Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

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I was checking out various health-conscious blogs when I came across a super easy and almost entirely (less the sugar) challenge-friendly recipe for strawberry chia seed jam on ohsheglows.com. I figured with some very minor modifications I could come up with some excellent 24 day challenge strawberry jam.

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    Strawberry Chia Seed Jam
  • Delicious and supper healthy strawberry jam, with chia seeds, agave nectar, and a splash of vanilla.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
6 servings 1 minute 20 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: servings

Instructions

  1. Generously chop strawberries (I didn't have enough fresh, so I used some frozen as you can see in the picture).
  2. Add strawberries to a sauce pan on medium heat
  3. After the strawberries start to sweat (you'll know because the mixture will start getting a bit soupy) add the agave nectar, vanilla extract, and chia seeds. (sorry for the picture quality, was kind of hard to get a good image in the pot).
  4. Stir regularly, once the mixture starts to boil reduce the heat to a low simmer cooking for an additional 10-15 minutes.
  5. Optional: Once done cooking I like to add the mixture to a food processor until the jam has a smooth consistency.

Garlic Pepper Chicken with Noodles

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I am a sucker for spicy foods. I like things hot so I have been trying to make do while on the 24 Day Challenge by adding various peppers to meals or by adding a homemade sriracha sauce to different meals. Tonight I realized that one of my favorite meals when out at local Chinese buffets is a spicy Pepper Chicken that is basically jalapenos, chicken, onions, and sauce, so I figured I would try my hand at creating a cleanse-friendly version and think I hit a home run!

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    Garlic Pepper Chicken with Noodles
  • Clean, quick, and easy Garlic Pepper Chicken with Noodles.
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
2 people 10 minutes 30 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: people

Instructions

  1. Clean the veggies, peel the onion and garlic, and remove the seeds and stem from the jalapenos. Then chop them up.
  2. Preheat saute pan on medium heat
  3. Oil the saute pan with an all natural cooking spray and then add the chopped chicken breast.
  4. Fill a medium sauce pan 1/2 way with water, once at a boil add noodles.
  5. Occasionally turn the chicken until no pink is visible (shown here) and then add chopped onions, garlic, and peppers
  6. Add sweet basil to the chicken, onions, garlic, and pepper mix and then mix it all up (shown here). Once stirred place cover on the pan.
  7. Once noodles have finished cooking strain them, but do not rinse them (you want some of the starchiness to soak up flavors when you mix with the veggies).
  8. Add the noodles to the veggie mix and stir generously. After stirring for 2-3 minutes you're ready to serve!

Liquid Aminos All Purpose Seasoning is the best!

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So, if you’re like our family at all, you love Asian cuisine. One of the things we love especially about Asian food is soy sauce, but store bought Soy Sauce is often loaded with chemicals and other things (sugars, alcohol, etc.) that are no no’s on the 24 Day Challenge. However we were very excited to learn about a soy sauce substitute called Liquid Aminos. This stuff is made from all natural Soy (it is the only ingredient on the bottle), however it is strong. I suggest watering it down a little when you use it, but it makes an excellent substitute for our family. If you want to buy some today AdvoHelp recommends buying this product from Amazon, here is a link:

Grilled Tuna Steak

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Are you on the 24 Day Challenge but really missing that hearty grilled steak taste? Check out this super delicious tuna steak recipe that takes only 20 minutes to make from the time you take it out of the refrigerator to the time it hits the plate. This recipe uses Liquid Aminos, which is one of our favorite finds since starting the challenge.

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    Grilled Tuna Steak
  • Quick and easy grilled tuna steak
Servings Prep Time Cook Time Passive Time
1 person 5 minutes 6 minutes 10 minutes

Ingredients

Servings: person

Instructions

  1. Rinse fresh tuna steak under cold water for 30-60 seconds
  2. Pat dry the tuna steak with a paper towel
  3. Apply the garlic powder to your tuna fillet
  4. In a large seal-able sandwich bag add liquid aminos, lemon juice, and your seasoned tuna fillet.
  5. Seal bag with as little air in it as possible and let sit for 10-15 minutes
  6. Heat your grill on high (should only take 5-10 minutes with a gas grill, but could take much longer if using charcoal).
  7. Once hot, carefully spray grill rack with a 100% natural cooking oil such as pam. (Warning: cooking oil is flammable and will cause flare ups). This is an important step that should not be skipped because you need some sort of greasy coating to prevent the tuna steaks from sticking to your grill rack.
  8. Place tuna steak on grill and dump the remaining marinade over the top of the steak. Quickly place cover back on the grill.
  9. After 2-3 minutes flip the tuna steak and then place cover back on the grill.
  10. After an additional 2-3 minutes remove the tuna steak from the grill.
  11. Ready to serve. Tuna steaks can be served hot, warm, or at room temperature.

Goulash

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Looking for  hearty, filling, but health-conscious version of the Hungarian classic Goulash? Look no further for this awesome 24 Day Challenge friendly recipe!

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    Goulash
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
1 Person 20 Minutes 30 Minutes

Ingredients

Servings: Person

Instructions

  1. Clean, destem and dice the tomatoes, jalapenos, sweet peppers, garlic and onions.
  2. Put the ground turkey in a skillet and cook on a medium heat until browned.
  3. Heat a large sauce pan on medium heat adding the tomatoes, jalapenos, peppers, garlic and onions.
  4. Strain the browned ground turkey and then add to the vegetable mix in the large sauce pan.
  5. Add the whole wheat noodles, oregano and black pepper and then stir generously.
  6. Add enough water to cover the mixture (typically 1 to 2 cups total). Reduce the heat to low and then cover.
  7. After 30 minutes your goulash will be ready, remove from the heat and serve up a delicious bowl.

Recipe notes

All products used were 100% natural. All vegetables and spices were from the vine. The meat was 100% natural no GMO ground turkey.  The pasta I choose was Barilla Whole Grain Medium Shells.