Friday, July 01, 2011

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

Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe for June 2001 has to be Lettuce Wrap Fish Tacos.

It's happened again.  Every month I feel like the days go screaming by and I'm barely paying attention to saving links for my monthly round-up of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes I've posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or spotted on other food blogs during the month.  Then when I look in Delicious (where I save the bookmarks), I'm surprised at how many good recipes I've found.  There must be a lesson here about Phase One, wouldn't you say?  Apparently it's not too terribly difficult to make good food that's also Phase One.  Of course I realize that if you're in the U.S. there's a big holiday coming up, so you may be starting Phase One this weekend, but these recipes will still be here when you're through celebrating.

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

Of course sometimes I find recipes that do need a little tweaking.  Every month I find things that could easily be made Phase One with minor changes, so those tweaks are noted after the recipe links.   A few months ago I decided to start focusing on things that are new ideas for Phase One (things that haven't been featured in other round-ups through the years), so if you're a food blogger who's posted something that might be a new idea for Phase One, see after the recipe links for how to submit it.

Photo of Cilantro and Green Chili Pesto from Salad in a Jar

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen
Smoky Tomatillo Sauce from Eat Little, Eat Big
Seven-Layer Greek Dip from Our Best Bites (Eat with celery, cucumber, jicama, or bell pepper strips for phase one.)
Crazy Feta from How Sweet It Is (Eat with celery, cucumber, jicama, or bell pepper strips for phase one.)
Cilantro and Green Chili Pesto from Salad in a Jar
Hummus Dip with Kalamata Olives and Capers from Jeanette's Healthy Living (Eat with celery, cucumber, jicama, or bell pepper strips for phase one.)
Red Lentil Hummus from In Good Taste  (Eat with celery, cucumber, jicama, or bell pepper strips for phase one.)

Ottolenghi's Perfect Lettuce Salad with Radicchio, Radishes, Tomatoes, and Capers

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Arugula and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinegar from Kalyn's Kitchen
Ottolenghi's Perfect Lettuce Salad with Radicchio, Radishes, Tomatoes, and Capers from Kalyn's Kitchen
Crunchy Chopped Salad with Gorgonzola and Radishes from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chickpea and Edamame Salad with Lemon and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Onion Salad from Simply Recipes
Cowboy Caviar from Everyday Southwest
Korean Spinach Salad "Banchan" from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Shrimp and Edamame Salad with Sesame Ginger Vinaigrette from The Perfect Pantry
Salad Parisienne from She's in the Kitchen (Skip the potatoes for Phase One.)
Chilled Calamari Salad with Lemon and Parsley from SkinnyTaste
Gina's Herb Salad with Tahini Dressing from The Daily Diatribe
Wasabi Cucumber Sesame Salad from She Wears Many Hats
Moroccan Lentil Salad from Dinners and Dreams
Summer Chopped Salad with Garbanzo Beans from Mountain Mama Cooks
Creamy Avocado Dressing from Budget Bytes
Creamy Radish Cucumber Dill Salad from Uzbek Food
Raw Kale Avocado Salad from The Whole Life Nutrition Kitchen
Shaved Asparagus, Fava Beans, Grana Padano, and Mint Salad from Hedonia

Photo of Cucumber Herb Buttermilk Soup from Sassy Radish

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Cucumber Herb Buttermilk Soup from Sassy Radish
VichySquash:  Cold Crookneck and Buttermilk Soup from The Runaway Spoon
Asparagus Soup Seasoned with Za'atar from Eat Little, Eat Big

Photo of Braised Zucchini with Sun Gold Tomatoes and Basil from Farm+House+Table

Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Spinach and Chickpeas with Garlic and Cumin from Food on the Food
Braised Zucchini with Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes and Basil from Farm+House+Table
Artichokes with Summer Garlic and Tarragon Dipping Sauce from San Diego FoodStuff
Soy Ginger Green Beans from Mele Cotte

Grilled Halibut with Cumin and Lime.

Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Lettuce Wrap Fish Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Avocado from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Halibut with Cumin and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Bruschetta Chicken from AskGeorgie.com
London Broil with Ravigote Sauce from One Perfect Bite (Skip the sugar for Phase One.)
Greekza Grain and Dairy Free Pizza from Big Red Kitchen
Poached Chicken from Simply Recipes
Cilantro Lime Shrimp from Never Enough Thyme (Use olive oil instead of butter for South Beach Diet.)
Lemon Dill Chicken Skewers from Sweet Savory Life
Red Curry Chicken Kabobs with Minty Yogurt Sauce from The Chic Brulee
Baked Spiced Salmon with Yogurt Sauce from Cookin' Canuck

Photo of Kale with Tomato and Feta from Budget Bytes

Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Spinach and Chickpeas with Garlic and Cumin from Food on the Food
Cauliflower Crust Pizza from Eat. Drink. Smile.
Kale with Tomato and Feta from Budget Bytes
Asparagus, Zucchini, and Chickpea Curry from Closet Cooking (Skip the sugar and use light coconut milk for Phase One.)
Summer Squash Gratin with Herbs and Smoked Goat Cheddar from Tigers and Strawberries (Use reduced-fat cheese for South Beach Diet.)

Photo of Baked Eggs with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Garlic from $5 Dinners

Phase One Breakfasts
Spinach Feta Eggs from Make It and Love It
Smoked Salmon Frittata from Nami Nami
Lean Homemade Breakfast Sausage from AskGeorgie.com
Baked Eggs with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Garlic from $5 Dinners

Coconut Almond Macaroons

Phase One Desserts
Coconut Almond Macaroons 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 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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22 comments:

  1. Great post!! So many wonderful recipes... that pesto sauce looks killer! Thanks for sharing :)

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  2. It's great to see that one can eat healthy AND still enjoy their food.

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  3. Everything looks good here. I especially love the looks of the salads.

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  4. Thanks everyone. So glad to hear that these "diet recipes" look good, even to people who are not on a diet!

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  5. Lovely roundup, Kalyn! Thanks for including me!

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  6. You know how much I love these round-ups, Kalyn. Thanks so much for including me.

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  7. Dara, my pleasure. I had fun with the photos this time!

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  8. What a wonderful listing of such great recipes!

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  9. Kalyn,
    Your roundups are one of my favorites! I will definitely have to try your Lettuce Wrap Fish Tacos this summer. Thanks so much for including me. Happy 4th!

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  10. Maris, thanks. I thought there were really some good ones this month.

    Jeanette, I love those lettuce wrap fish tacos! Hope you enjoy them.

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  11. Boy, oh boy - lots of great recipes here - thanks!

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  12. Thanks so much for including one of my recipes this month. I always look forward to these great round-ups.

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  13. Katrina and Lydia, thanks! Hope you find something you'd like to try.

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  14. My youngest son was diagnosed with diabetes last week and there is lots here for me to make.

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  15. Barbara, I'm not an expert on diabetes so I don't talk about it much, but I think most of the recipes on my site are suitable for it. Good luck to your son in making that change to his diet.

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  16. Lovely recipes, Kalyn. Those macaroons look ideal for the Atkins plan, too. Thanks for filling up my menu for this week!

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  17. Lauren, so glad you like the recipes.

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  18. The cumin lime tilapia and soy ginger green beans were delicious! I couldn't decide on a theme for dinner so I made them together and I wish I hadn't because they were both competing for attention so much. This morning I made the baked spinach eggs and they left much to be desired, but that's the only time I've ever had a problem with a recipe you've recommended or posted.

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  19. MunkyFusic, thanks for the feedback. Glad you're enjoying most of the recipes.

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  20. I really, really, really love your blog. I have found it soooo helpful! You've given me some great ideas!

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  21. SBB, thanks! So glad the blog is helpful for you.

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