Month: November 2016

Energizing Mountain Bike Adventures

Journeying along side many competitive and non-competitive athletes (well, they are competitive too, with themselves) I have seen success come from well-planned nutrition both in competition and training. Considerations range from what to eat, how much, and when to it.  Every sport will have specific considerations along with it’s unique barriers and challenges for staying nourished and energized. Last summer I had the pleasure of attending Crankworx at Whistler Blackcomb  in beautiful British Columbia. ( Oh take me their today!) While I was there I spoke to avid mountain bikers about what to eat when and how it can be their secret weapon to better performance on and off the dirt. You can listen to some of what I shared from with the athletes from the kitchen here: Hanging with legendary Hans  and Carmen Rey was also an awesome treat for both me and my boys who got to join in the fun. Once they heard that Han would be joining in with their  superstar Danny Macaskill they become mesmerized. Perhaps the most exciting thing …

How I Handled Halloween Candy

Halloween candy is gross. It is full of NOTHING good. Unless we happened to Trick-or-Treat in a Utopian food bubble, it is pretty much guaranteed that my kids are not getting candy made with simple and real ingredients like cane sugar, coco, and nuts to name a few. Oh, and forget the peanuts since my oldest is allergic to them. Yet, just like I am not going to be the rigid mom who makes their kids go to bed on a school night before game seven of the World Series is over (congrats Cubbies!); I am not going to be the rigid dietitian mom who denies her children the joy of collecting as much candy as they possibly can on Halloween. Our neighborhood is the best neighborhood ever for Halloween. It is a parade of kids from all over the area. Everyone decorates and most decorations are over-the-top with theatrics like strobe lights, haunted mansions, and candy casinos.  This year our numbers were down and we only passed out three-hundred CLIF KID Z Bars. Yes, …