Phase One of SB is tough. ALL sugar is cut out for the first phase [2 wks]. It's funny because the first time I was on this
The hardest part for me is cutting out alcohol. My habit is to have wine or beer while I cook [we have some awesome dinners! ::wink wink::]... and not only when I cook, but the making-dinner-drink is really part of my routine. So that's hard. Let me define "habit"... ;)
Another difficult part of the first phase is finding snacks to eat. I must admit that the first few days I AM HUNGRY! I need to have food stocked so that I don't starve myself in order to stick to it and also to have a nice variety of snacky items to satisfy that hunger.
I found these snacks while searching yesterday before heading to the grocery store.
So I bought some red and gold peppers
sugar snap peas
tomatoes and grape tomatoes
I know, it's not too exciting, but at least I've got food to snack on during the day.
As an aside - the Kroger brand yogurt - that's pictured on that snack link - is disgusting! The other brand is pretty yummy though.
Paul is OOT until Friday - which is nice when I'm on phase one to be quite honest [sorry Honey, it just is ;)] - so for dinner I had a piece of leftover chicken. I was going to have a salad too when I had an instant thought to check online for a different kind of phase one dressing [I love EVOO and Balsamic vin, but this can get old] and I found a great Southwest Chicken Salad with Chipotle Ranch Dressing* - so I made the chipolte dressing, chopped up the ckn and voila! It was really good. And here is how you can make it...
Chipotle Ranch Dressing
(Makes 2 1/2 cups. Recipe created by Kalyn. This will keep in the refrigerator for several weeks.)
2 cups Ranch Dressing(I use a packet where you add buttermilk and mayonnaise)
1/2 cup salsa (I used Pace Picante Sauce Mild)
1/2 tsp. ground Chipotle Chile Poweder (I used Penzeys. If you don't have Chipotle Chile powder, could substitute regular chile powder and a small amount of hot sauce.)
Put salsa in food processor and puree about one minute with steel blade. (Could use a blender or immersion blender.) Add Ranch Dressing and ground Chipotle and process 30 seconds more, or until well combined.
16 oz. container of low-fat sour cream
1 packet of Hidden Valley mix for dip
1/2 cup of salsa
1/2 tsp reg. chile powder
sm splash of Texas Pete hot sauce
Put it all in a bowl and stir, baby!
It was really good and a nice change. Now I'm about to make dessert! Ricotta Mocha stuff.
I know, you're drooling. Sorry, I won't tempt you like that again with all my food choices ;)
An Allrecipes and South Beach marriage - No Way!
Happy dieting, Loser!
* link to recipe