Eating Keto at Disney World

Eating Keto at Epcot

Eating Keto at Epcot

If you have ever visited any of the parks at Walt Disney World, you already know that the words “Disney World” and (insert ANY diet name here) do not go well together.  While this is the case, if you are living a Keto lifestyle, you can still enjoy your trip while eating Keto at Epcot.  The longer that I have gone in my Keto journey, the easier it has become to completely overcome any cravings for carbs and sugar.  That said, Disney World is a little harder to tackle.  But, if you can stay strong and avoid temptations, it can be done! 

Eating Keto at Epcot
View of Spaceship Earth from across the lake!

Focus on Staying in Ketosis – Not on the Caloric Intake

When I am at home, I am very strict with my caloric intake as well as my macros.  At Disney World, I focus more on staying in keto without really focusing on the calories.  I mean, I am on vacation, and I am walking like 10 miles a day while in the parks.  One thing to remember is that if you are in a table-service restaurant, let the host know that you have certain dietary restrictions and they will send out a chef to discuss your options.  You can almost always make the changes necessary to stay in ketosis.  With the quick-service restaurants and snacks, it can be a little harder, but still very possible. In this post, I will be covering my day at Epcot.  On this visit, we were there during the International Food and Wine Festival, so the snack options were a little different that it migh be when you are there.

Nice Keto Breakfast at Pop Century’s Everything Pop Shopping and Dining

Eating Keto at Everything Pop Shopping and Dining at Pop Century Resort
POP Century!

So, this was our last full day in the parks. We had been up early the last few days to be able to make it into the parks for breakfast, and so to be honest, we decided to sleep in a little today. Since we were taking it easy on this day, I went to Everything Pop Shopping and Dining and grabbed some breakfast for everyone to enjoy in the room while we were getting ready. I decided to go with the Cheese Omelet from Mom’s Kitchen. While it did come with breakfast potatoes, I did not eat them. I also picked up a few cheese snacks from the coolers in the cafeteria. I also picked up a diet coke as I know it would be a little while before I would get my iced coffee.

Awesome Caesar Salad at Sunshine Seasons

After making our way into the park and heading over to Starbucks (Fountain View) over in Future World to grab my iced coffee, we were off to ride a couple of rides. After having a great time on Soarin’ and Living with the Land, we decided to grab some lunch over at Sunshine Seasons. While Sunshine Seasons did have a few great options to choose from, including the Oak-Grilled Rotisserie Chicken and the Slow Roasted Pork Loin, I decided to go with the Caesar Salad with Oak-Fired Chicken. Since I knew that I would be eating a few hearty snacks while making my way through the International Food and Wine Festival, I thought that a lighter option would be the best option. Also, we had dinner reservations scheduled for the German buffet, so I knew I would be eating well for dinner!

Great Keto Dinner at Epcot’s Biergarten Restaurant

Eating Keto at Biergarten Restaurant - Photo Credit Disney World
Eating Keto at Biergarten Restaurant – Photo Credit Disney World

Like I mentioned, we had dinner reservations scheduled at Biergarten Restaurant. Beirgarten Restaurant is a German-style buffet, and it had some great keto-friendly options all around! I forgot how much I really enjoy German food! They had a nice selection of salads, multiple German Sausages, and a great carving station. In addition to the great keto options, they also had food that my whole family enjoyed, and an entertaining German show that the kids really loved!

Keto Snacks at the International Food and Wine Festival

So, the highlight for my eating journey at all of Walt Disney World had to be making my way around the world at Epcot’s International Food and Wine Festival. So many of the items that we tried were really amazing, and I was able to find a few things that I could eat. Now, on most items, I did have to avoid a little something here and there, but the foods were still great. Here is a list of things that I was able to eat:

  • At the Australia Pavillion, I had the Grilled Lamb Chop with Mint Pesto and Potato Crunchies – I did scrape off the potato crunchies as they were basically Lay’s Potato Chips.
  • At the Canada Pavillion, I had the Le Cellier Wild Mushroom Beef Filet Mignon with Truffle-Butter Sauce – so good.
  • At Flavors from Fire, I had the Charred Chimichurri Skirt Steak on a Smoked Corn Cake with Pickled Vegetable Slaw and Cilantro Aïoli – obviously, I handed the corn cake to my wife.
  • At the Wine and Dine Studio, I had the Seared Scallops, Truffled Celery Root Purée, Brussels Sprouts, and Wild Mushrooms – This was my favorite snack! I had 2!
  • At Coastal Eats, I had the Baked Shrimp Scampi Dip with Sourdough Baguette – and I tossed the baguette and ate it with a spoon!

