The sun peeks through the window as you awaken on your big day. You jump up in excitement. It’s one of the biggest days of your life, so how do you start the day? You might not feel like eating anything because your nerves are on edge and there are a million things to do before walking down the aisle, but breakfast is a must. Breakfast will give you the energy needed to face the day, no matter how busy it may get! Here are a few quick breakfast ideas for the busy bride on her wedding day.
1. Food Delivery
Often the bridal party meets before lunch to begin hair and make-up as a group. This is the perfect time to have breakfast or brunch delivered. You can choose what types of food are the best for the entire bridal party. Many times, places will deliver trays of pastries, fruit, meats, and/or cheeses. Now the party is fed, you are fed, and everyone is ready to take on the day together.
Oatmeal is high in fiber and gives you the boost of carbs you need for extra energy. Add in some mixed berries for a punch of taste. It might be hard to sit and enjoy a cup of oatmeal, but you can take it on the go.
If you don’t have time to throw together the perfect three-egg omelette, just the eggs are a great way to start the day too. If you can step it up with an omelette though, you should because you can add in some meat for extra protein and a bit of cheese for taste. This is the perfect meal to keep your blood sugar levels stable and make you feel full for a longer period of time. Plus, who can resist a tasty omelette?
4. Fruit Tray
You don’t have to eat the entire fruit tray by yourself, but nibble on your favorites for a good boost in the morning. Fruit trays usually come with a variety of fruits and cheese. Fruits have a bit of sugar for energy and are filled with vitamins. Cheese is low in carbohydrates, so you will feel full without the bloat. It’s also fast to grab a handful as you surf through your to-do list. If you don’t want to eat the entire tray, try to grab a few pieces of fruit. Bananas are the easiest on-the-go fruits to eat as you peel away and enjoy the energy! An apple is full of fiber, so you feel full but not bloated.
A muffin can be a scary thing for a bride, but they do pack some energy. If you can, stick to a whole grain muffin for more fiber and less sugar. A muffin will help you feel full and energized, but be careful about eating too many so that you don’t feel bloated and crash later.
Yogurt is one of the fastest, easiest things to eat on your wedding day. Greek yogurt has a higher protein content than traditional yogurt, so it’s usually your best bet. The vitamin A will boost energy levels and help repair cell damage from all the stress put upon your body. The live cultures will also aid in calming your stomach nerves. Mix in some fresh fruit if you have time for extra energy. Yogurt has everything you need for that push of energy in the morning, and it’s easy to take along with you for any last-minute errands.
7. Bagel with Cream Cheese or Peanut Butter Toast
Both of these options are about combining whole grains and fat for the perfect combination to fight bloat and ease nerves. The amount of bread is small, so the carbohydrates won’t make you feel like a bloated cow. The cream cheese and peanut butter will help you feel full and energized at the same time. This is just enough to get your motor going in the morning without an afternoon crash.
Plus, Don’t Forget to…
Many brides enjoy a mimosa or two with their bridal parties as they get dressed, just don’t get crazy and use them to calm your nerves. Orange juice and champagne is the perfect mix of alcohol and sugar for a crash later. Carbonated beverages also give you a little bit of bloat because they fill your stomach with air, so having too much will just make you feel bloated and lightheaded at the same time–not a good combination. Having a few celebratory shots or beers with loved ones isn’t exactly smart on your wedding day. You could find yourself drunk at the altar in front of family and friends. Nerves can be easily calmed with tea or by simply sipping water and taking deep breaths. You want to remember every detail of your wedding day, so limit alcohol as much as possible.
Drink Lots of Water
Drink water throughout the day to keep hydrated. Add a little lemon for a cleansing, diuretic effect. Sipping water throughout the day keeps your skin glowing and your body flowing! You can add fruit to the water to give it more of a flavor. Water won’t make you feel bloated, and it will help you feel full longer.