Are you booking a trip to South Beach? Whether you’ve just booked a trip to Miami, or you just want to slim down, the South Beach Diet aka the Original Keto-Friendly Diet can help you shed away the pounds. Invented in the 1990’s by Florida physician Arthur Agatston, this low(er) carb diet has helped thousands lose weight and feel better.
How it works is that you sign up with the Silver, Gold, or Platinum Plan. Then, you get to choose from their menu of snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner items. Once ordered, you’ll receive a guide to help you lose weight and four weeks worth of fully prepped delicious meal. If you sign up today, you’ll receive 40% Off Plus 15 Free Meals Plus Free Fedex Shipping!
However, you’re not restricted to just the pre-packed food they provide you. You can eat healthy without giving up flavor by indulging in one of these delicious South Beach Diet recipes.
Smoked Salmon and Cream Cheese “Breakwiches”
The smooth cream cheese and smoked salmon pair perfectly. Start the day with this tasty, high protein breakfast with the added benefit of fish.
Diet Phase: Three
- 2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese (1/4 cup)
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 8 slices thin-sliced whole-grain bread
- 6 ounces thinly sliced smoked salmon
- 4 teaspoons trans-fat-free margarine
- Layout the bread; spread one tablespoon of the cream cheese on each slice. Lay salmon on top. Sprinkle with chives and pepper. Top to make a sandwich.
- Heat two teaspoons of the margarine over medium heat in a large, nonstick skillet. Add two sandwiches at a time, weighed down, and cook until golden brown.
Zesty Crab Cakes with Creamy Pepper Sauce
These Maryland style, low carb crab cakes are zesty, delicious, and filling. Using fresh crab will enhance this already tasty recipe.
Diet Phase: Two, Three
Creamy Pepper Sauce:
- 2 whole jarred roasted red peppers, drained
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- Ground black pepper
- 1 egg white
- 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped
- 1 rib celery, finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons ground walnuts
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Old Bay
- 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1/4 teaspoon celery seeds, crushed
- 1 pound drained lump crabmeat
- 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika
- 1 cup fresh whole wheat bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon hot-pepper sauce
- Parsley for garnish
- Sauce: Puree roasted peppers. Add mayonnaise and black pepper to taste and blend briefly. Transfer to another bowl.
- Crab cakes: Heat oil in a medium, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and celery and cook for five minutes, or until soft. Place in a large bowl.
- Stir in the egg white, walnuts, parsley, mayonnaise, lemon juice, crab boil seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, mustard powder, celery seeds, and paprika. Blend with a utensil. Stir in the crab meat and hot-pepper sauce. Mix thoroughly. Form into patties. Place breadcrumbs in a shallow bowl and roll the patties in the breadcrumbs, coating them completely.
- Heat a large, nonstick skillet, coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Add the crab cakes and cook for two minutes. Cover and cook for one minute longer, or until browned. Coat the tops with cooking spray and turn over. Cook for two minutes longer, uncovered, or until golden brown. Serve with the sauce drizzled over and garnish with the parsley.
Strawberry Coconut “Pro-Yo”
Is your sweet tooth acting up? Indulge in this delicious recipe for breakfast or dessert. At 25 grams of protein, there’s no wrong time to have it.
Diet Phase: Two
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 packet of South Beach Diet Beach Shack Strawberry Shake
- 5.3 oz. whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 tsp. coconut extract
- 1 Tbsp. unsweetened coconut flakes
- Mix together Greek yogurt, South Beach Diet Beach Shack Strawberry Shake powder, almond milk and coconut extract.
- Sprinkle with coconut flakes.
- Top with sliced strawberries.
- Store in fridge until later or enjoy immediately.
Parched? Quench your thirst (and that sweet tooth) with this creamy, and nutritious beverage.
Diet Phase: Two, Three
- 1 1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 1 medium mango, peeled and roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup chilled water
- 1 Tbsp. granular sugar substitute
- Ice cubes
- Pinch ground cardamom (optional)
- In a blender, combine mango, yogurt, water, sugar substitute (and cardamom); puree until smooth. Pour over ice and serve.
Spinach and Artichoke Dip
Need to serve something during the game? Whether you’re having friends over, or just want a delicious snack, this satisfying dip is just what you need. Just skip the pita wedges until phase two.
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, and squeezed dry
- 1 can (13.75 ounces) artichoke hearts in water, drained
- 1/2 cup grated aged Asiago cheese or Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Blend the spinach, artichoke hearts, oil, and garlic powder together. Pulse until finely chopped. Then add the ricotta, hot pepper flakes, nutmeg, and salt.
- Add the Asiago cheese and pulse until blended.
All of the recipes listed above can be viewed on the South Beach Diet website.
Having some of these South Beach Diet recipes in-between eating your pre-packed meals and snacks is a great way to spice up your diet. Who says eating healthy has to taste bad? You’ll be strutting down Miami Beach in no time.
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