When we're stressed out, we immediately reach for the comfort food: The greasy cheese pizza, the handful of Cheetos, the pint of rocky-road ice cream. While on most other days, we can get away with eating that to curb our nerves or relax ourselves from stress, on your wedding day, it's important to eat healthy to stay energized, awake, and of course to enjoy yourself. Want to know how? Here's a list of things to fill your plate, or your cup, with on your wedding day.
1. Homemade Trail Mix
Fill up a plastic bag with your own personal trail mix. Add in some almonds, raisins, walnuts and seeds. This is an easy snack to bring around with you throughout the day and munch on when you get hungry.
2. Fresh Fruit
Keep a basket of bananas, apples, and melons around you. Eating fruit is one good way to stay hydrated and take in some much needed vitamins and minerals.
Known as the perfect breakfast choice, Oatmeal is a notorious way to fill you up and keep you energized for hours. You can even use oatmeal as a base for the items listed above and combine them to make an even more super-powered meal.
4. Herbal Tea
A cup of hot herbal is a great way to stay hydrated, sooth your throat, and also help calm any pre-ceremony jitters.
5. Low-fat Greek Yogurt
Toss in some fruit and make yourself a snack that'll help calm your stomach and your nerves at the same time. Plus, the protein content of the yogurt will help keep you fuller faster.
Jen Glantz is a "Professional Bridesmaid" and the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire. She's the author of All My Friends Are Engaged and frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.