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Grocery List for the 24 Day Challenge

AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Grocery List

So you are starting the 24 Day Challenge and are not sure what to buy at the store? Right?

This 24 Day Challenge grocery list post can get your brain thinking about meals to plan and foods to buy!

As mentioned in a previous post about the All In 24 Day Challenge there will be a nationwide challenge starting

January 11th 2016.  You must order by noon (Central) January 4th 2016 for the discount but if you miss that you can still get the challenge and go along with the group.   So it’s time to get yourself prepared.  Everyone asks the question, “what can I eat?”

The best way to take advantage of the 24 day challenge is to join the membership and the get the challenge for 20% off plus tons of product to try.

The good news is that yes you can eat food, and no you won’t be hungry if you eat correctly.

Here is a great  AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge Grocery List

Here are some Grocery Shopping Tips for the 24 Day Challenge

  • Plan Ahead  a great way to do this is not only have a list but look and see what you already have that can go with some of your menu items
  • Prepare in Bulk A great way to make it easier during the 24 Day Challenge is to prepare larger portions of meals that you can freeze and reheat for an easier meal
  • Meal Prep similar to preparing in bulk but this is the prep part.  Get Tupperware or baggies and make a batch of a meal ingredients, smoothie ingredients, crock pot meals, salad jars, snacks, etc.  Makes it much easier to grab something healthy.  See my 24 Day Challenge meal prep pinterest board for some more ideas.
  • Shop on the Perimeter The healthiest food is around the perimeter of the grocery store.  Stick with whole foods that are low in fat and not over processed.
  • Don’t Go Hungry when you hit the grocery store hungry it’s much easier to grab the junk food.  Stick to the list and the perimeter.

24 day challenge grocery shopping

Here is another 24 day challenge Grocery List that I use for my 24 Day Challenge grocery shopping.

For more information on the protein bites recipe, go to this post.

There is this 24 Day Challenge Grocery Guide this is also very helpful in recommending foods that are challenge friendly.

So I hope these challenge grocery lists help keep you organized and prepared for the Cleanse Phase and the Max phase.

Here are a couple more healthy eating tips:

1.  Eat Often!  Don’t go more than 3 hours without some high protein healthy snack.  This will keep you feeling full and not have cravings.

2. Drink an 8oz glass of water right after you wake up!  This helps get your system re-hydrated and staves off some hunger before breakfast.

3.  If your going to have a busy day, prepare the night before!  Get snacks and meals prepped and ready so your not scrambling for food later in the day.

4.  After your morning water, have a healthy breakfast right away.  You don’t want to wake up and not eat for a couple hours.  Have your water then a Spark with breakfast

Hopefully this post has given you some good tips for the 24 Day Challenge!

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick

24 Day Challenge Breakfast and Snack Ideas

 Advocare 24 Day Challenge Menu Ideas

I wanted to add a few sections here with more recipe ideas including a healthy snacks section and breakfast ideas.  These menu ideas are for the AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge.

If you are on the 24 Day Challenge you want to make sure you have the Advocare 24 Day Challenge Daily Guide pdf for your overall directions and food portions.  Once you have that, you can go into planning out some menu’s and snack ideas.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Breakfast Menu Ideas:

1.  Smoothies- Use your meal replacement shakes, or Muscle Gain, to make wonderful fruit smoothies for breakfast.  In terms of calories sometimes I use half the shake packet since I am adding fruit.

2. Whole grain toast with different toppings.  Here are some ideas:  toast with apple butter and sliced apples,  Whole grain toast with healthy peanut butter sprinkled with raisins and almond slices, and whole grain toast with hummus and chopped red peppers.

3.  Eggs Ideas:  Fried egg on whole grain toast, scrambled eggs with spinach and tomatoes, Egg Zucchini muffins, Hard boiled egg whites with avocado in a bowl.  See more ideas on my Advocare 24 Day Challenge Pinterest board

4.  Other ideas: Cottage cheese and fruit (during MAX Phase), low sodium Turkey roll ups with a scrambled egg in middle, and

Chocolate Banana Protein Pancake by Perry Santanachote

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  • 2 scoops Meal Replacement Shakes protein powder in chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free baking mix
  • 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 4 tablespoons almond milk 
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients together with a whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the egg, banana and almond milk.
  3. Gently pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients while mixing with a rubber spatula until just combined. Do not over-mix.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour 1/4-cup rounds of batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface, about 3 minutes. Flip with a spatula, and cook for another 2-3 minutes.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Snack Menu Ideas

