Tomatoes – what makes them special at Metabolic Balance

MB 08-11-2019

Many Metabolic Balance clients have little or no tomato listed on their personal nutrition plans.  There are a few different reasons why this might be the case. First, tomatoes naturally contain glutamate and other fruit acids which have an appetizing effect. Secondly, tomatoes contain oxalic acid (similar to rhubarb, beetroot and spinach). This is known to bind to calcium, and thus, it reduces the availability of calcium for absorption and hence for the body to use. People suffering from gout, rheumatism and with histamine intolerance are advised to avoid tomatoes, or at least eat them only occasionally. 

BBQ-Season: Clean and Healthy “Ketchup”

This is a must have during the barbecue season: Our basic recipe for clean ketchup ensures healthy enjoyment!

MB 7.7.2019
Ingredients for 1 serving:
1 ripe tomato
4 dried tomato preserved in oil
5 black olives
30 ml olive oil
1 TBsp dark balsamic vinegar
Spices and Herbs to taste, e.g., sea salt, ground black or white pepper, mustard powder, onion powder, garlic powder, rosemary.

Preparation:
Wash and dry the tomato, remove the stalk and cut into small pieces. Cut the dried tomatoes and olives into small pieces. Put all ingredients into a mixing bowl and puree. Season to taste with herbs and spices.

Our perfect condiment and dip for meat and vegetable sticks.

metabolic balance Monday Recipe – Tomato Frittata

red tomatos

Ingredients:

  • 1 serving tomatoes, onion, arugula
  • 1 serving eggs
  • olive oil
  • salt, pepper and other seasonings

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 200c
  • Cut off the top of the tomato and clean out the entire inside of the tomato (All the mushy part with seeds. leave the meaty parts in place.)
  • Scramble the eggs in a bowl and add seasoning as desired. (I like adding Cilantro and Basil.)
  • Dice and Saute onions. Mix the onions into the eggs.
  • Pour the egg mixture into the tomato.
  • Brush olive oil onto the inside and outside of the tomato.
  • Back the tomatoes until the eggs are fully cooked.
  • When the tomato is cooked, place the arugula on a plate and put the tomato on top.
  • Serve with rye bread.

Note: If you are on a strict phase of metabolic balance, skip the olive oil.  If you want, you can add more vegetables but you cannot add any other proteins.  Also, instead of having the bread on the side, you can crumble the bread in a food processor and sprinkle the crumbs on top of the tomato before baking.

Tomato Fritatta