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The AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge simply works.  Popular bloggers of all ages, shapes and sizes have been using the AdvoCare system to lose weight for years.  Some of their before and after shots are incredible.  But the AdvoCare plan is a bit strict and hard to follow.

There are quite a few foods that you can’t eat on this diet.  So many different foods contain dairy products, but you can’t have any of them while you’re taking the challenge.  You can’t have caffeine or alcohol, either.  Also, there’s no white carbs.  Red meat is forbidden too– but you can have chicken, tuna and other lean meats.  

With all these restrictions, you may be wondering: what can I eat?  

Simple 24 Day Challenge Recipes Designed For People Who Hate to Cook

Cooking is an art, not a science.  Yet, many recipes look like math problems.  In order to make things easier for AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge dieters who don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, we’ve simplified several overly complicated (yet yummy) 24 day challenge recipes from around the web.  

Bon appétit!

You Can Make All Kinds of Stuff With Chicken

Chicken is both delicious and very good for you if you prepare it in a healthy way.  There are so many things you can do with this protein rich meat.  If you’re dreading the idea of eating plain old chicken breasts for a month, you don’t have to worry anymore.  Check out our two favorite 24 day challenge approved chicken recipes listed below.  

  1.  Sweet and Sour Chicken

Did you know that the Brits have been cooking up sweet and sour style chicken since the Middle Ages?  Sweet and sour sauce really livens up the flavor of chicken.  Also, sweet and sour style marinades soften up chicken proteins.  That’s why chicken made this way is very moist and flavorful.

All you need to make this delicious dish is:

  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chicken breasts
  • Red or green peppers
  • Onions
  • Pineapples

Advocare Challenge Recipe

Here’s how to make it:

  • Mix the sauce.  Grab a bowl and dump in 1/3 cup of soy sauce, 2 tablespoons of honey, 2 cloves of minced garlic and a teaspoon of grated ginger.  Sprinkle in some fresh pepper too, if you want.
  • Put the sauce on the chicken.  Take your chicken breasts and lay them on a dish.  Then, cover the breasts in your sauce.  Put the chicken back in the fridge.  After an hour or two, your chicken will be fully marinated and ready to cook.
  • Cook it up.  Cut your pineapple into cubes.  Chop your peppers into chunks.  Dice up an onion.  Then, grab a skillet and drop your marinated chicken onto it.  Cook the chicken alone for about 5 minutes on medium, then add the onions and peppers.  Cook for another 5 minutes, then add the pineapple.  Cook for 2 more minutes… then you’re done!
  1.  Spicy Crockpot Chicken Salsa

Not so good in the kitchen?  Don’t worry.  If you’ve got a crock pot, all you have to do is toss some stuff in the bowl and turn the heat on.  If you toss the right kinds of stuff into your crock, the final product will be bursting with all kinds of succulent flavors.  You’ll love this chicken based crockpot recipe if you’re a fan of spicy food.

Here’s your ingredient list:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • Salsa
  • Canned corn
  • Spicy green peppers
  • Avocado

Here’s how to make it:

  1.  Put your chicken in.  The chicken should be at the bottom of the crock pot so that it’s close to the heat source.
  2.  Spice it up.  Next, sprinkle some cumin onto the chicken.  For best results, use about a teaspoon of cumin.  Sprinkle on a pinch of salt and pepper, too.  
  3.  Drop in the rest of the ingredients.  First drop in a whole jar of salsa and a can of corn.  Chop up the spicy green peppers and throw them in there, too.
  4.  Cook for about 8 hours.  Your chicken will get nice and juicy as all those spices and juices heat up and seep in.  When you’re ready to eat it, just add avocado and enjoy.

Why Tuna Is an Awesome Diet Food

If you’re too lazy to cook, just crack open a can of tuna. The vitamins and nutrients contained in tuna (vitamin B12, Niacin and Selenium are just a few) are very good for you.  Tuna has been proven to help dieters lose weight.  One study even suggests that this amazing meat reduces the risk of depression in women.  There are so many 24 day challenge recipes you can build around this delicious protein.  Here are two ideas to get you started.

  1.  Tuna, Bean and Avocado Salad

Depending on how much you make, this tuna based salad can serve as either a full meal or a mid-day snack.  All you need to do to prepare it is combine the ingredients.

Here’s your ingredient list:

  • Tuna
  • Beans
  • Avocado
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper

Here’s how to make it:

  1.  Drain the beans and tuna.  Get the bean and tuna juice out by cracking open the can a little bit and pouring the excess liquid down the drain.
  2.  Get to chopping.  One minute of prep time is all you need.  Slice up your avocado and press a half clove of garlic.
  3.  Throw everything in a bowl.  Drop the beans, tuna, avocado and garlic into a bowl.  Mix it up and add a couple splashes of vinegar.  Enjoy!

Tuna for AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Recipe

  1.  Grilled Tuna Steaks

If you cook it right, tuna comes out great on the grill.  Here’s how to do it.

Here’s your ingredient list:

  • Tuna steaks
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Here’s how to make it:

  1.  Heat up the grill.  You can use a stove-top hot iron grill to make tuna, but it comes out better if you cook your tuna steak over an open flame.
  2. Prepare the tuna.  Before you cook them, brush your tuna steaks with olive oil and sprinkle on some salt and pepper.
  3.  Cook for 2 minutes.  Most people overcook their tuna steaks.  That’s why they come out chewy.  Two minutes is all you need.  It’s okay if the inside of the steak is raw.  
  4.  Wait for 5 or 10 minutes.  Give your tuna steaks some time to finish cooking once you’ve got it on a plate.  By the time you dig in, they’ll be tender, tasty and soft.
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