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New South Beach Diet Recipes

The South Beach Diet is a popular diet plan that focuses on balancing the carbohydrates, proteins, and fats you eat. This blog post will give you some of our favorite recipes for dinner, lunch, or breakfast to help you stick with this healthy eating plan.  We hope that these delicious recipes will keep your taste buds happy while helping your waistline shrink! 

South Beach Diet Recipes – Chicken Recipes

Chicken is a versatile ingredient that pairs well with many flavors. The recipe below offers a tangy twist on traditional chicken salad, making this dish the perfect choice for potluck parties or family get-togethers. Make sure to use grapes without sugar when preparing your dish for following the South Beach Diet guidelines.

Chicken Salad with Grapes and Walnuts

Ingredients:

1 pound of cooked, cubed chicken (we recommend buying a rotisserie chicken for this recipe)

1/4 cup light mayonnaise (Annie’s Naturals contains no added sugar)

2 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt  (We like Chobani 0% fat Greek Yogurt)

1/4 cup chopped celery (about 1 rib)

2 tbsp. unsalted roasted sunflower seeds  (SunButter brand is allowed on the diet)

1 tsp. dried thyme leaves, crushed or 3 teaspoons fresh thyme, finely chopped (we like Spice Islands Organic Thyme)

1 tsp. grated lemon zest (about 1/2 medium lemon)

1 cup of halved seedless red grapes  (any variety, not sweetened)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  (we like Spice Islands Black Pepper )

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Breakfast Ideas

If you are looking for breakfast recipes, then this recipe is perfect. This South Beach Diet approved hash will give you a savory meal to start your day off with. The Chorizo sausage adds extra flavor and is great if you are already hungry by breakfast time.

South Beach Diet Recipes – Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes

Ingredients:

1 tsp. olive oil  (we like Spice Islands Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

1/2 cup cubed (1/4 inch) cooked potato, preferably Yukon gold (a little under 1 ounce or 1 small russet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes)

3 large eggs, preferably organic

1/4 cup egg whites from a carton, such as Egg Beaters (we like this product and use it very often)

1 tbsp. water (we like Spice Islands Pure Vanilla Extract – no carbs and sugar-free, perfect for South Beach Diet recipes)

2 tsp. chopped fresh basil or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

3 tbsp. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese  (we like Weight Watchers brand)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  (we like Spice Islands Black Pepper )

Lunch Ideas

Lunch is a great time to eat more of the comfort foods you love. A few tweaks here and there will make these recipes the perfect choice. This recipe pairs cod with a tangy dressing that gives it a distinct flavor, along with healthy veggies for texture. Cod is low in fat but high in protein and omega-3 fatty acids so it’s also good for you.

South Beach Diet Recipes – Cod with Tangy Dressing

Ingredients:  (serves 2)

2 cups bite-size pieces mixed salad greens, such as Bibb or Boston lettuce (we like Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix)

1/4 cup low-fat cottage cheese  (we like Friendship No Fat Low-Sodium Cottage Cheese)

1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion  (about 1/2 medium onion)

2 tbsp. chopped kalamata olives (we like Spice Islands Kalamata Olives )

3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar  (we like Spice Islands Organic Balsamic Vinegar)

1 tsp. pure maple syrup  (we like Spice Islands 100% Pure Maple Syrup )

2 tbsp. olive oil  (we like Spice Islands Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

4 cod fillets (about 6 ounces each), rinsed and patted dry (cod is a very popular, mild

Dinner Ideas

Dinner is where it’s at. Get the whole family involved in these dishes and they will love it, trust me! If you’re looking to add a little something extra to your next steak night, then this recipe should be part of your plan. Complete with all of the South Beach Diet approved condiments, we guarantee that everyone will love this recipe.

South Beach Diet Recipes – Steak Topped with Tomato and Avocado Salad

Ingredients:  (serves 4)

1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into chunks (about 1 cup)

4 rib-eye steaks (6 to 8 ounces each and about 1 inch thick), trimmed (we like Butcher’s Cut Top Sirloin)

1/2 cup low-fat ranch dressing (not fatty or creamy)  (we like Weight Watchers brand, the only ingredients are Buttermilk, Enriched Sour Cream (Cultured Cream and Skim Milk), Salt, Lactic Acid, Xanthan Gum, Maltodextrin, Modified Food Starch, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Natural Flavor), divided

1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar  (we like Spice Islands Organic Balsamic Vinegar)

2 tomatoes, cut into chunks (about 2 cups)

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste  (we like Spice Islands Black Pepper )