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When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with professional 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 make—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 makes the case for real food as 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.
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
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.
When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of food. For decades the sports elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. So Lim and professional chef Biju Thomas set out to make eating delicious and practical. Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the worlds best endurance athletes during the worlds most demanding races. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook
brought the favorite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes. In Feed Zone Portables
, Lim and Biju expand on the success of The Feed Zone Cookbook
to offer athletes 50 new portable snacks that will nourish better performance. Feed Zone Portables
maintains all the most popular features of The Feed Zone Cookbook
including simple recipes that are easy to prepare, beautiful full-color photographs of every dish, complete nutrition information, tips on how each snack can benefit athletic performance, and time-saving ways to make real food the basis of an athletic diet. New in Portables
- Two-Bite Portables: Tasty treats for a breakaway from the norm
- Aha! Portables: Clever twists on favorite snacks
- Portable Bars: Sweet and savory flavors featuring whole foods
- Take and Make: Plan-ahead meals and snacks for traveling athletes
With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Feed Zone Portables
from chef Biju and Allen Lim shows how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go.
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.
FEED ZONE PORTABLES
A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes
Biju Thomas and Allen Lim, PhD
Food athletes crave, made from scratch.
Real food is a revolutionary idea in a sports world crowded with bars, blocks, and gels making bold claims about performance. While working in the trenches of professional cycling physiologist Allen Lim found a growing number of riders setting aside prepackaged “food” they were paid to promote in favor of small sandwiches, fresh pastries, and even leftover pizza. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results.
In Feed Zone Portables, Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas debut 75 portable foods that taste great, are digested quickly, and help you perform at your best.
Rice cakes, baked eggs, cookies, and waffles pack in the nutrition you need without the taste fatigue and queasy stomach that follow a fistful of sports bars and gels. Wrap up your favorite flavors with these made-from-scratch recipes, both savory and sweet.
Feed Zone Portables will forever change how you think about food and its role in performance.
About the Author
Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas live in Boulder, Colorado.
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?
Baked Cakes and Cookies
Griddle Cakes, Pancakes and Waffles
Take and Make
A: Nutrition Facts for Recipes
B: Nutrition Facts for Additions and Alternatives
About the Authors