My husband and I just returned from an amazing week of fun with my parents at Walt Disney World! One of my favorite activities at Disney World is to EAT!! For me, eating at the parks and sampling all of the interesting food options is more fun than riding the rides. So while my husband rode all the coasters you could find me at a shady table salivating over one of the many delicious food options offered at Disney. While I certainly enjoyed my share of YOLO meals for the week, I also found it surprisingly easy to eat healthy options as well. Every park offered healthy snack and dining options. From hummus and veggies as a snack to delicious salads and vegetarian options for lunch, I never had a problem finding something nutritious to eat. Below are some of my tips for healthy eating while on vacation at Walt Disney World!
Don’t head to the parks hungry-Buy some bananas and instant oatmeal or protein bars to keep in your hotel room to eat before heading to the parks or else the first whiff of pastry goodness will have you running for the first breakfast stop you see. If you want a healthy breakfast option try eating at The Wave in Disney’s Contemporary Resort one day. They have yogurt, fruit , eggs and the most ah-mazing multigrain waffles! Check out the menu here.
Beware of sauces and dressings- Make sure you ask for any dressings and sauces on the side when you order a salad or vegetarian dish, this way you can control how much you consume. Typically, dressings and sauces pack a calorie punch!
Questions? Just ask!-If you have an allergy concern or general nutrition questions about the snacks and meals offered in the parks, find one of the stands that offer gluten-free and healthy snack options and ask the friendly attendant! They are always willing to help!
Pack your own snacks-Something that I love about Disney is that they allow you to bring your own snacks and beverages (non-alcoholic) to the park. I would bring a banana, trail mix and a protein bar with me just to make sure I had my bases covered. This is also a great way to cut down your vacation costs!
After a relaxing week I am back and ready for my school orientation this Thursday!