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I was extremely skeptical of this diet until my reproductive endocrinologist suggested I do it since nothing else had worked to allow me to ovulate in 9 years. I started ovulating immediately after doing the 40 days of Phase 2 and got pregnant within 2 months! Not to mention I lost tons of weight too! This diet also allowed me to lose the baby weight.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #17: GRANITA HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD

GRANITA HEIRLOOM TOMATO SALAD
serves 6

1 T red wine vinegar
2 t olive oil
1/4 t salt
8 oz peeled & seeded heirloom tomatoes
4 assorted heirloom tomatoes, cut 1/4 inch thick slices
1/2 t pepper
1/4 salt
basil leaves (optional)

To make the granita:
Blend vinegar, oil, salt & 8oz tomatoes until smooth. Place in 8" baking dish, cover and freeze.
When frozen, remove and scrape with a fork.

Lay slices of tomatoes on serving platter and top with granita.
Sprinkle with basil leaves if desired.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #16: KALE CHIPS

KALE CHIPS
approx 175 calories for the WHOLE thing!

1 bunch kale
1 T olive oil
1 t sea salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or use your seasoned pizza stone.

Remove leave from thick stems using clean kitchen scissors; then tear into bit size pieces.
Wash well and dry completely. If you don't have a salad spinner, like I don't, lay out clean kitchen towels and let them dry on there for a couple of hours. 

Place kale pieces in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Fold well to coat. 
In batches, arrange kale pieces on the pizza stone and sprinkle with salt.

Bake 10-15 minutes until edges are brown but not burnt. 

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #15: SWEDISH NUTS

SWEDISH NUTS

makes approx 2 Cups
404 calories per 1/4 C - approx 12-13 pieces

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Beat 2 egg whites until soft peaks form. 

Add in 1 C powdered stevia, 1 pinch salt & 1/2 t vanilla and beat until stiff peaks form.

Fold in 1 lb pecan halves.

Place 1/2 C butter in a 9x13 pan and put in oven to melt. 

Evenly spread nuts over butter and bake for 30 minutes, stirring and turning every 8 minutes.

Place on foil and cool.

Store in airtight container for up to 3 weeks.


HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #14: CHOCOLATE CHIP & COCONUT COOKIES

CHOCOLATE CHIP & COCONUT COOKIES
makes 20 (1/4 C) cookies
approx 164 calories per cookie

Mix:
1/2 C coconut oil, melted
1 C powdered stevia
5 (1 1/4 C) egg beaters
1/2 t vanilla
1/8 t salt

Stir in:
1 1/2 C non sweetened coconut
3/4 C unsweetened chocolate chips
3/4 C nuts
1 C coconut flour

Drop or roll into balls and place on pizza stone or cookie sheet.
Note: They will not spread.
Bake in preheated oven 375 degrees for 14-15 minutes.



Wednesday, April 27, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #13: CHEESECAKE

CHEESECAKE
servings 8
95 calories each

2 eggs
2 t vanilla
 1 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
1/4 C stevia
16 oz fat free cream cheese, softened
2 T melted butter

Blend eggs, vanilla, yogurt and stevia. Slowing incorporate cream cheese and butter. Mix until well blended. 

Put into a greased 10" spring form pan and bake in preheated oven at 350 degrees for 35 - 40 minutes. 

Refrigerate to thicken.

Add whatever topping you want. 

For a snack, I had a slice drizzled with Walden Farm's 0 calorie chocolate syrup on top. 
For tonight, I'll make a strawberry compote made with stevia to top my piece with. 

Suggestions: whipped cream, nuts, chocolate, fruit compotes, etc.


HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #12: CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA


CAULIFLOWER CRUST PIZZA
makes 1 large pizza (4 servings)

3-4 cooked cauliflower, mashed or pureed
2 eggs
2 C low fat mozzarella
2 t oregano
2 t parsley
tomato or Alfredo sauce
toppings
mozzarella

Combine pureed cauliflower, eggs, mozzarella, oregano & parsley well. Using a spatula, spread evenly onto a pizza stone or greased baking sheet to the edges. If you make the crust thicker, you'll be able to hold it like a piece of pizza. The round individual pizzas are easy to hold too.


Bake in a preheated oven of 450 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


Remove and spread sauce on then toppings and mozzarella. 

Place under broiler until cheese is melted.


HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #11: FLIP OVER EGGS

FLIP OVER EGGS

1 t butter
1 egg
1 T milk
1 slice cheddar

Melt butter in skillet.

Whisk egg & milk then cook. Flip once.

Add cheese to top for 10 seconds or until melted. 

Flip half the egg over onto itself.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #10: PEANUT BUTTER DIP with APPLES

PEANUT BUTTER DIP with APPLES

Mix equal parts of Greek yogurt & peanut butter then add stevia to taste. Serve with apple slices.

This made a great breakfast!

Monday, April 25, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #9: ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA & CAULIFLOWER PUREE

I seriously could eat this every day for the rest of my life. Delish!

ALMOND CRUSTED TILAPIA
servings 8

2 eggs
1 t lemon pepper
1 t garlic pepper
1 C almond flour/meal (also called ground almonds)
1 C freshly grated Parmesan cheese
8 (6 oz) tilapia fillets
1/4 C flour
6 T butter
salt to taste
8 lemon wedges

Beat eggs with lemon pepper and garlic pepper and set aside. 
Stir together ground almonds with Parmesan cheese and set aside. 
Dust fish with almond flour and shake off excess.
Dip fish into egg then press into the almond mixture.

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. 
Cook fish until golden on both sides about 2-3 minutes per side.

Serve with lemon wedges.


CAULIFLOWER PUREE
serves 1

Place a 12 oz frozen bag of cauliflower in a microwave safe bowl. Put 2 T water in. Cover and cook on high for 6 minutes in the microwave.

Take out and use a masher or hand blender or blender to puree cauliflower. Add 1 T butter if desired along with 2 T skim milk. Add salt and pepper to taste & top with cheese.



HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #8: CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE

I was in a hurry so I made up this shake to sub my lunch. 

CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER PROTEIN SHAKE
serves 1 glass

2 T unsweetened cocoa powder
1 C skim milk
2 T NSA peanut butter
1 rounded scoop 365 Whey Protein Powder - Natural vanilla flavor
4 or more cubes of ice

Blend altogether in a blender.
Serve immediately.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #6 & #7: SAUTEED FROG LEGS & STEAMED ARTICHOKES WITH TARRAGON MAYONNAISE

My daddy used to go frog hunting in West Texas when I was growing up. He'd always come home and share his catch with us. My husband has never had them so I thought I'd make it for him. Unlike my daddy, my hunting consisted of calling stores to see who carried them. 

SAUTEED FROG LEGS
serves 4

3 T soy sauce
3 T Global Sweet Xylitol honey OR 3 T powdered stevia
1 minced clove garlic
1 pinch ground ginger
1 lb frog legs
salt & pepper
3 T Expert Foods ThickenThin not/Starch or coconut flour
1 T oil
1 T thinly sliced green onions

Stir soy sauce, honey, garlic & ginger together. Toss the frog legs in to coat & set aside for 1 hour to marinate in the refrigerator.

Drain well but reserve marinade. Season legs with salt and pepper. Coat well with cornstarch. 

Heat oil in skillet on medium high heat. Cook legs about 4-5 minutes per side. While they cook, bring marinade to a simmer in saucepan and simmer for 3 minutes. 

Transfer legs to a serving dish after they've drained on a paper towel. Pour sauce over them and sprinkle with onions.





