Thursday, October 31, 2013

Tasty Thursday!


Now that Kyle has finished his 10 Day Cleanse, I am going to start Tasty Thursday again! Here is a yummy recipe I changed up a little to make it more of a "clean" eating option! Original recipe was taken from Alisha's Appetite.

Buffalo Cauliflower and Chicken Casserole

 Ingredients:
1 head cauliflower, chopped
1 large to extra large chicken breast, chopped
1-2 TB Frank’s Hot Sauce (or any clean hot sauce you like, low sodium is best)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 onion, diced
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup Ian's Whole Wheat Panko Bread Crumbs
2 oz part skim mozzarella cheese ( if you must, I held this until finished cooking and just sprinkled a little on top)
handful of fresh parsley
salt and pepper

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
2. Boil the chopped cauliflower in a pot of water for a couple of minutes.  Blanch in cold water and set aside.
3. Add a tablespoon of olive oil, saute the chopped onion and chopped chicken in a large pan for a few minutes until the chicken is almost done.  Add the garlic, hot sauce, salt and pepper and continue cooking until chicken pieces are cooked through.
4. Add the entire can of diced tomatoes and cauliflower and cook for a few minutes until heated through.
5. Transfer the mixture to a sprayed baking pan.  Top with the mozzarella cheese, panko bread crumbs and chopped parsley.
6. Bake for 20-25 minutes until nice and bubbly.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse: Weigh-In

Here are the results to my 10 Day Cleanse. Even though I did not lose a substantial amount of weight, I was happy with the 7 inches lost.  I also feel like the cleanse helped me improve my eating habits.

 
Also, a BIG thank you to everyone who “liked” our Facebook page AdvocarePAChampions, so to show you our appreciation and celebrate the end of my 10 day cleanse, we would like to announce the winner of our giveaway!


Congrats Michelle Weaver! You have won a sample pouch of Spark, and a bottle of Slam!
 


 And just a heads up, we are getting close to 300 "likes" on our AdvocarePAChampions page, we will be having some more opportunities next week for winning some goodies!!! Thank you for all your support!!!
 
If you stumbled across this site and have questions about AdvoCare and/or the 24 Day Challenge, please feel free to visit our SITE, our Facebook page AdvocarePAChampions, or email me at advocarepachampions@gmail.com. Thanks!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 10 Final Day!


Day 10 (Last Day):
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): 8 oz of water with Probiotic Restore- wait 30 minutes, Fruit punch Spark and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir in 8oz of water, and drink quickly and follow with another 8oz of water).
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Missed this snack due to schedule.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Leftover Sausage and Vegetable Foil Pack
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Apple with natural peanut butter.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Taco salad.
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Homemade Apple Sauce
Day 9 water intake -101oz



Feelings: My last day is here! All in all, my 10 day cleanse went very well. I must say I now enjoy 'healthy' foods more that I normally wouldn't care for. There were some foods that I tried that I normally wouldn't have and I actually liked them!  

Helpful Hint: 




As promised, we are doing a special giveaway in celebration of completing my cleanse.  All you have to do is go to our Facebook pagAdvoCarePAChampions and LIKE the page to be a part of the drawing!! We will be announcing the winner of our giveaway tomorrow as well as my cleanse results!!


If you stumbled across this site and have questions about AdvoCare and/or the 24 Day Challenge, please feel free to visit our SITE, our Facebook page AdvocarePAChampions, or email me at advocarepachampions@gmail.com. Thanks! 

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 9



Day 9:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): 8 oz of water with Probiotic Restore- wait 30 minutes, Fruit punch Spark and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir in 8oz of water, and drink quickly and follow with another 8oz of water).
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Berry Meal Replacement Shake
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Leftover Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packs
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Advobar Raw.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Leftover Fish Fajitas and (2) Omegaplex tablets.
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Homemade Apple Sauce
Day 9 water intake -96 oz

Feelings: It is hard to believe I only have one day left of my cleanse. Make sure to check back tomorrow for information on a giveaway to celebrate! Results of my cleanse and the winner will be announced Friday night!

Helpful Hint: 

If your interested in Spark, a healthier alternative let us know!!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 8

Day 8:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): 
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir into 8oz of water and follow immediately with 8oz of water)
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Chocolate Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch, Salad (The remaining salad from Day 6)
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Sliced apple with natural peanut butter.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Crock-pot Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs 
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Mixed nuts. 
Day 7 water intake - 128oz

Feeling: I'm still not feeling my best because of all the poison I have on my arms, but besides that, I feel good. I had energy today like I normally do. I also was able to drink more water today than I have been the last couple of days, which was a plus.

