Austin Speedo Sectionals July 7-10 2022 Food Blog

July 7-10 2022 is the Speedo Sectionals in Austin, Texas. They will be held at the University of Texas Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center. We want to share some of our best restaurant recommendations for you while you are competing so that you don’t have to think too much. So athletes, be sure to save this list before you go so you know what restaurants to try. You can also share it with your family and friends if they are coming to watch you race! Let’s get started!

Restaurants

Sweet Green

2234 Guadalupe St. Austin, TX 78705

This restaurant is a local chain that serves organic savory bowls. You can order from the menu or create your own! 

  • Peach + Goat Cheese
    • Spring Mix & Kale Greens
      • Dark leafy greens are great sources of calcium, vitamin K, fiber and are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants  that if you eat them help show a decreased risk of cancer.
    • Cucumbers contain antioxidants and promote hydration which are great for recovery.
    •  Mint is just there to add additional flavor while also it can help relieve indigestion, and could improve your brain function. Basil protects your body against infections, lowers your blood sugar, as well as cholesterol.
    • Almonds are full of magnesium, vitamin E, and fiber. They are nutritious and make for great crunchy toppers for grain bowls or salads. 
    • Peaches are a heart healthy fruit that helps improve digestion and decrease inflammation while building a strong immune system. 
    • Goat cheese adds protein and flavor. 
    • Add protein like chicken and quinoa for carbohydrates.
    • Balsamic vinaigrette as a healthy dressing. 

  • Harvest Bowl
    • Shredded Kale
      • Dark leafy greens are great sources of calcium, vitamin K, fiber and are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants  that if you eat them help show a decreased risk of cancer.
    • Warm Wild Rice is a great source of carbohydrates and is easily digestible.
    • Roasted Sweet Potatoes promote gut health, enhance your immune system and are a great source of carbohydrates.
    • Raw Pecans are a good source of calcium, magnesium and potassium that all help lower blood pressure and are a healthy fat.
    • Apples are rich in fiber and antioxidants that also add a sweet flavor to this warm bowl. 
    • Goat Cheese adds protein and flavor to the top of the warm bowl.
    • Roasted Chicken is a great option for protein.
    • Balsamic Vinaigrette is a healthy dressing to put on top. 

  • Super Green Goddess
    • Shredded Kale, baby spinach
      • Dark leafy greens are great sources of calcium, vitamin K, fiber and are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants  that if you eat them help show a decreased risk of cancer.
    • Raw Beets are full of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. Eating beets before you race is supposed to help boost performance, improve blood flow and oxygen flow of tired muscles
    • Roasted Sweet Potatoes promote gut health, enhance your immune system and are a great source of carbohydrates.
    • Shredded Cabbage is full of beta-carotene and heart protective antioxidants. It helps decrease inflammation. 
    • Spicy Broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 
    • Toasted Almonds are full of magnesium, vitamin E, and fiber. They are nutritious and make for great crunchy toppers for grain bowls or salads. 
    • Lentils are full of fiber, folate and potassium. They are a great source of iron and vitamin B to maintain a steady heartbeat and provide energy.
    • Chickpeas improve digestion, are full of fiber, magnesium and are a legume so is an option for protein as well. 
    • Raw Carrots help keep blood sugar levels in control and are full of vitamin A and beta carotene that help decrease your risk of diabetes. 
    • Green goddess ranch is great dressing to add flavor to this bowl. 

Pacha Organic Cafe

2915 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78705

This restaurant looks like a quick and easy brunch/breakfast place post prelims racing.

  • Quiche, Broccoli & Cheese
    • Eggs are full of omega 3s and great options for protein.
    • Broccoli is full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. 
    • Cheese and the butter crust make for tasty additional flavors to a quiche. 

  • Sprouted Wheat Pancake Classic or Fruit Filled
    • Made with Lindley Mills Organic Sprouted whole grain flour for better nutrition, digestion and delicious flavor.
    • Add eggs for a side of protein to make a great recovery meal out of these pancakes.

