5 South Beach Diet Receipes
It may seem that five South Beach diet recipes aren't enough to get an accurate impression of the program. However, these five South Beach diet recipes show that the program allows flexibility and deliciousness. Five South Beach diet recipes are hardly enough once you realize the ease and taste they offer, but hopefully these examples will help you to explore the richness of the diet and lead to a heathy start.
To make an edamame salad you will need:
- 8 oz. frozen edamame (or chick peas)
- oz. seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 bunch of radishes (4 oz.), cut in half then thinly sliced
- 1/2 cup loosely packed chopped fresh cilantro leaves
- Toss edamames, vinegar, salt, oil, pepper, radishes, and cilantro together in a large bowl.
- Serve chilled or at room temperature.
To make baked sweet potatoes you will need:
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, dried and scrubbed
- tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
Heat oven to 425 degrees. Slice each potato lengthwise into eight pieces. Toss with salt, oil, and paprika.
- Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown on the bottom, approximately fifteen minutes.
- Turn slices and bake until bottom side is brown and potatoes are tender. Serve hot.
To make Southwest pepita and pecan mix you will need:
- tablespoon chili powder
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1/8 teaspoons cayenne pepper
- large egg withe
- 2 cups raw, unsalted pumpkin seeds, shelled
- 1 1/2 cups pecan halves
- cup unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds
- Position baking rack in center of the oven and heat to 375 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with vegetable oil or cooking spray. Combine salt, cumin, powder, and cayenne in a mixing bowl.
Whisk egg whites in a large bowl until frothy. Add pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, and pecans. Mix using a slotted spoon until combined.
- Sprinkle 1/3 of the spice mixture over seed mixture and toss until evenly coated. Repeat steps with remaining spice mixture.
- Spread the seed mixture onto the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for ten minutes, break up into clumps, turn pan, and continue baking until browned and crisp.
- Remove from oven and cool. Break apart into pieces with fingers and serve.
To make iced vanilla coffee milk you will need:
- 3 cups decaffeinated coffee, strongly brewed and chilled
- cup fat-free or one percent milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons granular sugar substitute
- ice cubes
- 1/2 cup light whipped or fat free topping
- Pinch of ground cinnamon for garnish (optional)
- 4 cinnamon sticks for garnish (optional)
- In a pitcher, combine coffee, vanilla, milk, and sugar and stir well. Fill four (ten oz.) glasses with ice. Pour coffee mixture over ice and spoon two tablespoons of the whipped topping into each glass.
- Stir gently so that some of the topping mixes with some of the coffee, while the rest remains at the top of the glass. Garnish each glass with a pinch of ground cinnamon and add cinnamon stick, if desired.
To make chilled espresso custard you will need:
- 1 1/2 cups of one percent milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 tablespoons sugar substitute
- 2 teaspoons instant decaffeinated coffee or espresso powder
- teaspoon vanilla extract
- Ground cinnamon (for garnish)
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the milk, eggs, sugar substitute, espresso powder or coffee, and vanilla extract until well-blended. Pour into four, six oz. custard cups and place in a ten-inch skillet.
- Fill the skillet with water to 1/2 inch from the tops of the custard cups. Bring the water to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for ten minutes. Remove the cups from the skillet, cover with plastic wrap touching the surface of the pudding, and refrigerate for three hours, or until chilled.
- Dash with the cinnamon and lemon twists. Serve and enjoy!
These five South Beach diet recipes show that there is variety and flexibility in the South Beach diet program. These diet recipes are perfect for the coffee lover, salad fan and the snack fanatic.