Dining at Disney World: Healthy Food Options

Anaheim Produce, Hollywood Studios – Evan Wohrman

When I think of Walt Disney World food options, I begin dreaming about Mickey Bars, cupcakes, fries and Mickey Pretzels. And yes, I will savor each of them on my next trip. So to counterbalance all those fabulous calories, a few healthy choices are in order.

Walt Disney World Parks and Resorts have many options beyond traditional amusement park fare of burgers and fries. A few of our family’s favorite ‘healthier’ Disney foods:

Egg White Omelets
During Disney trips, our family eats most breakfast meals in our resort room. But on those occasions when we do venture out early in the morning, I’ll choose an egg white omelet. Protein and veggies start my day off right and keep me going through ride after ride. You can always substitute egg whites at Disney restaurants, but you’re now likely to find the egg white option prominently displayed, like at the Art of Animation Food Court (a great place for many healthy options!).

Power Pack Lunch
Our kids loved this option on hot afternoons. Each Power Pack comes in a decorated box and includes

Apple slices, carrot sticks, yogurt, Goldfish crackers, a fruit snack bar. The Power Pack comes with a choice of milk or water. The Power Packs were very filling (adults nibbled on the leftovers!) but didn’t weight anyone down.

Quick Snacks
At most quick service restaurants or carts you’ll find at least one healthy option for those on the go. Try Hummus and chips, whole or mixed fruit, or even a gluten-free granola bar from the Gardens Kiosk at Animal Kingdom.

Don’t forget – adults can order kids meals at any counter service restaurant for smaller portions. You may also bring fruits or other healthy foods with you into the parks to save both calories and money!

What are your favorite WDW healthy eating tips?!

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Amy works as a college administrator and instructor in the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her husband and two children. She visited Walt Disney World for the first time as an adult for a conference. But Amy truly caught the “Disneybug” when she traveled with her young daughter. Amy loves all things travel and especially enjoys trip preparation and strategy: trying to find the best deals, exploring new resorts and restaurants, and planning an extra something special for each trip.

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