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HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 12:48 PM
You may eat any foods that do not contain STARCH or SUGAR. This is EXTREMELY important.

Increase your intake of proteins and low starch/low glycemic fruits and vegetables. A small amount of wine may be allowed.

Here come select recipes for HCG Diet phase III.

Feel free to share your recipes here :D

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Filling:
· 1 apple
· half small lemon
· 1 T water
· 2 t zsweet/granulated sugar sub. (adjust amount if not using zsweet)
· cinnamon

1. Preheat oven to 400.
2. Peel, core, and slice/chop apple.
3. Place apples in small baking dish.
4. Cover with juice of 1/2 small lemon, zsweet/sugar sub., water, and few dashes of cinnamon. Toss.

Topping:
· 1 grissini
· 1 t milk
· 1/2 t cinnamon
· 1/4 t nutmeg
· 1/4 t pumpkin pie spice

1. Grind grissini into a powder using food processor or coffee grinder.
2. Add milk in 1/4 t increments. Slowly stir until mixture forms a slightly moist crumbly topping.
3. Sprinkle on top of apple filling.

Bake:
1. Cover dish and bake 20 mins.
2. Remove cover and broil 1-2 mins to crisp topping.
3. Serve immediately.

NOTE: This is really filling and tastes so much like apple pie it almost feels like cheating!
This includes 1 t of your allowed 1 T milk for the day. Also includes your grissini and fruit portion for one meal. You can also totally omit the topping if you don't want to use a grissini portion.

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11-06-2009, 03:21 PM
· 3 egg whites
· 1 whole egg
· asparagus (allowed amount)
· 1-2 cloves minced garlic
· 1 T dehydrated minced onion
· 1 T water
· 1 t parsley
· salt/pepper (to taste)
· tabasco (optional)

1. Preheat pan over MED heat.
2. Snap woody ends off asparagus and discard.
3. Snap each asparagus spear into 2-3 pieces. Add to pan with garlic & heat through until tender.
4. Preheat oven to 400.
5. In bowl, mix eggs & water. Add asparagus, minced onion, parsley, salt/pepper.
6. Pour egg mixture into non-stick baking dish (or dish lined with parchment paper).
7. Place in oven and cook 10-15 mins until done.
8. Top with tabasco (optional) and serve immediately.

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11-06-2009, 03:22 PM
· 100g steak
· 1 T shake 'n bake
· 1 T liquid aminos
· 3-4 cloves minced garlic
· 1 stalk celery - sliced
· 1 onion - sliced
· 1 tomato - diced
· 1/2-1 c beef broth

1. Preheat pan over MED-HI heat.
2. Sprinkle steak with liquid aminos.
3. Dip steak in shake 'n bake, coating both sides.
4. Add steak to pan and brown on both sides.
5. Transfer steak to crockpot.
6. Cover with garlic, celery, onions, and diced tomato.
7. Top with beef broth. Don't stir!
8. Cover and cook on low until reaches desired doneness.
9. When done, serve immediately, and cover with juices from crockpot.

NOTE: This dish includes 3 vegetables which are meant only for flavor. When finished cooking, you can discard veggies, or choose to eat just one of them (as we aren't allowed to mix veggies on phase 2 per Dr S).

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:23 PM
2 pkgs (8 oz each) cream cheese

12 packages Nutrasweet (I use stevia - by taste)

3 lg eggs

3 tbsp fresh lemon juice

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

3 cups sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese & sweetener until smooth, about 3 mins. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add the lemon juice, vanilla & salt. Beat in the sour cream until just blended.

Grease an 8 " springform pan with 2.5" sides & line the bottom with greased parchment or waxed paper. Wrap the outside of the pan with a double layer of heavy duty foil to prevent seepage.

Pour the batter into the pan. Set the pan in a large roasting pan & surround with 1" of very hot water (to make a 'water bath'). Bake for 45 minutes. Turn off the oven without opening the door & let the cake cool for 1 hour.