STEAMED ARTICHOKES 
WITH TARRAGON MAYONNAISE
serves 4

2 lemons & zest of 1
4 artichokes
2 T water
1 C NSA mayonnaise
3/4 t chopped fresh tarragon
2 dashes hot sauce (Tabasco)
sea salt and pepper to taste

Squeeze lemon juice into a large bowl of cold water. 

Trim stem of 1 artichoke flush with bottom. Snap off outer leaves. Using kitchen scissors, cut off tips of remaining leaves. Place in lemon water. Repeat. 

Drain artichokes and place in a pot in a single snug layer (batches if necessary). Add 1/4 C water. Bring to simmer, cover, steam until tender, about 35 minutes. Remove from pot and let cool. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours.

Zest and juice remaining lemon. Whisk zest, 2 T juice, mayonnaise, tarragon, hot sauce, salt and pepper. Serve with artichokes.




HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #5: HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING

HOT CHOCOLATE PUDDING
serves 6

10 oz unsweetened chocolate chips
6 T unsalted butter, cut in cubes
4 large eggs or 1 C egg beaters
1/4 C powdered stevia
whipped cream sweetened with stevia

Position rack in middle of the oven. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Arrange 6 oven proof 6 oz coffee mugs in a baking or roasting pan. 

Melt chocolate & butter in bowl, set in double broiler or metal bowl over simmering water. Whisk occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat.

In another double broiler or metal bowl, stir eggs & sugar together until warm to touch. 

With electric beaters, beat egg mixture 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.

With a spatula, fold eggs into chocolate until light and smooth. Spoon batter into cups. 

Add enough VERY hot water to baking pan to come half way up sides of cups. 

Bake 20 - 25 minutes or until tops of pudding are no longer shiny. 

Serve warm, topped with a dollop of whipped cream.


Round 1 Phase 3 Day 3

R1 P3 D3
Yesterday's steak day really paid off! 

Breakfast - (278 calories)
Crustless broccoli quiche

Lunch - (558 calories)
Guacamole
4 NSA no nitrates no fillers hot dogs
1 T NSA mayo
mustard
dill relish
strawberry/unsweetened coconut shake
slice of roast

Snack - (160 calories)
cantaloupe

Dinner  - (299 calories)
sauteed frog legs
1 T mayo/tarragon sauce
1 artichoke

Dessert - (315 calories)
Hot chocolate pudding in a cup

Total Calories for the day 1,450
Daily Calorie Composition: 43% from carbs, 23% from fat and 34% from protein.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Round 1 Phase 3 Day 2

R1 P3 D2
I decided to do the steak day since I was 3 lb over. 

Dinner  - ( 510 calories)
New York Strip Steak

Friday, April 22, 2011

R1 Phase 3 Day 1

R1 P3 D1
I went a little crazy...I'm probably going to pay for it.

Breakfast - (382 calories)
Crustless broccoli quiche
Chocolate sponge cake

Snack - (160 calories)
Peanuts


Lunch - (363 calories)
Shredded lettuce
Salsa
Sour Cream
Guacamole
Steak fajitas
Shredded cheese

Snack - (160 calories)

Peanuts


Dinner  - (511 calories)


Crustless broccoli quiche
Chocolate sponge cake
2 Asparagus spears
Tequila/strawberry drink

Total Calories for the day 1,576
Daily Calorie Composition: 15% from carbs, 61% from fat and 23% from protein.

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #4: Oh, an egg! - BACON WRAPPED BAKED EGGS


Obviously you can't eat the toast on P3 but I brought this over from my original blog www.kimbersgreatscott.blogspot.com.


OH, AN EGG!
Serves 4

4 slices NSA bacon
1 T butter
4 eggs
shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place bacon in a deep skillet on medium high heat until evenly brown but still flexible. Wrap bacon slice around the inside of a muffin cup. Put butter in hot skillet to melt. Place a teaspoon of butter/bacon grease mixture in the bottom of each muffin cup. Drop in an egg. Bake in oven for 15 minutes. Place a sprinkling of cheese on top of each one. Bake another 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted and egg is cooked.









HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #3: CRUSTLESS BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR QUICHES

CRUSTLESS BROCCOLI-CHEDDAR QUICHES
makes 4

sea salt
1 pkg (10 oz) frozen broccoli florets
6 large eggs
1/2 C half & half
pepper
1/8 t nutmeg
3/4 C shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 4 (8 oz) ramekins or 9" pie plate; set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli; cook 1 minute. Drain well; transfer to a cutting board and blot dry with paper towels. Chop coarsely.

In large bowl, whisk eggs, half and half, 1/2 t salt, 1/4 t pepper and nutmeg. Stir in broccoli and cheese. Place ramekins on a rimmed baking sheet. Ladle broccoli mixture into ramekins, dividing evenly. Bake until golden brown, about 35-40 minutes.


Thursday, April 21, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 3 (P3) RECIPE #2: CHOCOLATE SPONGE CAKE

CHOCOLATE SPONGE CAKE

servings 12
104 calories each

6 oz unsweetened chocolate chips
10 eggs, separated
1 C powdered stevia
2 C almond meal/flour

Melt chocolate in top of double boiler: set aside.

Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored. Gradually beat in stevia. Blend in chocolate and almond flour.

Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into chocolate batter. Spoon batter into greased 10" Bundt pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until cake springs back when lightly touched. Remove from oven, invert pan and cool about 40 minutes before removing from pan.


Wednesday, April 20, 2011

STARTING HCG DIET PHASE 3 (P3)

My last day for the drops were Monday, now I'm in my second day of the 500 calories. So either tomorrow or Friday I'll start posting recipes for P3!

40 days down - now about to be into Phase 3

I started at 194 lb and 40 days later I'm down to 169 lb. 
I had hoped to lose a pound a day like some do, but obviously that's not what my body decided to do. I am happy that I dropped a size in clothing and lost tons of inches. 

DAY 1 of HCG DIET



DAY 40 of HCG DIET



Sunday, April 17, 2011

P3 (Phase 3) - WHAT CAN I EAT DURING PHASE 3 OF MY HCG DIET? APPROVED FOODS?

PROTEINS
flounder
herring
salmon
sardines
sole
tuna
trout
crab
shrimp
squid
beef
bison
bacon/ham - NSA
lamb
pork
veal
all beef hot dogs - NO nitrates (available at Whole Foods, Sunflower Market, Trader Joes, etc.)

VEGETABLES
sprouts
arugula
bok choy
chives
cucumbers
endives
lettuce
mushrooms
parsley
peppers
artichokes
asparagus
avocados
broccoli
brussel sprouts
cabbage
cauliflower
swiss chard
collard greens
eggplant
kale
leeks
okra
olives
onion
pumpkin
rhubarb
sauerkraut
peas
spinach
squash
tomato
zucchini
sea vegetables (like Nori)
spaghetti squash

AVOID: carrots, potatoes, beets, corn, peas, parsnips, plantains & winter squashes.

FRUITS
apples
orange
lemon
lime
strawberries
raspberries
cantaloupe
honey dew
blueberries
rhubarb
cranberries
blackberries
grapefruit
pears
cherries
papaya

AVOID: tangarines, pineapples, grapes, kiwis, bananas, mangos & dried fruits

FATS
butter
clarified butter
mayo - NSA
olive oil
vegetable & seed oils


SLOWLY ADD IN 

DAIRY
cottage cheese
heavy cream
mozzarella
ricotta
cheddar
feta
cream cheese
NSA - yogurt
gouda
Parmesan
swiss

NUTS & SEEDS
almonds
cashews
sunflower seeds
macadamia
pecans
pistachios
walnuts

*NSA - No Sugar Added

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #16: BISON


100g extra lean ground bison
1/2 T chopped onion OR 1 clove garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
1 tomato, chopped

Saute meat, onion or garlic & salt until meat is cooked. Add tomato and cook for a few more minutes. Serve immediately.



