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Old 01-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #1
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Embarrassed to post this, but...

What are the healthiest snacks at Disney?

I always used to roll my eyes when people asked this question. But I gained a lot of weight last year and have been doing SO well all month. I already lost 5 pounds and I know that will be easy to put back on with more than a few treats at Disney. I am in a wedding in 6 weeks so I don't want to slip up now.

While I still plan to allow myself to have one treat a day, I wanted to see if anyone has any favorite "healthy" snacks or meals.

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:14 PM   #2
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I loved the pre-packaged grapes in our food court. I got those as my dessert every time I could, but I am sure you could get them as a snack too.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:18 PM   #3
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At the food courts, they also used to have little packages of apples. You will find healthier snacks at your food court, like veggie snacks. At DL, we saw lots of whole pieces of fruit but I don't remember seeing things like that on our last trip to WDW.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:22 PM   #4
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Crazy me thinks the fruit @ AK is the best fruit in the world, must be the atmoshpere.
But there are fruit cups available everywhere. Salads just watch the dressing always use on the side and dip fork in first, works great on higher calorie dressings.
Most restaraunts are very accomaditing to you and how you would like to sub out higher fat sides for healtier ones too.

Enjoy and congrats on your weight loss. I know first hand it is soo....easy to put weight on in Disney, I gained 5 in Nov. and still trying to get it off ( holidays not much help) but no excuse now..lol
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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Thank you SO MUCH, everyone!! These are great tips
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:44 PM   #6
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Thank you SO MUCH, everyone!! These are great tips
No reason to be embarrassed, I always try to pick healthy options, even at WDW with an occasional treat, but a tip that I live by:

I always pack a bag of mixed nuts that I roast myself (very easy). Whatever nuts you like, go to your local grocery's produce dept or baking aisle, pick up a few bags of different nuts RAW, not roasted or salted (lots of additives like oils and salts which are not necessary).

Go home and put them in you toaster oven on a tray lined with foil, mix them up add a little salt (you control the amount), toast them for 3 min (keep your eye on them so they don't burn). Cool them down, place them in a container and before you go on your trip, put a small handful or about 1/4 cup in snack sized ziplocs (split them up in as many snacked sized bags they fit in, seal and put the bags in a quart sized bag and pack it up).

Each day when you go to the parks, etc. put one snack sized bag in your bag that you bring to the park and wherever you go that day.

Nuts are great protein and even though they are high in fat and calories, they are great for weight loss and to keep your health and glucose levels at bay. As long as you don't eat a cup at one sitting (LOL)...they're one of the best healthful and versatile travel snacks.

This way you're not stuck with temptation when your feeling that shakiness and sudden hunger, I have to eat something now and there are not any healthy choices just reach for those nuts. I do this all the time, at home, at WDW...
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:53 PM   #7
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No reason to be embarrassed, I always try to pick healthy options, even at WDW with an occasional treat, but a tip that I live by:

I always pack a bag of mixed nuts that I roast myself (very easy). Whatever nuts you like, go to your local grocery's produce dept or baking aisle, pick up a few bags of different nuts RAW, not roasted or salted (lots of additives like oils and salts which are not necessary).

Go home and put them in you toaster oven on a tray lined with foil, mix them up add a little salt (you control the amount), toast them for 3 min (keep your eye on them so they don't burn). Cool them down, place them in a container and before you go on your trip, put a small handful or about 1/4 cup in snack sized ziplocs (split them up in as many snacked sized bags they fit in, seal and put the bags in a quart sized bag and pack it up).

Each day when you go to the parks, etc. put one snack sized bag in your bag that you bring to the park and wherever you go that day.

Nuts are great protein and even though they are high in fat and calories, they are great for weight loss and to keep your health and glucose levels at bay. As long as you don't eat a cup at one sitting (LOL)...they're one of the best healthful and versatile travel snacks.

This way you're not stuck with temptation when your feeling that shakiness and sudden hunger, I have to eat something now and there are not any healthy choices just reach for those nuts. I do this all the time, at home, at WDW...
Thanks! My flight leaves at 6am tomorrow, so don't have time to do this for this trip but I will definitely try it when I get back and bring to work!!
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Old 01-20-2013, 09:49 PM   #8
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No reason to be embarrassed, I always try to pick healthy options, even at WDW with an occasional treat, but a tip that I live by:

I always pack a bag of mixed nuts that I roast myself (very easy). Whatever nuts you like, go to your local grocery's produce dept or baking aisle, pick up a few bags of different nuts RAW, not roasted or salted (lots of additives like oils and salts which are not necessary).

Go home and put them in you toaster oven on a tray lined with foil, mix them up add a little salt (you control the amount), toast them for 3 min (keep your eye on them so they don't burn). Cool them down, place them in a container and before you go on your trip, put a small handful or about 1/4 cup in snack sized ziplocs (split them up in as many snacked sized bags they fit in, seal and put the bags in a quart sized bag and pack it up).
Each day when you go to the parks, etc. put one snack sized bag in your bag that you bring to the park and wherever you go that day.

Nuts are great protein and even though they are high in fat and calories, they are great for weight loss and to keep your health and glucose levels at bay. As long as you don't eat a cup at one sitting (LOL)...they're one of the best healthful and versatile travel snacks.

This way you're not stuck with temptation when your feeling that shakiness and sudden hunger, I have to eat something now and there are not any healthy choices just reach for those nuts. I do this all the time, at home, at WDW...
Great tip! They all are!! What kind of nuts do you use?

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Old 01-27-2013, 04:48 PM   #9
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We grab fruit and yogurt while we are in Disney, but we take raisins, Kashi granola/fruit bars and almonds to Disney with us.
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Old 01-20-2013, 07:20 PM   #10
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I really like the Edy's Strawberry Fruit bars. My daughter wanted Mickey ice cream sandwich every day so I would have one of those instead. Really refreshing on a hot day with lots of strawberry chunks in it!

Also I really like the Citrus Swirl from Sunshine Tree Terrace. I don't know how healthy it is for you but it was a lighter option instead of regular ice cream all the time.
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Old 01-21-2013, 06:54 AM   #11
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There's also the fruit stand in MK in Fronteirland, that has pickles as well. We eat lots of bananas and apples.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:06 AM   #12
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you can get salads just about every restaurant. At our resort, CBR, there were lots of healthy snacks in the "a la cart" section, grapes, bananas, granola bars, yogurt etc.
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Old 02-02-2013, 08:47 AM   #13
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Thanks all! Just returned from WDW. Definitely took advantage of a lot of the fresh fruit and salads available. Did have a Mickey soft pretzel or two, but hey - could be worse!

Wanted to post about one of my favorite finds - EDAMAME! Found this at the "Vegetarian Offerings" cart in AK. Not sure if it has a real name or not, but that is what the menu said. It was a pretty decent portion of salted edamame and it was THE. PERFECT. SNACK!!
Where was this cart? We'll be back at the end of the month and I would love to get edamame for a snack for my family.
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Old 02-02-2013, 09:30 AM   #14
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Also remember, just because your meal comes with French fries, you don't have to have them. Most places will remove them and the cost.
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Old 02-02-2013, 11:54 AM   #15
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Many snack places (and all of the resort food courts) have individual pieces of fruit that count as a snack. When I was there earlier this month, I had a strange craving for an apple (which I never eat), so I got one!

Many quick service places also have yogurt for the dessert selection.
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