• Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Healthy Eating Guide to Disney’s Epcot

The Healthy Eating Guide to Disney’s Epcot

Looking for healthy food options at Disney’s Epcot? While Epcot is known for it’s abundance of ethnic and delicious food, you can still eat healthy and enjoy food from each country without piling on the calories. Take a walk through Epcot’s Future World & World Showcase and enjoy lighter meals from these restaurants.

Future World

Coral Reef Restaurant

  • Dive into a variety of seafood entrees at the Coral Reef Restaurant, like the seared mahi-mahi or seared rainbow trout.
  • Appetizers include heirloom tomatoes, a Caesar salad or the frisee and endive salad served with heirloom apples, poached cranberries, goat cheese and toasted walnuts.

The Land Cart

  • There’s no doubt you’ll always be within 50 feet of a snack cart at any Walt Disney World park, but not all snack carts are created equal! Check out The Land Cart in Future World for light snacking options including fruit & cheese plates, veggie plates, and hummus with pretzels.

Electric Umbrella

  • If you’re stopping for lunch at Epcot’s Future World, check out the Electric Umbrella, which offers a chilled chicken wrap as well as a vegetarian flat bread, both served with grapes and carrot sticks for an all-around light option for kids and even adults.
  • Other options include a veggie naan wich served with broccoli slaw, edamame and tofu wasabi dressing, a vegetarian flat bread topped with tomato pesto, mushrooms, feta cheese and arugula, or the energy salad served with roasted chicken, seasonal fruit, and pine nuts.
  • For dessert, try the no sugar added brownie or simply opt for a fruit cup!

Canada

Le Cellier Steakhouse

  • Le Cellier Steakhouse is one of Epcot’s most popular restaurants, but you don’t have to go overboard on your meal if you don’t want to. Try the Le Cellier romaine salad or the snow crab & pear salad as an appetizer, and enjoy the Canadian salmon, or the chicken cassoulet with cranberry beans, heirloom red peas, and roasted cauliflower puree for your entree.
  • If you’re craving dessert, the vanilla-Florida orange panna cotta is a great no sugar added treat.

United Kingdom

Rose & Crown

  • Okay, so healthy doesn’t typically come to mind when dining at a Pub, but we didn’t want to leave out this great restaurant!
  • Rather than the fish and chips, try the pan-roasted Scottish salmon or the chicken masala curry with seasoned veggies. If fish and chips are a must (I mean, they are the “signature dish!), split them with someone you’re with!
  • For dessert, the Rose & Crown offers a no sugar added chiffon cake with citrus panna cotta and cherry compote.

France

Chefs de France

  • Start off your meal with an appetizer of smoked salmon or enjoy a house or baked goat cheese salad for a light option at this popular table service restaurant in Epcot’s France.
  • For lunch or dinner, Chefs de France offers a few healthier entrees including the broiled salmon with rice pilaf & asparagus, the ahi tuna salad, and the seafood medley that features seared scallops, shrimp, mahi-mahi, and clams served with artichokes, celery, carrots, cauliflower and mushrooms.
  • For dessert, finish off your meal with one of Chefs de France’s assortment of fresh sorbets served with a Madeleine.

Monsieur Paul

  • Monsieur Paul only serves dinner, and offers a gourmet dining experience serving classic French cuisine. Although there aren’t many light options, the restaurant itself is wonderful.
  • We suggest the ahi tuna classic tartare or the mussel soup for an appetizer and the free-range chicken ballotine with carrot and sun choke puree with creamy spinach as your entree if Monseiur Paul is a must-try.

Morocco

Spice Road Table

  • This Moroccan restaurant features several specialty entrees, as well as tapas-style small plates. You can opt to eat one small plate alone, or split a few small plates between your friends and family.
  • Some lighter small plate options include fresh mussels tagine, spicy garlic shrimp, hummus and imported olives, and Greek salad.
  • If you opt for an entree, try the mix grill skewers, the yellowfin tuna or the Mediterranean vegetable platter.

Tangierine Cafe

  • Another restaurant you’ll find in Morocco is the Tangierine Cafe. For your entree, check out the Mediterranean chicken wrap served with hummus, red onions, lettuce tomato and taziki sauce.
  • The cafe also features a few sides if you’re just looking for a snack portion, like the hummus, couscous salad, tabouleh, marinated olives or lentil salad.

Japan

Kabuki Cafe

  • The staple of the Kabuki Cafe is the Japanese shaved ice, where you can choose from rainbow, melon, tangerine, strawberry or cherry to flavor your dessert. Skip the sweet milk for a light dessert option at Epcot’s Japan pavilion.
  • The Kabuki Cafe also offers sushi rolls including a California Roll, Temari Sushi, or a combination of both.

Tokyo Dining

  • If you’re craving Asian-style food, head over to Tokyo Dining and try the any sushi combos that don’t include tempura for a light entree.
  • Keep in mind that some rolls have tempura crunch on top, while others are topped with mayonnaise sauce, both of which will add extra calories to your sushi.

American Adventure

Liberty Inn

  • If you’re at the American Adventure in Epcot’s World Showcase, head over to the Liberty Inn, which features several healthier lunch options to enjoy. Entrees include a grilled chicken BLT sandwich (try it sans cheese!), the red, white and blue salad with chicken, a southwest chicken salad with black bean salsa, or the freshly grilled vegetarian “chick’n” breast served with guacamole, chipotle corn salsa, lettuce and tomato.
  • Opt for a fruit cup for dessert or head over to the Kabuki Cafe for some shaved ice!

Italy

Via Napoli

  • It’s hard to resist the wood-fired pizzas cooking away at Via Napoli, but if you can, try the pollo insalate with chopped romaine, chicken, cucumber, peppers, toasted almonds, cantaloupe, and honey-citrus vinaigrette, or the classic Caesar salad with chicken or shrimp instead.
  • If you can’t go to Via Napoli without at least having a slice of pizza, make sure you’re with enough people who are willing to split a pie with you! Get a side salad to resist grabbing more than one slice.

Mexico

La Cantina de San Angel

  • If you’re dying for a Mexican food fix, head over to La Cantina de San Angel and try the pollo cascabel, which features grilled chicken, Mexican rice, corn, and pickled onions served with cascabel sauce, a tomato-based sauce with cascabel peppers.
  • If you’re really looking for something lighter, try the Mexican salad, which is romaine lettuce tossed with arugula, red & white cabbage, black beans, corn, olive oil and lime juice.
  • Finish off your meal with Paletas, a traditional fruit popsicles with your choice of watermelon, mango, lime or coconut.

It can often be tough sticking to healthy eating habits while on vacation, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try! On your next visit to Disney’s Epcot, check out these restaurants if you’re looking for lighter food options, and remember that Tickets2You.com offers discount Disney tickets so you can save on your next Walt Disney World vacation! Headed to Disney’s Magic Kingdom? Check out our guide to eating healthy at Magic Kingdom Park!

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