5 Easy Ways To Eat
Healthy At Theme Parks
From chili dogs and cheese fries to turkey legs and funnel cakes, theme parks have a reputation for serving dishes that aren't easy on the waistline. The temptation of delicious fried food and sweets can take its toll by the end of a fun day, and it has been known to prevent attendees from enjoying all the other awesome activities their favorite theme park has to offer. Thankfully, there are some simple ways to eat healthy at the park. Try out one of these five easy suggestions.
Unlike sporting events and stadium concerts, most theme parks allow you to bring your own food into the venue. Pick out a few recipes from your favorite cookbook or diet books, cook everything the day before and take it in the park. Almost every theme park has lockers, large and small, where you can store your cooler along with any other gear you don't want to carry around. Not only will you be able to avoid all the unhealthy theme park food, you'll save some money as well.
One and Done
Going cold turkey on all the delicious food available at the park isn't always ideal. There's bound to be at least one thing at the theme park you've been looking forward to treating yourself to. There's no need to stay on a strict diet the whole day. For many, eating out at the park is part of the experience. Pick out one of your favorite theme park foods before you go, fill up with a big breakfast or lunch, or pack a lunch and save room for the menu item you've really been craving.
Sometimes it's not the type of food you get, but the amount of food the theme park would like to serve you. While it's usually refreshing to find out the higher food prices mean larger portions, a big saturated meal for one can overload the stomach pretty quickly. Before you fork out cash to try something that catches your eye on the menu, try to look around or ask to see the size of the dish. If it's more than you can handle, share it with someone in your group to split the calories.
With more people putting their diet under digital microscopes, theme parks have been changing menus to include healthier alternatives. While all the classic favorites can still be found around the park, certain places in the park like concession stands and smaller kiosks are stepping up with conservative substitutions, such as apple slices instead of fries and grilled meats instead of fried. Foods lower in salt, sugar, and fat will help you keep your energy up throughout the day.
Theme parks are so much bigger, cleaner, and more extravagant than they have been in the past. Not only are the food options inside the park changing their menus, entirely different menus are available in some of the impressive restaurants inside the grounds. Reserve a family table for a specific time and plan your activities around the meal if you didn't bring a lunch and want some quality food. The impressive restaurants will probably feel like a special event all by themselves.
Healthy options at theme parks aren't as hard to find as they once were, and the ability to bring in your own food makes eating better a definite possibility. Whether you need an insulated tote, backpack diaper bag, or a new outfit for vacation, The Lakeside Collection has you covered.