Remove to a rack & cool to room temp, about 1 hour. Cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate overnight. Unmold the cake on to a plate.

Flavorings? Add instant decaf espresso powder mixed in a little water & it tastes fantastic!!!

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:24 PM
Serves: 4 person(s)
Pan-grilled steak accompanied by a light sauce made with mushrooms and Worcestershire sauce.

Ingredients:
4 lean beef steaks (3.5 oz each)
2 tsp vegetable oil, such as canola
1 small onion, sliced
6 1/2 oz mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup beef stock
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp chopped parsley
Directions:
Brush steak with a little oil to stop surface drying out and sticking to pan.

Cook on high in a heavy-based pan (preferably non-stick) until well sealed (about 2 to 3 minutes each side for boneless cuts, 3 to 4 minutes each side for bone-in cuts) before turning, using the juices which appear on uncooked side as an indication when steak is ready to turn.

For rare, remove immediately after sealing. For medium or well done, reduce heat to medium/low and continue cooking about 2 to 3 minutes each side for medium, 4 to 5 minutes each side for well done. For a really tender, juicy result, lean beef is best cooked to rare or medium only.

Test that the steak is cooked to your liking by pressing with tongs rather than cutting it. Cover and rest about 2 minutes before serving to retain juiciness.

While cooked steak is resting, add onion and mushrooms to pan. Cook 1 minute. Add stock and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until slightly reduced. Add parsley and any juices from rested steak. Serve over the steaks.
Variations: Serve with steamed seasonal vegetables and baked or mashed potatoes.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:25 PM
1 env. GOOD SEASONS Italian Salad Dressing & Recipe Mix
1 can (16 oz.) black beans, drained, rinsed
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen corn, thawed
1 cup chopped ripe mango
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
1/3 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup lime juice

MIX all ingredients until well blended; cover.
REFRIGERATE at least 1 hour.
SERVE with grilled chicken or tortilla chips.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:25 PM
4 Packs of Cream Cheese (try to find one without fillers)
Small Amount of Sour Cream
4 Eggs
1 T Vanilla
¼ To ½ C Stevia

Blend cream cheese and stevia and eggs. Add vanilla. Bake in a springform pan in a water bath at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Check with a toothpick in the middle to see if is done. Cool and remove from pan. Phase 4 Variation: add peanut butter, pumpkin, maple syrup, eggnog, chocolate chips, or pureed banana to the batter.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:26 PM
· 3/4 c milk
· 25-30 blueberries (I use frozen)
· 1 t sugar free chocolate syrup
· handful of ice

1. Add all ingredients to blender.
2. Blend until reaches desired consistency. Add more milk, if necessary.
3. Serve.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:27 PM
· salad greens
· 4 slices cooked NSA bacon, diced
· 1 tomato, diced
· 1 onion, chopped
· 1/2 cucumber, peeled & sliced
· 1 c bean sprouts
· 1/2 c mozzarella, shredded

1. Combine all ingredients in large bowl.

Dressing:
· 1/3 c NSA mayo (I use Duke's Mayonnaise)
· 1/4 c milk
· 1 T spicy mustard
· 1/2 t garlic powder
· black pepper

2. Combine all ingredients and whisk together.

TIP: This makes a nice family size side salad or a very large salad entree.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:27 PM
· 1 can pumpkin (be sure it's 100% pumpkin and not pie mix)
· 2 eggs
· 1 can evaporated milk
· 1 c zsweet
· 1 t cinnamon
· 1/2 t sea salt
· 1/2 t nutmeg
· 1/4 t ginger
· 1/4 t cloves
· unbaked pie crust

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
2. Combine all ingredients and pour into crust.
3. Bake 15 mins.
4. Reduce heat to 350 & bake 45 mins.
5. Cool completely before serving.

TIP: You can make this pie completely crustless, by pouring into a PAM-sprayed pie dish and following the same cooking instructions.

