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Full of healthy fat and perfect for maintaining weight loss on Phase 3 of the HCG diet!

HCG Diet Phase 3 Recipe: Blackened Salmon with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Side Salad

This recipe is only safe for the 2nd 3 weeks of HCG Phase 3 and beyond. This recipe NOT safe for the 1st 3 weeks of HCG Phase 3, because of the starch in the sweet potato.

This recipe is full of healthy fat and perfect for maintaining weight loss on Phase 3 of the HCG Diet. We hope you like it!



  • 4 oz salmon fillet (wild-caught preferred)
  • ¼ tbsp paprika
  • ¼ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tbsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter (to flavor salmon)
  • 1 tbsp butter (for cooking)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Combine the spices for the salmon together in a small bowl, set aside. 
  3. Melt 1 tbsp butter in a small saucepan. 
  4. Brush the butter on both sides of salmon.
  5. Sprinkle the spice mixture on each side of salmon, gently pat the salmon fillet to ensure the spices are sticking well.
  6. Heat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, add 1 tbsp butter.
  7. Place the salmon in skillet, skin side up. Sear for about 2-4 minutes (depending on the thickness of fish).
  8. Transfer the seared salmon to oven safe dish, bake in the oven at 350 degrees for about 5-7 minutes or until the fish flakes.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes


  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp milk (2% fat)
  • salt (to taste)
  • pepper (to taste)


  1. Microwave or bake the sweet potato until tender. Cool.
  2. Remove the skin and slice into small pieces.
  3. Add potato pieces, milk, salt, and pepper into a bowl, use a blender to mix thoroughly, until you reach your desired consistency. 
  4. Serve together with a side salad using a low-carb, low sugar salad dressing.*

Recipe Notes

If you want to use this recipe for the 1st 3 weeks of maintenance, just replace the sweet potatoes with a non-starch vegetable like broccoli.

*We recommend Simple Girl dressings and sauces for all phases of the HCG Diet and for life.

Bonus Phase 3 Recipe!

HCG Diet Phase 3 Recipe: Lemon Berry Pie

This recipe is for the 2nd 3 Weeks of maintenance.

Submitted by Dianna H.

Nut Crust Ingredients

  • ¾ cup pecans, chopped
  • ¼ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1 packet powdered stevia


  1. Combine ingredients and press into a pie pan. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until brown. Cool completely.

Layer 1 Ingredients

  • 1 box sugar-free instant lemon pudding
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • 3 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 


  1. Mix ingredients and chill in fridge until set. Spoon mixture into prepared crust.

Layer 2 Ingredients 

  • 1 pkg sugar-free instant strawberry jello
  • 1 cup strawberries, sliced
  • ½ container sugar-free cool whip


  1. Prepare jello using 1 cup boiling water and ¾ cup cold water.
  2. Add strawberry slices and chill in fridge until slightly set.
  3. Fold in cool whip.
  4. Spoon mixture on top of lemon mixture.
  5. Top with remaining cool whip and fresh or frozen wild blueberries, if desired.

Recipe Notes

This dessert is even better the next day. Makes 8-10 servings.

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