Category: PHASE 1 RECIPES (P1)

Jen’s Favorite Meatball Soup – Crockpot Dish

This is my favorite meatball (abondigas) soup that is a staple for me in Phase 2 of the Hcg Diet. This is one of those recipes I can make in bulk and keep in my fridge at all times. It's so good, I look forward to eating it just about every day. Even my toddler loves this!

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Easy Chili Salad – Hcg Diet Recipe Phase 2

For Chili Salad, serve over a large serving of chopped romaine.
Count the tomato as a fruit, and the romaine as a vegetable.
(For Phase 1, top with lots of cheese!)

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Grilled Tuna Salad Niçoise Recipe – P3 HCG Diet Salad

A traditional French recipe for a Nicoise Salad, just like you would find in the finest Cafe chez Francais. Bon appetit!

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Kale Salad with Pine Nuts – Hcg Diet Phase 1,3,4 Recipe

In a surprising twist, Tuscan kale is served raw—and makes for a substantial and satisfying winter salad. Be sure to choose bunches of Tuscan kale with small leaves, which are more tender.

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Spinach Salad with Bosc Pears, Cranberries, Red Onion, and Toasted Hazelnuts

This spinach salad speaks to all the wonderful autumnal flavors of the Pacific Northwest. The new crop of bronzed Bosc pears is piled high at the farmers' market; the hazelnuts have been harvested, shelled, and bagged for sale; and the cranberries arrive from the Long Beach, Washington, coastal bogs.

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Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Hcg Diet Loading Phase Salad Recipe

A few simple ingredients come together in an unexpected way to create a delicate beginning for a luxurious dinner.

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Peanut Butter Sandwich Hcg Diet Loading Cookies

A sandwich cookie takes more effort than a drop cookie, because you have to make both cookies and filling. In addition, this recipe involves a chilling step and requires the cookies to be double-panned. But the results are worth it for the best-textured peanut butter cookie with the creamiest peanut filling.

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Triple-Chocolate Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies – P1 Hcg Diet Dessert Recipe

Chunks of fresh cranberries and dark, milk, and white chocolate chips dress up oatmeal cookies for the holidays.

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Key Lime Loading Cheesecake – P1 Hcg Diet Dessert Recipe

Reminiscent of Sara Lee's 1950s-era graham-cracker and sour-cream cheesecake, this version features a thick layer of delicious sour cream atop the creamy filling and tart Key lime custard.

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Tropical Carrot Cake with Coconut Cream Cheese Frosting – Hcg Diet Loading Idea

This cake can be prepared one day ahead. Sweetened cream of coconut is available in the liquor section of most supermarkets.

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Mascarpone-Filled Cake with Sherried Berries – Phase 1 Hcg Diet Recipe

This light-as-can-be buttermilk cake has an easy sophistication, its Sherry-spiked berries harmonizing with the tangy cream.

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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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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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