hCG Lemon Herb Fish on Lettuce

This recipe is safe for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet and counts as 1 protein serving, 1 vegetable serving, 1 carb serving, and some of your daily allotted amount of lemon juice. You are allowed the juice of one lemon per day. If you have already reached that amount of lemon juice, just omit from the recipe.
Ingredients

  • 100 grams fresh white fish
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice* separated
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • ⅛ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • 1 grissini breadstick
  • 3-4 large lettuce leaves

Instructions

  1. Cut the lettuce into large pieces. You may use any type of lettuce, for this recipe we used romaine and it turned out amazing. Remember to wash and dry your lettuce before use, especially if you do not buy organic.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut a large, square sheet of aluminum foil, lay out flat, and place your raw fish in the center. For this recipe we used cod, but you could use any type of fresh white fish, such as sea bass, burbot, pock, tilapia, whiting, or orange roughy. 
  3. In small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon of the lemon juice, oregano, sea salt and pepper. Stir well.
  4. Pour the lemon/spice mixture over fish.
  5. Fold up edges of the aluminum foil and seal the foil in a pouch-like manner.
  6. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-20 minutes or until fish flakes.
  7. Remove from heat and let cool slightly before opening the foil pouch.
  8. Place lettuce on a serving plate, top with cooked fish, and the pour the other 1 tablespoon of lemon juice on top.
  9. Serve with a grissini breadstick

hCG Phase 2 3 4 Curried Cauliflower

I’m always looking for different ways to prepare my veg, and this is one dish I came accross, tried out, and thoroughly love.

Hope you like it too.

Ingredients

1 large head cauliflower, broken into small florets

1 can weighless cream of chicken soup

3/4 cup homemade hCG mayonnaise

1/4 cup skimmed milk

2 teaspoons curry powder

10 melba toast

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

Directions

Preheat oven to 175 degrees C.

Place cauliflower in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm. Drain, and place in a greased casserole dish.

In a large bowl, mix together soup, mayonnaise, milk, and curry powder. Pour over cauliflower. Crush the melba, and mix with coconut oil. Sprinkle over cauliflower.

Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes.

If single, portion it out and freeze the rest.

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hCG phase 2 3 4 Beef Scallions and Red Bell Pepper Sauté

I’m a lover of stir fried veg and meat, and this is one I constantly use and refer back to  – I often use other herbs or spices to come up with a different flavour.
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style: American
Cook Time: 10 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • 250 gms fillet Steak or Ostrich Fillet or any cut of beef or ostrich you like
  • 1/4 cup chopped Scallions or Spring Onions
  • 1/2 cup chopped Sweet Red Peppers
  • 1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Sauté beef that has been cut into strips in oil in a small skillet over medium-high heat for 1- 2 minutes.
  2. Add scallions and red bell pepper. Sauté until beef is browned and peppers are soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain any excess fat.
  3. Place meat mixture on a plate. Immediately sprinkle with cheese and allow to melt.
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hCG Phase 2 3 4 Cumin-roasted cauliflower with prawns

Now, this is one versatile and amazing recipe.  It is bursting with flavour, and best of all you can substitute the prawns with chicken or beef 🙂

I love it, and think you will too.

INGREDIENTS

  • 11/2 large heads cauliflower, broken into small florets
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil, melted
  •  himalayan salt and black pepper
    FOR THE PRAWNS:
  • 2 Tbs coconut oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red or green chilli, finely chopped
  • 400g whole prawns, heads removed
    FOR THE DRESSING:
  • 1/2 cup hCG homemade mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup fat free yoghurt
  •  juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tsp stevia
  • 5g fresh coriander, chopped
  • baby radishes, to garnish

Method

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Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Place the florets on a roasting tray, sprinkle with spices, drizzle with coconut oil and season to taste. Roast until crispy and golden brown, about 30 minutes, then remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.

For the prawns: heat the coconut oil, garlic and chilli in a pan, toss in the prawns and sauté until pink and cooked through – season well.

For the dressing: Whisk together all the ingredients, then season.

To serve: Place the roasted cauliflower on a platter, top with the prawn mixture and serve warm, drizzled with dressing, and serve with baby radishes on the side.

