Just when we think we have the energy/protein bar question answered, we learn that one of the most common energy bar protein sources, soy protein isolate (SPI), is inferior to casein, whey & rice. If you have followed our data driven analyses, you know that we select our athletic-minded favorites based on taste, nutrition, ingredients AND the DATA!! See our last article here.
For the healthy cook: Chef Keith Schroeder's Mad Delicious offers recipes that inspire AND impress. We love that the nutrition data is included. It's always an education to see how ingredients can come together to create a nutritious and tasty meal.
It's that time of year again, and we've rounded up gifts for everyone on the list. Athletic-Minded Travelers can go big, small or somewhere in between!
All Oatmeal is NOT created equal. Which is best? And what about Starbucks’, Panera & Jamba’s versions?
Your Oatmeal Questions Answered
Steel Cut, Old Fashioned Flakes, Instant? What is the best oatmeal choice when I am making oatmeal at home? And what about instant flavored "packets" of oatmeal? Are they nutritionally bankrupt? And last, how about the oatmeal offered at fast food joints? Thumbs up or down?
We look at the variety of oatmeal available at stores, share our oatmeal recipe, and delve into what is offered "on the road."
Oats at the Grocery Store (Home Base)
Another holiday season is upon us and we are super excited to share our gift ideas with you. Athletic-Minded Travelers can feast on our varied list for varied budgets! Please let us know if you see anything you really like. It makes us feel good...
Wow! That was our reaction when we tried out the Caesar Parmigiano Yogurt salad dressing from Bolthouse Farms. We are salad connoisseurs and sampling dressings is a team hobby. But we refuse to stock our fridge with any calorie, salt or sugar bombs. The result is that many dressings under perform in our rigorous taste tests.
Active parents mean active kids right? And cycling is a great family activity, even for the little ones. We recently recommended the iBert Safe-T-Seat in our 2011 Holiday Gift Guide, but now we have fully tested the seat. And we're pleased that our recommendation stands!
First, a few product notes:
Hooray for our FOURTH annual gift guide! And whether you're miserly or magnanimous, we have something for your budget. And just as a reminder, we are not compensated nor rewarded for any of our picks. View our past lists for more ideas.
During several recent trips to Europe—Amsterdam in particular—we have returned home with bike envy. While American mountain and road cycling interest and participation are now comparable to the Europeans, commuter bikes are far more popular overseas. In particular, the family-friendly “cargo bike” caught our eye as a practical and fun way to pedal around our hometown. Only one problem: cargo bikes were not yet being sold in the U.S. And, purchasing one in Amsterdam and shipping it to San Diego wo
During the past several weeks, I've been wearing and testing Bolle's new "Draft" performance sunglasses with photochromic lenses during cycling and running workouts. Bolle provided Athletic-Minded Traveler with a few complimentary models (full disclosure) for testing purposes, but as with all of our product reviews, the freebies do not influence our opinions--our credibility is always paramount.