Salad Bowls

Bowls whether in the form of a “burrito bowl”, “Buddha bowl”, or salad bowl have become very popular over the years. Rather than going out and buying one, these can be made very easily at home. Simply mix salad greens and vegetables on your plan as desired and combine with a protein component. Give variety to your plates by creating unique combinations using different dressings and spices. The recipe we want to share today uses grated carrots, cucumber, spring onion, green chili and baby spinach with beef tenderloin. For the meat, we simply seasoned it with salt and pepper, wrapped it in aluminium foil and braised it in the oven. The dressing is a simple vinaigrette.
Feel free to experiment with the ingredients on your plan to make tasty creations!

Apple-Oat Crumble with Walnuts

Eating a healthy and balanced diet, has a wide range of positive effects on your body including on your skin and hair. For example, apples contain valuable vitamins and nutrients that are important for healthy looking skin. The recipe below is a great way to incorporate apples into your diet.  

Ingredients (1 serving):
160 g (1 cup) of sour apples (e.g. Granny Smith)
30 g rolled oats
15 g butter
20 g chopped walnuts
Cinnamon
Vanilla
Lemon juice
Pinch of salt 

Preparation:
Cut the apple into small cubes or slices, mix with lemon juice and place into a small greased casserole dish. Combine the nuts and oats and then add together with the butter, salt, vanilla, and cinnamon. Gently work the mixture with your hands to form crumbles. Spread the mixture over the apple slices and bake at 300 °F (150 °C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Enjoy!

The crumble can be adapted to your own plan depending on the phase and food list. If you don’t have lemon on your plan, you can substitute lemon zest. Instead of oats you can also use rye flakes and some chia seeds.

Lentil Salad with Raspberries

Ingredients (1 serving):
1 serving of Beluga lentils
1 serving of vegetables according to your plan (e. g. 1/2 tomato, cucumber, artichoke hearts, iceberg lettuce)
1 tbsp. of chopped shallots 
1/2 chopped garlic clove
1 serving of fresh raspberries
2 tbsp. of fresh basil
1/2 tsp. of fresh lemon thyme
1/2 tsp. of vegetable stock
3 tbsp. of olive oil
2 tbsp. of apple vinegar
1 pinch of cayenne pepper 
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Boil the Beluga lentils until al dente and then rinse with cold water. Cut the vegetables of your choice into bite-sized pieces. To make the dressing, mix the spices and herbs the oil and vinegar. Add the lentils, vegetables, and raspberries in a bowl and then pour over the dressing. Mix thoroughly and enjoy! 

By the way: Raspberries do not only taste great, they are also rich in fiber and stimulate digestion.

Strawberry Season

From a botanical point of view, this is not actually a berry, because it has its seeds on the outside of the fruit rather than the inside. Strawberries are full of vitamins: They contain many B vitamins, folic acid, zinc, copper and even more vitamin C than oranges or lemons.

To mark the beginning of the strawberry season we put together a few tips!

◎ Strawberries should not be rinsed with a strong water jet, but rather be soaked in cold water for a few minutes.

◎ Drain the washed strawberries well or pat dry carefully.

◎ Always remove stems and leaves after washing, otherwise the aroma will be watered down.

◎ Strawberries taste best at room temperature, so make sure to take them out of the fridge 30 minutes before eating.

◎ Freeze some strawberries and then puree them with a mixer to make a fruity ice cream, the best refreshment in summer! Those who like to experiment can also add a few leaves of basil, which gives a very special, fresh kick.

Become A Coach 🍎

We hope you are enjoying your Memorial Day long weekend! As you come off this long weekend, we thought it would be the perfect opportunity to connect regarding our next Metabolic Balance® certification opportunity!

Below is a little more information about what a practitioner learns in our two-phase certification course work, designed to give you all the tools and tips you need to become a coach! The online portion of the training (Phase 1) can be completed at any time at your own pace! For Phase 2, we hold live, scheduled workshops throughout the year.

