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    No buffet or family gathering is complete without a green bean casserole. Here we’ve given this old favorite a South Beach makeover, so you can enjoy it on Phase 2 and beyond. Be prepared for lots of requests for this recipe!

    If you’re getting tired of the same-old pasta and couscous dish, add a new and exciting whole grain like quinoa to your repertoire. Quinoa has the most protein of all grains and is also a great source of vitamins, minerals, iron, and zinc. Plus, it’s gluten free. Learn more about quinoa.

    Want to shake up your morning routine? Give your favorite breakfast recipes an autumn makeover. Pair your usual egg dish with our Sweet Potato and Turkey Hash as a healthier alternative to regular hash brown.

    Made with lean ground beef, this comfort-food classic fits perfectly into the South Beach Diet lifestyle. For a milder flavor, the veggies are sautéed before mixing them with the meat; handle the meat gently to achieve the moistest meat loaf.

    The sweet and nutty flavor of coconut enhances many desserts. This delicious coconut confection is made with Phase 1-friendly shredded unsweetened coconut. Prepare a batch of these cookies to enjoy throughout the week!

    A favorite Italian dessert, tiramisu (meaning "pick-me-up," in reference to the espresso and cocoa it includes) makes a light yet rich finish to end a meal.

    These pretty summer tartlets can easily be prepared ahead. The filling can be made up to 12 hours in advance and kept covered in the refrigerator, and the tarts can be filled up to one hour before serving.

    There's no need to chop the garlic to flavor the oil for the crisps; just smash the clove with the flat side of a chef's knife, remove the peel, and toss into the olive oil. This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled for a crowd.

    Fresh lime and garlic marinated grilled chicken paired with charred bell peppers and sweet red onion makes a tasty filling for these delicious fajitas. Top with a dollop of salsa and nonfat or low-fat plain yogurt, if you like.

    Celery and nuts add crunch to this delectable spring-weather salad, and grapes add a hint of sweetness. Eat it with your favorite greens or stuff it into a whole-grain pita pocket for a tasty sandwich.

    Chicken flavored with fresh garlic, lime, and cilantro makes a traditional filling for these mini fold-ups.

    Fans of the thin-crust pizza will applaud this tortilla version. You'll love the smoky flavor that you get from using the grill rather than the oven.

    Chipotle chiles in adobo (a sauce made from puréed chiles, vinegar, and spices) flavor the steak in this spicy wrap. Look for them canned in the Latin American section of larger supermarkets.

    This quick, heavenly oatmeal is made with steel-cut oats, a South Beach favorite because of their distinctive dense texture and high levels of protein, iron, and soluble fiber -- satisfying nutrients that help boost energy. Make a double batch if you'd like; the oatmeal keeps for up to five days in the refrigerator.

    Pizza for breakfast? Why not? It's especially tasty when topped with a sunny-side-up egg and veggies. Quarter or halve the recipe for just one or two pizzas and try shredded part-skim mozzarella instead of feta, if you prefer.

    They might be called sandwiches at any other time of day, but our warm and creamy toasted smoked-salmon "breakwiches" are especially satisfying in the morning.

    If a sensitivity to wheat or gluten usually prevents you from enjoying crêpes, then this delicious breakfast dish is for you! Protein-rich, gluten-free chickpea flour is the solution in these crêpes, which are just as tasty as they are nutritious. If you have some fresh herbs on hand, add a chopped tablespoon or two just before rolling up the crêpes.

    Baked Pears with Chocolate Sauce and Pomegranate Seeds: Juicy Anjou pears dress up for the best part of the party. They are widely available at Christmastime and are great for baking; you can also use Bosc, if you'd like.

    A frothy and refreshing yogurt drink, lassi hails from India, where it is often made with fruits such as mango. A pinch of the ground spice cardamom adds a uniquely sweet and pungent flavor.

    Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Healthy never tasted so good!

    Japanese and baby eggplants have a sweeter, more delicate taste than the larger American, or globe, variety, but you can use whichever is available for this delectable South Beach Diet favorite.

    Wheat germ adds protein, fiber, thiamin, and vitamin E to this fruit-packed South Beach Diet smoothie. Healthy never tasted so good!

    Looking for a way to spice up your morning eggs?The Breakfast Burrito is a yummy dish that can be enjoyed beginning on Phase 2 of the South Beach Diet.