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Sick of Sweet? Try Savory Bacon and Egg Rice Cakes

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe Allen Lim's Bacon Egg Rice Cakes by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZC

Dr. Allen Lim started making his now famous Bacon and Egg Rice Cakes at training camps and races to give athletes something savory and fresh to eat while on the bike. They became a huge hit because riders were tired of pre-packaged, sweet foods. Sometimes savory hits the spot!

Why Real Food Is Better than Gels, Blocks, and Sports Bars

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Dr. Allen Lim found that real food and sports nutrition products are pretty similar except in one important way: The packaged products are very dry while real food contains a lot of water.

Replace Gels and Energy Blocks with Real Food Snacks: Try Chocolate & Sea Salt Sticky Bites

Feed Zone Portables recipe Sticky Bites by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZP

Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness.

Wrap Your Portables in NEW Skratch Paper!

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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.

Skip the Sugar Crash with Hearty Cinnamon Almond Pancakes

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe Cinnamon-Almond Pancakes FZC

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.

Feed Zone Portables Recipe: Fig and Honey Rice Cakes Are Sweet Goodness in Your Pocket

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe Fig and Honey Rice Cakes by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZC

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.

How Pro Cyclists Stay Hydrated

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How do pro cyclists manage to stay hydrated when they sweat so much?

How Many Calories Do Pro Cyclists Need?

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Pro cyclists need to consume almost three times the number of calories when racing or training as the average person—about 6000-7000 calories per day.

Inside the Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen at the Tour of California

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At this week's AMGEN Tour of California, Skratch Labs is cooking food and providing their hydration beverages to all teams and staff, both on the race course and in the race hotels!

Skratch Labs to Provide Neutral Human Support for All Teams at AMGEN Tour of California

Skratch Labs neutral support AMGEN Tour of California

In a first for the cycling world, the authors of The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables will provide “neutral human support” for those actual human beings racing bikes at the AMGEN Tour of California.

Real-Life Riding, Racing, and Eating in the Feed Zone

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Jeremy Morgan is a mtb racer with the Twin Six team and the rider behind the blog RubberSideDown and he is living in the Feed Zone. See how he's using the Feed Zone cookbooks to improve his nutrition and riding.

Feed Zone Portables Recipe: Basic Baked Eggs

Feed Zone Portables recipe Basic Baked Eggs by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZP

According to Dr. Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas, eggs are the peloton's favorite source of protein. Why? It's as much about practicality as it is about taste. At home or on the road, eggs are affordable, easy to find, and simple to prepare in a variety of ways.

Meet Chef Biju Thomas, The Man Who Feeds the Peloton

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This video The Man That Feeds the Peloton shows Biju explaining how he's not just cooking for riders or individual teams anymore. The Tour of California asked Biju to write up the menu for ALL the teams at the race. The Feed Zone approach is reaching more pros than ever.

What Pro Athletes Say About Feed Zone Portables

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See what professional athletes say about Feed Zone Portables.

Fueling for Cyclocross: The Pre-Race Feed Zone Breakfast

The Feed Zone Cookbook Biju's Oatmeal

It’s 8 a.m. on a Saturday morning. Three hours from now you’ll be lining up at the start of a cyclocross race, readying for 45 minutes of full-throttle action. What does your body need for this mammoth, heart-pounding effort?

The Reinvention of Tim Johnson

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At Interbike last week, one of the VeloPress staff paid a visit to the Skratch Labs booth where Feed Zone Cookbook author Allen Lim was chatting with a bike shop retailer. He stood behind Allen, waiting to say hi, while the retailer thanked Allen for the book saying, "Your book changed my life! People ask me what I've done differently this year to make such a big difference in my racing, and I tell them I bought a cookbook!"

How to Make and Wrap a TON of Rice Cakes

How to Wrap Many Rice Cakes FZP

In this video from Skratch Labs, Feed Zone Cookbook co-author and cycling coach Allen Lim demonstrates how to prepare a lot of paper foil at once to speed up wrapping all those portable snacks.

