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Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Darcy Clark

by , Disney Springs Marketing Manager

It’s the start of a new year, and as I shared in last week’s post, I’m diving full force into healthier habits in 2018. It’s both a blessing and a curse that my office is located at Disney Springs…let’s just say I’ve tried most of the offerings here, and more than a few of them fall into the “splurge” category! Luckily for you, I’ve discovered plenty of menu items that are both delicious and nutritious. Read on for a few of my favorites:

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Taqueria Salad (Frontera Cocina): With petite baby gem lettuces, carrots, radishes, avocado, cotija cheese and tortilla strips, this salad dressed with avocado-lime vinaigrette has become my go-to when I’m craving greens. I usually add shrimp (always cooked just right), but it’s delicious with grilled chicken, too!

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Spicy Tuna Roll (Morimoto Asia): Fresh tuna, spicy mayo and scallions work together to make every bite pure perfection. If you want to up the “good for you” factor, you can request brown rice in place of white at no extra cost. Tuna’s not your thing? Spicy salmon, spicy yellowtail, eel & avocado, California or vegetable rolls are also on the menu.

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Fresh Fish of the Day (Paddlefish): Confession, well into my early 20s, I thought I “didn’t like” seafood. Turns out, I just hadn’t tried the right dishes! Today, fresh fish is one of my make-at-home staples, but if I’m being honest, I’d much rather let the culinary team and Paddlefish serve up their latest catch of the day. I’ve dined there several times, and there’s magic happening in their kitchen.

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Filet Medallion (STK): Did you know that filet mignon is one of the healthiest cuts of beef? Well, it is, and I couldn’t be happier about it. The 6-ounce portion at STK Orlando is just the right size for steak lovers who still want to show off their skinny jeans. To really stick to your resolutions, skip the mashed potatoes (pictured) and add an order of asparagus or a side of cucumbers & heirloom tomatoes instead.

Delicious, Nutritious Meals are on the Menu at Disney Springs

Red Vine Pizza (Blaze Fast Fire’d Pizza): Pizza doesn’t usually show up on the “healthy” list, but hear me out … with classic dough, red sauce, grated parmesan, ovalini mozzarella, fresh basil, cherry tomatoes and an olive oil drizzle, the Red Vine Pizza from Blaze is a solid choice. Not that I’m saying you should, but you could have an entire pizza for 660 calories. Split it with a friend, and you’ll agree that it’s a smart choice, indeed!

While I’m certainly not a nutritional expert, the five favorites above always leave me feeling satisfied, but not stuffed. If you’re trying to improve your overall health and well-being, too, be sure to make choices that feel right to you! I can promise you this … if you look hard enough, there are lots of options that can help keep you on track.

Do you have a favorite mindful menu item from Disney Springs? If so, share it in the comments below – I’m always on the lookout for new finds!

Comments

  • Nice but I wish that the parks themselves have far more healthier choices like salad bars etc. We got sick of the burger and chips very fast in our trip to the USA Disney World Theme Parks in Oct last year.

  • I really love this post. I would love more posts like this exploring the healthier dishes available at Disney. I love my Mickey Bars, but sometimes I need to know where I can get something healthier that still tastes good. These are great options, and I appreciate the variety represented in this post rather than just “here are all of the salads”.

    • Thank you, Rebecca! I love a good Mickey Bar on occasion as well but I’m with you — you need to balance those treats with healthier options. I love that Disney Springs lets me do just that!!!