South Beach Eating Plan

Gregg and I have started doing the South Beach diet. Well, I don’t call it a diet, It’s just another way of eating. I took the time a really read the book, not just skim through it and “think” that I know how to do it.

I’m learning what are good carbs, bad carbs, good fats and bad fats. It’s all quite different from the Atkins‘s diet that we did a few years ago. I like that it’s not as low carb as other diets.

We are just starting and I thought I would post the recipes that I am going to be trying out. Most of the recipes are just from web or from my cook books. I’ll add pics when I remember to take them. Last night I made Garlic Chicken. It was pretty good. Very simple and I could have added more salt and pepper. I doubled the recipe so that I had enough leftovers to make 2 lunches for Gregg.

I also made a simple leafy salad with a low carb dressing. Peeled and diced sweet potato that I tossed with olive oil, salt and pepper and then baked it alone side the chicken.

Easy Garlic Chicken Breasts

1/4 cup lime juice 
1/4 cup olive oil 
1 Tbsp. minced garlic 
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
salt and pepper 

In a medium bowl, whisk together the lime juice and olive oil. Add garlic and season with salt and pepper generously, and add chicken, making sure it is well-coated with the marinade. Marinate chicken, covered in fridge for at least 3 hours and preferably overnight. 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove chicken from marinade and discard marinade. Arrange chicken breasts in a shallow baking pan. 

Season with salt and pepper and roast for 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear when you prick it with a fork. Serves 2. 

**This is really simple, but surprisingly good. The chicken is somewhat garlicky and tangy because of the lime juice, but it is not too strong-tasting.

Simple yet tasty!

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