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Loving the BITE: Savory Quinoa Breakfast

December 17, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Savory Quinoa Breakfast

(During the last few months, I had the pleasure of working with a Nutrition Student as an intern. Today’s Loving the Bite is by Mirka Gores). Breakfast is an important part of the morning routine. It provides fuel for the day and can help inspire you to make better choices about the food you...
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Loving the BITE: A Super-Nourishing Drink that Always Hits the Spot

December 10, 2015
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Loving the BITE: A Super-Nourishing Drink that Always Hits the Spot

You know what sounds good to me right now? This very instant? Chai Latte. You know what sounds good to me most of the time? Chai Latte. It’s that good. And, this week, you can either hit up your favorite coffee shop, or follow this easy recipe to make your own at home. Your...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

December 3, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Stir-Fry & 5 Tips for Staying Lean despite December

Ahhh December. Gotta love it right? For many, it’s busy, it’s cold (not for Darryl, of course), it’s a bit dark, and it’s easy to let your body hibernate. As in, plump up a bit for the winter. Additionally, there’s the Holiday rush, treats, parties, & festivities. Typically, healthy eating goes out the window...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

November 26, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Leftover-Turkey Chili Recipe

Got turkey leftovers? Well then, you’ve got lots to look forward to. Sure, you can just reheat Thanksgiving dinner in the days to come, or you can reinvent that turkey into a whole new meal. This works with turkey you’ve stored in the fridge, or, if you’ve truly got it coming out of your...
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Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

November 19, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Thanksgiving Menu 2015 and Fit Holiday Tips

Every year at this time, I wonder where the year went and how we got to the end of November so fast. Oh, and what in the world should I plan for Thanksgiving?!? If you’re in charge of a dish, the meal, or a whole feast next Thursday, you may want to take a...
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Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

November 12, 2015
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Loving the BITE: 3 Favorite Healthy Chocolate-Rich Recipes

This time of year, as my sometimes over-scheduled Holiday plans ramp up, the weather cools, sunlight hours decrease, and I’m in-between my favorite sports (too much snow and cold for mountain biking but not yet enough for AT skiing – it’s a hard-knock life, I know), sometimes I need a little homemade pick-me-up. As...
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Loving the BITE: Amazing Antioxidant Lemon Pepper Chicken

November 5, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Amazing Antioxidant Lemon Pepper Chicken

One of the simplest ingredients in your kitchen could have one of the biggest impacts in your body. We’re talking SIMPLE. Downright ordinary. Black Peppercorns. In case you didn’t know, I’m usually a go big or go home sort of person, sort of nutritionist, so we’re going WHOLE peppercorns in the recipe.  It’s an...
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Loving the BITE: Candy Overload Antidote

October 29, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Candy Overload Antidote

If you’ve been around Loving the BITE for long, you’ve probably read this one over the years. But, it’s a very popular high-demand post that’s worth repeating…especially with Halloween and subsequent Holidays looming. In addition to candy overload, you may find yourself suffering from plain-old “rich-food” overload. The treats, the big meals, the office...
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie for Breakfast or Recovery

October 22, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie for Breakfast or Recovery

Just a couple weeks ago, I implored you to add more cinnamon to your diet for its many, many nourishing health benefits. If you’ve decided to give it a try, how are you doing with it? If you need more options, here’s some help. Delicious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Recipe of the Week:  Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients: 1/2...
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Loving the BITE: Easy, Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

October 15, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Easy, Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

Generally, I like to use fresh foods – of course. But, guess what? Some canned foods are not villains, but an easy, healthy ingredient. In fact, I have one go-to recipe in particular, that uses canned vegetables and turns out DELICIOUS and healthy. Like you, I’m busy. Works, kids, riding, and more. But we...
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Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

October 8, 2015
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Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

It’s your lucky day. Without going to a store, and without spending a dime, I bet you’ve got one of the most powerful antioxidants available, right in your cupboard. Lurking. Just waiting to be used more. And now you’ve got no excuse. Cinnamon is POWERFUL. It’s anti-inflammatory. It’s full of antioxidants. And, it contains...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

October 1, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

It’s officially apple season! And, if you’re looking for a delicious, easy way to use your harvest or farmer’s market deals, look no further than applesauce. This week, we’ll make it with honey (a great fuel for cyclists!) and use it at pre-training fuel. It also works well on the bike, with breakfast over...
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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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