Tired of dinning on bars and gels while riding? Then you may be interested in a new cookbook from Dr. Allen Lim and professional chef Biju Thomas. The authors of the successful Feed Zone Cookbook have rolled out a new kitchen guide dubbed, Feed Zone Portables. Inside are 75 portable food recipes geared specifically for endurance athletes and outdoors enthusiasts.

According to a press release, "Each recipe is simple, delicious during exercise, easy to make-and ready to go on any ride, run, climb, hike, road trip, or sporting event. Feed Zone Portables includes full-color photographs of every dish, complete nutrition data, plus tips and time-saving ways on how to cook real food every day."

In the introduction to Feed Zone Portables, the authors make the case for real food as a more easily digestible, higher-performance source of energy than prepackaged fuel products. Lim, who was director of sport science for the Garmin and RadioShack cycling teams, claims that athletes must eat and drink at different exercise intensities and in cold or hot weather. And because the body burns solid and liquid foods differently, Lim defines a new approach for athletes to drink for hydration and eat real food for energy.

Feed Zone Portables By The Numbers:
• 75 all-new recipes including, rice cakes, two-bite pies, griddle cakes, waffles, baked eggs, sticky bites, rice balls, ride sandwiches, baked cakes, and cookies
• More than 50 gluten-free recipes, including cookies and cakes
• More than 50 vegetarian recipes
• Hardcover $24.95. Now available in bookstores, bike shops, and online. You can learn more and try out free sample recipes at www.feedzonecookbook.com