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    Your favorite quick meals & snacks?

    I've got a pretty bad diet that I'm trying to break out of. I just turned 25, and my metabolism slowed down a ton over the past year. So my beloved Big Mac, Dr. Pepper, etc, just aren't cutting it any more.

    I'm also noticing how my nutrition surrounding a ride really effects my endurance and ability. Thus, I'm trying to improve my diet overall.

    What are your favorite quick meals & snacks? Any and all thoughts are welcome, not necessarily cycling-specific.

    Thanks!

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    Sushi
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery
    Sushi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarery
    Sushi
    Mmm sushi. Stay away from baked rolls thought!
    When I am lazy I just open a can of tuna. Plenty of protein and almost no fat. Put that on some bread, some mustard (the good kind), fat free sour cream. Delicious!
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    Strawberry yogurt that has been fortified with some wheat germ and a couple tablespoons of flax seeds. Delicious!

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    whole grains cereal like kashi, cranberry juice, low-salk turkey, waffles, probiotic yogurt, whole-wheat pasta, blueberries, raspberries are what I consume immediately b4 or after I plan to ride hard or long, personally.
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    Kashi GoLean bars. Wal-Mart sells them for 96 cents each, and they're actually filling!

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    I carry a supply of dried fruit, a protein bar and occasionally as a treat a muesli bar (yes i know they arent good for you) a quick meal before I run is usually a tuna and salad roll with a scrape of mayonnaise or anything with protein in it.

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    More white meat, like chicken and pork. Lots of fish. My intake of red meat has gone way down. I still enjoy the occasion Five Guys Burger and Fries, but not as a rule anymore.

    Nothing white. Everything whole grain or multigrain. Barilla Multi grain pasta is pretty good stuff. I've switched my coffee sugar from white to the raw stuff too.

    My favorite snack is Edys Pralines and Caramel frozen yougurt topped with a cup of summer fruit salad. Sams Club sells those big gallon containers of the stuff. I go thru about 1 a week.

    Funny thing about fruit. The more you eat it the more you want it.
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    You guys have some great suggestions. Thanks a ton! I figured you would have some good ideas that I completely overlooked.

    Now I just need to go to the grocery store.

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    Bananas, apples, grapes, figs, fig newtons, carrots, baked chicken, multi grain breads, tomatoes, etc

    I took some advice on this forum and tried HEED last week for during my ride. Great stuff. Goes down nice and smooth and not too sweet. Seems to do the trick.
    My next long ride will have HEED in both bottles along with a few figs and a sandwich or banana.

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    A handful of almonds really takes the edge off for me between meals.
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    usually i eat a handful of m&ms
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    just kidding

    fig newtons, dehydrated fruits, nuts, grapes rules for a sweet tooth.

    im doing my frist ride tomorrow with cytomax. usually i drink water the whole time and sometimes a gatorade type drink 2 hours in. will see what happens
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    Tuna, bean medleys, COTTAGE CHEESE, when you need protein and no fat

    Fruits: Any, but watermelon has been shown to be one of the best fruits.

    Plenty of whole grains, flax seed cookies, canned beets, salads with light dressing.

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    Bananas, yogurt, kashi granola bars, canned light tuna with mustard, Pop Secret 100 calorie popcorn, and Power Bar or Clif Bar protein bar.

    From the freezer section: Smart Ones calzones and General TSOs spicey chicken with vegetables (no fwyd wice).

    I've had some crazy eating habits over the years. When I was 26, I ate mostly Ravioli for lunch and dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flooshee
    You guys have some great suggestions. Thanks a ton! I figured you would have some good ideas that I completely overlooked.

    Now I just need to go to the grocery store.

    All of the above plus when all else fails, the good ole peanut butter-jelly sandwich is very hard to beat

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    Anything Kashi. Great stuff there.

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    I consume all the cherries I can afford when they're in season. Great bike food and leaves a great aftertaste.
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    On really long rides I bring along a knife and steno kit so that I can eat those tasty road kills I encounter.

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    cant beat oats, cottage cheese, home made museli lots of fish especially oily fish, yams sweet and normal potato, duits malt loaf, almond, hazelnut and peanut butters, plantain ....

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    No-fat yogurt and a serving of grape nuts.

    mmmmmmmmmm
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    Quote Originally Posted by NomadVW View Post
    No-fat yogurt and a serving of grape nuts.

    mmmmmmmmmm
    you need raisins and honey in there my man

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