Monday, April 01, 2013

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for March 2013 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes
My favorite Phase One Recipes from March 2013 were Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Larb Salad, Roasted Bell Peppers and Red Onions with Turkey Italian Sausage, Mediterranean Spinach Salad, and Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Ground Beef.

It's April, and I've been living in my new house for a week and one day, and I'm completely in love with the house.  It's a good thing, because after moving 25 years of accumulated stuff, I never want to move again!  During March, all that time spent moving meant a lot less time to spend cooking or looking for Phase One recipes, but somehow I still managed to find quite a few recipes to share for the Round-Up.  And the stress of moving meant way too much comfort food was consumed, so I'll be doing Phase One myself for a few weeks during April to try to get back on track!

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

A few of these recipes are things that could 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 Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Skinnytaste
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Guacamole Deviled Eggs from Skinnytaste
Lemon Caper Deviled Eggs from The Perfect Pantry
Pesto Stuffed Eggs from The Italian Dish
Pimento Cheese Deviled Eggs from Homesick Texan
Greek Salad on a Stick from Kalofagas
Cauliflower "Hummus" from A Veggie Venture (Serve with veggie dippers like celery, red bell pepper strips, or sugar snap peas for Phase One.)

Photo of Raw Cauliflower Couscous Greek Salad from Vintage Mixer
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Raw Cauliflower Couscous Greek Salad from Vintage Mixer
Thai-Inspired Ground Turkey Larb Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Creamy Caesar Dressing from For the Love of Cooking
Mediterranean Spinach Salad with Garbanzos, Tomatoes, Radishes, and Sumac-Lemon Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Chickpea Soup with Crispy Cilantro Garnish from Everyday Southwest

Photo of Brussels and Broccoli with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette from The Perfect Pantry
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Brussels and Broccoli with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette from The Perfect Pantry (Best to use sugar-free maple syrup for Phase One.)
Sauteed Broccoli Rabe with Balsamic Vinegar from Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Oven Roasted Tomatoes and Spring Asparagus from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Creamy Balsamic Miso Dressing from The Taste Space
Baked Asparagus with Parmesan from Simply Recipes
Spinach Saute with Grape Tomatoes, Feta Cheese, and Toasted Pine Nuts from For the Love of Cooking
Oven-Fried Parmesan Broccoli and Cauliflower Florets from Sugar Free Mom
Leeks Vinaigrette from Simply Recipes
Stir-Fried Cauliflower from Leite's Culinaria (Substitute Stevia or Splenda for sugar for Phase One.)
Five-Ingredient Asparagus with Curry Sauce from Cookin' Canuck
Quick Mushroom, Zucchini, and Thyme Saute with Fried Egg from Cookin' Canuck

Photo of Chili Glazed Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce from Laa Loosh
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Chili Glazed Salmon with Sriracha Cream Sauce from Laa Loosh (Replace brown sugar with Stevia or Splenda for Phase One.)
Spicy Sauteed Chickpeas with Ground Beef from Kalyn's Kitchen
Seared Halibut with Greens and Chickpeas from Kalofagas
Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken Breasts from Laa Loosh
Cilantro Grilled Chicken Breast from Laa Loosh
Clean Eating Pecan Crusted Dover Sole from The Gracious Pantry
Roasted Bell Peppers and Red Onions with Turkey Italian Sausage from Kalyn's Kitchen

Photo of Pad Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps from Krithi's Kitchen
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Pad Thai Tofu Lettuce Wraps from Krithi's Kitchen (Best to use Splenda or Stevia to replace the agave nectar for Phase One.)

Photo of Crustless Cheesy Spinach Quiche from Pepper Lynn
Phase One Breakfasts
Crustless Cheesy Spinach Quiche from Pepper Lynn
Broccoli, Mushrooms, Egg, and Cheese Breakfast Casserole from The Perfect Pantry
Fifteen-Minute Salsa Verde Eggs from Kalyn's Kitchen (Eat without flour tortilla for Phase One.)
Mini Frittatas with Ham and Cheese from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Poached Eggs with Sauteed Spinach and Mushrooms from Tartelette

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. So glad you are loving your new place Kalyn! I know I am not looking forward to moving (just the thought of it makes me cringe). I will have a big dumpster in my driveway, that's for sure. Thanks for putting this Phase One round-up together and including a few of my recent favorites!

  2. Yippee on loving your new house, Kalyn! And I think you did an amazing job at keeping up your blogs while moving!

    I'm loving that Chili Glazed Salmon recipe. We ate at one of our favorite restaurants on Saturday and I had barbecue salmon over salad greens with balsamic vinaigrette. It sounds simple enough, but the meal was incredible and beautiful, too.

    Happy getting-more-acquainted-with your-new-house week!

  3. March was a tough month for dieting in my house, so the timing of this round-up couldn't be better. A perfect reminder to get back on track! Thanks for including some of my recipes, too.

  4. Jeanette, the actual moving was pretty horrible, but the end result is worth it!

    Shirley, thanks. Your dinner sounds great.

    Lydia, back to reality on the diet for me!

  5. Thank you for great phase 1 recipes as I'm always looking for new options! I think that I'll be making your spicy sauteed chick peas and ground beef sometime soon since we both share a love for those magical delicious beans.

  6. The stress of studying has me craving comfort foods, too.... but this looks is so bright with flavours and ideas. Thanks for including my dish! :)

    Hope you get settled in... and start growing a new garden! :)

  7. I tried the Spicy Sautéed Chickpeas with Ground Beef. Oh my, that was delicious


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