After all of the amazing snacks and the heavy dinner at Biergarten Restaurant, we finished up the night with an enjoyable Boys II Men Concert!

Boys II Men - Epcot's Eat to the Beats Concert
Boys II Men – Epcot’s Eat to the Beats Concert

Eating Keto at Epcot

So, what do you think?  If you are living a Keto Lifestyle, how do you think you would manage at Epcot?  I promise you that if I can do it, anyone can!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!  This post is part of a four-part series where I shared what I ate staying in Ketosis in each parks.  Here are the links to the posts detailing what I ate in each of the other parks:

Entrance to Epcot
Little bit of a line to get into the International Food and Wine Festival at Epcot

Eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom

Eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you have any Keto Disney Fanatic friends or family, please feel free to share this with them as well!

Oh yeah, did we mention that we have an amazing community of Disney World Fanatics in our Facebook Group – Disney World Questions and Answers?  If you want to hang out with us and thousands of other Disney World Fanatics that are there to get all of your Disney World vacation questions answered, click here to join our FREE private Facebook Group!

Eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

If you have ever visited any of the parks at Walt Disney World, you already know that the words “Disney World” and (insert ANY diet name here) do not go well together.  While this is the case, if you are living a Keto lifestyle, you can still enjoy your trip while eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  The longer that I have gone in my Keto journey, the easier it has become to completely overcome any cravings for carbs and sugar.  That said, Disney World is a little harder to tackle.  But, if you can stay strong and avoid the temptations, it can be done! 

Focus on Staying in Ketosis – Not on the Caloric Intake

When I am at home, I am very strict with my caloric intake as well as my macros.  At Disney World, I focus more on staying in keto without really focusing on the calories.  I mean, I am on vacation, and I am walking like 10 miles a day while in the parks.  One thing to remember is that if you are in a table-service restaurant, let the host know that you have certain dietary restrictions and they will send out a chef to discuss your options.  You can almost always make the changes necessary to stay in ketosis.  With the quick-service restaurants and snacks, it can be a little harder, but still very possible. In this post, I will be covering my day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  On this visit, we had a mix of table-service and quick service, so let’s dive in!

Eating a Keto Breakfast at Tusker House for Donald Duck’s Safari Breakfast

To start out our day, we started out over at Starbucks (Creature Comforts) to grab a Venti Iced Coffee with heavy cream and a couple of sweet-n-lows (a common theme in all the parks, and a great way to start the day)!  After getting my caffeine, we went over to Tusker House for Donald Duck’s Safari Breakfast.  Not only did the kids love this place for the character interaction, but I really enjoyed my keto breakfast buffet as well.  As usual, I had scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.  I simply stuck with the eggs and meat this morning, and for some reason I couldn’t eat as much as I usually do. 

Finally got a Jumbo Turkey Leg for my Keto Lunch at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Keto Jumbo Turkey Leg
Keto Jumbo Turkey Leg – Photo Credit Disney World

Since we did not have a reservation for lunch, it was up to me to do a little research and see what options would provide the best keto experience.  I had a little bit of a harder time trying to decide today as I was able to narrow it down to a Jumbo Turkey Leg from Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages or the ½ Chicken from Flame Tree Barbeque.  Since I had already had a ½ chicken a couple of days ago, I decided to go with the Jumbo Turkey Leg from Yak & Yeti Quality Beverages.  Since there is not a lot to choose from, the wife and kids headed over to Yak & Yeti Local Food Cafes and enjoyed some their amazing quick-service options.  For $15.99, I purchased a Jumbo Turkey Leg with chips (my kids shared my chips).  While the Jumbo Turkey Leg does have a bad rap, I think that they are a great keto option!  Don’t judge, I walked over 12 miles this day!

Back to Yak & Yeti for a Nice Keto Dinner

Yak & Yeti – Credit Landry’s

While we did eat at Yak & Yeti Local Foods Café for lunch, we decided to grab reservations for Yak & Yeti table-service for dinner.  Not too sure why, but Yak & Yeti has always been one of my favorite restaurants.  Also, we are members of Landry’s Select Club, so we earn points for eating here which can be redeemed for free food at this as location as well as any other Landry’s restaurant around the country.  After loading up on turkey for lunch, I really wasn’t that hungry, so I opted for a salad.  I have never tried a salad here before, so I decided to try the Kale Caesar Salad with Cilantro-Lime Seared Shrimp.  The only change that I had to make was having them remove the garlic-ginger wonton strips.   While garlic-ginger wonton strips do sound rather awesome, the salad was still great without them!