Pie Crust
· 6 oz pecan pcs
· 2 oz walnut pcs
· 2-4 T butter
· 2 T zsweet

1. In food processor, combine all ingredients and pulse until reaches desired consistency.
2. Press down into 9" pie dish.


TIP: This crust works for all sorts of pies, cheesecakes, or even as the 'crisp' in apple crisps.

If wanting to bake separately such as for a pudding pie, simply bake @ 350 for 10 mins, until lightly browned. Cool completely before filling.

HCG Weight Loss
11-06-2009, 03:29 PM
· asparagus, fresh, snapped into 2" pieces
· red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, roughly chopped
(I also sometimes add purple or green)
· red onion, roughly chopped
· zucchini, roughly chopped
· 2-3 cloves minced garlic
· olive oil
· salt/pepper (to taste)

1. Preheat oven to 450.
2. Place all the veggies on a baking sheet or roasting pan.
3. Toss with garlic, olive oil & salt/pepper. Coat thoroughly.
4. Arrange veggies in a single layer.
5. Roast 20-40 mins until tender, tossing every 10 mins.

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11-06-2009, 03:30 PM
· turkey breast, bone-in (I usually use 2 split breasts)
· 1 large onion, roughly chopped
· 2-3 stalks celery, chopped
· 2 c broth
· 1/2 c white wine
· 4-5 cloves minced garlic
· 1 t rosemary leaves
· 1/2 t poultry seasoning
· salt/pepper (to taste)

1. Put the onions, celery, and garlic on the bottom of crockpot.
2. Place the turkey breast on top.
3. Cover with broth.
4. In small bowl or measuring cup, combine wine, rosemary, poultry seasoning, salt/pepper and pour over the turkey breast.
5. Cook on low 6-8 hours.

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:05 PM
Cherry Coke Salad
from Celebrate LowCarb

1/2 cup cold water
3 packages unflavored Knox gelatin
4 cups flat diet cola
1 package unsweetened black cherry Kool aid
1 tablespoon liquid artificial sweetener
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut, grated or shredded (fresh or prepackaged)
1/2 cup chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Using a glass measuring cup, soften the gelatin in the cold water
for about 2 minutes, or until the gelatin is completely dissolved.
Microwave the dissolved gelatin on high for 1 1/2 minutes.
Stir well to blend and further dissolve.
Pour mixture into a large bowl.
Add the flat diet cola, unsweetened Kool Aid, and the liquid sweetener
to the gelatin mixture.
Stir the mixture until there is no fizz left at all.
Take 1 cup of the mixture and put it in the blender with the cream cheese.
Process until completely blended and smooth.
Pour the cream cheese mixture back into the large bowl with the
reserved gelatin mixture and stir it to blend everything thoroughly.
Refrigerate until the mixture begins to thicken, stirring occasionally
to keep the cream cheese thoroughly incorporated.
When the mixture is thickened (about the consistency of uncooked egg whites),
add the remaining ingredients and stir gently to blend.
Transfer the mixture to a gelatin mold or pretty serving dish.
Place it back in the refrigerator to finish setting up.
When serving, you may garnish this with sweetened whipped cream if you wish.

Serves 8 @ 2.41 grams carbohydrates per serving.

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:05 PM
Deep Dish Pizza Crust
Title: Deep Dish Pizza Crust
Categories: Main Dish
Yield: 8 Servings

4 oz Cream Cheese,Room Temperature
2 Eggs, Whisked
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese (Dry Grated)
1/4 t Oregano
1/4 t Garlic Powder
4 oz Mozzarella Cheese, Shredded
4 oz Cheddar, Shredded
,
Whisk together eggs and cream cheese - add parmesan, oregano and
garlic powder. Stir in mozzarella and cheddar cheese until moistened.
Well grease a 9x13 baking pan, do not use metal, use glass. Bake at
375 for 25 minutes. Take out and let cool about 5 minutes. Take a
spatula and gently separate from pan and put on a cookie sheet to cool
completely. Works best if you refrigerate until use. When all cool,
add toppings to desire! Bake at 375 until all bubbly

