Chili Recipe for the hCG Diet.

Ingredients

  • 100 grams lean ground beef (less than 7% fat)
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbs. minced onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
  • Pinch of garlic powder
  • Pinch of onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Steps

Directions:

Brown ground beef in a small frying pan, add onions and garlic. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices an simmer slowly until liquid is reduced. The longer it cooks, the more tender and flavorful. Add a little water as needed to prevent burning. Serve with chopped green onion or tomato garnish and salt and pepper to taste

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable or fruit)

P3 modifications: Top with cheddar cheese and a dollop of sour cream.

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 Apricot Chicken

Ingredients:

  • 140g chicken breast
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1tsp minced garlic
  • 2tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 apricots, remove the stone & chopped
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Heat a pan (with a lid) over a medium heat.
  2. Add oil & chicken.
  3. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Lightly brown the chicken a few minutes on each side.
  5. Add the onions & garlic & cook for 5 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar & lemon juice to the pan & cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add the apricots & stock, when the stock comes to a bubble, cover the pan & reduce heat & simmer 10-15 minutes.

hCG Phase 2 Naartjie Grilled Chicken

INGREDIENTS
50g
 coconut oil
1¼ tsp ground cumin
2 tsp chopped sage
1 tsp chopped rosemary
4 naartjies
1 whole chicken
Salt and black pepper
6 baby red onions, quartered
2 tbsp honey, warmed
1 cube chicken stock

METHOD
1.
 Preheat oven to 220°C. Combine the coconut oil, cumin, sage, rosemary and zest of 1 naartjie. Rub all over the chicken, then season.
2. Slice one naartjie in half and stuff in the cavity. Slice another into segments (skin on) and place in a deep roasting dish along with the red onions. Place the chicken on top and place in the oven. Roast for 15 minutes before turning the temperature down to 180°C. Continue to roast for a further 15–25 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, combine the honey, juice of the remaining naartjies, chicken stock, salt and pepper in a bowl. Brush over the chicken 10 minutes before removing from the oven.
4. Create a neat slit next to the bone of the chicken’s leg, if the juices run clear, it is done. Remove from the oven and wrap in tinfoil. Leave to rest for 20 min before carving.

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 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.

 

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.