The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook: 200 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less

The bestselling phenomenon continues with the newest South Beach Diet cookbook.

The amazing success of the first three South Beach Diet books has made publishing history with 14 million copies combined - and is still going strong. Millions of people have been turned on to this healthy lifestyle. Followers of the diet have been asking Dr. Agatston for more recipes that are delicious, healthy, and fast, so he's created The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.

Our time-strapped culture needs an effective plan for eating healthy meals at home again. Dr. Agatston delivers with 200 brand-new recipes that use 10 or fewer ingredients and require 30 minutes or less of cooking time. The cookbook offers a diverse range of healthy, easy dishes in all categories, including 25 all-new chef recipes from Miami-ara restaurants. There are no more excuses for not joining the many others that have made the South Beach Diet work for them.

The sound advice readers count on from the South Beach Diet name will still be featured. The book will provide practical timesaving tips, advice for how to eat well while staying on the plan. Also, phase designations and nutritional information are listed along with each recipe, so you're in control of what you're eating. Illustrated throughout with full-color photography, The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook will be tempting to both believers and newcomers alike.

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The bestselling phenomenon continues with the newest South Beach Diet cookbook.

The amazing success of the first three South Beach Diet books has made publishing history with 14 million copies combined - and is still going strong. Millions of people have been turned on to this healthy lifestyle. Followers of the diet have been asking Dr. Agatston for more recipes that are delicious, healthy, and fast, so he's created The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook.

Our time-strapped culture needs an effective plan for eating healthy meals at home again. Dr. Agatston delivers with 200 brand-new recipes that use 10 or fewer ingredients and require 30 minutes or less of cooking time. The cookbook offers a diverse range of healthy, easy dishes in all categories, including 25 all-new chef recipes from Miami-ara restaurants. There are no more excuses for not joining the many others that have made the South Beach Diet work for them.

The sound advice readers count on from the South Beach Diet name will still be featured. The book will provide practical timesaving tips, advice for how to eat well while staying on the plan. Also, phase designations and nutritional information are listed along with each recipe, so you're in control of what you're eating. Illustrated throughout with full-color photography, The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy Cookbook will be tempting to both believers and newcomers alike.

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  • Lydia's Mommy:

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    My husband and I are so thankful for this book. We did South Beach before, but stopped about a year ago because the recipes were just so darn time consuming and complex, and with an infant daughter and full-time jobs, we were tired of a diet that required so much work in the kitchen. When we saw this book had come out, along with the dining out guide, we decided to give it another go, and in less than 2 months we are both nearly down to our goal weights. The recipes in this book feel even less like a diet than the original cookbook. They are so yummy. We like the shrimp stir-fry, turkey parmesan and catfish. And the chips with black bean dip is far better than any bean dip I’ve ever bought pre-packaged from the store. The recipes are all super easy, especially if you do prep work the evening before. Usually it takes us no more than 20 minutes to get a delicious dinner on the table. And the beginning of the book lists tons of snack and quick meal ideas. I like topping a flat whole-wheat tortilla with pesto, shredded mozzarella and cooked chicken strips, and then baking like a pizza.

    As with the original cookbook, you really don’t get into the more delicious recipes until phase 2. And there is a bevy of standard ingredients and spices you should stock up on before starting this diet, which will result in a pretty large grocery bill at the get-go. But soon the South Beach diet becomes a way of life. It doesn’t feel like you are dieting. It just feels like you are eating healthy, fresh meals. Best wishes to all the dieters out there.

  • TDPM:

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    The food in this cookbook is amazing… it tastes so good it’s hard to believe it is healthy. I have never considered myself a good cook, but since using this book I actually enjoy eating my own meals. And I have had several houseguests who were very impressed by the dishes I’ve made. After the first few days using the cookbook in Phase 1, I assumed I must have gained weight. I seemed to be eating all the time and I always felt full… then I stepped on a scale and was shocked to see that I had lost 8 lbs!!! And I was not fat to begin with! Wow!

    The food this book requires can be a little more expensive than you’re used to. It requires a lot of fresh seafood, meats, and vegetables. However, eating healthy is worth a few extra dollars per week, in my opinion. And now that I like cooking, I’ll dine out less. Also, many of the ingredients are redundant so you’ll only have to buy them the first time around. (Dark Sesame Oil, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Spices, etc.)

    I find that it takes me a little longer than 30 min to make many of the recipes, especially when I am making more than one dish at a time (main dish + side). However, this is probably because I am not good with the knife and multi-task cooking is hard for me. I think once I get used to the recipes and more capable in the kitchen, the time will decrease drastically. And in general, it’s still only 5-10 min or so longer than what the recipe suggests.

    This cookbook is fabulous! I have lost weight eating food that I prepare myself that tastest great! What more could you ask for?

    Try: Balsamic Salmon with Green Bean Salad, Shrimp Scampi with Stuffed Tomatoes, Aspargus Soup, and Pork Satay with Chinese Broccoli. Yum!

