The South Beach diet is also known as the modified low-carb diet is a diet with a balance of complex carbohydrates, lean protein, and healthy fats making it an extremely fiber-rich and long-lasting diet. As the name suggests it is named after the magnificent beaches of Miami. The diet is ideally low in carbohydrates and high in proteins, however, there also exists a keto-version of the diet which is low in carbohydrates as well. The overall target of the South Beach diet is to alter the overall balance of nutrients in our body promoting weight loss and a healthy sustainable lifestyle.
Therefore, this article brings to you some assorted and infamous yet easy-to-make South Beach diet recipes, which will make you switch to the South Beach diet instantly without much thinking. Here are a few lip-smacking dish recipes.
1. Sesame-Ginger Asparagus
Heat 1 cup water in a 12-inch skillet on high heat. Add asparagus for boiling and reduce the flame. Cover and cook the asparagus for 3-4 minutes until tender-crisp. Separate out the asparagus and immediately plunge into a large bowl of ice water.
Heat canola oil in a pan at high flame and add asparagus, ginger, soy sauce, and crushed red pepper. Cook for around2-3 minutes and stir in sesame seeds and sesame oil. It is ready to be served right out of the pan!
2. Quick Nut Bread
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Take a metal loaf pan of 9 × 5 inches and spray with cooking oil. In a medium bowl, mix 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup canola oil, and 1 large egg together. Pour approximately 1.5 cup milk into the mixture until blended well. Add 1.5 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup whole wheat flour, 1 tablespoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt, and half teaspoon baking soda into the wet mixture. Stir the mixture well until combined.
Add and fold some chopped walnuts and pour the mixture into the pan. Bake for 1 hour and cool when done. Remove the loaf from the pan and refrigerate before serving.
3. Tomato salsa with Avocado and Onion
Grate 2 teaspoons of lime peel and squeeze 1 teaspoon lime juice into a mixing bowl. Cut and add all ingredients like tomatoes, onion, jalapeno, avocado, parsley. Vinegar and cumin can be added as per the taste. Mix well and allow the mixture to rest for 10-15 minutes. This prepared salsa mixture can be served with vegetables or pita bread.
4. South Beach Diet Iced Vanilla Coffee Milk
In a pitcher or glass, mix coffee, milk, vanilla, and sugar. Fill a glass with ice and pour the coffee milk mixture over ice. Top with 2 tablespoons of whipped cream and stir gently. You can garnish with a pinch of grounded cinnamon.
Enjoy these and let us know how did you like them. Happy Eating Folks!