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Easy Cabbage Saute & Advocare 24-Day Challenge Meal Plan

fast and easy cabbage sauteI thought since, I have been following my Advocare® 24-Day Challenge (affiliate link) all week, that I would share my meal plan for the week along with a super yummy, and vegetarian dish to make, Cabbage Sauté. This is a go-to side dish that I make a lot, but particularly now on the 24-Day clean eating plan. You will love it as a side dish too, but you can add some brown rice and a protein like tofu (or chicken) and this is a complete and delicious meal.

cabbage saute is easy and fast!

Easy Cabbage Saute

Easy Cabbage Saute

Under 5 ingredients, and minimal chopping make this a great vegetable to serve up for a weeknight dinner!

Ingredients

  • 1-2 Tbsp.olive oil (or coconut oil)
  • 1/2 head of green cabbage
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp.Bragg Liquid Aminos or Coconut Aminos*
  • 1/8 tsp. ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Rough chop the cabbage into chunks. Add to the pan.
  3. Peel and shred the carrots. Add to the pan.
  4. Peel and dice the onion. Add to the pan.
  5. Add the aminos and pepper and cover, continuing to cook until wilted and lightly caramelized, for about 10 minutes, stirring half way through.
  6. If you need to, continue to cook with the lid off for 5 additional minutes until done.
  7. Serve.

Notes

*Bragg's Liquid Aminos and Coconut Aminos are soy-sauce alternatives. You can certainly use soy-sauce, or tamari if you prefer.

**Make it a meal: Serve with grilled chicken or tofu, and rice.

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This is a good go-to recipe, because, even if you don’t plan for it, cabbage keeps in the refrigerator for a really long time, and everyone has carrots and onions around most of the time. I like this recipe for breakfast with an egg on top, or if I add Addell’s chicken sausage with apple (no dairy). Or for dinner, if I am eating only this, I would add grilled chicken, or the chicken sausage, or tofu and whatever leftover rice I have. I like that it is great to just have around so I am not worried about what to make. It is perfect for clean eating, Whole-30, Advocare, or Paleo eating.

Now some background on eating while doing the Advocare® 24-Day Challenge (affiliate link), because they want you to eat every 3-4 hours. That is 3 meals, and 3 snacks. Lots of food, so you have to be ready to know what you can eat!

The basic dietary suggestions of the challenge are the following:

Eat More:

  • Veggies: salads, steamed, roasted
  • Fruit: fibrous and low glycemic choices (apples, grapefruit, berries)
  • Healthy Fats: avocado, nuts/seeds, olives/olive oil
  • Clean Proteins: feed muscle and reduce appetite (tuna and salmon will aid in cleansing: eggs/chicken/beef would be secondary options; stay away from processed lunch meats)
  • Clean Complex Carbs: rice, hummus, oatmeal, sweet potato

Avoid or Minimize:

  • Fried foods, refined sugars, corn or white starches
  • Refined wheat products: bread, crackers, etc.
  • Dairy: cheese, yogurt, milk, white sauces or dressing
  • Alcohol: you’re on a cleanse…hold off if you can
  • Coffee or soda: drink water or SPARK

And without further ado, I give you an easy to follow plan for the first week of the Advocare® 24-Day Challenge (affiliate link):

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I try to keep it planned ahead, keep it as simple as possible, make a lot of food ahead of time:

  • hard boiled eggs
  • brown rice
  • cut up veggies for snacking
  • buy lots of fruit
  • grill a bunch of chicken breasts
  • make a pot of soup

Great condiments:

  • salsa
  • hummus
  • Coconut aminos
  • Oil and Vinegar
  • Rice cakes

Simplicity and planning ahead are key when following any eating plan, and this is the same idea. I use some recipes that are crockpot, and some make-aheads for say, salads. I do a big grocery shop for all the pantry items and basics (like chicken breasts or lettuce) so I am ready for the week. Let me know if you have any questions, and I will be 100% honest. If I don’t know the answer, I will direct you to someone who does!

