Protein-rich and low-carbohydrate foods, when consumed in low quantities, magnify the effect of the HCG hormone. The problem with this diet is that normal cookbooks are not helpful. One can satisfy the requirements of the HCG diet by trying some of the following low-fat and low-calorie recipes.

Fancy Lettuce Wraps
This recipe combines high-fiber vegetables and a protein-rich meat that can give dieters a long-lasting feeling of fullness. It is also very easy to prepare so you can take it with you to work or wherever you want to go. To cook this meal, you will need to mix a pound of ground turkey or beef with low-fat, sugar-free Fajita seasoning. After browning the ground beef or turkey, sauté onions and bell peppers in a medium-sized pan. Wrap the vegetable and meat in lettuce leaves and enjoy the meal while it is still hot.

Shish Kabobs and Fruit Salad
Mix a cup of sliced strawberries and blueberries and chill them. Prepare Shish Kabobs by mixing chunks of shrimp and lean chicken together. After this, add some tomato chunks, cherry tomatoes, onions, and some vegetables of your choice. Put all of them on skewers and season them with lemon juice and fresh herbs and then grill them. After enjoying the Shish Kabobs, have the fruit salad for dessert.

Herbed Fish and Broccoli
This meal is packed with vitamins, minerals, and proteins. To cook this meal, you have to prepare 3½ ounces of chopped broccoli and 3½ ounces of white fish. Next, peel a tomato and cut it into small pieces. Mix oregano, thyme, salt, and pepper into the bottom of a skillet. Add the white fish and drizzle some lemon on it. Add the tomatoes and broccoli as well as a few tablespoons of water and cook all of them on low-medium heat. Once you have cooked the fish, serve it with zesty lemon wedges. This recipe will satisfy your taste buds as well as your need for protein.

Baked Fish in foil
This zesty and tasty HCG recipe is great for those who do not have enough time to prepare complicated meals. You can prepare a few servings ahead of time, freeze it, and heat it when you are ready. 3½ ounces of fish, a few slices of lemon, and a dash of salt and pepper are the only ingredients you will need to complete this recipe. Place the fish on a piece of foil, drizzle lemon juice onto the fish, and season it with salt and pepper. Bake the fish at over 350 degrees until it is completely cooked.

Chicken and Salsa
This tangy Southwestern recipe will surely satisfy your cravings. Prepare 3½ ounces of chicken, chop a tomato, and chop an onion. Simmer the chicken with the chopped tomatoes and onions. Add some salt, cayenne pepper or other seasonings of your choice. Simmer until the chicken is completely cooked and serve it on top of spinach or lettuce. To add some zest to this recipe, juice a slice of fresh orange on top of the chicken meat.

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