Thursday, October 01, 2009

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for September 2009 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini CupsKalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe for September 2009 was
Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups

My goal for the South Beach Diet Monthly Phase One Recipe Round-Ups is to convince people who are trying the South Beach Diet that it's not hard to find interesting things to eat on Phase One. I hope that message is getting through, because month after month I'm a little amazed when I see how many recipes I've saved to for the round-up. Even in a month like September where I've been distracted with housewarming parties and trips to San Francisco, there are plenty of Phase One recipes to drool over. Sure, there are always recipes that need a little fine-tuning to work, so those kinds of changes are noted. And no one could ever find all the Phase One recipes posted in a month, so if you're a blogger who posted a recipe in August that you think might be okay for Phase One, check after the recipes to see how to contact me.

(You can use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to see all the posts like this one.)

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Tomatillo Salsa with Roasted Green Chiles, Cilantro, and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Edamame from Mele Cotte
Kale Chips from Nourish Me
Roasted Shrimp Cocktail from Running with Tweezers
Smoked Salmon Tartare in Cucumber Cups from Stacy Snacks
Roasted Shrimp and Sausage Bites from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking (turkey Italian sausage is best for South Beach)

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Raw Summer Squash Salad with Arugula, Feta, and Herbs from Kalyn's Kitchen
Greek Cabbage Salad with Feta and Thyme from Kalyn's Kitchen
Wilted Escarole Salad with Kohlrabi, Radish, Lemon, and Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen
Three Bean Salad from Culinary Types
Lemon and Thyme Chickpea Salad from Sidewalk Shoes
Copycat Cubed Caprese Salad from In Good Taste
Cauliflower "Rice" Salad from The Breakaway Cook (skip the plums for phase one)
Shepherd's Salad (Coban Salatasi) from eCurry
Ensalada Chilena from Trini Gourmet
Creamy Dilled Cucumber Salad from Closet Cooking (skip the sugar or use Splenda)
Grilled Vegetable Salad from Recipe Girl (skip the sugar or use Splenda)
Green Bean Salad with Arugula, Tomatoes, and Basil Dressing from The Parsley Thief
Spicy Thai Peanut Drizzled Wilted Spinach from Fab Frugal Food (use Splenda for South Beach)
Farmers Market Three Cucumber Salad from Pen and Fork (use Splenda for South Beach)
Diced Caprese Salad with Pesto Dressing from Closet Cooking
Tomato Salad with Salsa Verde Vinaigrette from Running with Tweezers

Phase One Soups, Stews, or Chilis
Fisherman's Stew from The Culinary Chase
Lentil Soup with Italian Sausage and Spinach from Cookin' Canuck
Chickpea Soup from The Pink Peppercorn
Tomatillo Chicken Stew from Simply Recipes (skip the sugar or use Splenda)
Ratatouille from Eat This
Black Bean Soup from The Other Side of Fifty
Creamy Zucchini and Basil Soup from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Grilled Red Pepper and Oregano Soup with Goat's Cheese Cream from Lucullian Delights
Slow Cooker Anasazi Beans from A Fridge Full of Food
Chilled Avocado-Tomato Soup from Pen and Fork
Gluten-Free Gazpacho with Black Beans from The Perfect Pantry
Chicken and White Bean Soup from Jamie's Recipes

Phase One Vegetables or Side Dishes
Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Green Beans and Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto from Sidewalk Shoes
Roasted Baby Eggplant from The Blog That Ate Manhattan
Roasted Summer Vegetables from Kayotic Kitchen
Chargrilled Broccoli with Chilli and Garlic from Gourmet Traveller
Grilled Baby Vidalia Onions from Stephen Cooks
Curried Green Tomatoes from The Perfect Pantry
Delicious Garden Fresh Eggplant from Dimple Arts Photography
Oven Roasted Cauliflower from Gina's WW Recipes
Sauteed Shredded Zucchini with Parmesan and Fresh Basil from Christine Cooks
Roasted Peppers in Olive Oil from Sidewalk Shoes
Chard with Anchovies, Parmesan, and Garlic from Eating/SF
Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger from Kar in the Kitchen
Zucchini (Courgettes) Braised in Rosemary-Infused Olive Oil from Just Hungry

