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HCG Diet Sweet and Sour Shrimp Recipe

HCG Diet Sweet and Sour Shrimp RecipeThis is an easy and simple recipe for HCG diet sweet and sour shrimp that you can easily make and the preparation involved is minimal. Seafood recipes are always convenient during Phase 2, and if you need to scale this one up it doesn’t take much more effort.

Try to mix up your recipes while on the HCG diet and use different types of protein to get the best results on the diet, and shrimp is definitely a good option because of the fact that it is slow in calories per serving.

This recipe is for 2 servings, which is a good option for dinner two nights in a row on the HCG diet, but you can increase it or decrease it, and the recipe will last for about 2 days in an airtight container in the fridge.

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces of shrimp, deveined
  • ½ cup of chicken or fish stock, or water
  • Juice of one half lemon
  • Juice of one half orange
  • 4 tbsp. Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Stevia to taste

Directions:

  1. Remove the veins and tails from the shrimp before weighing them out.
  2. Add the garlic and the onions to a pan with a small amount of stock or water.
  3. Saute the onions and garlic for about 10 minutes until softened, on medium heat.
  4. Add the shrimp, lemon and orange juice, salt and pepper, cayenne pepper and stevia.
  5. Saute on medium heat for about 8 minutes, turn several times during cooking.
  6. Cook further to allow sauce to evaporate if needed.
  7. Serve shrimp with sauce.

Servings: 2

Calories per Serving:  180

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HCG Diet Tomato and Basil Soup

HCG Diet Tomato and Basil SoupBoth tomato and basil are two of the main ingredients in this soup and both are approved for the HCG diet. This is a simple recipe that you can scale up and this tomato and basil soup is very filling. It allows you to still have your protein serving so you can serve it as a side dish, and you might be able to add an extra HCG diet vegetable as another side dish if you have enough calories left over. It will last for a few days in an airtight container in a refrigerator, so don’t be afraid to make multiple servings to hold you over for a few days while you’re on the diet.

On the HCG diet’s helpful to make more than one serving at a time to save you time on cooking, so try to plan out your meals ahead of time during the week so that you don’t have to cook very many times and to make Phase 2 of the diet more convenient for you (it’s challenging enough as it is!).

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 cups of filtered water
  • 10-12 leaves of basil, rolled and sliced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 28 ounce can plum tomatoes
  • 5 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. Add a small amount of broth to a large saucepan pan on medium heat.
  2. Sauté onions for about 10 minutes, until soft and golden.
  3. Add garlic and red pepper flakes and sauté another minute.
  4. Add the remainder of the ingredients and simmer for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly and blend in a blender or use an immersion blender.
  6. Serve hot or store in an airtight container and refrigerate.

Servings: 4

Calories per Serving: 119

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Phase 2 HCG Diet Shredded Chicken Recipe

This is a convenient and simple recipe for HCG diet shredded chicken that you can safely use for Phase 2 without concern about weight gain or other harmful effects. This shredded chicken recipe is fairly easy to follow and you’ll find that it can be a great go-to option for Phase 2 of the diet when you need a low calorie protein recipe that you can use with a wide range of different HCG diet foods. This recipe is very fast and easy with a slow cooker and all you have to do is put the ingredients in and set it on low and it will be done within 6-7 hours.

You can also choose to cook it more quickly on high heat if you prefer and it can be ready in about 3-4 hours if you choose to do this. You can use this recipe as meat for tacos without taco shells (made with lettuce or other greens as the wrap), you can use it for soups, or eat it by itself with a melba toast and a serving of tomatoes or other HCG diet vegetables. The possibilities are endless, and it can also serve as a great recipe even when you’re not on the HCG diet or when you’ve reached Phase 3.

Feel free to add your preferred HCG diet seasonings on top of what is included for this recipe, but just make sure that you aren’t using anything that isn’t allowed for the diet. Also be careful to avoid adding fat or using a cut of chicken that isn’t approved for the diet, the only cut that will work is boneless skinless chicken breasts. It might not seem like it makes a difference but it really does, and it can throw your diet off if you aren’t careful.

Ingredients:

  • 28 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breasts (organic preferred)
  • 28 ounces canned tomatoes, diced
  • 4 cups chicken broth, low sodium
  • 2 small onions, diced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. cayenne pepper flakes (optional)
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add everything but chicken into a slow cooker. Mix well.
  2. Add chicken and use a spoon to cover chicken with sauce.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or high for 3-4 hours.
  4. Turn off slow cooker, shred chicken breasts thoroughly with a fork, and serve with sauce and HCG diet vegetables.

