South Beach Diet - South Beach Vegetarian Style?




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hannahbeanies
06-02-2013, 10:23 PM
Hello everyone!

I have noticed that a couple of people on here follow the South Beach diet and are also vegetarian. I am vegetarian and wanting to get started on SBD. I was wondering if any of you kind folk have suggestions for me? I know that we can use beans. I saw them on the safe foods list. But does anybody have any creative ways that they handle it? Maybe some go-to recipes? Example menus? Maybe blogs from other SBD veggies? I would love any ideas!


BellaLucia
06-02-2013, 10:40 PM
Eat eggs, fish, peanuts, sugar free gum, etc!

Natasha1534
06-02-2013, 11:20 PM
I'm afraid I'm of no help here as I love my chicken and beef, LOL But I would like to welcome you to the beach!!! :)


cottagebythesea
06-03-2013, 06:31 AM
:welcome: Hannahbeanies! I'm a vegetarian and have no problems at all coming up with meal ideas on SBD. I can make almost any recipe and just substitute beans, tofu, seitan, or veggie crumbles for the meat. :)

hannahbeanies
06-03-2013, 08:14 AM
Thanks Cottagebythesea and BellaLucia! And super nice to meet you, Natasha! :)
The reason I am having issues is that I am not a great cook. :P And I spend most of my days away from home and on the road. I guess I should have been more specific. ;)
Plus, I am super sensitive to tofu. Makes my poor belly hurt. So on top of not being a good cook, I have to be creative. That is yet another thing I am not good at! haha!

I guess what I am looking for is some ideas. Maybe easy lunches that be made quickly and ate on the go. Or super easy dinners. Or just easy in general. Easy is good.

BellaLucia
06-03-2013, 10:04 AM
It's ok, not to be a chef in the kitchen! Eggs and peanuts are easy!

CoCo Local
06-03-2013, 11:01 AM
Also, tempeh is amazing. Try using it instead of beef or chicken in tacos!

One thing to keep in mind is calories and protein -- and by that I mean too little. I'm a vegetarian and have found it challenging to eat enough when I am eating this cleanly. So, coconut milk and other healthy fats as well as beans and lentils are your friend!