Lisa at Babes in Disneyland is sponsoring the blog hop again this week. Our theme today is "FOOD." I'm sure the first thing people think about is their favorite meal or food item in the parks. I could write about that, but I'm not. Or you may be thinking about your favorite scene in a Disney movie dealing with food, but I'm not. I'm thinking about the food we take with us when we travel to Walt Disney World.
Some of you may know, from reading this blog, that I'm frugal and try to save money wherever I am. I love Couponing to Disney and the Strategies for Paying for Disney at Meet the Magic. I enjoy reading tips on message boards about how to save money and get cheap or free stuff at WDW. One way our family saves money on our trips is by bringing some of our own food and snacks for our vacation. If we drive, it's easy to pack food. When we fly, we mail our nonperishable food ahead of time to our resort so it's waiting for us when we arrive!
When we are at WDW we eat breakfast in our room 95% of the time. The food I bring with us is usually dry cereal, poptarts, bagels and cream cheese, Nutragrain bars, fruit and granola. We usually have juice boxes, water and soft drinks in the cooler. Hubby will slip off to the restaurants or food courts for coffee occasionally!
Lunch and dinner are usually eaten in the parks at restaurants, however on some trips we have packed lunches or come back to the room to eat. We usually keep it pretty simple if we take it into the park: bread, Jif to go PB cups, squeezable jelly packets that I "borrow" from Chick Fil A, pringles chips (they don't get smushed in the can!), fruit, tuna pouches with the mayonnaise and relish packets ready to make, and little debbie cakes!
Snacks are our favorite food to take into the park! Some of our favorites through the years have been M&M mix (peanuts, raisins and M&Ms mixed together), homemade chex mix, gummies shaped like Disney characters, peanut butter crackers, granola bars, pre made trail mix, 100 calorie cookies, and dried friut. We do splurge every so often on snacks in the parks, but this post is about food we bring from home! :)
Oh, I can't forget our "line candy": Twizzlers and Starbursts. From a previous post: I believe "line candy" was born during our trip in 1991. My mom packed twizzlers and starbursts for us to eat. This tradition has stuck! Every trip we make to WDW, I pack twizzlers and starburst candies in the backpack. I also add lifesavers, gum, gummy snacks (especially if they are Disney characters) and suckers to the mix. The only rule for the candy... it can only be eaten while waiting in line (or if a kid is having a meltdown!).
So, there ya have it! My Disney FOOD!!