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    hCG Diet Approved: 8 Satisfying Low-Calorie Recipes

    The hCG Diet has helped countless men and women achieve their weight management and fitness goals. Discover eight low-calorie recipes perfect for the Maintenance (phase 2) and Stabilisation (phase 3) stages of the hCG program. Learn more about hCG here.

    Main Courses

     rosemary chickenRosemary Chicken:
    • 1 chicken breast
    • 1⁄2 tea spn rosemary
    • 1 slice/ serving melba toast crumbs
    • 1⁄4 tea spn onion powder
    • 1⁄4 tea spn garlic powder
    • 1⁄4 cup chicken broth
    • 3 tbl spn lemon juice
    • 1 pinch lemon zest
    • Salt and pepper to taste

    Marinate chicken in lemon juice, salt, and rosemary. Mix spices and toast crumbs together. Coat chicken in spice/toast mix and place in baking dish. Add broth and top chicken with left over spice mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until fully cooked. Use lemon juice salt and pepper to season further if desired. Serves one.

    Chicken Apple Sausage:

    • 20 to 30 grams of ground chicken breast
    • 2 tbl spn minced apple
    • 2 tbl spn chicken broth
    • 2 tbl spn apple juice
    • 1 tbl spn minced onion
    • 1 pinch onion powder
    • 1 pinch cinnamon
    • 1 pinch garlic powder
    • 1 pinch nutmeg
    • 1 pinch cayenne
    • 1 serving melba toast crumbs

    Mix together the ground chicken, diced apple, and dry spices in bowl. Add minced onion and apple juice and mix together thoroughly. Form 2-3 round patties and fry in chicken broth until fully cooked. Deglaze with water one time to meld flavours together. Serves one.

     ginger shrimpSweet Ginger Shrimp:

    • 20 to 30 grams of shrimp
    • 1/4 cup vegetable broth
    • 2 tbl spn lemon juice
    • 2 tbl spn orange juice
    • 1/4 teaspoon minced ginger
    • pinch of garlic
    • pinch of onion powder
    • pinch of chili powder
    • salt, pepper, and stevia to taste

    Mix spices with vegetable broth. Sauté with shrimp in small saucepan stirring constantly until cooked. Add water to deglaze pan when necessary. Serves one.

    Side Dishes & Appetisers

    Ceviche

    • 20 to 30 grams of white fish or shrimp, cooked and chilled
    • 1 minced clove of garlic
    • 3 tbl spn lemon juice
    • 1 or 2 tomato diced
    • chopped cilantro
    • 1/2 tea spn hot sauce
    • 1 tbl spn chopped onion
    • salt, pepper, and cayenne to taste

    Mix together fish or shrimp, lemon juice, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Then stir in diced tomato, and hot sauce. Add last seasonings to taste. Chill for one hour to marinate ingredients. Serves one.

    Grilled Asparagus with Rosemary Lemon Sauce

    GrilledAsparagus• Asparagus Spears
    • 1/4 tea spn rosemary
    • 1/2 lemon
    • pinch of garlic powder
    • pinch of onion powder
    • 1 clove minced garlic
    • salt, pepper and cayenne to taste

    Marinate asparagus in juice from lemon, with rind, garlic, salt, cayenne, and black pepper. Steam or grill asparagus. Cook remaining marinade with 1⁄2 cup water, cook down to half the liquid. Pour over cooked asparagus. Garnish with lemon wedges, salt and pepper to taste. Serves one.

     

    Sweet Cucumber Salad (Oriental style)

    • 1 cucumber sliced & diced
    • 2 tbl spn apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tea spn minced onion
    • 1 tbl spn lemon juice
    • cayenne and stevia to taste

    Mix all ingredients together, allow to marinate for 15 min. Chill then serve. Serves one.

    Desserts

    chocolate strawberryDark Chocolate flavoured Orange or Strawberry Slices
    • 1 orange peeled and sliced or 1 cup of sliced strawberries
    • dark chocolate stevia extract

    Lay orange slices or strawberry slices in bowl or on small plate. Drizzle liquid stevia over slices until desired sweetness is reached. Chill and serve. Serves one.

    Apple Cookies

    • pulp from 1 apple
    • pinch of nutmeg
    • 1/8 tea spn cinnamon
    • 1/8 tea spn vanilla powder
    • 1 tbl spn lemon juice
    • stevia to taste

    Mix pulp with stevia and spices and form into cookies. Bake for 15-20 min at 350 or until lightly brown. Serves one.

    References:

    Essential Source, I. (n.d.). HCG Nutrition Guide. Essential Source . Phoenix, AZ.

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