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Feed Zone Portables : A Cookbook of On-The-Go Food for Athletes

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When Dr. Allen Lim left the lab to work with pro cyclists, he found athletes weary of processed bars and gels and the same old pasta. So Lim joined professional chef Biju Thomas to make eating delicious and practical. Their groundbreaking Feed Zone Cookbook brought the favourite recipes of the pros to everyday athletes. In their new cookbook Feed Zone Portables, Chef Biju and Dr. Lim offers 75 all-new portable food recipes for cyclists, runners, triathletes, mountain bikers, climbers, hikers, and backpackers. Each real food recipe is simple, delicious, easy to make - and ready to go on your next ride, run, climb, or hike. Feed Zone Portables keeps all the most popular features of The Feed Zone Cookbook including quick and easy recipes for athletes, beautiful full-colour photographs of every dish, complete nutrition data, tips on why these are the best foods for athletes, and time-saving ways on how to cook real food every day. You can try out new rice cakes, two-bite pies, griddle cakes, waffles, baked eggs, sticky bites, rice balls, paninis, cakes, and cookies. Wherever you go, these real foods will nourish your best performance.
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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 170 x 210 x 28mm | 759.99g
  • Boulder, United States
  • English
  • full colour photos
  • 1937715000
  • 9781937715007
  • 32,301

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FEED ZONE PORTABLES

A Cookbook of On-the-Go Food for Athletes

Biju Thomas and Allen Lim, PhD

Food athletes crave, made from scratch.

Real food is a revolutionary idea in a sports world crowded with bars, blocks, and gels making bold claims about performance. While working in the trenches of professional cycling physiologist Allen Lim found a growing number of riders setting aside prepackaged "food" they were paid to promote in favor of small sandwiches, fresh pastries, and even leftover pizza. When the menu changed, no one could argue with the race results.

In Feed Zone Portables, Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas debut 75 portable foods that taste great, are digested quickly, and help you perform at your best.

Rice cakes, baked eggs, cookies, and waffles pack in the nutrition you need without the taste fatigue and queasy stomach that follow a fistful of sports bars and gels. Wrap up your favorite flavors with these made-from-scratch recipes, both savory and sweet.

Feed Zone Portables will forever change how you think about food and its role in performance.
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"Food for a faster you. The recipes are simple, with generally eight ingredients or fewer, and take little time to prepare." - Outside

"A book like this is invaluable. Whether you're like me or just a casual Sunday cyclist, you're going to love Feed Zone Portables...Don't be surprised if you ride longer and harder than ever before." - Taylor Phinney, professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team and 2-time Olympian

"Primarily designed for cyclists to eat while riding, [these recipes] work just as well for runners when they've stopped running for exercise and started running to get to where they need to go on time." - Runner's World

"You won't look at on-the-bike fueling the same way again." - Triathlete

"Exercise physiologist Allen Lim, Ph.D. and chef Biju Thomas, authors of The Feed Zone cookbooks, have spent decades working with endurance athletes to find the balance between taste, sport-specific nutrition, and portability. One of their greatest contributions is the rice bar, a real-food version of the snack bar." - Men's Health

"Recipes from Feed Zone are my new, not-so-secret training tool. They deliver huge taste and even bigger performance benefits." - Rebecca Rusch, professional cyclist and 4-time winner Leadville Trail 100, 3-time 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion

"More than 50 of the recipes are gluten-free, and most are vegetarian. All are designed for making quickly, and eating on the bike." - Bike Radar

"After being introduced to The Feed Zone, I began to realize there was another way to eat that actually nourished me as an athlete. I didn't have to live off of processed bars, which dehydrated me and upset my stomach." - Matt Segal, professional rock climber for North Face Athlete Team

"This book, co-authored by chef-to-the-cycling-stars [Biju] Thomas, is packed with healthy, at-home recipes for natural goodies that both satisfy hunger and keep you pedaling. Best of all, they're designed to go with you on the trail." - Dirt Rag

