If you’d like to learn more about the South Beach Diet, the following is a sample of a daily diet regiment to follow. Compare this meal plan with other low carb diets that you may be interested in.
A South Beach Daily Diet
Breakfast – Tex Mex Style (South Beach Diet Menu) ½ grapefruit 2 scrambled eggs mixed with Monterey Jack cheese and salsa 1 slice of whole grain toast Decaffeinated coffee or tea, fat-free milk and sugar substitute if desired
Mid-Morning Snack 1 hard-boiled egg
Lunch – Roast Beef Wrap 1 ¼ cups reduced-fat cream cheese 4 flour tortillas (9” or 10”) ½ red onion, sliced 4 spinach leaves 8 ounces roast beef, sliced
Spread a small amount of cream cheese over the tortilla. Layer the spinach, onion, and roast beef, roll up, and fold. Serves 4.
Mid-Afternoon Snack 4 ounces Dannon Light ‘n Fit yogurt
Dinner – Lemon Couscous Chicken (South Beach Menu) 1 ¼ cups water 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 cups broccoli florets 1 package Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous mix 1 ½ chopped cooked chicken 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice ¼ teaspoon lemon peel
In a large skillet, bring water, oil, broccoli, and spice from couscous mix to a boil. Stir in couscous, cooked chicken, lemon juice, and lemon peel. Simmer until heated through and then remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Using a fork, fluff lightly, then chill and serve cold. Serves 4.
Dessert – Lemon Peel Ricotta Crème (South Beach Diet Menu) ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese ¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract 1 package sugar substitute
Mix the ricotta cheese, lemon peel, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. Serve chilled. Serves 1.