Over the past few years, Disney has introduced some great fruity options in the parks. Some super healthy…and some not so much. But even when our selection isn’t necessarily a low-calorie treat, the added fruit at least makes us feel less guilty. 😉
So for those looking to make their five servings a day, let’s take a look at a few of those sweet treats!
I love to reach for a piece of fresh fruit, especially on a hot Florida day, and especially for breakfast. And these days you’ll find some really appetizing (as opposed to a few years ago) fresh-cut and whole fruits in each park. (I usually find the best stuff in Disneyland, but Disney World’s selection has gotten better and better.)
One of our favorite fresh fruit menu items is found at the Animal Kingdom’s Bradley Falls and Tamu Tamu Refreshments. Doesn’t this fruit salad (pineapple, mango, grapes, blueberries, kiwi, and lychee) look amazing?!
If fresh fruit doesn’t work for your touring style, it’s time to grab the dried stuff. For years I’ve tucked Craisins into my backpack when I’m traveling (seriously, I buy the mega bags at the warehouse store), and it’s awesome that I can replenish my stash in the parks now.
They’ve even got a trail mix version!
Snacks with Fruit
One of my favorite snacks with fruit is the Nutella Waffle Sandwich at Sleepy Hollow Refreshments in the Magic Kingdom. This thing is huge and can easily be shared — just grab extra forks and knives! The fruit and Nutella combination on a semi-sweet Belgian waffle is one of my new must-have eats. (OK, not exactly healthy, but look at all that potassium!)
Stop by Starring Rolls Cafe at Disney’s Hollywood Studios for an Apple and Craisin Turnover. The turnovers here are huge and well worth the calories, IMHO. 😉 Though it might be hard to trade one of your favorite breakfast cupcakes… .
Speaking of the Studios and Starring Rolls, check out this deliciousness!! Fruit Tart ahoy.
And of course, of you’re looking for chocolate but want a few vitamins in the mix, go for chocolate-covered fruit throughout the parks. Uber popular options are strawberries and the relatively new pineapple!
Fruit Snacks at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival
I can’t wait to try the Craisin Bread Pudding with Grand Marnier Anglaise at the Hops & Barley marketplace.
And don’t forget to stop by the BOG while you’re there!
Whether you go for the healthy alternatives or the fruit-laden snacks, we can’t wait to hear about YOUR favorites!
What’s your favorite fruity snack in the Walt Disney World parks? Let us know in the comments below!