Cuisine: Phase 1 Lunch & Dinner Recipes

Italian Lemon Gnocchi with Spinach and Peas – Phase 1 Hcg Diet

The zing of fresh lemon enhances both the peas' sweetness and the natural flavor of the spinach. The whole quick, creamy dish is bolstered by soft pillows of potato gnocchi.

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Quick Sausage and Mushroom Lasagna – Hcg Diet Phase 1 Recipe

If possible, use flat no-cook lasagna noodles: They look and taste more like homemade than the curly kind.

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Skillet Chicken Pot Pie with Butternut Squash – Hcg Diet Phase 1 Recipe

Lay the puff pastry over the skillet for a pretty look. Use any brand; the weight may vary, but either way you'll have enough to work with.

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Lemony Chicken and Orzo Soup – Hcg Diet Phase 3 & 4 Recipe

This weeknight chicken soup goes Greek with orzo, lemon juice, and a handful of fresh dill.

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Chicken Marsala – Hcg Diet Phase 1 Recipe

My dad loved mushrooms, and he always ordered veal Marsala when we went out to restaurants. My mom didn't buy veal very often, so she adapted this recipe for chicken and made it on special occasions. He was also very fond of white Burgundy wine, which makes a wonderful accompaniment to this dish.

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Parmesan Chicken Cutlets for Hcg Diet Phase 1 and 4

If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they're nuggets—the guilt-free kind.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers with Cheddar and Smoky Aioli – Hcg Diet Phase 1 & 4 Recipe

A simple Moroccan-spiced aioli is mixed in with the ground turkey to keep the burgers moist and give them tons of flavor. Smoked paprika is available in the spice aisle of most supermarkets.

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Andouille and Beef Loading Burgers with Spicy Mayo and Caramelized Onions – P1 HCG Diet Recipe

Prolific cookbook author James McNair has been chief judge of Sutter Home Winery's burger cook-off since it began in Napa in 1990. One of his books, Build a Better Burger, includes every winning recipe. Some past winners — and McNair's Louisiana roots — inspired the burger here.

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