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Kalyn's Kitchen

Appetizers, Dips, Hummus, Salsa, and Lettuce Wraps

For the South Beach diet, notes after each recipe listing give Kalyn’s opinion about which phases of the diet that recipe can be used for. 

Appetizers or Snacks
Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Cheddar Pecan Almond Crisps (all phases, but high in fat so best for a special treat)

50+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb and Gluten-Free Superbowl Party Appetizer Recipes

Easy Cucumber Guacamole Appetizer Bites (all phases, limit portion size for phase one)

Sweet Potato Appetizer Bites with Feta and Green Onions (phase 2 or 3)

Cheesy Baked Cauliflower Tots (all phases)

Baked Sesame Tofu Sticks with Peanut Butter, Tahini, and Ginger Sauce (all phases, but best to use approved sweetener instead of agave for Phase One.)

Easy Shrimp Cocktail with Creamy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce and Ten More Shrimp Recipes for the Holidays (all phases for this recipe; check ingredients for others)

Grilled Zucchini Mini Tostadas with Refried Beans (all phases; dried beans are a limited food for Phase One, so use portion control)

Grilled Halloumi Cheese Skewers with Mushrooms and Sweet Onions (all phases) 

Oven-Fried Green Tomatoes with Sriracha-Ranch Dipping Sauce (all phases – nut flours are not officially approved for phase one but only a small amount of flour sticks to the tomatoes, so I would eat this in small portions for phase one.) 

Deviled Eggs with Green Olives, Capers, Dijon (all phases)

Cranberry Salsa Cream Cheese Holiday Appetizer with Baked Whole Wheat Pita (or tortilla) Chips (Phase 2 or 3) 

Ham and Dill Pickle Appetizer Bites (all phases, lots of suggested variations in the comments)

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds (all phases)

Shrimp with Mustard-Horseradish Sauce (all phases)

Celebrate Celery: Tasty and South Beach Diet Friendly Snack Ideas with Celery (all phases)

Roasted Figs with Goat cheese and Balsamic-Agave Glaze (a “once-in-a-while-treat” for phase 2 or phase 3)

Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Ham (all phases)

Sun-Dried Tomato Tapenade with Garlic and Herbs (phase 2 or 3 with pita or whole wheat bread)

Socca (Chickpea Flatbread Pancake from France – all phases) I thought chickpea flour was okay for phase one but I later learned that all flours are forbidden for phase one, so this would be phase 2 or 3.

Low-Glycemic and Gluten-Free Chickpea Crisps Appetizer – with or without Za’atar (phase 2 or 3)

Roasted Tomato, Basil, and Goat Cheese Holiday Spread (spread is all phases, with whole wheat crackers or pita bread, phase 2 or 3)

Grilled Tofu Satay with Peanut Sauce (phase 2 or 3)

Stuffed Mushrooms with Feta Cheese and Kalamata Olives (phase 2 or 3)

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) with Moroccan Spices (all phases)

Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans) Roasted with Tamari and Sea Salt (all phases)

My Favorite Recipes for Deviled Eggs and Interesting Deviled Egg Ideas from My Food Blogging Friends (check recipes for phase) 

Curried Stuffed Eggs (all phases)

Chipotle-Lime Deviled Eggs (all phases)

Tarragon-Mustard Deviled Eggs (all phases)

Shrimp-Wasabi Deviled Eggs and a Collection of Recipes for Deviled Eggs (Shrimp-Wasabi Deviled Eggs are all phases, check recipe for others)

Sriracha Deviled Eggs plus Ten More Interesting Ideas for Deviled Eggs (Sriracha Deviled Eggs are all phases, check recipe for others) 

Shrimp Cocktail with Low Sugar Cocktail Sauce (all phases)

Gluten-Free and South Beach Diet Friendly Baked Brown Rice Tortilla Chips (phase 2 or 3)

Deviled Ham Spread for Filling Celery or Pita, phase one for spread with celery, phase 2 or 3 with Pita

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella with Herbs (all phases)

Dips
Greek Yogurt and Tahini Dip for Tomatoes and Cucumbers (all phases)

Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip (all phases, use portion control)

Roasted Red Pepper Dip with Feta and Mint (all phases)

Southwestern Ranch Dip For Bell Pepper Strips or Veggies (all phases)

Grandma Denny’s From-Scratch Ranch-Style Vegetable Dip (Regular or Reduced Fat; all phases with reduced-fat ingredients and approved phase one vegetables)

Heart-Healthy Shrimp dip Served with Veggie Dippers (all phases)

Cilantro Salsa Dip Recipe (phase two or three)

World’s Best Tzatziki Sauce (all phases, served as a dip or as a sauce in Greek cuisine)