Phase 1: Online Training, comprising of 16 lessons
Phase 2: One-Day Live Workshop, Coach Certification Event

Online Training Lessons:
o The Principles-Metabolic Balance® Individualized Nutrition Method
o Overweight, obesity and the medical consequences
o What is the metabolism and its pathways?
o Energy metabolism
o Protein metabolism
o Cholesterol
o Blood sugar regulation
o Diabetes
o Metabolic Syndrome and its medical consequences
o The results and efficacy of the Metabolic Balance® Program

Live one-day Coaches Workshop:
o The Metabolic Balance nutrition strategy
o The Metabolic Balance study
o Nutritional Fundamentals
o Metabolic Balance® program overview
o The four phases and eight golden rules of Metabolic Balance®
o Metabolic Balance® portal introduction & nutrition plan entry
o Metabolic Balance® program execution (i.e: Intake forms, lab
testing, marketing material, etc)

WHY DO LEADING HEALTH & WELLNESS PRACTITIONERS PREFER THE METABOLIC BALANCE® METHOD?

o Highly effective and client centered
o Science-based Individually tailored nutrition plan
o Uses only natural wholesome foods!
o Professional coaching support
o Tested & tried techniques
o Low start-up cost
o Fast return of initial investment
o Easily adapted to existing or new practice
o Integrated system includes lab analysis

To learn more about becoming a coach or to sign up visit https://www.metabolic-balance.us/ or give us a call at 619-894-7893.

Metabolic Balance Certification

Are you Quarantined at Home?

Well then this is the perfect opportunity to become a certified Metabolic Balance® Coach!

Our two-step certification process can be fully completed online!

It includes:
1. Online Course via Metabolic Balance Training Institute (15-16 hrs).
2. Five Live Webinar Workshops.

Online training modules will give you an in depth knowledge about topics including energy and protein metabolism, blood sugar regulation, and diabetes. Live webinars will connect you with experienced coaches from our team that will help give you the tools and tips you need to start working with clients.

To learn more visit: https://www.metabolic-balance.us/
or e-mail us at us@metabolic-balance.com
or call us at 619.894.7893.

Emotional Eating

Is there anyone you know finding themselves “eating everything in the house” by noon?
Could it be that we are eating our feelings: Stress, Boredom, Anger, Anxiety and more?
We call it EMOTIONAL EATING!! Check out the video on our YouTube channel for some valuable tips to help all of us through these turbulent times.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UII5Q3QeDb0&fbclid=IwAR38qZfrzvlV0L1VYkMPHrL0_5b6EZ-Z6vckw40bRPXsL0cxXCRf1blJgrQ

The Importance of Nutrition

COVID-19, the disease that is caused by the new strain of coronavirus continues to dominate the news. This crisis has had wide reaching impacts on our lives and exposed just how important nutrition is in helping our bodies fight off disease. The article below explains the connection between diet-related diseases, inflammation, and COVID-19 and is an absolute must-read article.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/07/opinion/link-between-coronavirus-deaths-those-french-fries/?event=event25&fbclid=IwAR0lD8C7DOsHAfs0AAZgkYMGvxcf2QslSsYQDlqciI1xRLX-egkABhhra-s

Breakfast Idea

Sometimes the way you start your morning can set the tone for the rest of your day! One way to ensure your day gets off to a rockin’ start is through a delicious and nutritious breakfast such as the recipe below!

Take a slice of wholemeal rye bread and spread pureed/mashed avocado on top, add a sliced hard boiled egg and a few pomegranate seeds. Season with salt, pepper, and a few red pepper flakes.
This wonderful combination will keep you full for a long time and start your day off right!

Choose Your Path

Throughout life we often reach a metaphorical “fork in the road”, a moment in time where have to make a choice. Often times this can boil down to deciding between the comfortable and uncomfortable. When it comes making a decision about your health the same applies. Do you want take the road filled with different pills and drugs that may be “easy” and offers a short-term solution or do you want to choose a road that may be hard and uncomfortable at first but can lead to long term benefits?

At Metabolic Balance we help those who choose option 2! We offer tools and guidance to help you optimize your well-being and reap the long-term benefits of a well-rounded diet and healthy lifestyle.

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