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:06 PM
This recipe serves: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes

Ingredients
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped, fresh spinach leaves
4 tablespoons diced Vidalia onion
4 large eggs
salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Cooking Instructions
1. Heat the oil in a 8" non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
2. Add the onions to the pan and cook for about 2 minutes.
Add the spinach and cook one minute more.
Remove the vegetables and set aside.
Wipe the pan clean so that it can be reused for the eggs.
3. Whisk the eggs with the salt and pepper until well blended.
4. Pour the eggs and vegetables into the frying pan and stir constantly
over low heat with a rubber spatula.
5. When the eggs have reached the desired degree of doneness, put them on
warm plates and serve immediately.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 egg
Calories 80
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Protein 7 g
Total Carbohydrate 2 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Sodium 152 mg
Percent Calories from Fat 56%
Percent Calories from Protein 34%
Percent Calories from Carbohydrate 9%

Make it Lower Fat: Substitute 4 egg whites for 2 of the whole eggs.

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:06 PM
French Toast Eggs

2 eggs beaten well with 2 T. cream
vanilla
1 pack of sweetener or 6 drops of liquid splenda
add as much cinnamon as you like, about 2 tsp +

Mix in cinnamon until it is very dark.
You need to keep stirring (i use a fork)
because cinnamon is hard to mix in.
Melt butter in a non stick sauté pan or omelet pan or a skillet.
Medium heat.
Pour it in (use a plastic spatula and scrape out the bowl or most of the cinnamon stays in there) and cover until set.
You want this to set up but not so hot that the
bottom will start to burn.
Sprinkle one more pack of sweetener over the top
and another sprinkle of cinnamon.

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:07 PM
1 cup low carb white milk
1 cup coffee (instant)
4 ice cubes
Splenda to taste (or sweetener of your choice)
Sugarfree Hazelnut or french vanilla flavored syrups
(find them in the coffee isle)

only 3 carbs
(about 6 carbs if you use 2%milk)

I make up some coffee ahead of time and put it in the fridge its a time saver....
I had two of these yesterday, it was an awesome little treat....
I cant believe how easy and cheap this was, the syrup was a little pricey
but I only use 2 Tablespoons so it will last me forever....
and to think I use to go to Starbucks and get these, I was
shelling out over 4 dollars a pop for this......

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:09 PM
To make this Phase 3 legal and low carb anytime, use large lettuce
leaves in place of the tortillas and roll the ingredients in those.
Or, eat as a salad and forget the wraps.

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Chicken, Apple and Walnut Wraps

This recipe serves: 4
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

For the chicken, apple and walnuts:
1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
pinch of salt
10 black peppercorns
Juice of 1 lemon
2 sprigs fresh thyme
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 4 ounces each
1/2 cup non-fat sour cream
2 apples, cored and chopped
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped, fresh parsley
1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
salt and pepper

For the wraps:
4 large flour tortillas
4 large lettuce leaves (romaine, bibb or green leaf), shredded

Cooking Instructions

For the chicken, apple and walnuts:
1. In a large saucepan combine the wine, salt, peppercorns, lemon juice
and thyme. Add the chicken breasts and enough water to cover them.
Bring the liquid to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let the chicken cool in the liquid.
2. In a large bowl, mix the sour cream, apples, celery, red onion and
parsley together.
3. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, remove it from the liquid.
(Discard the liquid.) Cut the chicken into small pieces, add it to the sour
cream mixture and toss.
Season to taste with salt and pepper, and stir in the walnuts.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.

For the wraps:
4. Lay the tortillas out and divide the chicken mixture among the tortillas
and spreading it out in the center of the tortilla. Divide the shredded
lettuce among the tortillas and tightly roll each tortilla into a cylinder,
ending with the seam side down.
5. Cut the wraps in half on the diagonal and serve.

