Wednesday, August 01, 2012

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

South Beach Diet friendly Grilled Lemon-Cumin Chicken with Charmoula Sauce
Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipe for July 2012 was Grilled Lemon-Cumin Chicken with Charmoula Sauce

Everywhere I've gone lately people are talking about how July has gone screaming by, and now it's over!  I'm sure I'm not the only one who feels a sense of dread when the summer months are approaching the end, but now that I don't go back to school in the fall, I consider August and September to both be part of summer.  That gives you plenty of time left to try some of these tasty Phase One Recipes I've posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or found on other months during the month of July.  Summer foods are so easy to make diet-friendly, so I hope you enjoy some of these drool-worthy dishes while summer is still hanging on!

(You can use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to see all the posts like this one.)
Of course, every month I find some recipes that could easily be made Phase One with minor changes, so those things are noted. 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 Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chips from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Chips from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Asparagus Pesto from Tasting Spoons (Serve over grilled fish, chicken, Pork, or Zucchini Noodles for Phase One)
Very Green Avocado Tahini Dip from Lisa is Cooking (Serve with veggie dippers for Phase One)
Little Girlie's Green Sauce from Tasting Spoons (Eat on grill fish, chicken, or meat for Phase One)

Photo of Spicy Basil Beef Salad from Rasa Malaysia
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Spicy Basil Beef Salad from Rasa Malaysia (I would not worry about the tiny amount of sugar in this, but you could omit or replace with sweetener if you wanted to.)
Avocado Garlic Salad Dressing from Tasting Spoons
Grilled Eggplant, Grape Tomato, and Feta Salad with Amazing Basil, Parsley, and Caper Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen 
Simple White Bean Salad from Inspired RD (Beans are limited for Phase One, so use portion control.)
Mediterranean Eggplant Salad in the Slow Cooker from Apron Strings
Kalyn's Power Salad Mix from Kalyn's Kitchen
Kale-Avocado Salad with Rosemary-Infused White Beans from Seduction Meals
Chicken, Black Bean, and Red Pepper Salad with Spicy Avocado Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Cucumber-Ribbon Salad with Ranch-Style Buttermilk Herb Dressing from The Perfect Pantry
Cold Chicken Plated Salad with Zucchini Ribbons from She's In the Kitchen
Chinese Cucumber Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Flank Steak Salad with Smoked Paprika Dresing from Cookin' Canuck

Photo of Brazilian Fish Stew from The Perfect Pantry
Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Brazilian Fish Stew from The Perfect Pantry (Skip the rice for Phase One.)

Photo of Steamed Zucchini Ribbons (with Parmesan) from Katy She Cooks
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Steamed Zucchini Ribbons (with Parmesan) from Katy She Cooks
Slow Cooker Black Beans with Cilantro from Kalyn's Kitchen

Photo of Salmon in a Vibrant Sauce from Sidewalk Shoes
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Salmon in a Vibrant Sauce from Sidewalk Shoes
Grilled Lemon-Cumin Chicken with Charmoula Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Shrimp with Tarragon and Yogurt Sauce from The Perfect Pantry
Sausage-Stuffed Zucchini Boats from Skinnytaste
Grilled Halibut with Cumin and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Chicken Skewers with No-Fail Sriracha Marinade from TasteFood
Meat, Tomato, and Mozzarella Stuffed Zucchini Cups from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sriracha Beef Skewers from Life's Ambrosia
Julienned Zucchini "Spaghetti" with Quick Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Pesto Shrimp Skewers from Skinnytaste

Photo of Vegan Mexican Zucchini Lasagna from The Taste Space
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Vegan Mexican Zucchini Lasagna from The Taste Space
Monster Zucchini and Basil Strata from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chilled Tofu with Scallions and Soy Sauce from Fifteen Spatulas
Cauliflower-Crust Vegetarian Pizza with Mushrooms and Olives from Kalyn's Kitchen

Photo of Summertime Frittata with Artichoke, Tomato, and Basil from Cookin' Canuck
Phase One Breakfasts
Summertime Frittata with Artichoke, Tomato, and Basil from Cookin' Canuck
Zucchini, Goat Cheese, and Basil Frittata from The Perfect Pantry
Swiss Chard and Kale Frittata from TasteFood (skip breadcrumbs for Phase One)

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. I always love the Phase One Recipe Round-ups, especially at this time of year when there are so many new ideas for what to do with zucchini! Thanks so much for including a few of my recipes.

  2. Thanks Lydia. I thought this was an especially good collection of dishes; so many diet-friendly recipes in the summer!

  3. A lovely roundup Kalyn I am especially liking the Summertime Fritatta - have all the ingredients at home so this is going to be breakfast tomorrow :o)

  4. I like these round ups too. Even though I don't follow the South Beach diet, there's always so many good & healthy recipes that still pack a lot of flavour. It's useful for everyone, not just the South Beachers :-)

  5. Great round-up, as always, Kalyn! Thanks for including my Mexican lasagna! :)

  6. Meeta, love it when it works out like that, enjoy!

    Thanks Anna. Always nice to hear that the food is appealing even to non-SBers.

    Janet, my pleasure!

  7. Great round-up!

    We really loved the cucumber salad... thanks again!

  8. What a great roundup of recipes! Summertime is so much fun - I feel like a kid in a candy store with all the fresh vegetables. I'll be referring to this collection to take full advantage of all of summer's bounty. Thanks for including one of my recipes.

  9. Thanks Pam and Jeanette. I love all the summer foods too!


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