If you are on a tight budget, simply switch out the meat with beans or lentils. Let me know if you have any questions about the 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan in the comments below.
#1 Beef Stew | by Beachbody
This recipe makes 1 green, 1 red, and 1 yellow container, or 225 calories per serving. With carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, celery and beef. You can use white or kidney beans instead of the meat (3/4 cup per serving). Get the beef stew recipe here.
#2 Chicken Veggie Soup | by 2sharemyjoy
The recipe is 1 green and 1 red container and you can still add 1 yellow (1/2 cup carbs) to the meal. I would add 1/2 cup diced potatoes per serving or whole wheat pasta or brown rice. With the diced potato added one serving makes 350 calories.
Note that the recipe makes 8 servings so be sure to adjust the ingredient list to your needs or eat the soup on 2 nights. Get this healthy soup recipe here.
#3 21 Day Fix Chicken Gumbo | by Lead Happiness
This delicious soup recipe contains onion, bell pepper, celery, garlic, and chicken breast. The container count is 1G 1R 1Y .5tsp and yields 8. Grab the 21 day fix gumbo recipe here.
#4 Turkey Chili | by Carrieelle
With onion, great northern beans, turkey, butternut squash, and green chiles this turkey chili recipe is healthy, delicious and will fill you up. One serving equals 1.5 Green, 1 Red, .75 Yellow, 1 tsp. You can get the turkey chili recipe here.
#5 Chicken Tortilla Soup | by Confessions of a Fit Foodie
This soup recipe equals 1/2 G, 1/2 R, 1/2 Y per serving and serves 6. You can double up on this recipe to fill all your containers for this 1500 Calorie Winter Meal Plan. Grab the tortilla soup recipe here.
#6 Vegetarian Butternut Squash Soup | by 2sharemyjoy
This butternut squash soup contains only 340 calories per serving and is 21 day fix approved. Perfect easy and frugal winter dinner that is done in 30 minutes and costs only $1 per serving. One serving equals 1 green, 1/2 red, 1 tsp, and 1 yellow container. Grab the butternut soup recipe here.
#7 Italian Tortellini Soup | by Adventures of a shrinking Princess
One cup of this delicious tortellini soup equals 1 Green 1 Yellow 1/2 Red 1 Blue container and you can get the recipe here.
Helpful Weight Loss Resources:
Cronometer.com: This is a free tool that will help you track your food intake and calories. Cronometer also shows you all the vitamins and minerals you consume which is great to make sure there are no deficiencies.
At Home Workouts: Cardio workouts and light weight training are great to lose body fat, burn more calories, and feel better all together. If you don’t know where to start I personally enjoy the workouts from Beachbody. I stream their workouts and simply pick the one for my needs. I have been doing their workouts for years now and it is the easiest way to include fitness into a busy lifestyle. For cardio workouts I suggest Hip Hop Abs (dancing), 21 Day Fix (for anyone), or YouV2 (beginner, or elderly).
Plant Based Meal Planner: If you want to save time meal planning and don’t want to miss out on the benefits of a healthy meal plan, check out this meal planning service by Forks over Knives. You can also see some recipes I made from the meal planner and the cost per serving in this review.
The vegan quick start guide: This guide will give you easy recipes under 30 minutes to start a vegan diet without feeling overwhelmed. All recipes are low fat and budget friendly. The guide contains a example meal plan with a rundown of the nutritional value plus many health and weight loss/muscle gain tips.