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Dukan Diet Recipes

When replying to a comment on one of my hub Tips and Recipes for the Dukan Diet I realised that the article had far more tips than recipes and as I know how important it is to keep your diet as varied and interesting as possible whilst losing weight I decided to address this situation and provide as many recipes as I could. However I managed to find so many recipes that they wouldn't all fit into just one hub.

This hub is the capstone which lists the recipes I've collected from far and wide and then provide you with a link to one of the four other hubs in which the recipes can be found. I've categorised the recipes I've collated into the following hubs

Dukan Diet Recipes - Poultry

Dukan Diet Recipes - Meat

Dukan Diet Recipes - Fish and Seafood

Dukan Diet Recipes - Starters and Desserts

Dukan Diet Recipes

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Photo courtesy of sling@flickr on Flickr

This hub is written to provide tips and recipes for the Dukan Diet to help anyone on the diet or who is thinking about starting Dr Pierre Dukan's highly successful weight loss formula the Dukan Diet. This diet is based around the principles of eating a diet which is low in carbohydrate but high in protein.

If you would like a better understanding of the Dukan diet and lifestyle program you may find my hub about the Dukan Diet useful. You may also find my hub The Pros and Cons of the Dukan Diet of interest.

Please remember that this article and my other articles about the Dukan Diet are written to provide general information and they are not intended nor should they be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the Dukan Diet. Anyone with medical problems of any nature should see and consult a doctor before embarking on any diet or exercise program and even if you have no known health problems, it is still advisable for you to consult your doctor before you make any major changes to your lifestyle.

Dukan Diet Recipes - Poultry

The first grouping of recipes is for poultry - chicken and turkey. I personally much prefer chicken to turkey in these recipes so the recipes I will be giving will all be the chicken version but of course they can easliy be adapted by just swapping the meat you are using.

The recipes for poultry are

  • Tandoori Chicken and Green Beans
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Indian Chicken
  • Spicy Chicken and Veg Skewers
  • Piri Piri Chicken
  • Chicken with Mustard
  • Chicken Meatloaf
  • Garlic & Cheese Chicken and Ham Pockets
  • Chicken Burgers

Dukan Diet Recipes - Fish and Seafood

I'm personally not a huge fish eater. I don't like fishy fish and I've got an allergy to some types of shellfish but I know how important Omega 3 is to my diet so I try to eat fish at least twice a week. Here are the fish and seafood recipes I've put together.

  • Baked Salmon Fillets
  • Three-pepper tuna
  • Spicy Saute Shrimps
  • Shrimps Sauteed in Herbs
  • Baked Mussels


Dukan Diet Recipes - Meat

I am particularly fond of meat which is normally quite heavily restricted in lots of diet plans. This is of course not the case in the Dukan Diet where you can eat as much as you want of the right types of meat. Unfortunately my favorite meat lamb isn't permitted in the first stages of the diet plan but I fortunately beef and lean ham my next favorites are. The meat recipes that I've found are

  • Beef Kebabs
  • Meatloaf
  • Steak
  • Beef Burgers
  • Luc luc Beef
  • Ham Soufflé
  • Fried Eggs with Sliced Ham
  • Ham and Egg Omelette

Dukan Diet Recipes - Starters and Desserts

This is another area where the Dukan Diet is really great, because you're only restricted on the types of food you eat rather than the amount of food you eat. It is possible to have proper three course meals where you are able to forget you are even on a diet on the days you can eat vegetables as well as protein.

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The recipes to help create your three course meals are listed below. You could of course also use some of these recipes to make yourself a delicious lunch.

  • Spicy Pumpkin Soup
  • Courgette Gaspacho with diced Red Pepper
  • Thick courgette soup
  • Stuffed Tomatoes
  • Coffee, Chocolate or Vanilla Creme
  • Cheese Cake
  • Floating Island
  • Sweet omelette with fat free yoghurt.


Amber Allen (author) on July 01, 2012:

Hi Sara

The oat bran is a key part of the Dukan Diet but not essential. Not only is oat bran good for your heart, it helps you to feel satisfied and it provides fiber an element which is in short supply in other foods.

I'd recommend that you continue to take your oat bran with water if this is the best way for you to eat it. It doesn't really matter how you do this. Good luck!


Sara on July 01, 2012:

Hi amber

Really enjoying the dukan diet. Just wanted to ask does it really make a difference to have oat bran? I can have it on a spoon and swallow with water but don't like the texture in a pancake or muffins I never have been a porridge eater. Please let me know if it will help to loose weight faster and if it's ok to have it with water. Many thanks

Amber Allen (author) on May 07, 2012:

Hi Sabrina

My guess would be between 10 and 14 pounds but it would of course depend on many things such as how much you weigh to start with, whether you are already on another diet and so on.


