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First Goal for 2018: 80 Days of Healthy Living

As I sit and reflect on all the changes 2017 brought , I am eager to start a little goal setting an getting back to a routine.

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I have enjoyed many a holiday cookie and party appetizer and washed it all down with a hefty cocktail these last few days of the year, and now I am looking forward to re-focusing back on my overall health & fitness!! Who is with me??

If you have been looking for an easy way to jump-start the process for you this month, look no further! Advocare has just introduced an 80 day system designed to not only kick start your journey, with their 24-Day Jumpstart, but it includes an easy maintenance plan as well. It’s called Advocare One/80. It’s a common-sense eating and exercising plan, with additional supplements to support your overall health.

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It’s simple- you choose your flavors and the packages are set to ship to your doorstep. You are now ready to start 2018, with at least 80 straight days of supported nutrition and community with the Facebook Group I have started . We can all keep each other motivated, share clean-eating recipes, know-how, great ideas,  and I can give you any product help- or I can point you in the right direction if I don’t know the answer!

I was pretty much on my own when I did my first challenge and for the months that followed it, not partnering with anyone who was doing it at the same time.

It was a lot of experimenting and finding out what I thought worked best for me. When I look back I really wish I had some guidance and someone to keep me accountable and just tell me what to do next. If someone says DO THIS and shows me how it’s worked for them….I am ready to go!! I don’t want any of you to stop at day 25 (After the 24-Day Challenge is over) and find yourself giving up because you felt totally lost and not knowing what is next.

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I will be posting here throughout the challenge but if you want to follow along, I highly encourage you to join the Facebook Group => Hardly A Goddess Healthier Living with Advocare

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Well be talking meal planning, recipes, exercises, product information, and just generally bouncing ideas off each other and learning and sharing a lot of great information! I so look forward to the routine of this planned 24 days, and beyond, in keeping my healthy self on track and motivated.

If you want to order your challenge or the One/80, Check out my separate Advocare websiteor email me at hardlyagoddess@gmail.com, or leave a question in the comments for more information.

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Why do I love it? It focuses on good nutrition and physical activity. This is a common sense approach to living a healthy lifestyle and I have had great results with several of their products.

I hope you’ll join me in getting healthy in 2018 and I look forward to seeing you on Facebook too! And, as always, it’s never ever too late to join in!

Disclaimer: This information does not constitute nutritional advice or counseling. Please see your doctor before starting any nutritional program. Each individual’s dietary needs and restrictions are unique to the individual. You are ultimately responsible for all decisions pertaining to your health.

15 clean eating dinner ideas for advocare

15 Clean Eating Dinner Ideas for Advocare

Following a new eating plan is hard enough without having to re-create new recipes for your family that you can actually eat too. I do not want to make more than one meal a night if I don’t have to!

I find that these are good recipes to use for the Advocare plan, but are also easy to adjust to make for EVERYONE. Eating on Advocare is really just eating what I normally do except limiting the dairy, sugar, and white-bread- I still have potatoes and rice on the plan, in portion control, but if I need to add a carb for the kids like pasta, I will make that and adjust what I am eating. Here are my ideas with links to recipes that I have on the blog:

  1. Healthier Baked Meatballs & Sauce with sauteed kale

  2. Pulled chicken breasts with BBQ seasoning (not sauce) over a baked sweet potato

  3. Veggie ratatouille over spiralized noodles

  4. Crockpot Balsamic Chicken Breasts over rice

  5. Indian Curry Chicken & Veggies over rice

  6. Chicken “No-Parmesan” with sauteed zucchini

  7. Bunless Burgers with baked potato fries

  8. Turkey Chili

  9. Roast Chicken with vegetables

  10. Steak on the grill with Grill Potatoes

  11. Baked Fish with quinoa salad

  12. Sheet Pan Pork with roasted vegetables

  13. Skillet Double-Pepper Pork Chops with roasted cauliflower

  14. Cajun Shrimp & Veggies with Rice

  15. Skillet Cabbage with Rotisserie Chicken

You can also follow my Advocare Pinterest Board, which includes a lot of great recipes that you can use for Weight Watchers, 21-Day Fix, Whole30, Paleo or other plans without too much adjusting.

If you’d like to check out more about Advocare, I outlined it in this post, and you can also check out the full 1-7 day meal plan to get you started, or as you know I sell it too (see full disclosure), so you can check out all the products on my site. 


Healthier Baked Meatballs & Sauce with sauteed kale (just leave out the pasta!!!)

Healthier Italian Meatballs

Veggie ratatouille over spiralized noodles

Ratatouille

Of course, you will wonder: there is spinach in this? No…but I added it, because I had it and it is green and pretty, and I loved it. Feel free to add it too if you have it, but it isn’t required for the recipe!

Bunless Burgers with baked potato fries

Kid-Friendly Baked Potato Fries

Turkey Chili

whole 30 chili

Whole 30 Chili

Sheet Pan Pork with roasted vegetables

pork loin filet

Skillet Double-Pepper Pork Chops with roasted cauliflower

double pepper pork chop

Skillet Cabbage with Rotisserie Chicken

cabbage saute

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2-in1 Recipe: Clean Eating Muffins or Pancakes

clean-eating-muffins-or-pancakesI have bombarded Pinterest, and all of my cookbooks to scrape together some meals and lunches that I haven’t made yet- I hate when it seems like I am making the same 5 meals over and over again, but that is exactly what I do! Especially when it comes to eating clean and healthy foods, I just hit a wall of boredom. I love to bake muffins and cookies for the kids, and I can’t eat that if I am eating “clean” so I stop making them entirely. Well, I found a great recipe to satisfy my need for a muffin without derailing my healthy eating efforts.

Not only does this recipe make muffins, it makes pancakes, so you get 2 clean-recipes for the price of 1- which is free. So, “you’re welcome,” I guess! I have to be honest. These taste like clean-eating muffins…but their muffins. And I appreciate the fact that I am eating them at all and still staying on a clean-eating plan. So, enjoy if you too need some variation in your diet and have a cup of tea and a muffin…or pancake!

Your 2-for-1 recipe:

2-in-1 Recipe:Clean Eating Muffins or Pancakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 muffins, or 6 pancakes

Serving Size: 1

50 calories each.

2-in-1 Recipe:Clean Eating Muffins or Pancakes

For a great, clean eating snack that is Advocare 24-Day Challenge approved!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup dry oats
  • 3/4 cup egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 packet Stevia

Instructions

    For Muffins
  1. Preheat oven to 350*. Spray your muffin tin.
  2. In a bowl, mix the oats, cinnamon, cocoa and stevia.
  3. In a separate small bowl, whisk your egg whites and oil until frothy.
  4. Add to the dry ingredients until combined.
  5. Pour into 6 muffin cups or 12 mini-muffin cups.
  6. Bake for 12-14 minutes for 6, and 7-10 for mini.
  7. For Pancakes
  8. Heat a non-stick skillet to medium.Spray or add a bit of oil.
  9. Add all ingredients to a blender.Blend until combined.
  10. Pour into 6 pancakes, flipping when brown on one side.
  11. *Serve with your favorite fruit or syrup.

Notes

I analyzed the calories from www.caloriecount.com. *For the pancakes, adding fruit or syrup increases your calorie count by what you use.

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