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South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up: September 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Kalyn’s favorite phase one recipe for September 2008 was
Grilled Zucchini “Lasagna” with
Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce.

Lately when I post my monthly round-up of South Beach Diet phase one recipes for the previous month, I’ve been starting with a photo of my favorite phase one recipe from Kalyn’s Kitchen that month, and this time it was really hard to choose! There were so many good phase one options I posted in September. Now that school is in session it’s harder for me to keep up on other blogs, but I did find some good phase one recipes out on the web too. Sometimes I find things that can be easily made phase one, so those kinds of changes are noted.

Of course, I can’t find every good phase one recipe posted by a food blogger during the month! If you’re a blogger who’s posted a recipe lately that you think is phase one, check after the recipe list for instructions on how to send it to me and I’ll include it in next month’s round-up. 

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Pesto with Almonds, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Basil from Ms. Adventures in Italy
Grilled Eggplant with Roasted Red Pepper Tapenade from Food Blogga

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Zucchini and Yellow Squash Soup with Rosemary and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Italian Sausage and Zucchini Soup from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pork and Eggplant Soup with Tomato and Shiso from House of Annie

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Cannellini Beans in Mint Marinade from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Marinated Tomato Salad with Parsley and Marjoram Dressing from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Sweet Basil from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes, Olives, Basil, and Parsley from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spinach Salad with Tuna, Tomatoes, and Radishes for Paz from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Purslane Tomato Salad from Almost Turkish Recipes
Parsley Herb Salad from Bitten
Grated Fresh Zucchini Salad from The Feast Within
Cannellini Bean and Grape Tomato Salad with Lemon Dressing and Rosemary-Garlic Infused Olive Oil from Lisa’s Kitchen
Spinach, Feta, Kalamata, and Walnut Salad from Daily Unadventures in Cooking
Mushroom, Romano Bean, and Bean Sprout Salad from Kits Chow
Tomato and Tapenade Salad from Bitten

Phase One Vegetables
Pan-Fried White Eggplant with Onion, Caper, and Herb Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Yellow Summer Squash with Sage-Pecan Pesto from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini Ribbons with Pecorini Shavings and Truffle Oil from TasteFood

Phase One Casseroles or One Dish Entrees
Grilled Zucchini “Lasagna” with Italian Sausage, Tomato, and Basil Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini and Tomato Gratin from Pinch My Salt
Lima Bean Casserole Cassouley Crockpot Recipe from A Year of Crockpotting
Quick Beef Stir-Fry with Bell Peppers from Simply Recipes

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Sole Filets with Lemon-Caper Butter from Blue Kitchen (butter is not really recommended for South Beach, but I’d splurge on a tiny bit of butter for this dish)
Dee’s Green Curry Chicken with Eggplant from Choos and Chews (chicken breasts would be better for South Beach)
Tunisian Lamb, Chickpea, and Eggplant Stew from Tigers and Strawberries (obviously don’t serve over couscous for phase one)
Grilled Chicken Skewers from Bitten (use well-trimmed chicken thighs and turkey Italian Sausage for South Beach)
Sea Bass in Paper from Almost Turkish Recipes
Crockpot Fillet of Sole with Pesto from A Year of Crockpotting
Stir-Fried Lamb with Chile, Cumin, and Garlic from Bitten

Phase One Vegetarian Entrees
Pan-Fried White Eggplant with Onion, Caper, and Herb Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Cannellini Beans in Mint Marinade from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini and Tomato Gratin from Pinch My Salt
Okra Curry from 28 Cooks
Grilled Moussaka Pies from Palachinka
Eggplant and Bean Thai Curry from Kitchen Parade
Easy Courgette (Zucchini) Gratin from Thyme for Cooking
Roasted Eggplant with Tomato and Basil or “Basil Ghanouj” from Mental Masala

Phase One Breakfasts
Artichoke Frittata from Proud Italian Cook
Chevre (Goat Cheese) Souffle with Herbs from French Kitchen in America (could also be a brunch or dinner entree)
Zucchini Frittata for Two from The Perfect Pantry
French Bean (Long Bean) Omelet from Teczcape – An Escape to Food (could also be a brunch or dinner entree)
Crustless Swiss Chard Quiche from Columbus Foodie

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 can’t find every phase one recipe, so if you’re a food blogger who posted a recipe you think would be approved for phase one and I missed it, 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. (Please don’t leave recipe links in the comments. They will not be published.)
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    8 Comments on “South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up: September 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)”

  1. So glad people are liking the lists, but what I really love is that me posting this helps people realize what a sensible way of eating South Beach is!! And this is the *most* restrictive part of the diet.

  2. I did not know what I have been cooking makes it to the South Beach Diet :D….hmmm…diet is not such a bad thing after all :p

    Thanks for the link. I will be consciously cooking and see if I can submit anything the next time.

  3. Thank you for the links to all these recipes – including mine!

  4. Thanks for including my zucchini! As usual, a great roundup of recipes!

  5. I surprised at how many of these I’ve been using for inspiration this last month. You are always so extensive and complete.

  6. So many yummy things here! Can’t wait to try a few, I even seen mine! Thanks so much for the link Kalyn!

  7. So many great recipes! I can’t wait to try some of them. Thanks for putting the list together!

  8. Wow, thanks for all the hard work in going through all those recipes to come up with this list. Fantastic!