South Beach Diet - What's on your menu? Week of 2/11 - 2/17

02-11-2008, 08:48 AM
I came to post my menu, but I didn't see a thread for this week, so I started one--hope I didn't step on anyone's toes :)

The plan for today (I'm doing Phase 1):

V8, 2 egg muffins (maybe mini quiches is a more accurate description? they have egg, spinach, onion, bacon, turkey sausage, and cheese)
egg salad
salad - romaine, baby spinach, chicken, sliced almonds, and Asian sesame dressing (homemade, no sugar)
turkey sausage patties with wedge French onion Laughing Cow light
dinner is TBD--friends are visiting, so we'll likely go out, in which case I'll get either steak or chicken and veggies, and avoid the bread basket!
string cheese (if I need it after dinner)

02-11-2008, 08:55 AM
Thanks for getting us started Jill! No problem, whoever gets here first.

B - deviled eggs, turkey bacon, V8, coffee with milk
S - string cheese
L - leftover shrimp stir fry
S - latte, celery with peanut butter
D - Taco Bake
S - Greek yogurt

02-11-2008, 09:12 AM
B - 1/2 WW bagel w/ smoked salmon, FF cream cheese, tomato slice, capers & red onion
S - celery w/ laughing cow
L - Tomato & Roasted Red Pepper soup & side salad
S - Raspberries
D - Crockpot sour cream salsa chicken & asparagus
S - SF jello

02-11-2008, 09:37 AM
mmmm, that's a yummy breakfast, naked!

02-11-2008, 09:41 AM
B- 1/2 grapefruit, scramble egg whites w/salsa & cup of hot green tea
S- l/o apple bake & 3oz vanilla yogurt
L- corn & black bean salad
S- whole wheat crackers
D- 3 bean chili
S- granola bar

02-11-2008, 02:15 PM
B - egg beaters, broccoli, FF cheese, tea with milk
S - 100 calorie almond pack (need to replenish the ones in my desk)
L - salad with chicken, homemade ranch
S - Latte
D - more chicken, broccoli, cauliflower
S - SF coleslaw, cheesestick

02-11-2008, 03:06 PM
Hey I'm jumping in!
1 cup Greek yogurt with splenda Cinamon and a splash of vanilla
Coffee with splenda and powdered Milk (was waiting for Groceries)
10 marcona Almonds
Portobello Veggie burger with Cheese
1/2 cup black beans and salsa
either Salmon or a meatball concoction

02-11-2008, 03:32 PM
Hi girls! Just wanted to say this diet is GREAT! I dropped below 180 this week and I had to get off the scale, and then get back on because I didn't believe it!! I stood there in shock!! I've been on SB for 4 weeks now and I'm down 18 lbs. That seems like a lot to me, but I'm definitely eating enough and I've added in fruits and grains, so I won't complain! Anyway, here's my meal for today!

B: Slim Fast Low Carb Chocolate Shake
S: Mozz stick
L: FF Turkey, lettuce and cheese in WW tortilla, triscuits, yogurt, SF pepp patty
D: Taco Soup
S: SF pudding

02-11-2008, 08:49 PM
B-SBD cereal bar
L-chicken breast with mushrooms & leftover beans
S-baby carrots
D-chicken & veggy soup, 1 slice whole grain cheese toast
My DH makes the yummiest soups!
Stay warm everyone.

02-12-2008, 07:48 AM
Menu for me Tuesday 2/12

B- 1 cup cereal with 1/2 cup 1%milk, banana, 1 cup grapefruit juice & 1/2 cup 1%milk w/tbsp protein
S- almonds & tbsp raisins
L- l/o 3 bean chili
S- grapes & 1 graham cracker sheet
D- shrimp & asparugus stir fry
S- not sure yet

02-12-2008, 08:03 AM
b 2 hard boiled eggs
s apple
L salad with kippered herring filet greek dsg mmmmmm
s apple
d homemade chicken vegetable soup ( no pasta)
s all bran with fat free plain yogurt and a few berries.

02-12-2008, 08:30 AM
I did okay yesterday. I stuck to my planned food during the day, and then we went out for dinner, and I had grilled pork chops with mashed cauliflower and a side caesar salad (no croutons). I successfully ignored the bread and the Tex Mex Eggroll appetizer (one of my favorites!).

