South Beach Diet - What's For Dinner on the Beach?

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11-20-2011, 08:33 AM
I'm back and cooking! I need some new ideas for the cool weather.

Tonight's dinner plan is crockpot white bean soup with rosemary and greens. Some roasted acorn squash and low fat or fat free veggie sausages on the side to round out the meal.

Tomorrow I'm making one of my quick skillet meals with cabbage, crumbles, fire roasted diced tomatoes, & peppers

11-20-2011, 08:39 AM
I'm making a vegetarian version of Taco Bake for supper. It will be a nice way to use up some salad greens and a will give me lunches for the next couple of days, too. I'm starting to get tired of my usual tossed salad for lunch. :)

11-20-2011, 09:16 AM
If my day doesn't run away with me, I am planning salmon burgers with the very last of the Swiss chard from the raised bed. I have baby carrots dying to be roasted and served with ginger - gotta use up stuff before I blow this joint!

11-20-2011, 09:17 AM
I'm making black bean soup for myself for lunches; buying a ham....for ham dinner tonight, using the bone to make granny and papa ham and bean soup, and then more of the ham to make hoppin' john for supper tomorrow night.

11-20-2011, 10:24 AM
grilled cheese and tomato soup for us!

11-20-2011, 11:36 AM
roasted whole chicken, sweet snap peas and a salad with tomatoes and avocado. There will be fries for the rest of the family.

11-20-2011, 01:25 PM
Oh, Cyndi, thank you so much for starting this thread! I want to make everything you all are having :)

But I'm actually going to have roast chicken breast with green beans and a salad. Not exciting, but I'll be able to have the chicken all week.

11-20-2011, 03:40 PM
Venison chops, salad, green beans.

I agree, it is fun to read what everyone is eating. Yummm

11-20-2011, 04:17 PM
Chicken-fried venison steaks :) & 1 baked potato w. gravy:p I'll make me 2 cups of Coffee later if I get hungry, because I don't like the taste of :coffee2: so it takes away my cravings for desserts & snacking.

:happ3: :hug: Dee

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11-20-2011, 04:30 PM
Hi, Dee! :) Are you following the South Beach Diet? I ask, because your menu is totally off-plan, besides the fact that there are no vegetables included. It does sound good, though!

11-21-2011, 05:11 PM
I was going to have sausage sauteed with vegetables, but changed my mind and will have a baked sweet potato + chard, sauteed with onion, garlic and some portabello mushrooms, with a bit of parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

11-22-2011, 09:29 AM
Curries! I love the cold weather because it means it's a good time of the year for curries again!

I love this recipe:

Paired with some veggie sticks or sauteed kale it's yummmmmy. Heck, you could even add in some extra veg to the mix!

11-22-2011, 09:40 AM
We are anticipating a storm so I'm making a pot of hot and sour soup (, double the broth and shrooms. It's a favorite around here.

11-22-2011, 01:58 PM
I thought i'd try kissyjoy's Chicken and Spinach dish. I've never made it and am always interested in trying new one-dish meals.

A question. This, and many other recipes here, call for frozen spinach. Is that because fresh spinach is too fragile for long cooking times? I don't care for frozen spinach and never keep it in the house, but I always have fresh spinach. (The question being, could I use fresh spinach in this recipe?)

11-22-2011, 05:14 PM
Maybe people are just more likely to have enough frozen? Spinach does cook down a ridiculous amount. I don't think it would make a difference as long as you could figure out a good amount.

So I forgot that I needed mushrooms for hot and sour. Tonight will be a stir fry instead and hot and sour soup will have to wait for Friday.

11-22-2011, 07:43 PM
Thanks, Cyndi! I was afraid it would disappear. I'll try double the amount and see what happens.

11-27-2011, 07:48 PM
This ultra low fat thing is quite a challenge, especially while also being diabetic friendly and vegetarian. So far it's been a whole lot of recipes using "beef" or sausage crumbles because Gimme Lean is very low fat. Tonight I branched out.

We had: Mexican scrambled tofu with light silken tofu (and no cheese!), sauteed broccoli rabe, and mock cornbread. Full, happy tummies here

11-27-2011, 11:23 PM
no food shopping for me so I had breakfast for dinner: 1 egg, 2 turkey sausage and 2 Kashi waffles.

11-27-2011, 11:56 PM
Wanted to post in the on plan thread but its not running in synch with the calendar week. Meals for this week are old favorites: Greek salad with chicken, chicken spinach & zucchini casserole, mexican slop, meatball casserole & spaghetti squash, chicken & chickpeas with cauliflower.

I meant to whip up some egg muffins for breakfasts and broccoli & cheese soup for lunches, but never got around to it tonight, whoops. I think I'll make those tomorrow along with some pork pesto patties for lunches as well.

11-28-2011, 12:05 PM
Dinner will be grilled cheese and tomato soup!

11-28-2011, 04:22 PM
Ethiopian Spiced Pumpkin Bisque ( with buttercup instead of pumpkin, sauteed turnips or turnip fries and veggie burgers

Jenn - my DD's favorite dinner was grilled cheese and tomato soup when she was young. bet she never thinks of it now

11-28-2011, 05:20 PM
I've been eating out, or eating leftovers, so I haven't been posting. Tonight: sweet potato and broccoli, side salad.

