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30 Days of South Beach Diet

Happy New Year!
30 Days of South Beach Diet

It's New Year!! drum-rolls!!!

What a year!! Busy, exciting, more busy and super quick. :-) Since 2017 is already history. Let's talk 2018.

Have you planned your year? New resolutions? Or Like me, repeat of last year? ;)

I'm not sure about you but I often loose track of resolutions in few months. Priorities change. Can't help. It is life. Isn't it? So from past few years, I decide to take life as it comes and make only short-term resolutions. (a month or 2 month kind). 

My January's goal is to get diet back on track. Seriously, I'm going carb-free for January and following South Beach Diet Plan. I can't believe I have decided to make an open statement. Actually, it is good. Someone once told me, if you want to succeed in a goal, make an open announcement. :) I just did! 

You guys! Get ready. Expect lots of carb-free meals whole January. I'm going to share all progress on Instagram @savitachefdehme Don't forget to look for my stories. (hint hint)

If you are new to South Beach Diet? It is low-carb, low-sugar and high protein diet with lots of fresh food, lean protein and less refined/sugary stuff. Idea is to fill your plate with low carb and low-sugar foods instead of breads, noodles, or sweets. It is good way to cleanse body, get your strength back and loose weight while doing so.

Collection currently has my top favorite 20 South Beach Diet recipes. (few bonus breakfast smoothies). I'll update this with 10 New Recipes as month progress. You can pin this page and use this for reference whole month.

Note: Few of recipes have base of quinoa. Please note that quinoa is not carb-free. When I'm making carb-free meals.. I replace quinoa with cauliflower rice or zucchini, or portion control to limit serving.

Vegetarian soup. Add tofu or white meat chicken for serving of protein.

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

Vegetarian Cabbage Soup

An easy and clean vegetarian cabbage soup recipe made with fresh cabbage, tomatoes, mixed vegetable medley, oregano, and vegetable broth. This cabbage soup is one of the best diet soup ever because cabbage makes it filling and added array of vegetable has so much flavor that it does not feel like a lite di...

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Chicken Khao Soi - Yellow Coconut Curry Soup

Chicken Khao Soi - Yellow Coconut Curry Soup

Chicken Khao Soi - A deliciously sweet and spicy Yellow Coconut Curry Soup made with homemade Thai yellow curry paste. Loaded with white meat chicken and rice (zucchini) noodles.. This flavorful soup is my low-carb take on traditional Khao Soi - a Northern Thai Yellow Curry Soup. Gluten free, dairy free, s...

Cauliflower Tabouli Salad with Tofu Souvlaki

Cauliflower Tabouli Salad with Tofu Souvlaki

Keeping up with resolution with meatless low-carb Cauliflower Tabouli Salad and Tofu Souvlaki Bowl. Gluten free, low-carb, and vegetarian. This delicious bowl is perfect for meatless Monday and it comes together under 25 minutes. Also, can be made at-least 2 days ahead. Oh, this salad can also be vegan. Ju...

Chipotle Shrimp with Avocado Sauce Zucchini Noodles

Chipotle Shrimp with Avocado Sauce Zucchini Noodles

Sweet Spicy Chipotle Shrimp with Zucchini Noodles pasta coated in dairy-free avocado sauce for Wednesday dinner. I say, bring it on! Honestly, not just Wednesday... I love this zesty combination of flavors any day of the week. Plus it is gluten free, no-carb, and dairy-free. Recipe also comes with bonus of...

Almond Crusted Baked Bruschetta Chicken

Almond Crusted Baked Bruschetta Chicken

Almond Crusted Baked Bruschetta Chicken is lightened-up version of traditional Bruschetta Chicken with nutty baked almond crust, with topping of fresh garlic and tomato bruschetta. Gluten free. Bruschetta topping is one of my favorite thing about this chicken bake. Whole recipe uses only a touch of cheese,...

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce

Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce

This is one classic recipe from my every-day-recipe file. Grilled Salmon with Lemon-Butter Sauce is one of our favorite way to enjoy salmon for dinner. Perfectly grilled salmon (details ahead), moist and flaky with silky heavenly lemon and butter sauce. Today, I served it with grilled cauliflower steaks an...

I recommend replacing quiona with broccoli rice or extra scoop of tofu-cauliflower.

Roasted Cauliflower Chipotle Tofu Veggie Bowl

Roasted Cauliflower Chipotle Tofu Veggie Bowl

Let's make Taco Tuesday deliciously healthy with this bright, lite and spicy Veggie Bowl. This spicy Chipotle Veggie Bowl is my healthy re-take on Chipotle Sofritas recipe with chipotle sauce roasted cauliflower, tofu and cilantro-lime quinoa.Since I stared making Chipotle Sofritas at home, I add this spic...

Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein

Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein

Hello-Lo-Mein!! I bet you guessed it! A bowl of perfectly cooked spaghetti squash must be followed by a recipe to use it. I did not disappoint you! ;) Seriously, If you ever wonder what is the best thing to eat when summer sun still shining and fall has started showing glimpse every other day... I would sa...

