South Beach Diet / Phase 1: Day 4/14

February 9th, 2009

Day 4

It was a good day. The two highlights were the trip to the Farmer’s Market and our dinner. Today was grocery shopping day. We decided to purchase our veggies from the Farmer’s Market instead of the grocery store. It always feels good buying and eating something that is locally grown. We also like to support our local farms. As an added bonus, our excursion was part of our exercise as we decided to walk instead of driving. It was a little damp and chilly, but still fun.

Peppers at the Famer's Market

Peppers at the Famer's Market

Tomatoes on the vine

Tomatoes on the vine

No fruit allowed, but these berries looked so good I had to snap a shot

No fruit allowed, but these berries looked so good I had to snap a shot

We finally had success with one of our dinner recipes! We made Soy Meat & Bean Chili and it was excellent!!! Not only was it quick, easy and inexpensive, it is healthy! This receipe is definately a keeper. We had leftovers, which we threw in the freezer. It will be great to heat up on a lazy day. Perhaps next Saturday. Also we resurrected an old dessert that is not only Phase 1 friendly, but delicious! The ingredients are: 1 sugar-free fudgsicle, 2 tbsp of peanut butter, 2 tbsp lite or sugar-free whipped topping (like Cool Whip). Just mix all the ingredients together in place in the fridge for at least 1 hour before serving. We prefer ours to be colder, so we place it in the freezer. YUMMY!!!

The day went as follows:

Fat-free Cottage Cheese w/ Cucumber & Cherry Tomatoes
Soy Canadian Bacon
Vegetable Juice
Coffee w/ Fat-Free Milk

Morning SnacK:

Egg-Less Caesar Salad w/ Soy Chicken Strips

Afternoon Snack:
1 Reduced-Fat Colby/Cheddar Cheese Stick


Soy Beef & Bean Chili

Soy Beef & Bean Chili w/ a dollop of fat-free sour cream

Peanut Butter Cup

Walk to Farmer’s Market (approx. 3+ miles)
20 minute Pilates

One Response to “South Beach Diet / Phase 1: Day 4/14”

  1. Krissy Says:

    I am soooo jealous that you have all of those fresh veggies & fruit available! Wahhhh…
    And that desert you made sounds super yummy!