Yak & Yeti – Credit Landry’s

Keto Snacks at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Keto Babybel Cheese Snack

As I have done in every other park so far, I was quite thrilled to find my lovely Babybel cheese snacks.  Over in the Africa area, I found Harambe Fruit Market was selling a 6-Pack of Babybel cheese snacks for only $5.99!  I also picked up a pickle for $1.99 as well as I really enjoyed the crispy cold pickle the other day.  With the temps in the mid-90s, it was pretty nice to have a cold snack.

Other Keto Options at the Disney’s Animal Kingdom

While doing research and walking around through the park, I did come across a few other menus that looked promising for anyone doing the keto diet at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.  Being that we did not want to spend too much for dinner, we did not visit Tiffin’s, but looking at their menu, it looks like they have some great options.  For appetizers, they offered an artisanal cheese platter as well as a charcuterie.  As for main entrees, they also offered a Surf & Turk, Buttered Chicken, and Pan-Seared Alaskan Halibut among others.  If I had to do this over again, I might have given Tiffin’s a try, but we will be back, and I will definitely be checking it out in the future.

Eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

So, what do you think?  If you are living a Keto Lifestyle, how do you think you would manage at Disney’s Animal Kingdom?  I promise you that if I can do it, anyone can!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!  This post is part of a four-part series where I shared what I ate in each park.  Here are the links to the posts detailing what I ate in each of the other parks:

Eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom

Eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Eating Keto at Epcot

If you have any Keto Disney Fanatic friends or family, please feel free to share this with them as well!

Oh yeah, did we mention that we have an amazing community of Disney World Fanatics in our Facebook Group – Disney World Questions and Answers?  If you want to hang out with us and thousands of other Disney World Fanatics that are there to get all of your Disney World vacation questions answered, click here to join our FREE private Facebook Group!

Eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

If you have ever visited any of the parks at Walt Disney World, you already know that the words “Disney World” and (insert ANY diet name here) do not go well together.  While this is the case, if you are living a Keto lifestyle, you can still enjoy your trip while eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  The longer that I have gone in my Keto journey, the easier it has become to completely overcome any cravings for carbs and sugar.  That said, Disney World is a little harder to tackle.  But, if you can stay strong and avoid temptations, it can be done! 

Focus on Staying in Ketosis – Not on the Caloric Intake

When I am at home, I am very strict with my calorie intake as well as my macros.  At Disney World, I focus more on staying in keto without really focusing on the calories.  I mean, I am on vacation, and I am walking like 10 miles a day while in the parks. While at Hollywood Studios, there are many things that you can do to stay in ketosis.  If you are in a table-service restaurant, let the host know that you have certain dietary restrictions and they will send out a chef to discuss your options.  You can almost always make the changes necessary to stay in ketosis.  With the quick-service restaurants and snacks, it can be a little harder, but still very possible.  Over the next few days/posts, I will go over what I ate to remain in ketosis.  This post will be covering my day at Disney’s Hollywood Studios, so be sure to subscribe to our page so that you can get updated with my posts that cover the other parks as well.  On this day, we had reservations at three table-service restaurants, so let’s dive in to what I had!

Eating a Keto Breakfast at Hollywood & Vine

Eating Keto at Hollywood and Vine with Jake!
Eating Keto at Hollywood and Vine with Jake!

Like at home, breakfast is always the easiest meal to eat while in ketosis.  Since we were eating at Hollywood & Vine, besides the fact that we got to hang out with many of the lead characters from Disney Junior, I also took part in the extensive breakfast buffet.  I loaded up on scrambled eggs, bacon, and sausage.  I also had a huge omelet filled with bacon, mushrooms, spinach, and cheese topped with sour cream.  After breakfast, we headed over to Starbucks (Trolley Car Café) to grab a Venti Iced Coffee with heavy cream and a couple of sweet-n-lows (a common theme in all the parks, and a great way to start the day)!

