Healthy Meal Prep Ideas For A 4-Day Week

Healthy Meal Prep Ideas For A 4-Day Week

Almost every weekend, Beachbody’s Social Media Manager (and fitness fanatic) Amanda Meixner preps healthy meals and shares her photos on her Instagram account. Her simple recipes and colorful photos of mouthwatering food remind us that healthy meal prep doesn’t have to be hard to be good.

Some weeks you might not need to prep meals for all five days. Whether you’re going on vacation or it’s a long weekend, you might want to modify your meal prep to be only four days of the week. Since we want to make healthy eating as easy as possible, here is a smaller, four-day Meal Prep Monday guide that you can follow for shorter weeks.

Here are the meals Amanda prepared this week, along with the 21 Day Fix container measurements for each:

4 Day Meal Prep Monday - all meals

Meal 1 (Breakfast): Overnight old-fashioned oats with ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, cocoa powder, 2 tsp. almond butter, and mixed berries (2 yellow, 1 purple, 2 tsp.)

Meal 2 (Snack): Two hard-boiled eggs with purple yams and a side of baby carrots (1 red, ½ yellow, 1 green)

Meal 3 (Lunch M/W): Chicken salad jar with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, black beans, red bell peppers, and balsamic dressing, and an apple (1 red, 1 green, ½ yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)

Meal 4 (Lunch Tue/Thur): Shrimp with edamame, tomatoes, yellow bell peppers, red onion, mixed greens, and mustard vinaigrette dressing, and an apple (1 red, 1 green, ½ yellow, 1 orange, 1 purple)

4 Day Meal Prep Monday - shrimp salad

Meal 5 (post-workout): Shakeology blended with ice, water, with half a banana (1 red, 1 purple)

Meal 6 (Dinner M/W): Zucchini noodles sautéed in 2 tsp. olive oil with ground turkey sautéed with onions mushrooms, and diced tomatoes, and  ¼ avocado (not shown) (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 2 tsp.)

Meal 7 (Dinner Tue/Thur): Tempeh with a side of mixed veggies sautéed w/2 tsp. olive oil and a ¼ avocado (1 red, 2 greens, 1 blue, 2 tsp.)

Grocery List:
1 carton strawberries
1 carton blueberries
4 apples
1 bag baby carrots
1 bag mixed veggies
mixed greens
4 zucchinis
1 bag diced white onion
1 bag white mushrooms
red onion
2 carton cherry tomatoes
2 red bell peppers
2 yellow bell peppers
2 avocados
3 purple yams
.5 lbs. chicken
12 small shrimp
1 packet tempeh
.5 lbs. ground turkey
1 dozen eggs
1 can black beans
1 can tomatoes
4 packets shakeology
old-fashioned oatmeal
olive oil