Thursday, May 01, 2014

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for April 2014 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Kalyn's Favorite Phase One Low-Glycemic Recipes for April 2014 were Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash, Roasted Cauliflower Salad, Spinach and Kale Salad with Greek Flavors, Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar, and Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss.

It's May?  Seriously, I can hardly believe it but that doesn't mean I'm not happy to see the warmer weather arrive.  The only thing dampening the mood at Chez Kalyn is that I'm having serious garden veggie withdrawals at the idea of going another summer without a real vegetable garden.  last year I tried growing tomatoes and herbs on the deck, an experiment that had pretty mixed results.  In the end I realized my deck just doesn't get enough sun to really grow things well, and since my new house has the triple whammy of wind, a short growing season, and lots of critters to eat the crops, I'm planning to build a greenhouse for next summer.  There's even a perfect spot for it right outside the side door of my garage.  Meanwhile, it's farmer's market veggies and begging from friends for me for another year.  

Of course the arrival of a new month means it's time for another monthly round-up of South Beach Diet Phase One Low Glycemic Recipes I've posted on Kalyn's Kitchen or spotted on other blogs during the month.   There are some great finds from April, and I'm experimenting with a few more pictures, so let me know if you like that idea. 

Of course, each month I find things that can easily be Phase One with minor adapting, so any needed changes to the recipe are noted after the recipe links.  (For even more Low-Glycemic Recipe ideas, use the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups to scroll through all these posts, or see the Pinterest board for Kalyn's Kitchen South Beach Diet Phase One Recipe Round-ups.)

Photo of Quick Pickled Asparagus from Project Domestication.

Photo of Roasted Asparagus Dip with Spring Crudites from Apron Strings.
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Quick Pickled Asparagus from Project Domestication (Replace sugar with an approved sweetener for Phase One.)
Roasted Asparagus Dip with Spring Crudites from Apron Strings
Chermoula from Simple Kitchen Seasons
Spicy Southwestern Deviled Eggs from Taste and Tell
Deviled Ham and Eggs from Taste and Tell


Photo of Shrimp and Black Bean Salad with Chipotle-Lime Dressing from The Perfect Pantry

Photo of Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Feta, Capers, Red Bell Pepper, and Green Onion from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Feta, Capers, Red Bell Pepper, and Green Onion from Kalyn's Kitchen
Shrimp and Black Bean Salad with Chipotle-Lime Dressing from The Perfect Pantry (The dressing has a small amount of agave; could replace with Stevia granulated for Phase One.)
Asparagus Lentils Salad from Krithi's Kitchen
Green Goddess Salad Dressing from Kalyn's Kitchen
Asparagus Summer Salad from Tasting Spoons
Spinach and Kale Salad with Greek Flavors and Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette from Kalyn's Kitchen
Warm Asparagus Salad with Toasted Almonds, Feta, and Black Olives from A Frenchtown Kitchen
Falafel-Spiced Roasted Chickpea Salad with Tahini Dressing from An Edible Mosaic
Avocado Cup Salads Two Ways from Smitten Kitchen
Lightened Up Kale Caesar Salad from Table for Two
Chicken Salad from Deliciously Organic
Chicken and Chickpea Green Goddess Power Salad from Healthy Seasonal Recipes


Photo of Spicy Coconut Shrimp Soup from My Carolina Kitchen.
Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Spicy Coconut Shrimp Soup from My Carolina Kitchen (Replace brown sugar with an approved sweetener for Phase One.)


