Craving some comfort food during the VLCD (Very Low Calorie Diet) phase of your hCG diet? Check out these warm and spicy soups. Then the recipes for Phase 2 approved Beverages, Salads & Dressings, Soups, Entrees and Desserts are sure to get your mouth watering.
Phase 2 HCG Recipes – SOUPS
100 grams lean ground beef (less than 7% fat)
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons minced dried onion
2 cloves garlic crushed and minced
Pinch of garlic powder
Pinch of onion powder
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
Pinch of oregano
Cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
Salt and pepper to taste
Brown ground beef in small frying pan, add onions and garlic. Stir in tomatoes and water. Add spices and 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)
Spicy White Chili
100g cooked chicken breast, shredded
1-4 c homemade broth (depending on how soupy you want it)
4 cloves minced garlic
1/2 t cumin
1/4 t oregano
1/4 t red pepper flakes
1/8 t ground cloves
Tabasco or hot sauce to taste
Can add celery
Preheat pot over MED-HI heat. Add all ingredients except for Tabasco/hot sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to simmer, cover, & cook 30 mins. Add Tabasco or hot sauce right before serving.
Mexican Chicken Soup
100g cooked chicken, shredded into bite-sized pieces
3-4 cloves minced garlic
1 t cumin
1/2 t onion powder
1/2 t chili powder
1/2 t cayenne (use less if you don’t want it as spicy)
2-3 c homemade chicken broth
1/4 c fresh chopped cilantro (optional)
Preheat pot over medium-high heat. Add garlic, and cook for 3-5 minutes. (Heat until you see little bubbles around the garlic.) Use a bit of your broth to keep garlic from sticking to the pot, if necessary. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, and onion powder, cumin, chili powder, cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and add chicken. Simmer for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro, and simmer for 5 minutes more.
Easy Homemade Broth
100g chicken (you can add more chicken – you just need to track your portions) parsley, onion powder, garlic, thyme, rosemary, oregano, basil, bay leaf, salt, black pepper.
Fill saucepan 3/4 full with water. Bring to boil. Add chicken and seasonings. Boil for 20 mins. Remove boiled chicken & serve or refrigerate and save for later. Strain out bay leaf & seasonings. Let broth cool to room temperature. Skim fat off surface (if any). Refrigerate broth. Once cold, skim the rest of the fat from the top (if any). Store in refrigerator or freeze for later use.
TIP: You can add on-protocol veggies such as 3-4 stalks celery (I usually add the trimmings that I don’t eat) and 1 onion for more flavor – just be sure to strain them at the end. You can also choose to omit the chicken altogether and just use the celery and onion with the seasonings for a simple veggie broth. OR add your steak trimmings that you’ve inevitably had to trim from your steaks and add to the broth for a beef broth.
Onion Soup Mix
1/2 c dehydrated minced onion
1 T onion powder
1/2 t celery seed
Combine all ingredients. Store in air-tight container.
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