Sanna Anderson

June 28, 2010

Metabolic Balance recipe – Broccoli & leek soup with goat’s cheese

I know soups are not necessarily the most fitting thing on a swelteringly hot day like today, but I think this one is great, and you could always save it up for a colder day! You will need: broccoli and leeks up to your vegetable allowance 4-5 fl oz of vegetable stock (start with less, and add if you want the soup to be thinner) salt and freshly ground pepper pinch of curry powder 1 portion of goat’s cheese olive oil for cooking (if in phase 3) Cut broccoli into florets and the leek into thin rings.  Saute broccoli in […]
June 22, 2010

Recipe – Lamb Kebabs

This recipe is a nice way to make lamb mince a little tastier, and would also be great barbecued. Serves 1 130g or your allowance of lean lamb mince 1 tsp of dried thyme (or you can use fresh thyme too!) 1/2 tsp of dried cumin 1/2 tsp of ground chilli or chilli flakes salt and freshly gound pepper Mix all the spices into the lamb mince.  You can either divide the mixture into two and make two burger patties, or shape the meat around barbecue skewers.  Either grill or fry until cooked through. Serve with spinach, avocado and green […]
June 21, 2010

Metabolic Balance Diet Recipe – Red Lentil Dahl

Here’s a slightly different type of recipe that most people on the Metabolic Balance diet should be able to adapt to their food list. You can double or triple the quanties to make a larger batch. 85g or your allowance of red lentils 1/2 onion, finely chopped 2-3 tsp of mild or medium curry powder, according to taste 1 clove of garlic, crushed Cauliflower (so that together with the onion they make up your vegetable allowance) Vegetable stock made with organic vegetable bouillon powder First heat up the spices on dry frying pan to release the flavours.  Then add some […]
June 18, 2010

Metabolic Balance client story

Another lovely story from one of my Metabolic Balance clients.  Many of my clients find these are useful to read when they are at the start of their programme to give them motivation and encouragement.  This story is from a female client of mine in her 50s. “My weight had been stable for the last couple of years, after putting on quite a bit of weight during my 30’s and 40’s.  Although I was aware I was overweight I suppose I had got used to it – after all it hadn’t increased for a while.  However, last summer I put […]
June 16, 2010

Metabolic Balance recipe – Wild Rice Risotto

Not everyone will have wild rice on their Metabolic Balance plans, but for those of you who do, here is a lovely recipe for a mushroom risotto! 30 grms or allowance of Wild rice 50 grms or allowance of Oyster Mushrooms 130 grms or allowance of vegetable mushrooms 1 tbs onions 1-2 cloves garlic Crushed spices i.e coriander; cumin; ginger Fresh herbs for garnish i.e. coriander/parsley/cilantro 1 tsp Marigold stock mixed ½ cup of water Slice of rye bread 1.    Cook wild rice for 30 mins or according to packet. 2.    Steam or light fry crushed spices followed by onions […]
July 12, 2010

Bikini diet tips – get ready for the holidays!

So this week is all about getting ready for the holiday.  It might be a bit late for a serious bikini diet, but I’m going to give you some simple tricks for a last minute boost. You can also help get the most out of the one or two week blast of the sunshine by feeding your skin with a range of nutrients beforehand.  And last but not least, a couple of tips on how to avoid the tummy upsets that tend to go with foreign travel and over eating on holiday. But first things first – the all important […]
July 12, 2010

Halloumi and aubergine curry

Here is another recipe for Metabolic Balance diet users.  It’s been taken from The Holford Low GL Diet Cookbook by Patrick Holford and Fiona McDonald-Joyce.  As usual, do adjust the quantities to your fit your personalised plan! 2 portions 1 heaped tsp medium-strength curry powder 2 x your allowance of halloumi cheese (you can use this, if you have goat’s or sheep’s cheese on your plan) 1 tsp of coconut oil 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 x your allowance of aubergine, cubed into pieces about 1 cm square Sprinkle the curry powder over the halloumi cubes and stir them […]
June 28, 2010

Metabolic Balance recipe – Broccoli & leek soup with goat’s cheese

I know soups are not necessarily the most fitting thing on a swelteringly hot day like today, but I think this one is great, and you could always save it up for a colder day! You will need: broccoli and leeks up to your vegetable allowance 4-5 fl oz of vegetable stock (start with less, and add if you want the soup to be thinner) salt and freshly ground pepper pinch of curry powder 1 portion of goat’s cheese olive oil for cooking (if in phase 3) Cut broccoli into florets and the leek into thin rings.  Saute broccoli in […]
June 22, 2010

Recipe – Lamb Kebabs

This recipe is a nice way to make lamb mince a little tastier, and would also be great barbecued. Serves 1 130g or your allowance of lean lamb mince 1 tsp of dried thyme (or you can use fresh thyme too!) 1/2 tsp of dried cumin 1/2 tsp of ground chilli or chilli flakes salt and freshly gound pepper Mix all the spices into the lamb mince.  You can either divide the mixture into two and make two burger patties, or shape the meat around barbecue skewers.  Either grill or fry until cooked through. Serve with spinach, avocado and green […]