Rhubarb Soup

Although rhubarb is often associated with sweet foods, rhubarb is also delicious in savory dishes.

Ingredients:
1 serving of chicken
1 serving of vegetables (rhubarb, carrots and onions)
3/4 cup (200 mL) vegetable stock
Salt and pepper 

Preparation:
Cut the chicken into cubes. Cut the onions and rhubarb into slices. Peel the carrots and cut into cubes. Cook the chicken meat briefly in the pan, add the onions and cook for 5-10 minutes. Deglaze with vegetable stock. Add the carrots and rhubarb, allow to simmer for about 25 minutes and then season to taste with salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Rhubarb Parfait

This combination of strawberries and rhubarb is a classic and absolutely delicious!

Ingredients:
1 serving of rhubarb
1 serving of cottage cheese
1 serving of fruit (we recommend strawberries)

Preparation:

Simply steam the rhubarb in some water for a few minutes. Alternately, layer cottage cheese, rhubarb and strawberries and enjoy.

Avocado Deviled Eggs

This unique twist on deviled eggs is not only delicious but perfect for a spring meal!

Ingredients
:
1 serving of eggs
1 serving of vegetables (e. g. avocado, lettuce)
Chives
Water
Pomegranate seeds (or a fruit according to your plan)
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Hard boil the eggs and after cool, peel them and then cut in half. Remove the egg yolk. Remove the pit and peel of the avocado and mix it with the egg yolk, salt, pepper and puree until smooth. Put the mixture into piping bag and fill the egg halves with it. Place the lettuce leaves on a plate and add the filled eggs halves on top. Garnish with some chives and a few pomegranate seeds. Enjoy!

Salad with Sole and Apple

This easy and quick salad helps you get your apple day in a delicious meal!

Ingredients:

1 serving of sole filets
1 serving of salad according to your plan
1 apple
Vegetable Broth
Vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the fresh sole filet into medium-sized pieces, season with salt and pepper and cook on each side just before serving. Clean, wash, spin and cut the salad into bite-sized pieces. Wash the apple, pat dry, halve and remove the core. Cut the apple into narrow slices. Mix the vegetable stock with salt, pepper and vinegar. Mix the dressing with the salad in a bowl. Arrange on a plate and serve. Enjoy!

Apple Tiramisu

Today we have a twist on an Italian classic. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

Ingredients:
1 serving of cottage cheese
2 slices of rye crispbread
1 apple
1 cup of espresso
Cinnamon
Cocoa powder
Mineral water
Vanilla

Preparation: 
Place the crispbread on a plate and add soak lightly with the espresso. Wash and grate the apple, spread half on top of the crispbread and sprinkle with cinnamon. Mix the cottage cheese with the vanilla and water and spread half of it on top of the crispbread. Place the second slice of crispbread on top and soak lightly with the espresso again. Top with the other half of the grated apple and finally spread the rest of the cottage cheese on top. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour, the longer the better. Sprinkle with cocoa powder before serving and then enjoy.

Tip: If there is no cottage cheese on your plan, you can swap this with yogurt. The apple can be replaced with another grated fruit or even fruit puree.

Papaya Soy Shake

A great way to use papaya is to blend it into a smoothie. Easy and delicious, this papaya shake is a great breakfast recipe!

Ingredients (1 serving):
1 serving of papaya
1 serving of soy milk
1 serving of oats
A pinch of ginger

Preparation:
Peel the papaya, remove the seeds and cut the pulp into cubes. Add the papaya, oats, ginger, and soy milk to a blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Balsamic Pork Chop with Mushrooms

Today we have delicious, savory recipe for you using mushrooms and pork chops!

Ingredients:
1 serving of pork (or meat depending on your plan)
1 serving of vegetables (such as mushrooms)
1 diced shallot
Rosemary
Balsamic vinegar
Oil
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Peel the shallot and finely dice. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into small pieces. Remove the leaves from the rosemary and chop finely. Season the pork chop and then cook in a pan with oil for 2 minutes on each each side. Wrap the pork chop in aluminum foil and let it rest. Add the onions, mushrooms, and rosemary to the remaining oil and cook everything 5 minutes. Deglaze with balsamic vinegar and let it reduce. Place the pork on a plate and drizzle with the mushroom and balsamic glaze. Enjoy!

Leek Salad with Soybean Sprouts

This leek salad combines sweet and savory for a delicious light and refreshing salad.

Ingredients:

1 serving of soybean sprouts
1 serving of leeks
1 serving of fruit (mango or apple would work great!)
Curry powder
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut your fruit of choice into pieces. Wash soybean sprouts and set a small portion aside. Wash the leeks, peel them and cut them into thin rings. Heat a pan with a little water and cook the soybean sprouts and leeks in it briefly. Season with curry powder, salt, pepper and vinegar. Allow to cool, add fruit and serve.

Bell Pepper and Mango Bean Dip

This creamy bean dip with mango and bell peppers is perfect to serve with bread or crackers.

Ingredients:
1 serving of white beans
1 serving of bell peppers
1 serving of mango
1 serving of whole rye bread 
Vinegar
Vegetable broth
Mixed herbs (ex: smoked paprika, chili, garlic powder etc.)
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Soak the beans overnight, cook in water for about 40 minutes. Drain the water and leave the beans to cool. Add salt and pepper to the beans and puree with a splash of vinegar and broth. Wash and clean the peppers, cut into small cubes and add to the beans along with the mango and herbs of your choice and puree until smooth. If the mixture is too firm, stir in a little water, season to taste. Enjoy the dip with bread or crackers!

Whole Foods

Vitamins? Yes, please! From food supplements? Not necessarily! A take-out hamburger with French fries washed down with a vitamin supplement tablet, doesn’t really work does it? It might ease your conscience but it’s not going to do much good in getting you healthier! For good health we need the best nutrients from real fruit and vegetables, fish, meat, eggs and whole grains. It’s real food sources that have the best chance for whole body results. Many large-scale research studies have shown that vitamin preparations and supplements added to processed food may not always improve health. Often they are ineffective and in the worst case may even damage your health. We advise simply reaching for fresh, seasonal, whole food. Always aim to have vibrant colorful food on your plate. Ideally stick to your Metabolic Balance nutrition plan to be sure that your body is provided with all the vital building blocks that it really needs. There are definitely some occasions where good quality supplements may be the right thing for you. But this always needs to be discussed with your health professional or Metabolic Balance coach. So remember food first is best!

Credit: Metabolic Balance Australia and New Zealand