Chickpeas

Chickpeas are becoming more and more popular. The beige-yellow legumes – in India they are also red, brown and black varieties – taste slightly nutty and are available either dried or pre-cooked in cans. Hummus is not the only way they can be used, chickpea flour can be used in many ways. It is, for example, the basis for falafel or chickpea pasta, which you can enjoy with Metabolic Balance from phase 3 onwards. The tasty legumes have a particularly high proportion of essential amino acids. Their content of potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium and iron is above average and they contain a lot of vitamin A and B – a real superfood!

Tip: Did you know that aquafaba, the liquid from the can of beans, can be whipped just like egg whites? It can be used in baking to make meringues or baked goods such as muffins.

Eggs

Eggs are simple. There are white and brown eggs but for the most part they are all created equal. Well this is actually wrong! Today we want to highlight how important it is to know the difference between how eggs are produced. Most eggs are labeled one of three ways: cage free, free-range, or pasture raised.

Cage-free simply means that chickens don’t live in cages but there are no specific requirements as to how much space they are given. In most cases cage-free chickens live in barns or indoor facilities.

Free-range means that chickens live in a space where they could access the outdoors but often times these are just small doors. If barns are crowded some chickens may never be able to access the outside.

Pasture raised is the most humane condition and means that chickens have at least 108 sq. feet of outside space.

The next time you buy eggs consider choosing organic, pasture raised eggs!

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Life is Too Short

“Life is too short for someday.”

The right nutrition plays an important role, not only for our body, but also for the mind. Healthy foods increase the capabilities of our brain. We feel more youthful, fit, quick-witted and can keep up with the pace of everyday life. In short, with Metabolic Balance you bring yourself and your body back into the right balance and you have a lot of fun!

Rather than wait for someday, make the choice to optimize your health today!

Spinach and Cranberry with Sheep’s Cheese

In order to get your protein, meat does not always have to be on the menu. Sheep’s cheese, for example, tastes really wonderful in combination with spinach and is a great source of protein. Check out this delicious recipe that incorporates sweet and savory! 

Ingredients:
1 serving of sheep’s cheese
1 serving of spinach
1 serving of cranberries
1 garlic clove
Onion
Vegetable broth
Freshly grated nutmeg
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the sheep’s cheese into fine cubes. Wash the spinach, cook it for a 1 minute in boiling water, and then allow to cool in an ice bath. Drain in a sieve, squeeze and cut roughly. Sauté the onion cubes in a little water and add the chopped garlic and spinach. Season with broth, nutmeg, salt and pepper and stir in the sheep’s cheese and cranberries. Serve and enjoy!

Bitter Melon

Bitter melon is a tropical fruit-vegetable that is widely used in Asian cuisine. It has a unique exterior and has a crunchy texture similar to a cucumber or bell pepper but with a bitter taste. It is readily used in soups, stir-fries, and teas. Not only is it a unique ingredient but it also has some amazing health benefits. Check out the list below to learn more!

  • Drinking bitter melon juice can help alleviate liver problems as it stimulates the liver to secrete bile acids.
  • Bitter melon juice has both anti-oxidant and anti-microbial properties.
  • Bitter melon is a great source of dietary fiber and can help relieve indigestion and constipation.
  • It is a great source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C which are important for skin health and immunity, respectively.

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Find Your Way

One of the greatest aspects of Metabolic Balance is the results it can bring. Check out this great testimonial from Sandra who describes how Metabolic Balance has changed her life.

“In the beginning it was a big change because everything was so new. However, after a short time, I was on the right track to my goal. I felt very uncomfortable in my body. I had no self-esteem. In addition to the great weight loss, my mental state is the biggest change. I have regained much more joy in life and I radiate it, too. ” – Sandra G. , 28 years old

Take the first STEP towards more health, well-being & vitality!

Spinach and Fried Eggs

Yesterday we talked about the classic combination of pairing spinach with fried eggs. It doesn’t only taste good, but can also be combined with other ingredients, depending on your preferences. 

Ingredients:
1 serving of spinach
Red onion
1 garlic clove
1 serving of eggs
Freshly grated ginger
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Wash and dry the spinach. Dice the onion, garlic and ginger finely and fry in a pan on low heat. Then add the spinach and cook until it has completely wilted. Season with salt and pepper. In a separate pan prepare fried eggs to your liking. Serve the eggs over the spinach and enjoy!

Spinach

Let’s talk spinach! As kids many of us probably were not a big fan of this leafy, green vegetable.

Spinach is not only delicious but also packed with nutrients. In addition to a comparatively high iron content, it contains minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium. It is also rich in vitamins B and C. Especially in the kitchen, spinach is extremely versatile. It can be used in many ways, whether in salads, as pesto or quite classically in combination with a fried egg. Consider trying a new way to use this great vegetable!

Optimize Your Time

Time and opportunities are so important. Time skips on past and being healthy and well means you can cherish your time and seize great opportunities.

One way to get the most out of your time is to be as healthy as you can be. Metabolic Balance is a program that can help you optimize your health! To learn more visit our website or send us a message on Facebook.

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Achieve Your Goals

With your personal Metabolic Balance nutrition plan and one-on-one coaching you can achieve your feel-good weight – the weight with which your body feels best. This program is based on peer reviewed science and scientific principles. Our plan can help you lose weight and regain confidence in your body!