Your South Beach Diet Grocery Guide

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One of the things that makes South Beach Diet so lifestyle-friendly is that you get to incorporate a wide variety of fresh foods into your diet. In order to make navigating the grocery store just as easy as following the South Beach Diet, we’ve got a grocery guide that lists all the foods you can throw into your cart while perusing the grocery store.

In Phase 1, you supplemented SBD meals. Now that you’re in Phase 2, you’ll still eat SBD meals, but you’ll also have DIY meals that you plan, shop for, and then create your own meals and snacks. Don’t be nervous: As long as you keep the approved food groups (Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats, Good Carbs, Fruits and Vegetables) top-of-mind while you shop, you’ll pass the bakery, go directly to check out and be fully-prepared to make a delicious, South- Beach-approved DIY meal (with the assistance of our handy, dandy grocery guide). Not familiar with our DIY meals? We’ve got an article explaining everything you need to know. Check it out right here >

To help you feel more confident buying your additional grocery-fresh foods, we’ve come up with a sample menu for the week (one for the guys, and one for the ladies) to give you a better idea of how grocery shopping on the South Beach Diet really works. And to top it off? We’ve got a full, printable grocery guide you can easily click on below for you grocery shopping convenience!

Now, check out the women and men sample day menus which can easily be put together with the help of your grocery guide:

Women (Helpful tip: These menu items apply to your second week and beyond in Phase 2):

SBD Breakfast +1 Healthy Fat:

Monday = ½ avocadoAvocado

Tuesday = 23 almonds

Wednesday = 16-18 cashews

Thursday = 2 Tbsp. peanut butter

Friday = ½ cup olives

Saturday = 23 almonds

DIY Breakfast (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat):

½ avocado, 1 poached egg and ½ cup cauliflower rice

Morning Snack (1 Lean Protein):

Monday = 1 oz. cheddar

Tuesday = ½ cup cottage cheese

Wednesday = 2 oz. turkey deli meat

Thursday = 1 whole hard-boiled egg

Friday = 3 oz. shrimp/cocktail sauce

Saturday = 1 oz. cheddar

Sunday = ½ cup cottage cheese

SBD Lunch Entrée (Feel free to add in a non-starchy veggie!)

DIY Lunch (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat + 1 Good Carb):

½ cup whole-wheat couscous, 3 oz steak tips (cooked in 1 Tbsp EVOO), ½ cup mushrooms and ½ cup wilted spinach

Afternoon Snack (1 Fruit or Good Carb):

Monday = 1 small bananaEnglish Muffin

Tuesday = 1 cup grapes

Wednesday = 1 bran muffin

Thursday = 1 small banana

Friday = 1 cup grapes

Saturday = 1 bran muffin

Sunday = 6 whole-grain crackers

SBD Dinner Entrée (Feel free to add in a non-starchy veggie!)

DIY Meal (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat + 1 Good Carb):

3 oz. lean ground beef, ½ cup mushrooms, ¼ cup guacamole, 1 small whole grain tortilla and Salsa

Evening Snack (1 Lean Protein)

Monday = 1 cup (8 oz.) whole milkBoiled eggs for salad

Tuesday = 2 oz. turkey deli meat

Wednesday = 1 hard-boiled egg

Thursday = ½ cup whole-milk cottage cheese

Friday = 1 oz. cheddar

Saturday = 3 oz. shrimp/cocktail sauce

Sunday = 1 cup (8 oz.) whole milk

Men (Helpful tip: These menu items apply to your second week and beyond in Phase 2):

SBD Breakfast + 1 Lean Protein:

M, W, Friday: 3 oz. turkey sausagefresh cottage cheese

T, Th, Saturday: 3 oz. turkey bacon

Sunday: ½ cup cottage cheese

DIY Breakfast (2 Lean Proteins + 1 Healty Fat):

1 hard-boiled egg, ½ cup full-fat Greek yogurt with 3 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds

Morning Snack (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat):

M, W, Friday: 1 oz Swiss cheese + 23 almonds

T, Th, Saturday: 1 cup (8 oz.) whole milk + 49 pistachios

Sunday: 2 oz. chicken breast deli meat + ¼ cup guacamole

SBD Lunch Entrée + 1 Healthy Fat (Feel free to add in a non-starchy veggie!):

M, W, Friday =  ½ cup olivesPopcorn

T, Th, Saturday: ½ avocado

Sunday: 23 almonds

DIY Lunch (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat +1 Good Carb)

3 oz salmon, ½ cup olives, ½ cup quinoa, capers, onions, tomatoes

Afternoon Snack: 1 Fruit or 1 Good Carb:

M, W, Friday: 1 small apple

T, Th, Saturday: 1 cup grapefruit

Sunday: 3 cups air-popped popcorn

SBD Dinner Entrée + 1 Good Carb (Feel free to add in a non-starchy veggie!):

M, W, Friday: ½ cup brown ricegrocery guide

T, Th, Saturday: ½ cup whole wheat couscous

Sunday: Cellophane noodles, ¼ cup

DIY Dinner (1 Lean Protein + 1 Healthy Fat + 1 Good Carb):

3 oz. chicken breast cooked in 1 Tbsp EVOO, ½ cup sweet potato, ½ cup farro, spicy seasoning

Evening Snack (1 Lean Protein):

M, W, Friday: 1 string cheese

T, Th, Saturday: 1 whole egg

Sunday: 3 oz. turkey pastrami

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