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Oh great, another salad…. NOT!

I know from personal experience just how painful it can be trying to adhere to the strict diet requirements on P2 and also be creative. HCG Phase 2 recipes can be super bland right?

This actually led me to do a bunch of research and eventually create my very own recipe book. On this page, you can find a few P2 recipes that should get your creative juices flowing. If you like what you see be sure to check out the full version of my book which has over 200 recipes that are fully compliant with Phase 2 of the HCG Diet.

Soups


Basil Tomato Soup

Ingredients

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    2 cups chicken broth
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    2 tablespoons chopped onion
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    2 cloves garlic, minced
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    3 ounces tomato paste
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    2 cups diced tomatoes
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    6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
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    ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
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    1 teaspoon garlic powder
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    Pinch of marjoram
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    Pinch of Salt
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    Pinch of black pepper

Directions

In a food processor, process all ingredients until smooth; transfer to a saucepan and bring to a gentle boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 20-30minutes. Serve hot garnished with parsley or basil.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 288; Total Fat: 4.8 g; Carbs: 17.2 g; Dietary Fiber: 4.4 g; Sugars:10.7 g; Protein: 44.4 g; Cholesterol: 108 mg; Sodium: 140 mg

Celery Soup

Ingredients

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    2 cups chicken broth
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    ¼ teaspoon dried basil
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    ¼ teaspoon thyme
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    3 stalks celery
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    1 bay leaf
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    Pinch of salt
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    Pinch of pepper

Directions

Cook celery until tender; transfer to a blender and add in spices and broth;blend until smooth. Return to pan and simmer for about 20-30 minutes.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 81; Total Fat: 2.8 g; Carbs: 2.6 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.4 g; Sugars:1.6 g; Protein: 9.9 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1540 mg

Chicken

Garlic Roasted Chicken

Ingredients

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    100 grams chicken, diced
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    2 cloves garlic, chopped
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    ½ cup bread crumbs
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    1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquida minos
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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    ¼ cup chicken broth
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    ½ teaspoon garlic powder
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    ¼ teaspoon onion powder
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Marinate chicken in wet ingredients; mix Melba crumbs with dry spices and rub into chicken. Place chicken in a baking dish and add in the marinade;top with garlic slices and bake in a 375°F oven for about 20 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Serve garnished with parsley.

Phase 3 modifications: Drizzle chicken with olive oil before cooking and top with parmesan and bake.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 282; Total Fat: 5.1 g; Carbs: 21.9 g; Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g; Sugars:3 g; Protein: 34.3 g; Cholesterol: 77 mg; Sodium: 458 mg

Mexican Cilantro Chicken

Ingredients

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    100 grams chicken, diced
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    1 tablespoon chopped red onion
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    ¼ clove garlic, minced
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    Chopped tomatoes
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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    ½ cup chicken broth
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    Fresh chopped cilantro
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    Pinch of cumin
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    Pinch of cayenne
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    ¼ teaspoon dried oregano
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    ¼ teaspoon chili powder
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Brown chicken in a splash of lemon juice; stir in chicken broth, more lemon juice and spices and cook until chicken is cooked through; stir in cilantro and tomatoes and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes more.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 210; Total Fat: 4.5 g; Carbs: 8 g; Dietary Fiber: 2.3 g; Sugars:4.8 g; Protein: 33.1 g; Cholesterol: 77 mg; Sodium: 654 mg

Beef

Roasted Beef & Apple Skewers

Ingredients

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    100 grams of lean beef, diced
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    ¼ onion petals
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    1 apple, diced
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    1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquid aminos
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    3 tablespoons apple cidervinegar
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    ½ cup beef broth
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    Pinch of stevia

Directions

Marinate meat in vinegar, broth and spices and arrange it alternatively on skewers with onion petals and apple. Barbecue until cooked through, basting frequently with the remaining marinade. Heat the remaining marinade until thick and use it as a dipping sauce.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 330; Total Fat: 7.3 g; Carbs: 31.7 g; Dietary Fiber: 5.4 g; Sugars:23.7 g; Protein: 33.4 g; Cholesterol: 89 mg; Sodium: 452 mg

Fajitas

Ingredients

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    1 pound lean ground beef
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    1 ½ cups water
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    3 cups chopped tomatoes
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    ½ cup chopped red onion
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    4 cloves garlic, minced
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    1 teaspoon chili powder
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    ½ teaspoon oregano
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    Cayenne Pepper
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    Pinch of salt & pepper
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    Lettuce Leaves

Directions

In a saucepan, brown onions and beef; drain and rinse. Stir in the remaining ingredients and simmer for about 20 minutes; transfer the mixture to lettuce and roll to wrap.Variation: use ground turkey or chicken instead of ground beef.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 253; Total Fat: 7.5 g; Carbs: 9.4 g; Dietary Fiber: 2.6 g; Sugars:4.8 g; Protein: 36.2 g; Cholesterol: 101 mg; Sodium: 92 mg

Fish & Seafood

Baked Fish With Asparagus

Ingredients

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    100 grams white fish
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    ½ red onion, minced
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    1 clove garlic, minced
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    3 stalks asparagus
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    4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    2 tablespoons caper juice
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    ½ cup vegetable broth
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    Bread crumbs
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    Parsley
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    ¼ teaspoon dried dill
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    Pinch of tarragon
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Layer asparagus and fish in a baking dish; mix spices and broth and add to the baking dish. Sprinkle with crumbs and bake at 350°F for about 20minutes or until fish is cooked through. Serve topped with cooking sauce, parsley and garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 125; Total Fat: 2 g; Carbs: 15.3 g; Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g; Sugars:3 g; Protein: 21.4 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 565 mg

Sautéed Snapper with Lemon Sauce

Ingredients

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    100 grams red snapper
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    2 tablespoons fresh caper juice
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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    ¼ cup vegetable broth
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    Dash of cayenne
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    Dash of onion powder
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    Dash of garlic powder
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Mix liquid ingredients with spices and add fish; cook for about 5-10 minutes and serve.

