“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.”
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.
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
Just after the official start of summer, we posted this great selection of Feed Zone recipes that you can make on the grill.
Jens Voigt refused to break away without a hearty breakfast from The Feed Zone Cookbook. Just kidding. Jens Voigt always breaks away!
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.
Skratch Labs new rice cake apple-cinnamon rice cakes
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.
Their Skratch Labs website has a super cool video series that shows what it takes to support a pro team during a stage race.
Take a look inside the Skratch Labs Mobile Kitchen.
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.
Readers concerned about food safety have been sending in several versions of these two questions: How long will they last in the fridge or in my pocket? Can I freeze portables?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Skratch Labs new food truck and mobile kitchen
A 10-year old says, “If you are a parent, you should totally let your kids eat on the trampoline and make meals from The Feed Zone.” See their story and the recipes they chose.