Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

May 5, 2016
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Loving the BITE: High Protein Chia Pudding Makes a Great Snack

We’ve got a new high-protein snack option this week. Actually, it’s a great option for breakfast, lunch, snacks, pre-training or recovery. Let’s just call it versatile. It uses just 4-5 ingredients, packs in a whopping amount of protein (especially for a snack that can be made with vegetarian/vegan only ingredients), and utilizes the great...
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

April 28, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Why Cheat Meals are Oh-So-Important

Growing up, I don’t think I had ever had proper fish and chips. That was, until a trip to England and Ireland about 9 years ago. We spent 12 days between the 2 countries, and I must have eaten fish and chips 7 of those days. I absolutely loved it. And don’t worry, we...
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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

April 21, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Amino Acid Run-Down

Tucked away in my pantry, I have a bucket of powders, pills, and secret ingredients. It’s funny, as a self-proclaimed whole-food yogurt-making-hippie, I feel the need to sort of hide it in the back.  But, it’s very important to me, helps me feel recovered, strong, and balanced throughout the duration of season, and I wouldn’t...
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

April 14, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Recipe for a Healthy Road Trip

Days: 10. Hours on the road: 45. Miles: 2879. Destinations: 7. Roadside pee stops for our 2 year old: 18 billion (don’t judge me). Nights camping in the sand: 2. States: 6. Speeding tickets: 0 (oh yeah!). Jalama burgers: 2 (Jalama Beach is a great cycling destination – wow!). These were the stats of my...
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

April 7, 2016
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Loving the BITE: 1 Recipe, 6 Ingredients, 5 Minutes. Endless Awesome Energy Bars

What can you get with 6 ingredients, 1 recipe, and 5 minutes? Hmmm.  How about endless variations of a delicious, effective, whole-food energy bar!  It’s no joke.  In just minutes, you can make your own perfect energy bars.  These are tasty, real-food, great fuel, and require no cooking.  On the bike, you’ll find that...
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

March 31, 2016
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Loving the BITE: A Bit of Island Flare with Black Beans & Mango

It’s snowing outside here (again), so it seems like a perfect time for a dinner with a little Island flair. Something to brighten up the view, for this snowy March day. Even if it’s not dumping where you are, if it’s sunny and bright and warm, you’ll love this one. Black beans shine as this week’s highlighted ingredient. ...
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Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

March 17, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Irish Stew, Ale, & the Effects of Alcohol on Cycling Performance

I have been told that more than a few LTB readers are beer drinkers.  And, although there’s often confusion regarding the health benefits and detriments of alcohol, I’ll be happy to set the record straight: moderate amounts, defined as 1-6 oz. glass of wine, 1-12 oz. glass of beer, or even 1 shot of...
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Loving the BITE: Need a Better Snack? Roasted Beet Hummus

March 10, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Need a Better Snack? Roasted Beet Hummus

Beets are so amazing, they qualify for great Daily Nutrition & Training Nutrition. They help with oxygenation of muscles when cycling, and offer host of other bodily benefits for those hours when you’re not (the “dark” hours). If you need any convincing to add beets to your diet, you’ll find it here and now.  This...
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Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

March 3, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Homemade High-Energy Protein Bar for Breakfast

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, or if you’re tired of the same ol’ same ol’ breakfast, you’re in luck.   This week’s Loving the Bite recipe is made up of 6 Energy All-Stars.  And, what better time to eat energy all-stars than first thing in the morning?  To be sure, the energy from these bars isn’t just...
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

February 25, 2016
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Loving the BITE: How Cyclists can Fight the Fatigue

Most adults feel fatigued at least some of the time. The schedules, the work, the commute, the commitments, and the everything in between can drag us down a bit. But, should our workouts and rides be a major cause of fatigue? I say no. Sure, if you plan and ride a big ride or race,...
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

February 18, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Chocolate Cherry Smoothie

Do you feel that? The feeling of sore knees or ankles? I feel it. My ankles hurt a bit more this time of year because I’m “skinning” uphill at least a couple times per week with skis pulling on my ligaments and joints (there’s something about weight on your feet that gets those ankles!). And with...
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Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

February 11, 2016
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Loving the BITE: Cookies vs. Dates vs. Honey vs. Gels

I’m not a one-best sort of person. No one size fits all or black and white recommendations here. Instead, I’m more of a good-enough sort of person. Or, probably more accurately, a good-fit sort of person.  This applies to many things in my life, and one of them is certainly training fuel. When I’m...
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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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