OR

100g extra lean ground bison
1 t Dijon mustard
salt & pepper
onion powder
garlic powder

Make into a patty then pan grill to make a hamburger, then flip.

I ate this with unsweetened applesauce.

Monday, April 11, 2011

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #15: Zucchini mock noodles


  • ZUCCHINI MOCK NOODLES
  • servings: 2


  • 3 zucchini OR 2 zucchini & 1 yellow squash for a colorful mix
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and black pepper to taste



Cut zucchini into thin, noodle-like strips. Toss with salt, and place in a colander to drain for 30 minutes.

Bring a pot of water to boil. Add zucchini; cook for one minute. Drain; rinse immediately with cold water to stop cooking.

Heat water or broth in a large skillet over med-high heat. Add zucchini and garlic; cook and stir until just tender, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. 


P3 modification: Saute in oil or butter. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.




HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #14: HOMEMADE DIET SODA

HOMEMADE DIET SODA

8 oz sparkling mineral water
stevia to taste (flavored if desired)
3-5 T fresh orange, lemon, lime or apple juice

Mix altogether and serve on ice.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #13: MEATBALLS

MEATBALLS

100g lean ground beef or bison
1/4 t basil
1/8 t oregano
1/8 t garlic powder
1 T minced onion
1 Melba toast, in crumbs
1 recipe of pasta sauce

Pasta sauce:

8 oz tomato sauce
2 C chopped tomatoes
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T minced onion
1/2 t basil
1/4 t oregano
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
stevia (optional)

Combine meat, Melba, Spices and mix thoroughly. Form into balls. Place into baking dish and cover with pasta sauce. Bake 20-30 min at 350 degrees. Serve hot over cabbage noodles. Garnish with fresh basil. 

P3 modifications: Top with sliced provolone cheese or mozzarella cheese and bake until brown and bubbly.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #12: CABBAGE ROLLS

CABBAGE ROLLS

100g lean ground beef or bison per serving
1 C broth or water
1 T chopped onion
1 clove garlic crushed and minced
dash garlic powder
dash onion powder

Large cabbage leaves

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly blanch large cabbage leaves and set aside. In small frying pan combine all ingredients (except cabbage) and cook until brown. Spoon mixture into cabbage leaves, tuck in ends and roll up. Put cabbage rolls in a baking dish and add broth or water to the bottom of the pan. Bake for 20-30 min. Spoon sauce over cabbage rolls periodically to keep moist. Make multiple servings at time for best results. 

I put tomato sauce over the top.

P3 modifications: top with Parmesan cheese.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #11: PASTA SAUCE WITH MEAT

PASTA SAUCE WITH MEAT

100g lean ground beef or bison
8 oz tomato sauce
2 C chopped tomatoes
2 cloves minced garlic
1 T minced onion
1/2 t basil
1/4 t oregano
salt and pepper to taste
cayenne to taste
stevia (optional)

Brown ground meat and pat off excess oil or saute in water and drain off fat. Add tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion, garlic & herbs. Simmer on low heat for at least 30 min. Add water to desired consistency.  Serve atop cabbage noodles.

P3 modifications: Add a little olive oil, chopped green or black olives. Top with Parmesan cheese.

HCG DIET Phase 2 (P2) RECIPE #10: POT ROAST

POT ROAST

1 shoulder roast in 100g increments
tomatoes
5 cloves chopped garlic
1/2 chopped onion
1 T paprika
cayenne to taste
salt and pepper to taste

Rub spices into meat on all sides. Place in crock pot and put at least 2 C water, you may need to add more later. Turn on high for 30 min then reduce to low and cook for 6-8 hours. Save juice to make sauces and dressings or to season with. Always refrigerate and skim off fat. 

P3 modification: sear on high heat with olive oil on all sides before placing in crock pot to cook.