I don't know about you, but I love mushrooms. They take me back to my childhood, when my grandparents took me mushroom hunting in the woods. I loved the smells of the moist German forest and I relished in all the different types of mushrooms we'd find. Now I rely on Whole Foods to carry mushrooms but I miss finding them myself.
Mushrooms are a super protein, they are versatile and just down right delicious. I love sautéing them in coconut oil and then adding them as my plant protein to...
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Legumes, such as lentils and beans are an easy to make and versatile protein option while doing your Metabolic Balance® program. They are easy to cook in batches, they store well and can be spiced to your taste. I used black lentils because they don't need to be soaked and can cook while I do other things.
Here is what you need:
your choice and amount of legumes, as listed on your Metabolic Balance® plan
romaine lettuce and tomatoes, or a combination of other vegetables
Simple meals always do the trick for me. They allow me to really taste and appreciate just a few foods at a time and they make it easy for my body to digest. Works for me!
Here is what you need:
one serving size Brussel sprouts, cleaned and outer leaves removed
one serving size cheese, grated
1-2 tbs olive oil
Briefly boil the cleaned Brussel sprouts until barely tender
Spread the Brussels on a lined baking sheet
Gently smash the Brussels with the bottom of a glass jar
Sprinkle with grated...
I don’t know about you, but I love apples. I like them raw and as they come but when I feel like I need a dessert, I like to cook them with just a bit of ghee or coconut oil and a good dash of cinnamon and I instantly feel wrapped into the loving embrace of a healthy comfort food. I find this dessert so delicious that I have to share it with you. Adding a good amount of healthy fats makes this compote very satisfying, as simple and as nourishing as it is. No extra sugar needed.
Who doesn’t love pancakes? These are Metabolic Balance ® friendly, perfectly balanced, yummy and a great way to stay on your plan. They are also easy to cook ahead of time and make a few batches. My kids love these and they are easy for me to prepare ahead of time for those busy mornings or even as a lunch on the go. Enjoy with a dash of cinnamon.
What you need for one recipe:
1 portion eggs (2 eggs)
1 slice rye crisp bread (Rye Vita)
I don’t know about you, but I LOVE crunchy anything. I also love yogurt for breakfast, whenever I eat a good yogurt (I prefer am organic, whole milk Greek yogurt) with fruit and a dash of cinnamon, I feel so connected to my German ancestors. Yogurt, fruit and a bit of crunchy bread gives me a really good, wholesome start to the day and I feel good about eating something cultured so I get my natural probiotics too! Apple goes well with the crunch of the rye crips bread, but any fruit you...
I love to start my day with eggs and veggies. You can be really creative here and combining eggs - your way with a variety of vegetables, is a nutritional powerhouse to get the perfect combination of proteins and veggies PLUS both are quick and easy to make. I prefer leafy green vegetables, like kale, chard and collard greens. I use coconut oil for a quick sautée, I poor my beaten eggs over the top or make an omelet and voila, breakfast is ready and I feel really good about getting my...
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...
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...