Strawberry Chia Seed Jam

Share Button

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.

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Votes: 0
    Rating: 0
    You:
    Rate this recipe!
    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

Share Button

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!

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Votes: 0
    Rating: 0
    You:
    Rate this recipe!
    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!

Share Button

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

Share Button

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.

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Votes: 0
    Rating: 0
    You:
    Rate this recipe!
    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.

yummy quinoa

Share Button

roasted garlic quinoa

I’m always looking for a tasty, easy to make, complex carb that I don’t feel I have to add butter or other flavoring to.  Today I tried Roland’s Roasted Garlic Quinoa.  It was really good and super easy to make!  Paired with a salad and turkey breast it was very enjoyable!

Found a 10 day cleanse/24 day challenge yummy soup!

Share Button

So I’ve found it pretty hard to find pre-made foods that are clean enough for the 10 day cleanse portion of the 24 day challenge.  I decided to try a few soups by the McDougall’s brand.  They have very few ingredients, all of which are “allowed” and are all natural.  I decided to try the Black Bean soup first. After shaking and opening the container by just tearing on the dotted line as the box suggests, I looked in and was happy that it looked and smelled good!  I decided to heat it on the stovetop to give it the best chance of being yummy.  I also decided to add some ground turkey I had already prepared to make sure I had enough protein.  I put it at a low heat and covered it.  I stirred a few times and when it was bubbling a bit, I poured it into a large bowl (warning the full box will overflow a small bowl).  I made sure it was cool enough to eat and took a bite and was soooo happy!  A flavorful meal that was easy to make!  This is now something I eat almost daily in the 10 day cleanse/24 day challenge, and will continue eating after it’s done!  In the grocery store it can be found in the organic section and is pretty expensive, I love Amazon for having it for such a great deal!  Subscribe and save? Yes please!

I loved it so much, I tried the Lentil soup, and yep!  Super good!  Black bean is still my fav, but I’ll have both on hand at all times!


 

 

Goulash

Share Button

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

    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Votes: 0
    Rating: 0
    You:
    Rate this recipe!
    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.

The AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

Share Button

Are you unhappy with your weight?  Me! Me! ME!  I’ve tried all the major weight loss programs, and they, along with group meeting and weigh ins and membership fees aren’t for me, and frankly, don’t work!  My friend, that was looking to just tone up told me she was going to start the Advocare cleanse.  I said, oh, that’s nice, good luck!  And then told my husband, Jason about it.  He told me about how many people he knows that have had great success with this program and that we should do it!  I was surprised because he’s not into these kind of things.  I looked into the program more and asked my friend about it, and decided to try it out!  Since my husband and I decided to try it together, it made more sense to become “distributers”  which to me means, I can save on my future orders as well as get the free stuff in the distributor kit too! So here we are!  trying out the 24 day challenge!  What is it?  Well, here is the low down from Advocare:

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge

Introducing the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge . . .

I have found that the 24 Day Challenge from AdvoCare really works!  This perfect combination of products is designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals safely and effectively.  The package includes:

Each product in the 24 Day Challenge is scientifically tested  and formulated to help you reach your desired goals.

OVERVIEW OF THE 24 DAY CHALLENGE

Days 1-10 Are The Cleanse Phase:

The first ten days are about cleansing your body of toxins and preparing for optimal nutrient absorption, and you may enjoy weight loss as well!*

Days 11-24 Are The Max Phase:

Give your body the best tools you need to achieve your next weight management goal during days 11-24!*

I have seen great results with the 24 Day challenge, you can too !

To maintain a healthy lifestyle it’s always good to eat right, but it also helps if you workout.  It is recommended that you first discuss your lifestyle plan with your doctor or physician. Many will also suggest joining a local health club if you need additional help setting up a workout regiment that will be benefit you.  Don’t starve yourself, or deprive yourself of the foods you want, but strive to eat healthier, and be happier!

If you’re ready to look good and feel great . . .The 24 Day Challenge is perfect for you!  This is an opportunity for you to begin pushing towards a healthier, happier lifestyle, and begin to achieve the weight loss success that you’ve always desired!  If you’re tired of struggling to get results or just need somewhere to start . . .

Order Your 24 Day Challenge Today!

Learn More Now . . .

Become an AdvoCare Distributor and enjoy a 20% – 40% discount all of your orders, while at the same time helping others reach their health and wellness goals!  This is a great opportunity for anyone, and it’s extremely easy to get started!

Learn more on how you can become an AdvoCare Distributor today!

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.