Eating healthy at Disneyworld’s Hollywood Studios-Research phase 5

Hollywood Studios is actually our first park of the week! We will be engulfed in Star Wars Mania! I’m looking forward to all the events, shows, and special guests that will be attending specifically for this weekend. This will be the first time I’ve gone to Disneyworld during Star Wars weekend & I can’t wait to experience the Hoopla! My sister has expressed that this will also be our longest day, we will be leaving the hotel at 6:30 AM & the park will be open until 10:00 PM. I’m figuring we’ll be eating two lunches so I wanted to select a few more options. It will also be an event filled day, we needed quick bites for lunch & dinner!

Lunch Options

Backlot Express

  • Grilled Vegetable Sandwich – Toasted roll, mushrooms, red peppers, zucchini, tomato, watercress, and cheese-$8.99
  • Chicken ceasar wrap– $8.99
  • Turkey Club– $9.99

Starring Rolls Café

  • Whole Wheat Veggie Pita – With chips or fresh fruit – $8.89

Sunset Ranch Market

  • Vegetarian Cheeseburger – $6.89

Dinner Options

Hollywood Brown Derby

  • Split Roasted Half Chicken – With rosemary and juniper, black and white barley, apple chutney and natural chicken reduction – $30.00

Sci-Fi Dine in Theater

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich – With watercress, vine ripened tomatoes, mayonnaise and drizzled with balsamic vinegar on a caraway salted bun served with choice of cucumber salad or French fries, (of course I would order without Mayo) – $14.99
  • Whole Grain Pasta – With seasonal vegetables and fresh tomato broth – $17.99

Ok readers, this is the last post of eating healthy at Disneyworld research. We will be leaving for Disneyworld in; I can’t believe it, less than 2 days! I’m beyond excited! I hope to post quick highlights of our trip. Please stay with me! I hope you all have an amazing fun-filled, adventurous Memorial Weekend! We all need a holiday!

I found the menus and prices on allears.net. 

For further information, pictures, of the restaurants at WDWinfo.com

Eating healthy at Disneyworld’s Animal Kingdom-Research phase 4

Animal kingdom is an exciting, adventure filled park with rides like Expedition Everest and Kali river rapids. With so many adventures to be had at this park you need a lunch that won’t weigh you down. I’ve selected a few options below that will provide the right balance of protein, carbs, and vegetables to help power through the day. I’ve selected a few options at Yak & Yeti for dinner that sounded unique and flavorful, but healthy.

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Lunch Options-

Flame Tree BBQ

  • Barbecued Chicken Salad-with mixed greens tossed with barbecued chicken $7.79

Restaurantosaurus

  • Vegetable Subosaurus-grilled vegetables, mushrooms, onions, provolone, served on a toasted roll with sweet potato fries $9.39
  • Caesar Salad with Chicken $7.79

Dinner Options-

Anandapur Yak and Yeti Restaurant

  • Seared Ahi Tuna-chilled, sesame-encrusted ahi tuna, wasabi aioli, and sweet chili slaw $10.99
  • Maple Tamarind Chicken-Seared chicken breast, Indonesian tamarind glaze, coconut ginger rice, baby bok choy, shiitake mushroom stir fry. $19.99
  • Seared Miso Salmon-miso glazed Atlantic salmon, jasmine rice, baby bok choy and shiitake mushroom stir-fry $23.99

Sweet Endings-

Royal Anandapur Tea Company

  • Frozen Chai – $4.89,5.39,5.89

found the menus and prices on allears.net. 

For further information, pictures, of the restaurants I found information at WDWinfo.com


Eating healthy at Disneyworld’s EPCOT-Research phase 3

I’m definitely the most excited for our day at Epcot! I love the World Showcase and exploring the different cultures of our beautiful WORLD. Below are just a few options I wanted to highlight, but the wide assortment of cuisine also brings tons of healthy food options.

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Lunch Options-

Teppan Edo:

  • Sushi Sampler – tuna, salmon, shrimp nigiri and 2 pieces of California roll $9.50
  • Miso Soup – traditional soybean paste soup $3.00

Tangierine Café:

  • Shawarma Platters – served with side of Hummus, Tabouleh and a Tangierine Couscous Salad with fresh Moroccan bread
  • Chicken & Lamb Combo $13.99

Rose and Crown:

  • Open-faced Chicken Grilled Chicken Breast Sandwich – with oven-dried tomatos, sauteed mushrooms and onions, cheddar, and English chips $11.99

Dinner Options-

Nine Dragons:

  • Appetizer Trio (serves two) – sampler of cucumber salad, spicy beef, and fragrant chicken $11.98
  • Fragrant Five-Spiced Fish – light but flavorful sautéed whitefish fillets with a classic Chinese Five-Spice sauce $22.98

La Hacienda de San Angel

  • Pescado a la Talla– Grilled tilapia served with esquites (roasted corn), nopales (cactus leaves) and mango Chutney $23.95

Sweet endings-

Kabuki café

  • Kaki Gori-Shaved ice topped with fruit syrups: choice of strawberry, melon, mikan (tangerine), or rainbow (all three flavors) $3.50

I found the menus and prices on allears.net. 

For further information, pictures, of the restaurants I found information at WDWinfo.com

Eating healthy at Disneyworld’s Magic Kingdom-Research phase 2

The iconic Magic Kingdom is breathtaking! Walking in you just feel happy, and I always get filled with the excitement I felt the first time I went to Disneyworld! I have so many great memories stemming from this park. The park is chockfull of entertainment, rides, and characters. This day will be doing a ton of running around and taking pictures. I tried to find places that would offer quick, yet satisfying meals for lunch. For dinner I wanted to find a place that offered hearty, yet healthy meals to help restore my energy for the rest of the night!

