hCG Diet Baked Pears with Greek Yoghurt

Ingredients

  • Pears
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) stevia liquid
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • optional toppings:  Greek yogurt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 190°C. I don’t line my baking sheet when I make these, but you absolutely can with parchment or a silicone baking mat.
  2. Cut pears in half, then cut a small sliver off the underside so the pears sit flat when placed upright on the baking sheet. See video above for visual. Using a scoop or melon baller (or even a teaspoon), core out the seeds. Arrange pears, facing up, on the baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with cinnamon– feel free to add more cinnamon if you’d like.
  3. Whisk the stevia liquid and vanilla extract together in a small bowl. Drizzle most of it all over the pears, reserving about 2 Tablespoons for after the pears are finished baking.
  4. Bake pears for about 25 minutes until soft and lightly browned on the edges. Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle with remaining mixture. Serve warm yogurt. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead Instructions: Pears are best baked right before they are served, but you could bake them completely and refrigerate for up to 5 days. Then, warm back up in the oven for 10 minutes and top with remaining maple syrup mixture, granola, and yogurt right before serving.

hCG Phase 3 and 4 Low Carb Lemon Meringue Cups

A wonderful easy sugar free lemon meringue pie that can be made hot or cold, and prepared in advance.

INGREDIENTS

Crumble base

¾ cup almond flour/meal

1 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice (or to taste)

½ tsp ground ginger

55g/ coconut oil melted

3 tbsp water

Lemon custard (curd)

6 egg yolks

1 whole egg

1½ tbsp granulated stevia powder

zest and juice of 2 lemons

110g / 1 stick butter

Meringue

6 egg whites

2 tbsp granulated sweetener of choice (or to taste)

INSTRUCTIONS

Crumble base

Mix all the ingredients together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, or biscuit crumbs.

Spread the crumble mixture over a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

Bake at 180C/350F for 10-15 minutes until golden. Turn once or twice in this time so the crumbs brown all over and cook until crispy.

Remove from the oven.

Lemon custard (curd)

While the crumble is baking, whisk together the egg yolks, whole egg, sweetener and lemon juice/zest in a saucepan.

Heat over a very gentle heat (whisking continuously) until it is a smooth custard consistency.

Add the butter and mix again while melting. Stir until thickened again.

Remove from the heat.

Meringue

Whisk the egg whites and sweetener until stiff peaks form.

Place 6 circles of meringue on a baking tray lined with baking parchment.

Bake at 180C/350F for 10 – 15 minutes, or until golden.

To assemble.

Divide the crumble mixture between the 6 glasses or mason jars.

Divide the lemon custard/curd on each of the bases.

Place a baked meringue on top of each to complete the sugar free & low carb lemon meringue pies.

Serve immediately or chill in the fridge until ready to serve.

NOTES

To serve hot, make the crumble base and lemon curd as shown. Layer the base and the curd in individual heatproof jars and cook the meringue directly on top of the sugar free lemon meringue pie.

To serve cold, prepare the 3 layers as shown then construct the sugar free lemon meringue pies and keep covered in the fridge until ready to serve. This way they can be made a day ahead.

hCG Phase 2,3,4 Low Carb Chia Seed Pudding

I love this recipe, and I love this pud!  I would say that if you want to treat yourself on phase 2 then do this once in a while, and not on a regular basis, but for the rest of the phases i.e. 3 and 4 it is excellent.

Ingredients:

·      1 can organic full fat coconut milk

·      1 tsp vanilla extract

·      ¼ tsp salt

·      ¼ cup chia seeds

·      1 tsp stevia

·      optional toppings – unsweetened coconut, nuts, strawberries, sugar-free jam

PREPARATION:

-Mix coconut milk, vanilla, salt and chia seeds.  Stir to combine until lumps are removed.

-Portion into four small containers and refrigerate overnight to allow seeds to plump.  When you are ready to serve, add your choice of toppings.  Serve and enjoy!

Nutritional Information:  332 calories, 27.2 grams fat, 14 grams carbohydrate, 10 grams fiber, 4 grams net carbohydrate, 4.5 grams protein.

hCG Phase 2,3 and 4 Cinnamon-Almond Meringues

Fancy something a nice treat for a change #BettabodsWeightLossWarriors.

