South Beach Diet - On Plan thread 9/10 -9/16

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09-10-2012, 09:28 AM
We're keeping this the thread to discuss our menus, let's keep the general chatter to the daily thread!

09-10-2012, 09:30 AM
Started phase I.5 yesterday, going okay so far! (no grains)

B: mushroom, sausage omelette
L: lettuce/turkey/cuke/onion/hummus wrap
S: cheese stick
D: ham, sweet potato, cabbage, fresh tomato, apple slices
D: cashew

B: ham/mushroom omelette
S: cheese stick, maybe apple if I run
L: black bean soup
D: chicken and portabella, some other veggie side dish (prob squash)
D: dark chocolate :)

09-10-2012, 09:50 AM
Thanks for starting us off this week, Twynn.


1: cinnamon eggs (3 egg whites, 1 whole egg, vanilla extract, stevia, cinnamon), 4 strawberries, homemade pumpkin spice latte (made with stevia)
2: spinach, mushroom and feta crustless quiche
3: apple w/ 1 T. pb or carrots/hummus
4: asian meatballs in lettuce cups (recipe from P1 recipe section), something else tbd
5: 1 oz. dark chocolate

exercise: 60 mins. fast/incline walk on the treadmill with a magazine -- feeling so tired today

09-10-2012, 11:13 AM
Thanks for starting us off this week!

I had a few iffy meals over the weekend, but didn't let the meals spiral into the whole day/weekend, and kept up with the exercise. So overall I think it went pretty well.

Wt: 169.2

B: Overnight protein oats (Oats, chia, vanilla protein, peanut butter, almond milk, fresh blueberries)
L: Lunch got provided for us and I had a few Thai dishes. No noodles, and wasn't going to have any rice, until one of the dishes turned out INSANELY HOT. Wound up eating about 1/4 cup coconut rice to cool down my mouth.
Sn: Babybel & V8.
S: Brown rice wrap with a turkey meatloaf muffin, hummus, yogurt cheese, spinach, and a little mozza.
SF: NSA Chocolate pudding.
Ex: Insanity (Cardio Recovery & Fit Test)

09-10-2012, 03:15 PM
Phase 1.5 No grains

B - coffee with us coconut milk. green smoothie.
L - cauliflower crust pizza with spinach, peppers, and veggie pepperoni. green salad. white tea.
S - cocoa-roasted nuts (homemade; no corn starch!)
D - grilled scallops, cucumber/Greek yogurt salad, roasted broccoli
dessert - nsa hot chocolate

09-10-2012, 06:44 PM
Emma, how are you making cocoa roasted nuts. I was so sad to read the ingredient list in the store bought ones. Can anything just be pure anymore?

09-11-2012, 12:18 AM
now I'm intrigued. WHAT are cocoa roasted nuts?

09-11-2012, 10:20 AM
Wt 169.8
B: Overnight oats almond butter and blueberries
L: Healthier general Tso's chicken
S: Going out to celebrate a friend's bday. Will have soup and salad.

09-11-2012, 10:57 AM

1: cinnamon scrambled eggs; whole wheat pumpkin muffin (from the P2 dessert recipe section -- it is a bread recipe, I just made it into muffins and didn't make the orange cream cheese); coffee
2: tuna salad in lettuce boats
3: carrots and hummus
4: chicken cheesesteak saute, roasted zucchini
5: yogurt and berries?

exercise: oldest has a stomach bug, so hopefully DH will be able to get home early enough for me to hit the gym or go for a run during this fabulous little cool(ish) front we're having.

09-11-2012, 04:17 PM
mmmm, cocoa-roasted nuts are GOOD. Probably too good :)
I discovered them pre-made (Emerald brand, sweetened with Splenda), and after I devoured pretty much the entire canister (probably 16 servings or so!) I discovered corn starch was an ingredient. Not sure how much, but still I figured I could easily make the same without cornstarch.

I have tried it the easy way (just spray raw nuts with a coating of canola oil and the dust with a cocoa powder/sweetener of choice) and the more difficult, messy way (coat the nuts in an egg white wash first) - although I have never gotten the results just right (a lot of coating doesn't stick), they are still really good!! I toast them in my toaster oven at 350F for around 7 or 8 minutes. Some will start to crack when they are ready.

Here is one recipe that comes close to what I do ( (she uses water instead of oil and combines it all in a shake-n-bake method)

I have done this frequently with almonds and with soy nuts (pre-roasted so they don't take very long at all).

Just make sure to divide up into serving sizes so you don't eat the whole shebang in a sitting, as I am prone to doing :p

09-11-2012, 04:40 PM
Phase 1.5?

