Pineapple and Sauerkraut Chicken Breast

This recipe combines sweet and savory to create a delicious dish. Give it a try today!

Ingredients:
1 serving chicken breast
1 serving sauerkraut
1 serving fresh pineapple

Preparation:
Cut the chicken breast into cubes and place into a bowl. Remove the skin and core of the pineapple and then cut into small cubes. Heat a non-stick pan on low heat and then add the chicken breast cubes. Cook for 10 minutes and then add the pineapple and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the sauerkraut and cook until the entire mixture is heated thoroughly.
Enjoy!

Fabulous Fennel

Worth Knowing:

Fennel originally comes from the Mediterranean where it is mainly grown as a vegetable, but has also become native to many of our local gardens. If you are walking through a natural meadow you might also find wild fennel. It can be recognized by its finely feathered leaves, its distinct anise like, and dainty yellow flowers. In folk medicine, fennel is described as a true miracle herb. Including fennel and fennel seeds in your diet are great for improving your mood, a healthy complexion, oral health and fresh breath, reducing mucus, detoxing, relieving cramps, supporting digestion and reducing an upset stomach.

Egg and Vegetable Pizza

Although not a traditional “pizza,” this creative recipe will delight your taste buds!

Ingredients:
1 serving vegetables (we like chard)
½ tomato
1 TBsp. chopped onion
1 egg
1 TBsp. water
1 tsp. marjoram (can substitute with oregano)
1 TBsp. chopped chives
Pinch of salt

Preparation:
Wash the chard and cut into fine strips. Wash the tomato and cut into small cubes. Whisk eggs, water, marjoram, salt and chives well with a fork. Sauté the onion in a pan until translucent, then add the chard. After 2-3 minutes add the finely diced tomato. In a separate pan, pour the whisked egg mixture evenly into it. Fry the egg over medium heat like a pancake and carefully flip after 2-3 minutes.

Put the egg “pizza” on a plate and spread the cooked vegetables evenly over the top. Enjoy!

Introducing the Mighty Chard

Chard is great! From a biological point of view it is related to the beet family, but one main difference is that unlike red beets we don’t eat the roots. Instead we only eat the leaves and stems. Chard has a similar taste as spinach but with some spicier and nuttier undertones. There are many different varieties, but they only differ slightly in taste. In regards to its nutritional value, chard is a superstar. It is rich in protein as well as phosphorus, potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron, iodine and vitamins B1, B2 and C. It is also recognized as a medicinal plant because of its healing effect on anxiety and constipation. 

Consider trying this great vegetable as a side dish, salad, or adding it to a stir fry!

How do we get through COVID-19 (Corona Virus). Many aspects of personal hygiene and social distancing are on the forefront of our thoughts as well as are all of our (elderly) family members okay.
Our next thought should be directed towards the best way to strengthen the immune system – NOW is the ideal time for Metabolic Balance.
We want to encourage you to keep eating as planned. A diet according to Metabolic Balance not only provides lasting support for the immune system – our nutrition plans have also been proven to improve the quality of life.
Thus, see this time of renunciation as an opportunity – experience your optimized, tailor-made nutrition plan without distractions and without social and culinary obligations.
In this spirit we wish you all the best – stay healthy!

Happy World Water Day !

Today is World Water Day and we have a few facts about THE elixir of life – the human body consists of about 70% water and 99% of all metabolic processes take place in an aqueous environment. Thus, it is of course necessary that our body is supplied daily with the right amount of water. Healthy adults should drink at least 30 – 35 ml of water per kilogram of body weight (1 fl.oz for 2 lbs of body weight) daily. If it is difficult for you to drink “simply” water, then spice it up with mint or lemon. It is often easier to drink warm water, since it doesn’t quench your thirst. Simmer the water for 10-15 minutes – this can help in many different ways and support your well-being. Get used to carrying a water bottle with you at all times and drinking it in small sips throughout the day. This will ensure that you will be sufficiently hydrated throughout the day.

Improve Your Life

“A healthy outside starts from the inside.”
– Robert Urich

With healthy nutrition you will feel fitter, healthier and happier – that is quality of life that you can feel on the inside and will see on the outside.

With the Metabolic Balance program you can achieve this quality of life and truly change your life for the better!

We need to keep smiling!

We are all in this together. Covid-19 is creating an unprecedented time right now for the whole world. With that uncertainty, comes pressures not just on our immune health to fight the virus but also pressures on our mental well-being. For immune support, essential nutrients such as vitamin C, zinc and vitamin D are our best friends. Rich sources of vitamin C are citrus fruits, berries, kiwi, green leafy veggies, broccoli and capsicum. For vitamin D it’s best to get your level tested and take a good supplement support especially given the potential home isolation which may be happening for you. For most people 2000 IU of vitamin D is an appropriate level to be taking but it’s always important to check this with your practitioner as to what’s right for you. Sources of zinc include seeds, nuts, meats, wholegrain and beans.
This time is an ideal time to focus on your Metabolic Balance food list. The right proteins, vegetables, fruits and carbs for you will be the best way to nourish your body for the best immune health overall and neurotransmitter balance – these are the chemical messengers in the brain that keep our emotions in the best place.
Remember, while you may need to isolate yourself physically from others, we need to ensure we don’t isolate emotionally and mentally. Check in with friends, family, neighbors, work colleagues regularly by phone, text, e-mail etc. Aim to have at least one virtual social interaction of some sort every day. Connection is vital to our health and well-being.

Spring Carpaccio

Today we have a delicious spring inspired dish: a fresh carpaccio of tomato, egg and avocado.

Ingredients (1 serving):
¼ teaspoon black sesame seeds
1 tomato
1 serving avocado
1 serving hard boiled eggs
Salad (arugula, spinach and stinging nettle)
fresh herbs
apple cider vinegar
oil
salt
pepper

Preparation:
Toast the sesame seeds in a dry pan and set aside. Wash the tomato and peel the boiled eggs. Wash the salad of arugula, spinach and stinging nettle and cut into bite-sized pieces. Mix the dressing using 1 tbsp. oil and 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 tbsp. fresh herbs, salt and pepper. Pit and peel the avocado and then cut into thin slices along with the eggs and tomato. Arrange the slices in a circle on a plate, alternating between avocado, tomato, and egg and season with herb salt and sesame seeds. Place the salad in the middle and serve immediately with the dressing.

Enjoy!