It’s a new year and one of the most popular resolutions that people make is to get healthier. While it may be easy to keep yourself on a strict eating and exercise plan while at home, it may seem really difficult when visiting a place like Walt Disney World. There is a ton of delicious food to eat, and a lot of it would be considered less-than-healthy. However, Disney wants you to know that there are numerous healthy options you can indulge in while on your trip, and there are even more ways to honor your New Year’s commitment.
Let’s take a look at how Disney is helping you stay healthy in this new year.
Throughout the month of January, Disney Springs will be hosting yoga classes. The classes will be complimentary and take place at 9 a.m. in Town Center near Ever After Jewelry Co. Below are the fitness and wellness schedules.
Wellness Wednesday Events:
- 1/5 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Fabletics
- 1/12 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon
- 1/19 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour
- 1/26 – Orlando Power Yoga presented by Fabletics
Fitness Friday Events:
- 1/21 – Warrior One Yoga presented by lululemon
- 1/28 – HIIT Workout Class presented by Under Armour
It is important to note that registration is required to participate in these events. You can read more about the health and wellness classes, as well as register for your preferred classes, by clicking here.
Healthy Dining Options
There are almost too many amazing options for dining when you visit Disney Springs. There are more than 60 dining options and all of them have indulgent choices, and now a number of them are offering healthier options for those looking for a lighter, but still satisfying fare. Here are some of the spots where you can get a delicious meal and still feel like you aren’t missing out.
Erin McKenna’s Bakery NYC
Erin McKenna’s Bakery opened in 2015 in the Landing area of Disney Springs. This gorgeous bakery caters to Guests who may have a difficult time going to other bakeries. The bakery specializes in scrumptious treats that are perfect for those with gluten, dairy, egg, or soy allergies. Everything offered at the bakery is not only gluten-free, but also vegan. However, the treats are so delicious that you won’t even notice!
The Taqueria Ensalada is not only beautiful to look at, but an absolutely mouth-watering meal option. The salad is made with Arcadian lettuce, poblano rajas, carrot, radish, avocado, tortilla strips, Cotija cheese, and an avocado-lime vinaigrette. If you want to add something to give the salad a little more body, you can order it with either grilled chicken or Mojo garlic grilled shrimp — both of which will add a great dose of protein.
The Hollywood Bowl at Planet Hollywood is a signature dish — and their version of a Cobb salad — that Guests find themselves coming back time and again to eat. The Hollywood Bowl is made of romaine lettuce, house-roasted turkey breast, hard-boiled egg, Roma tomatoes, avocado, cucumber, bacon, Swiss cheese, and croutons. However, if you are looking to make the salad a little healthier, you can omit the cheese, bacon, and croutons. The salad also comes with Thousand Island dressing, but that can also be substituted out for a lighter vinaigrette if you want.
Also offered at Planet Hollywood is the Spinach and Berries salad, which is made of baby spinach tossed with fresh blueberries and strawberries, candied walnuts, Roma tomato, blue cheese crumbles, and balsamic vinaigrette. You can add grilled chicken to the salad for an additional fee.
The Polite Pig
The Polite Pig offers several delicious options for those looking for something a little lighter. Here are some of the offerings that Disney Parks Blog suggests:
The Polite Caesar and Cobb Salads (without bacon) are satisfying bets, while the Chicken Salad Wrap is great for those who want a handheld option. You can also make a meal out of a few Market Sides; the Roasted Beets, Tomato Watermelon Salad, Grilled Street Corn and Polite Baked Beans are a few you might want to consider. Last, but not least, there are even healthier choices for little ones including the Roast Smoked Turkey Breast and Grilled Skinless Chicken Breast.
Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant
If you looking for something delicious and healthy with an Irish twist, look no further than Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. The Shepherd Went Vegan is a plant-based Shepherd’s Pie that still fills you up with scrumptious mashed potatoes. There is also the Raglan Risotto — a dish perfect for vegetarians. The Raglan Risotto is made with wild mushrooms, glazed baby vegetables, tarragon, and shaved Parmesan cheese.
YeSake Kiosk is one of the ultimate locations in Disney Springs to stop at if you want to dine on something healthy, but filling and beautiful. All of the bowls, including the YeSake’s Favorite, Tofu power Bowl, and Ahi Tuna Bowl are full of vegetables and protein. You can also create your own bowl to fill it with everything that you like to eat while staying heart-healthy.
Disney Springs is such a great place to go if you are looking to keep it light but also indulge in some great Disney food.
What’s your favorite healthy go-to when visiting Walt Disney World?