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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
See what professional athletes say about Feed Zone Portables.
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?
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!”
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.
Allen Lim presents a video guide to wrapping rice cakes.