A Week of Meal Prep Ideas for Fall For Those Eating 1,500–1,800 Calories

A Week of Meal Prep Ideas for Fall For Those Eating 1,500–1,800 Calories

Almost every weekend, Beachbody’s Social Media Manager (and fitness and nutrition fanatic) Amanda Meixner preps her 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.

This week, Amanda is starting her mornings with a hearty mason jar serving of overnight oats with pumpkin puree and peaches. These oats can be eaten cold (try it… they taste great!) or heated, and they’re so easy to make. Just place all of the ingredients and liquid into a jar and refrigerate until you’re ready to eat (within a few days).

Overnight Oats with Pumpkin


Amanda’s Meals This Week

Amanda eats about 1,500–1,799 calories per day, and the total containers for that range breaks down to 4 greens, 3 purples, 4 reds, 3 yellows, 1 blue, 1 orange, and 4 tsp. Keep reading to see the rest of Amanda’s meals and get her grocery list for the week. Want to see more of her fit and healthy lifestyle? Check out her blog, Running Wild.

Full Week of Meal Prep

Meal 1 (Breakfast): Overnight oats with 2 Tbsp. pumpkin puree, ½ cup unsweetened almond milk, peaches, and 1 tsp. vanilla extract (2 yellow, 1 purple)
Meal 2 (Snack): 2 hard-boiled eggs with a side of baby carrots and blueberries (1 red, 1 green, 1 purple)
Meal 3 (Lunch M/W/F): Spaghetti squash with turkey marinara (1 red, 2 green, 2 tsp.)
Meal 3 (Lunch Tue/Thur): Spiralized zucchini with baked chicken and 2 tsp. olive oil (1 red, 2 green, 2 tsp.)

Meal 4 (Post-Workout): Shakeology Protein Squares (One scoop Strawberry Shakeology, ½ cup oats, 2 Tbsp. almond butter, ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk blended together, pressed into pan. Makes 5 servings), and an apple (1 red, 1 yellow, 1 purple, 1 blue)
Meal 5 (Dinner M/W/F): Baked salmon with spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, and balsamic dressing (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange)
Meal 5 (Dinner T/Th): Chicken with a side of broccoli, cherry tomatoes, and balsamic dressing (1 red, 1 green, 1 orange)
Extra Snacks: Bell peppers, cucumber salad (not shown)

Grocery list:
5 peaches (or 1 bag frozen)
1 carton blueberries
5 apples
3 small cucumbers
2 cartons cherry tomatoes
1 bag spinach
1 bag baby carrots
almond butter
1 carton unsweetened almond milk
1½ lbs. chicken
¾ lb. turkey
½ lb. salmon
4–5 medium zucchinis
1 bag white mushrooms
1 bag chopped white onions
1 can diced tomatoes
1 bag broccoli
1 can pumpkin puree
old-fashioned rolled oats
organic marinara sauce
olive oil
5 packets Strawberry Shakeology