Macro-Friendly Athlete Meal Plans: D.C. United
By Carrie Walco-Bowman
High-performing, elite athletes require a specific balance of macros and high-quality, nutritious meals before and after matches and training. The professional soccer players of D.C. United, the Major League Soccer team in the District since 1996, rely on MightyMeals for their athlete meals and meal planning for this very reason. The variety of vegan, high-protein, low-carb, high-carb, and other freshly-made prepared meals allows them to fuel correctly before performances and during recovery after games. Every meal is nutritionally balanced, made fresh to order by the chefs in our local kitchen, and has the complete breakdown of macronutrients and nutrition facts clearly labeled on every package and on our online menu.
“MightyMeals has done an exceptional job at creating an easy, efficient, and healthy way to feed the players and staff. Health is the number one priority at the moment, so having pre-packaged meals enables us to feed the players in a sanitary environment,” said Brian Goodstein, Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer for D.C. United. “The wide variety of meals offers players and staff new and exciting options daily. Additionally, MightyMeals have been a great partner and continue to work closely with us to ensure the players receive the necessary food to succeed on the pitch.”
PRE-GAME AND POST-GAME ATHLETE MEAL PREP
“Our players tend to eat a boosted amount of carbohydrates before games to give them the energy they need to perform at an elite level. We like to give them meals that have healthy sources of carbohydrates and protein to kickstart recovery.” – Brian Goodstein, Former Director of Sports Medicine and Head Athletic Trainer of D.C. United
A few of the high-carb, high-protein meals they order are:
Carnitas Breakfast Bowl – 37G Carbs, 47G Protein
Roast Beef Wrap – 38G Carbs, 50G Protein
Hoisin Glazed Salmon – 60G Carbs, 40G Protein
Eat Like An Elite Athlete: Find and order meals for athletes, like what the soccer players of D.C. United include in their weekly athlete meal plan: D.C. United Day of Meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner athlete meal selections.