Basque Beef Tenderloin Crostini, crusted with orange zest and chili powder -- Amazing appetizer or lunch for Phase 1! Sear the tenderloin without oil, and serve this on little squares of sprouted-grain toast. Try the Basque green sauce without oil, or just top these with sliced ripe figs -- yum.
Italian Sausage and Vegetable Soup -- The blogger from Tastes Lovely has a great story about how her boyfriend proposed after she served him this soup! Use nitrate-free chicken Italian sausage and quinoa instead of orzo pasta, and this soup works for Phase 3. Saute without oil, and it's Phase 1. It even has separate instructions for the slow cooker! Great all-purpose soup (serves 4).
Easy Burrito Salad -- a good "use-whatever-you've-got" lunch. Use 1 cup of brown rice and skip the avocado for Phase 1. You can use black beans, or leftover turkey or ground beef -- whatever you've got on hand. Try it with some pineapple on top (as shown) for a complete Phase 1 lunch.
Quick Chickpea and Sausage Minestrone is great for Phase 1, made with spelt or brown rice pasta and nitrate-free chicken or turkey sausage (skip the oil).