Weddings are a wonderful time to surround yourself with friends and family but no doubt, they can get crazy stressful. Between finding the perfect dress to booking the best venue, most of you might not even have the time to plan your next meal! But before you decide to order out or go through a fast food drive-thru, remember what day you’re planning for and how good you want to feel in your dress. Healthy meals are a must for brides who want to look their best so here’s a couple of healthy and delicious recipes that can help you plan out your next meal.
1. Power up your Breakfast with this Super easy Overnight Oatmeal Recipe
(Left: Bananas with almond milk, oats, chia seeds and peanut butter, Right: Strawberries and pomegranate with almond milk and chia seeds, Featured Top Image: Blueberries and Raspberries with almond milk and chia seeds)
There are honestly so many ways you can make overnight oatmeal, but here is one recipe that you can mix and match with your favorite fruits.
– 1/2 cup of whole oats
– 1 tbsp of chia seeds
– 1 cup of almond milk
– A handful of blueberries
– 1 tbsp of peanut butter
Mix everything but the blueberries together inside a mason jar or bowl. Leave the mixture in the fridge overnight so the chia seeds can soak in the almond milk. In the morning, the mixture should have a tapioca-like texture. Top it off with a handful of berries and you’re good to go! Blueberries are packed with antioxidants, a great source of vitamin C, and has been shown to preserve memory function! It’s no wonder why blueberries are considered a ‘superfood.’
Serve this with a side of hard boiled eggs and you’ve got yourself a nutritious and powerful breakfast meal!
2. Fill up with a yummy Greek Yogurt Snack
So it’s about 2 hours after breakfast and you’re feeling a bit hungry but you don’t want to get stuffed before lunch. Now before you think about grabbing a bag of chips, try a bowl of Greek yogurt topped your favorite berry and drizzled in honey…I think we both know which one sounds better AND it’s better for you too! Another alternative is to make a fresh fruit smoothie. If you’re not sure about which to make, click here for some of our favorite smoothie recipes. Snacks that high in fiber will help fill you up while also helping you slim down!
3. Experience a light but satisfying lunch with our Quinoa Pasta Recipe
– Quinoa pasta/spaghetti
– About a handful of baby spinach or arugula, some basil
– 1 tsp of avocado oil
– A couple slices of cherry tomatoes
– A pinch of sea salt and seasoning of your choice
Cook the quinoa pasta/spaghetti and according to the box instructions. Mix the pasta with the arugula, basil and avocado oil. You can also choose to top off the pasta with some fried egg whites for some extra protein without the added fat and cholesterol.
If you want to serve it with some marinara sauce, you can make your own healthy serving by pureeing tomato paste and tomatoes in a blender and heating it up in a saucepan. You’ll want to add some garlic and oregano for some flavor. Also, add salt and pepper to taste. Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and let it simmer for about 15 minutes.
4. For a light snack, reach for 1 serving of unsalted nuts.
Almonds, walnuts, or pistachios are some great options!
5. For a healthy and delicious dinner, try out our Grilled Cajun Salmon
– Salmon fillet
– 1/2 tbsp of cajun spice seasoning
– 1 tsp of garlic powder
– 1 tbsp of coconut oil
– For vegetables, add in some kale or arugula
– 1/2 tomato and 1/2 avocado (both sliced)
– Half a lime
Mix everything together (except for the vegetables and fruits) and spread them evenly throughout the salmon fillet. Grill the salmon on medium heat and it should take about 4 minutes with the lid closed. After, top it with some kale and arugula as well as sliced avocado and tomatoes. When finished, just squeeze 1/2 a lime to the dish and you’re done! Bon Appetit!
We really hope you enjoy these recipes and make sure you share with us some of YOUR favorite recipes as well! We would love to hear from you!
The GetFitNow Team