Watch this to learn about the P2 Recipes Project
The P2 Recipes PROJECT.
Welcome to hcgchicarecipes.com!
- What this project is
- Free now
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What this project is:
During 2018 and 2019 I plan on adding as many P2 recipes to this site as possible. We are talking hundreds. Main meals, snacks, “clean cheating” ideas, sanity savers, regular P2 recipes and vegan recipes – I want this to be a really comprehensive resource to serve you all.
In exchange for the creative energy that sharing this NOW with real people – you guys – does for my inner psyche while I’m in the creation process,
you get to use all the recipes FREE while the project is going on.
Once complete, I will package the recipes as something to be sold– either this site itself will become a subscription recipe site, or an ebook, or something. I’m honestly not completely sure what the ultimate form this product will take yet. It’s a very organic process for me.
In the meantime, I hope you get in 2-3 rounds using all the recipes, and of COURSE your feedback on them will be of great help too!
For any project of this magnitude, it’s very hard to work consistently on it and make headway when you and your 8 year old and hubby who doesn’t need hCG are the only people who know about it. There is an ENERGY charge that takes place for me when I know that others know that I’m working on this, and when I get to share the process along the way, it helps KEEP me motivated and keep me working. Otherwise it just becomes another one of those “ideas” I wrote in my journal one day that would lay, ink gradually fading, in some hope chest 40 years from now. Not this project.
I shoot every single recipe myself. It’s one of the main aspects to the project that makes it fun for me to work on.
The Main Stuff You Need to Know
We aren’t performing miracles here.
Honestly, there is only so much you can do with such a limited list of ingredients and so many rules on this 500 or 800 or whatever you are following version of the hCG Diet Protocol.
Let me repeat.
There is only so much you can do with the rules we have on P2.
P2 is what it is. It’s really a struggle to make tasty meals with the limited ingredients with no fat and radishes ;)-.
It was a bit of a rude awakening for me initially, as I went directly from the P3 recipe creation process that’s in my P3tolife.com program to the P2 Recipes project. But I think we’re doing the best we can with what we have to work with! The nice about thing about P2 is that your taste buds change being on such a limited diet so that simpler foods actually do start tasting better to you.
That said, just remember not to expect too much here with what we have to work with. Ultimately, this really isn’t about the food – Phase 2 is about losing weight and cleansing our bodies. If you want to start really enjoying eating again, that’s what P3tolife is for! 😉
2 Types of Recipes
SP – specific protocol – ingredients used by original Dr. Simeons protocol
AP – alternate protocols – ingredients commonly used by many weight loss clinics today and many online hcgers that where people have continued success with their weight loss while using these ingredients on P2.
I totally just made these terms up. It was born from the need to differentiate quickly and easily between strict Simeons protocol (recipes that fit within the guidelines for the way Dr. Simeons originally laid it out in 1950′ something) and the various modified protocols that many people follow these days, whether it’s on their own or through a weight loss clinic.
I am utilizing BOTH types of protocols because…..I know from experience hCG diet modifications work.
And yet, no one is the same and everyone should have the right to decide, in an informed way.
I recently interviewed someone who ate cabbage everyday practically on hCG and lost a ton of weight in her 2 month long round. And I meet people who every time they attempt to have cabbage, they totally stall. So there ya go.
I’ve interviewed Kimberly – Episode 23 of the hCG Diet Interview who did great utilizing canned salmon on the diet.
This is all very individual and will often vary from round to round with the same person.
Flexibility of All P2 Recipes – Firstly AP/Firstly SP
While some recipes are firstly AP, or firstly SP – meaning the main written recipe is an AP recipe or SP recipe, we want you to be able to utilize just about any of the recipes no matter what hCG protocol you are following. So with that in mind, you will find on many/most recipes that there is a modification recommended to adjust the recipe to suite the other protocol.
Firstly AP recipes will often have suggestions for making it an SP recipe, and….
Firstly SP recipes will often have suggestions for making it an AP recipe, for those who really want that variety of ingredients.
This could be something as simple as swapping SP lemon juice for AP lime juice, or in some cases, perhaps swapping out 1 cup of an SP celery ingredient, for 1 cup of AP mushrooms.
