Advocare 24 Day Challenge meal recipes
I have to say, I'm loving it. I do my prep work the night before and when I get to the office, I just eat what I packed.
My days start with Spark. Yes, I miss coffee, but Spark is delicious. I actually find it a little too sweet, so I have been juicing half a lemon and adding it to the Spark. I have tried both Fruit Punch and Mandarin Orange and I like both. The Mandarin taste like Tang. The first couple days I had a Fiber Drink. I saw a lot of complaints online about the Fiber Drink, but I didn't find it bad. Again, I thought it was a little sweet, so I added the juice from half a lemon and extra water.
Breakfast calls for a complex carb, protein, and fruit. I have been doing Bob's Gluten Free Oatmeal with cinnamon, stevia, and egg whites for my protein. I have mixed up the fruit option with blueberries or unsweetened applesauce. On the day I ran out of egg whites, I added a scoop of almond butter for some protein and healthy fats (bottom right).
I have been eating massive salads with a mix of veggies. I haven't been measuring the vegetables, only the protein component. I've also added a quarter of avo for some healthy fats. I got some deli turkey which is probably too high in salt, so I am going to try to cook my own proteins this week. My complex carbs have been sweet potato or quinoa, both mixed into the salad.
Towards the end of the week, I have cooked up a spaghetti squash and some lean ground turkey. I had that for dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday (with a side of cucumber and jicama), dinner on Friday, and dinner on Saturday. Needless to say, I find it to be delicious.
Dinner calls for protein, vegetables, and a complex carb (if needed). I've been reheating the spaghetti squash and turkey with a bit of coconut oil, some roasted sweet potatoes, and garlic powder. I've also been doing massive salads with homemade mustard dressing.
The plan allows for snacks and I've been having them if I feel hungry. Typically, this means an apple around 3 or 4 to hold me over til dinner. I've also had a Caveman Cookie (from my Love with Food box), fruit puree, banana and sunflower seeds, raw almonds, and protein shakes made with Jay Robb's vanilla whey protein. I had one small protein shake in the end of a Barney Butter Vanilla + Espresso Almond Butter jar...I guess the espresso part is cheating. My bad.
I like the meals and I like having the "rules" and "boundaries". It is very similar to how I typically eat, but with some substitutions and omissions. I've been without dairy, gluten (98% of the time), coffee, processed sugar, and alcohol and I feel great. I don't really feel leaner yet, but fingers crossed next week brings some results I can feel.
So far, I've found it pretty easy and enjoyable. I carry around my food like a bag lady, but this bag lady is on a mission.Here's to Week #2...
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How much is the 24 day challenge?
Advocare 24 Day Challenge at Amazon is $162.00.