Something to Check out Online and Pictures from Disneyland

Hello all!  I thought I would let you guys know about a great online summit for how to be healthy on a budget.  The link to it is: Health on a Budget Summit, and it is going on from today till the 25th.  They are featuring speakers on several great topics like grocery shopping on a budget, working out for free (in the great outdoors), and gardening tips.  Make sure to check it out!

As promised, here are some pictures from the great trip I took last week with my mom to Disneyland:

The ride was pretty fun, but my mom made it clear she would only go on it once this trip.
Disneyland Castle
I don't know if they changed the ride, or if our log just had a bunch of extra weight in it, but we got absolutely soaked, almost to the point we couldn't enjoy the fun happy parts of the ride. 
We were in a better mood after Splash Mountain when we  were picked to go up into the wheelhouse of the Mark Twain Steamboat.  We even got to blow the steam horn!
Tom Sawyer's Island was still as fun as it ever was!
One of our better food finds was a Tropical Fruit plate.  We found this at the Mexican restaurant near Thunder Railroad in Frontier land.  It was about $5, which was actually decently priced compared to other cart vendors in Disneyland that were selling just a wedge of pineapple for $4.

This was part of our Greek Garden Salad that we got at a cafe in California Adventure close to Goofy's Sky School mini roller coaster.  It had mixed greens, red onion, garbanzo beans, tomato, pepperoncinis, and a delicious mix of greek olives, and came with a large warm pita.  We asked for the cilantro vinaigrette on the side, but found that the salad was delicious and flavorful with the toppings, and the dressing was too oily and tasteless to be worth eating.  We had this salad a couple of times because it was so good, inexpensive ($9), and surprisingly healthy.

This is a picture of my first time a Disneyland when I was two, and me now.  Funny how minnie hasn't changed at all!

I found that on our trip we tried really hard to eat as plant-strong as we could, and I think we did a pretty good job of it.  It helped that our hotel had fresh fruits for us to have for breakfast, and that Disneyland has started to cater to vegetarians a lot more.  I would have only asked for more things to have beans in them, because I felt pretty bean deprived most of the trip.  I got my fair share of delicious fruit from the many Tropical Fruit plates we had.

What have been your experiences of trying to eat healthy on trips?  Do you feel almost happy to get home just to get back to your normal food schedule?


  1. Thanks for the post Amy! Our family is going to Disney next November. One of the conversations my hubby and I had after we starting eating this way was what in the world are we going to eat in Disney?! Glad to know there are at least some options. We'll be driving, so it sounds like a idea if I make a couple different kinds of hummus to take.

    1. Oh funny coincidence. It shouldn't be too hard to find some things in Disneyland. I would definitely suggest the fruit and salad that I mentioned in this post. Bringing in your own food is always a great option (and inexpensive). I know that we carried a few extra apples, oranges, and bananas to have throughout the day as well as some seed, nut, and dried fruit trail mixes. Hope you do just as well eating on your trip. -Amy