  • Taco de Mayo
    • Scrambled eggs with salsa verde whole black beans and cheese

Modern Market Eatery

401 Congress Avenue, Austin Tx 78701

  • Protein Bowls
    • Sustainable Salmon
      • Atlantic Salmon is a great source of protein and omega 3s to help improve recovery.
      • Lemon adds great flavor and improves digestion. 
      • Warm organic rice and quinoa is a great easily digestible carbohydrate to add on top of the protein bowl.
      • Chimichurri 
      • Choice of two sides

  • Blackened Chicken Thigh Bowl
    • Antibiotic Free blackened chicken thigh is a great option for lean protein. 
    • Warm quinoa and rice is a great easily digestible carbohydrate to add on top of the protein bowl.
    • Mango salsa is great to add flavor and fiber to top this bowl. 
    • Chile sweet potatoes promote gut health, enhance your immune system and are a great source of carbohydrates.
    • Organic black beans are a great source of protein and carbohydrates to aid in recovery.
    • Kale is a dark leafy greens that are great sources of calcium, vitamin K, fiber and are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants  that if you eat them help show a decreased risk of cancer.
    • Scallions, Lime wedge & Bbq sauce for additional flavors and toppings. 

  • Basil Chicken Sandwich
    • Herb marinated roasted chicken is  a great option for lean protein. 
    • Tomatoes are full of antioxidants. 
    • Red onions are great to protect against heart disease.
    • Provolone cheese for additional calcium to improve bone health. 
    • Arugula is dark leafy greens that are great sources of calcium, vitamin K, fiber and are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants  that if you eat them help show a decreased risk of cancer.
    • Basil aioli on ciabatta for a source of flavor and carbohydrates.
    • Chips come as the side, but there may be a better healthier option like fruit. 

CAVA

2426 Guadalupe Street, Austin TX 78705

CAVA is another great option similar to chipotle, but Mediterranean style restaurant with customizable greens and grain bowls. It’s a must try because you can create your own bowl and it’s another quick option for in between prelims and finals! I love it better than Chipotle!

  • Build your own bowl
    • Choose from a wide variety of Bases
    • Choose up to three dips and spreads
    • Choose a protein
    • Choose your favorite toppings and dressing

  • Build your own Bowl Example
    • Greens & Grains bowl a mix of grains and salad greens
    • Dips and Spreads
      • Hummus with chickpeas, tahini no, lemon, fresh garlic and salt
      • Tzatziki with Greek yogurt, shredded cucumber and spice
    • Protein
      • Grilled Chicken with lemon, oregano, salt, and pepper
    • Toppings
      • Crumbled Feta
      • Pita Crisps
      • Shredded Romaine
      • Avocado

*Fan Pick* Alright Fans! These two restaurants are for you! Swimmers wait until after the meet to consume sushi! Just in case it doesn’t sit well with your stomach!

Franklin Barbecue

900 E 11th Street, Austin, TX 78702

Franklin Barbecue has some of the best barbecue food! You can’t go to Austin without having some of their barbecue food! This restaurant is a must go to!

You can choose from a variety of foods like brisket, ribs, pulled pork, sandwiches and sausage as well as sides of pinto beans, coleslaw and potato salad.  Don’t forget the dessert either. They have so many different pies. For example, bourbon banana pie, pecan pie, seasonal pie and ruby’s dang pie.

I love barbecue food and this place was on my list to go to while I was in Austin, but I wasn’t able to go! You can’t go wrong with the other barbecue that is there as well. I hope you enjoy this one, fans. Swimmers make sure to go enjoy some of this food as soon as the meet is over! 

That’s a wrap on our restaurant recommendations for the Speedo Sectionals in Austin, Texas.! Be sure to check some of these restaurants, take a photo and tag us on Instagram to let us know how you liked them! We love to see athletes and families using this list as much as they can while you are competing. As well as making  it  easy for you to find healthy options in order to fuel your body well for competition. Good luck to those competing! 

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