Cod with Shiitake-Bacon Crust and Arugula Salad (Use 18 oz. fish to serve 4) This is triple-whammy umami--shiitakes, bacon, and cod all deliver complex tastes. You can also use haddock or halibut.
Grilled Herb Turkey Breasts - simply omit the oil for Phases 1 and 2.
(Omit oil) 15-minute Grilled Tuna with Red Pepper Relish - also great with halibut. Try this over a bed of fresh arugula.
(Omit oil) Grilled Bison Strip Steaks with Sweet and Sour Onions -- something different (and outrageously tasty) for your cookout!
6-ingredient Sizzling Skirt Steak with Asparagus and Red Pepper - Omit oil and sub tamari for the fish sauce. The marinade tenderizes and gives intense flavor to the steak, resulting in a slightly caramelized crust.
Naturally Sweet Mint Lemonade is sweetened with xylitol, so it's a healthy way to refresh.
Ina Garten's 5-star Balsamic Roasted Beef - just 5 ingredients (including salt and pepper).
Sweet-Spiced Grilled Lamb Chops are done in 10 minutes! Serves 8.
(Use nitrate-free turkey bacon, and arrowroot in place of cornstarch) Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze
(Omit the bun for Phase 2) From our blog: These Spiced Turkey Burgers might just be the best we've ever had. FMD-er Sarah Kyllonen of St. Paul, Minn., won our reader recipe contest with this a couple of years ago, and we just keep coming back for more! Perfect for your July 4 cookout.
Easy Smoked Salmon Salad is easy to adapt for Phase 2: Omit avocado and oil, swap red bell pepper for tomato, and use 4 oz. nitrate-free turkey bacon to serve 2.
(Omit oil for Phase 2) Flank Steak with Caramelized Onions and Balsamic Glaze -- Serve with steamed broccoli or asparagus, and drizzle some of the glaze over the veggies.
From our blog: These fun and delicious Lemonade Cucumber Spa Popsicles are so great for the summer. You can’t go wrong with these and they’re so easy to make, you’ll need one in-hand at all times!
Magic Mushroom Powder -- The Oregonian calls it "a spice blend with a psychedelic-sounding name, and while it has no hallucinogenic powers, it truly is magic, adding much-desired umami to everything it touches."
Oil-Free Roasted Asparagus -- with balsamic, black pepper, and fresh herbs, the earthy taste of fresh spring asparagus really shines through.
(Sub 5 drops stevia for the maple syrup) Classic Dijon Dressing with lemon, thyme, and fresh dill -- the flavors of the French countryside. Livens up any raw or warm salad but also works well with roasted or grilled veggies, asparagus, and artichokes.
(Skip the sugar and oil, and use white balsamic vinegar) This simple German Cucumber salad is crunchy and refreshing. The leftovers taste great too.
From our blog: Get a whole day's worth of Phase 2 recipes (including our luscious Steak Stir-Fry) to build muscle and fire up your metabolism.
From our blog: FMD Rosemary-Infused Cucumber Lemonade is so cooling, calming and refreshing -- naturally sweet goodness for anytime, any phase.
(Swap 20-30 drops stevia for honey) Sweet with Heat Prepared Mustard - homemade in just a few seconds, with healthy ingredients you control.
How to Cook Fish and Chicken from Frozen. Yes, it really works and is perfectly safe too!
Easy Oven Fajitas for your Phase 2 Cinco de Mayo -- see our blog for more tailor-made Phase 2 recipes!
Ginger Chicken Stir-Fry with Asparagus (serves 5) - Use all of your usual FMD subs (grapeseed for canola, tamari for soy, arrowroot for cornstarch, stevia to taste instead of honey). Stir-fry in a nonstick pan instead of oil for Phase 2.
Vegans only: (Omit miso) Edamame Pate California Rolls are a perfect vegan Phase 2 meal for two! Roll in nori with red pepper and celery sticks.