Photo of Roasted Broccoli with Chili Sauce from Jeanette's Healthy Living.
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Roasted Broccoli with Chili Sauce from Jeanette's Healthy Living (This recipe has a tiny amount of sugar, which I would probably just omit.)
Boiled Asparagus with Sieved Eggs and Caper Vinaigrette from Simply Recipes
Roasted Turnips with Balsamic Vinegar and Thyme from Kalyn's Kitchen
Black-Eyed Peas with Tamarind and Coconut Milk from Lisa's Kitchen
Pistachio-Crusted Asparagus with Feta from Joy the Baker (This recipe has a small amount of honey in the vinaigrette, which I wouldn't worry about but you could omit or use an approved sweetener.
Black-Eyed Peas with Kale from Tasty Eats at Home
Roasted Asparagus with Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing from Cookin' Canuck
Cauliflower Crust Garlic Breadsticks from The Iron You
Cauliflower Breadsticks from iFoodRead
Roasted Asparagus with Parmesan Crust from Jeanette's Healthy Living
Coconut Lime Cauliflower Rice from I Breathe I'm Hungry


Photo of Canned Tuna Ceviche from Skinnytaste.

Photo of Easy Braised Balsamic and Herb Chicken from Cookin' Canuck.
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Easy Braised Balsamic and Herb Chicken from Cookin' Canuck
Spicy Roasted Shrimp with Garlic, Sumac, and Aleppo Pepper from Kalyn's Kitchen
Canned Tuna Ceviche from Skinnytaste
Spicy Garlic Lime Baked Salmon from A Spicy Perspective
Grilled Pesto Chicken and Caprese Salad Lettuce Wraps from Foodie with Family
Easy Baked Paleo Chicken Tenders from Allergy Free Alaska (Serve with Ranch Dip or other appproved dip for South Beach Diet, not honey mustard dip.)
Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken from Peanut Butter and Peppers


Photo of Poached Eggs on Spicy Lentils from Fake Food Free.
Phase One Slow Cooker or Pressure Cooker Entrees
Poached Eggs on Spicy Lentils from Fake Food Free
Slow Cooker Beef Curry from I Breathe I'm Hungry


Photo of Spaghetti Squash with Cashew Basil Pesto and White Beans from The Perfect Pantry.

Photo of Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash Sauteed with Vegetables and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spaghetti Squash with Cashew Basil Pesto and White Beans from The Perfect Pantry


Photo of Foolproof Oven Poached Eggs from Apron Strings.

Photo of Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Breakfasts
Foolproof Oven Poached Eggs from Apron Strings
Slow Cooker Frittata with Broccoli, Ham, and Swiss from Kalyn's Kitchen
Rolled Omelette with Bell Peppers (Gyeran Mari) from Korean Bapsang
Artichoke, Kale, and Ricotta Pie with Eggs and Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen
Easy Spinach Artichoke Quiche Cups from Gimme Some Oven
Tuscan Baked Eggs with Tomatoes, Red Onion, Garlic, Parmesan, and Herbs from Kalyn's Kitchen

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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10 comments:

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Once again, so many new recipes I can't wait to try. Thanks for including a couple of mine in this month's round-up.

Kalyn Denny said...

Lydia, I did think this month was especially good as far as finding good low-glycemic recipes to share!

BecHeflin said...

LOVE this roundup, Kalyn! I'm trying to eat lower carb foods, so this will fit into my eating plan perfectly! Pinned and Stumbled!

Kalyn Denny said...

Thanks Bec, so glad it's helpful for you!

Katie Webster said...

Something about this time of year, but my body just craves this kind of food Kalyn!. There are so many great ideas here this month!! Wow! Thank you for including my power salad.

Kalyn Denny said...

Katie, my pleasure! And I really know what you mean about craving this kind of food when the weather gets warm.

Olena@iFOODreal.com said...

Thank you so much for including my Cauliflower Breadsticks, Kalyn. This time of the year we all start watching carbs, aren't we?!:)

Kalyn Denny said...

Olena, I am totally drooling over those cauliflower breadsticks! I think they just went to the top of my "must cook" list!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Kalyn, I am honored to have my coconut shrimp soup included in your round-up. Your round-ups are so helpful to me in meal planning. We try to eat healthy and low carb and I look to you for inspiration.
Sam

Kalyn Denny said...

Sam, so glad you are enjoying the low-glycemic recipes. Always so many good ideas from your blog as well!

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