The AdvoCare 24 Challenge is strict compared to many diets. But, it’s also surprisingly flexible. If you’re struggling to find out what to eat during the challenge, maybe you should stop focusing on what you can’t eat. Instead, get creative and see what you can do with AdvoCare’s surprisingly large 24 Day Challenge Menu.
Not a vegetable fan?
Maybe that’s because you’ve been eating them the wrong way. Try some different recipes and experiment with your own cooking ideas. It’s still possible to have fun in the kitchen during the challenge. Mix and match and see what happens. Get creative and see what kinds of food combinations work for you. If you mess something up, that’s okay. Your food won’t explode if you make a mistake. It’ll just taste weird.
Recommended AdvoCare Foods
Technically, you can eat as much as you want if you stick to the food on the list below. But be reasonable. The amount of food that fits on a normal sized plate should be enough to fill you up. If you find yourself going back for seconds and thirds, you’re probably overeating.
AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Menu: Proteins
Ground beef. If you want, you can have a big juicy burger for lunch while on this diet. But, you shouldn’t eat it with a bun. Try to eat as few carbs as possible while you’re dieting for best results.
Ground turkey. Ground turkey is a great source of protein. Also, ground turkey has less calories than ground beef.
Chicken. There are so many healthy ways to prepare chicken. If you get bored of eating plain old turkey breasts, mix it up and try marinating your chicken breast in an AdvoCare approved sauce.
Crab legs. Crab legs are expensive, but delicious. Why not set aside some cash for the weekend and buy yourself a crab leg dinner as a reward for having a good week?
Lobster. Seafood lovers can really have some fun with this diet. Lobster is yet another indulgent yet totally legal seafood protein.
Fish. It’s a good idea to mix up your proteins on this diet. The more you switch things up, the more nutritional you’ll get. Cook up a fist sized portion of tilapia, tuna, sea bass, salmon, swordfish or flounder if you find yourself eating the same thing over and over again.
Eggs. Do you like your eggs scrambled, fried or boiled? You can make eggs however you like while you’re on this diet.
Tofu. Tofu doesn’t have much taste by itself. But if you combine it with the right flavors and spices, it’s absolutely delicious.
Veggie burgers. Veggie burgers have come a long way in recent years. Have you ever tried a Boca Burger before? If not, you’re in a for a surprisingly delicious treat.
AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Menu: Veggies
Asparagus. If you don’t prepare asparagus the right way, it’ll turn out mushy and gross. But if you grill it over charcoal, it’s quite yummy.
Broccoli. Raw broccoli tastes a bit like grass. But if you cook it in a creative way, broccoli is awesome. Try it with sesame seeds, ginger and soy sauce and see what you think.
Brussel sprouts. Yet another extremely underrated green vegetable. If you think you hate cooked brussel sprouts, try dipping them in tangy balsamic vinegar. If you like tangy flavors, you may just become a fan.
Cauliflower. If you’ve never tried roasted garlic cauliflower before, you haven’t lived.
Celery. Celery also has a strong grassy taste if you eat it by itself. But stir-fried celery prepared with canola oil and hot peppers will make your taste buds dance.
Cucumbers. Pickled cucumbers contain very few calories. Also, they help you restore the health of the bacteria that live in your gut.
Collard greens. Traditional soul food recipes pair collard greens with ham. Ham isn’t totally bad for you, but there are healthier meat proteins out there. Experiment with classic recipes and see what you can come up with.
Edamame. Throw some edamame beans in boiling water for 5 minutes to get them nice and soft. Then, cook them in a skillet with a dash of olive oil, red pepper flakes and a couple cloves of garlic. Add lime juice and salt if you want to bring out the flavors. Yum!
Eggplant. Yet another tragically underused vegetable. Stir fry some eggplant with tofu and hot spices to get a small taste of what this purple veggie can do.
AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Menu: Fats
Almonds. A handful of almonds is a great quick AdvoCare approved snack. That’s why it’s a good idea to carry a small pack of almonds with you in your purse when you’re
Almond milk. Almond milk is probably the best milk substitute out there. It’s incredibly nutritious and tastes even better than normal milk.
Avocados. Avocados are full of healthy fats and oils. If salads leave you feeling hungry, add some avocados to the mix to help relieve food cravings.
Canola oil. Canola oil is the ideal cooking oil for dieters. It’s low in calories and it can resist high temperatures for long periods of time.
Olive oil. Olive oil is loaded with antioxidants, plus it greatly improves the taste of salad. Extra virgin olive oil is the best type of olive oil because it’s more flavorful and contains more nutrients than other types of olive oil.
Grapeseed oil. If you don’t like olive oil or if the foods you’re working with require a subtler cooking oil, try grapeseed oil. Grapeseed oil contains the same amount of calories and fat as olive oil. But, grapeseed oil doesn’t taste as strong as olive oil.
Coconut oil. Coconut oil is not as healthy as olive oil, canola oil and grapeseed oil because it contains a lot of saturated fat. However, it also contains lots of other beneficial vitamins and nutrients that other oils lack. It’s okay to make coconut oil a part of your AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Menu. Just don’t overdo it.