Salmon and Beet Salad, the perfect south beach diet meal ever!

Cedar Plank Salmon with Beets Salad

Cedar Plank Salmon with Beets Salad

Hello Friends! Today is a simple smoked salmon dinner day with a summery fresh beets and romaine salad. A lite and healthy seafood dinner like this one is on our weeknight menu... specially when we are in mood to eat grilled. No carbs, good Omega-3s and lean protein from fish, plus quick cooking time makes...

My yet another favorite Seafood Dinner.

Baked Lemon Salmon with Fennel

Baked Lemon Salmon with Fennel

Baked Lemon Salmon with fennel, a flaky perfectly baked salmon , cooked with aromatics like fennel seeds, sweet fresh fennel, leeks, and fresh lemon-herb dressing! For another layer of flavor, I coat the cooked salmon, just out of the oven with lemon-herb dressing. Warm salmon soaks-in delicious fresh lemo...

Chicken Caesar Salad with Asparagus

Chicken Caesar Salad with Asparagus

This recipe for Chicken Caesar Salad - is a healthier and more delicious take on classic Italian romaine Caesar salad with blanched asparagus and crunchy roasted chickpeas croutons! Gluten free, and packed with nutrients! I call it, Chicken Caesar 2.0!Chicken Caesar Salad is an amazingly crunchy, garlicky,...

Roasted Shrimp and Quinoa Salad with Ginger-Hemp Dressing

Roasted Shrimp and Quinoa Salad with Ginger-Hemp Dressing

This salad recipe comes with two promises - keep-full-longer and abundant-healthy-nutrition. Seriously, there are so many ingredients in this salad which scream - healthy, tasty and filling salad. Roasted lean protein shrimp with hearty and gluten free red quinoa and spicy ginger-hemp seed dressing. I am s...

Use white meat chicken or replace meat with shrimp for a delicious South Beach Diet meal.

Blackened Chicken Chopped Salad

Blackened Chicken Chopped Salad

Baked Blackened Chicken tenders with chopped romaine, crunchy cucumber, bell peppers, and juicy strawberries... all chopped-up to make a flavorful Chicken Salad coated in cooling buttermilk dressing!This salad is as jam-packed with flavors as it is with chopped fresh veggies and it is perfect for a lite lu...

Spicy Chickpeas and Sweet Potato Salad Bowl

Spicy Chickpeas and Sweet Potato Salad Bowl

Starting Monday with meatless mighty spicy Chickpea and Sweet Potato Salad Bowl which will make you eat healthy, close to nature without much effort.This sweet, spicy and savory Chickpea and Sweet Potato Bowl has everything you need for a delicious and nutritious lite winter meal. Veggie protein of chickpe...

A delicious low-carb meat-free main-course.

Ratatouille

Ratatouille

Bringing Ratatouille's ratatouille to your dinner table for meatless Monday! With colorful layers of fresh veggies, and garlicky tomato sauce.. this veggie casserole is perfect to kick-start week with a comforting vegetarian dish without a lots of calories. Today, I added a hearty serving of red potatoes a...

With all vegetarian meals, a slice of baked chicken is best way to take serving of protein without much added fat or extra effort.

Honey Lemon Baked Chicken

Honey Lemon Baked Chicken

Sharing today, one of the easiest no-oil healthy baked chicken recipe which you can cook once and use many ways! Add it to salads, stir-fries, tacos, or breakfast wraps! This mild, sweet, tangy chicken adapts any flavors you through on it. Oh- and it is specially great for kids!Baked chicken in refrigerato...

I can have it for all three meals.

Blackened Fish Taco Salad

Blackened Fish Taco Salad

This Fish Taco Salad is loaded with fresh veggies, blackened cod fish, creamy avocado dressing, and crunchy tortillas chips. In my world, it is delightful way to enjoy fish tacos everyday.. only served in a salad bowl!Worth a mention, the creamy avocado dressing is bursting with flavor with yummy cotija ch...

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad, a creamy chicken salad with grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, olives, coated in refreshing yogurt-dill tzatziki dressing. Carb free, low fat, gluten free, protein-rich and loaded with delicious flavors!Bring it to potlucks, or treat yourself to a no-carb protein-rich meal,...

Serve with cauliflower rice instead of regular rice.

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki

Chicken Souvlaki is Greek chicken kabobs marinated in fresh herb oregano (my fav), garlic, lemon, olive oil and seasonings. So simple, but amazingly flavorful chicken kabobs, Chicken Souvlaki is must try for every Mediterranean food lover! *Gluten free, carb-free, low-fat, paleo, and whole-30 diet friendly...

Include a serving of this salad in all meals. Please. Thank you for listening to me. :)

Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

Cauliflower and Broccoli Detox Salad

Paleo carb-free broccoli detox salad loaded with crunchy broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and carrots, coated in a lemony ginger-oregano dressing. Every ingredient in this salad is so refreshing, crunchy and delicious that you won't believe your are on a salad detox diet!Starting Monday with this healthy salad...

Serve with cauliflower rice or a salad for a healthy dinner.

