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

Mashed CauliflowerKalyn’s Favorite Phase One Recipe for July 2008 was
Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese and Dill

I can hardly believe another month is ending, not to mention the fact that in just 18 days I’ll be going back to work (sob!) One of my goals with the monthly spotlight on phase one recipes from Kalyn’s Kitchen and other blogs is to show that phase one recipes aren’t really that hard to find. It must be true, because July was a busy month for me with trips to the Denny Family Campout and the BlogHer Conference in San Francisco, but I still managed to bookmark quite a few recipes. As always, I’m including things that can easily be made phase one, with those changes noted.

Of course, I realize many of my readers don’t care about the South Beach diet, but no matter what you like to eat I promise that you’ll see plenty of tasty ideas in these recipes I found in July!

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments
Herbed Fresh Mozarella from City Mama
Grilled Artichokes with Lemon Aioli from Closet Cooking
Smoked Salmon Spread from Columbus Foodie (serve on celery for phase one)
Zucchini, Tomato, and Mozarella Stacks from Thyme for Cooking
Sensational Sea Scallop “Sandwiches” from What We’re Eating
Cannelini Bean Dip or Spread from Peanut Butter Etouffe (serve with crudites for phase one, no carrots)
BLT Deviled Eggs (with bacon salt instead of bacon) from Running with Tweezers
Cilantro Zucchini Hummus from 28 Cooks (serve with crudites for phase one, no carrots)
Salsa Verde from 80 Breakfasts
Farinata (Chickpea Flatbread) with Zucchini Carpaccio Salad from We Are Never Full
Avocado Halves filled with Cannelini Bean Salad from Lucullian Delights

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis
Beef Stew Zuazua Style from Rachel’s Bite (skip the corn tortillas for South Beach Diet)
Cold Tomato Soup with Eggplant Garnish from Lucullian Delights
Baby Artichoke and Pepperoncini Soup from Scrumptious Street

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings
Chilled Wilted Tatsoi Salad with Sesame-Ginger Dressing from Kalyn’s Kitchen
White Bean and Roasted Red Pepper Salad with Roasted Tomato-Basil Dressing from Kalyn’s
Basil Vinaigrette for Drizzling on Tomatoes from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Green Bean Salad with Greek Olives and Feta Cheese from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Red Russian Kale and Red Cabbage Slaw from Kalyn’s Kitchen (use Splenda for phase one)
Grilled Vegetable Salad from Food on the Food
Zucchini Salad with Yogurt Dressing from Scrumptous Street
Tomato and Onion Salad from A Veggie Venture
3 Bean Salad from What Geeks Eat
Chickpea and Eggplant Salad with Fresh Tomatoes and Peppers from Lucullian Delights
North African Style Roasted Peppers and Tomato Salad from Kitchen Chick
Grilled Asparagus, Zucchini, and Halloumi Salad from Closet Cooking
Simple Thyme Vinaigrette from 28 Cooks
Zucchini and Chicken Salad from Sidewalk Shoes
Raw Broccoli Salad from Taste Buddies

Phase One Vegetables
Mashed Cauliflower with Cheese and Dill from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Roasted Zucchini with Green Onions, Feta Cheese, and Basil from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Tomatoes from Simply Recipes
Seared Radicchio from A Veggie Venture
Asparagus with Garam Masala, Butter, and Toasted Hazelnuts from Closet Cooking (sub olive oil for butter)
Sauteed Baby Squash with Basil and Feta from Taste and Tell
Ratatouille from Food Rockz
Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Grilled Sweet Onions from Christine Cooks
Spicy Spinach with Miso Sauce from Mochochocolata Rita (sub Splenda for sugar)
Greek Style Silky Braised Greens from A Mingling of Tastes (sub olive oil for butter)
Baked Tomatoes with Colby, Jack, and Basil from Cooking by the Seat of My Pants
Tunisian Style Greens and Beans from Cheap Healthy Good
Balsamic Glazed Cipollini Onions from Proud Italian Cook

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees
Carol’s Completely Fabulous Steak Marinade and Grilled Tri Tip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Grilled Skinless Chicken Thighs or Breasts with Asian Marinade from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chicken Souvlaki from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shrimp Ceviche from Simply Recipes
Halibut in Parchment with Squash and Onions from Cookthink
Curried Steaks with Black-Eyed Pea Salsa from Blue Kitchen
Salmon Kleftiko (wrapped salmon packets) from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
Oven-Baked Chicken with Feta Cheese from Nami Nami
Lamb and Vegetable Kabobs with Yogurt Dipping Sauce from Thyme for Cooking (replace sherry with vinegar for phase one, although this amount of sherry probably won’t matter)
Stir Fry of Broccoli, Red Pepper, and Shrimp from French Kitchen in America
Pork Souvlaki from Kalofagas
Grilled Salmon in Foil Over a Campfire from This Mama Cooks!
Tzatziki Shrimp Skewers from The Persnickety Palate
Mom’s Tofu and Beef from Delish (sub rice vinegar for rice wine)
Jalapeno, Cilantro, Cumin, and Lime Marinated Skirt Steak from Well Fed
Spicy Salmon Fillets with Fresh Herb Salsa from Cook Sister!
Salmon Provencal from Simply Recipes

Phase One Vegetarian Entrees
Zucchini Ricotta Cheesecake from 101 Cookbooks

Phase One Breakfasts
Kale Frittata from The Inquisitive Palate
Fried Eggs with Red Onion and Cheese from Bleeding Espresso

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, sugar, or any foods high in saturated fat. 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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    5 Comments on “South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up from July 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)”

  1. Hi Kalyn, thanks so much for including Taste Buddies in this!

  2. Kalyn, All these recipes are great and super flavorful, thank you and thanks for the link!

  3. This cauliflower recipe is fabulous! had never seen mashed ones before. I must most definitely try it.Meals at your place must be just wonderful.There is such fantastic selection.

  4. hey, I was looking for a recipe for breakfast that involved egg salad and I found the egg salad burrito recipe. It sounds great and I am going to try it on the family. Thanks for the great idea. I also took time to look over your blog and it is fabulous.

  5. I love mashed cauliflower, and your recipe kicks it up a notch! I’ve never tried it with dill and feta, and now, of course, I want to! These other recipe links are so helpful. That zucchini ricotta cheesecake, for example, sounds terrific!