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:09 PM
Worcestershire Chicken

2 to 3 pounds chicken pieces
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons lemon pepper

Place chicken in a large greased casserole.
Spread butter on each piece of chicken.
Sprinkle with lemon pepper and Worcestershire sauce.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

Serves 4 to 6

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:10 PM
Pumpkin bake

8oz cream cheese, softened
5 eggs
1/2 c. splenda (substitute your sweetener of choice)
large can of pumpkin
1/2 Tb. pumpkin pie spice
1 t. cinnamon

Combine all ingredients.
Pour batter into a glass baking dish that has been
sprayed with nonstick spray.
Bake in a 350 oven until center is done -
it will look 'puffed', but will shrink down as it cools.
Makes 4 large servings w/ approx. 6 carbs per serving.

Can also be baked in individual muffin cups

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:11 PM
HAM AND PEPPER JACK QUICHE

6 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded
3/4 cup diced ham
Dash of minced chives (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste (go easy on the salt)

Beat the eggs, cream, chives, salt and pepper well. Put the cheese and
ham in a greased pie plate and mix slightly. Pour the egg mixture evenly
over the cheese. Bake at 350º for 35-45 minutes until a knife inserted
in the center comes out clean. Makes 6-8 servings (6 servings - 2 carbs
each) (8 servings - 1.5 carbs each)

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:11 PM
CHEDDAR AND ONION QUICHE

1 medium onion, chopped
1-2 T. butter
6 eggs
1 cup heavy cream
8 oz. cheddar, shredded
1/2 t. salt
Dash pepper
Dash garlic powder

Sauté' the onion in butter until tender. Grease a 9-10" pie plate.
Arrange the cheese evenly in the plate; top with the onions. Beat the
eggs, cream and seasonings. Pour evenly over onions. Bake at 350º 35-40
minutes until knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Let stand 10
minutes before cutting. Makes 6-8 servings (6 servings - 4 carbs each)
(8 servings - 3 carbs each)

Variation: Add 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms and sauté' along with the
onions. (6 servings - 5.5 carbs each) (8 servings - 4 carbs each)

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:12 PM
CRUSTLESS SPINACH QUICHE

2 oz. onion, chopped
2 medium mushrooms, sliced
1 T. butter
9-10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained very well*
2/3 cup diced ham (optional)
5 eggs
12 oz. cheddar, shredded
1/8 t. pepper
1/2 t. salt

Sauté' the onion and mushrooms in the butter until tender. Add the
spinach and ham; stir and cook until heated and mixed well. Put the
cheese in a greased 10" pie plate. Mix in the spinach mixture. Beat the
eggs, salt and pepper. Pour evenly over spinach; mix well. Bake 350º for
25-35 minutes. Makes 6 servings (4 carbs each)

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:13 PM
FRESH TOMATO AND BASIL QUICHE

Olive oil
1 cup onion, slivered
1 clove garlic, minced
3 oz. shredded mozzarella
4 oz. Roma tomatoes, sliced thin
1/4 cup fresh basil, shredded fine
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup water
1/4 t. pepper
1/2 t. salt
6 eggs

Grease a 10" quiche pan. Sauté the onions and garlic in oil until
slightly browned. Spread in bottom of quiche pan. Top with the cheese.
Arrange tomato slices over the cheese. Top with basil. Mix the cream,
water, salt, pepper and eggs; whisk well. Pour evenly over everything in
the pan. Bake at 350º for 35 minutes until knife inserted in center
comes out clean. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Makes 6 servings
(5 carbs each)

HCG Weight Loss
11-08-2009, 05:13 PM
Mock Mashed Potatoes

2 Servings

This is a recipe from Lauri Ann Randolph's book
"Lauri's Low-Carb Recipe Collection"

Ingredients:
2 cups cauliflower, finely chopped
1 TBS sour cream, or more to taste
1 TBS butter
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Steam or microwave cauliflower until very soft.
Drain Well.
Put it into blender with butter and sour cream, blend.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve hot.

Note: Frozen cauliflower works very well.

6 grams of carbs per serving