Dukanising Recipes for the Dukan Diet
I’ve put this post together following a suggestion from Alison who emailed me with links to a couple of recipes that she thought could be adapted to make them suitable for the Dukan Diet and asked me to check them over. She suggested that I share the links and the adaptations on the site with you all and I thought that this was a good idea. Not only does it give you a couple of different recipe ideas, I’m hoping it may give you ideas as to how you can “Dukanise” other recipes.
It is important to remember that the Dukan Diet is a two part plan, which when you follow the four phases takes you through a process in which you lose your excess pounds and also learn how to eat to maintain your target weight. It is unfortunate that a large number of followers of the Dukan Diet abandon the process after they’ve reached their target weight and then end up putting the weight they’ve lost back on again because they’ve not retrained their eating habits.
The Dukan Diet isn’t a miracle diet and if you expect to be able to maintain your weight in Stablisation following your old eating habits by just eating 3 tablespoons of oat bran, never taking an escalator or lift and only eating protein one day a week you will be disappointed. The oat bran, exercise and protein only day will only slow the rate at which you put back on the weight that was lost.
The Dukan Diet is designed to encourage you to eat real whole foods, not processed or fast foods. This is why many of the slimming yogurts are not considered suitable, they have been made low in calories by replacing yogurt with starches and thickeners and have small amounts of sugar added to make them taste better.
Here is a link to the first recipe – Thai Minced Chicken Salad a recipe suitable for PV days in Cruise.
There are three ingredients here which aren’t Dukan Friendly, the vegetable oil and the sesame oil and the fish sauce. The fish sauce doesn’t contain any prohibited ingredients but it does contain a lot of salt. If you don’t suffer with high blood pressure or water retention you could use the fish sauce. If you want or need to replace the fish sauce you could use a low sodium soy sauce and a little more lime juice. You can replace the oil by initially dry frying and then adding a little water.
Here is a link to the second recipe – Hot and Sour Broth with Prawns a recipe suitable for PP days in Cruise or the Attack Phase.
This recipe needs only one change, to swop the caster sugar for sweetener.