Servings: 8

Calories per Serving: 236

 

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Phase 2 HCG Diet Shredded Beef Recipe

Phase 2 HCG Diet Shredded Beef RecipeThis is a great recipe for Phase 2 HCG diet shredded beef that you can easily store for 3-4 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use for several recipes during the week.

It’s even recommended to make multiple servings instead of just a few just so that your cooking during Phase 2 will be easier, as you can eat this shredded beef with HCG diet vegetables, use it for soups, or in several different other types of recipes like tacos with lettuce leaves.

You’ll find that this recipe is very versatile and it may become one of your favorites for the diet, and it can easily get you through one week on Phase 2. And it’s easy even for those who don’t have cooking experience.

Because of the fact that it’s made in a crockpot, this recipe is very easy to make and one of the more convenient options that you’ll have available for the HCG diet. You can simply set it before you leave for work and it will be ready by the time you get back, or you can easily make it during the weekend.

You’ll have several servings for the HCG diet, around 10, so plan on using this recipe mostly throughout the week or sharing it with your family and friends who aren’t dieting. The possibilities are endless with this shredded beef recipe and you can feel free to add your own favorite HCG diet approved seasonings to this list if you desire.

Ingredients:

  • ½ onion
  • 6 cloves of garlic
  • 5 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp. allspice
  • ¼ cup of natural tomato paste
  • ½ cup of organic beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 lbs. of chuck roast

Directions:

  1. Pure the onion, garlic, apple cider vinegar, oregano, cumin, all spice, tomato paste, beef broth and salt and pepper in a food processor until well blended.
  2. Cut chuck roast into medium size chunks no more than a few inches in height.
  3. Pour sauce over the chuck roast in the crockpot and season again with salt and pepper. Make sure that the roast is fully covered in the sauce.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or 4 hours on high.
  5. Once beef is cooked, pull apart with tongs and mix with sauce.
  6. Serve in 3.5 ounce portions with sauce and with HCG diet vegetables, and refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container.

Servings: 10

Calories per Serving: 206

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Phase 2 HCG Diet Mongolian Beef and Cabbage Recipe

This is an easy recipe for Phase 2 HCG diet approved Mongolian beef and cabbage that you can use to make a quick dinner or lunch. It takes just about 20 to 25 minutes to prep and cook and it’s a great option when you are limited on time.

Be sure that you use organic ingredients and also use a cut of steak that is approved for the HCG diet like tri tip steak, top sirloin, eye of round roast or steak, sirloin tip side, or bottom round roast and steak. These are some of the leanest cuts of beef that you can get. You should also try to buy organic steak when possible but the most important thing is to make sure that you aren’t using a cut of beef that is high in fat, as this will definitely cause problems for you during Phase 2 of the diet. This recipe is for one serving but you can easily scale it up as needed.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams of very lean beef steak
  • 5 cups of cabbage cut into strips
  • ½ cup organic beef broth
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. Braggs liquid aminos
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp. green onions, chopped
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Stevia to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix the liquid ingredients with the garlic, green onions and cabbage together in a bowl.
  2. Season with salt and black and cayenne pepper and stevia to taste.
  3. Stir fry cabbage in a large pan on medium heat for 5-7 minutes.
  4. Add more beef broth if liquid starts to evaporate too much midway through cooking.
  5. Add beef and cook another 8-10 minutes until beef is cooked through.
  6. Remove from heat and serve.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 258

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HCG Diet Salsa Recipe

This is a very easy recipe for HCG diet salsa that doesn’t take much time to prepare. It goes great with several HCG diet protein recipes and it can definitely help to keep you satiated while you’re on Phase 2 of the diet. Try this recipe as a standalone snack and it goes great with your Melba toast serving or grissini breadstick as well, but be careful to avoid adding anything else that can cause weight gain. Try increasing the ingredients if you want to increase more servings for this recipe but this is for one serving of vegetables on the HCG diet and it will last for 3 or so days in the refrigerator in an airtight container:

Ingredients:

  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh chopped cilantro to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Chop the onion garlic and tomato if you haven’t already.
  2. Mix ingredients together in a bowl.
  3. Refrigerate overnight or serve immediately with cilantro as garnish.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 62

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HCG Diet Beef Cabbage Tacos Recipe

These are easy to make and satisfying beef cabbage tacos that are made with cabbage as an alternative to standard taco shells. They’re a good choice for Phase 2 or Phase 3 of the diet and they are only made with HCG approved ingredients. Try to use organic beef for these tacos and you can also substitute lettuce leaves for the cabbage. Be careful to not add any ingredients that aren’t allowed on the diet, and if you use steak be sure that it’s a low fat cut that is approved for the diet.

