Living in the apartments in South Austin is supposed to mean that you’re an outdoor enthusiast and a healthy food lover. At least, that’s what the rest of the country thinks about Austin residents. Sure, they know we have plenty of BBQ and our fair share of tacos, but Austin is rich with running trails, dog parks, and it’s even the birthplace of Whole Foods. If Austin helped start up the largest organic food store in the nation, you would think that the city’s residents would be fairly health-conscious.
In fact, Austin residents are relatively healthy people. Forbes recently ranked Austin #16 on their list of the 20 healthiest cities in America. That can be hard to believe when you venture down to one of the food truck lots and see nothing but fried chicken, brisket and queso dip. Anyone who’s new to our South Austin apartments for rent might not believe that people here like to live healthy, but the trick is to know where to go. You’re not going to find healthy food at Torchy’s, Franklin’s or Thundercloud. You might, however, find some healthy food options in this blog post.
In today’s post, we reveal three places in town where you can get healthy meals and snacks without spending a fortune. Of course, the best thing to do when you want to eat healthy is stock up on natural food from the grocery store, but we all know that trips to the grocery store can quickly fall to the bottom of the “to do” list. Here are some options for eating healthy in Austin when your refrigerator is looking a little bare.
With an average rating of 4.4 stars on Google and 4.5 stars on Yelp, Blenders & Bowls is easily one of the most popular health-food options in town. This place specializes in Acai bowls and smoothies. Their Acai is thick and creamy, like yogurt but better. They’re also known for serving customers quickly, so you can get your healthy snack without too much of a wait.
Casa De Luz may sound like the kind of place that serves tacos and queso, but it actually specializes in macrobiotic foods. What is macrobiotic, you ask? All that means is that the food is usually whole grain, low sodium, and sans artificial preservatives. It’s all natural, essentially.
Not only is the food all natural, the settings are too. You have to walk down a path lined with foliage to even find this restaurant that sits on the edge of Zilker Park, but once you do, you’ll fall in love. If you’re even remotely health conscious, or thinking about trying out that kind of lifestyle, Casa De Luz is a perfect introductory course.
Snap Kitchen’s motto should be, “For when you want to eat healthy, but also want to taste your food.” People often shy away from healthy foods because they lack flavor, but Snap Kitchen has somehow resolved that issue. It’s not all veggies and grains at Snap Foods. No, they actually have tasty dishes like the quesadillas, enchiladas and chicken stir fry.
Snap Kitchen is cool because you can buy yourself meals for the whole week, if you want to keep your healthy kick going. They sell pre-packaged meals with reasonable portion sizes that still manage to fill you up. Try Snap Kitchen out next time you’re prepping your work meals for the week, and thank us later!
Thanks for reading the first edition of The Brodie blog. We’ll be back in a few weeks with more tips, tricks and general advice for getting the most out of your time at the apartments South Austin renters prefer. In the meantime, follow us on social media.