Synopses & Reviews
The Feed Zone Cookbook offers 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.
When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with professional cyclists, he found a peloton weary of eating. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day.
So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas.
Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world's best endurance athletes in the most demanding test kitchens. In The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance.
The Feed Zone Cookbook provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go.
The Feed Zone Cookbook strikes the perfect balance between science and practice so that athletes will change the way they think about food, replacing highly processed food substitutes with real, nourishing foods that will satisfy every athlete's cravings.
The Feed Zone Cookbook includes
- 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs
- Allen Lims take on the science and practice of food
- Portable whole foods, including Lim's famous rice cakes and more
- Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts
- Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen
- Over 100 gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes
Dr. Allen Lim is the hottest sports physiologist in cycling because his unconventional methods of training and nutrition are reinventing the sport. In The Feed Zone Cookbook, Lim reveals his better way to eat and the chef who makes it all taste great, Biju Thomas.
Biju brings a fresh, no-fuss approach to 100 recipes designed to boost athletic performance and taste great at the same time. With just a handful of ingredients and requiring no more than 5 or 6 steps, Biju and Lim make real food accessible to athletes.
Equipped with a rice cooker, hot plate, and a pot or two, Biju and Lim show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. With thorough nutritional breakdowns for each recipe and fun tips explaining the how and why, this book is the perfect blend of science and practice.
The Feed Zone Cookbook will change the way athletes think about fueling for performance, replacing the highly-processed, prepackaged bars, gels, and meals with the real, nourishing foods that everyone craves.
The Feed Zone Cookbook is a no-fuss guide to preparing good food that will change the way endurance athletes eat.
With refreshingly simple ingredients that measure up to the demands of training and racing, Bijus recipes are easy to follow and big on flavor. His tantalizing mix of salty, sweet, and savory satisfies an athletes cravings and prepares the body for top performance.
Eat like the pros. Feed Zone meals are the perfect balance of science and practice from Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas.
When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. The sports elite athletes were underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas. Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the worlds best endurance athletes. Now they share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make your meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for your performance.
About the Author
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 Levi Leipheimer, Lance Armstrong, and Christian Vande Velde to improve their eating habits for better performance. Biju is also a contributor to Map My Fitness, one of the largest social networks in the sports industry.
Allen Lim, Ph.D. is sports physiologist for Team RadioShack pro cycling team. Prior to RadioShack, Lim worked with Jonathan Vaughters and the Garmin pro cycling team. Lim has worked closely with the top U.S. cyclists, including Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, and countless others. He continues to shape the future heroes of the sport in his work with the Livestrong Developmental Squad, which in includes standout Taylor Phinney. Lims experience is not exclusive to mens professional cycling. Early in his career he worked extensively with womens cycling teams and much of his research has been outside of the sport of cycling.
Table of Contents
Emergence & Eating
The Athlete’s Kitchen
The Athlete’s Pantry
Plates & Portions
Includes small everyday selections like muesli or oatmeal, carb-loading plates of eggs and pasta, and light and decadent pancakes
Includes handheld burritos, sandwiches, bars, rice cakes, and other portable whole foods for workouts or snacks
Includes familiar meals like chicken tacos and lamb burgers, hearty stews for postworkout replenishment, and healthy plates of protein with pasta or rice