This week’s recipe is brought to you by Ingrid F., one of the amazing 7500+ members of our Facebook group. There are many fabulous bloggers and recipe creators in this group! Ingrid’s blog is one of our favorites since many of her recipes are AH friendly. This recipe is a phase 1 adaption of Chef Dawn’s Beef and Barley stew from the Always Hungry? Book.
We always encourage creativity in the kitchen and we love seeing how readers have adapted the recipes to better fit their lifestyle. This is an excellent example of a reader taking one of our recipes and converting it into something that works for them!
Convert Phase 2 Recipe to a Phase 1 Recipe
When converting a recipe from phase 2 to phase 1, remember that carbohydrates need to go down a bit and fat needs to move up a bit. Whole kernel grains and starchy vegetables in a Phase 2 recipe should be swapped for beans, non-starchy vegetables, or non-tropical fruit in order to create a phase 1 meal. The cheat sheets for Phase 1 and Phase 2 should help as you begin playing around in your own kitchen.
A good general rule is to create your meal around a 4 to 6 ounce serving of protein, adding lots of non-starchy veggies, a good quality source of fat (more or less depending on the fat content of your protein), and natural carbs from beans, fruit, and (depending on whether you’re forming a phase 1 or phase 2 meal) starchy vegetables or whole kernel grains.