Loving the “Bite” Recipes

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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Loving the BITE: Basil Cauliflower Soup

September 29, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Basil Cauliflower Soup

As the weather turns a little cooler, I often begin to crave those cold-weather comfort foods that seem to warm up the whole house on a cold day.  Foods like stews, soups, and chili come to mind.  Since summer’s officially come to an end, let’s look on the bright side and warm up with...
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Loving the BITE: Cheese and Pear Sandwich

September 22, 2011
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Loving the BITE: Cheese and Pear Sandwich

You know it’s Autumn when leaves begin to turn beautiful colors, the air becomes crisp and cool, and organic Pears are only $1.49 per pound at the grocery store.  This week, we’ll take full advantage of these prices and all the wonderful health benefits pears afford for health and cycling. In fact, we have...
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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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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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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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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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