Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What's To Eat?

A short stroll down memory lane...

Bicycle Energy Bars
1/2 cup basic carob syrub*
1/4 cup honey
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons peanut butter
3/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1/2 cup finely snipped pitted dates
In large saucepan over low heat combine carob syrup, honey, butter and peanut butter until melted. Add all remaining ingredients, mixing well. Shape quicly with buttered hands into eight bars, about 3 inches long. Wrap each bar in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until firm. Makes 8 bars.

Substitute dried apricots for the dates to make Apricot Bars.

*Basic Carob syrup
1 cup carob powder
1 cup water
In small saucepan, mix carob and water. Bring to a boil over very low heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until the syrup is completely smooth. Cox and store, covered, in the refrigerator. Makes about 1 1/2 cups.

from The Bicycling Users' Manual, by the editors of BICYCLING Magazine. copyright 1982. Recipe is credited to Kretschmer Wheat Germ Products.
We (and by "we" I mean my support team) made these for several years. They are the UGLIEST things, looking like big brown logs. But they were very tasty, in a healthy sort of way. They were so retro, back when retro was. Back when Bicycling had articles about cycling tourists growing sprouts in their handlebar bags for a nutritious snack while you ride!

Back to the future!

Steve the L. shared his secret recipe for quick energy... peanut butter and bananna sandwichettes!

Steve The L.'s Zippity Excellent Energy Sandwichettes

  • Whole Grain Bread (The finest kind)
  • Peanut Butter (crunchy or plain, but organic, man, ORGANIC!)
  • Bananas, sliced
Spread the peanut butter on the bread, stick some banana on there, cut into four parts (like Gaul). Stick in plastic bag (waxed paper, maybe?) and refrigerate until your ride.

Me, I just eat Albertson's Chewy Granola Bars. Eighteen grams of carb.

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1 comment:

Deanne said...

The Bicycle Energy Bars sound pretty good--minus the coconut. I'd have to make sure that the dried apricots weren't treated with sulfur though. Otherwise, the bars would do me in!

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