Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Training & Nutrition Learn how to develop a training schedule that's good for you. What should you eat and drink on your ride? Learn everything you need to know about training and nutrition here.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-07-07, 10:26 PM   #1
flooshee
Member
Thread Starter
 
flooshee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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!
flooshee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 10:42 PM   #2
Jarery
Senior Member
 
Jarery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Coquitlam
Bikes:
Posts: 2,538
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sushi
Jarery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-07, 10:52 PM   #3
EJ123
'05 NUEser
 
EJ123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 3,370
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jarery
Sushi
EJ123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:37 AM   #4
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,556
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
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!
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:42 AM   #5
Blue Jays
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: United States
Bikes: roadbikes and full-suspension mountainbikes
Posts: 1,926
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Strawberry yogurt that has been fortified with some wheat germ and a couple tablespoons of flax seeds. Delicious!
Blue Jays is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:43 AM   #6
SuperStroke
Grinder/Sufferer
 
SuperStroke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes:
Posts: 113
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
SuperStroke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 02:52 AM   #7
Texas48
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 33
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Kashi GoLean bars. Wal-Mart sells them for 96 cents each, and they're actually filling!
Texas48 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 04:27 AM   #8
Aussie_Girl87
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 36
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Aussie_Girl87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 10:06 AM   #9
FatguyRacer
Mmmmm Donuts!
 
FatguyRacer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Crownsville, MD
Bikes: 1998 IF Crown Jewel
Posts: 2,069
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
__________________
John

'09 Cannondale CAAD9 - Team Latitude/ABRT Special.
'04 Lemond Victorie Ti
'98 IF Crown Jewel (dead)
'92 Trek2100 (TT)
'50 something Gino Bartali (fixer)
'02 Ducati ST4s (Moto-Ref mount)

My Blog
FatguyRacer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 11:12 AM   #10
flooshee
Member
Thread Starter
 
flooshee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 37
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
flooshee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-08-07, 12:50 PM   #11
DataJunkie
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 14,280
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
DataJunkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 04:49 PM   #12
VeloLisa
Isaiah 40:31
 
VeloLisa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Northern California
Bikes: 2009 Trek Madone WSD, 2005 Independent Fabrication Crown Jewel SE, 2007 Fuji Absolute SX flat-bar roadie, 2005 Dahon Boardwalk 7 folder, 2009 GT Avalanche MTB, 1996 Trek 920 (beater bike) and last but certainly not least 1974 Schwinn Paramount
Posts: 348
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
A handful of almonds really takes the edge off for me between meals.
__________________
"I rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a bike. It gives her a feeling of self-reliance and independence the moment she takes her seat; and away she goes, the picture of untrammelled womanhood." - Susan B. Anthony 1896
VeloLisa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 08:05 PM   #13
feethanddooth
this one's optimistic...
 
feethanddooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: central new jersey
Bikes: cannondale r400 2006 kona smoke 2005 scott cr1 team
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
usually i eat a handful of m&ms
feethanddooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-07, 08:06 PM   #14
feethanddooth
this one's optimistic...
 
feethanddooth's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: central new jersey
Bikes: cannondale r400 2006 kona smoke 2005 scott cr1 team
Posts: 723
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
feethanddooth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-07, 01:33 PM   #15
Goriot
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Bikes: CAAD 9 Tiagra
Posts: 124
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
Goriot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-07, 06:48 PM   #16
Coyote!
Guest
 
Bikes:
Posts: n/a
Mentioned: Post(s)
Tagged: Thread(s)
Quoted: Post(s)
Garbanzos
Soy nuts
  Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-07, 08:50 PM   #17
BP302
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Green Bay, WI
Bikes:
Posts: 144
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.
BP302 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-07, 01:10 AM   #18
doctortalk121
user friendly
 
doctortalk121's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 264
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
xxx

Last edited by doctortalk121; 08-12-07 at 01:25 PM.
doctortalk121 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-07, 04:06 AM   #19
dahoss2002
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Bossier City, La
Bikes: 70's Motobecane, 89 Centurion Ironman
Posts: 618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
dahoss2002 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-07, 04:27 PM   #20
bfloyd
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Ohio
Bikes: vintage Raleigh
Posts: 654
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Anything Kashi. Great stuff there.
bfloyd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-07, 06:20 PM   #21
FXjohn
Senior Member
 
FXjohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: NE Indiana
Bikes:
Posts: 12,835
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 537 Post(s)
I consume all the cherries I can afford when they're in season. Great bike food and leaves a great aftertaste.
__________________
Comedian Bill Hicks once said, "Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy a jet ski, and you never see an unhappy person riding a jet ski."
FXjohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-07, 08:39 PM   #22
Jaleel Johanson
Senior Member
 
Jaleel Johanson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Bikes:
Posts: 84
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
On really long rides I bring along a knife and steno kit so that I can eat those tasty road kills I encounter.
Jaleel Johanson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-07, 02:57 PM   #23
jamesstout
c'mon up front and work
 
jamesstout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, ca
Bikes: r5, Diverge, flash f1, ute, Mataro ...
Posts: 212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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 ....
jamesstout is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-07, 03:02 PM   #24
NomadVW 
部門ニ/自転車オタク
 
NomadVW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Yuma, AZ
Bikes: 2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite, 2005 Specialized FSR XC Comp, 2008 Blue T16, 2009 Blue RC8, Fetish Cycles Road Bike
Posts: 3,172
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
No-fat yogurt and a serving of grape nuts.

mmmmmmmmmm
__________________
Envision, Energize, Enable
NomadVW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-07, 03:44 AM   #25
jamesstout
c'mon up front and work
 
jamesstout's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego, ca
Bikes: r5, Diverge, flash f1, ute, Mataro ...
Posts: 212
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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
jamesstout is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:16 AM.