Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

September 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pan-Fried Tofu with Lemongrass

Doufu anyone?  Not a typo; just a little Loving the Bite trivia.  This week’s key ingredient, tofu, is a staple of Asian cuisine, and just happens to go by “doufu” in China (“tofu” in Japan).  But what’s that got to do with cycling?  We all know that great cycling requires a healthy body –...
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Loving the BITE: Home-Made PB&J

August 25, 2011
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It’s a staple of almost all athletes’ diets.  The Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich. Whether in daily nutrition, pre-training, during training, or recovery, I’m hard-pressed to think of a cyclist who doesn’t rely on them, at least a little.  This week, Loving the Bite’s bringing you a recipe for this old favorite, using whole-food...
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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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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

August 11, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Burritos

I’m having so much fun doing these Loving the BITE posts that I’ve decided to give Kelli one more week off….considering she just had her baby like three weeks ago, I really think she deserves it.  Kelli will be taking over the Loving the BITE posts again next week. I’ve mentioned before that I’m...
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

August 4, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Blended Watermelon

I’m filling in for Kelli one more week as she recovers and spends some good quality time with that new baby of hers.  She’ll be back again next week and is sure to be full of some great Loving the BITE posts in the weeks to come.  But for this week, it’s my turn...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

July 28, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Homemade Granola with Hemp Hearts

Our super awesome nutrition expert is still chilling out after giving birth to her baby girl last week, so I’m back again in this week’s Loving the BITE.  One of the new favorite things for us to make here at home (actually it’s my Wife who’s been making it…and me eating it) is granola....
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Loving the BITE: Falafel

July 21, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Falafel

Our expert nutritionist, Kelli is busy having a baby today so I’m here to fill in with today’s Loving the BITE.  If you know me personally, or follow me on Twitter….odds are you’ve heard me talking about Falafel.  I have also written about it in the past, but because it truly is such a...
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Loving the BITE: Veggie Omelet

July 14, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Veggie Omelet

It’s true, I’ve been called a “cheap.” I prefer fabulously frugal.  Every once in awhile, my husband comes home to a dinner omelet.  No other meat source, just good ‘ol eggs, cheese, and vegetables.  I think it’s delicious.  But really, I also love it because eggs (cage-free and organic) are only $0.15-$0.20 each.  And...
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Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

July 7, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Asparagus, Snow Pea, Chicken Stir Fry

Asparagus is one of those foods that you absolutely know must be extra-healthy for you just by looking at it.  It looks like it’s ready to defend itself.  And guess what?  When you eat it, it will add to your defenses.  And, it just might make you a better cyclist this week. How?  Keep...
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

June 23, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cherry Cashew Energy Bars

Cherry Cashew Energy Bar By Jenn Sutherland Every athlete has a routine for how to fuel up before, during and after a workout. GUs, gels, Clif bars, shot bloks, bagels, bananas, oatmeal, coffee, copious amounts of peanut butter…an athlete’s fuel regimen is as unique as their stride. But what happens when you can’t eat...
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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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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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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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