For your HCG diet recipes in phase 2, make sure you only use these approved proteins. Please note that the use of red meat, tuna or 4 oz salmon is limited to 3 times weekly. All visible fat must be removed before cooking and the meat must be weighed raw. It must be cooked without additional fats or oils. It can be grilled on George Forman grill, baked or broiled. You may use Pam or similar spray or I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter spray only.
Apples have always been known as one of the best foods for you body. An Apple a day keeps the doctor away right? Apples in dessert (the most common part of a meal we crave) can be heavenly and healthy at the same time! Try this delicious HCG friendly dessert!
Core the inside of the apple being careful not to go all the way through the bottom. Sprinkle some stevia and cinnamon inside the apple. Bake at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Keep the skin on as it holds all the juices while it bakes. This is super delicious, you can tell even from the smell!!
Everyone wants to have a soda every once in a while, and most of the time soda is a bad idea while on the HCG diet (it’s banned on phase 2). However, there are great alternatives to the store-bought soda, which can be much healthier for you, and it is approved on the HCG diet.
Most sodas you get from the store come sweetened with aspartame, which has adverse health effects, especially when dieting. Secondly, most sodas have high amounts of citric acid which can cause plateaus while on the HCG diet. And lastly, the high amount of sodium found in most diet sodas is bad to your health and can cause cravings or stalls.
As a great alternative, using the Soda Stream soda maker, you can create your own HCG diet sodas. It’s so simple: just add fresh squeezed orange juice, strawberries, lemons, apples, or whatever you would like, while controlling the amount of carbonation in your drink. This way you can create your own flavor, and be in complete control of the HCG diet soda, ensuring it to be tasty, refreshing, and most importantly healthy!
Here is another healthy and hearty recipe you can try while on Phase 2 of the HCG Diet.
- Homemade chicken broth (you can make your own recipe for this broth)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Use a meat mallet to tenderize and flatten the steak until it is about ½ an inch thick. Sprinkle salt and pepper on both sides of the meat. Place the garlic, parsley, and spinach in a food processor or blender and puree. Add in just enough chicken broth to produce a paste. Spread paste on one side of the Flank Steak. Add just a touch of nutmeg. Roll up the flank Steak and secure with a string or toothpicks. Bake in the oven until meat is cooked according to your personal preference.
Start to live healthy by starting your phase 3 challenge with a healthy soup made of broccoli, cottage cheese and milk. Try this recipe, it is so easy and you will surely love this.
- 10 cups fresh broccoli
- 1 onion
- 1 celery stalk
- 5 cups chicken broth (make your own broth)
- 4 cups nonfat milk
- 20 ounces cottage cheese
- Salt to taste
Chop onion and celery. Use medium heat to heat 5 tablespoons chicken broth until onion and celery becomes tender. Pour in the remaining broccoli and remaining broth. Cover and let it simmer for 10 minutes. Once broccoli becomes tender, blend ingredients together using immersion blender then pour milk and cottage cheese. Let it simmer for another 20 minutes to thicken soup to desired consistency.
A very easy and quick dessert you can create on your own and customize.Its fun and colorful if you want it to be. Try this awesome banana recipe.
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 cup coconut oil
- 10 pkt Stevia
- 1.5 tsp ground cinnamon
- Bananas (number optional)
Place 1c of coconut oil in casserole at medium heat for 1 minute or until liq. Add 1c unsweetened cocoa -10 packets of Stevia and 1.5 tsp cinnamon. Stir together and pour into ice tray. Let it cool. Insert a stick at the center of the banana and dip. You can add nuts if you want.
You may also prefer organic dark chocolates that are unsweetened or with no sugar. You melt it in a low heat and whoolllaaa ready to dip the banana.
Deprive yourself no more on delicious foods you have been wanting to indulge since phase 2. Here’s a sweet treat you can snack on.
- 1 cup shredded raw coconut
- .5 tsp coconut extract
- .5 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs (egg white)
- ½ cup whipping cream (whipped)
- 7tsp splenda
Mix cream, sweetener, shredded coconut and coconut extract. Mix well. Stir in the egg whites and vanilla. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto greased baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes in preheated 350 degree oven.
A simple sauce made with orange juice, basil, and fresh ginger adds sparkling flavor to the chicken. This HCG diet recipe is easy, and ready in 30 minutes.
· 100 grams chicken, diced
· dash black pepper
· 1 orange, cut into fourths
· 2-3 cloves minced garlic
· 1 tablespoon fresh ginger root
· 1/2 teaspoon basil
· juice from half a lemon
Sprinkle chicken with pepper. Pre heat pan in medium heat. Place the chicken to pan & stir fry until brown on all sides, about 5-10 min. Add garlic and cook for 1 min. Squeeze the juice of orange quarters over chicken.
Peel & separate orange into sections. Add orange sections, ginger, lemon juice, and basil. Stir well. Cover and simmer for about 20-30 mins.
Are you craving for your favorite pizza but yet on HCG? Here’s is a perfect recipe for your homemade pizza. This HCG diet recipe for pizza sauce is yummy but nutritious!
- 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 tablespoon ground oregano
- 1 1/2 teaspoons dried minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground paprika
In a medium bowl, mix together tomato sauce and tomato paste until smooth. Stir in oregano, garlic and paprika.
This is a very delicious garlic sauce! This sauce has a multiple usage,it can be used with pasta, on vegetable, an a lot more.
- 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon dry white wine
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated
- Dash of freshly grated Nutmeg
- Coarse salt and freshly-cracked pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Place the garlic cloves in a small piece of foil; drizzle the oil over them, fold up the foil and place in a small oven proof pan. Roast until garlic is soft for 30 minutes. Remove from oven; when garlic is cool, squeeze out the garlic and mash it slightly.
Place the mashed garlic in a small saucepan with the dry white wine and whipping cream; reduce until it starts to thicken. Add the Parmesan cheese and nutmeg. Whisk constantly until heated through and fairly smooth. Add salt and pepper according to taste.
NOTE: This can be made ahead of time.