Archive for June, 2011

Loving the BITE: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

June 16, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Chicken with Fresh Grape Glaze

Maybe I’m being a little selfish. This week’s featured ingredient, grapes, is probably my all-time favorite food. I can’t really think of any food I like more…to me, they are perfect just as they are: a whole-food sweet package of goodness from the earth. Love ‘em, just like ‘em, or not, there’s no denying...
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An Un-Political Cyclist

June 15, 2011
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An Un-Political Cyclist

Well, you should know that I am probably the most un-political person you can possibly know.  Really.  I definitely don’t know my Right Wing from my Left. To be honest, I have no clue if Obama is a republican or democrat, and I don’t even know who the current Prime Minister of Canada is….and...
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

June 14, 2011
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#bikeschool: Les Solutions de Rechange

By my calculations it is exactly 18 days until the start of this years pinnacle event in the season’s calender, Le Tour de France. This year’s event is set to be a real spectacle with 4 mountain-top finishes and the re-installment of the team time trial as well as enough flat stages for the...
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

June 13, 2011
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How to Get Published on LIVESTRONG

  For this week’s Make it Happen Monday post, I’m here to let you know how you can Make things Happen with the LIVESTRONG Foundation. I’m pretty sure that any blogger out there would be stoked to get their article published over at www.livestrong.org.  If you’re a cycling blogger, it’s likely even more exciting....
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Gluten Free, Dairy Free Cyclists

June 11, 2011
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Question: What’s the best pre-race meal for gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar conscious athletes? Also, what’s the best endurance food (on the bike) for same athlete? Kelli’s Answer: Hi Shelly, thanks so much for your question!  Here’s some good pre-training, during training, and recovery foods (all gluten-free, dairy-free, and utilizing different sugars appropriately) – pick what...
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

June 10, 2011
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Doing Positive Things for Kids, Using Bikes

As you’re likely already aware, this whole week we’ve been focusing on Two Wheels, Fast Feet.  To wrap up this series, I wanted to focus on some of the great organizations out there that are helping kids through cycling.  I know there are a whole lot of them around the world, so please forgive...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops

June 9, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Raspberry Yogurt Ice Pops

It’s Loving the BITE….Two Wheels, Fast Feet style. It’s summer and that means it’s time for popsicles.  And, when it gets hot, young athletes need a good way to cool down.  But, instead of opting for sugar-laden, no-nutrition, neon-colored popsicles that will only drag you down, let’s make some Greek Yogurt Popsicles that taste...
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do? Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

June 8, 2011
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Do as I Say, Not as I Do?  Set a Good Example for Kids Instead

In honor of Two Wheels, Fast Feet week here at Loving the Bike and at Loving the Run, I’m happy to provide you with another great guest post about kids and the great outdoors.  Big thanks to Kirsten Miller for supplying today’s post. Do as I Say, Not as I Do by Kirsten Miller Maybe you’ve...
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A Letter to my Son

June 7, 2011
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A Letter to my Son

Due to this being Two Wheels, Fast Feet week at Loving the Bike, we’re pre-empting our regular Tuesday #bikeschool post for a great submission by my friend Jim.  He’s a great writer, and super awesome Dad.  Thanks for this, Jim. A Letter to my Son by Jim   Son, Thursday is your last day...
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What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

June 6, 2011
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What 2 Wheels Fast Feet Means to Me

As we kick of Two Wheels, Fast Feet I am proud to offer up what it means to my Daughter, Kassi: 2 Wheels Fast Feet by Kassi Two wheels fast feet.  What does that mean to me? When I first heard Two Wheels Fast Feet, I thought of kids riding their bikes around the...
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

June 6, 2011
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Make it Happen Monday: Two Wheels, Fast Feet

It’s kids week over here at Loving the Bike, and each and every post will be focused around the Two Wheels, Fast Feet program that we’re launching today. Growing up, the beginning of June was always my favorite time of the whole year.  School was about to let out, my birthday was coming up,...
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Kids and Sports Drinks

June 4, 2011
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Question: I’ve heard kids shouldn’t drink sports drinks – my kid is very active, runs hard, and plays competitive sports.  What’s your recommendation? Kelli’s Answer: Just like you’ve noted in your question, it simply depends on the activity your child is participating at, and at what level of intensity. For most young kids under...
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Sugar Alternatives for Energy and Hydration

Question: I am using the homebrew sugar formulations (sometimes added to green tea).  I am also trying to wean myself off 1/2 dose adrenalean “lip tonic delivery system” (biorhythm brand- caffeine, hoodia g, synephrine, yohimbe) capsule for energy.

My question is other than juice, can you suggest modifications in lieu of table sugar for energy and hydration.

Answer:

Both raw/organic honey or agave can work great in the homebrew (substitute in the same quantities for the sugar, or to taste), but you do have to shake well in order to make sure they don’t settle out.  Have you tried either of these?  Also, make sure to use at least the minimum amount of salt recommended in the homebrew as the temps rise, you need the sodium replacement if you’re sweating.

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Please send us your questions for our Expert Sports Nutritionist, Kelli Jennings to “Ask the Sports Nutritionist“. Kelli Jennings is a Registered Dietitian with a passion for healthy eating, wellness, & sports nutrition. For more information go to www.apexnutritionllc.com.

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