Slice of Cauliflower “Bread” with Roasted Pepper and a Fried Egg

 

Ingredients:

  • Cauliflower
  • Olive oil
  • Seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Roasted red peppers
  • Egg

Instructions:

Cut your cauliflower head in half.   Slice a 1/2 inch piece of cauliflower.  Place your cauliflower slice in a pan with olive oil over medium head for about two minutes on each side.   Sprinkle salt and pepper on the cauliflower and then place it on a baking pan.  Put the pan in the oven for 15 minutes at 400 degrees F.

Place roasted read peppers, garlic and seasoning in a bowl and puree with a hand blender and then set aside.

Fry an egg.

Smear the pepper puree on the cauliflower and place the fried egg on top.

Note:  You can add feta to the red peppers instead of using an egg.   If you decide to use Feta, add it to the pepper mixture and puree. This will hold the feta on the cauliflower.

Tutorial:  Here is how you fry an egg.

Kale For Breakfast

I will be sharing a breakfast recipe on Monday but found this on LivecleanMB and felt like we needed to share. Enjoy a double recipe week!

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For some metabolic balancers breakfast can be a difficult meal, a rushed schedule, not accustomed to taking the time to prepare or eat breakfast, etc. I asked Sonya McLeod, metabolic balance® coach in Vancouver, BC for some ideas:

I like this recipe because it is tasty, healthy and easy to make. I always struggle with finding a way to eat my greens, especially in the morning, and this recipe does the trick for me.

FACTS ABOUT KALE

According to The George Mateljan Foundation:

  • Kale is now recognized as providing comprehensive support for the body’s detoxification system.
  • Researchers can now identify over 45 different flavonoids in kale that benefit health.
  • Kale is one of the cruciferous vegetables that can help prevent cancer.
  • Kale’s risk-lowering benefits for cancer have recently been extended to at least five different types of cancer.

RECIPE: STIR FRIED KALE SALAD

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Let’s Be Sugar Free – Challenge Yourself to be Healthy

If you are ready to remove the processed sugar from your diet, do the following:

  1. Not on metabolic balance? Contact a metabolic balance coach.  If you are going  to be sugar free, you might as well go all the way and balance your metabolism and make your body as healthy as possible.  If you are already on metabolic balance, talk with your coach and tell them you want to make sure you had no processed sugars in your diet.
  2. Plan out your meals. If you know what you are going to be eating, you can avoid accidentally adding hidden sugars into your meals.
  3. Eat soups with a balanced flavour palette. Soups help you feel satiated so you will be less tempted to go for something sweet at the end of your meal.
  4. Write out a list of how reducing the sugar in your life will make your body healthier.
  5. Ask your family and friends to join you.
  6. Learn to read labels so you can avoid adding hidden sugars into your meals.

As you progress through the thirty days, you may feel a craving for sugar.  If you feel like you are craving sugar, try one of the following:

  1. Set a timer for fifteen minutes and then go do something else.  When the timer goes off, ask yourself if you still want that sugary item. If you are following metabolic balance, you will not be snacking so the fifteen minutes which have gone by must be right after a meal.  If you waited fifteen minutes and are now considering a piece of fruit, make sure you have a seed/protein before eating the fruit.
  2. Breathing slower increases your willpower and allows you to focus on your end goal and avoid the immediate gratification of a dose of sugar.  Please note that if you are under a great amount of stress, you will find it harder to find your willpower but taking deep breaths will help release stress and improve your willpower.

 

Tuna in an Avocado Boat – metabolic balance Monday

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Ingredients:

  • Canned Tuna
  • Avocado
  • Green onions
  • Garlic Clove
  • Olive oil
  • Seas salt and other desired seasoning

Instructions

  • In a bowl combine tuna, garlic, a touch of olive oil and seasoning.
  • Take an avocado and cut it in half.  Remove the pit and place the two sides on a dish.
  • Fill each cavity of the avocado with tuna mixture.
  • Sprinkle sweet paprika powder on top of each half and serve.

Note:  If you are past the strict phase,  you can combine your rye bread allotment with your apple to make an apple crisp dessert.