  • H. Ward:

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    Definitely get this cookbook if you’re following/thinking about following the South Beach Diet, or even if you just want to eat healthier.

    All recipes (except a few) take 30 minutes or less to both prepare and cook (shortcuts are also listed in lots of recipes, as in “you can use a frozen bag of broccoli here to save time”), and there are literally dozens of them that sound delicious to my boyfriend even, a hamburger and fries kind of guy. Nothing is too gourmet to be a good weeknight meal.

    Remember the “Stocking the South Beach Diet Kitchen” guide in the regular cookbook? It’s much expanded here, with a short paragraph for each item, telling you what to look for at the store, what the item is good for, etc. Very helpful!

    There’s also pages of meal and snack ideas that don’t require a recipe. These are really simple ideas or tips for throwing together something quick. For instance, “take a whole wheat tortilla, slather spaghetti sauce and cheese on it, and broil it until done.” No, that’s not exactly what was written, but it gives you an idea.

    This will be my main cookbook on the South Beach Diet, and it’s much MUCH more accessible for people like me who want a good, healthy meal, but don’t want to spend an hour or two putting it together.

  • Christina Kay:

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    My husband and I fell into a rut of pizza, take-out, and convenience foods because (we thought) our busy lifestyles kept us from eating healthy foods. Last month, we decided to begin the South Beach Diet, and I purchased this book with the hope of finding simple, nutritious recipes.

    The South Beach Diet Quick and Easy cookbook provides simple, quick recipes with ingredients that are easy to find in a typical grocery store. In the beginning of the book, Dr. Agatston provides the reader with a complete glossary of ingredients, a list of quick meal ideas, food safety tips, and a list of 10 essential kitchen tools. The recipes are categorized into breakfast, soups, snacks, salads, seafood, poultry, meat, vegetarian, side dishes, and desserts. Recipes are color-coded for Phases 1, 2, and 3 of the South Beach Diet.

    I wasn’t sure what to expect, since I had heard the stereotypical complaints of health food being dry, boring, and tasteless. I was pleasantly surprised! The South Beach Diet Quick & Easy Cookbook provides wonderful recipes drawing from many different styles of cuisine, and has added some much-needed variety to our diet. A few of our favorites are the Almond Energy Blast, Chicken and Mushroom Soup, Turkey Parmesan, Baked Pesto Chicken, and Grilled Ancho-Rubbed Flank Steak. My husband has raved about many of the selections, indicating that they’re some of the best dinners he’s ever tried. The tasty food we’ve been eating gives us great incentive to stick with this program.

  • Dr Adam Weiss:

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    Dr.Agatston has put togethere a very useful and practical form of eating at the reader’s finger tips. We have used many of the recipes in the book over the past month. Our childern even enjoy the meals and they don’t mind that it’s healthy for them! This book is very helpful for the fast pace lifestyle most of us have during the week days. The receips are easy to put together and many to choose from.

    Remember to combine exercise and diet if you want to lose weight effectively.

  • Suzan Plummer:

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    I have every one of the South Beach Books. Phase 1 third day of the 2nd week is the hardest to get through. Your body has rid itself of those high glycemic foods, so you crave and want to eat some bread or other processed white flour food item.

    I have done every and I mean every diet out there (Atkins, Weight Watchers,Soup diet,Slim for Life, Slim Fast, American Heart Assoc. I also took Redux to lose weight which has caused me some heart trouble. Everytime any of the above was done I would loose then fall off the diet and gain what I lost plus an additional 20+ lbs. This was the only one which made since for me and has allowed me to have that cookie, french fry, or brownie once in a while and still keep on the diet.

    I enjoy this cookbook more as it is simple. The first cookbook was too in depth. More for chefs to cook with vs a working person. I hate having to be in the kitchen cooking for hours even when I was not dieting. Very simple recipes that allow short prep times. The fewer the ingredients the better for me. Best part helps with the making of a grocery list and tells you which foods to always keep on hand, so when you need to fix a fast meal you have everything.

    The South Beach Diet book is a must and you need to read through it. I skipped over the stories after a couple and went to the heart of what Dr. Agatston states about his diet (Not really a diet for me, just a guide to great healthy eating). Do highlight,write in the margins and use post it notes as you read the first book. This diet(guide to healthy eating) is about making your body work to process the foods which you eat instead of eating processed/high glycemic foods which your body doesn’t have to work much to process. He even gives you a list of acceptable foods to eat in Phase 1. I leave this on my refrigerator even now, to remind myself that even though I am not in Phase 1 I still eat those foods which are best during Phase 1.

    What I took from his books: Eat to live with the right vegetables, dairy products,proteins and fruits.

  • S. M. Urquhart:

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    Of the three cookbooks, this one is the best because it offers recipes that real people can handle given real life time constraints. So far, the five recipes we’ve tried have all been very good. And I’m already down over 12 pounds in 2 weeks. That’s a real motivator to stay on the diet.

