South Beach Diet - Dairy?




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Heidi58
11-12-2009, 07:12 PM
I'm not a milk drinker and have never been fond of cheeses, yogurt, etc.
so I always struggle to get enough dairy. I've been taking calcium supplements for years and I love broccoli and leafy greens and eat them regularly even when I'm not eating on plan, so I'm not particularly worried about my bone density, etc.

I'm anxious to get more dairy into my diet now though, because of the research about 3 servings of dairy each day increasing weight loss and reducing body fat.

I'm getting sick of my plain cottage cheese, yogurt and choc milk shakes. I sure could use some good ideas.

Thanks in advance! :)


BellaLucia
11-12-2009, 08:01 PM
1 percent milk is wonderful, at least the one I got from Trader Joe's was.

Heidi58
11-12-2009, 08:05 PM
:) Thanks. I haven't been to Trader Joe's for a while, but there's one near my sister's home. I should check it out next visit.

I'm OK with skim milk, I just don't care for milk in general.
I'm looking for ways to sneak dairy in without tasting the milk..... lol


murphmitch
11-12-2009, 11:01 PM
I flavor my Greek yogurt with vanilla and use fruit with it if you are in Phase II, but you could use really any sugar free flavoring. Cottage cheese is good with fruit and a little cinnamon too. I do like RF cheese and love the Mocha Ricotta Creme so I get dairy with cheeses daily. I love a Skinny Hazelnut Latte from Starbucks too (skim milk, SF flavoring).

RRB2
11-13-2009, 01:33 AM
PArt Skim Ricotta - yum! Try some of the Dr. recipes
No salt added cottage cheese with a little Splenda and a drop of Vanilla (tasted like icecream!) I use Friendship 1% no salt, no sugar added.
Milkshakes, plain yogurt with a drop of SF Jello mix for flavoring and I'm sure you'll get tons of ideas from others.

beachgal
11-13-2009, 11:56 AM
Heidi, how about adding a flavorful (and distracting) fruit to your cottage cheese? You can also throw on some ground flax or chia seed for extra flavor/crunch.

You could throw greek yogurt or sour cream on top of other foods, like Taco Bake, to add in dairy--that's also a good place to put cheese.

You could add milk, sour cream, or yogurt to soups to hide the taste. There are a ton of great recipes on www.myrecipes.com (just use the advanced search and stick with Cooking Light or other healthier mags) for that, or check our own recipe forum.

How about including milk in dressings? Making homemade hot cocoa with milk? Making homemade chai (either use SF chai syrup or make it by brewing a chai teabag in milk) is another way to disguise the taste.

Hope this helps!

asphyxia63
11-14-2009, 03:01 PM
you could make a crustless quiche or frittata (kinda like a baked omelet) and put cheese in it. if you use a mild cheese (i think muenster and/or a mild cheddar maybe?) you sneak it in there without really tasting it!
if you are in phase two you can make smoothies with milk or yogurt, fruit (berries, mangos, yum!) and lots of crushed ice.

Ruthxxx
11-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Cheese is not considered dairy on South Beach but protein. I think the OP is referrring to milk and yogurt. Check out the Phase I list in the FAQ.

Heidi58
11-14-2009, 04:55 PM
Thanks for the ideas everyone. :)

asphyxia, I've been drinking chocolate milkshakes using SF syrup but I think I'll try a fruit smoothie tonight. I've got some frozen berries in the freezer. I've been relying on fruit to get the yogurt down lol, but I haven't had any yogurt yet today.....

Sadly, I don't care much for eggs either. I don't know how I got so picky.... ;)

Barb0522
11-14-2009, 05:02 PM
I add different DaVinci or Torani sf syrups to my milk. Right now I have vanilla, chocolate, white chocolate, cinnamon and black cherry. I love the variety.

raebeaR
11-14-2009, 05:58 PM
I do the same as Barb, but I also add some sparkling water to make an Italian cream soda with the SF flavorings. Easy to get some milk down that way!

Between my SF homemade cocoa in the evenings, fruit smoothies and Italian cream sodas, I get through a LOT of milk. Was shopping with a friend of mine the other day and when I grabbed 2 gallons of 1%, she asked me, "Will you really get through that much milk in 10 days?" Oh, yeah. ;)

Rae

Heidi58
11-14-2009, 06:31 PM
I do the same as Barb, but I also add some sparkling water to make an Italian cream soda with the SF flavorings. Easy to get some milk down that way!

Between my SF homemade cocoa in the evenings, fruit smoothies and Italian cream sodas, I get through a LOT of milk. Was shopping with a friend of mine the other day and when I grabbed 2 gallons of 1%, she asked me, "Will you really get through that much milk in 10 days?" Oh, yeah. ;)

Rae
I never thought of cocoa... I do like that every now and then. :D Thanks!

:^: Could you tell me a little more about the Italian cream soda? I've never heard of that.

asphyxia63
11-14-2009, 06:59 PM
How do you make the cocoa? I've seen recipes that require making it on the stove, do you think mixing milk, bakers cocoa, vanilla extract and splenda in the microwave would work?

As far as an italian soda, if i'm not mistaken, you mix a little flavored syrup with club soda or seltzer water and then add some cream or half and half (fat free/low fat) serve in a glass with ice.

