Advocare 24 Day Challenge – Meal Prep

After hearing such amazing things for awhile now, I’ve finally decided to take the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and I am extremely excited to see the changes at the end of the challenge!

I decided that for me the best way to stick with it is to go ahead and prep my meals out on a Sunday and start the challenge on a Monday (which will be tomorrow).  Today I went ahead and shopped and cooked for several hours which will save me a lot of time throughout the week.  Since cooking for one is nearly impossible, this makes things a little easier.  I don’t particularly mind eating the same thing for a few days, although some people may have issues with that.

I didn’t use recipes – as I typically just make things up with what I have on hand.  I also went quite simple since there are several things that had to be cut out (dairy, most carbs, etc.).

The next first three days are completely prepared!  It’s nice to know that when I wake up lunch is already made for me to take to work and when I get home all I have to do is heat up my dinner!

First I prepared all of my dinner meals:

  • Roasted Ruby Sensation Potatoes

  

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Chop a small bag (24 oz.) of Ruby Sensation one-bite potatoes (or substitute your favorite kind). Toss the potatoes in a few tablespoons of flavored olive oil. I used “Lizzie’s Kitchen Garlic Rosemary Oil” which is amazing, but again, substitute your favorite kind! I then added a small amount of salt, pepper, and parsley. 

  
Line a baking sheet with foil and spread the potatoes evenly. Cook for 45 minute to an hour depending on how you want them! I portioned this into 6 – 4 oz. servings.

While that was cooking…

  • Sautéed Zucchini and Squash

  
Slice up a small zucchini and yellow squash into thin round slices. Add a small bit of olive oil to a pan along with a little salt and pepper. Cook for 5-10 minutes.

  • Bison Patties

I absolutely love bison and prefer it over other red meat. My favorite game is by far elk but for some reason I can’t find that here in Atlanta, haha! 

Take 16 oz. Organic ground Bison (most stores actually carry this, you probably just overlook it) and portion it into 4 – 4 oz. patties. In the spirit of doing as little dishes as possible, I used the leftover oils from the zucchini and threw them directly in there. I added some pepper and a drop of A-1 for just a little flavor. Bison has a great taste so I don’t like to season it much.

Now that all my dinner items were prepped, each were put in individual containers so that all I need to do is beat them up! I made everything for this in an hour.

 
Next I made the chicken for my lunch salads:

  • Greek Baked Chicken

  
I found this amazing dry seasoning today that I cooked my chicken with. Since my salads will only have a basic red-wine vinegar dressing, I wanted the chicken to have some flavor. I took a big Organic chicken breast and pounded it out some (couldn’t find my meat pounder but a hammer worked just fine) then sprinkled “Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning” on it. Cook for 20 minutes at 450. This portioned out into 3 – 4 oz. servings.

  
That is all the cooking I had to do for lunch meals.

For the salad I just divided a large 5 oz. container of organic spinach into three Tupperware containers. I then sliced and bagged a cucumber and half of a green and red pepper. I like to keep these separate so that the spinach doesn’t wilt and just combine everything when it is time.

  
So that is that! I know that these aren’t complex recipes but they are good and will save me a ton of time! 

  
On Wednesday I will have to grab a few extra items to throw in with Thursday and Friday meals, but that shouldn’t take long!

The BEST part about this is that I’m estimating that it cost me between $6-8 a day to do this. That is even with buying everything organic!!! 

If you have done the challenge and have any tips or recipes, please share them in the comments! If you’d like to learn more, head over to this link! I look forward to sharing my results with you in 25 days!

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