Update: I now have a recipe blog which has great low-carb, high protein dishes. Check it out and let me know what you think :) Delishix
Last time we did the South Beach diet, I was really disappointed by the “dessert” you were allowed on phase one*. You know, that concoction with ricotta cheese? It always tasted OK, but the consistency made me gag a little.
This second time around, Mr. Plain has hit upon the finest South Beach Phase One Dessert ever invented.
1 cup part-skim CALABRO ricotta cheese
2 packets Equal
1/2 tsp almond extract
2 Tb Scharffen Berger unsweetened cocoa powder
10 mini chocolate chips
1 Tb toasted sliced almonds
Mix gently. Makes two servings.
YUM! And note that the brand of ricotta cheese is so important. We had been using what is standard in our area (Precious brand), but this Calabro stuff is great! A much more subtle flavor, and a finer texture. But the important thing is finding a ricotta and a cocoa powder that you enjoy.
So there you have it, my feeble attempt at a recipe — and it’s not even mine. But if you want some really great ones, head over to Kalyn’s Kitchen for lots and lots of South Beach recipes. And she even has pictures of the food!
(* YES, we’re still doing phase one. I’m too scared to stop! So far I’m down 12 pounds since Jan 2, but what if we go to phase two and I gain weight?? Or I don’t lose weight?? Panic, mayhem… Ahem… I’m better now.)