Oyster Mushroom Recipe – so yummy!

Always tastes good: our winter vegetables with oyster mushrooms

Ingredients:
1 serving vegetables (carrot, parsnip, Brussels sprout, onion)
1 serving oyster mushrooms
Spices: 1 clove of garlic, sea salt, fresh ground pepper, caraway, paprika
Herbs: chopped parsley
75 ml vegetable stock

Preparation:
Clean and wash the vegetables. Slice carrots into rings and the parsnip into fine sticks, quarter the Brussels sprouts. Peel garlic and chop finely. Blanch the vegetables briefly in salted water. Steam onion, garlic and caraway and add the blanched vegetables.
Do not wash oyster mushrooms, just clean them with a cloth or knife. Sauté oyster mushrooms with salt, pepper and paprika (no oil). Deglaze with some vegetable stock and cook gently for 10 minutes.
Add some of the oyster mushrooms and the broth to the vegetables. Puree with a blender. Add the remaining oyster mushrooms and plenty of chopped parsley on top and serve hot.

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Realistic Resolution

You’ve decided on some fab New Year resolutions for 2020. No more smoking, you’re going to bed earlier, you’re eating better and you’re definitely going to the gym …

Resolutions are great in the beginning when we’re determined and motivated. We may actually keep some of them going, while others soon disappear like footprints in the sand. Why is that? “In order to keep a good resolution, you need a plan” Birgit Funfack, co-founder of Metabolic Balance advises. “Any goal, whatever it is, needs to be well thought through and planned. But most importantly it needs to be realistic with a doable time frame. There is nothing more demotivating than to start something that’s doomed to failure because of bad planning. Real long-term success comes from getting on the right and most importantly, realistic path.”

“It’s realistic to want to lose 65 lbs (30 kg) in 12 months and because you’ve given yourself this time frame it’s so much easier to stay truly motivated until you get to your goal. If you were to say that you’re going to lose it in 2 months than that’s just not going to happen is it? … and, thus, when it doesn’t happen you can easily fall back into old eating habits.” 

Steady healthy weight reduction is the key! … with the right goal, the right plan, the right time frame and the right support, you know you can stick to it and keep that momentum going for as long as you need to reach your goal.

A great plan and believing in yourself are the key to successfully keeping a great and realistic resolution. Metabolic Balance is the ideal partner for your health resolutions for 2020. Whether you want to lose weight or simply feel healthier – contact us. We’re looking forward hearing from you!

Find a certified Metabolic Balance Coach or contact us at us@metabolicbalance.com

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One Apple A Day – Check-Out this Recipe!

We love our apple a day and we are always trying new ways to include it in our daily meals. Thus, we invite you to try this delicious leek gratin with apple and croutons.

You need for 1 serving:
1 serving feta
1 serving vegetables (leek, diced red onion, tomato)
1 apple
1 serving 100% rye bread
Herbs and spices: rock or sea salt, freshly ground pepper, 1 pinch ground Garam Masala, garlic oil, 1 tsp. oil

Preparation:
Preheat oven to 180°C (355°F). Clean and wash the leeks and cut into rings. Wash, core and slice the apple. Cut the feta into small cubes. Sauté the diced onion in oil, add the leek and some water, gently cook for about 3 minutes, stirring regularly. Add the chopped apple and season to taste. Layer everything into an ovenproof dish and sprinkle with feta. Place in a preheated oven and bake on the middle shelf for about 25-30 minutes until it has a golden brown crust. Toast the rye bread, spread with garlic oil, season with Garam Masala and cut into small cubes. Shortly before serving, spread the bread over the casserole and place briefly in the oven to warm through. Enjoy!

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What about Frozen Food?

One of the more common questions we get is about frozen foods. Can I use frozen meat, fish, vegetable or fruit? And how much should I have when it’s frozen? 

First, yes you can use frozen foods, as long as they contain no additives, fats or sauces – simply the pure food. We’ve seen, for example, commercial frozen fruit with added sugar. This would definitely not be allowed. So if you’re buying frozen foods, always check the label. If it’s a whole food that has been frozen soon after harvesting or preparing or one you have frozen it yourself, then it’s fine. With regards to quantities this is very simple. The amount of frozen fruit and frozen vegetables is exactly the same as allotted on your plan. When weighing frozen proteins such as fish, meat or seafood, you should always have an extra 25g more than listed in your plan, as there is a loss of water during thawing. For example: if you have 125g fish listed on your plan then you will need to have 150g of frozen fish.

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Reset your Metabolism

At the start of every new year, the team members at Metabolic Balance love to reset our metabolism. All the team members re-start with Phase 1 of our Metabolic Balance Nutrition Plans. The new year is simply a great time to start with renewed intentions after the fun and excesses of the Holiday Season. Are you joining us? 

All you need to do is get your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan off the shelf or get in touch with your coach and have an update plan created for you. Following your plan again can significantly increase your energy, vitality and quality of life. Do you remember how great you felt when you were following your plan closely last time?  Well wouldn’t it be fantastic to feel like that again to start 2020 in the best possible way? Thus, get off the couch and make it happen. You’ll be so happy you did. Here’s to the new you for the new decade!

If you have not found your coach yet, check out our list of certified Metabolic Balance Coaches!

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Today, the first day of a new decade is the best to look forward to 2020 and the new decade ahead. Metabolic Balance is a truly global company helping people learn to eat the right foods for them. Each country has it’s own food database and every one is united in our love for real food. We do unfortunately have many divisions in our world today but food is the universal experience. Sharing food is a truly wonderful way to connect and share time with others.
From everyone at Metabolic Balance global community, we wish you a truly joyous and united new year ahead!

“A New Year signifies new hope, new beginning, new opportunities, new perspective and ways of realizing our goals … !”

The Metabolic Balance Team wishes you and your loved ones a magnificent start into 2020. We wish you success with all your resolutions and New Year desires for prosperity and becoming the best you can be! Remember we are always here for you! Whether you want to improve your health or simply lose those extra pounds you’ve gained over the last year, be sure to get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you and becoming the best you can be! Remember we are always here for you! Whether you want to improve your health or simply lose those extra pounds you’ve gained over the last year, be sure to get in touch with us! We’d love to hear from you and help you truly succeed.

Happy New Year!!!

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Countdown to 2020

Once again, the countdown has begun to welcome the New Year. The champagne corks are ready to be popped, and around the world friends and families get together to welcome the new year – and new beginnings . It’s especially exciting as we welcome a whole new decade! We wish you all a wonderfully Happy New Year and would like to thank you for your support sharing our posts, likes and comments in the past year:  You’re fantastic!

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p.s.: Since we love our pets and wildlife – and know how scared they are of the loud noises of fireworks – we are glad that our picture is mute. Please consider people as well as animals who are scared.