Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dining with Dylan: Dining in Disneyland

Good morning!

Dylan and I have been taking advantage our Disneyland Annual Passports as well as the slow tourist season (January-February) and have been spending our Tuesdays at Disneyland.  After 3 visits, I realized that:
  1. I am spending way too much money for my toddler to eat and
  2. he's not eating the healthiest of meals when we are there.
So, I went to our local Whole Foods Market and loaded up on supplies to create my own Disneyland-Friendly Toddler Meal, including lunch and snacks.  Of course, everything fit perfectly in Dylan's Itzy Ritzy Lunch Happens Bento Lunch Box! For reference, here is the menu description and pricing for the Toddler Meal offered at most Disneyland eateries.  This is separate from the Children's Menu, and the Mac & Cheese is served up in a 4 oz ramekin:

Disneyland Toddler Meal

Macaroni & Cheese - $6.49

Served with Sliced Apples, Carrots and Choice of Small Low-Fat Milk or Small Dasani Water
Juice Box Available on Request

Dylan's Bento Box Menu
Top: Snacks


Bottom: The Toddler Meal Lunch

  • Whole Foods 365 Brand Frozen Organic Macaroni & Cheese
  • Organic Sliced Apples
  • Organic Carrots

This makes me feel so much better about feeding Dylan at Disneyland!




Laura N. said...

My kids love apples but they don't want to eat them if they are even slightly brown. How do you keep apple slices from turning brown in a lunch box? Thanks for any tips!

Mia Blitstein said...

Try rubbing them with the inside of a half-cut lemon. It should keep the brown away without making them taste too lemony. Also, I slice a half, but keep all of the pieces pushed together, as though they were still attached. it also reduces the amount of air that touches the apple flesh. Hope that helps. :)

Brittany said...

Mia - Thanks for your helpful response! Kristine said that she buys Trader Joe's Organic Apple Slice. They are presliced, stored in a resealable bag, and they're soaked in natural minerals to retain color, flavor, and freshness. She said she can have them in her bento box for 5+ hours without them getting brown.