10 South Beach Go-To Meals for Your Holiday MenuArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
That magical time is upon us when we celebrate the holidays with an overabundance of gifts, family and, unfortunately for some of us, food. If you’re stressing over the impending holiday meals that are rapidly approaching—with its excess of sweets, decadent meats and weeks of leftovers, rest assured in knowing your waistline can be saved. Keep your diet stride going strong without fail this year and pack your seasonal menu with the flavorful and nutritious meals from South Beach Diet.
Eating during the holiday season can be easier, healthier and even tastier with our great selection of ready-to-go dishes designed to keep you on track with your weight loss goals. Instead of forcing some fad diet to get through this year’s celebrations unscathed, set yourself up for success with the wholesome holiday meals from South Beach Diet, complete with festive flavors and healthy ingredients. No matter where you spend the holidays, you can enjoy the classics like turkey with gravy, tender pork, Italian meatballs and more—without it showing up on the scale later.
Say goodbye to making the same old New Year’s resolution and stay in control of your weight loss this winter. Liven up your holiday meals and stock up on these 10 hearty and nourishing meals from South Beach Diet to ensure you stay healthy this season and into the new year!
Here are the 10 Best South Beach Diet meals for the holidays:
Transport your taste buds to the Italian countryside this holiday season with the mouthwatering zesty meatballs from South Beach Diet. Settle down and dig into these perfectly formed meatballs made with beef, fresh parmesan cheese, onions and garlic—swimming in a steamy tomato sauce with just the right amount of olive oil. Although it tastes like a secret family recipe, this authentic dish, with 17 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber, is a dream for anyone who wants to enjoy what they eat while losing weight this season.
Get a taste of spring, even in the long, cold stretches of winter, with the light and tasty Chicken Primavera. No matter where you hang your hat for the holidays, you can enjoy this exuberant dinner which can be made in minutes! This festive dish is chock full of colorful veggies including asparagus, zucchini and vine-ripened tomatoes all mixed with beautiful chunks of chicken and a savory broth. With only 190 calories, this smart and easy chicken dinner can brighten up even the dreariest of nights.
Try a holiday favorite you can feel good about with the roasted turkey dinner from South Beach Diet. Tender turkey medallions are topped with aromatic gravy and served beside a bed of fresh, sautéed green beans for a classic and festive flavor combination. Swap your overloaded holiday meal for this finely flavored, low-calorie turkey dish full of 18 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber to give your body what it needs to stay on track. This easy, 200-calorie meal can be taken with you wherever you’re eating dinner for the holidays and prepared in minutes for a smart choice you’ll be thankful for.
Liven up your dinners this winter with the tasty Pork Dijonaise from South Beach Diet. Made with tender cuts of seared pork, this yummy dinner does right by your body by offering up a bunch of great veggies like zucchini, sugar snap peas and julienned carrots all with a whopping 17 grams of protein. Served over a bed of brown rice and drizzled in a decadent dijonaise sauce, this juicy, 230-calorie pork dish may definitely rival some of the other home-cooked holiday meals you’ve seen.
Treat yourself to a restaurant-worthy meal in the comfort of your own home with the pre-prepared Mushroom Stuffed Chicken Breast. With only 190 calories and just 8 grams of fat, this decadent dinner from South Beach Diet combines warm folds of two types of mushrooms and melty cheeses all stuffed instead an expertly seasoned and roasted chicken breast. Every bite of this dish is protein packed with a total of 23 grams to fuel your holiday feasting in a healthy way!
Traditionally, Italians enjoy a feast of seven fishes on Christmas Eve, but with South Beach Diet, you can get a healthy helping of salmon for dinner whenever you want. At just 160 calories, this freshly caught salmon dish is lightly poached and paired with asparagus tips to be served with a complementary creamy sauce. Topped with zesty lemon and fresh dill, this tasty fish dish is packed with 20 grams of protein, so you can eat light and stay lean like the Romans do.
You’ll need to stay warm this winter—especially after shedding pounds—so what’s better than a steamy, hearty bowl of chili to satisfy you? Indulge in a delectable combination of peppers and onions with huge amounts of yummy beef crumbles in a hearty helping of Texas-style chili. With only 230 calories, this warm, meaty dinner is great for New Year’s Eve (or any cold night) and is sure to pack a punch to your senses to keep you on top of your weight management game. You’ll get 20 grams of protein to keep you on track, even in between all the overindulgent holidays.
Feed your soul this season with a tried-and-true meal just like mom used to make (but healthier with just 180 calories). This tender steak is paired with crisp asparagus and has only 9 grams of fat and an unbelievable 19 grams of protein so you can keep your energy high throughout all the gift shopping, family gatherings and office parties. Gobble down this perfect portion of steak smothered in a rich mushroom gravy and surrounded by asparagus spears.
If you’re looking to take a break from all the turkey, pork and chicken most commonly eaten around this time of year, treat yourself to some take-out courtesy of South Beach Diet. Prepare this favorite Chinese dish in minutes with seasoned strips of beef, fresh broccoli and peas which are pan-glazed in a flavor-packed tamari-sesame sauce. With just 190 calories and 16 grams of protein, this delicious beef dinner definitely deserves a spot on your holiday menu and is sure to become a favorite on your list of holiday meals.
It’s hard to resist a healthy alternative, especially when it’s bite-sized chunks of chicken covered in guilt-free apricot glaze and combined with nutritious sugar snap peas and carrots. You’ll enjoy a total 16 grams of protein and just 200 calories for a smart choice to spice up your typical seasonal eats. This Asian-inspired dinner is a worthy match for any of your home-cooked holiday meals!