 

hcg Phase 2 3 4 Tenderised Steak in Paw Paw Marinade

Instructions

  1. Slice the paw paw in half or in quarters if necessary, and remove the seeds and then mash it up using a fork or potato masher.
  2. Mix the remaining ingredients together with the paw paw or papaya in the bowl.
  3. Place the steak into the marinade, ensuring that the mixture soaks into the meat.
  4. Cover and refrigerate for no more than two hours as longer will cause the meat to tenderise too much and start to disintegrate.
  5. Remove from the marinade and braai over hot coals for 8 to 10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the steak

hCG Phase 3 and 4 Vietnamese prawn & papaya salad

INGREDIENTS

1 cup bean sprouts

1 cup green papaya (peeled and flesh julienned)

1 small cucumber, sliced thinly

2-3 hot small chillies small, finely diced

1 teaspoon grated ginger

2 cloves of garlic finely minced

2 tablespoon low sodium fish sauce

4 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons stevia liquid

¼ cup unsalted roasted macadamia nuts, chopped

1 long red chilli, deseeded and julienned into long thin strips

½ cup coriander leaves

3 Thai shallots or small red onion, peeled and finely sliced

½ cup mint leaves

½ cup basil leaves

½ cup mint leaves

15 large cooked king prawns, peeled and deveined

METHOD

Place the garlic, chilli, ginger and sugar in a mortar and pestle of food processor, then add in the lime juice and fish sauce.

In a large bowl, add in the bean sprouts, long red chilli julienne, green papaya, cucumber, coriander leaves, Thai shallots, both mint leaves, Thai basil and the dressing to taste.

Serve on a platter with prawns and finish with toasted peanuts and fried shallots.

Note

Now you can also always adapt this recipe for phase 2 by leaving out things that are not allowed in that phase and adding in things that are.

 

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hCG phase 2 3 4 Low-Carb Cauliflower Hash Browns

Delicious cauliflower pancakes that you can enjoy by themselves or with homemade mayonnaise or a hearty salad, or serve as a side dish, just like hash browns.

Ingredients

450 g cauliflowers

3 eggs

½ yellow onion, grated

1 teaspoon salt

2 pinches pepper

110 g coconut oil for frying

Instructions

Remove the cauliflower leaves and shred an appropriate amount of cauliflower coarsely. Save the rest of the cauliflower for another time.

Mix the shredded cauliflower with the other ingredients in a bowl and let sit for 5–10 minutes.

Melt a generous amount of coconut oil on medium heat in a big sauce pan. The cooking process will go quicker if you plan to have room for 3–4 pancakes (about 3–4 inches) at a time. Use the oven on low heat to keep the first batches of pancakes warm while you make the others.

Place mounds of the grated cauliflower mix in the frying pan and flatten them carefully until they measure about 3–4 inches in diameter.

Fry for 4–5 minutes on each side, adjust the heat so that they don’t burn. Be patient, if you flip the pancakes too soon they may fall apart.

Serving suggestions: Enjoy them as they are with homemade mayonnaise or spicy butter and leafy greens. Or have as a side dish, a great option to hash browns.

hCG Phase 2 3 4 Pesto Chicken Casserole with Feta Cheese and Olives

A dish we can highly recommend, we have this one on a regular basis as it tastes amazing and is easy and quick to prepare.

An amazing chicken dish that is loved by people of all ages. All the way from Italy, so do enjoy this fab dish!

INGREDIENTS

  • 700 g chicken thighs or chicken breasts
  • 100 g red pesto or green pesto
  • 400 ml fat free cream
  • 120 ml pitted olives
  • 225 g feta cheese, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • Coconut oil, for frying

COOKING METHOD

    1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
    1. Cut the chicken thighs or filLets into pieces. Season with salt and pepper and fry in coconut until golden brown.
    1. Mix pesto and heavy cream in a bowl.
    1. Place the fried chicken pieces in a baking dish together with olives, feta cheese and garlic. Add the pesto mix.
  1. Bake in oven for 20-30 minutes, until the dish has turned a nice color.

Serve with baby spinach or other leafy greens and your favourite low carb dressing.

hCG Phase 3 and 4 Dairy-free Coconut Cream with Berries

Miss yogurt in the morning? Try these three delicious dairy-free options with berries and coconut flavor!

Ingredients

  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 20 g fresh strawberries
  • 1 pinch vanilla extract
With Raspberries

  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 20 g Fresh raspberries
  • 1 pinch vanilla extract
With Blueberries

  • 100 ml coconut cream
  • 50 g blueberries
  • 1 pinch vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Mix together with a stick blender.

hCG phase 2 3 4 Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce

I’m not one for fish unless it is grilled, but this is a fish recipe that I do enjoy and that I use regularly.

Broiled fish topped with a quick garden tomato sauce using summer grape tomatoes, fresh basil and garlic. I served this over orzo for a complete meal.

This simple sauce is also great over fat free noodles, cauliflower mash or chicken.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 6 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lb grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • salt and fresh pepper
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • Weigh Less Spray and Cook
  • 4 pieces 100 gm’s flounder (or tilapia or sole or hake or any white fish of your choice)

DIRECTIONS

In a large skillet heat oil on high heat. Add garlic and cook until golden. Add tomatoes, salt and fresh pepper and reduce heat to low. Simmer for about 15 minutes, add fresh basil and cook another 5 minutes.