I 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.
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:
- 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
- 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!
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