  • J. White:

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    I love the South Beach Diet except for one thing – the time investment to cook most of the meals. This wasn’t a problem until I recently returned to work and am gone for 12 to 13 hours out of the day. Who wants to cook let alone cook healthy when you return home tired with a family hounding you about dinner? What started happening was DH would grab some takeout or delivery and while everyone loved it for awhile, I didn’t want us going back to being this unhealthy, overweight family. Thank goodness I found this book. The first recipe I tried was the mexican chicken soup. The only real prep was the grocery shopping. It took about 25 minutes to prep and cook. The kids added tortilla chips to theirs, so I suppose you could add some whole wheat or lower carb chips if you wanted. But it really didn’t need the garnish. It was fantastic and the whole family ate it.

    So far we haven’t been disapointed. Thank you Dr Agtston for finally coming up with timely, easy, great tasting meals.

  • MsMarieH:

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    I have been on South Beach for four months. I’ve tried several recipes from this book, including:

    The Balsamic Glazed Salmon (yum), Eggless Caesar Salad (good, but I tweaked), Cajun Chicken Salad (sliced chicken breast on top of a salad, not a salad like for sandwich filling), BBQ Sauce (ick), Swiss Cheese and Vegetable Omelet (yum), Warm Spinach Salad with Mushrooms, Shrimp Scampi (double yum), Chicken with Goat Cheese and Spinach (YUMMY!!!!!), Turkey Parmesan (good), Baked Pesto Chicken (pretty good), Mustard Crusted Steak (good), Stuffed Baked Tomatoes (crappy tomatoes – will be much better with my homegrown garden tomatoes this summer), South Beach Chicken Paella (which was surprisingly good), Provolone Chicken Melts (good and easy, but I will tweak to make better), Almond Energy Blast (ick – needs tweaking), and Sesame Green Beans (yum).

    Despite trying so many, there are still many recipes I plan to try in this book, including:

    Buttermilk Waffles with Jam, Blueberry Buckwheat Pancakes, Savory Ham Egg & Cheese Crepes, Spiced Oatmeal with Dried Apricots and Walnuts, Dutch Apple Pancake, Autumn Veggie Soup, Rustic Tomato Soup, Multigrain Watercress and Cucumber Tea Sandwiches, Creamy Tex Mex Bean Dip with Baked Tortillas, Greens Chicken and Citrus Salad, Turkey Salad with Pistachios and Grapes, Tricolor Salad, Green Leaf Pear and Goat Cheese Salad, Brown Rice Tomato and Cucumber Salad, Warm Salmon and Asparagus Salad, Steamed Halibut with Bell Pepper and Summer Squash, Salmon Cakes, Rigatoni with Turkey Sausage and Mozzarella, Chicken Quesadillas, Rosemary Pork Medallions with Chunky Applesauce, Beef with Asparagus and Mushrooms, Warm Steak Sandwich with Roasted Pepper Mayo, Quinoa Pilaf, Nutty Brown Rice, Sauteed Mushrooms with Thyme, Fruit Salad with Lime and Mint, Creamy Dreamy Strawberry Vanilla Shake, Orange Poppy Seed Cupcakes, Chocolate Berry Cups, Chocolate Walnut Macaroons, Lemon Olive Oil Cake

    I am looking forward to trying even more of the Phase 2 and 3 recipes. It has definitely been a great resource. The recipes are all fast to prepare and most of them seem to include simple ingredients. A few get adventurous, but that’s ok, I am trying to be more adventurous!!! :)

  • bookfan2004:

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    I’m a busy working mom and being able to prepare a nutrient-rich meal — that my family will actually eat — in under 30 minutes is fantastic. The turkey and white bean chili (page 196)is their favorite so far. My husband, my teenager and I, all watch our weight and this cookbook is fast becoming our favorite tool in helping us add whole grains, lean sources of protein, and more vegetables to our meal plans. The Pork Fajitas (page 210) and the Rosemary Pork Medallions with Chunky Applesauce (page 211) or the South Beach Macaroni and Cheese (page 249) are perfect comfort food for this cooler weather. I love Dr. Agatston’s sensible approach to nutrition and his philosphy that if we’re satiated and satisfied by nutrient dense, fiber rich foods, we’ll lose weight and have healthier hearts and blood chemistry.

  • M. Mathis:

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    …this cookbook is a great addition to your cooking library. It has become one of my favorite cookbooks — the recipes are easy to follow, the pictures are wonderful, but most importantly, the food tastes great! I really like the Indian Chicken — this is a great dish to entertain with — add some brown rice and a green salad, and you have a tasty, impressive and healthy meal.

  • Georgia:

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    I love this cookbook! After purchasing the first cookbook and preparing consistently delicious meals from it, I had to have this one! Like most of us, I am extremely busy with three boys under 5 and a husband who works all the time. These dishes are quick and delicious and healthy – the Shrimp Scampi is DIVINE and took me 10 minutes to prepare with prepeeled shrimp – I had to put the pasta on before the Scampi it was so quick.

    Great purchase.