Calorie Content of Recipes
Some following the original 500 calorie or less diet, some do the 800 calorie protocol, and some are working with weight loss clinics where their calorie amount is totally tuned in and changes from week to week between 600-1200 calories.
So, the original protocol was:
100 grams of protein, 1 fruit, 1 veggie from the list, twice a day right? Basically.
Since many mix vegetables today and in some cases were are only using a partial fruit serving for a dish, we have carefully notated the calorie amounts of each recipe so that you can more easily track where you are at with your P2 foods for the day. I designed it for the most part so that you can easily eat within the 500 calories with 2 main meals and 2 fruit servings
Here is the basic calorie framework I’m working with depending on the type of recipe it is – this framework allows 500 cal peeps to have their original protocol ingredients within the 500 calories pretty easily, while at the same time allowing 800 cal + peeps to either have a 3rd P2 recipe meal, or do a simple alteration to a recipe like add more P2 protein or veggie to a recipe.
- Main Meals w/o fruit (protein + veggie only): 130-190 calories
- Main Meals w/fruit (protein + veggie + fruit): 160-255 calories
- Fruits/Desserts/Snacks: 40-95 calories
- Veggie only: 60-90 calories
Additionally, sometimes we might only use a partial fruit serving – so that might be like protein + 1/2 fruit recipes, or a 1/2 fruit recipe designed more as a clean cheating meal where you can have a smoothie with only 2 strawberries, some flavored sweetener and ice and water in it when you are dealing with emotional eating and don’t want to derail yourself.
Serving Size Adjustments:
You can change the serving sizes on the recipes and they AUTOMATICALLY update the ingredient amounts for you! Great for if you want to do a single serving of a dish, OR you want to do a batch/bulk cook of 1 recipe. You can also change from U.S. to metric measures if you are in Australia/etc.
Here is a list of ingredients you will find in AP (alternate protocol) recipes – please keep in mind that it’s not all or nothing – you can decide to use some ap ingredients and not others, as well as many AP recipes can be easily adjusted into SP (strict simeons protocol) recipes and I indicate how to do this on those recipes.
- Ahi Tuna
- 97% Fat Free Ham
- 99% Fat Free Ground Turkey
- Egg Beaters, 200g
- Greek Yogurt, fat free, 200g
- Ground Bison
- Ground chicken – lean
- Low-fat canned Salmon
- Low-carb Protein Powder
- Water-packed tuna
- Bell Pepper, any color
- Brussels sprouts
- Crookneck/Yellow Squash
- Green beans
- Jalapeño/other peppers
- Mushrooms – Button, Shiitake
- Pre-shredded greens mixes (with various things like Brussels sprouts/cabbage/carrots/etc)
- Sprouts- alfalfa/broccoli/bean/etc
- Apricots – 2 medium
- Blackberries – ½ cup
- Blueberries – ½ cup
- Cranberries – raw/frozen, unsweetened
- Peach – ½
- Pear – ½
- Plum – 1 small
- Raspberries – ½ to 1 cup
- Coconut Oil/ Coconut Oil Spray
- Fat-free Greek Yogurt
- Fat Free Half and Half, 1-2 tbsp
- Lime juice, fresh squeezed, 1-2 tbsp
- Liquid Smoke
- MCT Oil
- Nature’s Hollow xylitol jams and jellies
- Panang Curry Paste
- Protein Powder
- Psyllium husk powder
- Red Curry Paste – Thai Kitchen
- Unsweetened almond milk or other nut milks
- unsweetened coconut milk
- Better than Bouillon: Vegetable, Beef, Chicken
- Miracle Noodles or Rice
- Miso Broth-sub 1 tbsp almond milk for regular milk
- Nutritional Yeast (for cheesy flavor) – 1 tsp it only has 15.5 cals/1.3 carbs total carbs/0.4 net carbs/1.7g protein
- Simple Girl Carolina Style BBQ Sauce & Seasonings
- Walden Farms dressings/syrups: Caramel Syrup
- Dark dark chocolate higher than 85% cocoa (sugar-free)
- Lakanto sweetener (like Tagatesse but with stevia and monk fruit)
- PB2 Peanut Butter Powder
- Zevia, Stevia Diet Soda
- Vanilla Bean Powder
- Xanthan gum
So what are ya waitin’ for!