On the South Beach Diet, you’ll get the opportunity to test your creativity in the DIY department. But, if you don’t have the time or energy to be concocting the ultimate chef cuisine for your healthy snacks, we’ve got you covered!
Life is busy enough. We’re here to make your weight loss journey as simple as possible by providing you with a few healthy snacks that can be incorporated into your meal plan. From nuts, to dips, to everything in between, this South Beach Diet snack list will give you ample options in the snack department!
If you’re on our South Beach Diet Success plan, we’ve also included your color-coded container equivalents so that you can get the perfect portion, every time.
Here are 10 healthy snacks to keep in your kitchen:
1. Hard-boiled Egg with Salt and Pepper
This quick and easy-to-make hard-boiled egg is filled with protein and low in calories, which makes it the perfect choice for a Phase 1 healthy snack. Try making a few ahead of time so you can grab one on-the-go!
2. Cottage Cheese with Sliced Cucumbers and Fresh Salsa
Did someone say cheese? Cottage cheese is a healthy way to incorporate healthy fats into your diet program, so why not add some veggies while you’re at it? Use two gray containers of cottage cheese as a dipper for your cucumbers and add some fresh salsa on top. Or, mix things up by adding one teaspoon of horseradish and some celery sticks for a tasty crunch you won’t have to resist!
3. Turkey Lunch Meat, Lettuce and Tomato Roll-ups
Who doesn’t love a good lunch meat roll-up? We know we do! Try using lettuce as your roll-up base, add in four to six slices of low sodium turkey and top with some tomato… then roll it on up into a perfect (and healthy) low carb treat!
4. Homemade Guacamole with Red Bell Pepper Slices
Where are our guac lovers at? If you’re looking to add a little flavor to your day, try mashing one gray container of avocado, combined with cilantro, tomato, red onion and minced garlic to give it a kick. Dip red bell pepper into this delicious concoction to get your full-on guacamole fill for the day!
5. Mixed Nuts
Feeling nutty? Add some nuts into your South Beach Diet Phase 1 diet by creating a mixture of lip-smacking nuttiness. Fill one gray container with a mix of almonds, pistachios, cashews and walnut halves to create the perfect morning snack.
6. All Natural Peanut Butter with Celery Sticks
Sweet yet salty, all natural peanut butter is the perfect addition to your Phase 1 snack menu to maintain your Healthy Fat intake. Spread two tablespoons (counts as one gray container) across some celery sticks for a little punch of flavorful crunch, and you’ll be in peanut butter bliss in no time!
7. Avocado and Tomato Slices with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Slice up some avocado into one gray container to lay on top of fresh tomato slices, drizzled with balsamic vinaigrette and topped with some pink Himalayan salt for the perfect evening snack.
8. Black Olives
“Olive” snacks, and you love snacks! If you are in the mood for a salty treat, try having two gray containers of black olives to satisfy your craving—all while maintaining your South Beach Diet meal plan!
9. Cheddar Cheese Cubes
Need something a little cheesy added to your day? Try having one gray container of cheddar cheese cubes to kill the craving. Use your gray container to measure! This deliciously cheesy snack is South Beach Diet-approved and is super simple to grab on-the-go!
10. Greek Yogurt Dip
Want a healthy alternative to chips and dip? Look no further! Try enjoying two gray containers of a healthy Greek yogurt dip for a Phase 1 snack. Simply mix full fat Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice and garlic, for a flavorful way to satisfy that dip craving in no time. Dip in cucumber slices and you’re good to go!