Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Favorites: Five of My Favorite South Beach Diet Phase One Breakfasts

Egg Muffins
These Egg "Muffins" are one of my very favorite Phase One breakfasts.
I can tell by how the number of people looking at the Index of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes that a lot of you out there are doing Phase One right now.  I'm posting only Phase One recipes during January, just like I've done for the last five years, and I thought I'd spotlight some of my favorite Phase One Recipes during the month too.  First up, I'm sharing five of my favorite Phase One breakfasts. My breakfast habits have changed a bit since I've been working at home, but pictured above are the Egg Muffins that were my favorite "grab and go" breakfast to eat in the car on the way to work when I was still teaching school.  There are endless varieties of this recipe, and they're all good!

Frittatas are a type of Italian egg dish that's basically an omelet that's not folded over.  When I'm doing Phase One I love to make this on the weekend and eat it for several days.  Pictured above is Asparagus and Fresh Mozzarella Frittata with Parmesan and Chives, definitely one of my favorites.  If asparagus isn't in the budget when it's out of season, use some other vegetable.

Egg casseroles are baked egg dishes, and you can make a large size of this and you'll have enough to microwave in the morning before work for a whole week.  I have a few favorite egg casseroles, and one of them is this Roasted Green Bell Pepper and Roasted Tomato Breakfast Casserole with Feta and Oregano.

These Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Garlic, Parmesan, and Herbs is a special breakfast I'd make on the weekend or when I had guests staying at my house.  I promise no one will think of this as "diet food."

Finally, one more variation of breakfast casserole that I just adore is this Breakfast Casserole with Spinach, Leeks, Cottage Cheese, and Goat Cheese.  Having an amazing breakfast like this to start the morning really gets a phase one day off to a good start.

Of course, there are a lot of simpler things you can eat for breakfast on Phase One.  Check the South Beach Diet Phase One Breakfast Recipes for more ideas.  And if  you have a great idea for a Phase One breakfast, let us know about it in the comments!
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25 comments:

  1. I have made your Tuscan Baked Eggs several times and wanted to let you know my husband & I absolutely love this dish! Thanks for all your wonderful meal solutions for SBD. I eat something from your blog every single day. I'm down 12 lbs since Nov 18th (I took a week off for Christmas/New Years;) I'm really just excited about eating healthier and doing more creative cooking and hoping to lose about 10 more pounds without feeling like I'm on a diet.

    I did want to point out that the link to the Tuscan Baked Eggs is not in your post, and I thought you'd like to know. Thanks again!

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  2. I love this idea. Quick and grab it out the door to work. A friday favorite for sure!

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  3. Angela, so glad you like the recipe. Thanks for noticing that (I guess that's what happens when I write posts late at night while watching Netflix marathons of Brothers and Sisters!) I fixed it now.

    Sandi, assuming you mean the egg muffins. I used to eat them in the car on the way to work all the time!

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  4. Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. Great recipes!

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  5. Wonderful egg dishes, Kalyn! I have always lusted over your Tuscan Baked Eggs.

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  6. I ate breakfast already, but all of a sudden I feel very hungry for eggs!

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  7. I love starting the day with eggs and cheese. The protein boost really gives me energy. I've had fun making different variations of the egg muffins. It's always a treat to find a few in the freezer!

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  8. Everything looks delicious but those egg muffins look particularly good. I'm going to make and freeze some while I'm on my 2 week break from chemo.

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  9. Thanks for the nice thoughts about the recipes everyone. I've been posting these comments by iPhone, so that's why I haven't chimed in more, but I read them all!

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  10. Those excellent breakfasts are the perfect way to strat the day. They are delicious and feel indulgent, even though they are not. Be good to yourselves and eat a delicious (phase 1) breakfast.

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  11. Oooo I have to try the Tuscan Baked Eggs--they look and sound very yummy.

    Also, on those silicon cupcake liners,for anyone who hasn't used those before, I use non stick spray inside too. Otherwise the eggs stick and the liners are a pain to clean.

    My favorite easy breakfast is simply hard boiled eggs cut in half and with a touch of butter.

    M

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  12. These look excellent! Thanks for all the ideas!

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  13. These are a great standby for weekday morning breakfasts.

    Kalyn - I am doing the same thing right now with Netflix, Brothers & Sisters. I love the show and catching up on earlier seasons! Hehe.

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  14. M~ Glad you like the breakfasts. I have used non-stick spray with those silicone liners too, although some brands seem better than other about not sticking!

    Debbi, you're welcome; glad you like them.

    Maris, isn't that just the best way to watch TV. I am loving that show so far, I'm on season two.

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  15. Oh yes, I should have mentioned the silicone liners from Williams & Sonoma seem to perform the best. But they also are the most expensive.

    I have some cheapie ones from Crate and Barrel and I refuse to use them anymore.

    M

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  16. Kalyn, I am new with the SBD; heard of it for years, tried a few times~~but now I'm serious!Researching online, getting the facts, finding recipes (even though I don't cook~~much! Only me at home.) So I am soooooo excited to find your website~~this is doable for me & can't wait to start~~I will keep you posted on my progress~~SBD here I come!
    Thanks, Kalyn
    Anita

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  17. Anita, you can do it and I promise it will work if you stick with the approved foods! Glad the blog seems helpful for you.

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  18. Amazing recipe. Definately gives some variety for breakfast in Phase 1.

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  19. Great post with some really yummy looking dishes, I will definitely give it a try.

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  20. I can't get low fat or no-fat cheese where I live; my understanding is that's the only kind of cheese allwable on phase one? Recipes are making me drool, but do you have any without cheese? Thanks!

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  21. Mel, the restriction on cheese is for the saturated fat, but I think you could use small amount of regular cheese once in a while and it would not be a big deal. (Just be disciplined about using a small amount.) And yes, there are plenty of recipes without cheese; there is a huge archives of recipes in the left sidebar.

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  22. Can we use normal cupcake pans with liners or do we have to use silicone pans for the egg muffins?

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  23. I have made these using the metallic cupcake liners, but had mixed results getting them out of the liners, even when I sprayed them with nonstick spray. If you don't want to buy the silicone muffin cups or pan though, it's certainly worth a try.

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  24. I'm looking at the breakfast recipies and am wondering if you cook them all at the same time or store somehow to cook fresh each day?
    thanks!

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  25. Margie, these are just favorites to cook at different times. Most would make leftovers to last a few days; then I would cook another one when it was gone.

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