Tuesday, January 01, 2013

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

A Delicious Assortment of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipe Ideas from December 2012.  (Photos above from Kalyn's Kitchen, Cookin' Canuck, Simply Recipes, and The Perfect Pantry.)

Everyone who is raring to go and ready to start Phase One today, raise your hand.  (Kalyn's hand is raised high in the air.)  I knew it was time for Phase One when I looked back at my folder of recipes I'd found during December for this Round-Up and saw how few Phase One Recipes I made myself  during the month!  But what may be lacking in quantity is more than made up in quality in this Round-Up.  And if you're starting Phase One today and looking for ideas, there is always the Phase One Recipe Index or the Index Page for the Monthly Phase One Recipe Round-Ups to look through.   And just like last year, I'll be featuring Daily Phase One Recipes all during January to help you keep on track.  (You can also use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to see all the posts like this one.)  Now, let's see the delicious recipes I found in December.

When I'm looking for these recipes every month, I find things that can be made Phase One with minor changes.  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 Marinated Mozzarella with Garlic and Slow-Roasted Tomatoes from the Perfect Pantry
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Marinated Mozzarella with Garlic and Slow-Roasted Tomatoes from the Perfect Pantry
Marinated Olives with Garlic, Pepper, Orange, and Mint from The Perfect Pantry (There is no orange, only orange peel.)


Photo of Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts from Simply Recipes
 Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Raw Kale Salad with Balsamic, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts from Simply Recipes (Could use Stevia or Splenda to make the dressing instead of honey, although I wouldn't worry about such a small amount in a salad that serves 6-8.)
Creamy Cilantro Dressing from For The Love of Cooking (Use low-fat mayo and sour cream for South Beach Diet.)


Photo of Mushroom Hot Pot from Korean Bapsang
Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Mushroom Hot Pot from Korean Bapsang
Navy Bean and Refried Bean Stew with Ham, Leeks, and Tomatoes from Kalyn's Kitchen (Beans are allowed for Phase One, but limit portion size.)
Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach from Leite's Culinaria  (Beans are allowed for Phase One, but limit portion size.)
Sausage and Kale Cassoulet from Budget Bytes (Use low-fat turkey or chicken Italian sausage for South Beach Diet.)
Lucky Black-Eyed Pea Soup with Chicken-Garlic Sausage and Bell Peppers from Kalyn's Kitchen


Photo of Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower from Laa Loosh
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Indian Spiced Roasted Cauliflower from Laa Loosh
Braised White Beans and Leeks from The Taste Space  (Beans are allowed for Phase One, but limit portion size.)
Easy Stir-Fry Broccoli and Red Bell Pepper from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Spinach with Roasted Pepper from A Veggie Venture


Photo of Easy Garlic and Lemon Shrimp from Kalyn's Kitchen
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Easy Garlic and Lemon Shrimp from Kalyn's Kitchen
Indian Spiced Salmon from The Healthy Beehive (obviously don't eat with rice for Phase One)
Filet of Salmon Sous Vide with Dill Sauce from Tasting Spoons
Salt and Pepper Prawns from The Perfect Pantry


Photo of Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives from The Perfect Pantry
Phase One Casseroles and Slow Cooker Entrees
Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Olives from The Perfect Pantry (Replace the small amount of wine in the recipe with stock or broth for Phase One.)
Shredded Beef Chile Rellenos Casserole from For The Love of Cooking (Use light sour cream and low-fat cheese for South Beach Diet)
Chicken Egg Foo Yung with Mushrooms and Green Onions from Kalyn's Kitchen


Photo of Broccolini with Tofu, Sesame, and Coriander from Eats Well with Others
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Broccolini with Tofu, Sesame, and Coriander from Eats Well with Others (I would make my own Kecap Manis using Stevia or Splenda if eating this for Phase One.)
Black-Eyed Peas and Spinach from Leite's Culinaria  (Beans are allowed for Phase One, but limit portion size.)
Braised White Beans and Leeks from The Taste Space  (Beans are allowed for Phase One, but limit portion size.)


Photo of Easy Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet from Cookin' Canuck
Phase One Breakfasts
Easy Mushroom and Sun-Dried Tomato Omelet from Cookin' Canuck
Swiss Chard Scramble from Relish


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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11 comments:

  1. Yum.. delicious round-up as always, Kalyn. Thank you for including my beans. Perfect to warm up to this winter. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for featuring my recipe chica!! I may not be doing phase one, exactly, but I am looking to cut out on unnecessary sugars in my life! Definitely will be making some of these great recipes!

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  3. Thanks so much for including some of my recipes. While I'm not doing Phase One per se, I'll definitely be focusing on healthy eating in January, and there are so many great recipes to try in this round-up. Happy New Year!

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  4. Your Easy Garlic & lemon Shrimp became one of our most used and most forwarded recipes of the year. My daughter loves it and I love how easy it is to make. We do tend to add quite a bit more garlic though :-)

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  5. Janet, Joanne, and Lydia, my pleasure to feature your great recipes. And Happy New Year to you guys!

    Teresa, love hearing that (and more garlic is always good!)

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  6. The link for the slow cooker Italian Pot Roast isn't working and I'd love to try that recipe.

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  7. Mindy, I just fixed it. Thanks for letting me know!

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  8. Kalyn, this is another great round-up. Thank you for featuring one of my recipes!

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  9. Another great roundup, Kalyn! Thank you so much for including my recipe again. Happy New Year!

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  10. I am planning on starting phase 1 of south beach on monday, and I have done it before successfully, but i was completely dreading going back to those first few weeks....until someone on MyFitnessPal recommended your site. Thank you so much for putting all of these recipes together! Now I am looking forward to it!

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Thanks for joining the conversation! I love hearing from readers and even though I can't always reply to every comment, I will always answer specific questions on a recipe as soon as possible. Sometimes I'm answering by iPhone, so my replies may be short!

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