Helpful Hint:

Crock-pot Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs

Ingredients:

  • 1 med/lg spaghetti squash
  • 1 can tomato sauce (no salt added), I used our homemade spaghetti sauce
  • 1 bag Jennie-O Turkey Meatballs
  • 1 cup frozen mixed peppers and onions
Cut squash in half – use a big knife, cutting is kind of difficult. Take out the seeds.
Put peppers and onions in crock-pot
Put a small layer of tomato sauce in crock bottom (just enough to cover bottom), put squash cut side down. Layer the meatballs as best you can & then pour remaining tomato sauce over meatballs.
Set on LOW for 6/7 hrs.

Once finished cooking, take squash from crock pot and use a fork to "pull" the spaghetti out. Top with sauce and meatballs!   ENJOY!


Monday, October 21, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 7

Day 7:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Pink Lemonade Spark, (1) ProBiotic and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Chocolate Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch, Winter Chicken Bake 
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Sliced apple with natural peanut butter.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packs (See picture and recipe below) and whole grain wide noodles 
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Homemade applesauce. 
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 7 water intake - 110oz


Feeling: Felt great today (except for the poison all over my arms and face).


Easy Sausage and Vegetable Foil Packs



  • Yellow/Green/Red Pepper
  • Zucchini
  • Onion
  • Potato
  • Sausage




Seal peppers, potatoes, zucchini, onion and sausage in aluminum foil pouch spray with olive oil (to keep from sticking), top with fresh pepper or herbs and grill till potatoes are soft.






  
Dinner Meal 5







Sunday, October 20, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 6

Day 6:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Fruit Punch Spark, (1) ProBiotic and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Berry Replacement Shake and (2) Omegaplex tablets 
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts and an apple.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch. Subway 6" Black Forest Ham sub with lettuce, tomato, onion on whole wheat bread.
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Small chocolate ice cream shake (I cheated a little :P).
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Grilled chicken salad ( took off most of the cheese and gave it to Kiki)
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Homemade applesauce. 
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 6 water intake - 96oz



Feeling: We weren't home all day today, which means it was another active day, so I didn't have the best choices for meals and snacks. I still didn't do bad, besides the shake for my afternoon snack. My energy levels are still up, which I am very happy to see. Day 6 is in the books. Goodnight!

Saturday, October 19, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 5

Day 5:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Mango Strawberry Spark, (1) ProBiotic and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Eggs (with red peppers, green peppers and onions *See picture below*and (2) Omegaplex tablets 
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch. Meat loaf with broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Peanuts.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Grilled chicken salad, with Greek dressing .
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Homemade applesauce. Peanuts.
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 5 water intake - 110oz


Breakfast


Feelings: I worked outside all day today, and I was very surprised how much energy I had. 

Helpful Hint:



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Friday, October 18, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 4

Day 4:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Mango Strawberry Spark, (1) ProBiotic and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Berry Meal Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Peanuts.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch. Meat loaf with broccoli and cauliflower.
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Peanuts.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Haddock fajita (with red peppers, green peppers and onions) and (2) Omegaplex tablets.
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Cut up apples with peanut butter.
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 2 water intake - 110oz

Feelings: I was a little more active today, so I didn’t have the time to eat fruit, I only had time to grab a handful of peanuts on the go. On the other hand, I had great energy today, and feel really good. Day 4 in the books!  

Helpful Hint: My helpful hint for today is to suggest drinking the second serving of Spark at lunch if you are feeling sluggish and tired during the second half of the day. I made this mistake the first day, and since day 2 it has made a huge difference, and giving me the extra boost.




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Thursday, October 17, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 3

Day 3:

  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Mango Strawberry Spark, (1) ProBiotic and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir in 8oz of water, and drink quickly and follow with another 8oz of water).
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Cut up apple and natural peanut butter.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Mango Strawberry Spark 30 minutes before lunch. Cabbage soup.
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Orange.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Fish Fajitas (see recipe below) and (2) Omegaplex tablets.
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Freshly homemade applesauce.
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 3 water intake - 121oz

(Meal 5)


Feelings: 3 days into it, and it's going great. I don't feel much different than the first 2 days of the Cleanse. I did have to drink the extra Spark serving around lunch today to give me a boost to finish the second half of the day. 


