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
I use one veggie portion of kale or other greens such as chard. Remove and discard stems, weigh, and coarsely chop. Mince 2 cloves of garlic. Put 1 tablespoon of ghee into a pan and fry the veggies. The almonds and sunflower seeds can also be added if they are raw (Sonya likes to reserve a few sunflower seeds to sprinkle over the top). Fry just until the garlic starts to brown. Season to taste with sea salt, pepper, and any fresh or dried herbs.
Arrange in a bowl or on a plate. Top with sunflower seeds. Enjoy with your favorite morning beverage.
SUBSTITUTIONS & SUGGESTIONS
- Substitute pumpkin seeds for almonds.
- Use any other oils on your plan that are suitable for cooking.
- Strict Phase 2, omit the oil, use water and a splash of apple cider vinegar.
Bread and fruit are optional depending on your plan.
Of course, if you have this meal for lunch, you may prepare it using the portions on your plan.
- If you want to enjoy this meal for lunch, ask your coach. Your coach can determine the appropriate portions for you.
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IS KALE RIGHT FOR EVERYONE?
If kale is on your plan, take advantage of that fact that it is there and enjoy dishes that include kale. Food choices on a metabolic balance® plan are not random. Plans are individual. There is a reason and that food has a benefit for you, whether you recognize it or not.
If kale is not your plan, take time to try it as part of a treat meal or in Phase 3. Let your inner signals dictate if it is good for you. One metabolic balancer told me that they loved kale. They were disappointed that kale was not on their plan. When they were able to add it back in, they discovered that kale made them feel terrible. Kale was not right for them.
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Photo credit: Sonya McLeod