Loving the “Bite” Recipes

Loving the BITE: Amazing Antioxidant Lemon Pepper Chicken

November 5, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Amazing Antioxidant Lemon Pepper Chicken

One of the simplest ingredients in your kitchen could have one of the biggest impacts in your body. We’re talking SIMPLE. Downright ordinary. Black Peppercorns. In case you didn’t know, I’m usually a go big or go home sort of person, sort of nutritionist, so we’re going WHOLE peppercorns in the recipe.  It’s an...
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Loving the BITE: Candy Overload Antidote

October 29, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Candy Overload Antidote

If you’ve been around Loving the BITE for long, you’ve probably read this one over the years. But, it’s a very popular high-demand post that’s worth repeating…especially with Halloween and subsequent Holidays looming. In addition to candy overload, you may find yourself suffering from plain-old “rich-food” overload. The treats, the big meals, the office...
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie for Breakfast or Recovery

October 22, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Pumpkin Spice Smoothie for Breakfast or Recovery

Just a couple weeks ago, I implored you to add more cinnamon to your diet for its many, many nourishing health benefits. If you’ve decided to give it a try, how are you doing with it? If you need more options, here’s some help. Delicious Pumpkin Spice Smoothie. Recipe of the Week:  Delicious Pumpkin Smoothie Ingredients: 1/2...
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Loving the BITE: Easy, Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

October 15, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Easy, Quick Chicken Tortilla Soup

Generally, I like to use fresh foods – of course. But, guess what? Some canned foods are not villains, but an easy, healthy ingredient. In fact, I have one go-to recipe in particular, that uses canned vegetables and turns out DELICIOUS and healthy. Like you, I’m busy. Works, kids, riding, and more. But we...
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Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

October 8, 2015
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Loving the BITE: The Powerful Antioxidant Lurking in your Cupboard

It’s your lucky day. Without going to a store, and without spending a dime, I bet you’ve got one of the most powerful antioxidants available, right in your cupboard. Lurking. Just waiting to be used more. And now you’ve got no excuse. Cinnamon is POWERFUL. It’s anti-inflammatory. It’s full of antioxidants. And, it contains...
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Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

October 1, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Easy Homemade Honey Applesauce for Pre-Ride Fuel

It’s officially apple season! And, if you’re looking for a delicious, easy way to use your harvest or farmer’s market deals, look no further than applesauce. This week, we’ll make it with honey (a great fuel for cyclists!) and use it at pre-training fuel. It also works well on the bike, with breakfast over...
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd & Yogurt for Training Recovery

September 24, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Delicious Orange Curd  & Yogurt for Training Recovery

Curd. Not the most appetizing word in the world, but one of my favorite, most appetizing treats and fuels. Just thinking about the tangy sweet deliciousness of orange or lemon curd makes me smile. But just for a moment since it’s tough to smile while simultaneously devouring some curd. This week, let’s take the...
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Lemon Cookies

September 17, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Will Ride for Lemon Cookies

I cried when my kids headed by to school a few weeks ago, but not for reasons you may think. This summer I was spoiled, I’ll admit it. My 8 year old became the household pastry chef, making a new batch of homemade cookies weekly (no, no, he didn’t use the oven, but he learned...
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Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

September 10, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Sausage and Apples for a Quick Delicious Autumn Dinner

Nothing quite says Autumn to me like riding through fallen leaves and dinners with ingredients like apples and squash. And, as the daylight and days get shorter, I’m always looking for quick, delicious, warm meals. This week, we’ll cut to the chase with an easy and tasty Autumn dinner. It will include some nutrition powerhouse ingredients...
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Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

September 3, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Fuel Right with a Side of Cycling Community Generosity

It’s with a heavy heart that I write this week’s Loving the Bite. A car-bike accident has recently claimed the life of another cyclist. A dad. A husband. A life. This time, it happened on Lookout Mountain Road in Golden, CO, a wonderfully fun road route that I ride frequently. Every crash like this is extremely...
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Quinoa for Lunch, Carb Load, & Recovery

August 27, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Sweet Potato Quinoa for Lunch, Carb Load, & Recovery

Sometimes my lunch is boring. As in same ol’ yawn-inducing boring. How ’bout yours? Other times, I have a stroke of genius and come up with a great meal that is nourishing, energizing, and exciting (as exciting as lunch can be, anyway). If you’re packing your lunch, you may go through these ups and downs...
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Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

August 20, 2015
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Loving the BITE: Fish Tacos & Vitamin D for upcoming Winter Months

I just returned from my annual beach road-trip vacation. For the week I was on the beach, I had 3 main objectives: play lots with my kids including swimming, sand castling, and wave dunking, surf some waves on our family surf board, and find and eat the most delicious fish tacos southern California has...
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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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