Top 10 South Beach Diet Recipes


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People often think that a healthy diet is bland and distasteful. But a diet that replaces the unhealthy fats and carbohydrates with healthy unsaturated fats and whole grains could be really tasty if cooked the right way.

Here are ten South Beach Diet recipes that encourage healthy living by making you forgo unhealthy stuff like pizza and burgers:

1. Oven fried chicken with almonds

Mix a quarter cup of almonds, two tablespoons of chopped garlic, 1oz of grated Parmesan cheese, a quarter teaspoon of dried thyme, a crushed clove of garlic, pinch of salt, pepper and a cup of bread crumbs in a medium sized bowl. Pour extra virgin olive oil on a pie plate. Now dip a chicken breast in olive oil then cover it with bread crumbs. Put the chicken breast in a preheated oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.

2.  Spicy shrimp recipe

Cook garlic and peppers in a tablespoon of oil for around 6 minutes. Then add 2 cups of peeled shrimp. Cook until the peeled shrimp turns red. Add half teaspoon of rosemary and a pinch of salt. After cooking for a few minutes, serve your dish.

3. Chicken with lime dressing

Prepare the lime dressing by mixing a tablespoon of chopped green onion, 1/3 cup of fresh lime juice, a teaspoon of sugar substitute, a quarter cup of chopped cilantro leaves, a pinch of sugar and a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in a small bowl.

Dip the skinless chicken breasts in lime dressing then allow it to stand for around 10 to 20 minutes at room temperature.

Heat a teaspoon of vegetable oil in a skillet, add garlic and red pepper. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes and transfer the ingredients in a bowl. Remove the chicken from the dressing and sprinkle flour on the sides of the chicken. Cook it in a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Now transfer the cooked chicken on a plate then top the chicken breast with the cooked garlic and pepper.

4. Grilled salmon with rosemary

Marinade the salmon with 2 cloves of minced garlic, olive oil, 2 teaspoons of lemon juice, 2 teaspoons of rosemary, salt and pepper. Then arrange the salmon pieces on a grill rack. Grill for around four to six minutes over medium-hot coals.

5. South Beach chopped salad with tuna

To prepare the salad dressing, blend 4 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil with 1 teaspoon of chopped garlic, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, salt and pepper. Combine 1 can of water-packed tuna with cucumber, chopped tomato, avocado, radish and celery in a salad bowl. Add the dressing.

6. Crab stuffed mushroom

Mix seven pounds of crab meat with a quarter teaspoon of oregano ground savory and thyme, in a bowl. Add a quarter cup of Parmesan cheese plus 1/3-cup of mayonnaise. Remove the mushroom stems then spoon out the base of the gills and the stem. Fill the cap of the mushroom with crab meat. Bake the mushrooms for around 15 minutes.

7. Dilled peas and walnut

Cook frozen peas with a 1/4 cup of chopped onion. Now add 1 tablespoon of butter (low fat), 1 and a half teaspoon of dill, a quarter teaspoon of black pepper and salt (a pinch). After removing the cooked peas from heat, sprinkle 3 tablespoons of crushed walnuts.

8. Curried lentil soup

Sauté 2 cloves of minced garlic, 2 teaspoons of grated ginger and 2/3 cup of chopped onion in 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Add pepper and salt to taste. Now add 3 teaspoons of curry powder, 1 cup of uncooked lentils, stirring well. Add 5 cups of chicken broth as well as tomatoes slices. Cook until lentils become tender.

9. Light spinach frittata with tomato salsa

In one tablespoon of olive oil, cook 1 teaspoon of minced garlic, a small sliced onion for 3 minutes. Now pour 2 large beaten eggs after adding spinach. Cook for around 5 minutes. Sprinkle cheese and pepper. Bake the egg mixture and spinach for around 5 minutes. Serve the dish.

10. Chocolate dipped apricots

Melt 2oz of bittersweet chocolate in a microwave for 2 minutes. Now dip dried apricots in the melted chocolate. Then place it on a wax paper and sprinkle chopped pistachios.

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