Are you a foodie? Want to try a meal delivery plan but are not sure if it will fit your weight loss or weight management goals?
I have been exploring the Blue Apron service for a couple of months now. It has taken trial and error, but I am now able to fit the meals into the 21 Day Fix guidelines by estimating the serving portions, reducing the amount of oil or butter when cooking, and serving the portions indicated in the 21 Day Fix eating plan book.
Why go through all the trouble? Because I like to try a variety of foods and flavors, and I like the convenience of the home-delivery program offered by Blue Apron. But don’t worry, you don’t have to be a Blue Apron customer to access these delicious recipes. They offer the recipe cards on their website–so you can try them with your own ingredients.
These are the dinners I have selected for our family (2-person meal plan):
1- Trattoria-Style Cheeseburgers with Roasted Potatoes & Aioli: I plan to serve my portion without the bun because this meal has too many portions of the grain/starchy vegetables.
2- Seared Chicken and Roasted Sweet Potato Rounds: The 21 Day Fix portions for sweet potato is a whole small sweet potato. Depending on the size of the sweet potato we receive, I will have to adjust the portion to the container size. Additionally, I plan on reducing the amount of oil used to sear the chicken and roast the potatoes.
3- Mushroom Brown Butter Cavatelli with Kale and Soft-Boiled Eggs: I estimated a whole protein serving for this meal, but in reality, it should be a half of a red portion. To make up for that, I will prepare an additional soft-boiled egg from my own stash. Hopefully, my chickens will be laying next week.
What about the other days of the week? I am testing a couple of slow-cooker recipes for the upcoming 7-day FREE Crock-Pot challenge group. Email me if you are interested in joining the group! Or sign-up below with the subject line: Crock-Pot Challenge