Low Fat Yogurt Popsicle (MAX Phase only),  AdvoBars am, AdvoBar Raw, Advobar Snack, baked sweet potato fries,

baked apple chips, and these no bake energy bites by thewhoot:advocare 24 day challenge snack ideas

Some Other

24 Day Challenge Menu Snack Ideas:

  • Edamame-can be found in grocers freezer section. Steam in microwave and enjoy!
  • Low Sodium Turkey roll ups-Deli low sodium turkey slices rolled up for a quick snack.
  • Healthy Almond Butter or Peanut Butter on celery-no oil or sugar brands. Go with the all natural.
  • Muscle Gain smoothie- muscle gain pouch, water, and frozen strawberries.  Blend and enjoy!
  • Unsalted Nuts-prepare in small baggies for an easy pick me up!

I hope you enjoyed these recipes.  Let me know what 24 day challenge recipes you enjoy!

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Your health and wellness coach,

Joanna Bostwick

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Egg and Zucchini Muffins

Try These Yummy Clean Egg and Zucchini Muffins

24 Day Challenge Breakfast Recipes

These egg and zucchini muffins are yummy without the bread!  This is a great recipe for the days you don’t want your shake and would rather have breakfast on the 24 Day Challenge.

 24 day challenge breakfast

Serving: 12 muffins

Egg Zucchini Muffins Recipe adapted from Oxygen Magazine


  • 14 egg whites
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 1/2 red pepper, minced
  • 1/2 zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 tsp. basil
  • 1/4 tsp. oregano
  • Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a muffin tin with spray and set aside.
  2. Combine veggies in a large bowl and fill each muffin tin about 2/3 full. Whisk eggs and seasonings in a large mixing bowl and using a 1/3-cup measuring cup, scoop egg mixture and fill each muffin tin to the top.
  3. Bake muffins for 30 minutes, until they’ve risen and are slightly browned. Enjoy!

Let me know how you like these.  For more recipe ideas follow my 24 Day Challenge Pinterest Board

You can also check my other recipe posts.

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

Fat Flush Slimming Soup Recipe

I love this recipe and how healthy it is for you!  It really is filling.

This is a perfect lunch or dinner item to have during the 24 day challenge.

It’s very easy to make and has lots of flavor but the best part is the herbs and spices used help to flush the system of toxins.
– Lot’s of veggies to fill your body’s nutritional needs, plus anti-oxidants that will protect your cells and slow the aging process.
– Lean ground protein (like beef, turkey or chicken) that is an important building block for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood .
– Fiber-filled beans to dramatically reduce appetite while regulating blood sugar and making you feel fuller—faster.

This recipe comes from Ann Louise Gittleman and is used as part of her Fat Flush Diet program.  You can read my post on her

Fat Flush Diet.

Fat Flush Slimming Soup Recipe

fat flush slimming soup

Makes 10 to 12 cups (serving size is 2 to 3 cups)

Fat Flush Slimming Soup Recipe Ingredients

2 tsp. olive oil
1 ¼ lbs. lean ground beef, turkey or chopped chicken*
1 large onion, peeled and chopped
1 large red, orange and/or green pepper, seeded and chopped
1 large zucchini or yellow squash, chopped
8 oz. mushrooms, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 bottle (46 oz.) reduced-sodium tomato or vegetable cocktail juice
1 can (15 oz.) pinto, garbanzo or black beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14 oz.) crushed tomatoes
1 Tbs. fresh lime juice
1 Tbs. ground cumin
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper, or to taste
¼ cup each fresh cilantro and parsley leaves, chopped


1. In sauce pot over medium-high heat, cook oil 30 seconds or until heated.
2. Add beef, turkey or chicken and cook 5 minutes or until cooked through, stirring occasionally.
3. Remove from skillet; drain, if desired.
4. In same sauce pot, cook onions, peppers, zucchini, mushrooms and garlic for 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
5. Stir in next 6 ingredients and cooked meat.
6. Add up to 1 cup water to thin soup, if desired.
7. Cover and bring soup just to a simmer (do not let boil). 
8. Reduce heat to medium-low and let simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
9. Stir in cilantro and parsley; cover and let simmer 5 minutes more.

Garnish with shaved Parmesan cheese, if desired. Soup can be stored up to 5 days in the refrigerator or frozen for 2-3 weeks.

