1 to 2 lbs. shrimp, fresh or frozen, raw or cooked, peeled and deveined, tail-on or off
2 large lemons, freshly squeezed, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup
2-3 large limes, freshly squeezed, about 3/4 cup to 1 cup
1 tablespoon fresh garlic, minced
1 cubanel or other mild to medium pepper, ribs and seeds removed, finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
1-3 tablespoons Tabasco or hot sauce (more or less to taste)
4 large tomatoes, chopped (about 2-3 cups)
2 cucumbers, peeled and diced into 1/2 inch pieces (about 1.5 cups)
Fresh cilantro, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Fresh parsley, chopped (about 1/2 cup)
Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste.
Thaw shrimp if frozen. If using raw shrimp, bring a pot of water to boil and cook the shrimp for a minute or two until it turns opaque white and reddish—do not over cook the shrimp as it will be too rubbery in texture. Rinse shrimp under cold water. Combine juices of lemons and limes in a large bowl (not metal) or large Ziploc baggie and add shrimp. Cover bowl or zip baggie and refrigerate for 30 minutes to marinade. Large shrimp could be cut into smaller chunks (remove tails if doing this) to speed up marinade time.
Add to shrimp the Tabasco, garlic, onion and pepper and toss/mix evenly. Return to refrigerator for maybe another 30 minutes to let the flavors infuse the shrimp.
Before serving, toss in bowl the marinated shrimp mixture, cilantro, parsley, tomatoes and cucumbers and if needed, add sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Great with melba toast or Wasa crispbread cracker.
Chicken Stir-fry hCG Diet Recipe
Slice chicken prior to cooking. Slice preferred vegetables; bell peppers, onions, green beans, cabbage, celery, etc. Stir fry in soy sauce- try braggs amino acids if you're also on ph balance diet! www.bragg.com
Lettuce wraps HCG Diet Recipe
Brown lean ground beef. Mix with (low fat, sugar free) fajita seasoning, sauté various bell peppers- red, green, yellow, and orange- with onion. Wrap in lettuce leaves and voila!
Herb Omelets (Multiple) hCG Diet Recipe for Breakfast Menu
(Double-check your ingredients according to your hCG diet protocol for this!) This recipe is kind of tricky and involves baking with Melba Toast in place of bread. If you're brave, give it a try!
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
1/4 cup(s) pepper(s), red, bell, diced
1/4 cup(s) scallion(s) (green onions), sliced
1 clove(s) garlic, minced
10 slice(s) Melba Toast, whole-wheat
1/4 cup(s) cottage cheese, low-fat
8 egg white(s)
3/4 cup(s) milk, fat-free evaporated
1 tablespoon basil, fresh, minced
1 tablespoon rosemary, fresh, minced
2 teaspoon chives, fresh, minced
1 tablespoon parsley, fresh, minced
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Sauté the pepper, and scallions for 6 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for 3 more minutes.
2. Place the toast slices in a large casserole dish. Combine the remaining ingredients and pour the egg mixture on top of the toast. Add the cooked vegetables. Bake for about 25-40 minutes until the omelet is slightly puffed and set.
Mexican Salsa hCG Diet Recipe
Boil red tomatoes and one chili pepper. When tomatoes are soft, pull the skin off. Put the tomatoes and chili pepper in blender with plenty of water and lots of salt. Vary the flavor using any of the following- garlic, sugar, cilantro, onion, thyme, oregano.
There are literally hundreds of variations for this and every Mexican Salsa starts here! Can also add hamburger/sausage, parmesan, mushrooms, etc to make an Italian sauce!
Mexican Green Sauce/Salsa hCG Diet Recipe
Green tomatoes, peel off outer leaf layer, boil until soft, but not too long. Throw in blender: green tomatoes, salt, garlic, cilantro, water. Absolutely excellent on tacos, eggs, and any Mexican dish.
Fruit Salad hCG Diet Recipe
Chop strawberries, blueberries, apples, and grapefruit. Mix, sprinkle with splenda or stevia and enjoy!
Melba Toast Bruschetta hCG Diet Recipe
Diced tomatoes, onion, cilantro, Balsamic vinegar, plenty of salt. Cut everything up, stir in balsamic vinegar and salt to taste. Top melba toast and enjoy!
HCG Recipe for Chili
This recipe uses everything required in a phase 2 meal. I like mine spicy, of course you can add or delete some seasonings if you wish.
