hCG Diet Phase 3 Recipe: Tropical Fruit Salad

Because of the high sugar content, the sweeter fruits are only allowed in the 2nd 3 weeks of the hCG maintenance. 

This fresh, healthy fruit salad is perfect for summer!  You can make-and-take this recipe to a party or event without anyone even knowing it’s a lower-carb “diet” recipe.

Ingredients

  • 1 kiwi fruit
  • ½ cup grapes
  • ¼ cup pineapple
  • ¼ cup honeydew melon
  • ¼ cup watermelon (seedless is preferred)
  • 1 small apple (any variety)
  • 1-2 packets powdered stevia
  • 1 tbsp all-natural orange juice*

Instructions

  1. To start making this recipe, you’ll need a sharp knife and a cutting board.
  2. Peel skin off the kiwi, slice into ¼-inch slices, add to a large bowl.
  3. Slice grape in half (if desired), add to bowl. 
  4. Peel, core, and chop the pineapple into 1-inch pieces, add to bowl.
  5. Slice, remove rind and seeds of honeydew melon, chop into 1-inch pieces, add to bowl.
  6. Slice, remove rind and seeds of watermelon, chop into 1-inch pieces, add to bowl. 
  7. Peel, remove the core, and dice the apple into ½-inch pieces, add to bowl.
  8. Sprinkle with the stevia packet(s) while stirring together.
  9. Slowly pour the orange juice over the mixture and stir again.
  10. Cover with lid (or clear plastic wrap) and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour to let the fruit combine and become juicy.*
  11. Remove from fridge and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

This recipe makes 4 servings. To make this recipe for lunches, simply divide the recipe into small, individual storage containers with lids, cover, and place in fridge until ready to eat.

*Orange juice that is all-natural should not contain any added sugars. If you are not patient enough to wait for the fruit to settle in the refrigerator, just omit the orange juice from the recipe.

hCG Green Jasmine-Mint Iced Tea With Lemon

  • PREP TIME 10 minutes
  • TOTAL TIME 2 hours 10 minutes

RECIPE HIGHLIGHTS

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

Makes: 8 servings, about 1 cup each

  • Calories46
  • Fat0 g
  • Saturated fat0 g
  • Mono Fat0 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg
  • Carbohydrates13 g
  • Dietary fiber0 g
  • Protein0 g
  • Sodium5 mg
  • Sugars12 g
  • Potassium39 mg

Here we balance the mildly grassy flavor and slightly astringent mouthfeel of green tea with honey and lemon. Oversteeped green tea can be bitter, so don’t brew it any longer than 3 minutes. And be sure to steep in simmering water: water that looks like it’s steaming, with little bubbles, but not boiling.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/4 cup loose green jasmine tea, or 12 green jasmine tea bags
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, plus more whole sprigs for garnish
  • 4 cups simmering water
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 4 cups cold water

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Steep loose tea (or tea bags) and mint leaves in simmering (not boiling) water for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Strain the tea (or remove tea bags and mint leaves) and pour into a large pitcher. Stir in lemon juice and honey until the honey is dissolved. Add cold water. Refrigerate until chilled, about 2 hours. Serve over ice with mint sprigs, if desired.

hCG Orange Ginger Chicken

Introduction

1 protein and 1 fruit
Number of Servings: 1

Ingredients

  • 100g chicken – cut into chunks
    •black pepper
    •orange – cut in 1/4s
    •2-3 cloves minced garlic
    •1 T fresh ginger root (about 1/2″-1″ long piece, peeled & minced)
    •1/2 t basil
    •juice of half lemon


Directions

1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
2. Sprinkle chicken with pepper.
3. Add chicken to pan and stir fry until brown on all sides, about 5-10 mins.
4. Add garlic and cook for 1 min.
5. Squeeze juice of orange quarters over chicken.
6. Peel & separate orange into sections. Add orange sections, ginger, lemon juice, and basil. Stir
well.
7. Cover and simmer for about 20-30 mins

Number of Servings: 1

hCG Diet Dragon Fruit Smoothie

This Dragon Fruit Smoothie is jam-packed with antioxidants, and is incredibly easy to make. I love how vibrant the color is, especially since it makes my kids want to drink it, too!