Lunch Options-

Cosmic Rays:

  • Grilled Chicken Sandwich – served with apple slices or fries $9.39
  • Turkey Sandwich $9.39

Columbia Harbor House:

  • Grilled Salmon – served with couscous and steamed fresh broccoli $10.19

Plaza Restaurant:

  • Vegetarian Sandwich – fresh mozzarella, hummus, basil pesto, cucumber, roasted red pepper, tomato, and lettuce on a freshly baked foccaccia $10.99
  • Chicken Strawberry Salad– fresh garden greens, grilled chicken breast, fresh strawberries, gorgonzola cheese, tossed in a white zinfandel vinaigrette dressing $14.99

Dinner options-

Tony’s Town Square:

  • Seafood Diavolo – Linguini pasta with Clams, Mussels, Calamari, Shrimp, and fresh fish of the day in a spicy Tomato sauce $22.99 (I’m hoping I can request whole wheat linguine)
  • Tony’s Fish of the Day – market price

I found the menus and prices on allears.net. 

For further information, pictures, of the restaurants I found information at WDWinfo.com

Complete overhaul & results

Yesterday was weigh-in day. I must be honest, I was tremendously nervous for this month’s weigh-in because of all my free days/sick days; however the results shocked me!

I’m down 3 lbs! And numerous inches lost. I couldn’t be more proud of myself.

Yesterday, I officially started my countdown to DISNEYWORLD!

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One month left, and we will be in the happiest place on EARTH!

My trainer & I discussed doing a major overhaul on my diet, and do some key swaps to help me reach my goal this month.

For breakfast-

Instead of: A whole wheat English muffin, 1/3 cup egg whites, 1 morning star sausage

I’ll be eating: ½ cup old fashion oats, 1/3 cup egg whites, 1 slice turkey

For snack-

Instead of: Individually having an apple, protein shakes, and Greek yogurt with fruit on the bottom

I’ll be eating:

Snack #1-Isopure dutch chocolate protein (1 scoop) with a honey crisp apple

Snack #2-Plain Greek yogurt (non-fat) with some honey & 1 vanilla protein shake

Snack #3-5 oz chicken & ¼ of a sweet potato (leftover from lunch)

For lunch –

Instead of: Tilapia fish tacos (homemade)

I’ll be eating: 8 oz tilapia with about ¾ medium sweet potato

For Dinner-

Instead of: Quinoa & tilapia

I’ll be eating: Chicken or flank steak

My total calorie count is to be less than 1400 calories.

Phew, talk about major overhaul! I agreed with my trainer that I should lose at least 2 lbs, but I want to exceed my goal and lose hopefully 4lbs. Wish me luck!

What changes have you or will you make to help you get closer to your goal this month?

Las Vegas-The Recap Part 1!

Day #1-Local Scene

After picking up our rental at Alamo, we went directly to a little restaurant off the strip called KOMEX.It’s an amazing fusion of Mexican and Korean flavors. It sounds so outlandish, and strange, but this is definitely a must try!

I had the lettuce wrapped tacos. My husband had the kimchi beef fried rice & bulgogi burrito. I had a couple bites of his order, and they were amazing!

I wish I had taken pictures, but by the time we had our food I was incredibly hungry, and basically inhaled my food.

We did some grocery shopping later that night and picked up some essentials-Greek yogurt, salad, light Italian dressing, whole wheat English muffins, morning stars, and egg whites.

Day #2-Gym & shop-aholics

We woke up around 10 am, and made breakfast with my cousins. I had an egg white, morning star, English muffin sandwich.

Then my husband, cousin, and I went to 24 hour fitness, located only 5 minutes from where we were staying, super convenient! We went through an intense leg, back, and core routine. We then continued our workout with 40 minutes of steady cardio. We were insanely sore and had to stretch our exhausted muscles.

After, we went to Costco to pick up more essentials for our family reunion. We also picked up a rotisserie chicken for our salad we had for lunch.

We met up with other family members at the Premium outlets. I didn’t have any luck here so we moved on. We then went to Fashion show mall. Some of my favorite stores were Cotton On and Super Dry Japan. We spent almost 7 hours shopping! YIKES! We did major shopping damage, and it was an amazing day!

Our trunk at the end of our shopping marathon!

We had to re-energize and decided to try RA Sushi for happy hour, located just outside of Fashion Show Mall. It was the most extensive sushi happy hour menu I’ve ever seen. The price ranged from $2-$7 plates, of generous portions. Each dish was unique and flavorful. I highly recommend trying RA sushi to help recover from a long day of shopping. It was a feast!

After our meal, we had to walk it off. We ventured onto the strip. I loved the reaction, and look on my cousin’s face as we walked outside and the Las Vegas strip was lit in all of its glory! It was her first time in Vegas and she absolutely loved the lights!

Day #3-Family time!

This day was all about family! I think the pictures speak for themselves…

My adorable niece, husband & I infront of the Welcome sign!

Some of the cousins & my niece infront of the "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign

Some of the ladies infront of the "Welcome to fabulous Las Vegas" sign

Us waiting for the Bellagio water show! Someone was excited 🙂

Some of my cousins & their kids at the reunion.

I’m beyond blessed for the amazing family God has given me. Every day I think of my family and I can’t wait to see them again. We took time to share stories of our Grandpa, who passed away two years ago. We looked back and realized what an incredible impact he has had in our lives, and his love of God he shared.

We hope to get together again soon, and live out his legacy. Looking forward to more memories, laughs, and prayers with my family!

PART 2 Coming soon…

Pictures from day #3 courtesy of my cousin Edward Fernandez.