2 cups chicken broth
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of chili powder
1 tablespoon of cumin
Couple pinches of dried chopped onions
100 grams of chicken breast
In a medium saucepan add 2 cups chicken broth. Bring to boil. Add spices. Add cabbage. Add pre cooked chicken. Stir Constantly.
The broth will begin to dissolve, so you won’t have soupy mess on your hands. Let simmer for about 10 minutes or so until the cabbage is to your preference.
HCG Diet Friendly Recipe for Cocktail Sauce #1
½ cup sugar free catsup
2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon Horseradish (drained)
1 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon tomato paste
HCG Diet Friendly Recipe for Cocktail Sauce #1
(We like this one better)
1 cup tomato sauce (sugar free)
½ tsp. celery salt
¼ tsp. paprika
1 tbsp. finely chopped sweet onion or shallot
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons drained, prepared horseradish
½ tsp. hot sauce
Pinch freshly ground black pepper
HCG Diet Recipe for Hamburgers
(Roxi’s breadless burgers – Kevin Trudeau phase 3 friendly)
2 Large tomatoes, diced
½ Red onion, diced
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ tsp oregano
½ tsp basil
Salt & pepper to taste
4 hamburger patties (beef, turkey or buffalo)
grated parmesan or crumbled bleu cheese
Combine tomatoes, onions, vinegar, olive oil, oregano, basil, salt and pepper. Stir well then set aside.
Grill or fry patties. While patties cook place the cheese on plates (in a flattened pile not much bigger than the patties are round) then place hot cooked patties on top of cheese and top with the tomato onion mixture. Serve.
The reason for using either Parmesan or Bleu Cheese is because they don't really melt. If you were to use cheddar or mozzarella it would melt and become a huge mess. Mug Cake hCG Diet Recipe from the hCG Diet Info Forums - posted by Grammy (we tried this and it's fabulous!)
2 tbsp. almond flour
1 ½ tsp. xylitol
1 heaping tbsp. cocoa powder
3 tbsp half and half or cream
1 tbsp. butter or coconut oil
Splash of vanilla extract
1 large coffee mug
Mix all dry ingredients in mug, add egg and blend thoroughly. Add milk, oil and vanilla and mix. Place in 1000 watt microwave for 90 sec. Do not cover mug. Cake will rise. Let cool and place on plate. Add a little whipped cream to top.
Try this sweet mixture of fresh fruits for breakfast!
1 cup sliced bananas
1 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup cubed, fresh pineapple
1 cup blueberries
Mix all together and enjoy!
The fiber in the lettuce and vegetables, and the protein in the meat give a lasting feeling of fullness.
1 pounds lean ground beef or ground turkey. Mix with
Fajita seasoning, low fat & sugar free
Vegetable mixture (bell peppers and onion)
Brown the ground beef or turkey. Sauté vegetables in a medium-sized pan coated in cooking spray. Wrap both the meat and vegetables in lettuce leaves.
This is not a cut and dry recipe; there are many variations with which to experiment!
Chunks of lean chicken or shrimp
Onion, tomato chunks or cherry tomatoes
Vegetables of choice
Put all on skewers. Season with herbs and lemon juice prior to grilling. Grill until cooked thoroughly.
Lively Citrus Basil Chicken
This dish is easy to throw together and is a perfect dinner for the rest of the family who isn’t even on the diet!
3 ½ oz 99% fat free chicken trimmed of visible fat
3 ½ oz chopped tomatoes
1 orange, peeled & cut into small pieces
Juice from ½ lemon
Basil (fresh or dried), as desired
Salt and pepper, as needed
Place a medium-sized skillet onto stove top; coat with cooking spray. Add chicken and lightly coat with salt and pepper; drizzle with lemon juice and extra water, if needed. Cook 3-4 minutes. Add chopped tomatoes, chopped orange, and basil. Simmer on low, for desired amount of marinating time, turning halfway through. Serve chicken on lettuce leaves.
Foil Baked Fish
A simple and satisfying twist on fish.
3 ½ oz fish
Juice of ½ of a lemon
Salt, pepper, and dill to taste
Put fish in foil (large enough to wrap around and seal). Drizzle with lemon juice and zest some of the rind around the fish. Season with salt, pepper, and dill. Bake in oven at 350 degrees until cooked through.
