Sunday, June 01, 2014

South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-up for May 2014 (and an announcement)

Kalyn's Phase One Recipe Picks for May 2014 were Baked White Fish with Onions, Peppers, Olives, and Feta, Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce, Fried Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp, Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Pepper, Shrimp and Black Bean Salad with Cilantro, Cumin, and Lime, and Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan.

It's summer, and if I needed a reminder I got a good one when I looked at the bookmarks where I save recipe links to feature here every month and realized I didn't have one single soup, stew, or chili recipe this time.  I like a good bowl of soup as well as the next person, but I couldn't be happier to say bring on the salads! But before we get to the food, I want to talk a little about these round-ups.

This post makes 74 months of writing monthly South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Ups for the blog, and times have changed.  I still love the South Beach Diet, but now a lot of people reading my blog follow other types of low-carb or grain-free eating plans.  (That was the reason I gave the blog a makeover last year, adding new tabs so recipes could be sorted by diet type.)  After asking for opinions on Facebook and giving it a lot of thought, I've decided to make the monthly round-ups more broadly focused, hopefully making them more useful for people who aren't strictly following South Beach. I'll still include recipes that are South Beach Diet Phase One of course, but I also want to spotlight interesting recipes that are Low-Carb in general, Paleo, Whole 30, and possibly others. As always, all the recipes in the round-up will be grain-free, making them Gluten-Free as well, and there will be some type of labeling system to make it easy to see which recipes are Phase One or another plan. That new format will be coming next month; hope you like it. And if you have any thoughts about this, please share them in the comments!

The current round-ups will still live on in the archives, and you can always find them with the label Low-Glycemic Recipe Round-Ups or on the Pinterest board for Kalyn's Kitchen South Beach Diet Phase One Recipe Round-ups


Photo of Refrigerator Asparagus Pickles from Andrea's Recipes
Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Refrigerator Asparagus Pickles from Andrea's Recipes
How to Make Mayonnaise with an Immersion Blender from Everyday Maven
Heart of Palm Skewers by From Brazil to You


Photo of Caprese Salad with Green Chile Pesto from Everyday Southwest
Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Caprese Salad with Green Chile Pesto from Everyday Southwest
Shrimp and Black Bean Salad with Cilantro, Cumin, and Lime from Kalyn's Kitchen
Spiralized Raw Zucchini Salad with Avocado and Edamame from Skinnytaste
Baby Arugula Salad with Italian Sausage and Red Pepper Strips from Kalyn's Kitchen
Paleo Smoked Turkey and Crunchy Vegetable Salad from Tess The Domestic Diva


Photo of Cheesy Baked Tomatoes from Tidy Mom
Phase One Vegetables and Side Dishes
Cheesy Baked Tomatoes from Tidy Mom
Stir-Fried Broccolini with Oyster Sauce from Kalyn's Kitchen
Baked Hasselback Zucchini with Garlic from Yummily Yours
Lemon Pepper Grilled Zucchini from Foodie with Family


Photo of Tarragon Pesto Chicken with Dressed Greens from Boulder Locavore
Phase One Chicken, Meat, or Fish Entrees
Tarragon Pesto Chicken with Dressed Greens from Boulder Locavore
World's Easiest Grilled Zucchini and Sausage Kabobs from Kalyn's Kitchen
Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Lemon Oregano Marinade from Simply Recipes
Baked White Fish with Onions, Peppers, Olives, and Feta from Kalyn's Kitchen
Chicken Breast Topped with Spinach and Goat Cheese from Maria Ushakova
Grilled Chicken Asparagus Rolls from Our Apron Strings (Gruyere cheese is not low-fat but there's not a huge amount per serving.)