Helpful Hint: 


Fish Fajitas


Ingredients
  • 1 large white onion
  • 2 green bell peppers
  • 2 red bell pepper
  • 4 Haddock filets
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lime
  • 8 Ezekiel Tortillas
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp paprika
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ½ tsp dried cilantro
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix all of the ingredients for the fajita seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Place the Haddock fillets in a large baking dish. 
  4. Cut the onion and bell peppers into thin strips. Arrange them on top of the fillets in a large baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle the seasoning over the fish and vegetables.
  6. Spoon in the coconut oil and then use your hands to toss the ingredients until everything is well coated in the oil and seasoning.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 35-40 minutes.
  8. Squeeze the juice from the lime over top of the fish and vegetables
  9. Spoon the mixture on top of the tortillas

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 2

Day 2:
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Mango Strawberry Spark and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir in 8oz of water, and drink quickly and follow with another 8oz of water).
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Chocolate Meal Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Apple and natural peanut butter.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Cabbage, potato and turkey sausage
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Grapes
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Grilled chicken, grilled zucchini and cauliflower and (2) Omegaplex tablets
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Peanuts
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water
Day 2 water intake - 130oz

Dinner (Meal 5)

Feelings: Completed day 2 of the Cleanse Phase! I wasn’t quite as hungry during the day as I was on the first day. I did feel pretty tired in the evening, but once I had my evening snack, I felt a lot better, and my energy was back.


Helpful Hint: 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

10 Day Cleanse: Day 1

Advocare 10 Day Cleanse: Day 1

Hey everyone, this is Kyle (Brittany’s husband). I will be blogging for the next 10 days about my journey during the Cleanse phase of the Advocare 24 Day Challenge. I am choosing to only do the Cleanse phase, and not the entire Challenge, because Brittany and I are still eating healthy since Brittany finished her challenge.  I wanted to do the 10 Day Herbal cleanse because it helps in detoxifying the body as well as promoting lean muscle mass, and improving your immune system!  I will be sharing my daily meals, and snack choices with you, and also my feelings that day, and a helpful hint. Hope you enjoy!

Day 1:
Dinner (Meal 5)
  • Immediately upon rising (On an empty stomach): Fruit punch Spark and (3) Catalyst tablets.
  • Pre-Breakfast: Fiber Drink (Stir in 8oz of water, and drink quickly and follow with another 8oz of water).
  • Breakfast (Meal 1): Berry Meal Replacement Shake.
  • Mid-Morning Snack (Meal 2): Apple and natural peanut butter.
  • Lunch (Meal 3): Leftover turkey burger stuffed pepper with brown rice.
  • Mid Afternoon Snack (Meal 4): Advobar Raw.
  • Dinner (Meal 5): Turkey Meatloaf, sweet potato with cinnamon, broccoli and cauliflower and (2) Omegaplex tablets.
    Turkey Meatloaf from 24 Day Challenge Recipe Guide
  • Evening Snack (Meal 6): Baked Cinnamon and Pear for two (see recipe below), perfect for a nightly sweet tooth
  • At Bedtime- Herbal cleanse tablets with 8oz of water.
Day 1 water intake - 140oz

Feelings: I have to admit, I was a little eerie about starting the Cleanse phase, and how I would feel, but after getting half way through the first day, to lunch, I felt really good. There were some points during today that I felt hungry, but after my snack/meal, I was satisfied. All in all, it was a great first day!

Helpful Hint:

Baked Cinnamon and Pear Recipe ( thanks to my wife!)

1/3 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 egg white
1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 pears cored and chopped





Preheat oven to 350. Spray oven safe ramekin with cooking spray. Divide pears into two ramekins.  In a small bowl mix together oats, egg white, vanilla extract, and cinnamon and pour mixture over pears. Bake for 20-25 minutes! Enjoy! 





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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tasty Thursday!






Sorry this is the only picture I took!

"Cleaned up" Piggy Soup

1 lb Turkey Burger
1 medium onion chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
1- 28 oz organic tomato sauce
1-28 oz  organic diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cup chopped peppers
1 1/2 cup cabbage
2 large carrots diced 
2 cups Natures Promise Beef Broth
1/4 cup agave nectar
1 tsp black pepper
2 cups Bob's Red Mill Pearl Barley or Brown Rice
                                                                                    
Brown ground beef with onions, garlic powder and onion powder. Add all ingredients except meat and barley and simmer until peppers, carrots and cabbage are tender ( about 30 minutes).  Add meat and cooked barley (refer to bag for cooking instructions) and cook until heated through.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Tasty Thursday








Thursday’s Dinner

Salmon with Lemon Dill Sauce, Baked Margherita Spaghetti Squash and Stewed Tomatoes 



Click the links for each recipe!




When a yummy dinner doesn't even taste healthy!