Chickpea and Winter Vegetable Stew – metabolic balance Monday Recipe


  • Olive oil
  • Chopped onions
  • Leeks – washed and peeled
  • Seasoning – Coriander, caraway seeds, cumin, ground red pepper, salt, parsley
  • Garlic
  • Vegetable stock
  • Carrots
  • Butternut Squash – peeled and cubed
  • Tomato paste
  • Turnips – peeled and cubed
  • Chickpeas (your protein)




Place leeks and onions in large pot.  Sauté for five minutes. Add seasoning and garlic.  Add vegetable stock and the rest of the vegetables.

Bring the mixture to a boil and then simmer for 30 minutes.    Place a cup of the mixture into a bowl and hand blend.  Add the blended mixture back into the main pot and stir.

Serve warm with rye croutons.


Note:  If you want, you can split the chickpea serving and eat chickpea chips.

Homemade Chai Recipe – metabolic balance Monday Recipe (Treat Drink)

Chai is an exotic drink that will fill your nostrils with an amazing blend of seasonings.

If you would like to include chai with your meal without making it a treat drink, remove the milk and the sugar.



Seasoning Ingredients

  • 2-inch piece fresh ginger, cut into thin rounds
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 2 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 10 whole cloves
  • 6 cardamom pods

Basic Ingredients

  • 6 cups cold water
  • 6 bags of black tea (preferably Darjeeling)

Treat Ingredients

  • 2 cups whole milk
  • 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar


  • Place the first five ingredients in a saucepan.
  • Gently crush the spices in the pan.
  • Add 6 cups of water and bring it to a boil over high heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and partially cover the pan.
  • Gently simmer the spices in the water for ten minutes.
  • Remove from pan from the heat.
  • Add tea bags and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  • Remove the tea bags.
  • Add milk and sugar.
  • Bring tea to simmer.
  • whisk until sugar dissolves.
  • Strain the ingredients into a teapot and serve.

metabolic balance Celery Soup


  • Olive oil

  • Garlic clove, chopped

  • Red onion, chopped

  • Celery, chopped

  • Vegetable Stock

  • Rye Bread Croutons


  1. Cook the garlic, onion and celery over a low heat for five minutes, until softened.
  2. Add the vegetable stock and simmer for 10-12 minutes.
  3. Blend with hand blender.
  4. Serve with Rye croutons.

metabolic balance Monday Recipe – Mandelade

One favourite recipe we want you to remember is Mandelade.

Mandelade is a wonderful option and is easy to make. (It takes only a few minutes to prepare)

The recipe measurements are different for men or women and are giving in both Grams and ounces.

Recipe ingredients for men:

40 grams/1.411 ounces almonds 

30 grams/1.058 ounces sunflower seeds



Recipe ingredients for Women:

30 grams/1.058 ounces almonds

20 grams/.71ounces sunflower seeds


Cinnamon (freshly grated makes your kitchen smell wonderful)


Soak your almonds and sunflower seeds overnight.   

In the morning, place the seeds in your food processor with your fruit and cinnamon. 

If you would like to keep it kind of course, you can put it in a bowl and eat it like oatmeal orMuesli.  At this point, you can add 10 grams of rolled rye (which counts as one slice of rye crisp bread) to your mixture to bulk up the recipe.

If you would like to make a paste, continue to process the mixture and maybe add a bit of water.  You can spread your paste on a rye crisp bread.


This recipe is suggested for participants close to their goal weight and going on to phase 3. (If they do not already have Mandelade on their personal plan)

Additional Info:

Mandel means almond in German.

Using almonds with the brown skin will add dietary fiber to your diet and extra vitamins and minerals.

Mandelade on the Metabolic Balance plan always is eaten with fruit.   In the example video an apple is used but you can use whatever fruit is available to you on your plan and in season.

(This was originally posted on here.)