INGREDIENTS

1/2 cup whole Almonds

10 individual packets Stevia Sweetener (Sugar Substitute)

3 large Egg Whites

1/2 tsp Pure Almond Extract

1/2 tsp Cinnamon

1/8 tsp Cream Of Tartar

DIRECTIONS

This recipe is suitable for all phases except the first two weeks of Induction due to the almonds.

Heat oven to 93°C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

In a food processor, chop nuts with sugar substitute until nuts are finely ground.

In a large bowl, with electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Add the cream of tartar, almond extract and cinnamon beating until stiff peaks form. Gently fold in nut mixture.

With a spoon, drop 8 evenly spaced mounds onto prepared baking sheet. Make a depression in center of each with the back of the spoon. Bake meringues on center oven rack 1½ hours, until golden and very dry.

Turn off oven and let meringues dry in oven until cool. Carefully peel meringues off foil.

hCG Phase 2 Baked Oranges

Looking for other ways in which to have your fruits whilst on the Bettabods Protocol.  Here is another amazing recipe guys and gals.  It is super and can be served up in 10-15 minutes.

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 T coconut oil
  • ¼ cup stevia liquid or to taste
  • 1 orange, juiced and zested
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 8 oranges

COOKING INSTRUCTIONS

Place 2 T butter, ¼ cup honey, the juice and zest of 1 orange and 3 bay leaves in a saucepan and heat to make a syrup.

Peel 8 oranges and bake in the syrup at 180°C for 10–15 minutes.

WHEN IN PHASE 4

Scatter with pistachios and serve with a nice low fat ice cream!

hCG Phase 2 Mock Meringue Cookie

Tasty, and just a nice HCG treat! Found this awesome recipe for mock “meringue” cookies. They are made from egg white so are a good source of protein. They haven’t stalled my weight loss but do take it into account as part of your daily protein intake on Phase 2! Enjoy they are yummo

Ingrediants:

  • 3 Egg whites Pinch of cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 t vanilla (or almond) extract Stevia

Directions:

  • Beat egg whites, tartar, vanilla, and salt until stiff peaks form.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet lined with foil.
  • Bake in 250 oven for 20 minutes.

Tips & Tricks

  • I turn the broiler on for a few second in order to get them to have a golden top
  • I usually sprinkle a little Stevia(to taste) on top of the cookies instead of adding it while baking as Stevia tends to be bitter if baked.
  • I have also sprinkled them with a mixture of cinnamon, Stevia and a dash of nutmeg. YUM!
  • Experiment with flavored Stevia to find something you like

hCG Phase 2 Cinnamon & Baked Peaches

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Delicious Cinnamon Baked Peaches

This is one of our favorite desserts for a cold winters day or night!!

Ingredients:

  • 1 x peach, halved & stone removed
  • 2tsp cinnamon• Stevia Sweetener
  • 70g natural yogurt (plain)

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 180C.
  • Place the peach halves on a piece of foil large enough to enclose them.
  • Sprinkle on the sweetener (I use a drop of Stevia Liquid) & cinnamon.
  • Wrap in foil & place on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Once softened place the peaches in a bowls & serve with your portion of yogurt.

hCG Baked Oranges

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium navel orange (any seedless orange will do)
  • vanilla
  • cinnamon
  • Liquid Stevia

Directions:

  • Line a small baking tray with foil, then spray with a bit of weigh less spray and cook.
  • Peel orange by removing the skin and the white membrane, then cut into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  • Lay flat on the foil lined tray.
  • Drizzle with a bit of vanilla extract, then sprinkle generously with cinnamon.
  • Finally, drizzle some liquid stevia generously over each slice.
  • Place oranges in oven or toaster oven, set to “broil”.
  • Broil until they are nice and brown on top.

This takes about 10 minutes in a regular oven.

hCG Chocolate Mousse

Chocolate Mousse

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of Low Fat Cottage Cheese
  • 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder Splash of Vanilla Liquid
  • Stevia to taste

Directions

  • Puree all ingredients together and adjust stevia to the sweetness you like.
  • Start with just a few drops adding one at a  time until you like it.

Enjoy ~ and remember ~ try only to have this once weekly