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South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from August 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Kalyn’s Favorite Phase One Recipe for August 2008 is
Vegan Tomato Salad with
Cucumbers, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime

It’s a new month and time for a round-up of the phase one recipes I spotted on food blogs during the month that just ended. I want to start by confessing that I’ve been seriously distracted from reading blogs this month, first by trying to get the house/yard/garden in shape before school started, and then by actually having to go back to school! But even with a somewhat part-time effort I still managed to find quite a few tasty phase one options for anyone who might be starting the South Beach Diet (or doing a little diet tune-up.) As always, there may be a few recipes that can be easily made phase one with minor changes, and those will be noted.

If you’re a food blogger who posted a recipe in August that you think might be phase one friendly and I missed it, check after the recipe list for instructions on how to send me the link and I’ll include it next month.

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments

Market Street Grill Creamy Cucumber-Dill Sauce for Fish from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomatillo and Black Bean Salsa with Avocado, Lime, and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen
South Beach Beef Jerky from Homesick Texan
Roasted Jalapeno Hummus from Confections of a Foodie Bride (dip with celery or veggies)
Heirloom Tomato Salsa from Food Rockz
Turkish Yogurt Hummus from Lisa’s Kitchen (dip with celery or veggies)

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Courgette (Zucchini) Soup from The Culinary Chase
Buttermilk Cucumber Soup from Cheap Healthy Good
Cold Bean and Tomato Soup with Parsley and Cucumber from The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz (guest post by Ilva)
Cool Cucumber Soup from Eggs on Sunday

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Green Lentil and Red Pepper Salad with Red Onion, Mint, and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Marinated Zucchini Salad with Pine Nuts and Parmesan from The Culinary Chase
Joanne Weir’s Cucumber and Feta Salad from David Lebovitz
Cherry Tomato Salad from French Kitchen in America (skip the pinch of sugar)
Cucumber Salad from Coffee and Cornbread
Jerusalem Salad from A Veggie Venture
Beijing Cucumber Salad from Kits Chow (substitute splenda for sugar)
Cheese Tuna Stuffed Tomatoes from Culinarty
Grilled Shrimp Caesar Salad from The Culinary Chase

Phase One Vegetables
Georgette’s Greek Zucchini from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Val’s Kid Friendly Broiled Zucchini Rounds with Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tomatoes in Coconut Cream from Trembom – English Version (use low-fat coconut milk)
Indian Recipe for Cooking Greens from Evolving Tastes
Green Beans with Mushrooms from Thyme for Cooking (use olive oil in place of butter)
Grilled Eggplant with Tomatoes and Cheese from Technicolor Kitchen – English Version
Crockpot Refried Beans from A Year of Crockpotting
Ovenbaked Eggplant Slices with Caper and Parsley Oil from Lucullian Delights
Roasted Green Beans from Coffee and Cornbread
Caponata (Sicilian Eggplant) from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Cauliflower from Gluten-Free Goodness

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Nick’s Chipotle Grilled Shrimp with Black Bean Salsa from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Wild Salmon Roasted in Olive Oil from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baked Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Sage-Pecan Pesto and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Baby Bok Choy with Garlic and Shrimp from Rasa Malaysia
Green Beans with Sichuan Pork from Closet Cooking
Grilled Fish from Beyond Salmon
Coriander Chicken with Roasted Eggplant and Chile from Sidewalk Shoes
Chicken, Halloumi, and Preserved Lemon Skewers from Sidewalk Shoes (skip the pita and go easy on the Halloumi)
Grilled Scallops with Roasted Tomatoes and French Beans from Proud Italian Cook
Tuna Tartare from The Culinary Chase
Tuscan Pork Skewers from The Culinary Chase (skip the potatoes)
Lemon Basil Shrimp from Kitchen Parade
Mediterranean Eggplant with Crumbled Beef, Tomatoes and Mint from Karina’s Kitchen – Recipes from a Gluten-Free Goddess
Seared Black Cod with Sauteed Fennel and Tomato-Cucumber Salsa from Christine Cooks
Grilled Greek Lamb Chops from Swirling Notions (trim fat before grilling)
Garlic-Rubbed Steak with Grilled Spring Onions and Creamy Spring Onion Sauce from Coconut and Lime (choose steak with less than 10% fat for South Beach)
In-a-Pinch Stuffed Squash from A Chicken in Every Granny Cart

Phase One Vegetarian Entrees
Baked Eggplant with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce from Cheap Healthy Good
Quick Saute of Zucchini with Toasted Almonds and Pecorino from Kitchenography

Phase One Breakfasts
Garden Veggie Frittata with Chives and Parmesan 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 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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    13 Comments on “South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from August 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)”

  1. That’s a lovely salad, Kalyn. And thanks so much for the link. Happy back-to-school days!

  2. Thanks for including my Greek lamb chops in there, Kalyn! The rest sound delicious too . . .

  3. Some wonderful recipes here, even if you aren’t on the South Beath diet! Thanks Kalyn 🙂

  4. ok, that looks amazing! all of my favorite ingredients…tomatoes, avocado, and lime!

  5. Me and my husband saw this salad a few days back on your site and just kept drooling at it! it has got to be the best salad recipe ever:)

  6. Kalyn! Ooo that looks good, I had to stop by and I noticed that awesome image at the top of your page and it made me smile 🙂

  7. those are some great ideas! Thanks so much for taking the time to do a round up. And thanks so much for including me!

  8. Lovely Phase 1 round-up! And thank you for including one of my recipes. Have a good week at school, Kalyn- hope the transition to autumn goes smoothly.

  9. Sometimes I forget about making simple salads like this one. I will have to add it to my list so I don’t forget!

  10. I’m definitely making this salad. Thanks!

  11. OH, if only avocados were local fare here in Ohio. I grew up in South America and we ate avocados all the time. I LOVE them. We have a salad similar to this.

  12. wow. I’m not a vegetables lover but it seems like yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Your salad looks so fresh. It’s calling me so loudly, I think I’ll have to make it. Oh but it may have to be lemon but I think I can make do:)
    Wonderful links Kalyn.