Friday, July 3, 2009

Herb & Citrus Grilling is Great for South Beach Diets

A fantastic thing about summer...lots of fresh herbs that actually smell and taste awesome! How perfect for adding some zip and zing to a diet. Even on The South Beach Diet Supercharged, Phase One you don't have to skimp on flavor. The photo above is some romaine hearts, arugula, fresh parsley, mint, cilantro, basil and spicy green onions/scallions. I just added some toasted pecan pieces for crunch and a light vinaigrette like this one, but with white wine vinegar instead of rice wine vinegar for Phase One

This morning's breakfast....Herby Egg "Pancakes" ...no recipe, really, just whip some eggs, add a tablespoon or two of chopped fresh herbs (today was chives & cilantro/coriander). I made two - serving one per small non-stick pan for a thin pancake like omelet.

This time around I served them plain with just a sprinkling of salt and pepper, but hiding some shredded cheese in the folds would be delicious too.

Last night's dinner...Herb & Citrus Grilled Chicken, served with steamed lima beans, (I needed room in the freezer for our cute new ice cube trays), tossed with fresh mint and lime juice.

I wonder what I'll do today.....

1 comment:

Bellini Valli said...

Fresh herbs always add that WOW factor to foods Ruth.