The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

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VeloPress, Nov 1, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 320 pages

The Feed Zone Cookbook offers 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found a peloton weary of food. For years the sport's elite athletes had been underperforming on bland fare and processed bars and gels. Science held few easy answers for nutrition in the real world, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day.

So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas.

Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world’s best endurance athletes during the world’s most demanding races. In The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, nutritious recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance.

The Feed Zone Cookbook provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. Allen and Lim offer breakfasts and pre-workout meals from oatmeal to egg dishes, portable foods that taste great during exercise including rice cakes and muffins, after-workout recovery meals and snacks that recharge your muscles quickly, dessert drinks and treats, simple sauces and dressings, and delicious dinners including chef Biju’s favorite pastas, soups and salads, empanadas, pizzas and burgers, seafood, Indian cuisine, grilled dishes, poultry, pork, and beef. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Allen show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go. You will love how many recipes from The Feed Zone Cookbook make it into your regular rotation of favorite meals.

The Feed Zone Cookbook includes

• 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs

• Breakfasts, lunches, recovery meals, dinners, snacks, desserts

• Portable real food snacks, including Lim's famous rice cakes

• Dr. Allen Lim's approach to the practice of food for athletes

• Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts

• Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen

• Over 100 gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes

The Feed Zone Cookbook offers a simple, fresh way for athletes to enjoy cooking and dramatically improve their workout nutrition. Lim and Thomas strike the perfect balance between the science of nutrition and the practice of eating. You’ll taste the difference. You’ll feel the difference. And you may begin thinking differently how food can make sports better.

For even more portable recipes from the Feed Zone, don’t miss Feed Zone Portables. And for dinners that will delight your friends and family, see the new Feed Zone Table.

 

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Contents

DINNER MENU Steak and Eggplant Salad
21
Breakfast
28
Portables
82
Waffle Ride Sandwich
83
Après
110
JUICING
113
At the Back
142
Dinner
170
Basics
268
Appendixes
296
ALLEN LIM HAS ALWAYS PREACHED EATING REAL NATURAL FOODS
301
Index
305
Acknowledgments
312
About the Authors
314
Credits
316
Copyright

Desserts
250

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Chef Biju Thomas is a professional chef known for light, simple dishes bursting with bold flavors. He has designed the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado and has launched his own restaurant, Biju's Little Curry Shop, in Denver's up-and-coming RiNo neighborhood.

In 2009, Chef Biju teamed up with sports physiologist Dr. Allen Lim to improve the everyday diets and performance nutrition of professional cyclists and their teams. In the years since, Chef Biju has cooked for dozens of elite professional cyclists, teaching them the craft of cooking. His Feed Zone series of books with Lim, The Feed Zone Cookbook, Feed Zone Portables, and Feed Zone Table feature 325 easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas for an active lifestyle.

Biju has been a chef for pro cycling teams and coordinated food for one of the sport's biggest races, the Tour of California. Biju has also been the chef for the Dempsey/Del Piero Racing, a Grand-Am and Le Mans motorsports team. He also contributes recipes to Skratch Labs, Omega Juicers, and Map My Fitness. Learn more at chefbiju.com.

Dr. Allen Lim is a sports physiologist, cycling coach, and a founder of Skratch Labs, a manufacturer of performance hydration mixes and the world's first active nourishment company. Beginning his coaching career with Jonathan Vaughters' TIAA-CREF cycling development team, Lim developed a method of testing for biological markers of performance enhancing drugs that led to cycling's Biological Passport. Lim was director of sport science for Garmin and RadioShack professional cycling teams and is the only American scientist to have worked and cooked for teams at the Tour de France. Lim has worked with dozens of top American cyclists to improve their performance and nutrition.

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