Chicken Curry

This delicious curry is packed full of delicious flavors and perfect for any lunch or dinner!

Ingredients (1 serving):
1 portions of vegetables (ex: mushrooms, leeks, onion or cauliflower)
1 chicken breasts (according to your protein weight)
1 tsp of turmeric
1 tsp of mild or medium curry powder
1 tsp of Garam Masala
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
1/2 tsp of ground ginger
1 cloves of garlic
Vegetable stock

Preparation:
If you are using cauliflower, parboil the florets and keep the water you boiled them in. Heat the spices in a dry pan until fragrant. Add garlic and the vegetables and coat with spices. Add some oil (if using – phase 3), and pour in some vegetable stock to deglaze the pan. Cook covered for a few minutes until spices and liquid are well combined and the vegetables are coated evenly. Add the diced chicken. Cook until the chicken is cooked, stirring regularly. Add more vegetable stock or water for a looser sauce. Serve with some toasted rye bread to mop up the juices. Enjoy!

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-promote and support your health
-enhance sleep
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-bring renewed energy and general well-being
-improve your quality of life

Say hello to a healthier, happier you through personalized, individual nutrition plans made for YOUR BODY. So don’t hesitate: start your journey today by booking a discovery call with an MB-certified coach! So, what do you think about starting today? Be part of Metabolic Balance and change your life!

No Magic Pill

Many people have wished or hoped for that magic pill to have what they want, right?
But especially when it comes to health and the ideal body, we don’t have a magic pill that helps you wake up with the body of your dreams, but we do have some ”pills” that if you make a habit of taking them every day, can help you reach your health goals!

They include:
– Meditation (The health of the mind is essential for a balanced body)

– Staying hydrated (because the body needs water for the proper functioning of all organs)

– Follow the food plan (Your Metabolic Balance food plan is customized for you with all your body’s needs. It not only helps with weight loss but also helps with a significant improvement in your health!)

– Going on walks (Walking, can bring numerous benefits such as improved blood circulation and brain oxygenation).

– Getting quality sleep (An excellent quality sleep implies a more productive day in a healthier body, as numerous ”repairs” occur in our body during sleep.)

Although there is no magic pill that will help you achieve the perfect body overnight, these five simple steps can help you improve your health and wellness!

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Optimizing Your Well-Being

“When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.”
– Ayurvedic Proverb
Food gives our bodies the “information” and materials they need to function properly, so getting that
information right is crucial for maintaining our health and metabolic processes.
We can become overweight, undernourished, and at risk for developing diseases and conditions such as
arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease if we consume too much food or food that gives our bodies the wrong instructions. Food serves as medicine – it promotes health, prevents disease, and optimizes our whole well-being! To learn more about optimizing your health visit our website and connect with one of our experienced coaches!

Spicy Mango and Kale Salad

Are you looking for delicious and healthy recipes to help you lose weight? Give this spicy mango and kale salad a try!

Ingredients:
1 serving of vegetables (kale, leeks, brown mushrooms)
1 portion mango diced
1 garlic clove
1 chili pepper
Fresh ginger
Cardamom pods
Coconut oil
1/4 cup (50 mL) of vegetable broth
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Clean, wash and coarsely chop the kale and leeks. Clean the mushrooms and cut them into quarters. Halve the chili pepper lengthways and deseed, then cut into small pieces. Peel and finely dice the garlic and ginger. Heat the oil, sauté the garlic, ginger and leek until translucent, and add the chili and cardamom. Add the mushrooms and sauté for 3 minutes. Then add the kale and cook for another 3 minutes. Finally, deglaze with vegetable broth and simmer for 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Finally, add half of the diced mango and enjoy the rest of the mango for dessert. Enjoy with a protein of your choice!

Mango

Mangoes are a delicious fruit that have many nutritional benefits. They contain a lot of vitamin A and C, potassium, iron, and some copper. Their vibrant yellow/orange color also tells us that mangoes are rich in carotene.

When buying and eating mangoes, make sure that you only eat ripe mangoes, because unripe mangoes aren’t nearly as delicious but can also have a slightly laxative effect. Ripe mangoes, on the other hand, soothe the intestines and are easily digestible. The mango pulp stimulates the entire metabolism and strengthens connective tissue. This fruit is an absolute superfood and can be used in both sweet and savory dishes!

Breakfast

There’s a reason breakfast is often called “the most important meal of the day”. Starting the day after an overnight fast is what breakfast is all about. It provides vital nutrients for good health and replenishes your supply of glucose to boost energy levels and alertness for the day. As well as improving your concentration for the day ahead, breakfast can also help you manage your weight better, and reduce your diabetes and heart disease risk over time. Metabolic Balance meal plans provide protein-rich, vegetable-rich, and complex carbohydrate-rich breakfast options. Great health starts by knowing what foods you need to eat! Visit our website to learn more!

No Fad Diets

We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again… There’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to health! Which is why personalized nutrition is essential for getting optimum results. Great health starts by knowing what foods are best for YOUR body! With your Metabolic Balance coach, you discover what foods are best for you and create the lifestyle you need for balance, well-being and long-term health.

Our nutrition program can help you lose excess weight, and create sustainable and long-term weight regulation. That’s why an independent study has shown Metabolic Balance to be one of the best weight management programs. Head to our website to find a coach and get started on your journey!

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Summer Caprese Salad

Summer is the best season for juicy and flavorful tomatoes. One of easiest yet delicious dishes using tomatoes is a simple caprese salad, perfect for a summer lunch or dinner!

Ingredients:
2 large tomatoes
Fresh mozzarella
Fresh basil leaves
Balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper

Preparation:
Cut the tomatoes and mozzarella into 1/4 inch thick slices. Then on a plate layer in alternating fashion the mozzarella and tomato slices. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with balsamic vinegar. Then decorate the top with the fresh basil leaves and enjoy!

Tips: To make it more of a salad you can layer the mozzarella and tomatoes on a bed of fresh arugula or spinach. You can also drizzle olive oil over the salad or add olives for additional flavor.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes are often incorrectly referred to as a vegetable when in fact they are part of the berry family. Originating from Central and South America, this fruit started spreading around the globe in the 16th century. In addition to being delicious, tomatoes offer a variety of health benefits. They are rich in the antioxidant lycopene which is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and certain cancers. A study from Cornell University even found that cooking tomatoes increases the amount of lycopene content that the body can absorb. The fruit is also rich in fiber, vitamins C and K, as well as potassium and folate. In the kitchen, tomatoes are extremely versatile as they can be eaten raw, roasted, used in salads, sandwiches, sauces and many other dishes. The final weeks of summer are the best time to enjoy this delicious fruit!

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