Eating a Keto Lunch at the Sci-Fi Dine-In

For lunch, I had made reservations for one of my favorite Disney World restaurants!  At the Sci-Fi Dine-In, I started my lunch out with a nice wedge salad since I knew that I would not be eating one of my sides nor would I be indulging in dessert.  While it isn’t too bad the way it is, I opted to go for no tomatoes, radish, or balsamic glaze.  Even without these things, the salad was still pretty dang good.  For my entrée, I went with the Flame-broiled New York Strip Steak cooked perfectly medium-rare.  I ordered it without the potatoes or vinaigrette, and they were nice enough to double up on the seasonal veggies with was very nice of them.  Overall, a great meal in an awesomely themed restaurant.

An Awesome Keto Dinner at the 50’s Prime Time Cafe

Keto at 50's Prime Time Cafe
50’s Prime Time Cafe

We love the 50’s Prime Time Café, so I was so happy to be eating here for dinner.  I was a little worried as I usually go with the pot-roast with mashed potatoes or the meatloaf, but since I am doing keto, I had to play by the rules.  While the 50’s Prime Time does offer a great wedge salad as an appetizer, I had planned on having a salad for my entrée, so I decided to skip on an appetizer.  For my entrée, I went with the Caesar Salad with Grilled Chicken minus the croutons.  Not the most exciting meal this week, but after a hearty breakfast, an awesome and somewhat heavy lunch, and a couple of snacks, the salad did sit well, and it was enjoyable.

Keto Snacks at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

When it comes to snacks at Hollywood Studios, there are not very many great Keto options.  But, when Toy Story Land opened, Disney struck a deal with Babybel, so you can now find mini Babybel snack cheeses at many of the snack carts and stores.  While playing around over in Andy’s Backyard, we went over to Woody’s Luchbox and picked up a couple of three-packs of Babybel cheese snacks for $3.49.  Outside of this, we had a hard time finding any other viable snack options, but like I mentioned, we had three table-service meals this day, so snacking wasn’t completely necessary.

Other Keto Options at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Keto Babybel Cheese Snack
Keto Babybel Cheese Snack

As you can see, I had a great day, ate well, and managed to remain in Ketosis all day while visiting Disney’s Hollywood Studios.  Like I mentioned, there are so many other options if you are willing to put in a little time before your trip.  One place that we did not visit on this trip was The Hollywood Brown Derby.  I was a little upset that we didn’t go here as they have some great Keto options, but we were not able to make reservations, so we missed out.  Outside of this, there are plenty of burgers and hot dogs that you can get if you are okay with tossing out the buns and skipping on the sides.  I know that once Galasy’s Edge opens up, there will be a couple of additional dining options, so we are looking forward to see what the future holds at Disney’s Hollywood Studios!

Eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

So, what do you think?  If you are living a Keto Lifestyle, how do you think you would manage at Disney’s Hollywood Studios?  I promise you that if I can do it, anyone can!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below!  This post is part of a four-part series where I shared what I ate in each park.  Here are the links to the posts detailing what I ate in each of the other parks:

Eating Keto at the Magic KingdomE

Eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Eating Keto at Epcot

If you have any Keto Disney Fanatic friends or family, please feel free to share this with them as well!

Oh yeah, did we mention that we have an amazing community of Disney World Fanatics in our Facebook Group – Disney World Questions and Answers?  If you want to hang out with us and thousands of other Disney World Fanatics that are there to get all of your Disney World vacation questions answered, click here to join our FREE private Facebook Group!

Eating Keto at The Magic Kingdom

If you have ever visited Walt Disney World, you know that the words Disney World vacation and (insert ANY diet name here) diet definitely do not go hand in hand.  While this is the case, if you are living a Keto lifestyle, you can still enjoy your trip while eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom.  The longer that I have gone in my Keto journey, the easier it has become to completely overcome any cravings for carbs and sugar.  That said, Disney World is a little harder to tackle.  But, if you can stay strong and avoid temptations, it can be done! 

Focus on Staying in Ketosis – Not on the Caloric Intake

When I am at home, I am very strict with my calorie intake as well as my macros.  At Disney World, I focus more on staying in keto without really focusing on the calories.  I mean, I am on vacation, and I am walking like 10 miles a day while in the parks. While at the Magic Kingdom, there are many things that you can do to stay in ketosis.  If you are in a table-service restaurant, let the host know that you have certain dietary restrictions and they will send out a chef to discuss your options.  You can almost always make the changes necessary to stay in ketosis.  With the quick-service restaurants and snacks, it can be a little harder, but still very possible.  Over the next few days/posts, I will go over what I ate to remain in ketosis.  This post will be covering my day in the Magic Kingdom, so be sure to subscribe to our page so that you can get updated with my posts that cover the other parks as well.

