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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

November 10, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Chicken and Bean Chili

Baby, it’s cold outside.  Only one thing to do: Break out the slow cooker and whip up some delicious, satisfying, and ultra-healthy chili.  Specifically, chili that features our super-nutritive key ingredient: Dark Red Kidney Beans.  Could there be anything better to come home to after a long workday and after-work ride?  I think not....
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Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

November 3, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Walnuts – 3 Ways

Why not walnuts?  This question came to mind this week as I was deciding on our Loving the Bite key food.  They are absolutely packed with nutrients that will benefit your body.  And, as athletes, we’re always on a quest to nourish our bodies well, right? So, I began to search for good recipes. ...
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

October 27, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Healthy Halloween Candy

Candy on the brain?  If you didn’t before, you probably do now.  But never fear, as we approach Halloween, and all the candy that comes with it, I have an easy recipe for a sweet treat that features an incredible SuperFood: Ginger.  Yes, this treat is a treat (I didn’t take out all the...
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Cramping

October 22, 2011
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Question: I cramped badly during a recent cycling race.  I never cramp on training rides no matter how long they are.  What is the best nutrition plan for race so I can avoid this happening again? Kelli’s Answer: First of all, there are many reasons why you might cramp during a race, and they...
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Loving the BITE: Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

October 6, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Spaghetti Squash “Pasta”

How many cyclists out there depend on pasta as a staple of your diet?  While you can make some good choices with pasta (such as choosing noodles made with whole grains or garbanzo beans), wheat flour products will almost always fall short of the nutrition offered in vegetables.  Sure, you’ll get some vitamins and...
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The Best Protein Bar

October 1, 2011
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Question: Hi Kelli, I eat a lot of protein bars for energy and nutrition.  Is there a certain bar that you recommend over the others? Kelli’s Answer: To answer your question, I’m going to explain why I believe “whole-food bars,” such as “LARA” and “KIND” bars (mock-KIND bar recipe found right here), are good...
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Loving the BITE: Fresh Salsa

September 15, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Fresh Salsa

In a follow-up to yesterday’s Beanitos Review, we’ve got a Loving the BITE dip to go right along with those tasty chip.  And not just any dip, but one that will help us cycle stronger and stay healthy.  This week, tomato growers will rejoice with a salsa recipe that can be canned and enjoyed...
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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

September 14, 2011
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Beanitos: Should You Become a BeanHead?

I came across Beanitos due to the fact that my friend @BeanitosApril works over there.  She gave my family some samples and we felt they were one super awesome healthy (ish) snack.  So to find out exactly how good and healthy they actually were, I had April send some to our Loving the Bike...
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Loving the BITE: Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

September 8, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cumin Grilled Chicken Breasts

I love this spice.  Most anytime I cook, no matter what I’m cooking, I’m tempted to start shaking it in.  And not with the little holes on the top of the spice container.  Nope.  I use the big gaping spoon-insert one.  Maybe I lack creativity and culinary know-how.  But you can’t argue with delicious...
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Kelli Talks Iron

August 26, 2011
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Kelli Talks Iron

During this last year, I’ve spent time gathering more information on my past successes with clients and iron  supplementation, other experts’ opinions, and any further information to form a more aggressive and proactive Iron Supplementation Recommendation for my athletes. You see, I’ve seen a correlation with low iron (ferritin) status and everything from impaired running performance,...
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Warm Sports Drinks

August 20, 2011
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Warm Sports Drinks and Water Question: Most all sports drinks, and water for that matter, taste horrible when hot (which almost always happens on long rides in the summer).  What’s the best way to keep them cold…can I simply fill my water bottle ½ full with ice and then pour in the drink? Kelli’s Answer: I...
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Loving the BITE: Our Everyday Salad Dressing

August 18, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Our Everyday Salad Dressing

This week, let’s all pucker up for good health.  Yep, we’re going to add a little vinegar to our Daily Nutrition diets for a variety of health benefits.  The kind of benefits that may just keep up cycling longer, stronger, and with a better strength to weight ratio.  As one of my recent clients...
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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.

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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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