Phase 3 modifications: Add a tablespoon unsalted butter. 

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 148; Total Fat: 2.3 g; Carbs: 1.5 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.2 g; Sugars:1 g; Protein: 27.9 g; Cholesterol: 47 mg; Sodium: 254 mg

Salads

Apple & Asparagus Salad

Ingredients

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    1 apple, diced
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    8 stalks asparagus, chopped
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    1 red onion, minced
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    4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    ¼ teaspoon cinnamon or garam masala
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    Stevia
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    Water
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Allow asparagus to marinate in vinaigrette for about 10 minutes. In lemon juice, sauté asparagus until cooked lightly. Mix with spices, onion and apple. Add stevia, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes. Serve hot as aside dish or as a salad.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 276; Total Fat: 3.2 g; Carbs: 32.3 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.3 g; Sugars:24.4 g; Protein: 30.7 g; Cholesterol: 77 mg; Sodium: 223 mg

Apple Slaw

Ingredients

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    ½ head cabbage
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    1 apple diced
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    1 tablespoon apple cidervinegar
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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    Pinch of mustard powder
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    Pinch of cinnamon
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    ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
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    Stevia
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    Pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Shred the cabbage and mix with spices and lemon juice. Marinate for at least 30 minutes. Add apples and cinnamon. 

Phase 3 modifications: Stir in Greek yogurt or mayonnaise. 

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 156; Total Fat: 1.9 g; Carbs: 32.2 g; Dietary Fiber: 12.1; Sugars:17.8 g; Protein: 2.7 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 245 mg

Dressings

Mustard Dressing

Ingredients

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    2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    1 clove garlic, minced
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    1 tablespoon minced onion
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    1 tablespoon Bragg’s liquidaminos
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    2 tablespoons homemade mustard
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    2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
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    Pinch of turmeric
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    Stevia
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    Water

Directions

Mix spices with liquid ingredients thoroughly and heat over low heat in a saucepan. Add more vinegar or water to obtain a desired consistency.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 23; Total Fat: 0.3 g; Carbs: 3 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g; Sugars: 1.2g; Protein: 0.6 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 9 mg

Sweet & Sour Salad Dressing

Ingredients

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    3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
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    ½ packet stevia
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    1/4 teaspoon sea salt
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    1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

In a small bowl, whisk together all the ingredients until well blended.Drizzle the dressing over salad greens, stir fry or spinach.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 5; Total Fat: 0 g; Carbs: 0.4 g; Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g; Sugars: 0.1g; Protein: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 235 mg

Appetizers, Desserts & Snacks

Apple Chips

Ingredients

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    1 apple, sliced thinly
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    A dash of cinnamon
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    Stevia

Directions

Coat apple slices with cinnamon and stevia and bake at 325°F for about 15minutes or until tender and crispy.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 146; Total Fat: 0.7 g; Carbs: 36.4 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g; Sugars:26.4 g; Protein: 1.6 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg

Apple Slices With Cinnamon Sauce

Ingredients

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    1 apple, sliced
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    1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
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    3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
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    Dash of nutmeg
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    1-2 teaspoons of cinnamon
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    Powdered stevia

Directions

Heat apple slices and liquid ingredients in a microwave, stirring, until thick.Serve with apple slices.

Phase 3 modifications: Mix lemon juice and spices and whisk in butter add vanilla or rum.

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 144; Total Fat: 0.8 g; Carbs: 36.1 g; Dietary Fiber: 6.8 g; Sugars:26.4 g; Protein: 1.6 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 10 mg

Drinks

Orange Strawberry Smoothie

Ingredients

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    1 cup frozen strawberries
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    1/3 cup fresh orange juice
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    ¾ cup crushed ice
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    1 packet stevia
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    1 handful spinach leaves (optional)

Directions

Blend together all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Enjoy!

Nutritional Information per Serving:

Calories: 87; Total Fat: 0.2 g; Carbs: 21.6 g; Dietary Fiber: 3.2 g; Sugars:15.9 g; Protein: 0.6 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 1 mg

Orange-Ade

Ingredients

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    1 Orange, peeled and sectioned
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    Ice
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    8 drops vanilla crème Stevia
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    Water, as needed broth

Directions

In a blender, combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. 

If you're looking for list of foods you can eat in phase 2 check out this post.

Oh, and if you're still reading, here is a video I found of a tasty omelette!

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Michelle Hannan

Head writer and editor here at HCG Diet Info, I'm a proud mother and wife who is passionate about weight loss, nutrition and ways to live healthier with more energy!

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