I had this web site address saved in my favorites and wanted to share it for those of you headed to Disneyland or Disney World this summer. It's a great resource for general insider park info but I thought this link of all the Disney restaurant menus was particularly helpful for us post weight loss surgery people (AKA guts rearranged) and others looking for healthier meal choices.
I love to read the menus ahead of time that way you don't have to hold a line up or feel rushed to make a choice. On multiple occasions, I've had some snarly dude breathing heavy behind me as I asked a few extra questions about a menu item. This helps avoid that. On first glance here are a few of the post weight loss surgery friendly choices I spotted at Disneyland (Anaheim):
Main Street Fruit Cart (Main Street) or Toon Up Treats (Mickey's Toontown): Assorted fruits, fruit cups, hummus, veggie dippers, water
Bengal Barbecue (Adventureland): Chicken and Beef Skewers, have them ax sauces or put on the side, Veggie Skewers, Fruit Cups.
Clarabelle's (Toontown): Chef's Salad dressing on the side, Fruit Salad
Rancho del Zocalo (Frontierland): Citrus Grilled Chicken, Refried Beans, Grilled Veggies, Tropical Fruit.
The full service sit-down restaurants in the park and the buffets offer even more options (grilled fish, grilled chicken, veggies, etc.) though they are quite pricey $$$. Breakfast is pretty easy most of the breakfast places in the park have eggs, turkey sausage, fresh fruit, just steer clear of the powdered sugar covered beignets in New Orleans Square or potentially you'll be spending sometime in a new park called Dump City.
Also Kid's "Power Packs" are available at multiple locations around the park (string cheese, nonfat yogurt, sliced apples, bottled water or milk, etc.)
You can also bring your own food (opportunity to pack that super cool bento box) here's the park policy on that: "Guests with food allergies or intolerances are allowed to bring food items into any Disney theme park. Please inform the Security Cast Member at bag check that someone in the party has a food allergy or intolerance." A Dr's note goes a long way too.
Some of my current favorite protein snacks to toss in my purse: Almonds, Quest Protein Bar, Oh Yeah or Premier Protein Ready to Drink Shakes, Beef Jerky, Apples with Peanut or Almond Butter, Crunchamame Edamame Snacks, a scoop of Protein Powder or travel packet in a snack sized baggie stuck inside my blender bottle shaker.
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