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

Skip the Sugar Crash with Hearty Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

Made with almond flour, these pancakes are gluten-free and lower in carbs than traditional pancakes. Skip the sugar crash and fuel up for morning rides with these hearty pancakes that have an ideal mix of carbs, protein, and fat. The batter will be thin and delicate, more like a crepe than a pancake.

Almond flour is just finely ground whole almonds. Most groceries now stock it in the baking goods aisle or with natural foods (one common brand is Bob’s Red Mill). You can make your own using a food processor or blender—just be sure not to grind the nuts too long or you’ll end up with almond butter!

The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

SERVINGS: 2
TIME: 20 minutes

1 cup almond flour
2 eggs
¼ cup milk or water
2 tablespoons cooking oil
1 tablespoon honey or
agave nectar
a dash each of ground cinnamon and salt

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS
toasted almonds
plain yogurt

  1. Mix together all ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Bring a lightly oiled sauté pan to medium-high heat. When pan is hot, pour batter to form pancakes, leaving ample space between each to allow batter to spread. Unlike traditional pancakes these will not bubble, so watch for the edges to brown, then gently flip over and brown the other side.

Serve hot, topped with toasted almonds, yogurt, or fresh fruit. Makes about 6 pancakes.

TIP: Even easier: If you’re not concerned about gluten, add ground almonds to your usual packaged pancake mix. Follow package directions from there.

NUTRITION DATA PER SERVING (3 pancakes) > Energy 557 cal • Fat 47 g • Sodium 447 mg • Carbs 23 g • Fiber 6 g • Protein 19 g

Download this Feed Zone Cookbook recipe pdf:The Feed Zone Cookbook Cinnamon Almond Pancakes (pdf).

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

 

Fig and Honey Rice Cakes: Sweet Goodness in Your Pocket

The Feed Zone Cookbook by Dr. Allen Lim and Chef Biju Thomas is packed with 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are delicious, simple to prepare, and ready to fuel your rides. The book includes breakfasts, portable snacks like Allen Lim’s famous rice cakes, after-ride dishes, dinners, desserts, and recovery drinks.

And if you enjoy this recipe, don’t miss Feed Zone Portables, a cookbook for athletes with 75 easy, healthy recipes and snack ideas that will nourish your best performance.

Allen and Biju’s tip: We’ve put a gluten-free spin on the classic fig cookies that many of us grew up eating. These cakes make a sweet portable snack, but because of the excellent fiber that is in the dried fruit, they work even better as a snack following a workout or between meals. If figs aren’t your favorite, try raisins or dates instead.

Feed Zone Cookbook fig and honey rice cakes

Try this recipe yourself! Download the Fig and Honey Rice Cakes recipe from The Feed Zone Cookbook (pdf).

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

 

Sweet Rice Porridge: A Delicious Feed Zone Breakfast

Sweet Rice Porridge is a clever recipe from chef Biju Thomas that blends quick-absorbing carbs from white rice with the satisfying whole proteins found in eggs. Add bananas for some bonus carbs and potassium — or whatever fruit or nut you’d prefer — and you’ll enjoy a tasty, simple breakfast that will power up your morning workout.

This porridge recipe is a great way to put leftover rice to good use.

feed zone cookbook sweet rice porridge

Sweet Rice Porridge from The Feed Zone Cookbook

Try this recipe yourself! Download the recipe here: The Feed Zone Cookbook Sweet Rice Porridge (pdf).

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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