Tuesday, May 01, 2012

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for April 2012 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes
Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe for April 2012 is Ground Beef Gyro Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki and Tomatoes.

It's May, which means the arrival of summer can't be far away now.  This year I'm urging summer on a little by heading out on a road trip to California, where I'll be speaking at Camp Blogaway, hanging out at my brother Rand's house, hopefully meeting up with some food blogging friends, and having a birthday dinner with the cutest twins in the world.  I've been working for a few weeks to get posts written in advance so I could have an actual vacation without too much time spent working, and I'm looking forward to getting away.  But before I get on the road, here's the monthly round-up of Phase One recipes I've posted this week or found on other food blogs.  Happy eating everyone!

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

When it comes to finding recipes that are Phase One, every month I find things that could easily be made Phase One with minor changes, so those needed changes or cautions 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 all the recipe links for how to submit it.

Photo of Ham and Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs from Lauren's Latest
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Ham and Cheese Melt Deviled Eggs from Lauren's Latest (Low-fat cheese is best for South Beach)
Artichoke Hummus with Hazelnuts and Fresh Mint from Cookin' Canuck (Eat with veggie dippers for Phase One.)
Cilantro Lime Hummus from What Would Kathy Eat?  (Eat with veggie dippers for Phase One.)
Avocado Sashimi from La Fuji Mama
Collard Chips from Inspired RD
Deviled Eggs with Dill and Sour Cream from Wandering Chopsticks
Thai-Style Celery and Peanut Butter from A Veggie Venture
Chili Spiced Deviled Eggs from Life's Ambrosia
Whipped Garlic Sauce from What's Gaby Cooking
Skinny Shrimp Salsa from Skinnytaste (Eat with celery dippers or lettuce leaves for Phase One.)
Creamy Tomato Garlic Hummus Dip or Spread from Healthy Happy Life (Eat with celery or veggie dippers for Phase One.)


Photo of "Deconstructed Hummus" Chickpea Salad from Umami Girl
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
"Deconstructed Hummus" Chickpea Salad from Umami Girl (Limit portion size for Phase One.)
Vegan Asparagus Salad for Spring with Tomatoes, Hearts of Palm, and Chives from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen
Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing, Olives, Capers, and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen
Cabbage Salad with Buttermilk Dressing from Tasting Spoons
Green Bean, Cherry Tomato, and Goat Cheese Salad from Aggie's Kitchen
Chicken S'Mack Salad from Tomayto/Tomahto
Cabbage and Tuna Salad from Zesty Cook
Fresh Zucchini and Broad Bean Salad from Not Eating Out in New York
Warm Mediterranean Chickpea and Spinach Salad from The Taste Space
Zesty Avocado Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing from Skinnytaste
Lemon Herb Egg Salad from Budget Bytes (I would use partly Greek Yogurt or light mayo and serve in lettuce leaves for Phase One.)
Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Capers in Lemon Vinaigrette from Skinnytaste
Avocado with Bell Pepper and Tomatoes from The Culinary Chase
Arugula Salad with Truffle Oil and Sherry Vinaigrette from My Carolina Kitchen


Photo of Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts from Kalyn's Kitchen
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Sauteed Asparagus with Melted Gorgonzola and Pine Nuts from Kalyn's Kitchen (Gorgonzola is a limited food, so don't use more than recipe specifies and use portion control for Phase One.)
Barely Cooked Asparagus with Basil Pesto from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus with Creamy Tahini-Peanut Dipping Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Juice and Olive Oil from She's in the Kitchen
Roasted Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Sesame Snow Peas and Peppers from For the Love of Cooking


Photo of Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa from The Culinary Chase
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Grilled Sirloin Steaks with Pepper and Caper Salsa from The Culinary Chase (use steak with not more than 10% fat for South Beach)
Ground Beef Gyro Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki and Tomatoes from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Salmon and Asparagus Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Espresso-Rubbed Pot Roast from The Perfect Pantry (substitute Splenda or Stevia for Agave for Phase One)
Nandu Masala (Crab Masala) from Spices and Aroma
Broiled Tilapia with Mustard-Chive Sauce from Sidewalk Shoes
Spiced Coffee-Rubbed Pork with Cauliflower and Bean Puree from Eat Little Eat Big
Fish in Papillote from Taste of Beirut


Photo of Raw Alfredo Sauce with Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, and Zucchini Noodles from The Taste Space
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Raw Alfredo Sauce with Basil, Cherry Tomatoes, and Zucchini Noodles from The Taste Space (You could omit the Agave for phase one, although I wouldn't worry about such a small amount.)


Photo of Arugula and Chive Baked Egg Cups from Good Life Eats
Phase One Breakfasts
Arugula and Chive Baked Egg Cups from Good Life Eats
Asparagus and Fresh Mushroom Frittata with Parmesan and Chives from Kalyn's Kitchen
Masala Egg Scramble (Anda Bhurji) from Journey 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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7 comments:

janet @ the taste space said...

Thanks for including with such a tasty bunch of recipes this month. We need to beef up your vegetarian entree section! :)

Kalyn said...

Janet, I noticed that too! Not sure why there were so few suitable recipes for that, although phase one is a little tricky for vegetarians, I know that.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I always look forward to these Phase One recipes. Even though I'm not following SBD, the recipes are lean and filled with good carbs, and that's the way I tend to eat. Thanks for including one of my recipes here.

Kalyn said...

Lydia, my pleasure. And glad you're enjoying the round-ups!

Ruby said...

Great list of recipes, and perfect timing for me as I started back on Phase One yesterday (lean steak fajitas wrapped in lettuce). Thanks for including my Chicken S'Mack Salad, and I can't wait to eat my way through the rest of your recommendations!

buffalo chicken wing said...

Wow these look great! Can't wait to try them.

Carolyn said...

Hi, Kalyn! Thanks for including my chickpea salad in your roundup. So many great-looking recipes here.

Hope all is well. Have a great time on your trip! xx

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