Sunday, May 01, 2011

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for April 2011 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Sausage, Mushrooms, and Feta Baked with Eggs was Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe for April 2011.

Wow, am I ever happy that the calendar has flipped over to May!  Of course you've heard the saying that April showers bring May flowers, and if that's true the entire state of Utah will be covered with flowers this May.  And seriously, there are real concerns about a possible repeat of the Utah flood of 1983, when downtown Salt Lake City had a river created from sandbags running down one of the main streets.  On the blog the first day of a new month means rounding up the Phase One Recipes I've made during that month or found on other food blogs.  Last month I mentioned that since I've been doing these round-ups since March of 2008, I was going to start focusing more on new ideas for Phase One rather than trying to save every Phase One Recipe I find.  I hope that will make the Phase One Round-Ups even more useful.

Since the Round-Ups are going to be shorter, I thought I'd start including a few more photos each month.  And of course every month I find things that could easily be made Phase One with minor changes, so those things are noted after the recipe links.  And if you're a food blogger who's posted something in April that might be a new idea for Phase One, see after the recipe links for how to submit it.

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

I'd love to eat Sriracha Deviled Eggs, whether or not I am doing Phase One!

 Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Sriracha Deviled Eggs from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grandma's Vegetable Dip and Kalyn's Updated Version from Kalyn's Kitchen (serve with phase on veggies like celery, jicama, bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower, and sugar snap peas)
Pickled Eggs from In Erika's Kitchen
Greek Deviled Eggs with Tomato, Olive Oil, and Herbs from No Plain Jane Kitchen
Salsa Verde Light (to serve over meat) from Viaggi e Sapori
White Bean Dip with Kalamata Olives and Mint from Cookin' Canuck (serve with phase on veggies like celery, jicama, bell pepper strips, broccoli, cauliflower, and sugar snap peas)

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Asian Chopped Salad with Broccoli Stems, Sugar Snap Peas, Radishes, Red Cabbage, and Almonds from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spicy Broccoli-Jicama Salad with Red Bell Pepper and Black Sesame Seeds from Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Caprese Salad Two Ways from In Good Taste
Chickpea Salad with Feta and Herbs from The Merry Gourmet
Chickpea Salad from Sweetnicks
White Bean Salad with Za'atar from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Marinated Brussels Sprouts Salad from Tasting Spoons (use turkey bacon for South Beach Diet)
Raw Asparagus Salad with Garlic and Feta from Kalofagas
Fennel, Radicchio, and Endive Salad from Simply Recipes (skip the sugar or use Splenda for South Beach Diet)
Avocado, Goat Cheese, and Black Lentil Salad from Salad Pride

Just skip the rice if you want to eat this Mushroom and White Bean Stew for Phase One.

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Mushroom, White Bean, and Tomato Stew from Kalyn's Kitchen
Yellow Lentil and Spinach Slow Cooker Soup from Soup Chick (use light coconut milk for South Beach Diet)

Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Asparagus with Balsamic Sauce and a Poached Egg from My French Kitchen
Haricot Verts with Balsamic Vinaigrette from Tasting Spoons
Oven Roasted Asparagus with Truffle Oil and Parmigianno-Regianno from Mountain Mama Cooks
Green Beans with Roasted Tomatoes from Bewitching Kitchen
Broccoli-Almond Stir Fry from Cheap Healthy Good

To make Pork Adobo Phase One friendly, just don't eat it with rice!

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Pork Adobo from Kalyn's Kitchen
Saffron Chicken with Parsley and Lemon from Kalyn's Kitchen
Baked Fish with Salsa from Eat Little, Eat Big
Sicilian Tuna with Warm Tomato-Caper Salsa from Cara's Cravings
Grilled Marinated Lamb from Nami-Nami
Pan-Fried Salmon with Lemon and Capers from Thyme for Cooking (use olive oil instead of butter for South Beach Diet)
Curried Chicken in Cilantro Chili Pepper Sauce from eCurry (use light coconut milk and skip the sugar  or use Splenda for South Beach Diet)
Roasted Shrimp with Rosemary and Thyme from Recipe Girl
Tilapia with Tomatoes and Sour Cream from Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
Baked Herbed Shrimp from One Perfect Bite
Pork and Broccoli Stir Fry from Life's Ambrosia

Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-free Entrees
Mushroom, White Bean, and Tomato Stew from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chickpea Salad with Feta and Herbs from The Merry Gourmet
Chickpea Salad from Sweetnicks
Yellow Lentil and Spinach Slow Cooker Soup from Soup Chick (use light coconut milk for South Beach Diet)
White Bean Salad with Za'atar from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen

You won't feel deprived at all with this breakfast casserole with artichoke hearts!

