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6 Delicious and Easy Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes

6 Delicious and Easy Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipes

Phase 2 HCG Diet Recipe!

You need to have several delicious and easy to make HCG diet recipes at your disposal to get through Phase 2 of the diet successfully. You might be used to eating prepared foods to save time, and on the HCG diet you will need to cook at least a little bit throughout the three week or six week period to ensure that you stick to the protocol.

These HCG diet recipes are quick and easy and take just minutes to prepare. They are intended for Phase 2 of the diet but you can use them during Phase 3 or afterward as well of course.

HCG diet recipes -  #1 - Shrimp Cocktail

This shrimp cocktail recipe only takes a few minutes to cook and prepare, and it is a great filling snack or it can be served with lettuce as one of your meals.



  • 3.5 ounces (100 grams) medium or large shrimp in the shell



  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice



  • ¼ lemon



  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar



  • ¼ tsp. tabasco sauce



  • ¼ tsp. horseradish



  • ¼ tsp. mustard powder



  • 2 ounces tomato paste



  • Salt and pepper to taste




1.)       Add ¼ lemon to a large pot of boiling water.

2.)       Add shrimp and cook uncovered for 3 minutes until they are pink.

3.)       Remove shrimp with a slotted spoon and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4.)       When they are cooled, devein them.

5.)       Combine the rest of the ingredients to create a cocktail sauce.

6.)       Serve with the cocktail sauce.

Recipe #2 - Seasoned Grilled Chicken

Having at least one good chicken recipe is helpful for the HCG diet as it is easy to make with a Foreman grill or gas grill. This grilled chicken turns out very nicely and you can also bake it if you don't happen to have a Foreman.



  • 3.5 ounces boneless skinless chicken breasts



  • ¼ tsp. black pepper



  • ¼ tsp. onion powder



  • 1 tsp. minced fresh garlic



  • ¼ tbsp. fresh lemon juice



  • 2 tbsp. organic Dijon mustard



  • 1/8 tsp sea salt



  • ¼ tsp paprika




1.)       Mix pepper, garlic, lemon juice, black pepper, onion powder, Dijon, paprika and sea salt together in a small bowl.

2.)       Coat both sides of chicken breast with seasoning.

3.)       Assuming that the chicken breast is no thicker than 1', cook on a George Foreman grill for approximately 9 to 10 minutes.

4.)       Cut chicken to ensure that it is cooked well and serve with fresh spinach and lemon or by itself.

Recipe #3 - Cucumber Dill Salad

This cucumber dill salad is a great side dish and snack and you can make a large batch of it in just a few minutes. It is very low in calories so you can have several servings.



  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar



  • 1 large cucumber sliced into thin rounds



  • 1 tbsp. fresh dill



  • Stevia to taste



  • Salt and pepper to taste




1.)       Toss the sliced cucumber with the vinegar and dill.

2.)       Season with salt, pepper and stevia to taste.

3.)       Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.

Recipe #4 - Chicken Tacos

These chicken tacos are made with HCG safe seasonings and use lettuce as a tortilla substitute. They are a delicious meal and are very easy to make, and it's easy to make a large batch and serve them over a few days.



  • 3.5 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast



  • 2 tbsp. chopped onion



  • 1 clove garlic, minced



  • ¼ tsp. fresh oregano



  • 1 ¼ tbsp. cilantro



  • ¼ tsp. cumin



  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper



  • 3-4 large romaine lettuce leaves




1.)       Cut chicken breast in half.

2.)       Add to a medium sized pot and cover with just enough water that the chicken is submerged.

3.)       Bring water to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.

4.)       Remove chicken with a slotted spoon and shred cooked chicken with a fork.

5.)       Put the shredded chicken in a small pan and add the spices.

6.)       Warm for approximately 2-3 minutes on medium heat.

7.)       Remove chicken from pan and add to lettuce leaves.

8.)       Serve HCG diet salsa (see below) or with just the lettuce.

Recipe #5 - Tomato Salsa

Having a tomato salsa ready to go is a major convenience on the HCG diet. You can use this salsa as a topping with your HCG diet proteins or as a vegetable condiment, and you can store it for several days as well. Keep in mind that this recipe makes two servings.



  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped



  • 4 cloves garlic, minced



  • 2 tsp. onion powder



  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice



  • 1 tsp. sea salt



  • 1 tsp. fresh pepper




1.)       Mix together every ingredient in a bowl.

2.)       Add to a blender or food processor and blend until desired texture.

3.)       You may also chop the tomatoes, mix and serve without blending for a chunkier salsa.

Recipe #6 - Spinach Pesto

This spinach pesto goes great with HCG chicken recipes as well as fish, and it's even delicious as a snack or small meal with a Melba toast. This recipe is intended for 1 HCG diet vegetable serving but you can scale it up as necessary, and if you don't have fresh spinach you can substitute frozen spinach. It is very satisfying and takes just a few minutes to prepare.



  • 8 fresh basil leaves, rolled and chopped



  • 1 cup of fresh spinach



  • 4 cloves garlic, minced



  • Juice of 1 lemon



  • ¼ tsp lemon zest



  • ¼ tsp. fresh oregano



  • ¼ tsp salt.



  • ¼ tsp pepper.



  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar





  • Add spinach, garlic and basil into a blender or food processor.



  • Pulse until mixture is slightly chopped.



  • Mix lemon juice, salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon zest and oregano.



  • Add liquid mixture to blender and blend until almost smooth.



  • Use a spatula to remove the pesto and scrape the pesto the sides of the blender as necessary.



  • Serve immediately with cooked chicken or another protein, or cover and refrigerate.


These are just a few HCG recipes and we include several more in our HCG diet recipes book that we provide you with when you order our diet. Although we include dozens of recipes in our book we will continue to post new recipes on this blog so stay tuned for more recipe updates in the future. Also if you have suggestions on the types of recipes that you would like to see, such as desserts, appetizers or other recipes, please let us know.  To get started with the diet or get more information on HCG diet recipes, click here.

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Dr. Constance Odom, MD

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