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.

On each Phase of the South Beach Diet, you’ll eat South Beach 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! Pro Tip: In Phase 1, you’ll stick to eating Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats and Vegetables. In Phase 2 and 3, you’ll enjoy adding in Good Carbs and Fruits!

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: In Phase 1, stick to Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats and Veggies. In Phase 2 and 3, you can add in Good Carbs and Fruits)

Phase 1—

Grilled chickenBreakfast: South Beach Breakfast + 3 oz. turkey sausage  OR DIY Meal (1 scrambled egg + 1/2 avocado)

Morning Snack: South Beach Diet Shake OR DIY Snack (1/2 cup cottage cheese)

Lunch: South Beach Entrée OR DIY Meal (3 oz.grilled chicken + 16-18 cashews on 2 cups salad + 1 tsp. olive oil+ lime juice)

Afternoon Snack: South Beach Diet Dark Chocolate Nut bar OR DIY Snack (1 Tbsp. almond butter + 1 cup celery sticks)

Dinner: South Beach Entrée OR DIY Meal (3 oz.baked salmon + 1/2 cup cooked green beans + 1/4 cup almonds)

Evening Snack: 1 hard-boiled egg

Veggies: At least five servings of non-starchy veggies

Phase 2—

veggiesBreakfast: South Beach Breakfast + 3 oz. turkey sausage  OR DIY Meal (½ cup plain Greek yogurt + ¼ cup walnuts + cinnamon)

Morning Snack: South Beach Snack OR DIY snack (1 oz. cheddar cheese + ½ cup baby carrots)

Lunch: South Beach Entrée OR DIY Meal (½ sandwich: 2 oz. deli turkey meat + ½ avocado + 1 slice whole-grain bread + 1 cup cooked broccoli)

Afternoon Snack: DIY snack 1 cup blueberries OR 1 small apple

Dinner: South Beach Entrée OR DIY Meal (3 oz. grilled chicken + ½ cup brown rice + 1 Tbsp. olive oil + 1 cup cooked green beans)

Evening Snack: South Beach Snack OR DIY snack (1 hard-boiled egg)

Veggies: At least five veggies servings,but no more than two starchy veggie servings

Men (Helpful tip: In Phase 1, stick to Lean Proteins, Healthy Fats and Veggies. In Phase 2 and 3, you can add in Good Carbs and Fruits)

Phase 1—

toast with avocadoBreakfast: South Beach Breakfast + 3 oz. turkey sausage  OR DIY Meal (1 cup plain Greek yogurt + ¼ cup walnuts + cinnamon)

Morning Snack: South Beach Diet Shake OR DIY Snack (1/2 cup cottage cheese)

Lunch: South Beach Entrée + 1/2 cup olives OR DIY Meal (3 oz.grilled chicken + 1 oz. cheddar cheese + 16-18 cashews on 2 cups salad + 1 tsp. olive oil+ lime juice)

Afternoon Snack: South Beach Diet Dark Chocolate Nut bar OR DIY Snack (1 Tbsp. almond butter + 1 cup celery sticks)

Dinner: South Beach Entrée + 1/2 cup brown rice OR DIY Meal (6 oz.baked salmon + 1/2 cup cooked green beans + 1/4 cup almonds)

Evening Snack: 1 hard-boiled egg

Veggies: At least five servings of non-starchy veggies

Phase 2—

Baked salmonBreakfast: South Beach Breakfast + 1/2 cup Greek yogurt  OR DIY Meal (2 scrambled eggs + 1/2 avocado)

Morning Snack: South Beach Snack OR DIY Snack (¼ cup guacamole + ½ cup baby carrots)

Lunch: South Beach Entrée + 1/2 avocado OR DIY Meal (½ sandwich: 2 oz. deli turkey meat + ½ avocado + 1 slice whole-grain bread + 1 cup cooked broccoli)

Afternoon Snack: 1 cup blueberries OR 1 small apple

Dinner: South Beach Entrée + 1 small whole grain dinner roll OR DIY Meal (3 oz. grilled chicken + ½ cup brown rice + 1 Tbsp. olive oil + 1 cup cooked green beans)

Evening Snack: South Beach Snack OR 1 hard-boiled egg

Veggies: At least five veggies servings,but no more than two starchy veggie servings

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