One of the best parts of a Walt Disney World vacation is being able to explore all that the property has to offer in the way of dining through enjoying hundreds of dining locations found in the Disney Parks, Disney water parks, Disney Resorts, and Disney Springs. With so many dining options to choose from, guests can easily spend each day of their vacation indulging in decadent meals and treats that normally might not be enjoyed at home. While indulging is a major perk of vacation, some guests might want to focus more on maintaining healthy habits while exploring Walt Disney World, and luckily many of the dining locations on property offer up healthy options that guests are sure to love. From healthy grab-and-go snacks to full service meals, there are plenty of dining options for guests who are looking to maintain a healthy diet while on vacation. Here are eight delicious, but healthy meals that can be found in Walt Disney World!
1. Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut – Tiffins Restaurant
Disney’s Animal Kingdom allows each guest the opportunity to tap into their wild side with adventures in entertainment, attractions, and dining. Tiffins Restaurant in Discovery Island celebrates cuisine and flavors from around the world with a unique atmosphere and décor that celebrates travel. Guests who dine at the full service location for lunch or dinner can enjoy unique offerings inspired by exotic and familiar locations from around the globe. One healthy option is the Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut which is served with herb roasted tomato, haricot vert, fingerling potatoes, saffron aioli, and Kalamata marmalade.
2. Kale Caesar Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken – Yak & Yeti Restaurant
Also found in Disney’s Animal Kingdom is another full service restaurant in the Asia area of the park that celebrates the culture, history, and cuisine of south Asia. Yak & Yeti Restaurant invites guests to dine in a full service location with two floors that are filled with authentic artifacts and artwork from Asia that was supposedly collected by a family who spent time traveling the region. The cuisine is also inspired by such locations and guests will love the healthy Kale Caesar Salad with Cilantro-Lime Grilled Chicken which features kale, romaine lettuce, parmesan crisps, garlic-ginger wonton strips, and a roman Caesar dressing.
3. Savory Vegetable Crumble – Rose & Crown Dining Room
Epcot’s World Showcase is a favorite dining destination of many guests thanks to the eleven different pavilions that each bring a country from around the world to life. Each pavilion is also home to at least one quick service and one full service dining location that brings authentic flavors and ingredients from that given country to life. The Rose & Crown Dining Room in the UK Pavilion is very popular with guests who love to enjoy the lively atmosphere paired with the menu options of a traditional British pub. One healthy item on the menu at the Rose & Crown Dining Room is the Savory Vegetable Crumble which combines seasonal vegetables, potato and leek cream sauce, and a savory herb and cheese crust.
4. Vegetable Quiche – Be Our Guest Restaurant
Fantasyland in the Magic Kingdom is home to some of the most magical experiences in all of Walt Disney World which bring beloved Disney animated films and characters to life. Be Our Guest Restaurant invites guests into the Beast’s Castle to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner inspired by the classic flavors of French cooking. Guests can enjoy their meals in rooms designed to bring favorite location from Beauty and the Beast to life and a particularly healthy menu option is the breakfast Vegetable Quiche which features mushrooms, zucchini, bell peppers, onions, and chives served with fresh fruit and a selection of pastries.
5. Quinoa and Provencale Ratatouille – Citricos
Guests who are looking to enjoy an indulgent and special meal can head to Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa for an unforgettable dinner experience with lots of charm. Citricos features an atmosphere of Victorian charm and elegance infused with flavors of the Mediterranean, and guests are sure to absolutely love all of the menu options offered at the popular location. Those who are looking to maintain a healthy diet while on vacation will particularly enjoy the Quinoa and Provencale Ratatouille which features a tomato confit, basil, seasonal vegetables, wild mushroom, and chickpea sauce.
6. Faroe Island Salmon – The Hollywood Brown Derby
Disney’s Hollywood Studios is home to several very popular full service dining locations including one that brings a classic Hollywood eatery to life. The Hollywood Brown Derby is situated at the end of Hollywood Boulevard and invites guests to dine on contemporary American cuisine for both lunch and dinner. In addition to cult favorites such as the famous Cobb Salad, guests are sure to enjoy the healthy option of the Faroe Island Salmon which is served with saffron potato silk, beluga lentils, tomato confit, watercress, and crispy capers.
7. Asian Stir Fry – Kona Café
Many of the Disney Resort feature popular eateries that guests love to visit time and time again including Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort on the shores of Seven Seas Lagoon. Situated in the Great Ceremonial House is Kona Cafe, an open air full service restaurant that serves up amazing meals inspired by the flavors of the islands. Guests who enjoy dinner at the location can dig into the healthy option of the Asian Stir Fry which features yakisoba noodles, wok-seared vegetables, roasted peanuts, chicken or tofu, and a soy-citrus sauce.
8. Enchiladas de Vegetables – La Hacienda de San Angel
One of the busiest pavilions in Epcot’s World Showcase is the Mexico Pavilion thanks to its combination of attraction, shopping, entertainment, and several eateries. One such restaurant is La Hacienda de San Angel near World Showcase Lagoon which serves up authentic Mexican cuisine that guests can enjoy for lunch or dinner with amazing views of Epcot. One delicious and healthy menu option that guests are sure to love at the restaurant is the Enchiladas de Vegetables which are vegetable-filled corn tortillas topped with melted cheese and salsa ranchera.