Let me know how you like it!

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

For more Recipes please Follow My Pinterest 24 Day Challenge Recipe board for lots of ideas!


Advocare Recipes

Advocare Recipes

Advocare Challenge Recipes

So you decided to start the AdvoCare Challenge and are now asking yourself what are some 24 Day Challenge recipes I can use while on the plan.

I’ve got you covered….I’m going to give you some recipe ideas, a 24-Day-Challenge-Cookbook, and some 24 Day Challenge Menu ideas, including grocery ideas!

Plus I am going to personally try a few of the new recipes recommended and give you an insider review on the outcome!

I don’t know about you but with 4 kids and not a lot of time, I really want to make dinner easy and stress free!  When you add too much prep and cooking time involved you’ve lost me……

So I’m on the lookout for simple yet yummy meal ideas that the whole family will like but can still be used as Advocare Recipes.

Tonight I made Marmalade Garlic Chicken  different from the slow cooker marmalade curry chicken recipe.  Here was the recipe and how it turned out.  You can find details of the recipe courtesy of Greg’s Chicken on

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  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4-6 chicken thighs
  • 1 small green pepper –diced small
  • 1 small red pepper–diced small
  • 1/2 sweet onion –diced small
  • 8 cloves garlic – sliced thin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 cup orange marmalade- low sugar version
  • 1 cup water
  1. In large sauté pan heat olive oil over medium high heat.
  2. Add chicken and brown on both sides.  You don’t have to cook all the way through, just brown.
  3. Once browned remove chicken from pan and add the onion and peppers. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté till translucent.
  4. Reduce heat to low and add the garlic and sauté 5-7 minutes.  Do not use high heat, and make sure you watch the garlic so it does not burn.
  5. Add chicken back to pan along with the cayenne, ginger, marmalade and water.  Stir to thin the marmalade.
  6. Reduce heat to low and cover, cook 10-12 minutes.  Remove lid and cook and additional 7-10 minutes over medium heat to thicken the sauce.

So I changed mine because my kids are not crazy about the peppers or onions!  Makes life a little more difficult around here!

I also used the no sugar Marmalade which I changed in the above recipe.  I used brown rice and a side of smashed avocados.  Here is my pic:

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 Maybe not the best picture but it turned out really good.  Everyone loved it!  Even my picky eaters, so that’s a plus.  See you don’t have to omit tons of items or be restricted to only a few things to eat on this lifestyle change.  You can still eat healthy and give your family the same food you eat.

Again, it’s more about eating healthy and less about a diet…..

More Advocare Recipe ideas

Here is a great website made just for the 24 Day Challenge with tons of extra recipe ideas.

It is the Advocare Tumblr page with recipe ideas.

Here is my  Challenge recipes on Pinterest.

So I would love to see pics of some of your healthy meals you are fixing on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge!

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As always if you have any questions please leave a comment below and I will get back to you!

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Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan

Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan

24 Day Challenge Meal Plan:

I get this question a lot when I talk to people about the Advocare 24 day challenge meal plan,

What am I allowed to eat?  Is it all supplements and Meal replacement shakes??  So I decided to make this post to explain what exactly what the Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan is.

The great thing about the 24 Day Challenge is that you are allowed to eat real food!  It’s not a fast or a cleanse that does not let you eat.  In fact here are some of the guidelines that the 24 Day Challenge gives you in there 24 Day Challenge Guide Book that shows you exactly what you can eat and what items you should avoid.

Advocare 24 Day Challenge meal plan

24 Day Challenge Portion Sizes and other tips:

  •  Drink plenty of water!  They suggest you take your body weight and divide it by 2 and that equals the number of oz you should consume per day.  So for example, if you weight 150/2 =75 oz of water a day.  A typical glass of water is 8 oz so about 9-10 glasses of water per day.  Sometimes it is easier to get a large 16 oz cup to make t a little easier.
  • Protein Sizes- 1 serving of Protein is between 4-6 oz a day.  You eat 1 serving of protein for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  For the basic or trim plus 24 day challenge you can replace a meal with the yummy meal replacement shakes which really fill you up and give you the protein and energy you need.
  • Vegetables-1 serving of vegetables is 2 cups leafy greens or 1 cup raw or cooked vegetables.  These servings are for lunch and dinner portions or 1/2 serving for snacks.
  • Fruit- You can have fruit for breakfast or for a snack.
  • Complex Carbohydrates -This can be eaten for breakfast and lunch.  If needed you can have a portion for dinner as well.  Suggestions are foods like beans, lentils, oatmeal, whole grains, and potatoes.  Portion sizes should be the size of your fist roughly!

