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South Beach Diet Main Dishes

Main dish and dinner recipes compatible with the South Beach Diet, as well as the Zone Diet, Sonoma Diet, and other reduced-carbohydrate diets which also limit saturated fat. Recipes include chicken, beef, pork, and vegetarian recipes. When choosing cuts of beef or other protein foods, sure to check out the list of Acceptable Meats on the South Beach Diet.

Strawberry Chicken Salad
This is a quintessential summer dinner salad -- lovely, light, and different. Dress with strawberry vinaigrette dressing and you have a real treat on a hot summer night.

Grilled Dilled Salmon Recipe - Easy
This is one of our "serve it to guests" recipes.

Chicken Marsala
A traditional Italian dish, originally from Sicily and very popular in the area around Rome.

Oven-Baked Salmon with Herbs
This foolproof and extremely easy method for baking fish has quickly become one of my very favorite cooking techniques. The salmon (or other fish) comes out moist and flavorful every single time.

Lasagna in a Bowl
This is an assembled "lasagna", with all the lasagna flavors, but created individually in each person's dish, in a fraction of the time. Use ground meat compatible with South Beach (sirloin or ground turkey breast).

Thai-Style Chicken Salad Recipe
This Thai-style chicken salad is delicious, healthy and refreshing. A wonderful light meal for a hot summer night.

Moo Shu Chicken
A yummy recipe for moo shu chicken, without sugar.

Easy Shrimp Scampi
The great thing about cooking with shrimp is how fast and easy it is - this scampi can be made in less than ten minutes start to finish. For South Beach dieters, use all olive oil instead of half butter.

Basil Chicken with Vegetables
This is a quick, easy, and tasty meal. You can substitute pesto sauce for the basil and garlic if you wish.

Fajitas - Chicken or Beef
This fajitas recipe can be made outside on the grill or inside in a skillet. You can use it for chicken or beef fajitas, simply substituting chicken breast for the beef. The marinade is very easy to throw together.

Seared Scallops
Seared scallops are elegant, easy, quick-cooking, and delicious - what more could you want?

Low Carb Chicken A La King
A low carb version of the great comfort food - for South Beach use milk instead of cream.

Ground Beef and Pumpkin Saute'
A quick skillet dinner using ground beef (use ground sirloin for South Beach) and pumpkin.

Unstuffed Cabbage
Easy version of stuffed cabbage, which can be made in the crock pot. For South Beach, use ground sirloin.

Cincinnati Chili
f you're never had Cincinnati chili, you must put aside your preconceptions about chili ingredients aside. Use ground sirloin, or ground turkey breast.

Skillet Chicken Divan
Use milk or unsweetened soy milk with no cream in this stove-top version of the comfort-food classic.

Kofta Kebabs - Middle East Grilled Ground Meat
The richly-spiced flavors aren't the burn-your-mouth kind, but are a delicious change from the usual. I don't bother to make them "kebabs", but you can.

Chicken with Cranberries and Red Wine
This flavorful dish also works well with pork.

Terri's Baked Tempeh - How to Cook Tempeh
This method for baking tempeh mellows out the flavor, which makes it compatible with a variety of sauces and marinades.

Baked Tofu with Three Marinades
Terri's low carb vegan baked tofu with links to three different marinades (Szechuan, peanut, and lemon tahini).

Terri's Tofu Scramble
Terri's vegan low carb tofu scramble.

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