Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

December 22, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Holiday Menu

Sometimes the Holiday season feels like nothing more than a blur of hustle and bustle.  And while we try to savor the moments, it can be tough to stop and enjoy it in the midst of a long to-do list. To make it a little easier on you this year, we’ve scoured the web...
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Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

December 15, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Goat Cheese Figgy Appetizer

What comes to mind when you think of Christmas carols?  Is it children singing?  Hay rides? Sleigh bells? For me, it’s figgy pudding.  And, although I’ve never actually had it, figs intrigue me.  One of my favorite pizzas boosts a healthy serving of figs.  This week, we’ll keep it simple and serve up a...
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

December 8, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Sesame-Soy Stir Fry

Sometimes big things come in little packages.  This is certainly the case with this week’s key ingredient.  Big-time nourishment comes from a tiny sesame seed.  Nourishment that can help cyclists with stamina, achy joints and migraines associated with electrolyte depletion.  They’ve certainly stood the test of time, dating back to as early as 1600...
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

December 1, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Green, yellow, orange, or red?  This is the question when picking out a bell pepper.  In terms of nutrition, it does make a difference.   As cyclists, we want all the antioxidants, phytochemicals, and health-promoting whole food components we can get.  Choose the wrong one and you’ll get a lot of awesome nutrients.  Choose...
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Super Smoothie

November 24, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Green Detox Super Smoothie

So, your Thanksgiving menu’s set.  But what about the day after? We suggest our after-Thanksgiving-back-on-track Green Detox Super Smoothie.  Why?  Simply because most people don’t wake up feeling super great the day after Thanksgiving.  Even though they had good intentions for healthy Thanksgiving eating, and they actually feel like they did pretty well (this...
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

November 22, 2011
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125 lb Cyclist Takes on 3 lb Veggie Burger

What happens when a 125 pound cyclist takes on the challenge of eating a 3 pound veggie monster burger?  A better question may be…why would someone even want to? As I’ve mentioned before, one of our sponsors over here at Loving the Bike is Big Daddy’s Restaurant in Austin.  On their menu is what...
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

November 17, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Pomegranate Olive Oil Pan Sauce

When’s the last time you ate a pomegranate?  I mean, really, bought the fruit, cut into it, and ate it.   For most people, it’s not anytime recently, and maybe never.  So much easier to buy the juice in a bottle, right?  Is any fruit really worth all that mess? Oh yeah it is....
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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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Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

October 20, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie

Walk into any grocery store this time of year and you’re sure to see a big pumpkin display.  Orange pyramids of winter squash just waiting to be carved – or better yet, roasted and enjoyed!  While you’ll surely want to pick one up for a Jack o’ Lantern masterpiece, go ahead and grab a...
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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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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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