On to today:

V8, 2 mini quiches
turkey sausage patties with French onion Laughing Cow light wedge
2 grilled fish fillets with tartar sauce (homemade from soy mayo and NSA sweet relish)
egg salad
thin sliced chicken breast marinated in bbq sauce (I have a new bbq sauce recipe to try tonight), topped with center cut bacon and thin sliced Swiss cheese, served over mashed cauliflower

02-12-2008, 08:40 AM
B: 1 egg with black beans & spinach, topped with Hedgie's salsa, a little lf mozzarella, and 2 T guacamole; coffee
L:not sure, whatever the Co-op has that looks healthy
S: pickle chips, soy crisps (the salt hour)
D: mixed greens; roasted turnips; appropriate protein - maybe a Boca burger (I'm more interested in the creative veggies!)
S: homemade dried apple slices & coconut chai with agave & soy milk

02-12-2008, 09:25 AM
Hey Jill, I think you are only supposed to have the turkey sausage a max of once per week, so you might want to watch that. I love the stuff and could eat it all the time!

B - WW tortilla with turkey bacon, lf cheddar, scrambled eggs, green peppers and salsa
S - gigantic chunk of raw cauliflower
L - Salad - romaine and shrimp
S - celery w/ laughing cow light
D - turkey sausage, mozzarella, & marinara WW pasta
S - SF jello

02-12-2008, 09:49 AM
Hey Jill, I think you are only supposed to have the turkey sausage a max of once per week, so you might want to watch that.
Thank you for pointing that out! You're absolutely right that that's what the book says. I don't understand why, though, since the turkey sausage I buy only has .5g saturated fat more per serving than a single egg (and I never eat just 1 egg at a time)! I don't think it's because of the sodium since things like lunchmeat, cheese, and cottage cheese aren't limited (all high in sodium--and lord knows I'm drinking plenty of water!). If anyone knows of a good reason not to have turkey sausage more than once a week (other than "the book says so" ;)), that would be helpful information for me. But, I'm still feeling good and losing weight, and it's one of the meals I look forward to every day. We can have other turkey products every day (turkey bacon, turkey burgers, etc.), so I guess I let my common sense take over :p

I'm not trying to be argumentative or difficult--I just really don't understand why it should only be once a week :?: I don't have any other food here at the office, though, so I'll probably end up eating it today again anyway. I'll save it for my last meal at the office so if I'm not too hungry, I can skip it and have something else when I get home.

Also, though, on the topic of my menu, I don't see many veggies today. I'll have to add broccoli florets as a snack after dinner, maybe. Then I'll have the V8, the cauliflower, a bit of spinach and onions in my quiches, and the broccoli. Still not 4.5 cups, but I'm getting there! It's hard for me to reach without a salad, but I'm out of both lettuce and salad dressing, so I'll have to make more dressings tonight and stop at the store on my way home :yes:

02-12-2008, 10:05 AM
those are good question, jilly, and along with the peanut butter conundrum, hopefully they will be addressed in the new book.

B:Deviled egg, turkey bacon, V8, coffee
S: chocolate cheesecake smoothie
L: leftover taco bake
S: latte, celery with LCLC
D: Fireside white bean and sausage soup
S: yogurt with almonds

I'm getting into a rut, I think. It makes planning easier, but I get bored easily so I'll have to be sure to mix it up some next week.

02-12-2008, 01:35 PM
For Tuesday:

B: 1/2 small frittata w/sundried tomato, turkey, spinach, zuchini, feta cheese; 1/2 cup yogurt, latte
S: one turkey roll up, coffee
L: cup of chicken/bean/tomato stew, salad w/balsamic vinegarette
S: string cheese, hot tea
D: spaghetti squash w/rattatouille (eggplant, peppers, tomato, zuchini), possibly salmon, one sugar free chocolate

extra random snacks: sugar free gum/candy, portion of nuts

02-12-2008, 04:55 PM
heh, it ended up not being an issue today since I was SO busy at work I didn't have TIME to eat my sausage! Heck, I didn't even have my lunch (fish) until almost 3pm :dizzy:

02-12-2008, 11:15 PM
B-SBD cereal bar
L-chicken/cheese "roll up"
S-grapes & V-8
D-spinach, onion, mushroom, cheese, bacon & avacado frittata
cottage cheese
Lots of iced tea & water

02-12-2008, 11:23 PM
B - egg beaters, broccoli, FF cheese, tea w/milk
S - Vegetables & ranch dip
L - chicken, cauliflower mash
S - Latte
D - chili
S - P1 peanut butter cup

02-13-2008, 09:47 AM
B: coffee with milk, egg scramble with turkey sausage, spinach, and salsa, V8
S: celery with LCLC
L: Roasted Red Pepper Soup, hard boiled egg, raw cauliflower
S: latte, string cheese if required
D: Chinese Fish Filet, steamed veggies
S: Greek Yogurt with agave nectar and almonds

02-13-2008, 09:57 AM
B: 1 egg omelet with broccoli, mushrooms, & LF swiss; coffee

