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Keto Disney: A filling lunch for only $5.32

Keto Disney: A filling lunch for only $5.32

Yes, you read the title correct.  I visited the Magic Kingdom yesterday and looked at available Keto friendly options and decided on one that cost me only $5.32.  Here’s the details. KtP

I chose to visit Pecos Bill Tall Tale Inn and Cafe for lunch.  When you enter, you’ll notice  large self-serve salad bar in the ordering area.  It contains lettuce, cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, southwest corn salad, pico de gallo, salsa, jalapenos, and onions.

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I went to the order area and requested “A side of taco beef and a cup of ice water.”  The taco beef was served in a small bowl, it was a full scoop serving.  I requested a plate, so I could create a taco salad.  They gave me a small paper tray.  Next time, I will request a “to go” box, as that is larger.

I took my paper tray over to the salad bar and created the taco salad that I desired  and topped it with the taco beef.  It was large enough for me to feel full until dinner time, which would come around 6:00pm without needing a snack in between.

Keto Disney:  A filling lunch for only $5.32

One thing I’ve noticed since giving up sugar for my health is that I feel more full with this type of eating plan.  I don’t find myself wanting to snack all day long, like I did when I consumed a heavy sugar and carb load.  When I do want a snack, I turn to things like walnuts or pecans and cheese.  I’ve lost almost 30 pounds and all my health numbers have improved as well.

When you’re in Disney, you have to work a bit and think a bit when you are following a low carb and/or low sugar diet.  There are NO sugar free desserts at any Magic Kingdom counter service, so you’ll have to avoid dessert or eat some apple (strict Keto people don’t eat apples, but I do) or a pickle.  There aren’t many options.

Disney has done a great job expanding their plant based offerings, but hasn’t really paid attention to the 100 million pre-diabetic or diabetic Americans yet.  It seems like offering menu items that are clearly marked as low carb would be helpful for nearly 1/3 of the population.  In the mean time, choose things like this $5.32 taco salad or fajitas and don’t eat the shells.  If you were to order the full Nachos serving, the cost would have been $12.49 plus tax!

I was not able to order the side of taco beef from mobile order, I had to ask a person actually taking orders.  Usually, you can do this at other restaurants by ordering only meat portion like chicken or beef.

Hope this helps!  Feel free to leave me any questions in the comments or my Facebook or Twitter accounts.




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  1. Best keto snack offering I found was to visit the Starbucks on Main Street for an iced or hot coffee with heavy whipping cream. I like to add a little stevia for a little sweetness too. I typically did this for my breakfast most days, and quite honestly, with a trenta iced coffee, it kept me feeling full until lunch. For lunch in the MK, I like Cosmic Rays for a hamburger (minus the bun), then hit the toppings bar to turn it into a salad.

  2. Great post. Was just there and was difficult to find quick meal choices. I too went to the salad bar at the cosmic ray and ate mostly that

  3. Thanks for this article – I try to eat a low sugar diet. One thing that drives me crazy is that they have those machines with 50 different soda flavors, but no seltzer! Have you found any anywhere at WDW?

  4. Thank you so much! This came up as a suggested read for me, really good. I didn’t know that was an option, but I’m trying keto as well due to genetically high cholesterol and don’t want to take medication. In 4 months, my count came down by 45 points just by giving up carbs!! Haven’t lost much yet, 8 pounds, but I feel so much better and don’t do any cheat meals as much as I love Disney food! It’s a lifestyle for sure, but I find there are options.

  5. Although my dietary restrictions are very different from yours, I really appreciate these posts because they have me thinking more critically about how to eat on my next trip. I have always just eaten whatever sounded good in the moment but after a recent intestinal surgery I don’t have that luxury now. Thank you for sharing your journey!

  6. Really like these low carb articles. When I saw all the news about plant based offerings I was so bummed they chose that before addressing diabetes, which to me seems like a bigger health concern (but maybe not, I don’t want to offend anyone.) Have you tried chaffles? I think that’s something Disney could do well with. So many varieties!

    • I can’t really afford to as a sugar addict and diabetic who put it in remission. I have to stay the course by keeping my carbs restricted at least

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