Food Friday - The best food strategy with colder weather
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We all know those moments when you desperately need some comfort food: guilty pleasures which is a true treat for yourself. Whether it is the end of a long day at work or you just finished a tough ride. But what if you want to make conscious nutritional choices? No worries, we’ve got your back! In this Food Friday, we share two guilty pleasure recipes with a healthy twist which we even serve to our riders.
Just like any person, also our riders are sometimes craving for sweet or savory snacks and this is not necessarily unhealthy. Food is, in fact, not healthy or unhealthy. All you can say is that a certain dish has a higher nutritional value compared to another one. Comfort food which you can buy in a supermarket, such as a hotdog or a brownie, contain ingredients your body doesn’t necessarily need. Added flavor, sugar, color, salt and/or other preservatives are ingredients to improve the expiration date, make a product look better or improve the taste. If you bake or make something yourself, it is custom-made food! You can choose the ingredients and it is fresh. You can choose, for example, to bake a snack rich in protein by making conscious choices when it comes to the ingredients, just like we did for the recipes below.
"Food isn't healthy or unhealthy"
These recipes are perfect for those craving moments and when you can use something extra. Moments when you want to eat a delicious and nutritious snack. If you’re tired, the temptation increases to grab something sweet, salt and/or greasy. Sugar (or carbohydrates) provide energy. The difficult thing with sugar sweet snacks is that the sugar ends up directly in your bloodstream. An effect known as the sugar rush: a temporary peek of sugar in your bloodstream. For a little while you will experience a boost in energy, but… it drops just as fast and before you know it your cravings are back.
Do you want to avoid this “sugar roller coaster” effect? Combine protein with carbohydrates. To get your inspiration flowing, we created two true guilty pleasures rich in carbohydrates, fibers and protein! Recipes which are actually served to our riders as well, as a recovery snack after a ride, an afternoon snack or a late night snack.