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South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for April 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)

Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro
Kalyn’s favorite Phase One Recipe this month was Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro.


I do consider Kalyn’s Kitchen to be more of a food blog than a diet blog, but I see from my stats reports that a lot of people come here looking for South Beach Diet recipes. Last month I decided to start doing an end-of-month round-up of tasty phase one recipes I’ve posted on Kalyn’s Kitchen or found on other food blogs during each month. Now you can find the South Beach Diet Phase One Monthly Recipe Round-Ups on their own page in the recipe archives. I hope this will be useful for people who might be starting the South Beach Diet and looking for good things to eat for phase one, but even if you’re not a dieter, you’ll find some delicious offerings here.

Sometimes I find a good recipe that could be South Beach friendly with just a tiny change to the recipe, so I’ll note those changes after the recipe link. I do assume that South Beach Dieters know to ignore things like croutons, potatoes, or rice but I’ll try to remind you if the recipe includes something like that which isn’t South Beach friendly (especially for phase one.) Here are the tasty phase one offerings I found this month, enjoy!

Phase One Appetizers and Condiments:
Double Dill South Beach Diet Friendly Tartar Sauce from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chipotle Lime Deviled Eggs from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Ricotta and Herb Stuffed Mushrooms from Eggs on Sunday
Spring Cheese Spread from Palachinka

Phase One Soups, Stews, and Chilis:
Pea and Spinach Soup from Souvlaki for the Soul (skip the croutons)
Mediterranean Eggplant Soup from Bleeding Espresso
Zero Points Asian Soup from A Veggie Venture (a Weight Watchers recipe which also works perfectly for phase one)

Phase One Salads and Salad Dressings:
Hearts of Palm Salad with Tomatoes, Olives, and Feta from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Spicy Mexican Slaw with Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Tuna and Iceberg Salad from Cooking By the Seat of my Pants
Egg Salad with Mozarella, Asparagus, Capers, and Pesto from Lucullian Delights
Kale and Hearty Salad from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs
Mixed Greens, Cilantro, and Purple Cabbage Salad from Gluten-Free Mommy
Lemony Asparagus Salad with Goat Cheese from Confections of a Foodie Bride
Sesame Chicken Salad from Coconut and Lime
Warm Spinach Salad with Roasted Garlic Dressing from Culinary in the Country
Fennel Remoulade from Cook (almost) Anything At Least Once
Salad of Grilled Shrimp and Wilted Mustard Greens from White on Rice Couple
Seafood Fennel Salad from Kits Chow

Phase One Vegetables:
Grilled Asparagus with Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Stir-Fried Spinach with Garlic and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Green Beans with Garam Masala Butter and Toasted Hazelnuts from Steamy Kitchen (use olive oil instead of butter, or half butter/half olive oil)
Spinach Mousse from Kits Chow
Asparagus with Asparagus Dip from Becks and Posh
Cauliflower Bell Pepper Masala from Daily Musings
Brussels Sprouts in Sour Cream Onion Sauce from Noshtalgia
Mustard Greens from Simply Recipes
Asparagus with Miso-Sesame Sauce from The Perfect Pantry
Soy Lemon Sauce for Broccoli from Peanut Butter Etoufee (replace sugar with Splenda)
Lemon Asparagus from The Cookbook Junkie
Asparagus Noodles from A Veggie Venture (trans-fat free margarine would be more South Beach friendly, but I’d splurge on the tiny bit of butter here)

Phase One Meat, Chicken, or Fish Entrees:
Pesto Fish with a Side of Green Beans by Gluten-Free Mommy
Sausage and Pepper Skewers from Green Lite Bites
Chicken with Basil and String Beans from Cooked From the Heart
Pan-Seared Tilapia with Avgolemono Sauce from Closet Cooking
Garlic-Lovin’ Salmon from Dine and Dish (substitute olive oil for butter)
Grilled Sausage with Peppers and Onions from Delish
Citrus Baked Snapper from Cookie Madness (skip the rice)
Wildly Aromatic Pork Chops from Food Stories (trim fat from pork chops and skip the salad)
Halibut and Red Pepper Souvlaki with Green Herb Sauce from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
Asian Infused Tilapia with Baby Bok Choy from Sidewalk Shoes (skip the rice for phase one)
Simple Flank Steak from Daily Unadventures in Cooking
Mushrooms Stuffed with Lamb from Farmgirl Fare
Moroccan Chicken from Kitchen Parade
Spetsofai (Sausage and Peppers) from Kalofagas – Greek Food and Beyond
Spicy Grilled Chicken with Ajwain from Tigers and Strawberries
Garlic Chicken with Balsamic Vinegar from Mele Cotte

Phase One Vegetarian Entrees:
Braised Lentils from Canela & Comino
Sauteed Tofu with Agretti and Cherry Tomatoes from Lucullian Delights
Rajma with Green Peppers from Ahaar (skip the potatoes)
Cumin Spiked Tofu from 101 Cookbooks
Baked Portabello Salad from Tasty Palettes
Pan-Fried Eggplant with Crumbled Feta from Leite’s Culinaria

Phase One Breakfasts:
Saturday Morning Egg Muffin Melts from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Zucchini and Eggs from Mediterranean Cooking in Alaska
Soft Scrambled Eggs with Fresh Ricotta and Chives from Eggs on Sunday

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    15 Comments on “South Beach Diet Phase One Recipes Round-Up for April 2008 (Low-Glycemic Recipes)”

  1. You are a lifesaver!! You have just made Phase 1 sooo much easier. I can’t thank you enough!!

  2. I love this! Thanks for including me!

  3. Excellent feature!


  4. Kalyn, all these recipes sound wonderful I can’t wait to start preparing some of them.

  5. Great round-up indeed! I’ve decided I need to watch my diet over the next few months, as I’m keen to lose couple of kilos, so healthy recipes are very much appreciated..

  6. Too funny, I saw this last night and thought “Bummer, I haven’t done enough healthy stuff for Kalyn this month!” and when I looked again saw my lentil link! I love that you do this, although I don’t focus on all healthy recipes, I love eating healthy things and need to make some changes…I will have to look over this more this weekend. Thanks!

  7. I’m so happy to know that people like this idea, thanks for the nice feedback everyone.

  8. I don’t do the South Beach Diet, but I love your round-ups! Everything sounds so good! You’ve done all the work of gathering all these wonderful recipes, and thanks for the link!

  9. You put so much effort into these round-ups Kalyn, they are so useful. I’m not a south beach dieter but I do watch my weight and it’s just nice to see a collection like this even if you aren’t on a diet. Thanks for including my pork chop, you are definitely right about trimming that fat off!

  10. I love all these recipes, they don’t sound like diet recipes at all! Thanks for including me.

  11. What an awesome idea Kalyn! And yes, even for us non-dieters, it’s good to have a place to find a bunch of healthy recipes that we *know* are delicious 🙂

    And thanks for the mention!

  12. Ah, you are such a dear! Using my pic like that…I am blushing. Great roundup! I come here almost daily for ideas! I appreciate all the hard work you put into these roundups.

  13. Hi Kalyn – thanks for the shout!

  14. I think I just found my menu for next month… and I’m not even on SBD. Everything sounds soooo good!

  15. What a great idea–thanks, Kalyn. I’m sure South Beachers appreciate the list, but so do us “other” dieters–I’m looking forward to trying out some of those salads and veggies! So glad to be included in this group.