"I never bonk when I have rice cakes in my pocket." - Evelyn Stevens, professional cyclist for Team Specialized-lululemon, 2-time U.S. national time trial champion

"The genius of Feed Zone Portables is this: The book sits at the intersection of reality and practicality. With a little pre-planning, these items (all easy, all developed in Thomas' home kitchen) can be taken with you for nourishment on a hike, on a ride-or simply to work or on a road trip." - 5280 magazine Food for a faster you. The recipes are simple, with generally eight ingredients or fewer, and take little time to prepare. "Outside"

A book like this is invaluable. Whether you re like me or just a casual Sunday cyclist, you re going to love "Feed Zone Portables" Don t be surprised if you ride longer and harder than ever before. Taylor Phinney, professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team and 2-time Olympian

Primarily designed for cyclists to eat while riding, [these recipes] work just as well for runners when they've stopped running for exercise and started running to get to where they need to go on time. "Runner s World"

You won t look at on-the-bike fueling the same way again. "Triathlete"

Exercise physiologist Allen Lim, Ph.D. and chef Biju Thomas, authors of "The Feed Zone" cookbooks, have spent decades working with endurance athletes to find the balance between taste, sport-specific nutrition, and portability. One of their greatest contributions is the rice bar, a real-food version of the snack bar. "Men s Health"

Recipes from "Feed Zone" are my new, not-so-secret training tool. They deliver huge taste and even bigger performance benefits. Rebecca Rusch, professional cyclist and 4-time winner Leadville Trail 100, 3-time 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion

More than 50 of the recipes are gluten-free, and most are vegetarian. All are designed for making quickly, and eating on the bike. "Bike Radar"

After being introduced to "The Feed Zone," I began to realize there was another way to eat that actually nourished me as an athlete. I didn t have to live off of processed bars, which dehydrated me and upset my stomach. Matt Segal, professional rock climber for North Face Athlete Team

This book, co-authored by chef-to-the-cycling-stars [Biju] Thomas, is packed with healthy, at-home recipes for natural goodies that both satisfy hunger and keep you pedaling. Best of all, they re designed to go with you on the trail. "Dirt Rag"

I never bonk when I have rice cakes in my pocket. Evelyn Stevens, professional cyclist for Team Specialized-lululemon, 2-time U.S. national time trial champion

