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Q: When I make rice for Allen Lim’s Rice Cake recipe, I end up with more rice cakes than I can handle. Can I freeze extra rice cakes for use another day?
Trade that pumpkin pie for these sweet two-bite pies with 4 different filling options!
Try this recipe for spinach and red pepper polenta cakes, a delicious portable snack made from real food.
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. In this new video from Skratch Labs, Lim demonstrates the difference between sports bars that contain 3-10% water by mass and the rice cakes found in Feed Zone Portables, which contain 60-80% water by mass.
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!
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.
Chocolate and Sea Salt Sticky Bites are an athlete favorite for their one-bite combo of salty sweetness.
Readers concerned about food safety have been asking: is it safe to keep portable snacks in my hot, sweaty pocket? For how long? Dr. Allen Lim and chef Biju Thomas respond.
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.
Terrie at Velotry offers this “non-expert” perspective on how Feed Zone Portables has helped her cycling and her family: for pretty much everything.
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.
Pro athletes know a lot about sweat! They know their sweat rate and they know what’s in their sports drinks. Find your sweat rate and see how the pros stay hydrated.
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.
Before your next long ride, trail run, or hike, you can whip up this free sample recipe from Feed Zone Portables: Gluten-Free Banana Waffles. Watch this video on how to make this delicious portable snack recipe.
Together, The Feed Zone Cookbook and Feed Zone Portables offer cyclists, runners, and triathletes over 150 vegetarian and 150 gluten-free recipes.
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.
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!