Triumph HCG by HCG Diet
HCG diet is a low calorie diet that allows only 500 calories per day for the person to help shed the extra pounds from the body. This low calorie diet should be followed for as long as the HCG in any form is being taken. It is also continued for an additional 3 days after stopping the HCG dose. This is because the body may still have the traces if this HCG hormone and following the diet helps utilize every part of it to lose weight.
There are not many food ingredients that are allowed during the Phase 2 and Phase 3 of this HCG diet but the options to have a decent meal is not limited. Here are a few HCG recipes that you can use for the phase 2 and phase 3 of the HCG diet.
Table of Contents
- HCG very low calorie diet recipes – Phase 2
- HCG recipes Phase 2- Soups and Salad
- HCG chicken recipes for Phase 2
- Phase 2 HCG recipes- Desserts
- Other HCG Phase 2 recipes
- HCG maintenance phase recipes
HCG Very Low Calorie Diet Recipes – Phase 2
These HCG very low calorie diet recipes are applicable for the Phase 2 of the HCG protocol. Here you need to be highly careful with the portions and the ingredients that you add. Here are a few options for the meals (lunch and dinner), soups, salad, desserts, chicken recipes and other few popular HCG diet recipes that are easy to make with very few ingredients.
HCG Recipes Phase 2- Soups And Salad
HCG French Onion Soup: Soups are healthy filling as snacks as well as, as part of the main meals of the Phase 2 of HCG diet. This Phase 2 HCG recipe is quite easy to make and is low in calorie also. All it takes are 1 onion, 2 cups of beef broth, and 3-4 garlic cloves, ½ tsp of sugar substitute and ¼ tsp of black pepper.
Cook the garlic crushed and chopped onion in a pan for a good 5-10 minutes. Add the sugar substitute (optional, you can ski this if you don’t have a sugar teeth) and cook for another few minutes until the onion is well caramelized. Add the beef broth and bring to boil. Turn to simmer for at least 20-30 minutes until the soup thickens. Add salt and pepper to taste and have it hot. This recipe has about 99 calories with 15 gms of carbs and 2 gm of fiber in it.
Sunomono (Japanese Cucumber Salad): Everybody knows that cucumber is one of the least calorie foods. HCG phase 2 can highly benefit with this vegetable with its low calorie status and makes an excellent ingredient for a salad. It can stand alone as a salad itself, but here is a recipe that has some added natural flavors to make it tastier.
The Sunomono Japanese cucumber salad needs 300gm of cucumber sliced, salt to taste, a little of rice vinegar, stevia, 2 tsp of Bragg’s liquid aminos and some grated ginger.
Cut the cucumber into slices and transfer into a large bowl. Sprinkle some salt over it and let it stand for half an hour in room temperature. The cucumber will be soft by this time. Drain the water and rinse the slices thoroughly under running water. Mix the other ingredients in another bowl and add the rinsed cucumber slices into it. Mix well and refrigerate. The chilled salad would be ready to eat within an hour or so. This makes about 3 servings of salad.
This recipe makes only 13 calories but high in protein content due to the aminos added in it. The protein content here is 414 gms. It also has a high amount of sodium, so you may want to reduce the salt and try to keep it low.
HCG Chicken Recipes For Phase 2
Kung Pao Chicken: Weigh 100 gms of raw chicken with its fat removed and cut it into small chunks You will also need to chop an onion to make a handful, a teaspoon of sambel olek, 1 part each of Bragg’s aminos and rice vinegar to make the marinade, 3 cloves of garlic and 1 tsp of fresh ginger for seasoning. The ingredients for the sauce are ½ cup of water, 1-2 teaspoons of liquid aminos, 1 teaspoon rice vinegar and some salt to taste.
Marinate the chicken with the marinade and refrigerate it for 30-60 minutes, minimum. In a pan, cook the marinated chicken and sambel olek for a few minutes over the pan and keep aside. Cook the onions until tender and add the seasoning in it. Add the sauce ingredients and cool to desired consistency. Bring the chicken back in the pan with the onion and cause mix. When combined well transfer it into a serving bowl and with some sprinkled red pepper flakes.
Grilled chicken with apple noodles and kale: Season 100gms of chicken breast with some salt and pepper and grill it without sticking. In a pot, add some extra virgin olive oil, chopped garlic, and sate it until tender. Add the apple noodles (grated apple) with the garlic and stir well. Add sesame seeds (1/2 teaspoon), 2 cups of kale and cook. Add some lemon juice and 1 tablespoon Braggs and mix well. Add salt and pepper as needed.
It doesn’t take much for this recipe to be ready. Once the chicken is grilled, sauté the other ingredients until they are softened one by one. Transfer the cooked content into a serving dish and place the grilled chicken over it.
Phase 2 HCG Recipes-Desserts
Apple pie crumble: Apple pie is a popular dessert but for the HCG Phase 2 this recipe is modified to accommodate the low calorie limit of the program. It takes 1 medium sized apple, 3 packets of stevia, 1 grissini sticks made into halves, 1 ½ tablespoons of cinnamon powder.
Preheat the oven at 350 F. core the apple and chop it into small bite size pieces. Crush one half of the grissini stick into powder with the fingers and mix it with some water, 1 packet of stevia and ½ tbsp of cinnamon powder to make the crust of the pie. Once the crust is ready, line it on to a muffin tin and fill it with the apple pieces. Top this mix with the other half of grissini powdered with one pack of stevia and rest of the cinnamon.
