Thursday, August 01, 2013

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

Kalyn's favorite Phase One Recipes from July 2013 were Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers, Egg-Crust Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza, Middle Eastern Tomato Salad, and Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs with Garlic and Basil.

Even though I no longer head back to school every August, I still have a slight feeling of panic when that calendar page turns over.  All too soon grilling on the deck, tomato sandwiches, and fresh herbs from the garden will be gone for another year.  I kept wishing summer would last longer all the while I was typing up this South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up, because things I found this month were so seasonal, so summery, and just so darn delicious looking (and the thought of diet food never entered my mind.)  I'd have a hard time choosing just which one of these recipes I'd like to try first, but if you have time for a comment, I'd love to hear which one really catches your attention.  (You can use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to see all the posts like this one.)

Of course, every month I find recipes that would be 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 Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dip from Andrea Meyers.
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dip from Andrea Meyers (Serve with approved veggie dippers like red pepper strips, sugar snap peas, jicama slices, celery, cauliflower, or broccoli for Phase One.)
Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers with Mushrooms and Sweet Onions from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chipotle Ranch Dip or Dressing from The Perfect Pantry
Garlic Scape and Almond Pesto from Vintage Mixer
Roasted Red Pepper Veggie Dip from Knit Nat  (Serve with approved veggie dippers like red pepper strips, sugar snap peas, jicama slices, celery, cauliflower, or broccoli for Phase One.)
Kale and Basil Pesto with Lemon and Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen
Green Garlic Aioli from Not Eating Out in New York 
Goat Cheese Pesto Dip from Cafe Johnsonia (Serve with approved veggie dippers like red pepper strips, sugar snap peas, jicama slices, celery, cauliflower, or broccoli for Phase One.)


Photo of Zucchini Ribbon Salad from The Perfect Pantry.
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Zucchini Ribbon Salad from The Perfect Pantry
Middle Eastern Tomato Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Green Bean Summer Salad with Italian Sausage, Olives, and Basil Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen
Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad with Yogurt-Tahini Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Salmon and Greens Salad with Buttermilk Lemon-Thyme Dressing from The Perfect Pantry
Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen
Moroccan Eggplant Salad from The Perfect Pantry
Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Two Zucchini Noodle Salad Recipes from Vintage Mixer
Al's Famous Hungarian Cucumber Salad from Kalyn's Kitchen
Greek Chicken Salad with Lemon and Dill from The Perfect Pantry
Roasted Eggplant Salad with Goat Cheese from LaaLoosh
Zesty Black Bean Salad from Knit Nat
TriColor Thai Salad with Zucchini and Yellow Squash from Cookin' Canuck
Cucumber Salad with Tahini Dressing from Simply Recipes
Cucumber Chickpea Salad with Lemony Tahini Dressing from Oh My Veggies
Chipotle Shrimp Coleslaw from Homesick Texan
Marinated Zucchini and Chickpea Salad from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Three Bean Salad from Mountain Mama Cooks  (Replace sugar with Stevia-in-the-Raw, Splenda, or Swerve Sweetener for South Beach Diet.)
Lemon Zest Vinaigrette in a Shaker Jar from Apron Strings
Cherry Tomato and Blue Cheese Salad from Aggie's Kitchen
White Bean Salad with Basil and Heirloom Tomatoes from Knit Nat


Photo of Low Carb Zucchini and Feta Fritters from All Day I Dream About Food.
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Low Carb Zucchini and Feta Fritters from All Day I Dream About Food
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts from Kalyn's Kitchen
Healthy Fried Zucchini from Six Sisters' Stuff
Cheesy Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley from Kalyn's Kitchen
Roasted Cauliflower with Coconut Oil from CopyKat Recipes
Zucchini with Olive Oil from Give Recipes
Roasted Cauliflower a la Mary Celeste from Chocolate and Zucchini
Roasted Cauliflower with Kalamata Vinaigrette from Sidewalk Shoes
Green Beans with Herbs and Garlicky Yogurt from Nami Nami
Grilled Cauliflower from Cooking with Veggies
Steamed Swiss Chard with Soy-Sesame Sauce from Jeanette's Healthy Living


Photo of Moroccan Grilled Chicken Kabobs from Closet Cooking.
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Moroccan Grilled Chicken Kabobs from Closet Cooking
Grilled Chicken and Veggie Kabobs with Garlic and Basil from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Lime and Chipotle Pork Chops from Kalyn's Kitchen
Shrimp and Zucchini Stir Fry with Miso Lime Sauce from Cookin' Canuck
Five Ingredient Turkey Burgers from Living Lou
Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken from Simply Recipes
Halibut Balsamico from Tasting Spoons
Tomato Basil Chicken from LaaLoosh
Grilled Salmon Fillet with Cucumber Dill Sauce from FoodieCrush
Chicken with Pepper-Basil Stuffing with Tangy Tomato Sauce from AskGeorgie
Shrimp and Avocado Ceviche in Endive from All Day I Dream About Food


Photo of Slow Cooker Greek Chicken from Chef in Training.
Phase One Casseroles and Slow Cooker Entrees
Slow Cooker Greek Chicken from Chef in Training
Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken (or pork) Lettuce Wraps with Low-Sugar Barbecue Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen (I would eat this for phase one only if you use all sweetener - no brown sugar -  and use the low-sugar ketchup.)


Photo of Roasted Okra Masala from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen.
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Roasted Okra Masala from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Julienned Zucchini Vegan Mexican Bowl with Black Beans, Avocado, Tomato, Poblano, and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers with Mushrooms and Sweet Onions from Kalyn's Kitchen
Tomato, String Bean, and Halloumi Cheese from Seduction Meals
Low Carb Zucchini and Feta Fritters from All Day I Dream About Food
Grilled Caprese-Style Portobellos from Sugar Free Mom


Photo of Egg-Crust Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Breakfasts
Egg-Crust Vegetarian Breakfast Pizza from Kalyn's Kitchen
Egg and Cheese Casserole with Broccoli, Leeks, Bell Pepper, 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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9 comments:

  1. OMG... This looks delicious.

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  2. Thank you so much for including some of my recipes in this month's round-up, and for finding so many other wonderful recipe ideas to try. This is my favorite time of year, with veggies galore!

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  3. Cipher, glad to hear it!

    Lydia, I love the foods of summer too. So fresh and delicious (and the fact they're healthy is just a nice side benefit!)

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  4. Thank you for linking to my chickpea salad! I still need to try your breakfast pizza, although it may end up being for dinner. :)

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  5. Kristen, my pleasure. The salad sounds so good!

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  6. Awesome round-up this month, Kalyn! Always great to start the month on a tasty note!

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  7. Thanks Sally, so glad you enjoy the round-ups!

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  8. Thank for for including me in on your recipe round up ;) I am honored.

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