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Halibut with Southwestern Rub and Tomatillo Salsa from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Zucchini and Sausage Kabobs from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Turkey Breast with Dijon Balsamic Veggies from Joyful Abode
Chipotle Lime Shrimp from Closet Cooking (replace brown sugar with Splenda for South Beach)
Grilled Whole Trout from A Mingling of Tastes
Easy Chicken and Balsamic Peppers from Karina's Kitchen
Inside Out Buffalo Wings from A Dash of Sass (go easy on the blue cheese for South Beach)
Easy Broiled Salmon from Pragmatic Attic
Easy Greek Burgers from Angie's Pangies (serve without bun for South Beach)
Cumin Lime Chicken Kabobs from What's Cookin Chicago?
Spicy Oregano Chicken from The Culinary Chase
Roasted Chickpeas with Shrimp from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking
Ashley's Perfect Grilled Lemon Chicken from The Naptime Chef

Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Zucchini Bake with Feta and Thyme from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Baby Eggplant from The Blog That Ate Manhattan
Ratatouille from Eat This
Three Bean Salad from Culinary Types
Salsa Chickpea Lettuce Wraps from Happy Herbivore
Delicious Garden Fresh Eggplant from Dimple Arts Photography
Grilled Vegetable Salad from Recipe Girl (skip the sugar or use Splenda)

Phase One Breakfasts

Zucchini and Green Chile Breakfast Casserole from Kalyn's Kitchen
Ham and Cheese Crustless Quiche from Joyful Abode (use low-fat milk and low-fat cheese for South Beach)
Herbed Vegetable Frittata from Healthy Green Kitchen
Crustless Tomato Basil Spinach Quiche from Cathy's Kitchen Journey
Baked Eggs with Summer Vegetables and Capers from Cookin' Canuck

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 miss lots of phase one recipes, so if you're a food blogger who posted a recipe this month that you think would be approved for phase one, 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. Very nice roundup, Kalyn. And thank you for including my black bean soup!

  2. What a delicious seasonal recipe round-up. So many dishes I would love to try. And some new blogs to discover, too. Thanks, Kalyn!

  3. I made the stuffed zucchini... It's absolutely DELICIOUS!
    ... and it looks great on a serving dish ;o)

  4. Love those stuffed zucchs, Kalyn! And that first photo is really nice. Thanks so much for the link, my friend.

  5. This is a great round-up Kalyn, I am honored to be included. And that photo of stuffed zucchini gave me a great new idea for the zucchini I just bought, especially the eight-ball zucs which are great for stuffing!

  6. Great round up- thanks for including that Grilled Vegetable Salad. I really, really loved that recipe. Your photography just keeps getting better and better. I can tell that you have a little more time on your hands these days!!

  7. Thank you so much for doing this time after time! I just finished my first 14 days on SB and was able to get through it thanks to some of your delicious recipes!

  8. Just what I need! This past june I went on phase one of the SBD and lost 10 lbs but since then I haven't gained any weight but I haven't lost any either. I was getting bored with the recipes the book offered so I am so happy I stumbled upon your site : ) Phase one starts Oct 5th!

  9. Thanks for including me in your round up of south beach friendly recipes!! I will have to visit some of these other wonderful blogs!

  10. I just found your blog and have to say THANK YOU for doing what you do!!! I am a diabetic and always searching for low carb dishes. I have already spent an hour searching around the blog and cannot wait to come back again tomorrow!!!!

  11. Anonymous, you're very welcome. Happy to hear the blog will be useful for you.

  12. Hey - I am really glad to find this. great job!

  13. Hey - I am definitely happy to discover this. great job!

  14. Hey - I am definitely delighted to find this. Good job!


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