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How About a Month of Daily Phase One Recipes to Start the New Year!

It’s time for Phase One Recipes like these Asian Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Ground Turkey Filling And if you’re thinking about doing Phase One this month, this post can help you find those recipes.

When the calendar flips to a new year, lots of us take stock of our lives and decide what needs to change. And I can tell from my blog stats that every year many people do a return to Phase One of the (original) South Beach Diet for a few weeks. I started Kalyn’s Kitchen in 2005 after I’d lost 42 pounds on the South Beach Diet and was excited to share the recipes that helped me do it. This post was written many (many!) years ago as an introduction to  a year when I posted a Phase One recipe every day for a whole month.

But the information that was originally posted here has to be updated. First The South Beach Diet was sold in 2016 to a company that now sells packaged food, and they somewhat re-did the diet. And then in 2017 I switched my blog to WordPress, which meant my old system of linking all these South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes together was no longer operational.

But no fear, you can still use this page to guide you to Phase One Recipes for the original diet plan before 2016, and many are still good for the current South Beach Diet.

Click this link for the index of South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes.

Click this link for the index of South Beach Diet Phase Two Recipes.

See more posts that might be helpful in this page about South Beach Diet info.

My blog now features recipes for varied types of Carb-Conscious Diets, with the recipes sorted by diet in the Diet-Type Index. If you’d like to follow my blog in other ways, here’s how to do that: 



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    59 Comments on “How About a Month of Daily Phase One Recipes to Start the New Year!”

  1. Hi Kalyn,
    Thanks. I also need a kick in the Phase One pants, and I'm going to work right along with you to get back to where I know I should (can?) be! BTW, I love those lettuce cups with the spicy turkey filling. Great place to start!

  2. Looking forward to getting back on track w/ healthy eating this week. I'll be dropping in for lots of inspiration! Happy New Year, Kalyn!

  3. I've never done South Beach, but I've followed your blog long enough to know that you can do phase one and still enjoy amazing food. Loved your recent phase one soup post, and I have a couple on my list of recipes to try!

  4. Happy Healthy delicious New Year!

  5. I'd love to drop some weight in the new year, so I'll be anxiously awaiting your posts. Happy New Year!

  6. Kalyn – I am looking forward to seeing your daily Phase One posts, it will help keep all of us on track too!

  7. This Asian wrap dish with turkey looks so delicious. Thanks for the inspiring dish. Wishing you happy and healthy 2012!

  8. This is just terrific. I admire your forthrightness (who can't relate?) and though I have a mostly healthy diet and have not gained enough weight for people to notice (I hide it well) my clothes are tight and I need to drop down to size. This just makes it so much easier. It's not so much of a new year's resolution, as an opportunity to be conscious of what goes in one's mouth! No question the new year is as good a place to start as any, especially since it is upon us! Thanks, Kalyn

  9. Go team Kalyn! I'm putting a better, healthier diet at the top of my resolution list so your January posts will be much savored at my home I'm sure. Thank you for sharing your struggles, we all have them, and coming together is a fabulous way to propel us all toward our goals. XO in the NY!

  10. Thank you everyone for the nice words and support. I am really looking forward to getting back on track!

  11. Ah – been there and done that. More than once. I'm a big fan of SBD and it works for me. But sometimes I forget that little fact and start slipping myself. Sigh.

  12. You have helped so many and now we all can help you. Thank you for your honest post and keeping it real – we all have struggles and so many factors play into weight loss/maintenance. I think this blog is such a great "meeting place" for those of us on South Beach – terrific recipes and kind/intelligent support = success!
    We'll get back on track together! All the best in 2012! Greg

  13. Happy New Year, Kalyn! Wishing you good health, happiness and success in all your goals! Best, T.W.

  14. My daughter and I love your recipes and I have made you red beans and rice more than once!

  15. January is a wonderful time to recommit to healthy eating and weight loss. Thanks for inspiring all of us.

  16. Kalyn, I too have gained too much weight in 2011 and resolve to lose it this year. I am thrilled to have you as a resource. I am committing to the South Beach Diet and it will be a pleasure to use your wonderful recipes. Happy New Year and good luck to us all!

    @hbludman (on Twitter)

  17. It's hard to admit something like that to, essentially, the world, but I'm so glad you did! I'm trying to lose 20 pounds this year to get back to a happy weight and knowing that I'm not alone and have the support of so many is definitely helpful.

    We can do this, Kalyn!

  18. Kalyn thanks for sharing your dilemma, after Christmas and several family birthdays this week, I'm ready to try as many of your January phase one recipes as are suited to our summer conditions. Here's to being consistent with wise choices in 2012! Happy New Year.

  19. Kalyn you must be so much healthier than me – your blog is a constant source of inspiration. Have a great 2012!

  20. I'm looking forward to this month! What a great idea. I wish you the best in your goals to get back on track. I'm working on that myself.