5 Simple Lunches You Can Make Using Portion Fix Containers

Lunchtime is about to get a whole lot easier, healthier, and darn delicious! Simply combine a few healthy ingredients to make inspired meals that will keep you satisfied all afternoon and help you avoid the infamous 3:00 energy slump. These lunches show exactly how you can build a balanced meal in no time using Portion Fix containers (a.k.a. 21 Day Fix containers). They use a combination of raw and easy-to-cook ingredients that make meal prep fast.


What are Portion Fix Containers?

Wait, what are all of these rainbow-colored containers and what do they have to do with your lunch? If you’re new to using containers to plan your meals, check out this helpful guide Understanding the 21 Day Fix Containers.

Portion Fix began as the easy, color-coded way to control portions used in the 21 Day Fix Meal Plan. It tells you how much fruits, veggies, fats, protein, and carbs you should eat every day, so there is no need for counting calories or deciphering macronutrients. People found it so useful and easy to understand that Beachbody has since incorporated it into the meal plans for numerous fitness programs, including CORE DE FORCE, 22 Minute Hard Corps, The Master’s Hammer and Chisel, and Country Heat.


Make Healthy Lunches that You’ll Love

One of the best parts about these containers is that you get to choose what goes in them. If there is an ingredient below that you don’t like, or don’t have on hand, simply swap it out for another food in the same category. Don’t have quinoa? How about brown rice, or black beans instead? Do you turn up your nose at mushrooms? You can replace them with any other vegetable you prefer. Not into dairy? Swap cheese for avocado or hummus.

Try these healthy lunches can you build using Portion Fix containers, and then let us know in the comments what new combinations you come up with!


No-Cook Salad and Snacks

Packed with protein, fresh fruit and crisp veggies, this colorful lunch is as appealing to the eyes as it is to the tummy. It’s a perfect no-cook meal — or several healthy snacks — for people on-the-go. Save time by buying pre-cooked eggs, or use this simple technique to hard boil your eggs in just a few minutes.


What’s in our Portion Fix containers:

  • 1 green: cherry tomatoes and sliced cucumber
  • ½ green: baby carrots
  • ½ green: spinach
  • 1 purple: medium orange
  • 1 red: hard-boiled eggs
  • 1 blue: hummus
  • 1 orange: balsamic dressing

Put all of these containers together to create this brightly colored salad and healthy snacks or sides.


Mediterranean Lunchbox

Give yourself a Mediterranean staycation with this Greek-inspired lunch you don’t have to leave the country to enjoy. The best part? It comes with pita. 

What’s in our Portion Fix containers:

  • 1 green: mixed greens
  • 1 green: a mixture of cherry tomatoes, chopped onion, and sliced cucumber
  • 1 purple: grapes
  • 1 yellow: whole wheat pita bread
  • 1 orange: kalamata olives
  • 1 blue: feta
  • Free food: balsamic vinegar

Put them together, and you have this tantalizing lunch with fiber-rich pita and healthy fats to keep you feeling full. You can also stuff the salad ingredients inside the pita bread for a meal you can eat with your hands.


Southwestern Chicken and Quinoa Power Lunch

Use shredded rotisserie chicken breast and leftover quinoa to make this meal prep lunch in minutes. It combines our favorite Southwestern flavors with refreshing cucumber and sweet mango.


What’s in our Portion Fix containers:

  • 1 green: mixture of chopped green and red bell peppers and white onion
  • ½ green: sliced cucumbers
  • 1 purple: mango
  • 1 red: boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1 yellow: quinoa
  • ½ yellow: corn kernels
  • 1 blue: shredded cheddar cheese
  • Free food: cilantro, lime wedge (not pictured)

Combine the peppers and onion, chicken, corn, quinoa, and cheese for a bold and colorful salad — no lettuce or dressing needed. Tuck a wedge of lime in your lunchbox to squeeze over the mango and cucumber slices and give them a light dusting of chili powder (trust us on this one), you can even mix them together!



Roasted Turkey Breast and Vegetables

No sad desk lunch here. With a little bit of cooking, you can make a hearty meal that tastes as grand as Thanksgiving dinner. It’s easy to prep enough to make several lunches at once.

What’s in our Portion Fix containers:

  • 1 green: steamed green beans
  • ½ green: sautéed mushrooms
  • 1 red: roasted turkey breast
  • 1 yellow: baked sweet potato
  • 2 tsp.: olive oil
  • Free food: parsley

Buy cooked turkey breast in the deli or prepared foods section of your grocery store, or use this recipe for brined turkey breast. We served ours on a few leaves of spinach for extra color (if you use a full cup of spinach you can count an extra green container for the day!). Sautée some chopped mushrooms in a teaspoon of oil, bake a sweet potato or make sweet potato bites, and steam green beans (you can dress them up with a drizzle of olive oil, lemon zest, and chopped parsley).


Simple Spaghetti Squash Pasta — and Dessert!

It’s hard to believe that a few simple ingredients can combine to make a meal that will leave you feeling full for hours! Did we mention that it includes chocolate?


What’s in our Portion Fix containers:

  • 1 green: spaghetti squash
  • ½ green: roasted broccoli
  • ½ purple: marinara sauce
  • ½ purple: apple
  • 1 red: ground turkey
  • 1 yellow: chocolate-covered almonds
  • 1 blue: parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp: olive oil

Roasted spaghetti squash stands in for pasta topped with jarred, all-natural marinara sauce and cooked ground turkey. We roasted broccoli with a teaspoon of olive oil for about 15 minutes and finished it with shavings of parmesan cheese (you could sprinkle some of the cheese over the pasta, too). Start End the meal with apple slices and chocolate covered almonds – a dessert we can get behind!