Listed below are recipes that can be used as an alternative to the Scarsdale diet. It uses inexpensive supermarket foods that can be light on the budget.
BREAKFAST EVERY DAY: Eat half a grapefruit, cantaloupe, or any fruit in season – whichever is less expensive – and a slice of protein bread that has no added spread.
MONDAY: For lunch, prepare a chef's salad, a chicken bouillon, and a slice of toasted protein bread. For dinner broil or bake fresh or frozen fish. Eat with salad.
TUESDAY: For lunch, prepare fruit salad using any mixture of fruits. For dinner, have plenty of broiled hamburger, sprouts or broccoli, cabbage, and a salad of cucumbers, radishes, celery, and lettuce
WEDNESDAY: Take tuna fish or salmon salad with vinegar and lemon dressing on lettuce and a melon or grapefruit. For your dinner, you have a choice between lamb stew or braised lamb shanks. Enjoy this with sauerkraut and a salad of tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers, and celery
THURSDAY: Eat two eggs that can be cooked in any style of your choice, low-fat cottage cheese or pot cheese, zucchini, and a slice of toasted protein bread. For dinner, you can eat chicken that may be roasted, boiled, and barbecued.
FRIDAY: Have a spinach pie and an applesauce that has no sugar additives for lunch. For dinner you can prepare fish that you can broil, bake, and sauté or poach, with a combination salad and a slice of toasted protein bread
SATURDAY: Prepare a fruit salad on lettuce for lunch. For dinner roasted, broiled, or boiled chicken, a salad of lettuce and tomatoes, and a watermelon or cantaloupe can be the best alternative to those prescribed by the Scarsdale diet
SUNDAY: Choose between cold or hot turkey, broiled chicken Hawaiian or marinated turkey parts to be eaten with cooked cabbage, tomato, or carrots. Dinner would compose of a choice among broiled grilled round steak, boneless ham, liver and onions, lean pot roast or tenderized pimento steak, cooked tomatoes and Brussels sprouts