We are getting so many people commenting on the diet still, that we thought we’d do a follow-up with more recipes. Enjoy the top three winners from the recipe contest for the Two-Week Rapid Weight Loss Diet.
First Place: Portobello Mushroom Salad
6 large Portobello mushrooms
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
2 cups sugar snap peas
2 cups carrots, shredded
2 cups bean sprouts
1 tomato, diced
1 cup asparagus, chopped
1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
2 tbsp garlic, minced
3 tbsp Thai chili pepper, minced
1 tbsp fresh ginger
2 tbsp lemon, juiced
3 tbsp lemon zest
2 tsp soy sauce
1/4 cup sesame oil
Use a spoon to remove the black membrane from mushrooms. Season with olive oil and salt. Preheat oven to 375°F and roast for 5 to 10 minutes.
Mix all veggies in a big bowl.
Cook the brown rice according to package. Then shock with cold water. Combine with veggies.
For the dressing, whisk together the garlic, Thai chili pepper, ginger, lemon juice, lemon zest, soy sauce and sesame oil. Pour dressing over veggie and rice mixture. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Garnish with shredded cabbage and sesame seeds.
Second Place: White Chili
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)
2 stalks celery, diced (about 1/2 cup)
3 medium Poblano/Serrano/Anaheim peppers (de-ribbed and diced)
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, to taste
1 lb ground white meat turkey
2 (15.5 oz) cans cannellini beans
4 cups low sodium chicken broth
3/4 tsp dried oregano
Salt, to taste
1/4 cup nonfat, plain Greek yogurt
2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro leaves
In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat the olive oil over moderate heat. Add the onion, celery, and Poblano peppers. Cook about 8 minutes, until the vegetables are soft, stirring occasionally. Add the garlic, cumin and cayenne pepper. Stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
Add the ground turkey. Cook until it is no longer pink, breaking it up good in the process. Add in the cannellini beans, the broth and oregano.
Cook, stirring occasionally, partially covered, for 25 minutes. Add salt and more cayenne pepper, to taste. Continue cooking, partially covered, 10 minutes longer.
Top individual bowls with 1 tbsp of Greek yogurt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cilantro. Garnish with a lime wedge.
Third Place: Spicy Salmon Steaks
1/2 cup brown rice, cooked
Juice of 1 fresh lemon
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
2 salmon steaks
4 cloves fresh garlic, in a paste
1 tbsp crushed red pepper
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
2 tbsp avocado oil
Salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
To make a marinade, combine garlic paste, red pepper, cumin, salt and turmeric.
Wash the fish steaks then marinate for 15 minutes.
In a non-stick pan on high, heat the avocado oil. Add the marinated fish and sauté for 2 minutes on each side.
Carefully cover the pan with foil. Bake in 350° preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Cook the rice according to package directions. Toss with 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Add salt and pepper to taste. Divide equally on two plates.
Place cooked salmon steaks on top of the brown rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro.
We hope you enjoy these recipes and welcome comments with any other recipes for us to share.
6 thoughts on “Two-Week Rapid Weight Loss Diet Recipe Winners”
how many servings does the chili make?
The recipe doesn’t say, but because the recipe calls for 1/4 cup of yogurt, and you are supposed to used 1 tbsp per serving, I believe it is supposed to make 4 servings. Let us know how you like it!
I am so glad to have found your site. A lot of healthy tips to help aid in my weight loss..Thank You
I’m a little confused at this page….how can the first place recipe have carrots (which are NOT on the 2-week plan). And the 2nd place recipe has cannellini beans ( also not mentioned as allowable).
I agree, it is confusing. But, carrots are in the broth Dr. Oz recommends drinking throughout the day, and the recipe winners were picked by Dr. Oz on his site. The cannellini beans are on the list as legumes. All legume beans are allowed. Keep going, it is worth it! I made the mushroom recipe and it was delicious! It makes A LOT!! I had it all week with some turkey breast thrown in for protein. It was a lot of work to make, but just writing about it makes me want to have it again!
The 2 week diet is a very good option for everyone to keep themselves fit forever.