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24 Day Challenge / Day 16

on March 21, 2013

This is the day the Lord hath made I will rejoice and be glad in it…

That’s not always an easy verse to quote…some days ya just don’t “feel like it” and I’ve had a couple of doozies but TODAY, this is the day I put my foot down and stomp on the head of the enemy, I’m tired of letting those silly things upset me~  I have a plan, it’s a good plan, it’s the Advocare plan and because I FEEL GREAT, I CAN DO THIS!!!!

#1  SPARK W/ 1ST COLOR MNS

#2  EAT/MR SHAKE W/ (2) WHITE MNS

#3  30 MIN BEFORE LUNCH 2ND COLOR MNS

**Fit Tip:  In a healthy gut, the good bacteria far outnumber the bad. But what’s going on in your head can affect the balance. “Emotional issues can help influence what lives in your GI tract”.  Spark and/or Clear Mood will help to keep your stress levels regulated (OH..BTW..I took the Clear Mood the other day and chased it down w/ Oasis…i was sooooo relaxed!  But thinking I should just try ONE @ A TIME so I’m better able to determine how they work alone)

BREAKFAST: M.R. Shake OR Skinny breakfast nachos AND half grapefruit

SNACK: Chocolate macaroon energy balls

LUNCH:  Tuna stuffed cucumber bites

SNACK:  Hummus w/ pita & peas w/ grapes or berries

DINNER:  General Tsao’s chicken

Skinny Breakfast Nachos:
3 egg whites
1 egg
1 serving (about 14 chips) Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
1/2 cup red pepper, diced
1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced
1/4 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese, shredded
3/4 cup Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage Crumbles
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper

1.In a small bowl, whisk egg whites and egg yolk together. Add salt and pepper and whisk together.
2.In a small skillet over medium heat, add diced red peppers and green peppers. Cook for 1-2 minutes until peppers soften.
3.Add eggs to skillet and scramble with peppers.
4.In a small bowl, microwave Jimmy Dean Turkey Sausage crumbles for 30 seconds-1 minute over medium heat.
5.Spread tortilla chips over plate.
6.Top tortilla chips with eggs and peppers, sausage crumbles, and then top immediately with reduced-fat Mexican cheese.
7.Serve with a side of salsa and/or reduced-fat sour cream.
Nutrition Info Per Serving (1/2 of plate): Calories: 251, Fat: 13.2, Carbohydrate: 13.2, Protein: 20.7g, Fiber: 2.7g, Sugars: 2.1g

Chocolate Macaroon Energy Balls: (1/serving)
30 pitted dates
1 cup of raw pecans
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup cocoa powder (or raw cacao powder)
1/3 cup shredded unsweetened coconut

1.Place dates in a bowl and cover with water.
2.Let soak for at least 20 mins.
3.Drain all water, except for 1tbs.
4.Put dates and the reserved water in a food processor.
5.Add 1 cup of pecans and process until combined.
6.Add in protein powder, cocoa powder, coconut and vanilla, and mix well.
7.Line a baking sheet with Parchment paper and set aside.
8.With your hands, roll a small amount of the mixture to form one inch balls.
9.Place on the prepared baking sheet.

Tuna Stuffed Cucumber Bites:
Ingredients
1 can flaked white tuna in water – drained
2 Tbsp nonfat greek yogurt
1 tsp mayo
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
sea salt/pepper to taste
1 english long cucumber – sliced in 1 inch slices

1.In a bowl, mix the first five ingredients together, set aside. With a serrated spoon or a small melon baller, hollow out cucumber slices and stuff with tuna mixture.

Hummus w/ Pita and Peas:  3 tablespoons hummus; 1/2 whole-grain pita, cut into pieces; and 1/2 cup pea pods

General Tsao’s Chicken:
3/4 cups canned chicken broth, reduced-sodium
1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
2 tbsp sugar
2 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
1tbsp white wine vinegar
1/2 tp ground ginger
2 tsp olive oil
2 medium scallions, chopped (optional)
2 medium garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, or 1 dried chili pepper, minced
1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 2-inch pieces
2 cups cooked white rice, kept hot

1.In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, cornstarch, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar and ginger; set aside.
2.Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add scallions, garlic and pepper and cook 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook until browned all over, about 5 minutes.
3.Add reserved sauce and simmer until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through, about 3 minutes.
4.Serve chicken and sauce over rice. Yields about 1 cup of chicken and sauce and 1/2 cup of rice per serving
Per serving: 118 calories, 9g carbs, 8g fat, 4g protein, 4g sugar, 2 g fiber

SIMPLE EXERCISE PLAN:  Pushups. Everyone knows the standard pushup position, so let’s try some things to change it up a bit.
• You can do pushups with your hands wider than shoulder width to get more of a shoulder and chest workout.
• If you bring your hands together into a diamond shape near the center of your chest you will work more of the triceps and shoulders.
• Working half pushups – either going only half way down and then back up, or starting from the floor and only pushing up half way and then going back down – will intensify your pushup workout.

**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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