Registered Dietitian and Certified Personal Trainer Carissa Bealert, RDN
Carissa Bealert is a Registered Dietitian and certified personal trainer and is currently training for her 4th marathon, the Barcelona Marathon in March 2018. Carissa has a diverse background in nutrition, fitness, and television hosting and has appeared on E! TV, The Daily Buzz, CBS College Sports and in nutrition segments on NBC New York, Miami, Denver, and other local markets across the country. She previously worked as a sports announcer for ESPN’s Wide World of Sports and CBS College Sports, and as the on-court emcee for the NBA’s Orlando Magic. Since 2005, Carissa has worked as a race announcer for RunDisney. Find Carissa on Instagram @carissaanneg and Twitter @CarissaAnnB.
“As a runner myself, I choose potatoes for peak performance for their quality carbohydrates to fuel my body and keep me mentally sharp throughout a workout. I also love the potassium boost to help aid recovery.” – Carissa Bealert
Pre- Exercise Recipe Ideas
Ready: 70 minutes
Hash Brown and Egg Nests
A mixture of egg whites and veggies is nested inside of hash browns and cooked in a muffin tin, creating a perfect portable pre-exercise meal.
Exercise Snack Ideas
Ready Time: 10 minutes
Zesty Mashed Potato Snackers
Mashed potatoes are quick to make when you use potato flakes. Adding in zest of lemon and a touch of fresh mint makes these an ideal potassium-packed food source for an exercise snack.
Planning for Post-Exercise Recovery
Ready Time: 35 minutes
Potassium Packed Potato Smoothie
This vibrant purple smoothie gets its color from purple potatoes and pomegranate juice. Packed with carbohydrate, this smoothie is an ideal post-exercise recovery food.