Keto breakfast is so easy to do!

Eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom at Crystal Palace

Like at home, breakfast is always the easiest meal to eat while in ketosis.  We were staying at Pop Century during our last stay, so I just grabbed breakfast at one of the resort’s quick-service stations in the cafeteria.  That said, you can go to any table-service or quick-service restaurant on property and get bacon, eggs, sausage, cheese, sour cream, etc.  Once in the park, I head over to the Starbucks (Main Street Bakery) to grab a Venti Iced Coffee with heavy cream and a couple of sweet-n-lows.  If you like to load up at breakfast, I would definitely suggest checking into the Crystal Palace for a great Keto breakfast in the Magic Kingdom.  In addition to the plethora keto breakfast options, you will also have an omelet station where you can get a good mix of veggies and cheese mixed into your omelet. 

Eating Keto for Lunch at Be Our Guest

Eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom at Be Our Guest

While I could have easily opted for a Jumbo Turkey Leg while making my way around the Magic Kingdom, I knew that I would be eating a half-chicken for dinner – also we had managed to book a lunch at Be Our Guest.  My last visit to Be Our Guest led me to the amazing Braised Pork (Coq Au Vin Style).  While this meal was amazing and could have easily been made keto by removing the mashed potatoes and carrots, I went a different direction.  Being that I loaded up at breakfast, I wasn’t starving, so I actually ordered the Grilled Shrimp off of the kid’s menu.  It come with like 5 grilled shrimp, broccoli, and peach applesauce that I gave to one of my daughters.

Eating Keto for Dinner at Starlight Ray’s Cosmic Cafe

Like I mentioned earlier, I was looking forward to the ½ Rotisserie Chicken from Starlight Ray’s Cosmic Café.  Now, I will admit that it is very rare that I will actually go to or even look forward to eating at Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café, but after doing some research before our trip, I was actually excited about dinner here!  This meal did not disappoint!  The ½ chicken is served with mashed potatoes and green beans.  Once again, my daughters were in luck as they scored an additional serving of mashed potatoes, but the chicken and green beans were very good, and definitely did the trick!  Another great thing about Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Café is the fact that they do have mobile-ordering, so we were able to place our order ahead of time as opposed to waiting in line.

Keto Snacks at the Magic Kingdom

When it comes to snacks at the Magic Kingdom, there are not very many great options.  But, when Toy Story Land opened up, Disney struck a deal with Babybel, so you can now find mini Babybel snack cheeses at many of the snack carts and stores.  While I would never waste a snack credit on a Babybel cheese, they do have them all over the parks for $3.49.  In the Magic Kingdom, I found them at the Liberty Square Market and bought a few and threw them in our little cooler.  They also had whole pickles for $1.99 each, so I picked up a couple of them as well.  I think my daughters actually ate one of them as I was never hungry enough to get to both of them!

Babybel Cheese as a Keto Snack option

Other Keto Options at the Magic Kingdom

As you can see, I had a great day, ate well, and managed to remain in Ketosis all day while visiting the Magic Kingdom.  Like I mentioned, there are so many other options if you are willing to put in a little time before your trip.  One thing that I did not try was Casey’s Corner, but I know that they do have some great options there if you don’t mind tossing the bun!  Right not, they are offering the Buffalo Chicken All-Beef Foot Long Hot Diggity Dog.  I have not tried this, but all of the pictures that I am seeing looks like they use a grilled chicken tossed in buffalo sauce on top of a foot-long hot dog that is topped with chopped celery and a garlic ranch drizzle.  I would definitely eat this if I saw it.

Eating Keto at the Magic Kingdom

So, what do you think?  If you are living a Keto Lifestyle, how do you think you would manage at the Magic Kingdom?  I promise you that if I can do it, anyone can!  Please let me know your thoughts in the comments below! This post is part of a four-part series where I shared what I ate in each park.  Here are the links to the posts detailing what I ate in each of the other parks:

Eating Keto at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Eating Keto at Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Eating Keto at Epcot

If you have any Keto Disney Fanatic friends or family, please feel free to share this with them as well!

Oh yeah, did we mention that we have an amazing community of Disney World Fanatics in our Facebook Group – Disney World Questions and Answers?  If you want to hang out with us and thousands of other Disney World Fanatics that are there to get all of your Disney World vacation questions answered, click here to join our FREE private Facebook Group!