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The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook 200 Easy Solutions for Everyday Meals

Posted Dec 08 2010 2:17pm

The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook 200 Easy Solutions for Everyday Meals

Book Description
Now fast food is superhealthy, thanks to hundreds of brand new quick-and-easy recipes from the test kitchens of the South Beach Diet.

From meal planning and shopping to prepping, cooking, and serving, you’ll save hours of time with this speedy cookbook that makes leading the South Beach Diet lifestyle easier and more convenient than ever.

With 200 family-pleasing recipes and 60 taste-tempting color photographs, you’ll be able to serve up a fast, delicious, diet-conscious meal every night of the week.

The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook includes• Grab-and-Go recipes for healthy eating on the go
• Cook Once, Eat Twice dishes that maximize your time in the kitchen
• Recipes for Two that minimize waste and leftovers
• Nearly instant recipes that are ready in 15 minutes or less
• Tips for Super-Quick, Budget-Conscious Shopping
• Ideas for getting the most out of your pantry and freezer

From The South Beach Diet Super Quick Cookbook: Inside-Out Cheeseburgers

These unique cheese-stuffed burgers feature flaxmeal, which is high in cholesterol lowering soluble fiber and heart-healthy alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). If you can only find whole flaxseed at the market, simply grind it into meal in a spice grinder or small coffee grinder. If you’re skipping the bun, just sprinkle a little balsamic on top of the tomato.

Hands-on time: 10 minutes, Total Time: 20 minutes

1 1/4 lbs lean ground turkey
1/2 cup flaxmeal (2 ounces)
1/2 small red bell pepper, finely diced
2 scallions, thinly sliced
6 tbsp reduced-fat soft goat cheese,
preferably one flavored with herbs or garlic
3/4 tsp salt
4 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
4 very thin whole-wheat sandwich rolls (1.5 ounces each) split
or 8 slices multigrain bread (optional)
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
4 thick slices tomato
Bibb lettuce (optional)

In a large bowl, combine the turkey, flaxmeal, bell pepper, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the goat cheese, and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt. Using your hands, blend well and form into 4 balls. Poke a hole into the center of each ball and stuff each with 1 tablespoon of the remaining goat cheese. Pinch the turkey mixture to seal in the cheese and gently form into 4 patties. Make them as flat as you can (to speed the cooking), taking care not to squeeze the cheese out.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the pan with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Reduce the heat to medium, add the patties, and cook until browned on 1 side, about 3 minutes. Turn the patties over and cook for 2 minutes longer. Add 1/4 cup water to the pan, reduce the heat to a high simmer, and cover. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the burgers are cooked all the way through.

Meanwhile, lightly toast the sandwich rolls, if using.

To serve, brush 1 side of each of 4 roll halves with the balsamic vinegar. Top with a burger, a tomato slice, lettuce (if using), and the other roll half.

(Makes 4 Servings)

4 Stars Easy to follow!
This book makes following the program very easy to follow. It has very detailed menus and lots of good recipes. I would say that it is a good book, even if you don’t want to lose any weight. It’s a good program to give you some good ideas for healthy eating.

5 Stars South Beach Winner!
Love South Beach! This cookbook makes it easier to continue eating healthy without a lot of prep/hassle time!

4 Stars AMAZING content – kindle version not so great
This cookbook is full of delicious, healthy, quick recipes! I get home two hours before I have to go to bed and being able to put dinner together in less than 30 minutes is HUGE! Some of my favorites are the recipes that call for you to throw some sliced up deli roast beef in with a couple additional ingredients for a yummy beef dish! The content of this cookbook gets a full 5 stars!

HOWEVER, I do NOT recommend the kindle version AT ALL. I was hesitant to buy a cookbook on kindle, but I thought I’d give it a try – I live in a small apartment and didn’t want to clutter it up with more cookbooks and I like to support emerging technologies. The cookbook contains many cross-references, for example, the meal plan gives page numbers (paper page numbers, not kindle locations) for the recipes it includes, but doesn’t have a link to the recipes. So, if you’re going through the meal plan, you have to search by recipe name, go look at that recipe, and then go to your bookmarks to get back to the meal plan. It’s a lot of work – I’ve done more typing on my kindle since I got this cookbook than I have in the entire time I’ve owned a kindle (which is since they first came out). On the other hand, I can decide what I’m having for dinner on the bus ride home, but all in all, I think the paper version is far superior.

5 Stars Another Winner from the South Beach Cooks!
I remember buying the first South Beach cookbook, “The South Beach Diet Cookbook”. I thought I’d buy it because I was having a lot of success on the South Beach diet, but frankly I didn’t expect much. Most cookbooks seem to only have a couple of recipes that are keepers for my family. Well, I was amazed – these were all good recipes, some of them simply great, food I’d serve to anyone anytime.

The South Beach cooks have done it again. You won’t waste your money on this gem. It’s just packed full of great food. My favorite section is the make-ahead section – there’s nothing more satisfying than knowing dinner is cooked ahead of time. The Spinach and Four-Cheese Lasagna is excellent and, as the book says, ‘freezes perfectly.’ These aren’t skimpy ‘diet’ dishes – Beef Burgundy, Grilled Tandoori Chicken, Greek Sloppy Joes, etc. Beautifully ilustrated, easy to follow instructions, and a walk through the South Beach program are included.

If you are thinking of trying the South Beach Diet, grab this book. It’s the only program I’ve ever been on which eliminates hunger and improves your health almost immediately. Check out the [...] site too, a great place to get support and journey with great friends.

5 Stars Another great South Beach book
The South Beach diet is the easiest way to lose weight and be healthy. And the “Quick” cookbooks make it even easier. I love finding new recipes and more variety to eating right.

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