Monday, August 01, 2011

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

Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake is Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe from July 2011.

The calendar has flipped over to August, which makes me want to scream "NO" when it happens every year.  If I ever had a lot of money I know I'd buy a little cottage or condo somewhere that has hot weather when Utah starts having snow, but for now I always try try to stretch out the summer as long as I can.  This latest addition to the Phase One Recipes Round-ups will help me with that, because all during July I kept finding tasty summer salads, veggie dishes, and cold appetizers.  A few months ago I decided to start focusing on unique Phase One dishes (things that haven't been previously featured on my blog or in the Phase One Round-Ups) and even if you're not doing Phase One, I think you'll really like some of the recipe ideas in this post.

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

Of course every month I find interesting recipes that can 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 that might be a new idea for Phase One, see after the recipe links for how to submit it.

Photo of Spicy Tuna and Avocado Ceviche from The Perfect Pantry
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Chard and Garlic Scape Pesto from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spicy Tuna and Avocado Ceviche from The Perfect Pantry
Purslane Tzatziki from Kalofagas - Greek Food and Beyond
Low-Fat Roasted Red Pepper "Butter" from CopyKat Recipes
Spicy Pickled Green Beans from Recipe Girl (Need to use Splenda or Granulated Stevia In the Raw instead of sugar for Phase One)

Photo of Chicken Salad with Roasted Bell Peppers and Toasted Almonds from Simply Recipes
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
White Bean Salad with Tuna and Parsley from Kalyn's Kitchen
Garbanzo, Tomato, and Cilantro Salad (with or without avocado) from Kalyn's Kitchen
Tarragon Shrimp Salad with Celery, Green Onion, and Celery Seed from Kalyn's Kitchen
Mediterranean Lettuce Salad with Purslane, Mint, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Sumac-Lemon Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken Salad with Roasted Bell Peppers and Toasted Almonds from Simply Recipes
Sugar Snap Pea Salad from In Good Taste
Hearts of Palm Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Parsley, and Lime from 5 Second Rule
Cauliflower Salad with Red Pepper, Olives, and Anchovies from One Perfect Bite
Tomato, Mozzarella, and Arugula Tower from SkinnyTaste
The Beach Salad from Perry's Plate
Korean Spicy Cucumber Salad "Banchan" from Jeanette's Healthy Living (use Splenda or Granular Stevie In the Raw instead of sugar)
Jalapeno Lime Cucumber Salad from Dlyn
Chilled Kohlrabi "Kim Chi" Salad from Jeanette's Healthy Living

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Chilled Parsley and Romaine Soup from She's in the Kitchen

Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Easy Cheesy Zucchini Bake from Kalyn's Kitchen
Green Peppers in Vinegar and Garlic Sauce from Almost Turkish Recipes
Stir-Fried Snow Peas from One Perfect Bite
Mushrooms Sauteed with Sherry Vinegar from Herbivoracious
Alea's Grilled Ratatouille from $5 Dinners
Mexican Cabbage Stir Fry from The Taste Space

Photo of Maple-Planked Rosemary and Lemon Pork Chops from Cooking on the Side
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Grilled Fish with Garlic, Basil, and Lemon from Kalyn's Kitchen
Kalyn's Used-to-Be Famous Recipe for Lake Powell Fish Marinade (on Grilled Mahi Mahi) from Kalyn's Kitchen
Maple-Planked Rosemary and Lemon Pork Chops from Cooking on the Side
Balsamic Marinated Lamb Chops from Cooking on the Side (be sure to choose lamb with less than 10% fat or trim the fat for South Beach Diet)
Shrimp Lettuce Wraps from Whistlestop Cafe Cooking
Broiled Fish with Summer Grape Tomato Sauce from SkinnyTaste
Tilapia with Tomato, Olive, and Caper Sauce from Never Enough Time
Shredded Salsa Chicken from Daily Bites
Asian Inspired Turkey Breast in the Slow Cooker from A Year of Slow Cooking
Grilled Tuna with Herbed Aioli from Sidewalk Shoes

Photo of 15 Minute Zippy Garlic Basil Marinara with Zucchini Noodles from The Taste Space
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
15 Minute Zippy Garlic Basil Marinara with Zucchini Noodles from The Taste Space
Indian-Spiced Chickpeas with Rhubarb from Cara's Cravings (leave out the raisins for South Beach Diet)
Stir-Fried Garlic Scapes with Five-Spice Tofu from Jeanette's Healthy Living (there is 1/4 tsp. sugar, which I would not worry about)

Phase One Breakfasts
Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie from Kalyn's Kitchen
Caprese Baked Egg Cups from How Sweet It Is (Use olive oil instead of butter and milk instead of cream for South Beach Diet)
Eggs and Bacon To Go from Health Bent
Baked Eggs in Mushrooms with Zucchini Ragout from Cara's Cravings (use low-fat Mozzarella 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.) counter customizable free hit
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  1. Another stellar round-up of recipes! I really want to make the five-spice tofu!

  2. Thanks so much for including one of my recipes, and for giving me great ideas of new dishes that are light and flavorful for the dog days of August. (And now that I'm growing tomatoes, I want August to last as long as possible, too.)

  3. Joanne, doesn't that sound good!

    Lydia, August is always too short, and September (the most perfect month for weather in Utah) always seems even shorter!

  4. Great round up

    Love the teacup photo

    So hot, a salad sounds perfect everynight this week

  5. Thanks for featuring my salad! What a great bunch of recipes. I can't wait to click around some more :)

    Utah IS really nice in September. October, too, as the leaves start changing. :) Stay cool!

  6. Thanks Dave. Salads sound good to me too.

    Natalie, my pleasure. I think September is my very favorite month in Utah. Wish it would stay like that all year!

  7. Thanks for the shout out! And of course, for always being a wonderful resource for delicious and healthy recipes.

  8. Cara, my pleasure! And glad you're enjoying the recipes.

  9. Thanks for profiling my recipes! I love your monthly round-up of healthy meals. :)

  10. Janet, my pleasure. Love the looks of you zucchini noodles! So many good recipes from your blog.

  11. Thanks for including me! I just got lost in your round up!! Can't wait to try some of those recipes!

  12. Gina, you're welcome. Glad you like the recipes I found. So many good ones this month!

  13. Thanks Maris. Glad you like it.

  14. I had that zucchini bake as a side at dinner last night, and it was DELICIOUS. Even my non-dieting friend that dined with me loved it. I am on day 8 of Phase 1, and I have made something off of your blog every night for dinner this week, and I have really enjoyed it. Thank you so much!

  15. Little Fish Girl, so glad you're enjoying the recipes and that the blog is helpful!

  16. I always love your round-ups Kalyn, and the best thing is that I will have access to these on the internet when I go on vacation shortly so I can try some of these recipes - I especially want to try the salad recipes and your "Used-to-Be Famous Recipe for Lake Powell Fish Marinade" on some fresh fish that (hopefully) my boys will catch on our vacation. Thanks also for including some of my recipes ;).

  17. Jeanette, fingers crossed that you catch some fish! And I hope you have a great time on vacation. So happy to include your great recipes.

  18. Emily, not only is the Zucchini Bake really good, it uses up several zucchinis, which is a priority for me right now!

  19. I have an overabundance of zucchini from my garden and this would be such a delicious way to use some of it. It looks fantastic!


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