Baked Salmon with Salsa Verde

Baked Salmon with Salsa Verde

Let's start Monday healthy, full of omega-3s, less fat, and herbaceous, zippy, and spicy Mexican flavors... and let's not work more than 25 minutes to put this dinner together! How awesome is that?! Yes, my friends! I'm taking about a 10 minute perfectly baked salmon with delicious roasted salsa verde and...

This breakfast is so delicious. I love it for dinner. No carbs, only protein. Portion control for diet plan.

Chicken Fajita Omelette

Chicken Fajita Omelette

What makes this Omelette SO special, you might ask? Well, this omelette has Mexican fiesta flavors with promise of healthy and carb-free breakfast! Actually, not just carb-free but also with serving of protein, and healthy dose of veggies! This recipe is inspired from IHOP's famous Chicken Fajita Omelettes...

I love these with small serving of brown rice. But for carb-free, replace rice with cauliflower rice (recipe coming soon)

Easy Homemade Thai Green Curry

Easy Homemade Thai Green Curry

Easy and flavorful Thai Green Curry dinner made with fresh homemade green curry paste and coconut curry sauce tossed with sauted broccoli, meaty maitake mushrooms, crispy tofu, and brown rice. This is a kind of vegetarian meal which will make even hardcore carnivores, crave tofu and mushrooms! It is THAT g...

This bowl is so good. You will not know you are controlling diet.

BBQ Tofu Fiesta Salad with Tangy Lime-Cream Dressing

BBQ Tofu Fiesta Salad with Tangy Lime-Cream Dressing

Sharing with you a scrumptious vegetarian tofu salad with tofu smothered in sweet and spicy sauce, hearty beans, crunchy bell peppers, creamy avocado, sweet peach, and cooling lime-cream bbq dressing! Even describing it makes my mouth-water! yumm!!I'm sure you thinking, she is here again with one more sala...

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad

Greek Chicken Chopped Salad

A carb free clean chicken chopped salad marinated with bold Greek flavors, balanced with creaminess of feta, sweetness of grapes and spicy peperonicini peppers!Honestly, this is a kind of salad my family can enjoy two times a day... two days in a row.... no questions asked. Hands down, this clean salad mak...

Miso Ginger Salmon with Kale and Quinoa

Miso Ginger Salmon with Kale and Quinoa

A healthy gut-friendly miso-ginger marinated Salmon served with side of lemony Sesame Kale salad and quinoa.Dust-off the grill or switch-on broiler for few minutes..... and let's welcome spring with a lite, low-calorie Salmon Dinner. Sounds good? Isn't it?Friends, this salmon dinner comes with promise of a...

Vegetarian soup. Add tofu or white meat chicken for serving of protein. But for the record, I enjoy it as a filling meal as-is. It is very self sufficient soup.

Easy Ratatouille Stew

Easy Ratatouille Stew

If you love Ratatouille, you will fall in love with this easy ratatouille, prepared like a stew. This is my simple and quick take on traditional Ratatouille recipe. Also, it is vegan, paleo, gluten free, and whole 30 diet friendly. Growing up, I was not squash or eggplant fan. I don't have kids and I alway...

Smoothie time!!

Refreshing Green Cucumber, Avocado, and Lime Cooler

Refreshing Green Cucumber, Avocado, and Lime Cooler

This delicious, vibrant and silky green drink challenges its own name and is packed with promise of health, healthy fats, freshness and taste. Perfect for a hot summer lunch, a cooling glass of avocado, cucumber, lime and star fruit smoothie will make day refreshing and specifically when its St. Partick's...

Cucumber and Avocado Pollen Power Smoothie

Cucumber and Avocado Pollen Power Smoothie

Pollen Power Smoothie is no ordinary smoothie, it is a power house of health and nutrition. When cucumbers and oranges are in-season, this is one of my favorite way to make and eat lunch under 10 minutes. Fresh summer flavors of Cucumber, Lime and Blood Orange with healthy dose of avocado and carrots and l...

Hello Sunshine - Grapefruit, Carrots and Turmeric Smoothie

Hello Sunshine - Grapefruit, Carrots and Turmeric Smoothie

Fruits and vegetables are best when consumed in peak season! In California, January to June is peak season for fresh and juicy grapefruits. Other day at farmer's market, when I saw these blushing, ripe, deep pink, and juicy grapefruit, I knew for sure.... I'm sharing few grapefruit posts, soon!! If you hap...

Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie

Good Morning Sunshine Breakfast Smoothie

Whenever I blend a glass of sunny smoothie like this one, all I can think of is: start of a bright and beautiful day!Why I made this smoothie? Because, I just wanted to :) My inspiration for smoothies are generally based on ingredients I love, nutrients, ingredients in hand, time, and mood :) I covered pre...

Go Green - Apple, Mint, and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Go Green - Apple, Mint, and Coconut Milk Smoothie

Hello Friends! Today, I have decided to keep Wednesday, lite and fit with this delicious, healthy, yet creamy green smoothie! Trust me! This 5-ingredient smoothie will make you crave, you read it right, CRAVE smoothies for rest of the season! It is that delicious! have you ever heard words "delicious" and...

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