It doesn’t really matter if you’ve chosen to work with the HCG injection diet or the homeopathic HCG diet…it can be tough to stick to the VLCD. The list of approved foods is short. But variety is still allowed. Dieters can absolutely take advantage of the full list of approved foods. Dieters should never cut out any foods for silly reasons like they don’t think they like it or they didn’t like it that one time they tried it. The list is too short for that silliness. There are also recipe guides that can be very careful. But many forget that they are allowed many spices on the diet. And there are many ways to use the approved spices to add variety to the limited diet. And that goes for both the homeopathic HCG diet and the HCG injection diet.
Think about your list of approved spices and then apply them to your approved list of meats. Yesterday’s article discussed poultry and the appropriate spices and seasonings that will maximize the taste and enjoyment that can be had from this simple protein. Today we’ll discuss just what to do with lean cuts of beef that will maximize their taste without breaking the HCG injection diet and homeopathic HCG diet rules.
Spices that work well for beef that are HCG approved are: chili powder, garlic, basil, bay leaf, oregano and thyme. Amongst the list of approved lean beef that are listed in the approved “cuts” are the roast and a few different popular steaks (with all fat cut off, of course). So try these popular options.
Are you making a roast? Don’t ignore the spices. You have to ditch the carrots and the potatoes are not allowed. But onions and celery are still a good addition. You might even want to try to chop up a head of cabbage and throw it in a half hour prior to pulling the roast out. Salt and pepper are the most basic options for roast when it comes to seasonings. But there are other seasonings you can try as well.
You might enjoy drizzling a mixture of vinegar and thyme over the roast/veggies before cooking it. Use the vinegar that is approved according to the protocol. Chop up the thyme and mix it in with the vinegar. Such a mixture leaves the meat tenderized and adds flavor.
Regardless of what type of cut of beef you are going to be cooking you can use several different spice combinations. Less expensive cuts of meat will probably need to be marinate longer as well as cook a bit longer (at a lower setting).
We already discussed the fabulous tenderizing result of the vinegar/thyme mixture, but you’ll also need a simple roast rub. Try this and make adjustments to the amounts as needed to accommodate your own tastes: 3 tablespoons of minced fresh parsley, 1 teaspoon of dried basil, 1 teaspoon of dried rosemary, 4 teaspoons of minced fresh garlic, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and 1 teaspoon of crushed peppercorns.
Combine the dried spices, fresh herbs and other ingredients into a small bowl and mix them thoroughly. Then rub them into the roast prior to placing it in your cooking apparatus. It should be an appropriate amount of seasonings for a 5 to 8 pound roast. It is helpful if you pat the roast dry prior to applying the seasonings.
This is just a start on what you can do with all the approved spices on your HCG injection diet or homeopathic HCG diet. If you make use of everything you are allowed on the diet you will be able to go much farther than you expect when it comes to providing tasty meals that provide you with the satisfaction of sticking to your diet and feeling like you had something “good for dinner.”
The HCG Diet Direct is a low calorie diet that helps dieters lose weight and keep the weight off. To find out more about HCG and the HCG diet, visit HCG Diet Direct.
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