Roasted Salmon Filet with Zucchini-Carrot-Zoodles

Zoodles are an indispensable part of the health-conscious cuisine. Our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters loves to combine them with fish. This is his recipe for you:

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Preparation time: 12 minutes
Ingredients for 2 persons:
2 spring onions
4 sprigs coriander
1 small red chili pepper
2 carrots
1 zucchini
1 untreated lime
1 tbsp. rapeseed oil or coconut oil
2 salmon filet
1 tsp. olive oil
1 garlic clove

Preparation:

Place 1⁄2 l (17 fl.oz) water in an electric kettle and heat. Rinse spring onions, coriander and chili under running cold water and dab dry with kitchen towel. Pluck coriander leaves from the sprigs and chop coarsely. Remove the dark green and dry ends from the spring onions and cut them diagonally into fine rings.  Remove the seeds from the chili pepper and cut into fine rings. Pour water from the kettle into a small pot and salt generously. Peel the carrots, rinse the zucchini under cold running water, dab dry with kitchen towel, remove both ends and cut into spaghetti form with a spiral cutter or into bite-sized pieces by hand with a knife. Rinse lime under hot running water, dab dry, rub the dark green peel and put aside in a small bowl. Cut the lime in half and press the juice into a medium-sized bowl and add the rape seed (or coconut) oil beating in a thin stream. Add the spring onions, coriander and chili to the dressing. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse salmon filet under running cold water, dab dry with kitchen towel, brush with olive oil on both sides and season with sea salt and pepper to taste. First fry the salmon filet crispy on the skin side for about 2 minutes. Heat the zucchini-carrot-zoodels briefly in a pan and then add to the dressing in the bowl. Season to taste with sea salt and pepper. Turn the salmon filet and reduce the heat to medium. Press the unpeeled garlic with your hand or the flat side of a knife and add to the salmon in the pan.  Arrange the vegetables in the center of the plate, place the salmon filet on top, skin side up, and garnish with lime peel.

Enjoy!

30 Reasons for Healthy Nutrition

Healthy Eaters Don’t Need Diets

Excess weight disappears permanently and on its own. The weight regulates itself as a desired side effect. Body forming also just happens. Diet frustration and the dreaded yo-yo effect are finally a thing of the past. The times where your thoughts go round in circles how to finally reduce weight come to a rest. Your focus will shift to essential questions and dreams in your life.

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Preferences? Sure.

Isn’t it great that Metabolic Balance® nutrition plans are so highly individualized? Not only 36 blood values are analyzed, but even your preferences are taken into consideration. A match to your taste buds is at the same level as successful dating!

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Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

Today our young celebrity chef Jan-Philipp Cleusters recommends something very special: Lamb Chops, Carrot Stew and Baby Spinach

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Preparation time: 9 minutes
Ingredients for 2:
5 carrots
6 – 8 lamb chops
2 garlic cloves
2 sprigs rosemary
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 handful of cherry tomato
1⁄4 l vegetable stock
1 handful of baby spinach, ready to eat

Preparation:
Peel the carrots, remove the ends and cut them lengthwise into bite-sized stripes. Pat the lamb dry with paper towel and place in a medium-sized bowl.  Peel the garlic, cut into fine slices and add to the lamb. Heat a medium-sized pan at a high temperature without adding fat. Rinse the rosemary under cold running water, pat dry, pluck the needles from the branches, chop finely and add with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar to the lamb in the bowl. Season with sea salt and pepper. Rub the lamb with the marinade, place it in the preheated pan and sear it on both sides until it browns evenly.  Then reduce the heat to an intermediate level. Rinse the cherry tomatoes under cold running water, dry with paper towel, cut in halves and place tomato halves and carrots to the lamb into the pan. Stir well, deglaze with vegetable stock, season with sea salt and pepper to taste, let the liquid boil down a little. Add the baby spinach and leave it to briefly simmer at low heat. Remove the lamb from the pan and let it rest for a short time. Evenly drape the vegetables on plates and arrange the lamb on top of it. Enjoy!

Reasons for Healthy Nutrition:

Fewer sick leaves due to diet-related diseases or deficiency symptoms!

Even Hippocrates knew: The right diet keeps us healthy and can even cure diseases. Anyone who is at work knows how important it is to always be present. Long periods of absence, for example due to diet-related illnesses followed by rehabilitation, interrupt working life for a long time. Often it is difficult to get back on the job.

With Metabolic Balance you receive a personalized Nutrition Plan, which keeps your well-being up and strengthens your immune system. Find your local Coach right HERE

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Have you ever tried Dandelion Salad?

Dandelion leaves are rich in minerals, vitamins and enzymes it acts as a stimulant on many bodily functions. Try it in pointed cabbage salad:

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Ingredients:
150 g pointed cabbage
50 g dandelion
apple cider vinegar
1 TBsp. oil
salt, freshly ground pepper

Preparation:
Clean the pointed cabbage and cut very finely. Wash the dandelion and chop finely. Mix both with salt, blend and let rest for approximately ½ hour. Then work the greens thoroughly with apple cider vinegar; use salt and pepper to taste and add the oil. Let it rest in a cool place for one hour. Enjoy your meal!

What is saffron …?

… and what do I use it for?

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Saffron originally comes from the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush. Saffron is extracted from the stigmas of a crocus species – the bulbous plant with the name autumn crocus (because it blooms in the northern hemisphere in autumn) – in a very laborious way and then has to be processed.  That is why real saffron is almost unaffordable and has been falsified in many ways for 500 years. Today it comes mainly from Spain, Southern France, Italy, Greece, Pakistan and Valais (Switzerland). Saffron contains saffron bitter picrococin (this substance has a toxic effect in large quantities).

It has a beneficial effect on digestion and acts as a cardio stimulant.
Saffron goes well in rice dishes, whether sweet or salty, and fits well for the preparation of sauces.

 

Reasons for healthy nutrition: Fashion is fun again!

Body-hugging T-shirts, blouses, suits, shirts and dresses look wow again; you just feel good again if you don’t have to pull your stomach in all the time anymore . . . This also gives you a whole new sense of self-esteem when some people’s appraising looks or even unfriendly comments are a thing of the past. Those who are healthy, are attractive. This also increases your charisma to others.

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Rosemary-Pesto

Since the rosemary is so wonderful, it deserves another post: Try a homemade pesto made from fresh rosemary leaves! Simply mix the needles with a blender, fill into a glass with screw cap to ¾ and then pour in virgin olive oil. To preserve, add a heaped teaspoon of sea salt to a quarter of a liter. This pesto is available all year round for use as a spread on bread, in soups, sauces and meat dishes. Just so yummy!MB (2019-06-10)

The Matter with the Healthy Fats

The matter with the oil – or rather healthy fats! How much oil can a Metabolic Balance participant actually consume?MB (2019-06-09)

If you want to lose weight with Metabolic Balance, you are recommended to forgo oil for the first 14 days.  Afterwards it is important to include high-quality oils in your daily regime again. It should be 3 tablespoons per day. Many clients also eat more and feel great about it.

We recommend to take at least 1 tbsp flax-seed oil per day.  Flax seed oil contains omega-3 fatty acids and is the star of recent research to prevent diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease. However, reliable studies are not available yet.

The ratio of flax seed oil to other oils should be 1:2, even better would be 1:1.
Oils may be mixed. Only for few oils heating is recommended.
You may also use oils from oil seeds and nuts that are NOT on your plan.
So do not hesitate to experiment, enjoy and have a good time!