South Beach Recipes

Written by Liza Hartung
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When it comes to South Beach recipes from the source, you are going to have to buy the diet book and/or the cookbook. Unlike the Atkins website, the South Beach website only offers three sample recipes. However, if you plan on taking the South Beach diet seriously, you should get the books anyway. Maybe you like the concept of the diet, but don't feel the need to follow along exactly as planned. If this is the case, you can find many great recipes by searching online.

The South Beach recipes that you choose to make will depend on which phase you are in at that moment. Phase one of the diet requires that you stay away from all carb-filled foods such as rice, potatoes, pasta, baked goods, bread and even fruit. Phase two lets you bring back some of those carbs while you strive to reach your goal weight. Once that is achieved, you move to phase three. This is when you set up the eating plan for the rest of your life. It's normal foods with normal portions.

South Beach Recipes for All Phases

In phase one, you have to stay away from all carbs. Therefore, look for chicken, meat, turkey, fish, and shellfish dishes. One dish that I really like that fits into this phase is stuffed chicken. You take boneless and skinless chicken breasts and pound them flat. Some people bread the chicken at this point, but you can skip that part. Just season it a little. Then, take ham, cheese, maybe some chopped up carrots, whatever sounds good, and roll it up in the chicken. Place that in a baking pan, pour a little oil over it and bake on 350 degrees for about 30 or so minutes.

Whatever you cook will meet the requirements of South Beach recipes as long as the foods are healthy and in normal portions. Now, normal portions may or may not refer to what you are currently eating. Some people think that normal is much bigger than it actually is, and the "right" amount is different for everyone. As you go through the diet, you will learn what portions are right for you.

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