11-29-2011, 07:32 PM
Asian Salmon (
Twice Baked Cauliflower ( - going to modify this one a bit so it's not so high in fat
Asian Salad

(Can you tell what website I spent a lot of time on today :) )

11-29-2011, 07:46 PM
Let us know how that cauliflower is. I bookmarked the recipe to try once we can have more fat again.

Scrambled tofu is my new favorite quick dinner. Tonight I added lots of spinach, red peppers & mushrooms with squash home fries on the side.

12-01-2011, 07:21 AM
Last night was lazy. I got busy late in the day then rushed a dinner. We had mashed cauliflower (from frozen), steamed Brussels sprouts, and veggie burgers

12-01-2011, 11:07 AM
Let us know how that cauliflower is. I bookmarked the recipe to try once we can have more fat again.

The cauliflower recipe was really good. I'll definitely be making it again :carrot:

Tonight's dinner:
Parmesan Chicken (
Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan (
Brown Rice with some sort of seasoning (not sure on this one yet)

12-02-2011, 09:46 PM
Pesto pork patties stuffed with cheese (from the SBD cookbook) topped with sauteed zucchini.

12-02-2011, 10:32 PM
balsamic roasted Brussels sprouts and veggie burgers tonight.

Tomorrow is a baby lima bean vegetarian cassoulet in the crockpot, grilled Greek cheese, and sauteed greens.

Sunday is our normal fat T-Day dinner - tofurky with roasted veggies, mashed cauliflower, cranberry salsa, mock cornbread, nsa pumpkin cheesecake with nut crust

12-03-2011, 12:47 AM
A stir-fry is always quick, easy and delicious! :)

12-04-2011, 12:36 AM
I cooked! (As opposed to defrosted, or reheated!) Nothing very exciting -- a meatloaf -- but it was full of onions, mushrooms, celery and green pepper -- nothing resembling bread -- and was quite good. I used a mixture of ground pork, veal and beef. Spinach on the side.

Tomorrow I'll roast a chicken breast, which will be dinner and lunches all week. Now back to the 64 papers I have to grade! 12 down....

12-04-2011, 12:41 AM
Sounds yummy!

Tomorrow I am making the, and chili so we have meals during the week. I am sooo excited to be cooking again!

12-06-2011, 12:15 AM
I'm looking forward to dinners this week! We're having...

-That delicious tagine (
-Mmckellan's pork chops with creamy sauerkraut
-Roasted chickpea & strawberry spinach salad (
-Chicken enchiladas with salsa verde (
-Chicken, pear, spinach and RF brie grilled sandwiches
-Stir-fried tempeh with snow peas and cashews
-Buffalo Chicken-blue cheese meatloaf ( (made with ground turkey, which was on sale)

12-06-2011, 09:30 AM
Shelflife - sounds yummy!

Week looks like this:

Sunday - Taco Bake
Monday - Frozen meal (got home from work crisis too late)
Tuesday - Broccoli-Cauliflower-Chicken and Cheese soup
Wednesday - Chili
Thursday -
Friday - WW pizza and salad

Saturday we have a wedding. No clue what is on the menu there...
Then food shopping on Sunday!

12-06-2011, 11:32 AM
This week:
Sunday - second T-Day dinner
Monday - scrambled tofu, sugar snap peas
Tuesday -Gypsy soup, sauteed broccoli rabe
Wednesday - cabbage, crumbles, peppers, etc
Thursday - crustless tofu quiches, twice baked cauliflower
Friday - veggie burgers, greens, and butternut fries

12-06-2011, 01:35 PM
M:crockpot pasta fagioli w Parmesan
T: grilled chicken, roasted green beans and zucchini, smashed cauliflower
W:inside out egg roll (the meat/coleslaw mixture)
Th: blackened tilapia, salad, roasted broccoli, black eyed peas

12-06-2011, 01:41 PM
Remainder of this week:
Tuesday - Dijon Salmon, Caesar Salad, Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower (
Wednesday - Chicken Marsala, Caesar Salad, Steamed Broccoli
Thursday - Crab Cakes, Roasted Broccoli, Caesar Salad
Friday - going out to eat. Not sure where

I am also going to make this salad tomorrow, but make it SBD friendly for lunch - I am really excited about this one: Big Steak Salad (

12-06-2011, 08:55 PM
Crock Pot Creamy Mexican Casserole, steamed cauliflower & sauteed fresh green beans

12-09-2011, 09:08 AM
My weeks never follow the plan I make :)
Yesterday I made Very Veggie White Chili ( I forgot how much I enjoy this simple recipe. It's serious comfort food on a cold night.

Wed. night I made a spur of the moment minestrone in the crockpot. I usually use dried veggies in stews but they worked great in this soup. It's nice to have something different for the winter.

Tonight it's the broccoli cheese soup ( made with white beans. I've been craving that for weeks and just waiting for DW to be back to a normal diet :) Once again our fridge is overflowing with leftovers