White Bean and Artichoke Dip with Whole Wheat Tortilla Chips (phase 2 or 3 with chips, all phases with celery or veggie dippers)

Diet Friendly Ranch-Style Dip: Greek Yogurt and Cottage Cheese Dip with Dill (all phases)

Cilantro-Lover’s Guacamole with Red Onion, Lime, and Chiles (all phases)

Hummus
Middle Eastern Beef and Hummus Pita Rounds (Phase Two or Three, although this is made with low-carb pita bread, so it’s pretty low in carbs)

Mediterranean Tostada with Hummus, Feta, and Kalamata Olives (phase 2 or 3)

Sweet Potato Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac (phase 2 or 3)

Hummus and Cucumber Appetizer Bites with Sesame Seeds (all phases) 

Black-Eyed Pea Hummus with Olive Oil and Sumac (all phases, but serve with celery or red pepper dippers for phase one) 

Mediterranean Salad with Hummus Dressing, Olives, Capers, and Feta (all phases)

Slow Roasted Tomato Hummus (beans are allowed for phase one, but with pita this would be phase two or three)

Parsley Hummus with Whole Wheat Pita Chips (phase 2 or 3 or phase one with celery)

Julia Child’s Brandade á la Soissonaise (Puree of White Beans with Garlic and Herbs – all phases but phase 2 or 3 with whole wheat pita bread)

Salsa
Ground Turkey Green Chile Soft Tacos with Black Bean Cilantro Salsa (Phase 2 or 3)

Lisa’s Cross-Cultural Salsa with Tomato, Avocado, Lime, and Feta (all phases)

Trina’s Low-Sugar Fresh Cranberry Salsa with Cilantro, Lime, and Jalapeno (phase 2 or 3 if made with Splenda or Stevia)

Mango Peperoncini Salsa with Red Bell Pepper, Lime, and Cilantro (phase 2 or 3)

Cilantro Salsa Dip Recipe (phase two or three)

Mango Salsa with Red Bell Pepper (phase two or three)

Warm Tomato-Tarragon Salsa (all phases)

Chimol Salsa (all phases, a condiment for steak)

Salsa Verde with Green Tomatoes, Avocados, and Cilantro (all phases, great on fish or chicken or as a salsa for fish tacos)

Avocado Salsa with Avocado, Red Onion, Cilantro, and Lime (all phases, great on Chili, would also be good on chicken or fish, or as a dip with pita chips)

Black Bean, Mango, Lime, and Cilantro Salsa (phase 2 or 3, great on fish or chicken)

Tomatillo and Black Bean Salsa with Avocado, Lime, and Cilantro (all phases, great on fish or chicken)

Tomatillo Salsa with Roasted Green Chiles, Cilantro, and Lime (all phases, great on fish or chicken)

Spicy Beef and Black Bean Soft Tacos with Cucumber, Tomato, and Lime Salsa (phase 2 or 3)

Lettuce, Cabbage, and Collards Wraps
15+ Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Wraps with Lettuce, Collards, and Cabbage

Buffalo Turkey Lettuce Wraps (all phases, but don’t overdo it on the crumbled blue cheese for Phase One.)

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Low-Carb Collards Wraps with Blue Cheese Coleslaw (all phases, but don’t overdo crumbled blue cheese for phase one)

Southwestern Turkey Collard Wraps (all phases)

Shrimp Cocktail Lettuce Cups (all phases with low-sugar ketchup) 

Turkey Picadillo Lettuce Wraps (all phases) 

Slow Cooker Pulled Chicken (or pork) Lettuce Wraps with Low-Sugar Barbecue Sauce (I would eat this for all phases if you use all sweetener and use low-sugar ketchup.)

Shrimp Salad Cabbage Cups (all phases)

Slow Cooker Spicy Shredded Chicken Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Avocado Salsa (tacos are all phases; other suggestions are phase 2 or 3)

Ground Beef Gyro Meatball Lettuce Wraps with Tzatziki and Tomatoes (all phases)

Quick Sriracha-Beef Lettuce Wraps (all phases) 

Tuna Salad Lettuce Wraps with Capers and Tomatoes (all phases)

Lettuce Wrap Fish Tacos with Spicy Cabbage Slaw and Avocado (all phases)

Asian Lettuce Wraps with Pork, Napa Cabbage, and Red Bell Pepper (all phases)

Thai-Inspired Turkey Mini-Meatball Lettuce Wraps (all phases)

Asian Lettuce Cups (or wraps) with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling (all phases)

Turkey Lettuce Wrap Tacos with Tomato-Avocado Salsa (all phases)

Chicken Lettuce Wraps by Rand (phase 2 or 3, due to the sugar in Hoisin Sauce)

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