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Mongolian Beef

16 Sep

Mongolian Beef with Cabbage- YUM!

100 grams sliced beef

2 cups cabbage, cut into fine strips

1/2 cup beef broth or water

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

3 tablespoons orange juice

2 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons Bragg’s liquid aminos

2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced

1 tablespoon green onions, chopped

1/4 teaspoon chili powder or to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Stevia to taste

Combine spices into liquid ingredients.  In frying pan or wok, stir fry on high heat to combine flavors and cook beef and cabbage.  Add additional orange slices for added sweetness if desired.

Makes 1 Serving – 23 grams protein – 8 grams fat – 205 calories

 

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Cabbage Rice/Noodle Alternative – HCG Phase 2 Recipe

15 May

Cabbage Rice/Noodle Alternative

Seriously, we know while on the HCG Phase 2 and 3 you may really be missing your pasta and rice carbohydrates!!!  This is a wonderful alternative to use the recipe below with any seasoning mixture and have it as your side.  Today we are sharing the Mexican Rice Style with you!

1/2 head of cabbage (finely chopped into rice or noodle size pieces)
1 cup chicken, vegetable broth or water.
(your choice of spices)

Seasonings for Mexican Rice Style
1 cup chicken or veggie broth or water
2 tbsp onion, minced
1 clove garlic, crushed and minced
1/4 tsp Mexican oregano
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper to taste
Dash of cumin to taste
Fresh chopped cilantro
Salt and pepper to taste.

In a large frying pan saute cabbage with a little water (vegetable or chicken broth may be substituted) and liquid ingredients.  Add spices and cook until cabbage is tender, adding water as necessary.  Add ground beef or chicken to the spiced cabbage if desired.

Makes 2 servings (1 vegetable) 3 grams of protein, 0 fat, 90 calories per serving.

Courtesy of The HCG DIET Gourmet Cookbook

More recipe idea’s

Lettuce wraps

25 Feb
  • Brown lean ground beef.
  • Mix with (low fat, sugar free) fajita seasoning,
  • sauté various bell peppers- red, green, yellow, and orange- with onion.
  • Wrap in lettuce leaves and voila!

Ground Beef Tacos

25 Feb

Ingredients

  • 100 grams lean ground beef
  • Lettuce leaves
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced onion
  • 1 clove crushed and minced garlic
  • Dash of garlic powder
  • Dash of onion powder
  • of dried oregano
  • Fresh chopped cilantro to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions

Brown ground beef. Add onion, garlic, and spices and a little water and simmer gently for 5-10 minutes. Add salt to taste. Serve taco style in butter lettuce or romaine leaf mock tortillas or with a side of tomatoes or salsa.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein, 1 vegetable)

Chicken Tarragon

25 Feb

Ingredients

  • 100 grams chicken breast
  • ¼ cup tarragon and garlic infusion
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or water
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chopped tarragon
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • Dash of mustard powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat the chicken broth, vinegar, garlic, and onion in a small saucepan or frying pan. Add chicken and sauté for about 10 minutes or until chicken is completely cooked and liquid is reduced. Deglaze the pan periodically with a little water to create a sauce. Serve hot.

Oriental Ginger Chicken

25 Feb

Ingredients

  • 100 grams chicken
  • ¼ cup chicken broth or water
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon or orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped onion
  • Stevia to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Cayenne pepper to taste

Directions

In a small sauce pan, sauté chicken in a little lemon juice and water until slightly browned. Add spices, ginger, salt, lemon and stevia. Deglaze the pan periodically by adding a little water. Serve hot and garnish with lemon or orange slices.

Makes 1 serving (1 protein)

Seafood Gumbo

25 Feb
  • 4 oz. seafood (any combination of shrimp, scallops, lobster or whitefish)
  • 1 clove, chopped garlic
  • 1/8 t. garlic powder
  • 2 large chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1/8 t. celery salt
  • 1/4 t. onion salt
  • 1/8 t. ground cayenne
  • 1/4 t. Creole seasoning
  • 1-2 packets stevia
  1. Sauté seafood with chopped garlic over high heat until lightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer on low heat for 15minutes.
  3. Servings: 1 protein, 1 vegetable