If you have more than 10 lbs to lose I would suggest drinking at least one maybe 2 meal replacement shakes a day.  These shakes will give you the perfect amount of protein, vitamins, and calories to keep you feeling full but still getting healthy nutrition in your body.  You could drink one for breakfast or one for breakfast and lunch.

If your someone who is on the go a lot, the Advobars are a perfect compliment on the 24 day challenge for a healthy snack.  You don’t want to eat too many but having the snack bar or one of the other bars one time a day would be beneficial.   

For more 24 day challenge info you can look at my 24 Day Challenge page.

Hopefully this gives you some more insight into the Advocare 24 Day Challenge Meal Plan.  Make sure and leave a comment or question in the comments box and I’ll get right back to you.

AdvoCare Independent Distributor,

Joanna Bostwick



Foods to Avoid on the 24 Day Challenge

 Foods to Avoid on the 24 Day Challenge

foods to avoid on the 24 day challenge

Losing weight is in large part about avoiding unhealthy foods. You can work out as hard as you want, but if you’re replacing those burnt calories with unhealthy foods, chemicals and extra fats, you’re probably not going to see much in terms of results.

Here are three food categories to avoid if you want to lose weight and that you should avoid while on the Advocare 24 Day Challenge.

==> Anything Microwavable

Anything that’s frozen or designed to be microwaved should be avoided.  This can be really hard especially for us busy moms!  I know I struggle with this one.  It often times is so much easier to throw something in the microwave and be done with it.

Frozen foods are packed full of all kinds of unhealthy chemicals. Just take a look at the back of the box. How many of the ingredients can you actually read? How many of them sound like whole foods?

Also, the level of fats, sodium and sugars are extremely high. Many TV dinners that people eat in one meal on their own are actually three or more servings – meaning you’re getting much, much more fat than you think if you just skimmed the ingredients.

==> High Calorie Drinks

Drinks are one of the biggest sources of sugar and extraneous sugars in the standard American diet. A lot of people just don’t realize how much fat is in these various beverages.

Coca-Cola, Pepsi and 7 Up, for example, all contain large amounts of both sugar and calories. People who drink Coke instead of water almost always end up overweight.

So many people think diet soda is so much better for you!  Think again….

I found this interesting article in the healthy living section of MSN entitled: 7 side effects of drinking diet soda.  You can check it out here.  In the article it talks about some of the side effects from diet soda are kidney problems, messed up metabolism, obesity, rotting teeth, and reproductive issues!  What?!?  Kind of crazy!

Even though tons of people drink coffee, coffee itself has very few calories. However, once you add in the milk or cream plus the sugar, it suddenly becomes a high calorie drink.  Sometimes even higher that soda….

Even worse are drinks like lattes, cappuccinos, and Frappuchinos. These extremely high calorie drinks don’t “feel” like eating a meal, but can often contain just as many calories as a regular sized meal.

For a healthy alternative to all of these drinks try Spark.  You can see my review of this product here. With only 45 calories and no sugar this is a great healthy replacment for sodas or coffee.

==> Processed Meats

Finally, processed meats are also poor choices if you want to lose weight.

It’s no mystery if you look at what really goes into processed meats. It’s often the fattiest parts, blended skin, various body parts that couldn’t be sold separately, all mixed with copious amounts of fat.

In addition, these processed meats are usually full of preservatives, chemicals and sodium.

Eating a sausage might not seem that different than eating a lean cut of chicken on the surface. But below the surface, what that sausage is made of is often very different than what the chicken is made of.

Stick to lean, whole meats and avoid processed meats. You’ll consume fewer calories and you’ll be eating healthier overall as well.

These are foods to avoid like the plague if you want to get your weight down. Though it may sound simple to just remove three kinds of foods from your diet, these changes alone could help you cut back on a lot of calorie consumption.

For more information on weight loss or jump starting your weight loss prgram check out my review of the 24 day challenge.  If your looking to just detox all of the above foods out of your system, try the 10 day herbal cleanse.  This cleanse is not one that you have to fast or barely eat and sit on the toilet all day!  It’s very mild but you feel so much better after just the first few days getting rid of all the junk!

Your Health and Wellness Coach,

Joanna Bostwick