Welcome to those of you joining me from Disney Babies Blog and those of you just hopping aboard. I am the 2nd stop on our Magical Blogorail. Today we are discussing how to stay fit and healthy in the Disney Parks. For us it’s pretty easy to get our exercise in. We walk and roll miles each day. I wish I did that more at home. The real challenge is not eating too many Disney cookies and cupcakes.
As a vegetarian that also means finding places that serve more that pizza and veggie burgers. Don’t get me wrong, I love pizza and I could probably eat it every day but there are some really great options available in the parks. These are a few of my favorites.
Vegetarian Platter – Tangierine Café
One of my favorite things to get in Epcot’s World Showcase is the vegetarian platter at Tangierine Café. It also happens to be in one of my favorite pavilions, Morocco. The platter includes hummus, tabouleh, falafel, marinated olives, couscous salad, lentil salad., and fresh Moroccan bread. It’s large enough to split and I think it is also one of the better values that you can find in Epcot.
Quinoa Salad – Be Our Guest Restaurant
One of my favorite things to get in the Magic Kingdom is the Quinoa Salad at Be Our Guest Restaurant. It’s only on the lunch menu and it’s a great option on a warm Disney day since it’s a lighter meal. You get a portion of quinoa and a salad with green beans, potatoes, olives, roasted bell peppers, golden beets, and tomatoes. When you order you have the option to get the vinaigrette dressing tossed in the salad or on the side. I’ve had this meal twice now and the salad was fresh and flavorful. I’m hoping more options like this one show up in the parks.
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich – Hungry Bear Restaurant
One of my favorite meals in Disneyland was the Fried Green Tomato Sandwich at the Hungry Bear Restaurant. The sandwich has cornmeal crusted fried green tomatoes layered with two slices of fresh heirloom tomatoes, topped with Havarti, rémoulade, jicama-mango slaw and served on a multi-grain roll. Yum! It comes with a side of sweet potato fries which were also very good. And if you want to splurge I highly recommend the Lemon “Bumblebee” Cupcake.
Those are just a few of my favorites. There really are a lot of great vegetarian options out there. Do you have a favorite? I would love to hear about it!
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