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Lentil Tacos

lunch/dinner recipes Apr 26, 2018

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

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Baked Brussel Sprouts with Cheese

lunch/dinner recipes Mar 06, 2018

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...

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Apple-Cinnamon Compote

dessert recipes Feb 08, 2018

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.


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Apple Pancakes

breakfast recipes Feb 08, 2018

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 apple

1 portion eggs (2 eggs)

1 slice rye crisp bread (Rye Vita)

Cinnamon


wash, quarter,...

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Crunchy Yogurt with Fruit

breakfast recipes Feb 08, 2018

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...

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Eggs and Veggies Your Way

breakfast recipes Feb 08, 2018

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...

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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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