Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Ginger, Joint Remedy and Muscle Soother

July 25, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Ginger, Joint Remedy and Muscle Soother

There’s nothing like a good ride to push your muscles, free your mind, and put a smile on your face.  As you push your muscles, you’ll also likely deal with soreness and fatigue.  While it’s not the end of the world, and all a part of training, the more you can do to reduce it and help...
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

July 18, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Grilled Beer-Can Chicken

This summer, our dinner themes have been grilling and keeping dinners “Light at Night.” This week, for even more fun, we’ll throw in a beer.  If you’ve never heard of beer-can chicken, keep reading because this recipe, using beer, produces a wonderfully moist and flavorful whole chicken.  To keep it light at night, we’ll skip the...
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

July 11, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Tour de France Special – Chocolate for Breakfast

If you’ve got Tour de France fever, you may find yourself waking up in the wee hours of the morning to watch live coverage.  And, you may just get hungry, tired, or lethargic by the time it’s time for your own morning ride.  Which brings me to the subject of our Loving the Bite recipe this...
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Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

July 4, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Festive Burger Toppings and Tips

It’s a Holiday weekend for many Loving the Bike readers, so I’ll keep it light, festive, and fun this week (of course, cycling nutrition is fun ever week, right?).  When it comes to food and the 4th of July, I think about the grill, and I think about burgers. I am a meat-eater, including...
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

June 27, 2013
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Loving the BITE: 6 Summer Hydrators to Improve Your Ride

Whether on the bike, in the office, or working outside, hydration is crucial for the cyclist.  It’s obvious why it’s so important when riding.  But, do you realize that chronic day-to-day dehydration can also have a huge effect on your ride? Dehydration can be the source of fatigue, headaches, digestive issues, and more.  It also...
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

June 20, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Grilled Caribbean Jerk Foil Packets

Summer’s all about easy, no-mess, delicious meals from the grill.  Fresh foods that provide the colors, tastes, smells, and nutrients you want and need.  This week, we’re getting the heck out of the kitchen and keeping it easy on the grill.  Foil-packet-easy.  Toss in some protein, vegetables, spices, and healthy fats, and you’ve got...
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Loving the Bite: Super Recovery Ice-Cream

June 13, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Super Recovery Ice-Cream

Old habits die hard.  It’s difficult to change your thoughts, and your habits.  But worthwhile tasks are seldom easy, right?  This week, I’m going to challenge you to rethink your dessert and what you put into your mouth before bed.  To trade in the sweets at night.  It’s not always been my way of thinking.  In fact,...
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Loving the Bite: “Light at Night” Spicy Tacos

June 6, 2013
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Loving the Bite: “Light at Night” Spicy Tacos

Over the past few years, I’ve repeated a few key recommendations for athletes trying to lose fat or maintain a lean weight.  Over and over, you’ve heard me say, “Light at Night.” It’s true.  I recommend eating the vast majority of your calories, and especially your carbohydrates, during the day when you’re most active (of...
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Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

May 30, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Pre-Ride Sodium-Loading Lemonade

You know who you are.  You’re encrusted in white salt, and you could wring out your jersey after an intense ride while others seem to barely need a shower.  You simply seem to sweat on rides significantly more than your friends. You know you need more sodium on the bike, especially with summer heat approaching, but...
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

May 23, 2013
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Loving the BITE: High Energy Protein Breakfast Bar

If you’re feeling less-than-energetic, 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 quick and then fading.  The ingredient combo provides quick and long-lasting...
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Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

May 16, 2013
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Loving the Bite: Top 5 Homemade On-the-Bike Fuel Recipes

Sometimes, you just have to take matters into your own hands, head to the kitchen, and make some dynamite training fuel. Or, at least, I tend to have to.  For 12 years, many miles on the bike, and many mountains climbed, we’ve chosen my homebrew drinks, bars, and whole food options.  Here’s my top...
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Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

May 9, 2013
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Loving the BITE: Chemical-Free Coffee

This week I’m on a mission.  A pantry purge, if you will.  When I shop for foods that are not completely whole food (for whatever reason), I generally try to avoid: high omega-6 oils like soybean oil and corn oil, artificial sweeteners with the exception of occasional stevia, colorings and fake flavorings, monosodium glutamate, high...
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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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