What could possibly fit into those adorable, little 21 Day Fix orange containers? Tasty, high fat salad toppings mostly.
The measurement equivalent of the 21 Day Fix orange containers is 2 tablespoons.
With the meal plan you get 2 containers. Autumn Calabrese says it’s so you can fill 1 with seeds and another with your choice of an approved salad dressing.
Adding raw pumpkin seeds or sunflower seeds to an ordinary salad makes it taste extraordinary. Due to their high polyunsaturated fat content, only 2 tablespoons are allowed per serving. When hunger strikes, I grab a handful of peanuts. Wait, on the 21 Day Fix, I better make that a palm full. Peanuts are another high fat (monosaturated) food. It is really easy to eat a half a can in one sitting. Those little nuts can really pack on some calories if you’re not careful.
Have you ever tried making your own salad dressings? If not, you should. All you need are a few simple ingredients, a bowl and whisk. My favorite from the 21 Day Fix meal plan is Asian Citrus Vinaigrette. It contains orange juice, rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, fresh ginger and sesame oil. The exact measurements can be found in the meal planning guide.
Olives are on the orange container list. I love olives but they contain quite a bit of fat and salt so measure them out before you eat too many.
On the dessert side, unsweetened shredded coconut is an orange container item. I recently made a smoothie with coconut and found the oily texture cut right through the other ingredients. Coconut is very high in saturated fat. Use it sparingly as a topping on plain Greek yogurt or in smoothies. I would rather use coconut extract honestly for flavor and say no to all that added fat.