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Phase 2 Recipes


Here you will find mostly salads. However, soup also makes a good lunch, as do leftovers from the previous evening's meal. You can add sandwiches in Phase 2. Be creative, just use ingredients from the Phase 1 and Phase 2 Foods to Enjoy lists. 

In addition to the recipes and ideas on this page, see:


Phase 1 Soups with Meat

Phase 1 Soups—Meatless

Phase 2 Soups

Bean Salads for all Phases

Phase 2 Sandwich Recipes

Continue using Phase 1 lunches

Most of these recipes can be adjusted as desired for more or less servings.

Some are suitable for packing and taking to work,

others are best made just before eating.

Chunky Chicken-Apple Salad

Two to three servings.


1 pkg. (6 oz.) Oven Roasted Chicken Breast Cuts

3 tablespoons chopped pecans or chopped walnuts

1 medium apple, chopped

1 small celery stalk, chopped

1/4 cup mayonnaise (low or no sugar)

1/4 tsp. lemon juice (optional)


MIX all ingredients until well blended.


Note: Can use other brand mayo, can use leftover chicken breast, can use other brand of pecans or walnuts, but be sure they’re of good quality. 

Easy Chicken Waldorf Salad


1/4 cup mayonnaise (low or no sugar)

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

6 ounces grilled chicken, cut up*

1 cup chopped or thinly sliced celery

1 cup chopped apple

1/4 cup chopped, dried apricots

1/4 cup walnut pieces


Mix mayo and lemon juice in large bowl. Add chicken, celery, apple, apricots, and walnuts; mix lightly. Cover. Refrigerate several hours or until chilled.


*Note: Can use 1 pkg. (6 oz.) LOUIS RICH Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, cut up

Chicken Salad with Mandarin Oranges
One serving.
2 to 3 cups romaine lettuce
1/2 cup Mandarin orange sections (canned is okay if you rinse and drain)
1 to 2 tablespoons toasted sliced almonds
4 oz grilled chicken (cut into bite-sized pieces)
Dressing (one serving):
1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 packet Splenda
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (toast if desired)


Arrange salad ingredients in bowl. Mix dressing ingredients in a shaker and pour over salad.

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Recipe Pages—All Phases (1, 2, and 3)

Phase 1 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

    Phase 1 Breakfasts Phase 1 Lunches 

 Phase 1 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 1 Main Dishes—Chicken Phase 1 Main Dishes—Fish 

 Phase 1 Main Dishes—Turkey Phase 1 Main Dishes—Meatless 

 Phase 1 Vegetables Phase 1 Legumes

Phase 1 Soups with Meat Phase 1 Soups—Meatless

Phase 1 Salads—Main Phase 1 Salads—Side Phase 1 Salad Dressings

 Phase 1 Desserts Phase 1 Snacks


Recipe Pages—Phases 2 and 3

Phase 2 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

Phase 2 Breakfasts Phase 2 Lunches 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 2 Main Dishes—Chicken Phase 2 Main Dishes—Fish 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Turkey Phase 2 Main Dishes—Meatless 

 Phase 2 Main Dishes—Pasta ~  Phase 2 Legumes & Grains

Phase 2 Vegetables Phase 2 Soups-Meat ~ Phase 2 Soups-Meatless

  Phase 2 Salads—Main Phase 2 Salads—Side Phase 2 Salad Dressings

Phase 2 Desserts ~  Phase 2 Snacks Phase 2 Breads & Bread Products


Recipe Pages—Phase 3

Phase 3 List of Foods to Enjoy and Foods to Avoid

Phase 3 Breakfasts 

Phase 3 Main Dishes—Beef Phase 3 Main Dishes—Fish ~  Phase 3 Main Dishes—Turkey  

 Phase 3 Vegetables ~  Phase 3 Salads—Side Phase 3 Salads—Main Phase 3 Salad Dressings

 Phase 3 Desserts Phase 3 Snacks Phase 3 Breads & Bread Products


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