Archive for 'Nutrition'

Chipotle chicken & black bean soup

A hearty soup is a great way to fill up without loading up on calories. The quinoa thickens up the consistency of this chunky soup for a really satisfying meal on a cold winter day. This recipe is high in fibre and protein and contains only 415 calories per serving.

Ingredients

  • 3 – Chicken breasts
  • 3 cans – Black Beans
  • 1 can – Diced Plum Tomatoes
  • 900 ml – low sodium Chicken Broth
  • 1 cup  -frozen Sweet Corn
  • 1 cup – Quinoa
  • 1 – Carrot
  • 1 – small Onion
  • 3 – cloves ...
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The Ultimate Energy Bar

Have you ever bonked on a ride? Are you considering doping in order to keep up with the peloton? Well fear no more… In true Tolkienesque style, here’s one energy bar to ‘rule them all’.

Weighing only 4.5 kg and providing 2000 calories per triangle, just one of these energy bars is capable of fueling up to 1000 km, or 32 hours, of riding…. and it’s totally legal!

It also tastes delicious with your cappucino at the group ride coffee stop. And ...

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Save the bananas!

Do you ever get behind on your banana consumption and end up with over-ripe fruit that’s not really good to eat? If you’re like me, and you hate wasting food, here’s a tip. Throw it in the blender, not the garbage.

This banana smoothie makes a nutritious, balanced, low calorie lunch or breakfast if you’re on the go. It’s got a pretty good dose of potassium and protein  which also makes it a killer recovery drink after a workout, especially if you’ve ...

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Skor Bar Creme Brûlée

I believe in rewarding yourself for your hard work. We rarely eat dessert, but  we were having a dinner party with some friends so I made creme brûlée since it’s my wife’s favourite. I crumbled up Skor bar to provide the crunchy topping instead of  the traditional melted brown sugar. No need for a torch and you get a little chocolate bonus!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Whipping Cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 5 large Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 Skor bars

Preheat oven to 275 F.Heat the cream ...

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Nutrition

Eating is an important aspect of life so I thought I would  share some of my philosophies, experiences and maybe a few recipes. I have to admit that I am a foodie… I love to cook and really enjoy eating. Probably a bit too much! But I believe in a balanced diet that provides the proper nutrition needed for good health and any physical activity. That doesn’t mean I don’t eat fatty or sugary food, it’s just that I limit the frequency ...

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