L: big salad w/romaine hearts, snap peas, tomatoes, tofurkey slices, & oil & vinegar dressing

S: soy crisps

D: spaghetti squash w/artichoke hearts, olives, garlic, EVOO, & parm; Boca burgers

After workout S: dried apple slices; coconut chai w?agave & soy milk

02-13-2008, 10:13 AM
B- scarmble egg whites with salsa, 1/2 grapefruit & cup of hot green tea
S- unsweet applesause & banana
L- l/o shrimp stirfry
S- carrots
D- chicken & broccoli
S- wheat crackers w/sf jelly

02-13-2008, 10:53 AM
I am pretty unprepared today--thank you ice storm! I had planned on stopping at the store last night, but I fell on ice in the parking lot leaving work, and my ankle hurts a bit, so I wasn't taking any hances with falling again! So here's my makeshift plan for today:

V8, mini quiches
2 pieces thin-sliced chicken breast with avocado, thin-sliced Swiss cheese, and homemade NSA bbq sauce (I made it last night and LOVE it! nice and tangy--I'll go post the recipe in the recipe section after this)
salad - grilled chicken, romaine, spinach, shredded cheese, red onion, cucumber, broccoli, avocado, and homemade NSA thousand island dressing
turkey sausage patties w/French onion Laughing Cow light cheese wedge
baked chicken breast w/makeshift marinade (TBD), center cut bacon, and thin-sliced Swiss cheese, mashed cauliflower (didn't get a chance to make this last night since I got home late)
2 string cheeses, if neededI'll save the sausage meal for my last meal at work again so if I am not hungry or don't have time, that will be the one I skip (so as not to overdo the sausage).

02-13-2008, 11:15 AM
B. oatmeal w/ fresh blueberries
S. nothing
L. split pea soup, red peppers nuked with mozzarella cheese on them
S. Greek yogurt w/ fruit
D. taco bake over salad, roasted broccoli
S. sf pudding w/ ff Cool Whip

02-14-2008, 12:54 AM
B-scrambled eggs w/cheese & bacon
L-chicken & veggy soup
S-cheese w/dab of garlic mustard
D-ate out...fajita's minus the tortillas and just a touch of sour cream, because I'm pretty sure it was full fat

02-14-2008, 09:57 AM
B- oatmeal w/npb & a banana with a cup of grapefruit juice
S- vanilla yogurt w/protein powder & 4 strawberries
L- salad
S- carrots
D- chart house
S- desert at resturant

02-14-2008, 10:24 AM
I thought I posted here already this morning--maybe I'm dreaming about 3FC now :p

Here's today's plan:

half a ham steak w/one carb ketchup, pre-counted almonds
tuna salad
salad - romaine, spinach, grilled chicken, avocado, cheese, cucumber, broccoli, and homemade thousand island dressing
egg salad
dinner will be out at the Brazilian restaurant (where they come to your table and carve you all different kinds of fresh cooked meats)--lots and lots of protein, and I'll be sure to avoid the potato and pasta side dishes!

02-14-2008, 11:06 AM
For Breakfast I had a fried egg with Canadian Bacon, and coffee with milk. No veggies yet, bad me.
I'll be running errands at lunchtime, so I think I'll skip snack and have early lunch:
V8, Split Pea Soup with Ham
Afternoon Snack: Latte, string cheese
Dinner: I might take the kids to the Chinese Buffet for a Valentine's treat. If so, I'll have Chicken Egg drop soup and a big plate of garlic green beans.
If not, leftover White Bean and Sausage Soup
Dessert: Greek Yogurt with Almonds and Agave Nectar

02-14-2008, 12:21 PM
B-once again, I slept in too late for B-fast
L-ezekial toast with cheese & garlic mustard
(my first time tryin ezekial bread--not too bad, nice texture and I can't get enough of Trader Joe's garlic mustard!)
S-either an apple or orange and V-8
D-DH left me a V-day card this morning telling me to be dressed by 6:30 PM and we would be dining out...I WAS going to cook, into the freezer with the salmon and the rest will keep.
So, I have no idea where we will be dining and therefore no idea what dinner will be, but I will do my absolute best to stay on plan except we may share a dessert.

02-15-2008, 07:47 AM
B- 1.5 cups cereal w/1 cup 1% milk & 1 cup grapefruit juice
S- carrots
L- amys burrito & banana
S- small apple & 10 nuts
D- steak w/steam veggies & salad
S- 2 carmel rice cakes w/npb

02-15-2008, 08:37 AM
B-slice of cheese with a bit of garlic mustard
S-chicken breast, V-8 and an orange
L-Broccoli, cottage cheese with tomatoes
S-? maybe an apple with PB
D-salmon, salad, veggy's-probably more broccoli
I am purposely avoiding grains for a couple days after last night's V-day dinner---drinks, appetizer & dessert were NOT on plan. My first naughty day in February. I plan to behave the rest of the month.