Sabrina on May 07, 2012:

Hi amber! I've got 21 days till I go on holiday how much weight do you think I could lose in that time? Thanks

Amber Allen (author) on April 26, 2012:

Hi Habibi

Tescos do their own brand of reduced fat sugar free cocoa powder and health food shops are a great place to look for sugar free products as these are also used by diabetics.

Happy hunting!


Habibi on April 26, 2012:

Thanks amber! Thought I'd wait till the celebration meal & then decide from there if I can avoid the foods! Lovely to be back on track! Still on the search for sugar free ketchup & fat free cocoa I live in London! Would you have the name of these items & where I can get them from? Thanks!

Amber Allen (author) on April 25, 2012:

Hi Habibi

Don't panic everyone has a slip up from time to time. The important thing to do is to get back on the Dukan Diet as soon as you can and stick with it.

If you find yourself in a situation where you are unable to follow the diet go for damage limitation.

I can't say how much weight you will put on from the lapses but it is unlikely that you would gain back the whole 8 pounds. Some of the weight gain might also be water retention so it might disappear again after a couple of days back on the diet.

Try to find another way to deal with stress which avoids food.


Habibi on April 25, 2012:

Hi amber

Just a bit distressed! Have met with too many people this week & have been distracted from the diet! I have yet tnrw & saterday celebrations & am very depressed! When I eat I eat! Do you think I should just start attack on Sunday? & do u reckon I could put on the 8lb weightloss back on? Am stressed at times it's just unavoidable!

Amber Allen (author) on April 19, 2012:

Hi Habibi

Your slimming tea is fine to use.


Habibi on April 19, 2012:

Hi amber!

Just wanted to know if slimming tea is allowed on the dukan diet? The one I have has 20% cichorium intybus herb 20% cassia angustifolia leaves & 50% red tea. Thanks

Amber Allen (author) on February 04, 2012:

Hi Lizzy

You can have one teaspoon of olive oil or rapeseed oil a day but you would be eating rather a large number of eggs in that day.

The medical opinion on how many eggs to eat in one day is divided so I tend to work on a rule of thumb of one whole egg a day and use egg white as well.

You would also want to be eating your serving of oat bran and some yogurt/cottage cheese.

It is important to build in variety into your diet so that you enjoy what you eat - it makes it so much easier to stick to.


Lizzy on February 04, 2012:

Hi Amber !

I just wanted to know if it would be helpful to eat something like a fried spicy omellete and chicken kebab grilled in one teaspoon oil and a boiled egg in a day for the attack phase. Could you please help me with that ?

Amber Allen (author) on December 06, 2011:

Hi Maggie

Bragg Liquid Aminos is made from just NON-GMO soybeans and purified water and has zero calories per 1/2 teaspoon so this is fine for you to eat you just need to watch the sodium it contains. You can also have a small amount of diet sugar free ketchup and can make your own Dukan mayonnaise and vinaigrette.


Maggie on December 06, 2011:

Can I have soy sauce aminos on the cruise phase? what about other sauces? Thanks!

Amber Allen (author) on November 08, 2011:

Hi Irene

I'd stuff the turkey with a mix of lean ground/minced pork, egg, oat bran, finely diced vegetables of your choice and then season with pepper and herbs.

Make sure that you've got plenty of vegetables to go with your turkey and consider having something like a pumpkin soup to start.


Irene on November 08, 2011:

I am worried about thanksgiving. Suggestions for a stuffed turkey?

Amber Allen (author) on September 11, 2011:

Hi Mary

You can eat up to 8 crabsticks a day. What about trying prawns or other seafood and fish or eggs to add a little more variety?


Mary moon on September 11, 2011:

Can I eat crabsticks in th attack phase, I am tired of chicken and tuna. I do not eat red meat. Would love your help please

Amber Allen (author) on April 05, 2011:

Hi Megan

Welcome to Hubpages. I've just launched my own Dukan Diet site "". It is a brand new site so it doesn't have lots of information on it yet. Perhaps you'd like to take a look and let me know what you think. I posted an article on food cravings yesterday giving details of some research which turns conventional thoughts about food cravings totally on its head.


filelalaine on April 05, 2011:

Hi Katie,

I just started the cruise phase of the diet (after 6 days in attack) and your recipes will come in very handy, considering that everything I know how to cook requires starches or at the very least some oil/butter (thus the need for a diet to begin with). Would like to hear more about your trials and tribulations with the dieting process itself. If you already have them in blog form, please point me in the right direction :)


Amber Allen (author) on October 04, 2010:

Hi katie

I know from personal experience that staying on a diet can be very dificult. I really hope that my Dukan Diet hubs that provide Dukan Diet Recipes and Dukan Diet Tips help others.


Katie McMurray from Ohio on October 03, 2010:

So often we get lost with the direction of a good diet plan like the Dukan. Your tried and true helpful tips and directions on just how to cook and stay true to the Dukan diet is so helpful. In fact these great Dukan Diet recipes allows us to stay on task and stay on the Dukan Plan for the best results possible. Peace :)

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