Photo of Fried Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp, Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Pepper from Kalyn's Kitchen.
Phase One Casseroles or Stir-Fry Dishes
Fried Cauliflower Rice with Shrimp, Sugar Snap Peas, and Red Pepper from Kalyn's Kitchen


Photo of Pressure Cooked Coconut Fish Curry from Hip Pressure Cooking
 Phase One Slow Cooker and Pressure Cooker Dishes
Pressure Cooked Coconut Fish Curry from Hip Pressure Cooking (South Beach recommends low-fat coconut milk; obviously don't serve over rice for Phase One.)
Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Breakfast or Brunch Frittata from the Perfect Pantry


Photo of Low Carb Mexican Casserole from The Low Carb Diet
Phase One Vegetarian or Meat-Free Entrees
Low Carb Mexican Casserole from The Low Carb Diet (South Beach recommends reduced-fat cheese)
Cauliflower Chickpea Curry from Simply Recipes
Baked Eggs with Spiced Chickpeas and Chard from What's For Lunch Honey (Phase One permits dried beans, but use portion control)
Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowls from Joy the Baker (Obviously, skip the corn chips for Phase One.)
Spicy Sour Chickpea Masala from Lisa's Kitchen (Phase One permits dried beans, but use portion control)


Photo of Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen
Phase One Breakfasts
Baked Eggs and Asparagus with Parmesan from Kalyn's Kitchen
Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Breakfast or Brunch Frittata from the Perfect Pantry
Baked Eggs with Spiced Chickpeas and Chard from What's For Lunch Honey (Phase One permits dried beans, but use portion control) 
Mushroom and Feta Breakfast Casserole from Kalyn's Kitchen
Greek Spinach, Artichoke, and Feta Egg and Cheese Breakfast Casserole from The Perfect Pantry
Make-Ahead Caprese Baked Eggs from Cookin' Canuck

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19 comments:

  1. Hi, Kalyn! Thanks for featuring my heart of palm salad skewers among these healthy and delicious dishes. What a great round-up!

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  2. Denise, my pleasure. I am such a huge fan of hearts of palm; great recipe!

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  3. Thank you for posting these!

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  4. I've never been a South Beach person but I always enjoy these monthly round-ups, and appreciate how much work goes into them. Thanks for sharing a couple of my recipes this month.

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  5. I love your recipe roundups. It reminds me of which ones I saw on your blog during the month and didn't get to try... I think your blog is one of the first I ever signed up for even though I have never done South Beach.

    I follow high fat low carb so I do have to change things around sometimes, although the recipes are great and the changes are easy to make.

    I love your new plans for the blog...great way to update it. Thank you for your year's of hard work and lovely recipes!

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  6. Lydia, my pleasure! Glad you have enjoyed the round-ups.

    Joan, thanks for that comment; it confirms what I have thought for a while, that there are plenty of people using the blog to find low-carb food who don't necessarily follow the South Beach Diet.

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  7. I am excited about your announcement. I do low carb/gluten free but not South Beach specifically, so many of your recipes are already friendly to my plan, but it will be great to see some Paleo and other low carb options as well. I almost never actually cook from recipes, but I read and bookmark your recipes regularly for inspiration!

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  8. Harmony, so glad you like the idea!

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  9. Looking forward to your new format as my DH and I are both diabetic, need to lose weight but are also on coumadin so our choices are not as varied as some peoples. Just trying mainly for low carb/lower calorie at this point. Thank you for the effort you put in to your blog.

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  10. Thanks Susan; hope it will be helpful for you.

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  11. This is such great news! Thanks for all your wonderfully creative ways to make low carbing more fun. Oh, and thanks for the tip about the spiralizer--mine's arriving Wednesday so I can't wait for fun new recipes to try!

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  12. Gayla, so glad you like it. I have a spiralizer and am going to try it for the first time tomorrow!

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  13. I've been following your blog for years...and love the Phase one round-ups...it always gives me the kick start I need. I've been South Beaching for years as well and find it a great way to maintain. My husband went gluten free a couple of years ago so most of the SB recipes also meet his needs. Keep up the good work, we love your Blog.

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  14. Cheryl, thanks so much for those nice thoughts about my blog. I'm so glad it has been useful for you!

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  15. Hi Kalyn. I've been noticing your expansion to include many more diets than strictly South Beach so it stands to reason that the name of this roundup would change. I know what a tremendous amount of time it takes to produce these roundups and salute your forward thinking and hard work. I'm loving the look of your blog and the recipes within!

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  16. Thanks Christine, so glad you like the idea.

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  17. Thank you for including me on this roundup! I plan on making your grilled kabobs this afternoon for a family cook out! :)

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  18. Andres, my pleasure. Hope you enjoy the kabobs.

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