As I continue my weaning off of the gels/gummies, I've taken a little bit of relapse. This week it became obvious to me that I'm going to have to rely somewhat on gels/gummies - a necessary evil of travelling for racing. With that in mind, I did go back to using them occasionally as a means of keeping my body use to them. That being said, I'm certainly not giving up on my use of the real-food alternatives. My last attempt were some absolutely amazing Ham & Pineapple Rice Balls that did everything I needed and wanted from it. Tasted delicious, like a Hawaiian Pizza, and kept me feeling strong and energized the entire time. I will certainly use this recipe again.
This week I'm trying something I've been wanting to try for awhile - Homemade Potato Chips.
I've read a lot of articles that professional cyclists use potato fuel quite a bit in their races and training sessions. Trevor and I also have a fellow triathlete friend who loves fueling with potatoes. So I figured why not - full of potassium, magnesium and carbs they certainly have the necessary ingredients for a good fuel source on a long ride.
Homemade Potato Chips
This may actually be the easiest recipe I've made. Potatoes, seasoning salt, olive oil. Slice the potatoes as thinly as you desire. My cutting skills suck, so they are all over the map. Throw the ingredients into a bowl or Tupperware container and mix together.
Preheat the oven to 400. Take the covered potato slices and spread evenly across a cooking sheet on some parchment paper.
Bake the potatoes until desired crispiness. I did 15 minutes. Then flipped the potatoes and did another 15 minutes. When they were done I added a little bit more salt just for flavoring and good measure.
That's it. That's all.
Happy Training Everyone!