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24 Day Challenge / Day 12

on March 17, 2013

healthy habits

R U starting to get into the swing of things?  R U feeling like a million bucks?  Wouldn’t it be nice to HAVE a million bucks?  What would you do w/ it?  Ohhhhh…the countless things I could do…and I’m a bargainshopaholic so it would go a LONNNNNNNG way (have I ever mentioned that I have an Ebay store?  Well, I’ve had it for a while but quite honestly I’m getting very burned-out and am trying to dissipate..is that the right word?  Before Christmas I had over 500 items, I am currently down to under 100!  Check it out..better yet BUY IT OUT http://stores.ebay.com/Morning-Glory-Treasures)

Ok…OFF the rabbit trail and onto the Advocare train…

#1 SPARK W/ 1ST COLOR MNS (IF you are taking Catalyst, take 3 NOW)

#2 EAT/MR SHAKE W/ (2) WHITE MNS

#3 30 MIN BEFORE LUNCH 2ND COLOR MNS (IF you are taking Thermoplus, take 1-3 NOW)

**Fit Tip:  Make sure you add plenty of apples to your diet.  Apples are healthy, portable, nutrient packed snack that contain less than 100 calories.  They contain plenty of metabolism boosting fiber along w/ lots of health boosting Vitamin C

BREAKFAST:  M.R. Shake (I LOVE adding pnut butter, ice and chia seeds) OR Egg cups

SNACK:  Homemade granola

LUNCH:  Spinach Salad w/ beets bacon & walnuts

SNACK:  An apple w/ TBSP natural peanut butter

DINNER: Proscuitto stuffed chicken served w/ brown rice and veggie of choice (I go w/ asparagus)

Egg Cups:  Mix (6-12) eggs in large bowl w/ (2-4 TBSP) milk/cream, throw in some (cooked/crumbled) turkey bacon, spinach, broccoli (or whatever veggie you’d like), tomatoe dices, and/or maybe a LIL’ cheese.  Pour into muffin pan and cook approx. 20 mins on 350 (until eggs set in middle). These are great for on-the-go (can actually pop left-over in the microwave and snack on later)

Homemade Granola:
Cooking spray
4 cups old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans
1/2 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Pinch of salt
1/3 cup canola/olive oil
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup light brown sugar (can leave this out)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, stir together oats, almonds, pecans, cherries, coconut, cinnamon, and salt. Set aside.
2. In a small saucepan, combine oil, honey, and sugar. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Drizzle syrup over oat mixture; toss with a wooden spoon. Pour granola onto sheet pan and spread evenly. Bake, stirring occasionally, until golden (about 25 minutes). Let granola cool completely on a wire rack. Break it into chunks and store in an airtight container.

Spinach Salad w/ Beets, Bacon & Walnuts:
2 Cups baby spinach, washed
1 Beet
1/4 Cup walnuts
1/4 Red onion, thinly sliced
3 Slices thick cut bacon, cooked until crispy and crumbled

Creamy Vinaigrette:
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon sherry or red wine vinegar
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise (I used canola)
1/4 Teaspoon sugar
Salt & pepper to taste

Wrap the beet in aluminum foil and bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 – 1 1/2 hours until a small knife can go through easily.  Cool, peel and slice thinly.  While the beet is cooking, toast the walnuts lightly in a dry pan on the stove top.  This will only take a couple of minutes so stir them and be careful that they don’t burn.  Set aside to cool.
In a bowl, whisk together the vinaigrette and begin to compose the salad.  Place the spinach on a plate followed by the red onion and the sliced beets.  Add the crumbled bacon, walnuts and pour on the vinaigrette.

Proscuitto Stuffed Chicken:
1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
2 ounces Prosciutto, finely chopped
4 (6-ounce) boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Cooking spray
Preheat oven to 400°.

Combine first 2 ingredients in a small bowl. Cut a horizontal slit through thickest portion of each chicken breast half to form a pocket. Stuff about 3 tablespoons mixture into each pocket; close opening with a wooden pick. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.

Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; place pan in oven. Bake at 400° for 25 minutes or until chicken is done. Let stand 5 minutes. Discard wooden picks. Cut chicken diagonally into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Serve with pan juices.

Per Serving: 252 Calories; 7g Fat (26.8% calories from fat); 4g Saturated Fat; 44g Protein; trace Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber

SIMPLE EXERCISE PLAN:  Whether you’re at work, in your apartment complex, or training in a football stadium, climbing steps is a sure way to beef up your stamina. Just a few steps will get your heart pumping and eventually you’ll be able to measure your progress by your ability to conquer a flight of steps without gasping for air.

**I am an Independent Distributor of AdvoCare nutritional supplements and when purchasing through my website www.chellespark.com I will receive a commission.  I’d love to talk to you about how you can save 20-40% off retail prices 🙂   **I am an Independent Distributor of Essential Oils and when purchasing I will receive a commission.  I’d love to be your guide through the journey of essential oils, let me tell you how to save 25% on all your essential oil purchases ❤

The information on this site is not intended for the treatment or prevention of disease, nor as a substitute for medical treatment, nor as an alternative to medical advice. Use of recommendations is at the choice and risk of the reader.

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