The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes (Hardcover)

Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

By Biju K. Thomas, Allen Lim, PhD

VeloPress, 9781934030769, 320pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2011

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Description

The Feed Zone Cookbook offers 150 athlete-friendly recipes that are simple, delicious, and easy to prepare.

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, where hungry athletes must buy ingredients; make meals; and enjoy eating before, during, and after each workout, day after day.

So Lim set out to make eating delicious and practical. His journey began with his mom, took him inside the kitchens of the Tour de France, and delivered him to a dinner party where he met celebrated chef Biju Thomas.

Chef Biju and Dr. Lim vetted countless meals with the world's best endurance athletes in the most demanding test kitchens. In The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes, Thomas and Lim share their energy-packed, wholesome recipes to make meals easy to prepare, delicious to eat, and better for performance.

The Feed Zone Cookbook provides 150 delicious recipes that even the busiest athletes can prepare in less time than it takes to warm up for a workout. With simple recipes requiring just a handful of ingredients, Biju and Allen show how easy it is for athletes to prepare their own food, whether at home or on the go.

The Feed Zone Cookbook strikes the perfect balance between science and practice so that athletes will change the way they think about food, replacing highly processed food substitutes with real, nourishing foods that will satisfy every athlete's cravings.

The Feed Zone Cookbook includes

  • 150 delicious recipes illustrated with full-color photographs
  • Breakfasts, lunches, recovery meals, dinners, snacks, desserts
  • Dr. Allen Lim's take on the science and practice of food
  • Portable real food snacks, including Lim's famous rice cakes
  • Dozens of quick-prep meals for before and after workouts
  • Shortcuts, substitutions, and techniques to save time in the kitchen
  • Over 100 gluten-free and vegetarian alternatives to favorite dishes


About the Author

Biju Thomas is the chef behind the menus of many successful restaurants in Denver and Boulder, Colorado. He has worked closely with professional cyclists including Levi Leipheimer, Lance Armstrong, and Christian Vande Velde to improve their eating habits for better performance. Biju is also a contributor to Map My Fitness, one of the largest social networks in the sports industry. Allen Lim, Ph.D. is sports physiologist for Team RadioShack pro cycling team. Prior to RadioShack, Lim worked with Jonathan Vaughters and the Garmin pro cycling team. Lim has worked closely with the top U.S. cyclists, including Lance Armstrong, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, David Zabriskie, and countless others. He continues to shape the future heroes of the sport in his work with the Livestrong Developmental Squad, which in includes standout Taylor Phinney. Lim's experience is not exclusive to men's professional cycling. Early in his career he worked extensively with women's cycling teams and much of his research has been outside of the sport of cycling.


Praise For The Feed Zone Cookbook: Fast and Flavorful Food for Athletes

The Feed Zone Cookbook features unique, simple recipes for quick meals that will help fuel your workouts and speed recovery.” — Men’s Journal “The beauty of The Feed Zone Cookbook is that it is practical and based on real-life experience—not just theory...Let The Feed Zone Cookbook help you find your way into the kitchen with enthusiasm.” — Active.com “[The Feed Zone Cookbook is] packed with recipes that will not only offer healthy alternatives, but actually taste good as well.” — NBCSports.com “The chapter on homemade energy bars, which are made from rice and eggs and other savories, is probably the single most unique feature. However, there's also tons of straightforward meal recipes (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) that are both quick and easy to prepare.” — Outside magazine “The foods described are intentionally simple to prepare, impressively flavorful, easy to digest…Just honest to goodness recipes made with real food.” — BikeRadar “The Feed Zone Cookbook is allowing us to have our cake and eat it too…Packed with tasty recipes.” — Paved magazine “The Feed Zone Cookbook is the ultimate guide for triathletes who want to support their training with delicious, wholesome food.” — Triathlete magazine “Dr. Lim’s experience is just the kind of thing us serious athletes look for in a cookbook author….For the athlete on your list who trains hard and appreciates fresh, wholesome food and creative fusions of flavors, The Feed Zone Cookbook won’t disappoint.” — LAVA magazine “[A cookbook] geared towards athletes that actually has recipes that make you excited to hit the kitchen…Creative, beautiful, and inspiring…straightforward, yummy, and yes, actually good for us athletes.” — 3/GO magazine “Biju and Allen actually got me into the kitchen, cooking these recipes.” — Levi Leipheimer, professional cyclist for Omega Pharma-Quickstep, from his foreword to The Feed Zone Cookbook “Biju makes cooking high-quality, nourishing food easy. His recipes are mind-blowingly simple, but their flavors and quality are as high as a five-star restaurant. Biju will inspire you to want to cook.” — Matthew Busche, professional cyclist for Team RadioShack Nissan Trek and U.S. national road cycling champion “Allen Lim has helped me fill my gas tank for many years: everything from breakfast burritos in Georgia to rice cakes and scrambled eggs in the Alps. Some of Lim’s foods are scientific and others just feel good, but one ingredient was always present: passion from the Asian Equation.” — Christian Vande Velde, professional cyclist for Team Garmin-Sharp

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