21 Day Fix – Dairy Free Meal Plan
After about three weeks of avoiding dairy, I finally took the time to create a 21 Day Fix friendly dairy free meal plan to help me stay on track. I’m much better about eating the way I should when I have a plan to help me. Otherwise, I end up grabbing whatever I can find, which means my meals aren’t balanced. To be honest, I’m not trying to cut calories too much, so this isn’t a “diet” for me right now. It’s more of a way to make sure I’m eating the right kinds of foods, and enough of them. And if you notice, this is really a LOT of food! Based on my current weight, the 21 Day Fix nutrition guide has me eating a little over 1800 calories right now (when I add in an extra 500 calories for breastfeeding), so I’m in the third bracket of containers.
21 Day Fix – Dairy Free Meal Plan
Here is the plan I created:
I tried to go with dinner options that are pretty family friendly. My husband and kids are happy to eat the foods I’ve chosen, and these are typically in our dinner rotation anyway. My husband is the pickiest eater and won’t be eating the green beans or squash that I have planned for Monday night. That’s ok though because he loves salads (which consist of romaine lettuce and carrots for him, haha) and we always have salad ingredients on hand.
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I also like to keep lunch as easy as possible, since my 8 week old doesn’t always let me put her down long enough to cook. So leftovers are a super easy way for me to have food I can grab and munch. I also boil a lot of eggs and peel them in advance, so they are easy to eat on the go as well.
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Do you meal plan? What are your favorite dinner ideas? Share with me, and I may be able to use them in my plan for next week!
I’m a big fan of using a meal plan to keep things simple when I’m busy and don’t have the brain power to decide what to cook.
This is awesome. I’ve been mostly dairy free for about 2 months now. It was easier to do than I thought it would be. I also feel way better than I thought I would! I was very surprised. Thanks for the meal ideas!
I love meal planning – it makes my life so much easier! Thanks for sharing yours!
You’re welcome! I try to share them often, so check back later for more!
Ooh I would love to try your schedule. The meals you suggest look healthy and filling.
I like to have a shake during or after my work out to make sure I have enough calorie intake. I always tend to loose weight instead of gaining muscle. And there are plenty of proteins in my shakes.
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I find that I gain muscle best when I lift heavy weights. It really helps me tone up!
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I need to eat less dairy! Thank you for sharing!
I don’t do dairy – so coming up with dairy-free meal plans is a breeze for me! No need for dairy, there is so much other deliciousness out there!
I’m quickly realizing that as well!
I really like your meal plan ideas and especially the fact that the dinners are realistic dinners that any family might eat. I try to meal plan but I am not always successful. I do, however, eat a balanced diet and I am a big fan of fruit and veggie smoothies. I even make up my own recipes!
Yeah, I like to make new recipes sometimes, but I know it’s easiest to stick to my plan when it’s easy and family friendly.
It’s so hard to eat dairy free so I’m so glad you shared these meal ideas! Always looking for more inspiration
My husband cooks in our family, so I let him take that responsibility. We have a key 5-7 dinners in rotation, with some being weekly and others making more of a monthly appearance. When I get the urge to adjust my dietary habits, I will then take over 1-2 nights of cooking as he claims he can’t cook for “XYZ” (mostly on the limiting of carbs or gluten), but will actually learn and adjust over time.
That said, it’s always interesting to see other people’s meal plans or meal logs! (And I do keep a food log off & on)