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Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure Paperback – Illustrated, May 1 2016

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Competitor Magazine Gift Pick

“Perfect for the active foodie, this book provides more than 80 real-food, simple fuel recipes for before, during, and after a workout.” – Competitor magazine

“Registered dietitian Matthew Kadey shares unique real-food recipes.” ― Triathlete magazine

Rocket Fuel caters to athletes and active people seeking healthy, natural alternatives to the energy bar aisle.” ― Gear Junkie

“You barely have time to work out, let alone make a post-workout snack. But that doesn't mean you have to settle for another boring packet of almonds, or a super-processed, super-sugary energy bar. Whip up any of these six easy-to-make, portable, post-exercise snacks from the new cookbook, Rocket Fuel: Power-Packed Food for Sports and Adventure, by registered dietitian Matt Kadey, and you'll have delicious, take-anywhere eats. Bonus: all 6 snacks help your body keep muscle and burn fat.” ― Prevention

“Fuel up before, during, and after your run with homemade eats.” ― Women’s Running

“More than 80 simple and quick homemade fuel recipes for the everyday athlete.” ― Competitor

“As any serious athlete can attest to, what you eat before, during and after your intense workouts can have a profound effect on your performance in the gym and after your workout…Recipes from Kadey’s book are easy to make, taste delicious, and will help you fuel up to reach your goals.” ― Oxygen magazine

“Mostly, it’s research that inspired Matthew Kadey’s recipes…The registered dietitian also finds inspiration at the local market…Apart from the recipes, Rocket Fuel has great advice on fueling, including the timing of your pre-ride food, the number of carbs you should take in during the ride, and the mix of carbs and protein you should have after. Rocket Fuel is a great reference for any athlete.” ― Canadian Cycling

“Don’t settle for junk calories to squash those hunger pangs…Take your pre-workout snack up a gastronomic notch and reap the benefits of long-last energy.” ― Muscle & Performance

“You might be really, really tired of energy bars. If so, take a look at Matthew Kadey’s new book Rocket Fuel. In it, he shows how easily you can make snacks, smoothies, and energy bars yourself. The benefits are huge: You can tailor your power food to include ingredients you like.” ― Vegetarian Times

Rocket Fuel provides a bounty of functional and downright tasty ideas for DIY pre, during, and post-workout nibbles that will help runners and other athletes of all stripes rise above the competition.” ― Canadian Running

“Check out Rocket Fuel for easy, delicious, sensible recipes.” ― IDEA Fitness Journal

Rocket Fuel is a must-read book filled with information and recipes that will keep you going through all your athletic exploits. It isn’t just a cookbook. Rocket Fuel offers a series of guidelines that demystifies the world of sports nutrition and helps you come up with a plan to keep yourself energized before, during, and after your workouts. Kadey does a great job of reminding us that fueling doesn’t need to be complicated, and that real foods can work just as well as packaged sports nutrition products.” ― Triathlon Magazine Canada

“Quick ideas for before, during, and after the run. What differentiates this book from other similar cookbooks is in its creativity. Kadey isn’t interested in status-quo snacking. Some of the James Beard Award-winning writer’s recipes sound delicious. Where Rocket Fuel is at its strongest is in the classic recipes Kadey offers up with a subtle twist.” ― Canadian Running

From the Back Cover

ROCKET FUEL foods work better and taste better than prepackaged foods. Whether you’re powering up for a workout, staying energized on the trail, or recharging afterward, the foods that fuel your body can make all the difference.

With more than 120 sweet and savory recipes, Rocket Fuel makes it easy to enjoy a huge variety of flavors before, during, and after the adrenaline rush. Dietitian Matthew Kadey has lined up delicious whole foods that are specifically calibrated to help you perform and recover faster.

Rocket Fuel gives you the real-food advantage:

  • Dietitian-approved fuel takes the guesswork out of what to eat and when.
  • Natural ingredients are easy on your gut and give your workouts, backcountry expeditions, and races the lift they deserve.
  • Creative, versatile recipes bring big flavor, saving you from eating the same foods over and over.

    You don’t have to be a chef to make food for sports. Kadey makes easy work of food prep, assembling the right ingredients in smart combinations so food functions like great gear, making your favorite sports even more rewarding.

    Accelerate your everyday exercise and weekend adventures with Rocket Fuel. You’ll save money, feel better, and find more motivation for all of your active pursuits!

    Matthew Kadey is a James Beard Award-winning food journalist and registered dietitian. He develops recipes and writes for top health and fitness magazines including Bicycling, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, and Runner’s World. When he’s not touring the world on his bike, he lives in Ontario, Canada.

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ VeloPress; Illustrated edition (May 1 2016)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1937715469
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1937715465
  • Item weight ‏ : ‎ 861 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 22.86 x 2.03 x 19.05 cm
  • Customer Reviews:
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