P2 HCG strawberry cheesecake

HCG Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe for HCG Phase 2


4 large strawberries (plus 1 for topping)

100 grams nonfat cottage cheese

1 tablespoon fat free milk

5 Vanilla or Strawberry Flavor drops or to taste ( I use the Tony Ferguson Infusion Drops)

Stevia to taste


Puree strawberries with cottage cheese, milk, Stevia, and Flavor drops. Serve chilled.


Freeze for a frozen treat. Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 fruit) – 17.5 gram protein – .5 gram fat – 115 calories

Phase 3 modifications: Substitute mixed berries, top with whipped cream or serve as a dip with fruit.

hCG Diet Spearmint Glazed Chicken

Honey Mint Grilled Chicken
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 35 minutes
  • Marinating time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6


  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 chicken, cut into parts after removing skin
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh spearmint (or 2 tablespoons dried spearmint)


1 Marinate the chicken: Place chicken pieces in a bowl after removing skin. Mix vinegar with oil and pour over chicken pieces. Turn chicken pieces so that all are coated with the simple marinade. Let marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.

2 Make honey spearmint glaze: In a small bowl mix honey, spearmint, and just enough water for a good basting consistency. Set aside for glazing the chicken.

3 Grill the chicken: Prepare grill for medium high heat. Remove chicken pieces from marinade. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Place chicken pieces on the hot grill. Cook for approximately 25-40 minutes, covered, turning every 7 or 8 minutes.

4 Baste with the glaze: For the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, baste all sides with the honey spearmint mixture. The chicken is done when the juices run clear (not pink) when a knife tip is inserted into both the chicken breast

Note that although the breast pieces are bigger, they may finish cooking earlier than thighs.

hCG Diet Ginger Licorice Tea (use sparingly on phase 2 and 3)

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1.89 liters water

8 grams licorice root

fresh ginger (finger’s length, sliced)


Boil up and us sparingly as a lovely refreshing drink

Reduces Stress

Over time, stress can leave the adrenal gland exhausted by constantly producing adrenaline and CORTISOL. Licorice supplements can give the ADRENAL GLAND some relief. Licorice root extract can stimulate the adrenal gland, which promotes a “healthy level of cortisol in the body. “

Why does cortisol increase Weight Gain

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands. Whenever you experience something your body perceives as a threat, like a large dog barking at you, a chemical known as adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH) is released in your brain. This triggers your adrenal glands to release cortisol and adrenaline.

Cortisol is the main hormone involved in stress and the fight-or-flight response. This is a natural and protective response to a perceived threat or danger. Increased levels of cortisol result in a burst of new energy and strength.

In the fight-or-flight response, cortisol suppresses any functions that are unnecessary or detrimental to that response. During a fight-or-flight response, you can have:

  • a rapid heart rate
  • dry mouth
  • stomach upset
  • diarrhea
  • panic

Cortisol release also:

  • suppresses your growth processes
  • suppresses your digestive system
  • suppresses your reproductive system
  • changes how your immune system responds

Chili Recipe for the hCG Diet.


  • 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



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 phase 3 and 4 Osso Buco

This is one awesome recipe – I love it and hope you will too.


1.8kg veal shank, cut across the bone in 2 slices

2 tablespoons coconut oil

1 small onion, chopped

1 small carrots, chopped

3 garlic cloves, chopped

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup diced tomatoes, with their juice

1 cup dry white wine

1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves

2 tablespoons lemon zest or 2 strips lemon peel (2 x 1/2-inch)

1 tablespoon unsalted butter

1 tablespoon grated Parmesan

1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley


In a large, heavy-bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat. Pat shanks dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown in oil, two or three at a time. Transfer to a plate.

Add onion, carrot, garlic and salt to the pan and cook 5 minutes, until tender. Add tomatoes, wine and oregano. Return veal to pot.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low. Simmer until veal is very tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Transfer veal to a serving platter.

Cook sauce, uncovered 10 minutes more, until slightly thickened; remove lemon peel. Add parsley. Pour sauce over shanks.


I adapted this recipe for Phase 2 when I felt like having Osso Buco, and you can too.  Just leave off the items that you cannot have.

hCG Phase 1,2,3,4 Roasted Garlic

“I love garlic! It’s so easy to roast, and there are so many different ways to do it.


1 medium head garlic (or however many you may need)

2 tablespoons coconut oil


Method 1: Preheat oven125 degrees C. Slice 1/4 inch off top of garlic bulb. Place in a small baking dish and drizzle with coconut oil. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes, until outside is lightly browned and garlic cloves are soft. When cool enough to touch, squeeze each clove to extract softened garlic.

I often mix my garlic with olives as well as baby onions and baby tomatoes.  It makes for an awesome side dish for a braai, roast or for that matter any other meal.

hCG Phase 2 Grilled Sardines With Lemon, Garlic, and Paprika

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If you love sardines and you love your braai’s in the summer, then this is a stunner of a dish to cook for your friends and family.

Because of their small size, sardines make for a quick and easy to prepare finger food option. When quickly crisped over an open flame.


3 medium garlic cloves, finely minced (about 1 tablespoon)

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/4 cup fresh juice from about 2 lemons

1 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

450 gms fresh sardines, cleaned, scaled, and gutted

Fine Himalayan salt

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Lemon wedges, for serving



Combine the garlic, coconut oil, lemon juice, paprika, and black pepper in a small bowl and whisk well to combine. Arrange the sardines in a single layer on the bottom of a shallow baking dish and pour the marinade over the fish. Turn the fish to ensure they are coated evenly, and spoon some of the marinade into the cavity of each fish. Set aside to marinate for 30 minutes.


On the braai/grill when all the charcoal is lit and covered with gray ash, pour out and arrange the coals in an even layer on the charcoal grate. Set cooking grate in place, cover grill and allow to preheat for 5 minutes. Alternatively, set all of the burners on a gas grill to the highest heat setting, cover, and preheat for 10 minutes. Clean and oil the grilling grate.


Remove the sardines from the marinade and grill over direct heat until well-charred, 2 to 3 minutes. Using a metal spatula or fish turner, flip the sardines over and grill until charred on second side and cooked through, about 2 minutes longer. Transfer the sardines to a large platter and season with salt. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.

hCG Phase 2 Skillet chicken, mushroom and spinach

Low in fat but big on flavorâ this healthy, vitamin-rich meal of tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, and chicken goes from stove top to table in a flash.


4 Skinless boneless chicken breasts

Himalayan salt

Black Pepper

1 can diced tomatoes (drained)

1 bag fresh baby spinach

2 cups thinly sliced fresh mushrooms

1/2 cup mozarella cheese


1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Coat a large nonstick skillet with low fat cooking spray, and place it over medium heat. When it’s hot, add the chicken and cook for 5 to 10 minutes, or until it’s no longer pink and the juices run clear.

3. Remove the chicken to a plate, covering to keep it warm. Add the garlic to the pan. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the tomatoes, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until the liquid is reduced by half. Put the chicken back in the pan and stir. Adjust the seasoning, if necessary.

4. Sprinkle with the parmesan cheese just before serving


hCG Phase 2 Chicken tray bake with roast apples and thyme

Chicken tray bake with roast apples and thyme

This is one super, tasty, delicious winter warmer Bettabods! I continually keep searching for recipes that are suitable for when I am having guests over, and I do believe this is one of the better recipes I’ve tried recently.
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