Potatoes for Athletic Performance

A by-the-numbers look at how potatoes can power athletic performance1:

  1. Nutritional data is based on a medium-size 5.2 ounce skin-on potato.
  2. Nutrition and Athletic Performance. Position of the Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine and the Dietitians of Canada. Med Sci Sports Excerc. 2015; 48:543-568).
  3. Burke LM, Hawley JA, Wong SH, Jeukendrup AE. Carbohydrates for training and competition. J Sports Sci. 2011; 29 (Suppl 1): S17-27).
  4. Gelibter A, et al Satiety following intake of potatoes and other carbohydrate test meals. Ann Nutr Metab. 2013; 62:37-43


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Potatoes Power Performance

Potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy that we need to perform at our best. More energy-packed than any other popular vegetable, potatoes have even more potassium than a banana. Plus, there’s a potato option to fuel your body and brain throughout the day — whether you lead an active lifestyle or are competing with elite athletes.
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To fuel your performance, look no further than the potato. Did you know that potatoes provide the carbohydrate, potassium and energy you need to perform at your best? Potatoes are more energy-packed than any other popular vegetable and a medium-sized potato with the skin has even more potassium than a medium-sized banana.
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Potato Energy Bites

A healthy and portable snack made with simple ingredients, and no refined sugars!


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Potato Performance Muffins

“These make-ahead Red Velvet Potato Muffins are a smart way to fuel your body before or after a workout.” —Dawn Jackson Blatner, RDN, CSSD

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Smoky Maple Potato Bites

“Whether you’re a professional athlete or a yoga novice, you need these Smoky Maple Potato Bites in your life. The crunchy panko crust is the perfect foil to creamy and satisfying potato center. These bites are a perfectly satisfying way to fuel your body and brain throughout the day.” —Katie Cavuto, MS, RD

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Spanish Potato Frittata

“This recipe is not only simple to make, but potatoes provide important nutrients like carbohydrate and potassium (among others). Combined with the protein in the eggs, this is a great post workout or any time meal.” —Chris Mohr, PhD, RD

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Spiralized Potato Waffle Nachos

These Spiralized Potato Waffle Nachos are a perfectly balanced Post-Workout meal to help refuel and energize your body!

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