The Definitive Guide to Wrapping Rice Cakes

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Allen Lim presents a video guide to wrapping rice cakes.

How to Eat Healthy While Traveling: Make a Feed Zone Travel Kitchen

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Pro cyclist Julian Kyer shares how he eats healthy while traveling using a mini "travel kitchen" he developed with Dr. Allen Lim.

Allen Lim’s Approach to Real Food for Athletes

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In short, Lim graduated with a doctorate in physiology and left the lab to work with pro cyclists. What he found was shocking: professional cyclists riding Grand Tours and eating breakfast cereal for dinner. They knew little about sports nutrition and nothing about cooking.

Try a Favorite Recovery Meal of Tour de France Riders: Feed Zone Chicken Fried Rice

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe: Chicken Fried Rice FZC

Allen Lim and Biju Thomas have helped overhaul the way several professional cycling teams approach nutrition. During their time cooking at the Tour de France, Lim and Thomas discovered that one of the favorite dishes after finishing a stage was Lim's Chicken Fried Rice

Jens Voigt Will Not Break Away without The Feed Zone Cookbook

Jens Voigt refused to break away without a hearty breakfast from The Feed Zone Cookbook. Just kidding. Jens Voigt always breaks away!

Skratch Labs Unveils New Prototype Portable Rice Cake!

Skratch Labs Apple Cinnamon Rice Cakes FZP

Skratch Labs new rice cake apple-cinnamon rice cakes

Just Beet It: Why Beet Juice Is Good for Endurance Athletes

Feed Zone Cookbook Allen Lim beet juice

In this video Allen Lim talks about why beet juice is an essential part of our athletes daily nutrition and also briefly demonstrates how easy it is to use our Omega Juicer.

What It Takes to Feed a Pro Cycling Team

Their Skratch Labs website has a super cool video series that shows what it takes to support a pro team during a stage race.

The Feed Zone Cookbook Hits the Road in the Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen

Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen FZP

Take a look inside the Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen.

Fuel Up Your Morning with Sweet Rice Porridge

Leftover rice makes a fast, filling breakfast with this Sweet Rice Porridge recipe. With the help of the egg yolk and the banana, you’ll get just enough protein and sugars.

Pasta Salad with Olives and Beets Will Help You Recover from Your Ride

With the USA Pro Cycling Challenge, we're pleased to present this post-ride meal, Pasta Salad with Olives and Beets, a sweet and savory meal that will restore lost sodium and refuel your muscles with a mix of simple and complex carbs.

What if you cooked every meal in a rice cooker? Julian Kyer tried at the Redlands Bicycle Classic.

Pro cyclist Julian Kyer sent in this report from the road during his week at the Redlands Bicycle Classic, where he finished second on the individual time trial. Sick of eating on the road, Kyer challenged himself to make every meal from a rice cooker! Enjoy.

Recovery Meal: Whole Roasted Chicken

The Feed Zone Cookbook recipe Oven-Roasted Whole Chicken by Chef Biju Thomas and Dr. Allen Lim FZC

Of course, you can easily and affordably purchase rotisserie chicken at your local market, but there's something special about roasting your own. And the leftovers are great when used in other recipes.

No Ghostwriters Here. Feed Zone Recipes Are Athlete-Tested and Approved.

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The New York Times has published a story by a cookbook ghostwriter that gives an interesting view into what we at VeloPress think is a bit of a strange corner of book publishing.

What Inspired The Feed Zone Cookbook? Dr. Allen Lim Shares His Story.

Allen Lim and Biju Thomas cooking FZC

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.

Pro Athletes Praise Allen Lim, Biju Thomas, and The Feed Zone Cookbook

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See what professional athletes have said about Dr. Allen Lim, chef Biju Thomas, and The Feed Zone Cookbook.

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