A South Beach Thanksgiving: 11 Delicious Menu Items to Order ASAPArticle posted in: South Beach Diet
So, you’re on a weight loss journey over the Thanksgiving holiday; the one day of the year that’s labeled as a diet disaster. But here’s the good news: Turkey and gravy can still be a part of your low-carb holiday. You can also treat yourself to something sweet! Bring a little fancy to the table the night before, the night after and the whole week of Thanksgiving with convenient meals from the South Beach Diet. Plus, for the first year ever, you won’t derail your weight loss plan. Now that’s something to be thankful for!
Here are 11 South Beach Diet meals for your Thanksgiving menu:
If you’d like to have an appetizer before Thanksgiving dinner, soup is a lovely choice. We created a creamy, dreamy mushroom soup filled with Parmesan cheese and tender chicken. It feels fancy when dressed up in a china bowl and garnished with fresh herbs. On an average day, you can still enjoy this dish for a comforting lunch or dinner.
On Turkey Day, one should eat turkey, which is why our chefs in the South Beach Diet kitchen developed this classic entree. With 18 grams of protein but only 180 calories and six grams of net carbs, it’s the perfect Thanksgiving dinner for your weight loss plan. Forget baking a turkey for hours at home and dig into our tender, roasted turkey medallions served with fresh sautéed green beans. Enjoy a holiday classic all year long.
If you need a carb with your holiday meal, our tastes-like-homemade chicken and brown rice is a smart option. We combine tender chicken (close your eyes and it’s turkey) and filling brown rice for a delicious Thanksgiving dish. Earthy mushrooms and gravy add even more hearty depth, while carrots add pretty color and that “home-style” feel.
If you love a creamy casserole, this is your dish. Cauliflower and hearty chicken unite in a decadent, Parmesan sauce that’s reminiscent of your home-cooked favorites. It tastes like it’s been baking for hours. However, you can dig in after less than two minutes in the microwave. Feel free to add your own flair and spice it up with oregano and basil for an Italian twist. Add curry and cumin for a taste of India. Or, get that savory Southwest flavor with cayenne, chili powder and garlic.
Not much of a turkey fan? We won’t judge. This dish—starring the other favorite bird—has a similar “full dinner” effect thanks to crisp veggies, riced cauliflower and edamame. The moist chicken and bourbon-flavored sauce adds a unique twist to your holiday dinner table.
The big meal is served at 6:00. So, what’s for lunch? Nothing says fall like chili! This veggie meal is satisfying and easy to prepare, so you can get busy and focus on the main event. To prevent overeating and to keep your energy levels up, it’s imperative to eat three meals a day and supplement with healthy snacks—even on Thanksgiving.
Another delicious swap for turkey, flame-broiled steak just found a place at your holiday dinner table. We keep it fancy by pairing ours with crispy asparagus spears. A rich, mushroom gravy provides the hearty Thanksgiving flavors you know and love.
We love breakfast foods that can double as dessert. While your family is enjoying pumpkin pie, you’ll be digging into these double chocolate muffins. You’ll most likely consume fewer calories but definitely won’t be missing a thing.
What are you grateful for? We’re grateful for you. And, we’re grateful for peanut butter. It’s sweet and decadent yet loaded with healthy fats. We combined your favorite nut butter with almond flour to create delicious cookies with only two grams of net carbs and zero added sugars.
Is there ever a time when chocolate chip cookies aren’t invited to the party? Pair these little cookie bites with fresh blueberries, raspberries or a dollop of whipped cream to give them that special holiday feel (just make sure they fit into your daily net carbs). This chocolate snack is always welcome at our Thanksgiving dessert table!
Add autumn spices to our vanilla shake for a fall-flavored treat. Try a sprinkle of cinnamon, a dash of nutmeg or even some pumpkin spice. You can even throw in a tablespoon of unsweetened pumpkin puree to create your own pumpkin pie milkshake. Yum!