Friday, June 01, 2012

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

Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime
Kalyn's favorite Phase One recipe this month is Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without cilantro!)

It's Summer!  I don't know how it get here quite this quickly but everywhere I go on the internet people are talking about hot weather and lots of salads have been on the menu at my house. I love summer; maybe it's all those years of being a teacher!  And when the weather gets warm and gardens start to produce lots of lovely veggies, I think it's so much easier to stick to a healthy eating plan.  And of course the arrival of a new month means it's time for another monthly round-up of the Phase One recipes I've posted this month or spotted on other food blogs.  Whether you're thinking about Phase One or just trying to eat things that are light due to the hot weather, there are a lot of delicious-sounding options this month!

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

Of course, every single month I find things that can easily be Phase One with minor changes to the recipe, 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 Cheesy Grilled Peppers from Sweet Basil
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Cheesy Grilled Peppers from Sweet Basil
Grilled Mushrooms with Smoked Paprika and Chive Dipping Sauce from Cookin' Canuck
Roasted Cauliflower "Popcorn" from Spices and Aroma
Caprese Salad Skewers from In Erika's Kitchen
Hummus Filled Deviled Eggs from The Healthy Beehive


Photo of Zucchini Ribbon Salad from The Culinary Chase
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Zucchini Ribbon Salad from The Culinary Chase
Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (with or without cilantro from Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Thai-Flavored Raw Broccoli Salad with Red Onion, Mint, and Peanuts from Kalyn's Kitchen
Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Baby Kale Greek Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn's Kitchen
Black Mung Bean Salad from Spices and Aroma
My Favorite Kale Salad from Big Red Kitchen
Arugula Salmon Salad with Capers and Shaved Parmesan from Skinnytaste
Cajun Chicken Salad from Simply Recipes


Photo of Red Lentil Soup with Spinach and Lime from The Taste Space
Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Red Lentil Soup with Spinach and Lime from The Taste Space
Chevre Bisque with Tomatoes, Basil, and an Optional Lobster Garnish from Soup Chick
Chilled Green Curry Coconut Asparagus Soup from Soup Chick (use light coconut milk for SBD)
Rainy Day Lentil Soup with Tomatoes, Cumin, and Kale from She's in the Kitchen


Photo of Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli Stems from Kalyn's Kitchen
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Spicy Stir-Fried Sugar Snap Peas from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spicy Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley, and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli Stems from Kalyn's Kitchen
World's Easiest Grilled Vegetables from Kalyn's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Lentils with Chicken Sausage, Spinach, and Feta from The Perfect Pantry
Garlic Basil Chicken Topped with Caprese Salad from For the Love of Cooking
Kale Tabbouleh from Dinners and Dreams
Blanched Broccoli Rabe Greens with Soy Dashi Sauce from Not Eating Out in New York
Grilled Asparagus with Red Lentil Puree, Mint, and Yogurt from Not Eating Out in New York
Spicy Coconut Braised Kale from Cara's Cravings


Photo of Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak from For the Love of Cooking
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Cilantro-Lime Marinated Flank Steak from For the Love of Cooking
Grilled Chicken with Tarragon Mustard Marinade from Kalyn's Kitchen
Turkey Cutlets with Dijon Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Curry Shrimp Skewers with Grilled Onion and Red Pepper Sauce from Cookin' Canuck
Pan-Seared Chicken with Cilantro Pesto from Mountain Mama Cooks
Grilled Mackerel with Indian Spices from Spices and Aroma (other recipes in that post are not Phase One)
Grilled Chicken Paillards from Betwitching Kitchen (Would be best to skip the honey or use Splenda or Stevia for SBD, although this small amount of honey in a marinade is probably not too serious.)
Garlic and Herb Shrimp Skewers from For the Love of Cooking
Green Olive Salsa Verde with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Halibut from Closet Cooking
Chicken Stuffed Poblano Chiles with Mushrooms and Tomatoes from Sass and Veracity

Photo of Spicy Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley, and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Spicy Grilled Eggplant with Red Pepper, Parsley, and Mint from Kalyn's Kitchen


Photo of Marinated Asparagus and a Five-Minute Egg from Katy She Cooks
Phase One Breakfasts
Marinated Asparagus and a Five-Minute Egg from Katy She Cooks
Baby Kale, Mozzarella, and Egg Bake from Kalyn's Kitchen
Moroccan Shakshuka (Eggs Cooked in Red Pepper Sauce) from Coconut and Lime
Eggs Baked in Roasted Tomatoes from For the Love of Cooking
Mushroom Chard Frittata from Andrea Meyers


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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13 comments:

  1. Another great monthly round-up, and lots of new ideas here, even for those of us who aren't doing Phase One. Thanks for linking to my recipes.

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  2. Lydia I thought there were so many things that looked tempting this month. My pleasure to feature your recipes!

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  3. I am so glad I met you at Camp Blogaway, cause now I know the awesomeness of you and your blog. I love all your recipes! Yum!

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  4. Debby, glad it's useful!

    Shawn, I'm blushing! Thanks and likewise to you.

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  5. Thanks for linking to my blog, Kalyn! I love the roundups you do. I have a lot to learn about South Beach....

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  6. What a great round-up. I especially like the asparagus with the egg - pinning it to "my recipes to try."
    Sam

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  7. Thanks for the link to my blog! Always much appreciated....

    I am drooling over your spicy grilled eggplant....

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  8. I am an Arizona girl - so I too love summer!

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  9. I've been lurking for months, but my husband just started a lower-carb lifestyle to ward off diabetes. I have a feeling we'll be trying a lot of your recipes. They look wonderful - and not complicated to prepare.

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  10. I'm happy so many people are enjoying the round-up.

    Chelsea, best wishes on the new eating style!

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  11. I am loving your veggie recipes this month... gah, I can savour the local produce! :)

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