Be a Priority in Your Life!

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Always remember – you have only one body. So treat it well and provide it with the right nutrients. Studies prove that a healthy diet is an important part of disease prevention.  So take care and stay healthy!

Contact a local Metabolic Balance Coach to acquire your Personal Nutrition Plan!

Prepare for Flu Season

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We’ll soon be in winter when the immune system is often at its weakest. If you get a cold, do remember that standard medications may not be the most appropriate when a natural immune booster may be a better choice. Many medicinal plants also block infections, strengthen the immune system and alleviate inflammation. For example, ginger and thyme have an expectorant effect, eucalyptus oil relieves coughing and echinacea and sea buckthorn strengthen the immune system. At the onset of a cold it certainly makes sense to start with natural remedies. However, if you don’t feel better after a few days, you should see your health care provider.

Zwiebelkuchen (German “onion pie”)

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A different kind of Onion Pie (Zwiebelkuchen)!

You need:
1 serving vegetables (e.g. an onion and root vegetables like carrots or celery)
1 egg
a little oil
Spices: salt, pepper and basil

Preparation:
Preheat the oven to 180°C (355°F). Peel the onion, chop into small pieces and gently saute in some oil until translucent. Season with salt, pepper and basil and leave to cool down. Pour a little water into a baking dish. Peel your selection of root vegetables, cut them into thin slices with the peeler and arrange in the prepared baking dish. Gently beat the egg and combine with the onions. Pour the egg mixture onto the root vegetables. Bake in the oven at 180°C (355°F) for approx. 15-20 minutes. 

Enjoy!

Almonds – A Power House

Almonds are so much more than just a snack or baking ingredient – of course our Metabolic Balancers have known this for a long time. The tasty nuts are rich in protein, minerals and B vitamins. They protect against cardiovascular diseases and, according to some studies, even prevent diabetes. Their cholesterol-lowering effect is also well researched and documented. Thus, we can say, eating these tasty nuts regularly is one of your go-to foods. However, it is important to soak them for a few hours beforehand – preferably overnight. This reduces inhibitors and enables your digestion to break down and absorb nutrients much easier and better. By doing so, almonds are even tastier!

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Check out our Mandelade-Recipes (Almond-SunflowerSeed-Mix) on our Recipe Blog or watch this video!

Pumpkin Gratin Recipe

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Here is another wonderful pumpkin recipe: Pumpkin gratin is a real culinary delight:

Ingredients:
1 serving mozzarella
1 serving vegetables (pumpkin, spring onions)
Spices: salt, freshly ground pepper, curry

Preparation:
Wash and clean the vegetables and cut them into slices or fine rings. Cut mozzarella into thin slices. Put the pumpkin slices into a casserole and season to taste. Bake in the oven at 200°C (395°F) for about 15 minutes. Cover with mozzarella and bake for another 5 minutes. Sprinkle with spring onions. Enjoy!

Nutrient-Packed Celery Root

Did you know that celery root is packed with great nutrients? Also known as celeriac, German Celery or knob celery is a fabulous autumn vegetable. It has a high proportion of essential oils, which give celeriac it’s distinct aroma. Celeriac has a high content of potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. In addition, B complex vitamins and vitamins C, E and A make it particularly valuable from a nutritional point of view. 

Continue to put celery root on your menu. It can be enjoyed in soups, stews, fried as pancake or raw in salads; it’s great as a side dish, mashed or pureed.

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A Fall Highlight: Cabbage-Apple-Recipe

Today we enjoy a wonderful fruity savoy cabbage dish perfect for cooler fall evenings.

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You need:
1 serving chicken breast
1 serving savoy cabbage
1 apple
Spices: sea salt, black pepper, turmeric, ground caraway, 1 pinch of cinnamon, some (fresh) ginger
75 ml vegetable broth
1 TBsp. (rapeseed) oil
Apple cider vinegar
Herbs: parsley

Preparation: Wash the chicken breast, pat dry and cut into thin strips. Clean the savoy cabbage, cut into thin strips, wash and drain. Wash apple, remove the core, quarter and cut into thin slices. Wash parsley, shake dry and chop finely. Brown chicken breast in oil, and season to taste. Remove from the pan and set aside. Place the savoy cabbage in the pot, sauté and season well, deglaze with vegetable broth and simmer gently. When there’s only a little liquid left in pot, season the cabbage, add the apple slices, cooked chicken breast and chopped parsley, bring again to the boil and serve. Enjoy!