  1. Add raspberries, dragon fruit, blackberries, yogurt, chia seeds, lime, and ginger to blender container. Add milk, cover, and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Pause to scrape the sides of the container with a spatula as needed.
  3. Pour smoothie into a glass and top with additional chia seeds and berries if desired.

hCG Diet Healthy Peppermint Tea

While peppermint tea is often drunk for its flavor, it may also have several health benefits.

To make your own peppermint tea:

  1. Bring 2 cups of water to a boil.
  2. Turn off the heat and add a handful of torn peppermint leaves to the water.
  3. Cover and steep for 5 minutes.
  4. Strain the tea and drink.

hCG Indian Spiced Onions

A fantastic side for any meal


“Spicy onions just like the ones served in Indian restaurants as a side dish! Delicious!” 

Ingredients

1 onion, chopped

2 teaspoons sugar free ketchup or used some home cooked liquidised tomatoes

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 tablespoon stevia powder

1 pinch himalayan salt

1 teaspoon chopped fresh cilantro

1 teaspoon chopped fresh fenugreek leaves

1 teaspoon chili powder

I n a medium bowl, stir onion and ketchup/tomatoe mixture until onion is thinly and evenly coated. Mix in the lemon juice. Season with stevia, cilantro, fenugreek and chili powder, and mix thoroughly. Cover, and chill for 24 hours. This allows the lemon juice to neutralize the onion flavor slightly.

hCG Recipe | Strawberry Kiwi Stevia Soda

The more Zero or Zero-ISH calorie items we can have available on hCG, the better in my mind. It’s like one of the only ways to stay sane.

Ingredients

Vegan, Gluten free∙ Serves 1

Produce

  • 2 Kiwis
  • 2 Strawberries
  • Fresh wateer

Condiments

  • 2 scoops Stevia, powdered

Mix up and have a tasty breakfast drink.

hCG Cucumber Dill Salad

This recipe is safe for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet and counts as 1 veggie serving.

This is a ‘customer favorite’ because it’s so crisp and fresh. A lot of dieters like this recipe because it amps up the flavor of the otherwise boring cucumber and reminds them of pickles and summer-time. We hope you like it!Ingredients

  • 1 large cucumber (about 2 cups when chopped)
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp dill seasoning, fresh or dried
  • 1-2 packets powdered stevia* (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Start this recipe by washing the cucumber. This is an important step, especially if you do not by organic produce. Wash off as much pesticides and chemicals as possible. If the cucumber still has a waxy coating, you may want to peel the cucumber before making this recipe.
  2. Slice the cucumber lengthwise into quartered sections. Chop the long cucumber pieces into ¼-inch chunks (see the photo for example). Set aside.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients: apple cider vinegar dill seasoning, stevia, sea salt or himalayan salt pepper in a small bowl.
  4. Stir together until the powered stevia is completely dissolved into the vinegar.
  5. Place the cucumber into the mixture, gently stir.
  6. Add more salt and pepper, if desired.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

This recipe is also great to make ahead and refrigerate for later because as this recipe chills, the vinegar acts as a pickling agent. Just make the day before, cover, and place in the fridge and the next day you will have a cold, pickle-like cucumber dish that will delight your taste buds.

hCG Diet Chinese Mandarin Salad Phase 3

INGREDIENTSFOR THE SALAD

3 cups. Shredded lettuce

2 cups. shredded red cabbage

2 cups. Shredded chicken

1/2 c. jarred mandarin oranges or fresh mandarins,

3 cups. Sliced green onions

FOR THE DRESSING

1/4 c. rice wine vinegar

2 tbsp. honey1 tbsp. sesame oil

1 tbsp. hoisin sauce2 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tsp. minced ginger

1 Clove Minced Garlic

1/2 c. coconut oil

hCG RECIPE | BROILED CINNAMON VANILLA GRAPEFRUIT W/ STEVIA


INGREDIENTS

1 grapefruit cut in half or slices
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon or 2 drops liquid cinnamon
stevia1/4 tsp 
Add a dash of vanilla powder/ or vanilla extract
1/2 scoop powdered stevia

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place grapefruit halves or slices on a foil lined sheet tray and turn on the oven broiler to heat
  2. Mix together remaining ingredients in a small bowl then sprinkle on top of grapefruits evenly
  3. Place under broiler for about 3-5 minutes or until tops begin to brown slightly