The Feed Zone

Wrap Your Portables in NEW Skratch Paper!

Those who enjoy real, high-moisture foods during bike rides, trail runs, climbing, hikes, or while road tripping know that it’s critical to make sure your portable snacks are carefully wrapped to avoid contamination and delay spoilage. (Read about Feed Zone Portables and Food Safety here.) Yet not every grocery store carries foil paper that’s ideal for tightly wrapping your snacks.

If you’ve had trouble finding a reliable supply of Reynolds Wrap Non-Stick Pan Liner Paper or Martha Wrap to wrap up your Feed Zone Portables snacks, then Skratch Labs has good news for you!

Skratch Labs has just announced Skratch Labs Skratch Paper, a new parchment paper that is strong and shape holding for protecting your portables while still being easy to open during activity. Better yet, Skratch Paper is pre-cut, which eliminates scissoring and guesswork.

Take a look!

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, athlete-friendly, and easy to prepare. Feed Zone Portables, offers 75 all-new portable snack recipes that taste delicious during exercise. Fuel your workouts with real food rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Get into the Feed Zone! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers: VeloPress, Skratch Labs, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, local booksellers, e-book editions for Apple iPad.

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

This Memorial Day Weekend, Get Grilling in the Feed Zone!

Feed Zone Cookbook veggie burgerWe believe that grilling up dinner in the evening with a cold beer in hand shouldn’t be just a rest day luxury. And what endurance athlete wouldn’t prefer to be outside than in the kitchen?

The Feed Zone Cookbook makes enjoying summer easier with many recipes that you can fire up in the great outdoors.

Here’s a sampling of great Feed Zone dishes that will be fun and easy to prep on the grill with your favorite brew in hand.

If you don’t have the book,  try out a few of the book’s 150 athlete-friendly dishes from the sample recipes linked below.

GRILL UP SOME LUNCH AND DINNER!

  • Pork Green Chili (p. 181) | We don’t need no stock pot. Grill it!
  • Strawberry Chicken Salad (p. 187) | Instead of shredded chicken, grill it and slice thinly on the bias.
  • Steak and Eggplant Salad (p. 194)
  • Pizza with Tomatoes and Basil (p. 207) | Grilling pizza adds a hint of char, provided you monitor the bottom of the dough to avoid overcooking. Bonus: grow your own tomatoes and basil. See also: Pizza with Potatoes (p. 208), Pizza with Spinach, Eggs, and Anchovies (p. 210)
  • Veggie Burgers (p. 213) | Try the version on p. 213 or Biju’s Memorial Day Weekend version here.
  • Seared Ahi (p. 221) | Absolutely delicious on the grill.
  • Pan-Seared Sole (p. 222) | Preheat a skillet.
  • Grilled Chicken with Summer Orzo (p. 230) | Our test kitchen enjoyed this dish even more with a little extra garlic.
  • Flatiron Steak with Mustard Sauce (p. 237)
  • Pan-Seared Steak (p. 240)
  • Pork Loin with Peach Chutney (p. 243) | Bonus: Try this recipe with pork chops instead.
  • Bison with Spice Rub (p. 244)

SNACKS AND SIDE DISHES

  • Tomatoes on Toast (p. 117) | Bonus: grow the tomatoes!
  • Spring Pea and Herb Bruschetta (p. 119) | Bonus: grow the peas, basil, or thyme!
  • Roasted Beets and Greens (p. 126) | Preheat a skillet to heat the beets
  • Chicken Tacos (p. 130) | Grill the chicken, onion, and chiles

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, athlete-friendly, and easy to prepare. Feed Zone Portables, offers 75 all-new portable snack recipes that taste delicious during exercise. Fuel your workouts with real food rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Get into the Feed Zone! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers: VeloPress, Skratch Labs, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Indigo, local booksellers, e-book editions for Apple iPad.

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Not Quite Belgian: Gluten-Free Waffle Sandwiches

Feed Zone Portables Banana WafflesParis-Roubaix is this weekend, which means Belgian bike racing fans (that is to say, all Belgians) will practice their other national pastime: eating delicious waffles and frites and washing both down with that beer they brew there (what’s it called again?).

If you are not among the Belgians this weekend, perhaps it will be less of a travesty to make the Feed Zone spin on waffles: these gluten-free waffle sandwiches. They’re darn tasty, especially when you glue them together with your favorite topping: peanut butter, Nutella, preserves. Go nuts!

And for those who own Feed Zone Portables, don’t forget Biju’s simplified recipe for Liege Waffles, found on p. 239. You’ll need to make them the night before consuming to get that delicious tang and fluffy flavor.

Try this recipe yourself! Download the Gluten-Free Banana Waffles recipe from Feed Zone Portables.

Or you can watch Biju demonstrate in this video:

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

How to Bake Fresh Cookies In Your Hotel Room

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

Velotry: Do Not Use Feed Zone Portables as Directed

We’ve enjoyed hearing from many parents who describe using the portable snack recipes from Feed Zone Portables in a most practical way: to satisfy starving kids on the way to soccer practice, swim meets, and while camping.

Terrie at Velotry offers this “non-expert” perspective on how Feed Zone Portables has helped her cycling and her family:

“I classify myself as a serious recreational cyclist, not an athlete, so it was an aspirational purchase. I justified it to myself by mentally reclassifying as ‘badass recreational cyclist.’ I do ride year-round, I ride on dirt and gravel, I change my own flats, and badass anything is waaaayyy closer to ‘athlete’ than ‘leisure cyclist.’

At the time, I thought I would use the book very sporadically, to fuel long rides, or for occasional camping. I thought of it as a bit of a novelty. I had no idea how much I would end up loving and using this book in ways the authors probably did not expect.

My children are also cyclists. And soccer players. And swimmers. And runners. And academics. And growing like weeds. They are constantly starving, and I’m constantly looking for quick, healthy snacks that integrate smoothly into our lives. I can’t overstate the degree to which everything in life is easier if the children are well-rested and well-fed. I always need new ideas for something nutritious that I can give them when they’ve already had a post-dinner piece of fruit, or they need a quick snack in order to finish a hike, or an appealing alternative to junk food after school. This book fills that niche for me. Many of the recipes have become instant favorites with my kids.”

Do you use Feed Zone Portables in ways we might not expect? Let us know!

Check out the full review on Velotry.com.

Velotry Feed Zone Portables

In the Feed Zone, the menu has changed and no one can argue with the results: real food is better. Real food tastes better, digests quickly, and helps you perform at your best.

FZC The Feed Zone Cookbook cover photoFeed zone Portables FZP 96dpi_400pw_strThe Feed Zone Cookbook includes 150 everyday recipes for athletes. Each breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipe is simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

Feed Zone Portables, offers portable performance snacks made of real food. Try out 75 all-new rice cakes, two-bite pies, waffles, and other tasty snacks.

Try these cookbooks today! Find The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables in your local bookstore; bike, tri, or running shop; or from these online retailers:

The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables are published by VeloPress, the leading publisher of books on cycling, triathlon, and running. Please see more VeloPress nutrition books at velopress.com/category/nutrition-and-diet

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