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Fueling Performance

Nutrition Consultant Expert Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN

Leslie Bonci is a nutrition consultant for the Kansas City Chiefs, Carnegie Mellon University athletics, the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and the WNBA. She has worked as a consultant to Gatorade, is the author of several books on sports nutrition, and has recorded more than 100 videos on sport nutrition for STACK.com. Leslie is the owner of Active Eating Advice, a nutrition consulting company. Find Leslie on Instagram @boncilj and Twitter @lesliebonci.

“I love potatoes for their versatility, affordability and applicability to all types of culinary ability. The carbohydrate, fiber and potassium make them a great choice for workouts and offer a change of pace and taste from other sports focused foods.” – Leslie Bonci

Pre-Exercise Nutrition Meal Tips

Ready Time: 30 minutes

Potato Pancakes with Apple Butter

Meal prep at its best! Make a batch of potato pancakes and freeze them for easy-to-reheat pre-workout fuel to enjoy throughout the week. Top with apple butter for a sweet addition.

Exercise Snack Ideas

Ready Time: 30 minutes


Petite potatoes are coated in panko crumbs, sesame seeds and spice mix to make an easily-portable snack perfect for mid-hike or mid-bike.

Expert Post-Exercise Recovery Meals

Ready Time: 13 minutes

Power Baked Potato 

A traditional baked potato is given a powerful boost with the addition of protein-rich ricotta, baby spinach and flavorful pesto.

Weekly Potato Recipe

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