Nut Allergies in the Feed Zone

“I’ve been playing around with some of the recipes especially for the portables, but I’m not sure what to substitute for nuts since I have a nut allergy. Instead of just skipping nuts from recipes, which really changes the amount of protein, I’d be interested to know what Biju recommends as substitutions.”

Allen Lim’s Approach to Real Food for Athletes

Skratch Labs Allen Lim and Real Food for Athletes FZC

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.

Feed Zone Fish Tacos: Crispy, Healthy, Delicious

Feed Zone Cookbook recipe: Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are excellent year-round. Stock your freezer with frozen filets, which are affordable and readily available. Thin, firm filets like tilapia, snapper, or sole work especially well. Allow 12–24 hours to thaw the fish in the fridge and pat it dry with a paper towel prior to cooking. This allows the breading to cook up crispy and delicious.

Why You Shouldn’t Drink All Your Calories

Allen Lim Eggs and Hydration FZP

Dr. Allen Lim performs a science experiment on eggs at Skratch Labs to demonstrate why athletes need to eat real food during exercise instead of drinking all their calories in the form of gels and high-calorie drink mixes.

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.