South Beach Diet Recipe Ideas for When You Have a Sweet Tooth

We’ve discussed all the essential menu items for the South Beach Diet. It’s time to talk about the little bit of extra dessert. This chapter will provide you with essential recipes that will leave you feeling satisfied and guilt-free all at the same time. Eating these recipes often is not a good idea, but they will adhere to the servings allotted throughout the day while on the South Beach Diet. This being the case, you can quickly meet your daily diet requirements without feeling guilty. 

South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 1: Seed and Nut Granola 

  • · 1 cup almonds, raw 
  • · 1 cup walnuts, raw 
  • · ¼ cup sunflower seeds 
  • · ½ cup pecans 
  • · ½ cup shredded coconut, unsweetened 
  • · ½ cup stevia 
  • · 2 tablespoons “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter” 
  • · ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 
  • · 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • · 2 teaspoons of cinnamon 
  • · A dash of salt 

Directions for Seed and Nut Granola: 

Start by preheating your oven to 200 degrees. Please put all the nuts into a food processor and pulse until they’re coarse. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Mix the cocoa powder, cinnamon, and vanilla once the butter is heated. Stir until blended. Remove the nuts from the food processor and put them into a bowl. Pour your chocolate substance over the nuts. Then, add the sunflower seeds and the salt. Stir all of this together so that everything is coated nicely. Put this mixture onto a baking sheet and cover it with foil. Make sure that the mixture is spread evenly. Bake this recipe for four hours. 

Nutritional Information Per ¼ Cup of Seed and Nut Granola

  •   Calories 162
  •   Total Fat 10.5 grams
  •   Protein 10.7 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 8.9 grams 

 South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 2: Peanut Butter Cookies 

  • · 1 egg 
  • · 1 cup of peanut butter 
  • · 1 cup of Stevia or another sugar substitute 

Directions for Peanut Butter Cookies 

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Crack your egg into a mixing bowl, and then combine the peanut butter and Stevia into the egg. Mix well. The consistency should be thick because of the peanut butter and softened because of the egg. Make half-inch rounds of peanut butter balls with your hands and place them onto a baking sheet. If you’d like, you can dip your fork into the Stevia and press it onto the face of the cookie. This will give the cookies lines. 

Nutritional Information Per 1 Peanut Butter Cookie

  •   Calories 69 
  •   Total Fat 4.5 grams
  •   Protein 2.3 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 6.6 grams

 South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 3: Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • · 20 large strawberries, stems intact 
  • · 2 tablespoons of half and half, fat-free
  • · 3 ounces of chocolate, dark 
  • · 2 tablespoons of sesame seed
  • · 1/3 cup of walnut pieces, chopped 

Directions for the Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

Preheat your oven to 275 degrees. Once the range has finished preheating, bake the walnuts for about ten minutes. They should be tinged with brown. While waiting for the walnuts to finish cooking, place your sesame seeds on low heat in a skillet. The seeds will need about five minutes to become golden brown. Once the walnuts and the sesame seeds have cooled, mix them in a bowl.

Meanwhile, heat your chocolate and half-and-half in a saucepan over low heat. Whisk together the chocolate and the half-and-half until the chocolate is completely melted. This should take about three minutes. Next, line a baking sheet with wax paper. Take your rinsed strawberries and dip them into the chocolate. Afterwards, dip them into the nut and seed mixture. Place this baking sheet into the refrigerator for about fifteen minutes before consuming.

Nutritional Information Per 1 Chocolate Strawberry

  •   Calories 90
  •   Total Fat 7 grams
  •   Protein 2 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 8 grams

 South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 4: Blueberry and Peach Parfait

  • · 6 ounces of vanilla yogurt, low in carbohydrates 
  • · ¼ cup of blueberries 
  • · 1 peach, peeled and cut into small chunks 

Directions for Blueberry and Peach Parfait 

Ensure that the blueberries and the peach are clean before starting the recipe. If you can’t seem to remove the skin from the peach, putting it into boiling water for a couple of seconds might be a good idea before peeling it. In either a parfait glass or a drinking glass, take the blueberries and place 1/8 of them into the bottom of the glass. Next, layer 2 ounces of the yogurt into the mirror, and finally, a third of the peach chunks. Repeat these steps twice more. Once you’ve finished layering your dessert, enjoy.

Nutritional Information Per 1 Yogurt Parfait 

  •   Calories 292.3
  •   Total Fat 8.8 grams
  •   Protein 16.7 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 20.2 grams

 South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 5: Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp

  • · 2/3 cups of oatmeal 
  • · four apples, cored and sliced 
  • · 1 and ½ cups of cranberries
  • · ¼ cup of almond flour 
  • · 2 tablespoons of Stevia 
  • · 2 and ½ tablespoons of coconut oil 
  • · 2 and ½ tablespoons of fat-free butter
  • · 1 teaspoon of vanilla 
  • · 1 and ½ teaspoons of ground cinnamon 

Directions for Gluten-Free Apple Cranberry Crisp 

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. While heating, spray a 9 by 9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. To make the topping for your crisp, the first step is to mix the oatmeal, the almond flour, and the Stevia in a bowl. Next, melt your coconut oil and the butter into the crumble mixture you’ve created with the oatmeal, almond flour, and Stevia. Next, add the vanilla and mix more. Cut your apples so that the peel is still intact. Mix the apple slices, the Stevia, the cinnamon, and the cranberries. Spread all of this into the baking pan. Once that’s been done, spread your crisp topping on top of the fruit. Bake for between thirty-five to forty minutes. The crisp that’s on the top should be starting to brown. This is how you’ll know that it’s finished. Cut into three rows so that there are nine slices total.

Nutritional Information Per 1 Slice of Apple Cranberry Crisp

  •   Calories 150
  •   Total Fat 2.5 grams
  •   Protein 1.5 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 10.4 grams

 South Beach Diet Dessert Recipe 6: Slender Peanut Butter Cup 

  • · 1 sugar-free Fudgsicle (the popsicles that you can buy in the freezer aisle at the grocery store 
  • · 2 teaspoons of sugar-free Cool Whip 
  • · 2 tablespoons of peanut butter 

Directions for Slender Peanut Butter Cup 

Place your Fudgsicle into a bowl, and then place the bowl into the microwave for about ten seconds. If your microwave needs to be fixed, you may have to heat the popsicle for twenty seconds instead of ten. Next, discard the stick of the popsicle. Next, add the peanut butter and the Cool Whip. Mix everything. Grab your muffin tins and place this chocolate peanut butter mixture into the cans. Place in the freezer for about twenty minutes before devouring. 

Nutritional Information Per 1 Peanut Butter Cup 

  •   Calories 80
  •   Total Fat 6 grams
  •   Protein 2 grams
  •   Carbohydrates 6 grams