Hey everyone. I have been following Maria Mind Body Health on Facebook-She has great recipes that will work with Phase 3 (P3) and beyond. If your on FB you should definately follow her! http://www.facebook.com/pages/Maria-Mind-Body-Health/337393421445

If your not of FB or even if you are I thought I would share some of the hcg diet recipes I have copied over the past month or so from her:

Hcg Diet 169

Strawberry Cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 cup Jay Robb Whey Protein (I used strawberry flavor)
1 cup Truvia (or 3/4 cup Erythritol and 1 tsp stevia glycerite)
6 Tablespoons butter (or coconut oil)
1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon strawberry extract
5 eggs, separated
2 teaspoons baking powder

Preheat oven to 325. Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until stiff. In separate bowl, using electric mixer, cream butter with egg yolks until yellow and fluffy. Add vanilla extract and sweetener. Beat until well mixed. Add about 1/3 of the whipped egg whites to the butter/egg yolk mixture and mix lightly. Fold the whole thing into the whipped egg whites and fold lightly. Add 1 cup of the almond flour and fold lightly. Add remaining almond flour, whey protein, and baking powder and fold thoroughly, being careful not to break down whites. Fill paper muffin cups in muffin tin about half full. Bake 325 for about 15 to 20 minutes until cracked on top.

Cream cheese Frosting:
3 TBS Butter (I browned the butter first)
3 TBS Cream Cheese
A little vanilla almond milk (to make it spreadable)
1/2 tsp stevia glycerite (to taste)
Mix together and enjoy

Chocolate Chip Cookies:
1 stick butter
1/4 cup Erythritol (Or Truvia)
2 tsp stevia glycerite (omit if using Truvia)
…1 egg
1 cup Blanched almond flour
1/4 cup whey (unflavored or vanilla with no sugar)
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 ChocoPerfection Bar (or Hershey sugar-free chocolate chips)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix softened butter with sweetener, vanilla and egg. Mix almond flour with baking powder and whey. Slowly mix the wet ingredients with the dry. Add chopped chocolate and bake for 9 minutes at 350 degrees.See More

Goldfish Crackers:
• 1 1/2 cups of finely shredded cheddar cheese
• 1 1/2 cups of almond flour
• 1/4 teaspoon of iodized sea salt
• 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
• about 3 tablespoons of cold water to hold the dough together

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Pulse all the ingredients (except for the water) together in a food processor or blender. Add the cold water to the dough, a bit at a time, until the mixture is holding together well enough to work into a ball or two. Separate into two balls of dough, and place each ball on a Silpat, parchment paper, or other non-stick surface (which you will transfer to a baking sheet). You can roll it all on one sheet, but I find it easy to do it on two sheets. And two sheets bake more evenly. Roll each dough ball out until flat and about 1/8 to 1/4 inch in thickness. Using a pizza cutter or knife, score the dough into squares, OR if you buy a Goldfish cookie cutter, that would be cutter (I don’t have one, yet:). Bake for 25 minutes, or until crackers are browned. The darker, the crunchier. ***Note: even if you used whole wheat flour instead of almond flour, you would be doing your family a favor:)

Coconut Flour Cake Donuts:
Ingredients (makes about 8 donuts or cupcakes)
1/2 cup of coconut flour
1/4 teaspoon of sea salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
6 eggs
1/2 cup of Truvia(or other sweetener)
1 tablespoon of vanilla
1/2 cup of butter (or coconut oil)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Blend all the dry ingredients together in a bowl. Blend in all the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients. Mix until well-blended. Fill donut pan circles about 2/3 of the way full with batter. Bake for about 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Toasted coconut topping: Toast some unsweetened coconut flakes for about 5 minutes at 300 degrees F. Dip each donut in sugar free pancake syrup and then in the toasted coconut.

Author Jen Larson, BSN, Pursuing PhD
While I have a background in nursing and nutrition, I also personally lost 88 lbs with the HCG Diet in 2002, and I kept it off for over 10 years. I am currently on a mission to lose 45 lbs of baby weight with HCG from Nu Image and Diet Doc. This diet changed my life, leading me to start the first Hcg Diet site: Hcgdietinfo.com. 15+ years later, 100 million visits, over a million pages, & countless lives changed… HDI has become the true highlight of my journey.
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