I contacted the PR manager and was sent a free copy of the book. Please know that I only review books and products that I find interesting and helpful to my readers.
The idea behind Feed Zone portables was created by Dr. Allen Lim who teamed up with Chef Biju Thomas to make delicious portable foods for cyclists and other athletes looking for healthier options beyond gels and energy bars. You can read more about how Lim and Thomas got started with Scratch Labs at Scratch Labs.com.
These muffin like things are actually mini gluten free Zuchini and Spinach Fritatas. They are made with Pasture Raised eggs, so no, they are not vegan. We have decided to allow two or three times a week, especially for Anika since her competive gymnastics schedule has her working out up to 16 hours weekly and she was having trouble keeping weight on her body through several growth spurts. I did not want to resort to vegan protein powders for her at this age, and since this is working we are feeling good about it.
I will do a follow up post on this book in the future featuring photos of more portables including the baked rice balls and sticky bites. I just wanted to get this review posted since I missed my own personal deadline due to some international travel which I will update you on by next month!
If you want access to the recipe for the Blueberry and Chocolate Coconut Rice Cakes along with the Table of Contents for the book, it can be found at the Velopress.com website.
Below is also a video of Chef Biju preparing the rice cakes...