My second day of trying to eat healthy on a vacation to Orlando in late December saw us spending the day at Universal Studios’ Islands of Adventure theme park. Universal has two parks now, somewhat different from the last time I was there with my children back in 1996. The adventure one revolves around Harry Potter and a very cool re-creation of his school and surrounding village.
Unfortunately, there’s no Potter magic when it comes to finding foods at Universal that are no-salt, no-sugar and no-fat. Place after place we tried to have lunch at served pizza and burgers, both of which I love but neither of which I can eat any longer.
The best I could do was to order a chicken Caesar salad without the dressing. Luckily I was carrying my own oil and vinegar, as I’ve written about here. The chicken on that salad was the driest I have tasted in a long, long time. Eating it was downright painful. We returned to Universal a second day, going to the studios park, and were again greeted with no healthy food choices for lunch, only that same dried out salad again.
The only bright spots at Universal were cups of fruit being sold from carts around the place. They were expensive as might be expected but at least they were unadulterated fruit that I could eat.