B - Coffee with us coconut milk. "Cake batter" smoothie
L - Homemade chili with TVP and multicolored peppers. White tea.
S - Cucumber-Greek yogurt salad. Roasted seasoned seaweed (YUM! The only ingredients are seaweed, oil and salt - 1.6 g fat - 30 cal and 30% USRDA for Vitamin A and 20% for Vitamin C :))
D - Grilled shrimp on Romaine lettuce salad with flaxseed oil/lemon juice vinaigrette. Broccoli eggwhite "souffle" (more like a quiche/custard).
dessert - ?

[I added it up: 5-6 cups veggies, depending on how I count the lettuce. 124g protein - wow!]

09-11-2012, 07:40 PM
Those sound good! I might just make them one serving at a time. I have no control with nuts and chocolate.

09-12-2012, 09:17 AM

1: yogurt w/ frozen berries and chopped almonds
2: chickpea and avocado spread on cucumbers and spinach
3: carrots and hummus
4: baked tilapia, roasted carrots and zucchini

exercise: going for a run this morning, teaching aqua tonight

09-12-2012, 10:34 AM
Wt 169.0

B: Overnight oats
L: Marinated vegetables.
S: Whole wheat lasagna roll (spinach and ricotta), salad
Sn: Babybel
Ex: 40 minutes of Insanity (Cardio Recovery)

09-12-2012, 09:45 PM
B: ham and portabella omelette
S: hummus and celery/cukes
L: pork and sweet potato leftovers
D: big ole salad

09-13-2012, 02:14 AM
Phase 1-ish. All messed up schedule but I managed to get 7 cups of veggies in today (yup I measured).

1 - coffee with us coconut milk.
2 - "Horchata" smoothie (vanilla & lots of cinnamon)
3 - poached catfish and a double serving of broccoli
4 - gazpacho and mixed green salad with edamame
5 - roasted seaweed and green tea
6 - grilled shrimp, sauteed crookneck squash and sliced tomato

09-13-2012, 10:19 AM
Wt: 169.0
B: Overnight oats (plus 1/2 scoop choco protein, almond butter, blueberries)
L: Leftover lasagna roll & sauteed green beans
S: Whole wheat pita pizzas (hummus, sundried tomatoes, mozarrella, arugula)
Sn: NSA chocolate pudding if I need it.
Ex: 40 minutes of Insanity

Today's kind of grain heavy. I'll have to be cautious and make sure I don't get carried away by cravings. My morning oats don't give me any real trouble and it's only one lasagna noodle for lunch, but I haven't had pita bread in a long time.

09-13-2012, 01:37 PM
Phase 1, I think (not specifically planning it that way - just not including any grains for a while and focusing on veggies and protein until I get some eating "issues" under control :p)

B - Coffee with us coconut milk. "Horchata" smoothie.
L - Gazpacho, mixed green salad with salmon
Ss - soy nuts, roasted seaweed, green tea
D - Homemade chili with lots of peppers. Roasted broccoli. Sliced tomatoes.
dessert - Greek yogurt with cocoa-roasted almonds

09-14-2012, 10:15 AM
Um....Emma....I'm going to need that Horchata smoothie recipe, STAT!


1: plain greek yogurt, grapes, teeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeensy drizzle of local tupelo honey, 10 chopped almonds
2: chickpea and avocado spread? maybe a salad...not sure yet
3: carrots and hummus
4: oven fried fish, roasted zucchini
5: going to try out some cocoa roasted almonds

exercise: treadmill incline walk (feeling draggy today -- hope I'm not coming down with something)

09-14-2012, 04:05 PM
So frazzled today. I'm running on empty and I don't know if I'll be able to replenish things this weekend. Urrgh.

B: 3 falafel balls dunked in hummus as I ran out the door.
Sn: Grabbed a croissant when i passed by a box while rounding through the ICU. Ate half before I came to my senses.
L: Leftover lasagna roll up. green beans.
S: I dunno, but I'm feeling like it may be accompanied by a drink. Or six.
Ex: 40 minute insanity video.

09-15-2012, 02:55 PM
B: Black bean patty with lebaneh, tomatoes, and spinach
L: Salad with chicken, apple, walnuts, feta. Thai carrot soup.
S: Pita pizzas
Ex: Will try to get an Insanity workout in, but I'm feeling really beat. Might be dehydrated from last night :/

09-16-2012, 04:04 PM
Wt. 167.6 :broc: I like it!

B: Leftover pita pizza
L: Wendy's spicy chicken caesar, no croutons
S: Zesty chicken and black beans
Sn: NSA Jello Pudding
Ex: ?Maybe Studying today so we will see what time I'm home.