Universal Orlando has healthy options that are great for New Years resolutions


Eating healthy at the theme parks can be difficult, especially if you have a “healthier diet and lifestyle” as part of your New Year’s resolutions. Universal Orlando wants to help by highlighting some of its most nutritious menu items that will allow guests to move closer to their goals.

“We want to provide our guests with a dining and beverage experience that goes beyond the typical theme park areas,” said Executive Chef Jason Glus, Executive Chef at Universal Orlando Resort. “With diners becoming more focused on consuming nutritious dishes, our team of incredible chefs and culinary experts have worked to create a variety of recipes that will give diners the balance they’re looking for – each with their own health benefits and with which it is created using the freshest ingredients available. “

Here are some of the healthier dishes you can find at Universal Orlando:

Salmon salad with pistachio crust


  • place: Finnegan is at Universal Studios Florida
    • A fresh salmon fillet, served on a bed of baby greens, roasted root vegetables, tomatoes, onions, Havarti dill cheese with a homemade mustard and ale vinaigrette
      • Services: Pistachios are not only heart-healthy, but also rich in unsaturated fatty acids and fiber, which helps maintain blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol. And salmon is one of the best sources of omega-3 fatty acids and is also rich in vitamin B12.

Park Ave Avocado Toast (vegetable)

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  • place: TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida
    • Smashed avocados, toasted cashews, shaved fennel, toasted tomato puree, lemon vinaigrette, rocket, radicchio on toasted artisanal French bread and served with fresh fruit
      • Services: Overall, this dish is low in cholesterol and has a healthy fat, avocado, as its main ingredient. This is also a perfect option for all plant-based eaters.

Acai bowl

today cafe

  • place: TODAY Cafe at Universal Studios Florida
    • An acai bowl with strawberries, organic granola, bananas, toasted coconut, and chia seeds
      • Services: This bowl is packed with antioxidants with the added benefit of being served with fresh fruit and whole grain cereals.

Cauliflower steak (vegetable)

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  • place: Myth on the Universal Islands of Adventure
    • Roasted cauliflower with lemon and garlic, Romesco sauce, steamed beluga lentils and roasted almonds
      • Services: In this filling, plant-based dish, guests will not lack meat with its aromatic ingredients, which are also an excellent source of fiber and aid digestion.

Souvlaki couscous bowl


  • place: Myth on the Universal Islands of Adventure
    • Za’atar flavored Israeli couscous, diced tomatoes, wild mushrooms, cucumber, roasted red pepper, marinated chickpeas, crumbled feta and basil oil
      • Services: This dish is loaded with fresh vegetables and is high in fiber. Plus, diners can choose a lean protein like tofu or chicken.

Tandoori Chicken Salad Wraps

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  • place: Confiscation grid on the Universal Islands of Adventure
    • Grilled tandoori chicken, bibb salad, pickled cucumber, carrots, radicchio, soba noodles, crushed peanuts, served with ponzu and chilli dipping sauces
      • Services: The fresh tandoori chicken and vegetables add light but delicious flavors to this dish, and the pickled vegetables are high in probiotics.

Chilled tuna noodle bowl

Seizure of the grid

  • place: Confiscation grid on the Universal Islands of Adventure
    • Sesame-fried yellowfin tuna, soba noodles, spring onions, avocado, edamame, cucumber with a wasabi-ponzu dressing
      • Services: Tuna is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin K, iron, and B vitamins. And this dish also contains edamame, which helps lower cholesterol levels.

Great foods salad

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  • place: The toothy chocolate emporium and hearty festival kitchen at Universal CityWalk
    • Spinach, rocket, avocado, quinoa, asparagus, dried roasted tomatoes, red onions, pine nuts, feta cheese and a citrus vinaigrette
      • Services: The quinoa in this salad is gluten-free and high in fiber. Overall, these ingredients help control blood sugar spikes so you can stay running throughout the day.

Makimono Vegetarian Roll * on a plant basis


  • place: The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar in the Universal CityWalk
    • A combination of fresh avocado, cucumber and asparagus, perfectly rolled
      • Services: This roll is perfect for any sushi lover and is high in antioxidants and B vitamins.

Brown trout

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  • place: Bigfire at Universal CityWalk
    • Freshly grilled brown trout, which you can combine with fried vegetables and a fresh house salad
      • Services: Brown trout are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 and also contain a lot of protein.

TB (turkey burger)

Pier 8 Market

  • place: Pier 8 Market at Universal’s Endless Summer Resort – Dockside Inn and Suites
    • A lean turkey burger with cranberry mayo, Swiss cheese and apple salad, served on a toasted bun
      • Services: The turkey burger is a lean protein option compared to a hamburger and is low in cholesterol and saturated fat.

Herbal Fried Half Chicken

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  • place: Jake’s American Bar at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort
    • Freshly roasted chicken, served with roasted three-colored potatoes and grilled asparagus
      • Services: The star of this dish is a lean protein selection, and the potatoes support heart health with their vitamin C, potassium and vitamin B6 content. Asparagus is also one of the most balanced vegetables and a great source of potassium, fiber, vitamins A, B6 and C.

Fried cauliflower “rice” (vegetable)

the kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel

  • place: The kitchen at the Hard Rock Hotel
    • Cauliflower rice, edamame, peppers, onions, carrots, jalapeño, soy sauce and sesame oil
      • Services: This menu item is low in cholesterol, high in fiber to keep you full longer, and high in antioxidants with a colorful selection of vegetables.

To learn about other menu offerings at the resort, guests can request nutritional information while dining at a Universal Orlando restaurant.


Janet Smith