I aim to refuel with a combination of carbs and protein within 30-60 minutes of running. But after a HOT summer run I usually crave lighter foods like fruits and veggies. So, I’ve created the Ultimate Salad piled high with carbohydrates from roasted potatoes, protein from chicken and a mix of other veggies.

I aim for a 3:1 carbs to protein ratio after running (*3 grams of carbohydrates for every 1 gram of protein). This recipe satisfies my cravings AND hits that combination important for recovery. 

Potatoes are the MVP of this recipe because they’re a quality carbohydrate. Plus they have Vitamin C, potassium and fiber. And they’re delicious (which isn’t technically a nutrient fact – but important!).

Potatoes are gluten free, fat free, sodium free and vegan.  And if you have any other specific dietary preferences or needs – feel free to switch up the other ingredients in this salad to work for you. 

 Potato Recipe for Runners

I’m training for a half marathon right now and sometimes my hunger fluctuates depending on my running. I’ve noticed after tempo runs and longer runs – I can get HANGRY. So, I meal prepped a BIG salad and divided it into glass containers for easy grab & go lunches. 

Best Chopped Salad with Roasted Potatoes


  • 24 oz. Potatoes [I used bite sized red potatoes, but any will work. Just chop to bite size.]
  • 2 Tb Olive oil
  • 1 Tb Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chile powder
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Grilled Chicken (optional)
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Salad vegetables – Onions, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, apple, cranberries, candied pecans (washed)
  • Dressing


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Cut the potatoes into bite sized pieces. I had bite sized potatoes and cut them in half, but could’ve left them as is.
  • Season potatoes with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder, chile powder, rosemary. Mix well.
  • Place on baking sheet and roast for 25-30 minutes or until done.
  • While potatoes cook – Chop vegetables and gather other salad ingredients.
  • Build salad and top with your favorite dressing.

TIP: I mixed it all together and portioned it out before putting on the dressing. So it’s ready to go for tomorrow’s lunch. Meal prep ftw.

Ultimate Chopped Salad w Roasted Potatoes Recipe.

For more potato recipes, facts & inspiration, check out the Potato Goodness website here.

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This post is in partnership with Potato Goodness. All opinions are that of the author of this blog.


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