Want to try healthy snacks on your upcoming Walt Disney World trip? Watch the video above for some treats you might want to try, and keep reading for some bonus options!
Walt Disney World Snacks for the Health-Conscious Vacationer!
There are nearly endless amounts of delicious Walt Disney World snacks to enjoy. But if you’re watching your waistline, or just trying to be healthy, don’t worry! Our Marketing Manager, Tatjana, also happens to have a degree in nutrition, and she put together a list of her top 5 healthy snacks that you can find around Walt Disney World.
Edamame are green soy beans. They’re high in protein and fibre to help you stay full and regulate blood sugar. You can find these little gems in a few places around Walt Disney World. The first place is at Epcot in the Japan pavilion at a little kiosk called Kabuki Café.
You can also find edamame in Animal Kingdom at a kiosk called Caravan Road on the path between the Africa and Asia sections of the park.
Edamame are both vegan and gluten free.
2. Dole Whip
This healthy Walt Disney World snack is super well known in the Disney community. What’s not as well known is that (because it’s not ice cream) the Dole Whip is actually way lower in calories than you would think!
Half of a Dole Whip is usually around 90 calories (when you get it without pineapple juice, rum, or other toppings). So just make sure you share with someone and you won’t be breaking your diet. Dole Whip is also completely fat-free if you’re watching your fat intake.
You can find the Dole Whip in a few of places, but most notably at the Magic Kingdom in Adventureland, Tamu Tamu refreshments in Animal Kingdom, and Refreshment Port at Epcot. It’s recently been made available at a few resorts too!
Dole Whip is both vegan (if you get the pineapple flavor, not vanilla!) and gluten free.
Back in the Japan pavilion at Epcot you’ll find this low-fat treat. Kakigori is very finely shaved ice topped with flavored syrup. It’s a popular Japanese treat in the summer months, and it’s especially great in the heat of the Florida sun!
You can also have the option to add a condensed milk syrup, but if you’re watching your weight, I would stay away from this option.
Kakigori is vegan and gluten free.
4. Outshine Coconut Fruit Bar
This healthy Walt Disney World snack can be found in Pandora – The World of Avatar at Animal Kingdom, at a kiosk called Ace Mobile Treats. Each bar is 120 calories, and only 3grams of fat. It’s a really great alternative to ice cream, since the coconut cream gives it a creamier consistency than a regular fruit bar. There are other fruit bars available in carts around WDW (notably Mango and Strawberry) so keep a lookout if coconut isn’t your thing.
5. Roasted Beets & Tomato Watermelon Salad
There are tons of amazing food options at Disney Springs, but this BBQ spot has some surprisingly fresh side dishes that can double as a healthy snack.
There’s the The Tomato Watermelon Salad with feta cheese, basil and pickled onion, and The Roasted Beets, which come with smoked pecan granola, goat cheese, yogurt and oranges.
Both of these options are very nutritious and light enough that they won’t make you feel sluggish on a hot summer day.
In addition to these treats, there are plenty of other healthy WDW snacks to try. One of the easiest spots to find them is at the fruit stand in every park – look for whole or cut up fruit, veggies, hummus, and more!
Be sure to check out our Snack Attack issue for more delicious information and photography.