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5 Quick and Easy 21 Day Fix Dinners That Your Family Will Love

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Here are five 21 Day Fix Dinners that are easy to fix and will please the picky eaters in your family. They are also great for making sure you fill your remaining daily containers.

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Dinner is a dreaded time for me.

I’m tired and I don’t enjoy cooking. Not to mention that I feel more like a short order cook when I have family members with different dietary and food preferences. One is a vegetarian, one hates veggies, and one only wants to eat rice and potatoes.

Add in a diet program like 21 day fix food plan and it’s enough to drive a mom to drink.

So what’s a mom to do?

I aim to make simple meals that I can fill containers on my own if I need to and rarely fix casseroles. So I don’t choose recipes that have the containers already laid out.

I, instead, choose recipes that have the basic macronutrients: protein, carbs, and fats. And then fill any leftover containers accordingly.

I save the meal calculating and recipes with container counts for breakfast, lunch, and snacks.

Here are some quick recipes that use the 21 Day Fix Approved Food List.

You’ll see that I don’t include container counts because I just take the meal and fill up any containers that I need to fill for the end of the day.

21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes

21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes

Honey Dijon Chicken with Garlic Broccoli (serves 4)

  • 4 – 6oz. chicken breast halves
  • 1/3 cup dijon mustard
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. parsley flakes
  • 4 cups broccoli
  • 4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste

Mix Dijon mustard with honey, add parsley flakes and salt. Coat a 6oz. chicken breast half in the mixture. Cook on a grill for about 7 minutes on each side (or until chicken is fully cooked). Steam 4 cups of frozen or fresh broccoli and top 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 2 tsp. garlic salt, and 4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese.

Teriyaki Salmon with Ginger Rice and Bok Choy (serves 2)

  • Two 4oz. pieces of wild salmon, without the skin
  • 3 Tbsp. teriyaki marinade or sauce
  • 2 pineapple rings, canned in juice, drained
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 medium head of bok choy, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1/3 cup of brown rice
  • 1 tsp. powdered ginger

Marinate the salmon in teriyaki overnight, or for an hour before grilling. Grill the salmon for 5 minutes on each side.  Place pineapple slices on the grill for 2 minutes and sear. Add rice, 2/3 cup water, and 1 tsp. powdered ginger into a rice cooker or saucepan. Cook on low heat until rice is tender. Meanwhile, spritz nonstick cooking spray and 1/2 tsp. sesame oil into a frying pan. Saute garlic and bok choy until soft, yet still crisp.

Chicken Tacos with Beans and Quinoa (serves 4)

  • 2 – 6oz. chicken breasts, grilled and then diced
  • 5 Tbsp. pico de gallo or salsa
  • 1 Tbsp. low-fat sour cream
  • 4 small whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled, sliced
  • fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups of black beans, cooked
  • 2-1/2 cups quinoa, cooked

Assemble chicken taco ingredients on tortillas. Top with avocado slices. Serve with 1/2 cup of black beans and 1/3 cup of cooked quinoa, seasoned with cilantro, salt and pepper.

Steak with Spinach and Sweet Potato (serves 2)

  • 2 – 4oz. beef steaks, lean cuts (loin, flank, or skirt)
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp. low-fat sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp. parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut in half
  • 1 cup of spinach

Marinate steak an hour before grilling or overnight, in soy sauce, black pepper, crushed garlic and red pepper flakes (optional). Grill steak to desired doneness. For the spinach, cook in a saucepan with 1/2 cup of water, stirring often. After 3 minutes of simmering, add sour cream, garlic and parmesan. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Serve steak and spinach with 1/2 of a sweet potato.

Basil Pesto Pasta w/Roasted Veggies (serves 4-6)

  • 1 lb whole wheat penne pasta
  • Basil pesto
  • 2 zucchini, sliced
  • 2 yellow squash, sliced
  • 1 red onion, cut into 1 “cubes
  • 15-20 mini bell peppers, tops cut off
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Preheat the oven to 400. Place zucchini, squash, red onion, and mini bell peppers on a baking sheet. Season with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package directions. Drain pasta when done and reserve ½ cup of cooking liquid. In a large bowl add cooked pasta, roasted vegetables, basil pesto, and ½ cup reserved cooking liquid. Toss to coat. Serve. Top with Parmesan cheese if desired.

Other 21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes to Check Out

Other 21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes

Other posts from my blog with easy dinner recipes

Ready to Make a 21 Day Fix Dinner?

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I hope these recipes make 21 Day Fix Dinners a little easier for you.

Please remember – progress over perfection.

If you struggle with dinner like I do then just work on one meal a week or one day a week to meet all your 21 day fix containers. Once you get that meal or day down then work on the next meal or day.

Before you know it, you’ll have a your own personal library of meals that meet your 21 Day Fix requirements and make your family happy as well.

What are your favorite 21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes? Have any tips on how you meet your daily containers?

I would love to hear your thoughts, so comment below!

And remember – YOU GOT THIS!!!

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