South Beach Diet - Is this menu OK?




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Fitz1979
05-09-2012, 07:39 PM
Please help me with my menu. I will be eating this for one week straight then changing it up a bit. I am a nurse so i am looking for quick meals.

B- 2 hard boiled eggs, v8 juice, coffee 1% milk and splenda
S- 15 pistachios
L- Large salad with grilled chicken and low fat ranch
S- 15 pistachios
D- veggies chili from the SB book, salad with LF ranch
S- NSA fudge pop


ValRock
05-09-2012, 07:40 PM
Check the label on the Ranch, any added sugar? Looks good to me! Make sure you load that salad up with leafy greens!

Fitz1979
05-09-2012, 07:53 PM
Thanks! Have you ever made the ranch dressing in the book? I always use Hidden Valley.


ValRock
05-09-2012, 07:57 PM
I just mix ranch powder with greek yogurt and thin it a little bit with milk.

ETA: I do my own ranch powder too -

Ranch Dressing Mix
5 Tablespoons dried minced onions
7 teaspoon parsley flakes
4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Mix together and store in an air tight container.

MissNini
05-09-2012, 08:38 PM
Val- that sounds great. I might have to try that.

CatMat
05-10-2012, 01:47 PM
Shouldn't you be getting a bit more calcium? Any way to substitute a greek yogurt for one of the pistachio snacks?

Ruthxxx
05-10-2012, 03:39 PM
Yes, you are not meeting your dairy requirements as stated in the Revised Food List above. Yogurt and skim milk will help with that.

jenne1017
05-11-2012, 11:16 AM
try some beans in the salad too! Eat the pistachios with cottage cheese or yogurt, as suggested too :)

Fitz1979
05-13-2012, 09:01 PM
Thanks!! I hope I see some results soon. :)

canadianwoman
05-16-2012, 12:37 AM
Yes, you are not meeting your dairy requirements as stated in the Revised Food List above. Yogurt and skim milk will help with that.

Unless you are lactose intolerant. When I did South Beach I had to skip the dairy because of that very reason.

And I *love* dairy so that sucked.

Ruthxxx
05-16-2012, 05:13 AM
Yes, we do have to make adjustments. However, the OP did not state she was lactose intolerant - note the 2% milk in her coffee.