What do you think? Would you follow a plan like this?  I put the supplements and Advocare® products in bold in the plan, so you could still follow it as a clean eating, protein-strong, small meals throughout the day type of plan no matter if you use the products or not!

Have a great rest of the weekend, my friends~ and consider joining along for next week’s eating plan too, for days 8-14!

cabbage saute is easy and fast!

I am sharing today’s post with fitness and food over at Ilka and Angela’s blogs and including it in tomorrow’s Meatless Monday posts with Deborah and Ann Marie. Go check these bloggers out!


Disclaimer:  I am not a nutritionist, doctor or expert and everything I share in this post is my experience or links from others also sharing their experiences.  I am a distributor for Advocare® and this post does contain affiliate links, so if you order from any links here, your costs NEVER change, but I will receive compensation.  Please see my disclosure policy for more information.

Clean Eating Thai Coleslaw

thai coleslaw

You know that dressing that you can put on noodles to make them sort of a creamy, salty, savory, flavor that you just can’t place? It’s the one that is sort of a version of homemade pad-thai? Oh lawd, how I love pad thai.  With lots of veggies and lots of sauce…mmmm.  Okay. This is that guy, only done without peanuts, and without soy, and not on noodles. So there you are:

 

Clean Eating Thai Coleslaw

Clean Eating Thai Coleslaw

Ingredients

    For the Sauce:
  • 2 Tbsp. almond butter
  • 2 Tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or juice from one small lime)
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/8 tsp ground ginger
  • dash cayenne
  • For the Salad:
  • 1/2 bag pre-made coleslaw or kale, chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • handful of chopped parsely

Instructions

Mix all the sauce ingredients together in a small bowl until combined. Pour over the coleslaw (or kale), scallions, and parsley in a large bowl, and combine until all of the vegetables are covered in sauce. Refrigerate until serving.

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Now, for Whole 30, I use this for coleslaw or kale- which the recipe is easily doubled. You can of course just serve it as a dip for veggies, or over rice noodles, and make a pad-thai version of your own…just add cilantro maybe at the end.

It may not be a container of the  real deal Pad Thai of the kind I dream about, but this will do for a picnic or a n easy make ahead lunch- Right?

This is easy, and it is good.  You’re welcome.  Happy Tuesday!

Clean Comfort Food: Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

As I noted yesterday in my Day 9 Whole 30 log– I am in need of some comfort food, that has a little less protein. While Whole30 really emphasizes it, I can only take so much.  I think I can add a handful of nuts or a hard-boiled egg to round out this soup for a full Whole 30 meal- and I am so okay with that…

I love this soup.  It is light and filling, and the recipe makes a huge batch that will last for atleast 3 days or even freeze for later.  I got the recipe from the Cabbage Soup Diet site.  She was the original creator of what you see going around the internet, and she has a whole diet dedicated to this soup! I am not one to argue, so if it works, so be it- I just like to enjoy it because it is packed with veggies, and really healthy! I did change it a bit, as I didn’t like some of the ingredients and wanted to add others~ I am pretty sure it suits the newest version of Whole30, and besides just that, it is still really good for you!

Here is my version:

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Ingredients

  • 1 large yellow or white onions
  • 4 chopped garlic
  • 1 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
  • 3 chopped carrots
  • 3 stalks of chopped celery
  • Half a head of cabbage, chopped into 1 inch chunks
  • ½ small zucchini chopped
  • 1, 8 oz can of tomato sauce
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ tsp. ground pepper
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 8-10 cups of water

Instructions

Put all the veggies in a large soup pot. Add the tomato sauce. Sprinkle the oregano and pepper over all, add the lemon, and then cover it all with water.

Simmer for 2 hours, or until the veggies are tender. Enjoy right away or wait a day for even better flavor.

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