The genius of "Feed Zone Portables" is this: The book sits at the intersection of reality and practicality. With a little pre-planning, these items (all easy, all developed in Thomas' home kitchen) can be taken with you for nourishment on a hike, on a ride or simply to work or on a road trip. "5280 magazine"" "Food for a faster you. The recipes are simple, with generally eight ingredients or fewer, and take little time to prepare." -- Outside
"Primarily designed for cyclists to eat while riding, [these recipes] work just as well for runners when they've stopped running for exercise and started running to get to where they need to go on time." -- Runner's World
"You won't look at on-the-bike fueling the same way again." -- Triathlete magazine
"More than 50 of the recipes are gluten-free, and most are vegetarian. All are designed for making quickly, and eating on the bike." -- BikeRadar.com
"This is the perfect book to plan what to eat on the bike, especially if you've found yourself dreading having to eat one more packaged bar or energy gel on long training rides. The recipes are also really easy, making it perfect for those who don't like to spend lots of time in the kitchen." -- Active.com
"The genius of "Feed Zone Portables" is this: The book sits at the intersection of reality and practicality. With a little pre-planning, these items (all easy, all developed in Thomas' home kitchen) can be taken with you for nourishment on a hike, on a ride--or simply to work or on a road trip." -- 5280 magazine
"Whether you're like me or just a casual Sunday cyclist, you're going to love "Feed Zone Portables." Don't be surprised if you ride longer and harder than ever before." -- Taylor Phinney, professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team and 2-time Olympian
"My gold medal ride in London was fueled by Biju's Oatmeal." -- Kristin Armstrong, professional cyclist and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, 2-time UCI World Time Trial Champion
"Eating real, flavorful, and simple food was a revelation." -- Tim Johnson, professional cyclist for Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com
""Feed Zone Portables" introduces an entirely new genre of food for training and exercise." -- Timmy Duggan, professional cyclist for Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff, USPRO National Champion and Olympian
"I can attest that there is a direct correlation between these portables and improved performance and recovery." -- Davis Phinney, Olympic bronze medalist, USPRO National Champion, 2-time Tour de France stage winner
"After being introduced to The Feed Zone, I began to realize there was another way to eat that actually nourished me as an athlete. I didn't have to live off of processed bars, which dehydrated me and upset my stomach." -- Matt Segal, professional rock climber for North Face Athlete Team
"Recipes from Feed Zone are my new, not-so-secret training tool. They deliver huge taste and even bigger performance benefits." -- Rebecca Rusch, professional cyclist and 4-time winner Leadville Trail 100, 3-time 24-Hour Solo Mountain Bike World Champion
"I never bonk when I have rice cakes in my pocket." -- Evelyn Stevens, professional cyclist for Team Specialized-lululemon, 2-time U.S. national time trial champion "A book like this is invaluable. Whether you're like me or just a casual Sunday cyclist, you're going to love "Feed Zone Portables." You will be rewarding your body with the goodness within these pages. Don't be surprised if you ride longer and harder than ever before." -- Taylor Phinney, professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team and 2-time Olympian
"My gold medal ride in London was fueled by Biju's Oatmeal. I told Allen to change the name to Gold Medal Oatmeal. It took a team to win--I left my nutrition to the experts and they left the ride to me." -- Kristin Armstrong, professional cyclist and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, 2-time UCI World Time Trial Champion
"Good food may only be a portion of what it takes to ride professionally, but to me it has been truly life changing. Eating real, flavorful, and simple food was a revelation." -- Tim Johnson, professional cyclist for Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com
""Feed Zone Portables" introduces an entirely new genre of food for training and exercise, fit for the road, trail, snow, or anything in between. Take a few minutes to cook yourself with real food and you will notice the benefits in both flavor and your performance." -- Timmy Duggan, professional cyclist for Team Saxo Bank-Tinkoff, USPRO National Champion and Olympian
"Having personally handed out hundreds of "Feed Zone" rice cakes to some of the best athletes on the planet, I can attest that there is a direct correlation between these portables and improved performance and recovery. Simply put, this is very healthy, creative food developed by smart people who care...and the taste is sublime!" -- Davis Phinney, Olympic bronze medalist, USPRO National Champion, 2-time Tour de France stage winner
"After being introduced to "The Feed Zone," I began to realize there was another way to eat that actually nourished me as an athlete. I didn't have to live off of processed bars, which dehydrated me and upset my stomach." -- Matt Segal, p "A book like this is invaluable. Whether you're like me or just a casual Sunday cyclist, you're going to love "Feed Zone Portables" because from now on you aren't going to eat just because you have to in order to make it home from your ride. You will reach into your back pocket for a Feed Zone portable and feel like a kid with a candy bar. You will be rewarding your body with the goodness within these pages. Don't be surprised if you ride longer and harder than ever before." -- Taylor Phinney, professional cyclist for BMC Racing Team and 2-time Olympian

"My gold medal ride in London was fueled by Biju's Oatmeal. I told Allen to change the name to Gold Medal Oatmeal. It took a team to win--I left my nutrition to the experts and they left the ride to me." -- Kristin Armstrong, professional cyclist and 2-time Olympic gold medalist, 2-time UCI World Time Trial Champion

"One bite showed me a lot of what I was missing. Eating real, flavorful, and simple food was a revelation. Being around Allen and Biju began to ground me and my diet. Good food may only be a portion of what it takes to ride professionally, but to me it has been truly life changing. I believe that not knowing what to eat and when to eat it can be as detrimental to performance as shirking your training. Now that my nutrition is dialed in, I can focs on the other important aspects of training and racing." -- Tim Johnson, professional cyclist for Cannondale P/B Cyclocrossworld.com