Phase One Breakfasts
Karyn's Breakfast Casserole with Artichokes, Goat Cheese, and Canadian Bacon from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sausage, Mushrooms, and Feta Baked with Eggs from Kalyn's Kitchen
Egg White Breakfast Casserole with Sausage, Spinach, and Tomatoes from Andrea Meyers
Eggplant Frittata from Chico's Kitchen
Egg and Cheese Casserole with Leeks, Red Pepper, and Bacon from The Perfect Pantry (use turkey bacon for South Beach Diet)

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.  (Since I've been doing these Round-ups since March 2008, occasionally I may decline a recipe if the same thing has been featured several times already.  Please don't leave recipe links in the comments. They will not be published.)
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  1. Thanks for including my green beans, Kalyn...

    (I actually made them again just yesterday, what a coincidence!)

    You've got quite a collection this month, awesome!

  2. Sally, you're welcome. Wish I had some of those beans to eat right this minute!

  3. Thank you for calling out and posting the link for my Greek Deviled Eggs. I went to a food bloggers meeting yesterday and took a plate of eggs to share and the plate was beautiful. I once again made your sriracha deviled eggs along with the my Greek eggs and then made homemade oregano and chive pesto and added it to egg yolks for a version of pesto hard boiled eggs. The plate of eggs was beautiful with the yellow sriracha eggs, red Greek eggs.and the basil eggs. Very colorful plate and all of the eggs were delicious. So if anyone wants to make a beautiful plate of eggs for an appetizer change it up and make a few different varieties. I have 2 more events this week where I need to bring appetizers and I think I'll do the same...make several different varieties of hard boiled eggs. I do think by the end of the week it will be time to move on to another appetizer to make and take. You have so many interesting ones I could just work through your list! Have a great week and let's hope the snow doesn't decide to melt too quickly!!!

  4. Jane, that does sound like a gorgeous plate with the 3 kinds of deviled eggs! (Keeping my fingers crossed about the snow melt! I don't think my house would ever be flooded but I worry about the ones that might.)

  5. Kalyn Thanks for including my chicken curry in cilantro sauce. (The sugar used is only to caramelize the onions,
    and the taste won't change at all).. The curry can be made without the sugar. It can be done without the coconut milk too, and the curry will have a nice hint of green instead of the brown.

    I am loving those devil eggs and need to make the one with Sriracha soon.

    wonderful collection of recipes.

  6. Thanks Soma. I thought that was a gorgeous recipe!

  7. I have got to try the Pork Adobe, it looks so tasty.

    Thank you for all of your hard work Kalyn, I had family staying and your site is always the first I visit to work out menus.

    I'm in the UK and we are famous for our rain, lol, but our April has been ridiculous, Easter had temps in the 80s and nearly the whole of April has been dry, hot and really sunny.

    Having said that, it will rain and be miserable here through the whole of June, July and August, lol.

  8. Kalyn, I always enjoy your recipe round ups - it's a nice way to get to meet other bloggers and see what everyone's cooking!

  9. Thanks, as always, for this great round-up. I look forward to seeing all of the new ideas for low-glycemic eating every month. And thanks so much for including a couple of my recipes, too.

  10. Alli, so glad you're enjoying the recipes. And how we could have used some of that hot sunny weather in April so our snow in the mountains would have started to melt slowly!

    Jeanette, I like writing them for that reason too!

    Lydia, you're so welcome. Your Yellow Lentil and Spinach Soup recipe is calling to me!

  11. I just made the feta cheese, sausage and mushroom breakfast dish for my husband and he loved it!

  12. Melissa, I love hearing that!

  13. Kalyn, thank you so much for including my shrimp in your round-up. I hope everyone will enjoy them. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings...Mary

  14. Mary, my pleasure. The shrimp look great!

  15. Thanks for including me in another delicious roundup!


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