Italian Herbed Fish and Broccoli
This meal is packed with protein, vitamins , and minerals
3 ½ oz white fish
3 ½ oz broccoli, chopped
1 tomato, peeled & cut into small pieces
Basil, thyme, oregano(fresh or dried), as desired
Salt and pepper, as desired
2 tablespoons water
Put all spices, salt and pepper into the bottom of a medium-sized skillet. Add fish and drizzle with the lemon. Add broccoli and tomato with a few tablespoons of water over low-medium heat until fish is cooked through. Pour juices over fish and serve with lemon wedges.
Sweet ‘n Sour Lemonade
Perfect for anytime of day!
1 quart water
1 lemon (juice only)
2 packets calorie free natural sweetener
Lemon slices, for garnish
Place water in a pitcher. Add the lemon juice and sweetener; stir. Add desired amount of ice. Garnish with sliced lemons.
Warm Apple Dessert
Craving some apple pie? This is a perfect substitute!
1 medium apple, cut into wedges
Cinnamon, as desired
1 packet no calorie sweetener
Dust apples with cinnamon and sweetener and combine in a microwaveable bowl. Heat the microwave for 2 minutes, or until apples are warm and to desired tenderness.
100 grams of chicken
1 small tomato, diced
2-3 cloves of garlic
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp basil
1/2 tsp chili powder
A Dash of garlic powder
A Dash of pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place 1/2 of the diced tomatoes in a casserole dish. Sear chicken on both sides for 1 to 2 minutes per side with a dash of garlic powder, salt and pepper in the pan as it cooks. Place the seared chicken on top of the tomatoes in the casserole dish with the minced garlic. In a small bowl, toss the remaining diced tomatoes with the remaining seasonings. Place the contents of the bowl on top of the chicken. Cover the dish tightly with foil (or use the lid if you have one). Cook for 45-60 minutes and serve warm.
Turkey and Tomato Soup
100 grams cooked ground turkey
2 cans stewed or crushed tomatoes (organic)
3 cloves of garlic (crushed)
2 tsp red wine vinegar
A pinch of each of the following seasonings: parsley, cumin, basil, rosemary, red pepper flakes
Put tomatoes and garlic in a pot and add seasonings. Cook for 5 minutes. Add the cooked turkey and bring it to a boil. Cook for 5-10 additional minutes and serve warm.
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HCG Friendly BBQ Sauce hCG Diet Recipe
2 strips of fat-free turkey bacon, chopped fine (or see substitutions)
1 small onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1 small can (6 oz) tomato paste
1 can (12 oz) diet (sugar-free) cola - Splenda-sweetened
1/4 cup sugar-free catsup
3 Tsp. mustard
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 pinch ground cloves
Hot sauce to taste
1/2 cup of water
Pan-fry the turkey bacon. Add onion and cook over medium flame for about 4 minutes. Add garlic clove and stir. Add the remaining ingredients including the water. Stir. Allow to simmer for 20-30 minutes.
To adjust flavor at this point, use any of the following: vinegar, sweetener (liquid works best,) or hot sauce. Note: sweetener will tone down spiciness.
Makes approx. 10 servings of 1/4 cup with approx 15 - 30 calories, and 1 gram of fiber, depending on products used.
Spicy BBQ Sauce and Marinade hCG Diet Recipe
2 12 oz. jars Embasa Salsa Mexicana
2/3 cup lemon juice
2 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp. sugar twin or sweetener
2 tsp. salt
4 tsp. chili powder
½ tsp. tabasco sauce
1 or 2 dashes garlic powder
The entire recipe makes about 220 calories depending on products used but makes a lot of servings.
Hamburgers hCG Diet Recipe
Mix garlic and/or beef seasoning into lean ground beef. Form into individual patties and grill. Top with tomato and onion, and serve on or wrapped in lettuce.
Cajun Chicken Salad hCG Diet Recipe
Baste sliced chicken breast with Cajun seasoning and grill. Place on bed of lettuce and sprinkle with salt, pepper and lemon juice.
Shish Kabobs hCG Diet Recipe
Chunks of chicken or shrimp for lowest calories, onion, tomato chunks or cherry tomatoes, vegetables of your preference on skewer. Season with herbs and lemon juice prior to grilling. Ready in 10 minutes.
Mexican Cocktail Sauce:
Cold cooked shrimp
Picante sauce or fresh salsa
Tomato juice (sugar free)
A little lemon or lime juice
Mix the salsa into the shrimp, until the shrimp are covered. Thin the sauce with the tomato juice and add other ingredients to taste. Use cayenne or Tabasco and add a little Splenda if it is too tart.
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