Should I take a protein shake on the southbeach Dukan Diet phase 1?

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First question I have is Should I take a protein shake on the southbeach Dukan Diet phase 1? Thanks in advance for any comment. Another question... I'm getting sick of regular salad & think I'm going to try making some chopped salads. I know that basically you just chop everything up, but I was wondering who has tried making their own & what you really like to put in yours. Is there a homemade Dukan Diet freindly dressing you like?.

Any ideas would be great to srpuce up my salad.


Comments (14)

I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I got an decent answer. You should email the people at Dukan Diet as they probably could give you an answer..

Comment #1

I also went through a period where I was getting tired of salads..........I would make a 'cole slaw' buying the already chopped cabbage, a little ff milk, splenda and some lf mayo, put it in a container and shake to can use ff or miracle whip, I just don't like the taste of those. Also I will make a dressing for a chopped tomato/cucumber/onion salad with red wine vinegar, dash of splenda and a tiny bit of get in my daily fat. That one I usually mix up ahead of time and let sit, adding some fresh rosemary or other spices...

Comment #2

I guess "chop" salad is more or less what I have been eating from the beginning. I got one of those Vidalia Onion Choppers and chop all the salad veggies and usually top with feta crumbles or shredded cheese. If I add a hard boiled egg, I chop that to in an egg slicer. Both of those gadgets are lifesavers. I have started making my own dressing of 4 parts o.j. to 1 part vinegar (either fruit or champagne white vinegar) with a little salt and a lot of pepper.

Experiment with the veggies you like. I know I have found the vegetable chopper to be a lifesaver, there are always chopped veggies around and it is easy to use..


Comment #3

Is this the one you have Toni? I would like to get one, but I want to know that it works.


Comment #4

That is the one. I use the small blade most of the time for salads and the larger one for veggies to mix with Dukan Diet dinner. Got mine at either Target or Bed, Bath and Beyond for 20. They both have it. This is my second one, broke the first. When using it, place one hand firmly on the end with the hinge and use your other hand to close it.

The first one lasted a couple of weeks. Realized what went wrong and bought a second one and it has lasted for 4 months with no problems and I use it almost daily. Had company over and they commented on how nice the veggies looked and wanted to know which grocery was selling them chopped so fine. Toni's Grocery! Haven't chopped a veggie since I got it..


Comment #5

I think you will enjoy the extra time it gives you out of the kitchen. I chop a bunch of different veggies and put them in small containers so I am not chopping everything every night. We usually run out of 1 item a day, so it is easy to keep up It has helped me get more organized too while trying to satisfy 5 people at dinner..

Happy chopping..


Comment #6

This is the one I posted last night. I just used the bagged slaw and not the other veggie ingredients. I just made a half quantity. It was nice, but I'd add a little extra chili powder, though:.

Nat King Cole Slaw (I didn't name it, honest! LOL).


* 4 cups shredded cabbage.

* 1 medium onion, chopped.

* 1 medium green pepper, chopped.

* 1 (2 ounce) jar diced pimientos, drained.

* 2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

* 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or cider vinegar.

* 1/2 teaspoon salt.

* 1/2 teaspoon chili powder.

* 1/4 teaspoon pepper.


1. In a salad bowl, combine the cabbage, onion, green pepper and pimientos. In a small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Pour over cabbage mixture; toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours...

Comment #7

Hmmm, never thought to add chili powder but i'll have to try that!..

Comment #8

I make chopped salads ALL the time. Put all of the salad fixins (lettuce, cucumber, tomato, artichoke hearts, carrots, sprouts, etc.) in a big metal bowl. I use the hand held "chopper" (looks like a rounded blade with a handle across the top) to chop everything. Just hold the bowl by the edge and turn slowly while chop, chop, chopping in the bowl. I looooooooove salads this way! I mix the dressing right in (I use either TJ's lf cilantro or ff soy sesame or one of the Maple Grove Farms ff dressings) and it mixes perfectly. Chopped salads are all the rage in the NY metro area-have been for a few years.


This is the "chopper" that I use. I got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond:.


Comment #9

That vadalia chopper looks great!!! I bought a chopping contraption once, but it didn't help at all. that one looks like it actually works! i'm going to get one this week!..

Comment #10

I too got sick of salads at one point and I made cole slaw with the bagged shreaded cabbage, FF sour cream, white vinagar, splenda (to taste) and celery seed. Simple and yummy!..

Comment #11

I love the vidalia onion chopper! I got it today! it made stirfrying so much easier AND it's dishwasher safe! double bonus!..

Comment #12

I never get sick of salads, because there's so many kinds to make. This last week I put fruit in mine, ... yesterday, crushed pineapple, Monday-mandarin oranges, Sunday-cranberries. I love my salads! They are so easy to make and versatile. There's always occasions where I just have tomatoes, onions, cukes and dressing...

Comment #13

I made something new for lunch today and it was so good and filling...........In a pan, I sauteed:.

Garlic clove and onion in canloa/olive oil blend (1tsp) and then added a can of drained/rinsed (thoroughly) chopped clams. Then I added about a cup of green giant rainbow the lettuce. It has red cabbage, broccoli, carrots and maybe something else, I forget. Added some low sodium soy sauce and continued sauteeing. It wasn't enough protein so I added 1 egg.....was out of eggbeaters so I used a real egg. Mixed it all up until the egg was fully cooked.

It was really good and so filling. When I put it on, it came out at about 160 calories..........I will have a half of 100 calorie bagel with some PB2 on later to get in some lunch carb..

But I highly recommend that Rainbow Slaw to get in salads/veggies and works with such an awesome Asian flair!!..

Comment #14

That sounds really good! i've been on this Dukan Diet for four days, and i'm loving it! I really like that you are really encouraged to get your veggies/fruits in. the chopping is making it much easier! I like to think of it as a game, where every circle is worth points, and when I fill them all in, I get top score!!..

Comment #15

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