Saturday, June 01, 2013

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

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes
It's salad season, and my favorite Phase One Recipes for May 2013 were Leafy Green Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, Leftover Chicken Asian Chopped Salad, Barely Blanched Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad, and Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro.

It doesn't take more than a peek at the South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-up for May to see that food bloggers have made the mental switch to summer eating.  There are lots and lots of salads, an abundance of foods cooked on the grill, plenty of fish, very few soups or stews, and recipe titles with summer ingredients like Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Basil, or Pesto.  Everyone loves summer don't they, (even people who haven't spent 30 years of their life teaching elementary school!)  I get so inspired by the fresh bright flavors that come with summer eating, and I think this recipes round-up has enough good ideas to keep you eating delicious food for weeks, whether or not you're doing Phase One.

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

When I'm saving recipes during the month, I always find things that could easily be made Phase One with small changes, so anything you need to adapt is 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 for next month.

Photo of Shrimp with Meyer Lemon Dipping Sauce from The Perfect Pantry.
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Shrimp with Meyer Lemon Dipping Sauce from The Perfect Pantry
Roasted Asparagus Hummus Dip from The Perfect Pantry (Serve with veggie dippers like celery, red bell pepper strips and sugar snap peas for Phase One.)
Mexican Shrimp Cocktail from Simply Recipes
"Cheesy" Cauliflower Popcorn from The Balanced Platter
Bikini-Safe Party Dips from Confetti and Buttercream (Serve with veggie dippers like celery, red bell pepper strips and sugar snap peas for Phase One.)
Green Chile Pickle Maharashtrian Style from Maayeka
Edamame Basil Hummus Dip from Family Fresh Cooking  (Serve with veggie dippers like celery, red bell pepper strips and sugar snap peas for Phase One.)

Photo of Spring Veggie Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch from Kitchen Treaty.
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Spring Veggie Salad with Creamy Avocado Ranch from Kitchen Treaty 
Leafy Green Salad with Roasted Chickpeas, Feta, and Mediterranean Sumac Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Shake-in-a-Jar Mediterranean Salad Dressing with Red Wine Vinegar, Lemon, and Sumac from Kalyn's Kitchen
Leftover Chicken Asian Chopped Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Barely Blanched Broccoli and Cauliflower Salad with Red Bell Pepper, Radishes, Red Onion, and Cashews from Kalyn's Kitchen
Pinto Bean Salad with Avocado, Tomatoes, Red Onion, and Cilantro from Kalyn's Kitchen
Cauliflower Salad with White Beans, Feta, and Pine Nuts from The Perfect Pantry
Mediterranean Chicken Salad from Simply Recipes (Obviously, don't use pasta variation for Phase One.)
Cucumber Dill Green Yogurt Salad from She Wears Many Hats
Curry Shrimp Salad from Family Fresh Cooking
Grilled Eggplant and Zucchini Salad with Chickpeas, Feta, and Mint from Cookin' Canuck
Kale Caesar Salad with Crispy Garbanzo Bean "Croutons" from Mountain Mama Cooks
Summer Crunch Salad with Creamy Avocado and Herb Dressing from Emmy Cooks
Radish Salad with Mint and Pistachios from Simply Recipes

Photo of Pressure Cooker Pigeon Pea Soup (Parrupu Rasam) from Krithi's Kitchen.
Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Pressure Cooker Pigeon Pea Soup (Parrupu Rasam) from Krithi's Kitchen
Picante Chicken and Black Bean Soup in the Pressure Cooker from Pressure Cooking Today
Salmon Curry from Slim Palate

Photo of Cauliflower Tortillas from Slim Palate.
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Cauliflower Tortillas from Slim Palate
Slow Cooker Mashed Cauliflower with Garlic, Olive Oil, and Parmesan Cheese from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Blasted Broccoli with Fish Sauce from Viet World Kitchen
Grilled Artichokes from Leite's Culinaria

Photo of Roasted Shrimp Poblanos Rellenos from Everyday Southwest
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Roasted Shrimp Poblanos Rellenos from Everyday Southwest
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Portobello Mushrooms Stuffed with Sausage, Spinach, and Cheese from Kalyn's Kitchen
Sauteed Chicken Breasts with Tarragon-Mustard Pan Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Greek-Seasoned Grilled Pork Chops with Lemon and Oregano from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Asian Turkey Breast with Soy, Garlic, and Chile Paste from The Perfect Pantry
Quick Pesto Chicken from Chaos in the Kitchen
Easy Salmon in Parchment from Fifteen Spatulas
Salmon Fry with Indian Spices (Meen Varuval) from Krithi's Kitchen
Grilled Harissa Lamb Chops from Skinnytaste (Choose meat with not over 10% fat for SBD.)
Spicy Pan-Seared Jalapeno Tuna Steaks from LaaLoosh
Grilled Pesto Chicken and Marinated Tomatoes with Massaged Kale Salad from More Than Burnt Toast
Bok Choy with Ground Chicken Stir From from Steamy Kitchen
Thai Herb Grilled Chicken Breasts from The Yummy Life
Broiled Tilapia with Lemon Artichoke Pesto from Pretty Kitten's Kitchen
Pescados Asado (Roasted Fish) from Slim Palate
Skirt Steak with Romesco Sauce from LaaLoosh
Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin from My Carolina Kitchen (If you make the salad that accompanies this, skip the bread cubes for Phase One.)

from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Casseroles and Slow Cooker Entrees Slow Cooker Browns-in-the-CrockPot Spicy Ground Beef for Taco Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen (Could also make lettuce wrap tacos for Phase One; obviously don't make regular tacos for Phase One and ignore the tortillas in the photo.)
Slow Cooker Turkey Breast from The Perfect Pantry

Photo of Goat Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Rolls from LaaLoosh.
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Goat Cheese Stuffed Eggplant Rolls from LaaLoosh
Warm Tofu with Spicy Garlic Soy Sesame Sauce from Jeanette's Healthy Living

Photo of Poached Eggs over Avocado and Smoked Salmon from Cookin' Canuck.
Phase One Breakfasts
Poached Eggs over Avocado and Smoked Salmon from Cookin' Canuck
Egg and Cheese Casserole with Artichoke Hearts and Feta from The Perfect Pantry

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. Thanks so much for including my recipes in this round-up. I see so many new dishes I want to try here (the cauliflower tortillas are jumpig out at me!). I bookmark these recipe collections every month.

  2. Lydia, so glad you enjoy the round-ups. And so many good ones from your blog this month!

  3. I am soooo ready for summer foods - salads and grilling. If we get some sunshine I may get some salad LOL
    Great round-up!

  4. Katie, I will keep my fingers crossed for sun for you! Glad you liked the round-up!

  5. Some great ideas for summer. Thanks for including my pressure cooker soup!

  6. Thanks Barbara, and my pleasure!

  7. I always love these roundups Kalyn - thanks for taking the time to put this together and for including me.

  8. Jeanette, my pleasure! And so glad you enjoy them!

  9. So many delicious recipes Kalyn. I hadn't thought of my chicken dish as being a phase one dinner, but I do know it was fresh and delicious! Thanks for the mention.

  10. Val, my pleasure. I loved the sound of that chicken!

  11. Spring veggie salad with creamy avocado ranch link is different. (You don't have to post these, I'm just telling you when I see things while I'm planning meals). :-)

  12. Oh no, I appreciate you telling me. And obviously I get a little brain dead when I'm doing these.


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