The Best South Beach Diet Recipes

The South Beach diet is designed to prevent heart disease and to help those who already have it by substituting good carbs for bad fats or bad carbs. The diet is run in three separate states, with each stage being carried out for a certain amount of time. Just because this is a diet, doesn't mean you will have to starve or eat foods that don't taste good.

Some of the recipes are actually quite yummy, and when eating them you won't even feel like you are on a diet.These dishes will leave you feeling fulfilled to where you won't be hungry all of the time and craving snacks.Below are a few sinfully delicious South Beach Diet recipes that will make your mouth water and have you begging for more.

Rosemary and Sage Pork

This quick and easy recipe only takes an hour and a half to prepare, and should be cooked at 350 degrees to remain juicy and wonderfully tasting.Pork and rosemary is a fantastic combination that will leave you loving the taste and wanting more. This dish is also great reheated as a leftover dish. The ingredients required are as follows:

  • Minced Garlic

  • 3TB olive oil

  • 2 TB parsley leaves fresh and chopped

  • Thyme leaves or 1 TB of finely chopped fresh sage

  • Rosemary leaves chopped

  • 2 Tsp. Dijon Mustard

  • Salt and Pepper to Taste

  • Boneless Lean Pork Loin

In a mixing bowl, mix the oil, sage, parsley, rosemary, garlic, Dijon, salt and pepper together. Preheat the oven to the aforementioned temperature, and begin cutting the roast into strips. Pound the pork to get it very thin as well. Rub the mixture of ingredients thoroughly over the pork roast, and dash it with a bit of pepper and salt. Put your pork in the roaster uncovered and back it for about an hour. Garnish the top with sage, thyme and rosemary.

Oven Baked Herbs over Salmon

If you want a great tasting seafood recipe, then the below recipe will tantalize the taste buds to no end. It only takes about an hour to prepare, and is absolutely scrumptious for a fulfilling meal any day of the week. It is one of the most popular recipes among people who are on the South Beach Diet. Be sure to use the correct measurements of ingredients to get the best results. Ingredients are as follows:

  • About a pound of Salmon Filet

  • 3 TB of herbs chopped ( dill, thyme, rosemary or any other herbs will do)

  • Pepper to Taste

  • 1/2 tsp. of salt or 1 Tsp. if the salmon is skinned or kosher

  • cooking oil

Preheat your oven to around 200 degrees. Chop the herbs you have chosen and blend in the pepper and salt. Place a thin covering of oil over the fish, and season it well if it is skinned. Place it in your baking pan and bake for about 45 minutes until flaky. Serve it with tartar sauce or have it plain. Any kind of veggies can go with the meal as a side dish.

Basil Chicken ServedWith Vegetables

This is an incredibly popular South Beach Diet Recipe, and after you have a bite you will understand why! This dish is as yummy as it gets. It is quick to prepare, and low cost as well which makes it a great choice. South Beach Dieters love the savory flavor of the dish. The ingredients are as follows:

  • Boneless chicken meat cut into strips or bite size pieces

  • 1 Chopped red bell pepper

  • 8 ounces of sliced mushrooms

  • 2 cups of summer squash or zucchini

  • Chopped Fresh Basil

  • 3 cloves of pressed garlic

  • 3 TB of olive oil

  • A Dash of Pepper and Salt

Warm the oil on the stovetop over high heat. Dab the pepper and salt over the chicken and cook the first side of the chicken thoroughly toss in the vegetables and mix by stirring them in. When it is nearly finished, add the garlic and basil. Make sure the seasoning is just perfect, so you get the ultimate flavor the dish has to offer. Cook for about a minute and voila you have a great tasting meal for you and your family that is healthy.

Cincinnati Chili

This delectable dish is an all time favorite among those who are on the South Beach Diet, and you will understand why after you indulge in a bowl of it yourself. No one would think of chocolate of cinnamon being included in a diet dish or let along a bowl of chili, but here you have it. This dish is cooked Cincinnati style, and is unlike chili that most people cook around the world.This chili doesn't pack heat like Texas Chili or other chili's around the world.The ingredients and directions for this great tasting dish are as follows:

  • 2 pounds of half ground beef and half ground turkey

  • 1 small onion finely chopped

  • 4 cloves of garlic or 2 tsp. of garlic powder

  • 3 to 4 TC of chili powder depending on how much of a kick you want it to have

  • 1 tsp. allspice

  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

  • A dash of cloves

  • 1 TB Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 TB paprika and 2 bay leaves

  • 3 Beef Bouillon Cubes

  • A 15 ounce can of tomato sauce

  • 1 ounce of unsweetened chocolate

  • 1 TS of red wine vinegar

  • 1/4 cup of red wine

Get a large frying pan and fry up the onions and meat. Cook it for only about 5 minutes and then add 2 cups of water to the mixture. Blend in the rest of the ingredients and simmer on low heat for about an hour. Taste it when it is finished, to determine if the seasoning is correct of not and adjust it if it needs more.It is always better to not over season to begin with, because too much will ruin the dish. You can't take it out if it is already in, but you can adjust if you have to little. Cincinnati chili is not meant to be spicy, so don't expect it to be. This great dish will appease your appetite every time, and you won't feel like you are eating health food for a diet.

Caprese Tomato and Basil Pasta Salad

  • 1 Pack of shirataki noodles

  • Chopped Basil

  • 1 Large Chopped Tomato

  • 3 ounces of cubed mozzarella cheese

  • 1 to 2 TB capers

  • 1TB virgin olive oil

This great tasting pasta salad is a breeze to make.To make it, simply rinse the noodles thoroughly in hot water and drain them. Add the other ingredients while the noodles are still hot from the water, to allow the flavors to blend properly together. Toss it altogether and add a few pecans to top it off. If you don't like shirataki, then you can substitute them for other low carb noodles as well. This makes a great summer meal for those on the South Beach Diet.  


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