You should use the leanest ground beef possible, ideally 95% lean. You can also use any low fat steak cut that is approved for the diet and cut it into small strips which can work as a good substitute. Chicken can also be substituted or fish or any other HCG diet protein. You can increase the servings of this recipe easily like many of the others on our blog and it doesn’t take very long to prepare.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces of lean beef or steak
  • Beef broth
  • 1 dash of onion powder
  • 1 dash of garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp. onion, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, mined
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cabbage leaves
  • Cilantro for garnish

Directions:

  1. Brown beef in a pan with a small amount of beef broth on medium high heat for about 10-12 minutes until cooked through.
  2. Add spices onion and garlic.
  3. Stir and simmer for another 5-6 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and serve in cabbage leaves and with cilantro and extra onion for garnish.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 213

 

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HCG Diet Mustard Chicken Tenders Recipe

This is a very simple but delicious chicken tenders recipe that is fully compatible with Phase 2 of the HCG diet and it can also be used for Phase 3 of the diet. It’s a great low calorie option and it will keep you satisfied during the day without adding too much to your calorie limit. Try to use organic chicken breasts when possible for this recipe as they will usually have lower fat and are better overall for the diet.

Be sure that you aren’t adding any ingredients that aren’t allowed on the HCG diet like bread crumbs or condiments that aren’t allowed on the diet as it will definitely make the recipe unhealthy and affect your weight loss, but you can feel free to add any seasonings that are approved for the diet. This is a very simple recipe and you can scale it up very easily if desired, and the chicken strips will last 2-3 days in a sealed contain in the refrigerator.

Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces of chicken breast cut into 2-3 strips
  • ½ tsp basil
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tbsp HCG approved mustard
  • 1 tsp. HCG approved hot sauce (optional)
  • 1 tbsp. crushed Melba toast or grissini breadsticks

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F.
  2. Coat chicken in mustard, crushed crumbs, basil and oregano and hotsauce.
  3. Bake about 15-17 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Serve with extra mustard or with HCG diet vegetable side.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 165

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HCG Diet Cabbage Chili Recipe

This delicious cabbage chili works perfectly as a main meal on the HCG diet or as a snack and it is low in calories and designed for Phase 2 of the diet. It’s a delicious option even when you are not on the HCG diet or if you are looking for a good recipe for Phase 3 as well. You can feel free to adjust the seasonings as you wish, just be sure that you don’t add anything that isn’t approved for Phase 2 of the diet.

Chicken breast is also best to be used for the ground meat for the recipe, but lean ground steak can also work as well. This recipe mixes cabbage with tomato which may be fine for some dieters but if you aren’t lose as much weight as you should then you shouldn’t mix them. You can easily increase the servings for this recipe as needed, and there are 2 servings in the current recipe.

Ingredients:

  • 200 grams ground chicken breast or lean ground steak
  • 3 cups of cabbage
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 3 cups of filtered or spring water
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. ground thyme
  • 1 tsp. oregano
  • 1 tbsp. chopped onions for garnish

Directions:

  1. Add meat to a non-stick skillet and cook for 8-10 minutes on medium high heat until browned and cooked through.
  2. Add 3 cups of water, meat and spices to a medium saucepan.
  3. Add cabbage once water is simmering.
  4. Cook for 7-8 minutes until cabbage is tender, then add tomatoes.
  5. Cook an extra 10 minutes until tomatoes melt.
  6. Allow to cool and serve with onions as garnish and Melba boast.

Servings: 1

Calories per Serving: 150

 

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HCG Diet Crab Soup

HCG Diet Crab SoupThis is an easy and convenient recipe for HCG Diet Crab Soup  that doesn’t take long to prepare. If you don’t have fresh crab in your area you can definitely use canned crab and it still turns out to be very delicious. Try this recipe if you enjoy crab and it’s a good alternative to some of the other seafood and protein recipes on the HCG diet. It’s also very filling and can work as a snack between meals, but be careful about your total calorie intake. You can make it more filling by using more vegetables in it or increasing the amount of vegetable broth, and all of these ingredients are approved for Phase 2 of the HCG diet.

Ingredients:

  • 100 grams of canned or fresh crab meat, cooked
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion
  • 2 cups of vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup of tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/8 tsp. black pepper
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 small pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • Chives for garnish

Directions:

  • Add the tomatoes, garlic, and onions into a medium pan with a small amount of vegetable broth.
  • Cook on medium high for 4-5 minutes until onions start to become opaque.
  • In a medium saucepan add the tomato onion and garlic mixture.
  • Add vegetable broth and crab meat.
  • Add bay leaf and spices and lemon juice.
  • Turn heat on medium high and cook until simmering.
  • Simmer for 5-6 minutes, allow to cool and serve.
  • Season with pepper to taste and garnish with chives and a small amount of extra crab meat if desired.

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