Real South Beach diet recipes

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 grapefruit2 scrambled eggs mixed with Monterey Jack cheese and salsa1 slice of whole grain toastDecaffeinated coffee or tea, fat-free milk and sugar substitute if desired

Mid-Morning Snack1 hard-boiled egg

Lunch - Roast Beef Wrap1 ¼ cups reduced-fat cream cheese4 flour tortillas (9" or 10")½ red onion, sliced4 spinach leaves8 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 Snack4 ounces Dannon Light ‘n Fit yogurt

Dinner - Lemon Couscous Chicken (South Beach Menu)1 ¼ cups water1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil2 cups broccoli florets1 package Near East Roasted Garlic & Olive Oil Couscous mix1 ½ chopped cooked chicken3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice¼ 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 cheese¼ teaspoon grated lemon peel¼ teaspoon vanilla extract1 package sugar substitute

Mix the ricotta cheese, lemon peel, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute. Serve chilled. Serves 1.