"Having personally handed out hundreds of "Feed Zone" rice cakes to some of the best athletes on the planet, I can attest that there is a direct correlation between these portables and improved performance and recovery. Simply put, this is very healthy, creative food developed by smart people who care...and the taste is sublime!" -- Davis Phinney, Olympic bronze medalist, USPRO National Champion, 2-time Tour de France stage winner

"After being introduced to "The Feed Zone," I began to realize there was another way to Praise for "The Feed Zone Cookbook
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""The Feed Zone Cookbook" features unique, simple recipes for quick meals that will help fuel your workouts and speed recovery." -- "Men's Journal" "The beauty of "The Feed Zone Cookbook" is that it is practical and based on real-life experience--not just theory...Let "The Feed Zone"" Cookbook" help you find your way into the kitchen with enthusiasm." -- Active.com "["The Feed Zone Cookbook" is] packed with recipes that will not only offer healthy alternatives, but actually taste good as well." -- NBCSports.com "The chapter on homemade energy bars, which are made from rice and eggs and other savories, is probably the single most unique feature. However, there's also tons of straightforward meal recipes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that are both quick and easy to prepare." -- "Outside" magazine "The foods described are intentionally simple to prepare, impressively flavorful, easy to digest...Just honest to goodness recipes made with real food." -- BikeRadar ""The Feed Zone Cookbook "is allowing us to have our cake and eat it too...Packed with tasty recipes." -- "Paved" magazine ""The Feed Zone Cookbook" is the ultimate guide for triathletes who want to support their training with delicious, wholesome food." -- "Triathlete" magazine "Dr. Lim's experience is just the kind of thing us serious athletes look for in a cookbook author....For the athlete on your list who trains hard and appreciates fresh, wholesome food and creative fusions of flavors, "The Feed Zone Cookbook" won't disappoint." -- "LAVA" magazine "[A cookbook] geared towards athletes that actually has recipes that make you excited to hit the kitchen...Creative, beautiful, and inspiring...straightforward, yummy, and yes, actually good for us athletes." -- "3/GO "magazine "Biju and Allen actually got me into the kitchen, cooking these recipes." -- Levi Leipheimer, professional cyclist for Omega Pharma-Quickstep, from his foreword to "The Feed Zone Cookbook" "Biju m
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About Biju Thomas

Dr. Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas are the authors of the best-selling Feed Zone Series of cookbooks including The Feed Zone Cookbook, Feed Zone Portables, and Feed Zone Table. Biju Thomas is the chef behind the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. He has worked closely with professional cyclists including Taylor Phinney, Tejay Van Garderen, Levi Leipheimer, and Christian Vande Velde to improve their eating habits for better performance. Biju is also a contributor to MapMyFitness, one of the largest social networks in the sports industry. Allen Lim, PhD, over his career as a sports physiologist, has worked closely with the most powerful American cycling teams to improve all aspects of their training, nutrition, and racing. He founded Skratch Labs, the first active nourishment company which produces all-natural drink mixes and foods for athletes.
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This book is an inspiration for anyone who wants to keep their on-the-go eating as 'real' as possible. The opening section is an informative, clearly written overview of how nutrition and hydration work, generally and in the context of athletic activity. It explains how simple, home-made food can be superior to super-scientific sports bars, gels and drinks, without being puritanical or preachy about it. I've only just started to try the recipes, but I can see that there's enough straightforward stuff in there for the non-cook not too feel intimidated. Obviously if you enjoy cooking, as I do, all the better. Its authors are based in the USA, and, for athletes not based in north America, quantities need to be converted and getting some ingredients may be a challenge, but substituting is easy enough and suggestions are made. I highly recommend this book.show more
by Jason Harrison
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