02-15-2008, 08:38 AM
B - oatmeal with blueberries and milk, hardboiled egg, coffee
S - string cheese, V8
L - Fireside White Bean and Sausage Soup
S - latte
D - WW pita pizza with veggies and turkey pepperoni, salad, glass of wine
S - yogurt with agave nectar and almonds

02-15-2008, 11:07 AM
B - Greek yogurt with raspberries
S - hummus and raw broccoli
L - Chili
S - cottage cheese
D - chicken, roasted tomatoes, cauliflower
S - 100 calorie almond pack

02-16-2008, 09:05 AM
B - Kashi Waffle with a smear of peanut butter, hard boiled egg, coffee with milk
S - V8, raw celery and cauliflower
L - Split Pea Soup
S - Latte
D - Leftover Taco Bake (making potato soup for the kids)
S - Greek Yogurt with almonds and agave nectar

02-16-2008, 09:09 AM
I'm starting to experiment with foods a little as I get closer to goal.

B: Greek yogurt, blueberries, 1/2 serving Ezekiel almond cereal

L: grilled mahi mahi, steamed broccoli, and field green salad

S: garlicky pickles (I love weekends!)

D: white bean soup w/escarole, veggie protein (Boca burger or sausage or something similar), mashed turnips

after workout snack: 1/2 grapefruit

02-16-2008, 11:43 AM
Alright, weekends are rough for me. I really need to plan today and tomorrow and stick to it. So here's for today:

V8, 2 mini quiches w/SF maple syrup
tuna salad
salad (I need to make more dressing, too!)
cashew butter (this is slightly dangerous--I won't buy it again anytime soon because I LOVE it more than peanut butter!)
fish w/tartar sauce and mashed cauliflower

02-16-2008, 12:46 PM
Why does life always have to get in the way? :dizzy: So much for my plan for today--I left to take Bean (puppy in my avatar photo) to the vet, and while I was gone Jeff's mother called and asked if we would come over. She lives 2 hours away, so that's 4 hours of driving we'll be doing, plus likely eating at her house for dinner. Meh, I'll figure something out for food. I always do, and I've been very good about making better choices even in tough situations :)

02-16-2008, 01:17 PM
B-slept in and missed it
L-salad w/veggy's, garbanzo beans, goat cheese & sprinkle of pumpkin seeds
S-apple w/PB & V-8
D-something with chicken breast, broccoli or spinach, salad
S/dessert-probably something with berries and yogurt
Lots of iced tea and water

02-17-2008, 08:36 AM
B - one egg omelet with black beans, spinach, roasted red pepper and lf cheddar; coffee

L - leftover white bean and escarole soup

S - tofurkey & laughing cow roll-ups

D - roasted Brussels sprouts; sauteed cabbage with tempeh bacon

S - 1/2 grapefruit

02-17-2008, 08:48 AM
Yesterday ended up being:

V8, 2 mini quiche cups w/SF syrup
lunch out: plain pork chops (side of brown butter sauce), broccoli, side caesar salad (no croutons)
luckily, we ended up NOT having dinner at Jeff's mothers, so instead I had: 2 of the bacon-wrapped shrimp I made for Jeff and salad - romaine, baby spinach, sliced almonds, grilled chicken, and homemade Asian sesame dressing
cashew butterToday's plan:

V8, 2 mini quiches w/sf syrup
salad - same as yesterday's dinner
tuna salad
chicken breast baked in homemade bbq sauce, topped w/avocado and thin-sliced Swiss cheese, mashed cauliflower
string cheese

02-17-2008, 11:39 AM
B-leftover salad and chicken breast
S-V-8 and piece of fruit
L-? maybe tuna salad
S-piece of cheese and celery
D-steak, salad, sweet potato if we get out to the store or frozen veggy if not

02-17-2008, 12:17 PM
Busy morning, so far I've managed a hardboiled egg, a glass of V8, cawfee of course, and a piece of celery with peanut butter. We're going to be out most of the day, so I've packed another egg, an apple, some raw cauliflower, a string cheese, and some turkey slices, so hopefully that will keep me going until we get back.
I stewed a couple of chickens this morning to make chicken noodle soup for dinner, and I'll make some chicken salad with some of the meat, so that'll be dinner with some random veggies thrown in. I'll probably have my usual yogurt snack after dinner. We have plans to watch a movie tonight, so that'll be my treat. I got in one on-plan day yesterday, so here's to another!