I started the South Beach diet today and need ideas! I did it a few years ago and basically had protein shakes, cottage cheese, various egg recipes, meat and tons a veggies for phase 1.
I’m trying add some more variety now, but during the first phase, there’s not much to work with. Ideally, I want recipes I can still use even when I’m no longer on the strict part of the diet.
What I really need are quick, few ingredient (or at least ingredients that are generally on hand) recipes, particularly for breakfast and lunch!
My typical “breakfast” is coffee (with a pack of stevia and 2-4 tbsp. light cream) and a protein bar that I graze on throughout the early morning (I’m on horses at work starting at 6am, so has to be on-the-move food). My protein bars are not low carb, so I’m trying to come up with a game plan to replace them until I can add them back!
Desserts is another thing I would love to get ideas for! My favorite thing is, unfortunately, plain Greek yogurt, granola and honey (no-go for the first two weeks 😩). I’m not wild about Greek yogurt on it’s own...I tried adding cocoa powder and stevia...didn’t quite hit the spot! So I’ve settled for a cup of whole milk with sugar-free chocolate syrup tonight.
I came in around 72 grams of carbs today (23 of those was from my protein bar), so seems a bit high for a low-carb diet?
Hit me with your tried-and-true recipes and I welcome any advice from those who have done this route as a “reset”!