Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes

Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes

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Overview

Feed Zone Portables: A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes by Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim

Feed Zone Portables offers 75 all-new, easy, healthy recipes for portable snacks that taste great during exercise.

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes.

In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables , Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offer 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers. Each real food recipe is simple, delicious during exercise, easy to makeà ¢ €š ¬" and ready to go on your next ride, run, climb, hike, road trip, or sporting event.

Feed Zone Portables expands on the most popular features of The Feed Zone Cookbook with more quick and easy recipes for athletes, beautiful full-color photographs of every dish, complete nutrition data, tips on why these are the best foods for athletes, and time-saving ways on how to cook real food every day.

In his introduction to Feed Zone Portables , Dr. Lim shows why real food is a more easily digestible, higher-performance source of energy than prepackaged fuel products. He shows how much athletes really need to eat and drink at different exercise intensities and in cold or hot weather. Because the body burns solid and liquid foods differently, Lim defines a new approach for athletes to drink for hydration and eat real food for energy.

With the recipes, ideas, and guidance in Feed Zone Portables , athletes will nourish better performance with real food and learn to prepare their own creations at home or on the go. Feed Zone Portables includes

  • 75 all-new recipes that taste great during exercise: Rice Cakes, Two-Bite Pies, Griddle Cakes, Waffles, Baked Eggs, Sticky Bites, Rice Balls, Ride Sandwiches, Baked Cakes, and Cookies
  • A smart introduction on how real food works better for athletes
  • More than 50 no-fuss gluten-free recipes, including great-tasting cookies and cakes
  • More than 50 vegetarian recipes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937715007
Publisher: VeloPress
Publication date: 05/07/2013
Series: Feed Zone Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 262,824
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dr. Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas are the authors of the best-selling Feed Zone Series of cookbooks including The Feed Zone Cookbook , Feed Zone Portables , and Feed Zone Table. Biju Thomas is the chef behind the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. He has worked closely with professional cyclists including Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen, Levi Leipheimer, and Christian Vande Velde to improve their eating habits for better performance. Biju is also a contributor to MapMyFitness, one of the largest social networks in the sports industry.
 
Allen Lim, PhD, over his career as a sports physiologist, has worked closely with the most powerful American cycling teams to improve all aspects of their training, nutrition, and racing. He founded Skratch Labs, the first active nourishment company which produces all-natural drink mixes and foods for athletes.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Taylor Phinney

Foreword by Tim Johnson

Introduction by Allen Lim

Do You Really Need to Eat That?
Hydration: Why Sweat Matters
Do We Drink or Eat Our Calories?
Why Solid Food Is Not the Same as Liquid Food
What Makes a Great Portable?

Portables Recipes

Rice Cakes
Baked Eggs
Two-Bite Pies
Baked Cakes & Cookies
Griddle Cakes, Pancakes & Waffles
Aha! Portables
Take & Make

Appendixes

A: Nutrition Facts for Recipes
B: Nutrition Facts for Additions & Alternatives
C: Conversions

Index

Acknowledgments

About the Authors

Credits

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