Cook this apple pie for 15-20 minutes until the apple is well cooked and soft. Remove from the oven and let it cool. This is one serving of the HCG Phase 2 recipe for a dessert. All you need to be careful is with the stevia. Avoid any kind of stevia that has ingredients ending with –tol, -dextrin or –ose.
HCG Diet Cinnamon Grapefruit: There are not many fruits that are safe for HCG Phase 2. Grapefruit comes highly recommended but the allowed portion for this fruit is only half. What can one do with half a fruit? Well this half grapefruit could be turned into a tasty dessert with some cinnamon and a little of stevia to taste.
Cut the grapefruit into 2 halves. Save one half for later. With the remaining half, using a spoon, carefully remove the pulp of the fruit from the rind. Now cut the pulp into small pieces and also scrape the remaining pulp from the peel. Keep the grapefruit juicy. If the fruit is dry sprinkle some water to moisten it or leave it as it is.
Mix the grapefruit slices with cinnamon and some salt to taste. Transfer the slices back into the grapefruit and broil it in the over for 5-6 minutes until it caramelizes. The dessert is ready. Just make sure to get the HCG safe stevia for the sweet taste or you can entirely skip the stevia if you want.
Other HCG Phase 2 Recipes
Scrambled eggs with tomato: Eggs whites are safe for HCG so take 4 egg whites and 1 yolk and beat them well. You will need ¼ of a tomato sliced, 1-2 garlic cloves minced, 2 tbsp of minced onion with some salt and pepper for taste. Cook the onion, garlic, and tomato together on a pan until the tomato is cooked. Add the beaten egg mix and scramble it until well cooked. You have the one serving of HCG safe scrambled eggs with tomato ready.
Low carb lettuce wrap: This makes a healthy lunch for HCG Phase2. Take 100 gms of lean ground beef or steak, 1 tbsp of minced onion, 1 clove of garlic crushed and minced, some garlic powder, onion powder and dried oregano, fresh cilantro chopped, cayenne pepper, black pepper and salt to taste and some lettuce leaves.
Brown the beef or steak and then add the onions, garlic, and all the spices to taste and cook in simmer for 5-10 minutes until everything is well blend. Add salt to taste. Serve it like taco but wrapping the cooked beef in lettuce leaves. A side dip made of tomatoes of salsa can add the extra punch to this recipe. This recipe makes up for 143 calories and some 21 gms of protein in it.
Shirataki noodles recipes HCG: Shirataki noodles are not part of the HCG diet food items listed by Dr. Simeons. When the HCG protocol was formulated noodles were not the accepted food item globally. But now it is not the case. The Shirataki noodles are made of high fiber Knjac root that is soluble. This has no calories at all. It has got longer shelf life and taste as good and real as the original noodles. Cook the Shirataki noodles as you do with other noodles, toss in the low calorie, accepted vegetables in it, seasoning it to your taste and you are done. It can be made into chow mien, pasta or just plain as noodle recipe.
HCG Maintenance Phase Recipes
The maintenance phase or the phase 3 of the HCG diet is equally important as the first 2 phases. During the hcg diet maintenance phase, the calorie intake is only slightly increased but most of the ingredients are still off the limits. Though the protein portion and carbohydrates are slightly increases, it is still not easy to come up with a recipe for this phase where the body weight must be constant for a month. Here are a few ideas!
Chicken Fajita: It is not easy to prepare 2 types of food for every meal. This is harder when you are on HCG diet and the other family members need normal food. Here is one recipe that can be used in both ways. Cook some chicken and keep it aside. You need tomatoes to make the salsa, cheese, sour cream as optional ingredients and a few veggies of your choice with onion and bell pepper as mandatory. Zucchini or squash goes well with this preparation.
Sauté the vegetables in a little of olive oil until it is cooked. Now mix the cooked chicken with your choice of seasoning and mince it well. Spread the chicken on a serving dish and distribute some of the sautéed vegetables over this. Top it with some sour cream or shredded cheese or plainly with some freshly made salsa. You have the Phase 3 lunch ready for you. The other family members could use the sautéed vegetables for their tortillas and you are done!
Grilled squash is a very easy recipe and makes a snack or starters for the Phase 3 HCG diet. Thin slice some zucchini of your choice, or yellow squash. Cut it the long way. Brush the slices with olive oil or garlic infused olive oil and sprinkle some salt and pepper over them. Grill it to satisfaction and serve hot. You may also add some shredded cheese over it.
Creamy Colesaw: You will need a large head of cabbage shredded, 3 tablespoons of mayo (unsweetened), 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar, 8-10 drops of liquid stevia, ¼ tsp celery salt and some poppy seeds. Mix all the seasoning ingredients together in a bowl and divide the seasoning. Toss in the shredded cabbage into the bowl and mix well. Once mixed, add in the other half of the seasoning portion as required. Dividing the portion allows you to adjust the taste and control the amount of seasoning.
The advantage of this recipe is that, without the mayo, this can be used as part of the Phase 2 of HCG diet.
Lemongrass smoothie recipe: Chop some lemongrass stalk and remove the outer rough layers. Save the inner layers and crush them a little with the knife. Transfer them into a pan and add 4 cups of water and bring to boil. Add some kaffir lemon leaves as well. Simmer for a good 20-60 minutes. Strain the mix once it is cooled and transfer the liquid into ice cubes.
Now take ½ cup each of coconut milk and sliced mango into a blender. Add a tablespoon full of protein powder into this and add some of the lemongrass ice cubes and some stevia also. Blend well until smooth. The Thai smoothie with lemongrass and coconut is ready to serve.