Wednesday, December 31, 2008

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from December 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Hungarian Pot Roast with Sour Cream GravyKalyn's favorite phase one recipe for December 2008 was
Hungarian Pot Roast with Sour Cream and Paprika Gravy.

In March of 2008 I started doing Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups, including phase one recipes from Kalyn's Kitchen posted during that month. It's been fun seeing how many tasty phase one options I find, even in months like December when I wasn't that vigilant about looking for them. Tomorrow starts the biggest dieting month of the year, and I know phase one is challenging for many people who're starting the low-glycemic way of eating that's the foundation of the South Beach diet. In January I'm always doing a little diet tune-up myself, and this will be the third year in a row I'll be posting all phase one recipes during the month of January. This year I'll be sharing some of my favorite phase one dishes from the past, as well as new phase one recipes I've been working on. 

If you're one of those people who want to get serious about losing weight in 2009, you might want to read my post about Getting Started on the South Beach Diet. If you decide to try phase one, you can use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to see all the posts like this one.  Now, keep reading to see the phase one recipes I found during December, and if you're a food blogger who posted a recipe you think might be approved for phase one, read after the recipe for how to submit it.

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Eggplant and Pepperonata Stacks from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once
Thyme Scented Mushrooms from Kalofagas
Kayotic Olive Dip from Dutch Girl Cooking

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Healing Asian Soup with Ginger from Kalyn's Kitchen
Greek Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Olive Oil from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Eggplant Soup from Vegan Visitor
Adaptable Chili from Married with Dinner
Creamy Roasted Tomato Soup with Pinto Beans from Lisa's Kitchen

Phase One Vegetables
Sauteed Curly Kale with Garlic and Parmesan from Cook Sister!
Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower with Lemon and Parmesan from Culinary in the Country
Swiss Chard with Mushrooms from Cheap Healthy Good
Brussels Sprouts with Turkey Bacon Bits and Carmelized Onion from Noshtopia (skip the butter for South Beach)
Saffron Roasted Cauliflower from Chocolate and Zucchini

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Crockpot Hungarian Pot Roast with Sour Cream and Paprika Gravy from Kalyn's Kitchen
Stuffed Zucchini from The Italian Dish (proscuitto is probably not really approved for South Beach, but you could use Canadian Bacon)
Baked Snapper Fillet from Teczcape - An Escape to Food
Spicy Tomato Shrimp from Sarah's Cucina Bella
Chicken with Broccoli and Olives from Thyme for Cooking (use chicken stock, not wine)
Cedar Planked Salmon Cooked in the Crockpot from A Year of Crockpotting

Phase One Desserts
Flourless, Sugar-Free Pistachio Cookies from Kalyn's Kitchen

Did I Miss Your Phase One Recipe?
Phase one menus for the South Beach Diet focus on lean meats, seafood, eggs, dried beans, soy products, low-fat dairy products, nuts and seeds, and most vegetables. Phase one doesn't permit fruit, alcohol, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, sugar, or any foods high in saturated fat. Obviously I can't find every phase one recipe, so if you're a food blogger who posted a recipe you think would be approved for phase one and I missed it, please feel free to e-mail me the link at kalynskitchen (at) comcast (dot) net. I'll take a look, and if the recipe is phase-one friendly, I'll add it to next months roundup. (Please don't leave recipe links in the comments. They will not be published.)
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  1. Whatever phase, that looks like really lush Pot Roast, love the rosey red of the paprika.
    Happy New Year Kalyn.

  2. i don't want to get serious. i want to learn how to eat properly. i have cancer and nobody told me i was going to gain weight! now it's time to learn to to eat less cheese and more legumes. so far so good - but i am looking forward to working with you. happy 2009! ellie

  3. wow that pot roast looks amazing!

  4. That looks delicious! My first thought was that it looks too good to be "diet food". But of course, that's ridiculous. I guess it just proves that you don't have to eat things that taste dull as dish water when on a weight loss diet.

    My impulse would be to serve this with noodles or mashed potatoes. But I gather that on phase one of the diet, you cannot have much starch (if any??). What would you serve this wonderful pot roast with?

    Happy New Year, Kalyn!


  5. Thanks Tanna, and Happy New Year to you too!

    Eileen, good luck to you as you fight your cancer and lose weight.

    Jaime, thanks. It's one of my favorite recipes ever I think.

    Elizabeth, you're right that you wouldn't eat potatoes or noodles with this if you're a South Beach dieter. I'd serve it with something like roasted vegetables and a salad for phase one, or with brown rice, Uncle Ben's rice, or butternut squash and a vegetable for phase two or three.

  6. My family LOVED this recipe. The house smelled incredible and leftovers didn't last long at all.

  7. Jenne, not sure which recipe you mean, but I'm guessing it's the pot roast since that's the photo? Glad you liked it.

  8. I am SOO bookmarking this post to come back to over the next few weeks. Are you ready for your hits to go WAAAY up for the first couple of weeks of January? ;-)

    Thanks for doing all that you do all year round Kalyn - you're an inspiration and your recipes are fabulous AND healthy, no mean feat. Happy New Year!!

  9. Thanks Alice! (And yes, hits on the blog are way up! Apparently everyone is on a diet this month.)

  10. Thanks for posting these. I had success with SB a few years ago but need to get back on the wagon.

  11. A friend told me this place I have been looking for, I come, it turned out, I have not disappointed, good Blog

  12. Thanks for linking :)
    Yes, you asked in the baked snapper post if it was foil or parchment paper. It was foil.

  13. I just found this blog. I love it and enjoy your recipes and all the nice comments. Im just getting started and this is just what I needed. Jan.9,2009



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