 

Grilled Avocado Recipe with Salsa Filling – metabolic balance Monday Recipe

Avocado Ingredients:

  • Avocado
  • olive oil
  • salt for seasoning

Salsa Ingredients:

  • diced tomatoes(seeds removed)
  • diced red onion
  • cilantro
  • salt
  • pepper
  • shredded carrots

Instructions for  grilled avocado slices:

  • Cut avocado in half and remove the seed and peel.
  • Slice each half into slices.
  • Brush with olive oil.
  • Place for two minutes on each side
  • Season to taste.
  • Serve on Rye bread or rye crisps with salsa on top.

Instructions for grilled Avocado halves:

  • Cut avocado in half and remove seed. Keep the peel on.
  • Lightly brush olive oil on each open side of the avocado.
  • place the avocado on the grill with the meat side down.
  • Grill for about 2 minutes.
  • Season to taste.
  • Fill the avocado with Salsa and serve using the avocado as a small bowl.

Instructions for Salsa:

Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix with a hand blender.  Pulse a few times to add a juice to the salsa but avoid over mixing and making a sauce.  Salsa is chunky so avoid over blending.

After you have mixed the ingredients, add seasoning to taste and then let it sit for a few hours so the flavours can combine.

NOTE:  You can decide to add an egg or other protein to your avocado meal.  We talked before about eggs in an avocado which makes  a filling meal.  This recipe would also work really well with Chickpea chips.

 

photo of avocado by Makia Minich

Roasted Tomato Squashetti – metabolic balance Monday Recipe

Over the weekend, we found a video of a vegan cooking challenge and one of the recipes was metabolic balance plan friendly so we decided to share it and omit the ingredients that would throw you off plan.

Ingredients:

  • Butternut squash
  • Mushrooms
  • Olive oil
  • Fresh basil
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Plum tomatoes
  • garlic

Instructions:

Place all the tomatoes and garlic on a roasting tray and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the pan Add salt and pepper and mix ingredients until covered with oil and seasoning.  Roast for approximately 30 minutes.

Remove the tomatoes from the oven and place half of the tomatoes into a bowl (without the garlic just tomatoes.) Blend.  Add porcini mushrooms and basil.  Blend ingredients until smooth.

Peel a butternut squash and split/slice it in the middle.  Remove seeds.  Cut halves into half and place the sections on a spiraliser.  Saute the “noodles” in a pan with a bit of olive oil.   Add the tomato sauce and mix until the noodles are softened.

Place the noodle mixture on a plate and add remaining tomatoes.  Add rye croutons if desired.

Note:  There is no protein in this meal. If you would like, you may add a nut, a meat or a favourite cheese from your plan.  Or, if you want to be very European, have a cheese with your fruit for dessert and skip the protein in the main meal.

The inspiration recipe can be found here.

PS.  Spiralizers look like this. If you do not have one, use a food processor or julienne peeler.

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Mango Lassi – a Light Breakfast Option – metabolic balance Monday Recipe

Here is a light breakfast options for you to try:

Mango Lassi

Ingredients:

  • 1 portion mango
  • 1 portion natural yogurt (3.5% fat)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Cardamom
  • 100ml water
  • 3 ice cubes

Instructions:

Cut the mango into small pieces or use frozen mango cubes.

Purée the mango, yogurt, water, salt, and cardamom together until smooth.  Blend in ice cubes and serve. (Ice cubes are optional.)

 

 

Tackle Metabolic Syndrome with the metabolic balance Rules

Today, our USA CEO posted on Facebook the link to the official metabolic balance book in English.  If you want to read the words of our founder, Dr. Funfack, I encourage you to buy the book and use it as a reference tool during your metabolic balance journey.

In keeping our metabolisms balanced we are trying to avoid having metabolic syndrome which is a group of factors that raise our risk for heart disease, diabetes and stroke.

If you have three of the following, you will want to talk to your doctor and see if you have metabolic syndrome.

  • A large waistline. People who are apple shaped carry excess fat on their waist instead of other areas like their hips. If you can pinch more than an inch, you need to talk with your doctor.
  • Have too much fat in your blood. (High Triglyceride levels)
  • Low Good Cholesterol levels .(HDL Cholesterol)
  • High blood pressure.
  • High fasting blood sugar.

Want to know how metabolic syndrome can affect your life?  Here are some recent articles that mention metabolic syndrome and show how important it is to eat healthy and follow the metabolic balance rules.