The Best Healthy Snacks at Walt Disney World

When visiting the Walt Disney World Resort it is very easy to over-indulge in all the delicious snacks and meals, even if you start out with good intentions and plans to "eat healthy." But sometimes you hit that no-more-french-fries wall and you really want something healthy to eat (and no, Dole Whip doesn't count).

The Best Healthy Snacks At Walt Disney WorldThe Best Healthy Snacks At Walt Disney World

Believe it or not, there are actually quite a few healthy and delicious snacks at Walt Disney World and we aren't just talking about carrots and celery. So today let's check out our top 10 favorite healthy snacks at Disney.

10. Roasted Corn on the Cob: Yep. You read that right. Roasted Corn on the Cob at Disney World. This healthy and yummy snack is usually available in Liberty Square at the Magic Kingdom at the Liberty Square Market. The corn is served buttered and you can add your choice of spices to kick it up a notch. It'll cost you one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan or $4.29 out of pocket.

Roasted corn from Liberty Square MarketRoasted corn from Liberty Square Market

9. Veggies with Hummus or Dip: If you're looking for a portable snack that you can eat on the go, the packages of fresh veggies with dip or with hummus are a great choice. You'll find this snack in select spots throughout the theme parks. The veggies and dip includes ranch dressing as the dip. You can also find crispy pita chips and hummus in some locations. Most of these items are one snack credit.

8. Hummus with Pita and Veggies: We can't resist hummus and pita and if you toss in a few fresh veggies (usually carrots and celery) this snack is darn near perfect. You'll find this healthy snack that could also double as a quick meal at several spots in Disney's Animal Kingdom including Terra Treats and Thirsty River Bar and Trek Snacks. This snack is one snack credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Hummus with pita and veggies is big enough to share!Hummus with pita and veggies is big enough to share!

7. Fresh Fruit: There's no shortage of fresh fruit options all over Walt Disney World including apples, bananas, pineapple spears, grapes, oranges, and more. One of our favorite spots for fresh fruit is the Harambe Fruit Market in Disney's Animal Kingdom. You'll also find it at Liberty Square Market, Aloha Isle, and more. In addition to whole fruits, several locations also feature fresh fruit cups. The fresh fruit is also one credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

6. Apple Slices with Caramel Sauce: OK, so maybe the caramel sauce isn't exactly at the top of the health food pyramid, but the apples ARE good for you and if you eat just a little bit of the caramel it evens out. At least that's our story. And if you aren't feeling the caramel sauce on the side you can find packaged apple slices too. Both are one credit on the Disney Dining Plan.

Apples and caramel dip cures that sweet tooth!Apples and caramel dip cures that sweet tooth!

5. Cheese and Fresh Fruit Plate:
This snack-that-is-big-enough-for-a-meal is usually available at Sunshine Seasons in Epcot's The Land pavilion. It features grapes, strawberries, and cheese. It's the perfect quick lunch or mid-afternoon snack that won't weigh you down (and it means you can still get something from Les Halles later in the day). This is not a snack credit on the Dining Plan.

4. Baked Potato: This is one of our all-time favorite snacks and/or quick meals. You'll find baked potatoes in several spots at Disney World including Liberty Square Market in the Magic Kingdom and Fairfax Fare in Disney's Hollywood Studios. Sometimes you'll even find baked sweet potatoes at the Magic Kingdom and those are so good! The baked potatoes are a snack credit in most locations.

One of our favorite snacks at Disney!One of our favorite snacks at Disney!

3. Sushi: If we're being totally honest, we could eat sushi every single day. We don't, but we could. And one of our favorite spots for a sushi snack in the theme parks is, of course, Katsura Grill in Epcot's Japan pavilion. Sure it isn't Morimoto Asia sushi, but it'll do in a pinch. ;-) The sushi platter isn't a snack credit, but the Hako Sushi from Kabuki Cafe in the Japan pavilion is a snack credit!

2. Edamame: Not only is this a nutritious snack but it will fill you up without a lot of sugar or salt. And edamame is full of protein! This is one of our favorite grab-and-go snacks at Epcot and the Animal Kingdom! Seriously, we could eat it every single day. And, it's just one snack credit.

Steamed veggies and rice from Japan!Steamed veggies and rice from Japan!

1. Steamed Rice and Vegetables: Speaking of Katsura Grill, one of the best snack values in all of Epcot (healthy snacks that is) has to be steamed rice and steamed veggies in Japan. You can get a bowl of steamed rice and a bowl of steamed veggies for TWO snack credits or about $4.50 out of pocket. It will fill you up and the rice is a great snack for picky eaters too!

So there you have it: 10 healthy snacks that will keep you moving at Disney World! If you're looking for more great snack ideas be sure to check out the DFB Snack Guides from our friends at the Disney Food Blog. You'll find a snack guide for the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, and a combination guide for Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios!

What is your favorite healthy snack at Disney World?What is your favorite healthy snack at Disney World?

What is your favorite healthy snack at Walt Disney World? Leave us a comment and let us know.

Many thanks to the Disney Food Blog for use of their photos.

Kristen K. wrote on Tue, 08/09/2016 - 19:08:

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This post made me so hungry.

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