Phase 2 approved meal ideas
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Not all stevia is the same... Only 'pure' stevia is recommended for Phase 2 of the ShapeMasters system. Most main-stream store-bought stevia is not 'pure' stevia; they consist of stevia blends. SweetLeaf® stevia is the brand we recommend and it's allowed in any quantity. If you do not have SweetLeaf® stevia, look at the ingredients and if you see any words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin, avoid using that type of stevia during Phase 2 of the ShapeMasters system.
It is important to use fresh-squeezed lemon juice over the store-bought lemon juice because it usually contains preservatives that could slow or stall your weight loss. Always buy fresh lemons and squeeze your own lemon juice while on the ShapeMasters system.
You should always mince fresh garlic rather than using pre-minced garlic from the grocery store. Most pre-minced garlic contain preservatives. Be on the safe side... mince your own fresh garlic cloves for the best possible weight loss.
Check the ingredients of the onion powder and garlic powder as some brands contain prohibited ingredients such as -dextrose. Avoid any brand with words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
If you do not have any poultry seasoning; poultry blend seasoning usually contains spices such as ground sage, ground thyme, ground marjoram, ground rosemary, ground nutmeg, and finely ground black pepper. Feel free to add any of those spices to add flavor to your soup recipe. Check the ingredients and avoid anything containing sugar, starches, oils, preservatives, and words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
You can substitute the steak seasoning with red hot pepper flakes but... it won't taste as good. Not all seasonings are safe for Phase 2 of the ShapeMasters system. Check the ingredients and avoid anything containing sugar, starches, oils, preservatives, and words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
Any time you want to use mustard while on Phase 2 of the ShapeMasters system check the ingredients thoroughly for compliance... avoid oils, most preservatives, and any ingredients ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
Simple Girl dressings fit the ShapeMasters system perfectly. They are all natural and sweetened with diet safe stevia. Be careful when choosing a replacement. Most store-bought dressings contain sugar, preservatives, or other ingredients that could stall your weight loss. Analyze the ingredients before purchase. Avoid oil, starches, sugar, hard preservatives, chemicals, and words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin.
Use the Simple Girl Dry Bouillon Base to prepare a hot cup of broth to sip on any time during the day when you’re feeling hungry. Or use the prepared Dry Bouillon Base liquid as a replacement to water when sautéing or steaming your vegetables for added flavor. You can use the prepared Dry Bouillon Base as a base to making any type of soup recipe. It's gluten free, fat free, preservative free, and contains no sugar or artificial sweeteners
Make sure you have the correct type of steak for Phase 2 of the ShapeMasters system. It is recommended to use extra lean steak with no more than 7% fat. The best types of steaks are filet mignon, flank steak, T-bone, top round, top sirloin, and tenderloin.
This is also a great recipe for make-ahead meals. Simply measure the meat into 5 ounce portions before cooking, spice as desired, and grill all at one time... saving you cooking and clean-up time. Store the meat in an air-tight container in the fridge. Perfect for lunches or a grab-and-go meal when having a busy night.
The lettuce leaf acts a a ‘wrap’ for this recipe, feel free to supplement with more lettuce to reach your 16 ounce serving for the plan or prepare another ShapeMasters approved vegetable.
Store any leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. This is also a great make-ahead recipe to use while on the ShapeMasters system... simply grill up a batch of skewers at the beginning on the week, slide the grilled shrimp and tomatoes off the skewers into a dish with a lid and place in the fridge for a quick, grab-and-go lunch. Make sure you have the correct type of shrimp. We recommend using pre-cooked, medium-size shrimp (in the frozen food section).
This recipe is even better when chilled. Simply cover and chill for approximately 2-3 hours so the flavors have a chance to combine and soak into the cucumber. This is also a great make-ahead recipe because the vinegar acts as a preservative/pickling agent.
This recipe is also great to make ahead and refrigerate for later because as this recipe chills, the vinegar acts as a pickling agent. Just make the day before, cover, and place in the fridge and the next day you will have a cold, pickle-like cucumber dish that will delight your taste buds!
The best ways to use this chicken broth: Use about 2 cups of this broth as a base to make any variety of soup or add a few tbsps of this broth to the bottom of a skillet to keep your sautéed veggies from sticking to the pan.
Phase 3 modifications: Add ¼ cup cooked cranberries and chopped walnuts
Variations: Use your choice of flavoring extracts in place of peppermint and cocoa. (Vanilla, maple, lemon, coffee etc)