If you are looking for 21 Day Fix meals that the whole family can enjoy, you’re in luck! Here I’m sharing my favorite 21 Day Fix recipes and meal ideas for lunches and dinners to save you time and energy in the kitchen so you don’t have to stress!
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Family Friendly Meals | 21 Day Fix Dinner Recipes
“Is the 21 Day Fix family friendly?” “How can I eat according to the 21 Day Fix meal plan without having to cook separate meals for myself and my family?” “What foods can I eat?” “I have no idea what to make for dinner!”
These are things that I hear often from my challengers who are trying to follow their plan with the 21 Day Fix, as well as from some friends who just want to try to eat healthier foods. But what about the husband and the kids? What do they eat? Easy…I’ll show you how I follow the Fix meal plan while keeping it family friendly.
Here’s my secret: You can continue eating most of the same foods you already eat, or at least cooking many of the same dinners that your family enjoys!
As I have shown in my previous post on how to meal plan for the 21 Day Fix, I always plan my dinners first. Those are the most complicated because that is the one meal each day when our family all eats the same thing. I’m certainly not about to cook more than one dinner – this mom doesn’t have time for that!
While I like salads, I don’t enjoy eating a salad every night so that’s out of the question. And since I am certainly not going to cook multiple dinners for my family, I just cook something that is 21 Day Fix approved I know everyone is going to enjoy.
Some of our typical meals before I started following the 21 Day Fix were:
- burgers and homemade fries
- tacos, burritos, or fajitas
- brinner (breakfast for dinner – such as eggs, bacon, pancakes, etc)
- fish tacos
- shredded pork
- buffalo chicken
- grilled steak and potatoes
- hot dogs or sausage and macaroni and cheese (not a healthy option, I’ll admit!)
And honestly, we still eat most of these meals now! The only thing I do differently is clean up some of my recipes.
I use fresh ingredients and lean meats. I usually forego the bun or tortilla with burgers and tacos, but my family eats them if they want. I typically opt out of cheese and any sauces that contain sugar. I make my own spaghetti sauce and use whole wheat noodles.
Even pizza can be a fun meal at home — just use pita bread or some other type of crust and everyone can make their own individual pizza! The only meal I have cut out is the hot dogs and macaroni and cheese. Oh and did we LOVE to eat that.
On rare occasion, I’ll let the kids have Applegate hot dogs and Annie’s organic mac and cheese, but that’s usually a weekend treat. I use that time to either eat leftovers or make myself a non-boring salad.
We have also discovered some new meals we enjoy, and surprisingly my kids have adapted to eating “healthier” style foods! Baked chicken or fish, sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli, kale chips, sliced berries on whole wheat pancakes (and minimal real maple syrup needed, if at all!).
Even a Cobb salad is a family favorite. You can keep a lot of your meals family friendly without falling off the wagon!
If these don’t sound like meal options that you or your family would love, there are a lot of great ideas over on the Beachbody blog!
Some favorites are:
- Rainbow Veggie Flatbread Pizza
- Sheet Pan Roasted Garlic Shrimp With Zucchini
- Mediterranean Turkey Burgers
- Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pork Chops
- Chicken Parmesan
Another great resource for 21 Day Fix recipes is Autumn’s Fixate cookbook. You can order the Fixate Volume 1 cookbook through Beachbody’s website or Amazon. There’s also a Fixate Volume 2 cookbook (also available on Beachbody and Amazon).
A few of our favorite Fixate recipes are:
For additional support, you can get the Ultimate Portion Fix Challenge Pack with Shakeology and Beachbody On Demand. I definitely recommend looking into this option!
Be sure to check out all of my meal plans for more 21 Day Fix dinner ideas and easy recipes! We love lots of quick and cheap recipes options.
What are your favorite family friendly meals on the Fix? Or what are your favorite family meals that you want to know how to incorporate into your 21 Day Fix plan? Drop a comment below or send me a message on IG/FB and I’ll be happy to help you clean it up and work it into your plan! 😉
Amanda is a mom of 4 living a mostly crunchy lifestyle outside of Atlanta, GA with her husband, 2 dogs, and a cat. As a former special education teacher who also has her personal training certification — Amanda really enjoys teaching others how to do things!
When she’s not working, Amanda enjoys DIY projects, exercising, photography, hiking, and long walks through Target.