Guests are able to stick with their new year resolution and eat healthy, even while at Disney World. Then, try some of the amazing treats in moderation, after all the walking will compensate for at least a few treats. Here are 9 tips to eat healthy at Disney World.
Disney accommodates a variety of dietary needs and vegan has recently become easier to eat at Disney World. Tasty burgers include: the Vegetarian Falafel Burger found at Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant in Hollywood Studios, or the Grilled Vegetable Burger from Liberty Inn in Epcot. For something unique try the Chili-Spiced Crispy Fried Tofu Bowl with all vegan base options from Satu’li Canteen in Pandora – World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom. These are just a few options!
Sushi contains omega-3, protein and more healthy components, making for a great healthy snack or entrée at Disney. Top Picks For sushi include: California Grill at Disney’s Contemporary Resort (for Hand-Rolled Sushi) or watch the chefs at work at Tokyo Dining in the Japan Pavilion at Epcot’s World Showcase. At Disney Springs must try sushi includes that found at Splitsville or Morimoto Asia.
With only approximately 80 calories, this treat will cool you down and is virtually guilt-free. Plus, Dole Whip is dairy free and vegan. Learn, where to find a Dole Whip at Disney World.
Pack Your Own Snacks
For quick snacks at the park or Resort, consider packing your own snacks. This is an easy opportunity to pack healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts and more. Plus, it will save money and time. Here are more snacks ideas that travel well – Favorite snacks to pack.
The Land Pavilion
Visit The Land Pavilion in Epcot for Sunshine Seasons and Garden Grill feature fresh ingredients. In fact select fresh ingredients come from the on-site greenhouses! Visit Sunshine Seasons at Epcot offering healthy options as and something for everyone. Garden Grill offers a unique rotating dining experience and a fun character dining opportunity.
For most quick service restaurants, adults are able to order a kids meal if they wish. Consider ordering a kids meal for smaller portions. Plus, kids meals come with healthy sides such as Cuties Mandarin and a GoGo squeeZ.
Minute Maid Light Lemonade
Of course water is a must when at Disney World, however for when you need something with flavor Minute Maid light lemonade is a better alternative to soda. Minute Maid Lemonade is offered at soda fountain stations and resort refill stations throughout Disney World. Alternatively, a light pomegranate flavor may be offered. Al though it contains artificial sweeteners, it only have a 5-10 calorie count per serving and less sugar than soda.
Fruit Stands can be found in all 4 Disney World theme parks, as well as sold as Resort food courts and more. At Animal Kingdom visit Harambe Fruit Market, at Hollywood Studios, head to Sunset Boulevard for Anaheim Produce selling whole fruit, Granny Smith Apple Slices, Clementine’s, Grapes, Pineapple cup, Fresh Fruit cup and dried cranberries. In Fantasyland at Disney’s Magic Kingdom visit Prince Eric’s Village Market and at Epcot visit, Liberty Square Market for whole fruit, Apple Slices, mixed fruit and pineapple cups.
Of course, perhaps nothing at Disney World is better for you than water. Staying hydrated on your Disney vacation is important and good for you! Ask for a free cup of iced water to go from any quick service. This water is filtered.
Learn more about Walt Disney World Dining and get suggestions for where to eat, how to use the Disney Dining Plan and more.