February 22, 2017

Brussels Sprout Slaw with Slivered Almond, Goji Berries and Honey Cider Vinaigrette

Whip up this quick and healthy side as an accompaniment to any light lunch, sandwich, or as a stand-alone dish. Brussels sprouts, almonds, and Goji berries provide texture to this nutritional powerhouse dish. The slightly sweet and sour dressing compliments without overpowering this healthful blend.

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February 20, 2017

Grass-Fed Beef Barbacoa Tacos

When trying to eat healthy, Mexican food may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Mexican food tends to have poor meat quality, while being high in refined carbohydrates, gluten, and additives. At Metabolic Meals, we enjoy putting our own spin on dishes that traditionally are not the best for you.

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February 17, 2017

Radicchio Egg Salad Cups

This colorful twist on an American classic provides a wonderful lunch salad packed with healthy amino acids and quality heart healthy fats. For a heartier meal, toast a couple slices of your favorite gluten-free bread or serve it with gluten free crackers on the side.

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February 14, 2017

3 Recovery Methods to Optimize Performance

Any CrossFitter will tell you it’s the intensity of the routine that separates him or her from the pack. But research shows that doing CrossFit too frequently without making some key adjustments can have undesired consequences.

Training consisting of a lot of volume and intensity produces substantial amounts of lactic acid — a compound created by the breaking down and oxidizing of glucose — and your muscle pH drops. When your body tries to rebalance the pH after a workout, it pulls glutamine — the most abundant amino acid in your body — from the muscle. This causes muscle tissue to break down in excess.
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February 13, 2017

The Top 7 Exercises You’re Not Doing

It’s human nature to want to perform the exercises you’re good at. If you’re great at dips, you’ll be more inclined to do them. If you struggle with pull-ups, you might prefer the lat pulldown as your vertical pulling exercise.

Your body functions more efficiently (and is less injury-prone) when the strength between its antagonist muscles is properly balanced. Unfortunately, many people overdo the exercises they excel at and neglect to exercise other parts of their bodies.
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February 13, 2017

Italian Lasagna

At Metabolic Meals we strive to satisfy our customers by using healthy, sustainable foods while also giving them a nutrition plan that improves health, fat-loss and performance. By strategically alternating low-carb meals with moderate-carb meals, you can improve insulin sensitivity, increase metabolic rate and have more energy to power through your day!

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February 9, 2017

Decadent Vegan Chocolate Mousse

A healthy lifestyle embraces moderation, but also the ability to indulge on occasion. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to treat the favorite person in your life with this decadent treat. When that indulgence includes, what some consider, the world’s most perfect food, it’s a match made in heaven.

Avocados are high in fiber, healthy fats, vitamins A and E, and potassium. Chocolate and avocados are also known aphrodisiacs. The Aztecs had so much faith in the avocado’s aphrodisiac qualities that they forbid virgins to leave the house while they were being harvested. 

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February 7, 2017

3 Ways to Avoid Fad Diets in 2017

With every new year comes a new wave of celebrity-endorsed dieting trends. When you scroll through Instagram and see pictures of perfect-looking people claiming they got that way with a certain strategy, of course you might pause and consider following suit. You may adore Beyoncé or Jennifer Aniston, but don’t let these A-listers lead you astray.
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February 6, 2017

Grass-Fed Beef Burger, Garlic Aioli and Sweet Potato Home Fries

There are a lot of great burger ideas out there, but nothing quite compares to the good ‘ole burger and fries duo. The blend of seasoned, juicy grass-fed beef and crunchy fries is what the child in you wishes he could eat every day. Well, you (and your inner child) are in luck because our Grass-Fed Beef Burger, Garlic Aioli & Sweet Potato Home Fries is your childhood favorite all grown up.

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February 2, 2017

Blueberry Chickpea Pancakes

Have your cakes and protein too. Prepare these pancakes as the ultimate nutritional foundation for an endurance event…whether you’re competing in the Kona Ironman or going out for a casual 10 miles with friends, these pancakes offer an endurance-focused 4:1 ratio of Carbs to Protein to fuel your body! You can also enjoy these ultra-healthy GF pancakes even if you just plan to sit on the porch swing and read the newspaper all day…

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