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Ham and Veggies

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

I have to admit, I love the simplicity of the Metabolic Balance® meals. But then I am a fan of simple anything. I love the concept of one simple protein per meal, I add complexity by being creative with my vegetable-lettuce combinations and I always have a delicious dressing. The simplicity of the meals allows me to really taste all the flavors and I never feel stuffed or too full and my body likes it, because she can focus on digesting one protein at a time. For this meal, ham is the...

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Milk-Oat-Fruit Smoothie

breakfast recipes Feb 08, 2018

This is probably one of my favorites. Easy to make, I use seasonal and whichever fruits my plan allows. Your imagination can run wild here, papaya makes a great fruit for this drink. I especially love the inclusion of oats, they add a bit more substance to this smoothie and adding some good fats make this a well rounded, healthy and satisfying breakfast option. Also great for those on the go.

 



Here is what you need:

 1 portion milk: cow, goat or soy

1 portion fruit

1 portion oats

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Roasted Garbanzo Beans

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

Garbanzo beans, or any other beans on your Metabolic Balance® plan are a fun, easy and versatilely way to get your beans and make them tasty and easy to pack for the food on the go-meal. My daughter decided to spice and roast them in the oven, she takes them to school her main lunch protein. They came out super delicious and were so easy to make, we decided to make a big batch and have them around as a snack too.


Here is what you need:

1 portion beans, either cooked or canned, we used...

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Simple Animal Protein and Veggies

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

I am a big fan of keeping things simple, yet yummy and satisfying. Being a single mom and often cooking several different meals, I need simplicity to stay sane while cooking yummy and healthy meals quickly. Metabolic Balance®  gives me the energy to do just that, and while I can appreciate a more complex meal, my body really resonates more with a simple meal. Here is one idea:


Here is what you need:

1 portion chicken

1 portion vegetables or salad or a combination of both, prepared...

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Tofu-Dip

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

Many people aren’t too familiar with tofu. Tofu is one of those versatile, can’t go wrong plant-proteins. I always make sure I buy organic and if you can find it, I’d recommend you get organic and sprouted tofu. Having the tofu sprouted makes it easier for the body to break down. Tofu doesn’t have much of it’s own flavor, you can really add tasty spices. One trick I use: I squeeze my tofu between a few sheets of paper towel to get rid off some of the water before...

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White Bean Dip

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

Beans are another source of an easy, plant-based protein. Many come in cans, which makes them easy to have around, and if you prefer to use dried beans and cook them yourself, even better. Bottom line is: they are easy to store and use as they keep well. This bean dip can be prepared with any kind of bean that is listed on your plan. Again, it’s an easy recipe to batch, and take with you. I love to add fresh herbs to this and image myself somewhere in the Mediterranean, over looking the...

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Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie

breakfast recipes Feb 08, 2018

Yogurt-Fruit Smoothie

This smoothie is a super easy way to start your day. You can use fresh or frozen fruits. I don’t like my smoothies too cold, so I defrost my frozen fruits overnight in the fridge. I like to use: mango, papaya, pear, apple, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, melon or strawberries. Yogurt is a natural probiotic food and is well balanced with proteins and good fats, make sure to always use full fat dairy. You can use cow, goat, sheep or soy yogurt, see which...

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Nut and Seed-Veggie-Herb Spread

lunch/dinner recipes Feb 08, 2018

I cannot say enough good things about this easy recipe. You can be really creative here, use seasonal, yummy veggies, such as avocado, tomatoes, pumpkin, or blanched spinach. This one never gets boring and is easy to pack if you’re on the go. It’s a perfect spread for your bread. 


Here is what you need:

1 portion nut/seed mixture

1 portion vegetables, I used avocado and tomatoes 

salt, pepper to taste

1 tbs olive oil

1/4 tsp dried vegetable broth (Seitenbacher) or other...

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Your Questions about Nutritional Yeast, Answered!

inspiration Dec 29, 2017

Nutritional Yeast is one of those unpretentious, easy to overlook superfoods.

I am all about finding and using high quality foods and adding more nutrient density to our foods to give our bodies more nutrition to thrive. So many of our foods (even organic ones!) contain less nutrients due to over farming and harvesting practices. Most fruits and veggies get harvested before they are at peak ripeness and then get transported all over the world.

Nutritional yeast is one of those powerhouse...

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Apple-Mandelade-Müsli

breakfast recipes Dec 04, 2017

This is a very traditional breakfast idea, many Europeans love Müsli for breakfast. Since you’ll be soaking the nuts and seeds overnight, it’s super fast and easy to make and packed with great nutrition, balanced proteins and carbs and a solid foundation to start your day.


Recipe:

1 portion almonds 30 grams

1 portion sunflower seeds 20 grams

1 portion fruit: you can chose any fruit from your plan, but the apple goes really well with this

a pinch cinnamon or spice of your...

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