If breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it's that much more important on your wedding day — you've got a long day ahead of you! So before your glam squad gets to work, take some time out of your wedding morning for a nutritious breakfast with your closest girls. It will be six hours (or more) before you'll be able to actually relax and enjoy some food at the reception, and often times even then brides only manage to get a few bites in. What you consume in the morning can truly impact how you feel as the day goes on, so make that you fuel up on foods that will give you energy throughout the day.
They might be little, but this breakfast staple is also a nutritional powerhouse. Clocking in at only 70 calories, each egg packs six grams of protein and zero carbs or sugar. Add a hardboiled egg or two to your breakfast buffet, or enjoy an omelet with fresh veggies for a filling and healthy meal.
It’s so important to stay hydrated today. While using the restroom in your wedding gown may seem daunting, don’t let that lead you down the path to dehydration. Especially if you’ll be sipping some cocktails or Champagne as you celebrate, lay the groundwork for staying energized and not bloated by having a glass of water, or two, with breakfast.
Most varieties of Greek-style yogurt have twice the energizing and filling protein content of regular yogurts, making it a healthier choice. Opt for plain instead pre-flavored to cut calories and sleep-inducing sugar and add berries, nuts or healthy granola for a delicious parfait.
Beginning your big day with healthy complex carbs and fiber is essential for energy, curbing hunger and to keep you feeling fuller longer — which is exactly what you’ll need on your wedding day. This healthful type of oatmeal is also perfect for a quick bite, and you can even make it in a hotel room as long as there’s a microwave or hot water dispenser. Add a few nuts, some fruit, cinnamon or agave for a flavorful and delicious dish.
We know how healthy fruits and veggies are, but some are better than others for your bridal breakfast. Full of potassium and magnesium, bananas can help provide fuel and energy while also preventing muscle cramps (important on the dance floor!) and can even be calming. Blueberries, another favorite, are packed with antioxidants and are the perfect addition to your yogurt parfait or oatmeal. (Just be sure to brush your teeth after!) Fiber-rich apples are also a great option, especially for brides on-the-go.
If you’re accustomed to your morning cup of Joe, you’re going to need it today — but keep it to just one cup! You’ll probably be feeling a bit anxious and excited and won’t need any extra caffeine today. Embrace the adrenaline instead! If you can go without, perhaps opt for herbal tea such as relaxing chamomile or lavender, or tummy soothing and de-bloating peppermint tea.