Heidi58
11-14-2009, 07:03 PM
As far as an italian soda, if i'm not mistaken, you mix a little flavored syrup with club soda or seltzer water and then add some cream or half and half (fat free/low fat) serve in a glass with ice.
*shudder* And that tastes good? LOL

I'll probably wait to try that one til my daughter gets here for Thanksgiving. She's much more adventurous than me, but she can talk me into trying anything. :D

I have some instant SF cocoa mix, I figured I'd start with that. I haven't checked the ingredients yet but if I remember right it's made with splenda.

asphyxia63
11-14-2009, 07:29 PM
Yes it's delicious! You may have to play with the proportions to get it right but it's a sweet creamy refreshing treat! Have you ever made a root beer float with root beer and ice cream? It's similar to that kind of drink. Bubbly, creamy, and yummy!

Ruthxxx
11-14-2009, 07:34 PM
I mix diet gingerale and skim milk half and half. Yummy! Be sure to put the milk in first or it curdles.

Heidi58
11-14-2009, 07:34 PM
:) Oh, yes I do like root beer floats.
OK, maybe I won't wait til Beth gets here to try this one. Thank you.

I mix diet gingerale and skim milk half and half. Yummy! Be sure to put the milk in first or it curdles.

LOL I'm sure that it's really good or you wouldn't like it Ruth, but that disclaimer... :eek: LOL

Thank you for the idea though - it tastes similar to the creme soda they were talking about? I think we've got some diet ginger ale in the house already....

raebeaR
11-14-2009, 08:05 PM
Yes, asphixia63 makes Italian Cream Sodas the same as I do... I pour a half cup or so of 1% milk in a glass with ice, then pour in sparkling soda water to top up the glass. Lastly, I add whatever flavor of sugar free syrup I want -- usually either vanilla or hazelnut. Give it a quick stir and enjoy!

I make SF cocoa like this: Pour Splenda to taste into a good-sized mug. Add a dash of salt (it enhances the flavor of chocolate) and a heaping teaspoon full of the darkest unsweetened cocoa powder you can find. Mix the dry mixture well. Add about a tablespoon of 1% milk; stir the powder and milk together into a paste. Then add the rest of your milk to the top of the mug. It will still have some lumps in it, but fear not -- these will disappear as you heat the cocoa. I heat mine in the microwave for a minute and a half (watch closely, because it can overboil), stir it well, then heat for an additional minute to get it piping hot.

It's my favorite treat every evening, and it ensures I get my calcium every day!

Hope this helps. :)

Heidi58
11-14-2009, 08:32 PM
Thank you, that does help. Your cocoa sounds much tastier than a packet of the instant. :)


I'm so glad I asked for ideas, thank you everyone! *hug*

asphyxia63
11-16-2009, 12:15 AM
That cocoa does sound very delicious! I'll have to try it this week!
And about that curdling disclaimer- some syrups tend to curdle the milk if you add the two directly to each other, but like Ruthxxx and raebeaR said, if you do the milk first, then the carbonated water, and the syrup last it might prevent that.

beachgal
11-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Heidi, here's (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/2486493-post11.html)my recipe for hot chocolate (okay in all phases).

There are other recipes and ideas in the Hot Chocolate thread (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/snacks-phase-1/102582-hot-chocolate.html)in the Recipe Forum (under Snacks, Phase 1).

Heidi, I hate eggs, too, though they're okay in things, like baked goods. :rolleyes: Trust me, you're not a picky eater--at least from what we know so far. ;) I have friends who are seriously picky, and you're not at all like them!

Have you checked out the Pinkcherry frozen yogurt recipe yet? It's in the recipe forum under P2 Desserts. It's super yummy! :T Good way to get yogurt in....

Heidi58
11-16-2009, 06:41 PM
Thanks Laurie! I had some cocoa yesterday and it really hit the spot. :p
I haven't tried the pinkcherry frozen yogurt - I'll check that out.

I think I need to order some DaVinci syrups online. I can't find them in stores and all I've got is chocolate and caramel SF syrups.... I'm enjoying those but I think I'd really enjoy some fruity ones.

And thanks for the reassurance, I'm starting to feel as if I sound like a whiner. I really do enjoy most foods, just not eggs or milk. lol

1lesslb
12-09-2009, 03:29 PM
Where do you buy the divinci syrups??? I need to go to a real grocery store instead of walmart i guess!! lol

Heidi58
12-09-2009, 05:39 PM
I've still not been able to find Davinci in my neck of the woods (Maine) but I can get sugar free Torani syrups at the larger grocery stores. I find them in the coffee aisle.

You can buy either brand online.

asphyxia63
12-09-2009, 06:23 PM
I've seen Torani syrups at TJ Maxx. Torani, Davinci, and Monin syrups are all available online. Or if you have a local coffee shop, you might be able to ask them to add a bottle of something for you next time they make an order. That way you can try the flavors too before you buy them.

Barb0522
12-10-2009, 10:06 AM
I buy the Torani sugar free ones at World Market. They have quite a few flavors in the sugarfree while the grocery store and Sam's only carries one or two flavors. I love the chocolate and white chocolate as well as the vanilla. I signed up for their email newsletter and it tells me when they put them on sale.