Plant Based (Vegan) in Disney World (and Universal Studios)!

I just came back from a week in Orlando Florida, visiting Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Hollywood Studios and Universal Studios and LegoLand. It was a blast!

Being plant based (vegan), I had done some research on what were some good places to eat and snacks to try, and I can say that I was not disappointed! I wanted to share with everyone some of the best snacks and places to eat while on your own trip!

Why I Went Vegan

My whole life I struggled with eating meat. Whether I thought it was the taste, the texture, the smell, the fact that I was eating a once living being, it always bothered me to some degree. But I ate it, sometimes it was because I was led to believe it was good for me, or forced by my family to eat it (hey that’s what we did in the 80s, I was a card carrying member of the clean plate club!).

Homemade Marshmallows

Recently my boss brought in some homemade marshmallows to the office. They were amazing, fluffy, white, sweet puffs of deliciousness. I was inspired to make them myself as I love marshmallow everything

Winter Minestrone

What to eat on a cold snowy night? Soup! Duh! This is one of my absolute favorites, it works for everyone – it’s hearty so meat lovers won’t mind, and it’s completely vegetarian, and can easily be vegan by making sure you choose vegan products.

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes (Gluten Free)

So now I have all this pumpkin pie puree…. what to do with it?! I was craving pancakes for lunch so I whipped up a batch of these yummy treats! They are made with Greek yogurt and they almost remind me of a thicker version of the breakfast crepes my boyfriend makes, which is a little denser and gooey-er than a regular pancake. I used a gluten free flour mix, but I think any type of flour would work in this recipe.