Breakfast is often called the most important meal of the day – and this is the most important day of your life, so make sure you stock up on the right stuff to see you through a very Big (and probably long) Day.
We asked five nutritionists to tell us their ideal wedding day breakfast:
“Go for a bowl of porridge,” says dietitian Nathalie Jones, “because it’s low GI, giving you a slow release of energy right through the morning. Porridge will prevent your blood sugar from dropping too low without boating you.”
We love:Sainsbury’s Taste the Difference Porridge Oats, Whole, Rolled, with some chopped banana or raisins on top.
Nutritionist Juliette Kellowe is also a fan of oats. “Yoghurt, fruit and a handful of oats is a perfect Big Day breakfast, plus the fruit and yoghurt contain water which is important if you want your skin to stay looking hydrated.”
We love: Rachel’s Organic Greek Style Yoghurt with a swirl of honey
Dietitian Jacqui Lowdon agrees. “It’s going to be a long day and you’ll need to keep your energy levels up so go for a high-fibre breakfast cereal, with fruit. This will help to maintain an ideal blood sugar. Fruit will act as a natural sweetener, provide a longer lasting source of carbohydrate, more fibre and extra nutrients – much better than adding sugar.”
We love: chopped papaya and passion fruit sprinkled with pomegranate seeds
“The last things you want on your wedding day are bloating and mood swings so you need a good breakfast with enough complex carbohydrates and protein to stabilise your blood sugar levels,” says Yvonne Bishop-Weston. “Muesli with nuts, seeds and fresh berries gives you a good balance” For extra help, a cup of camomile tea will help keep you calm and chilled.”
We love: mixed strawberries and redcurrants with a sprinkling of mint (but avoid raspberries, this is not the day to be picking pips out of your teeth!)
Full of eggs:
Eggs are a good source of protein to keep you feeling full. “A good wedding day breakfast is two poached eggs on wholemeal toast with a grilled tomato,” says Dr Marilyn Glenville PhD, “with a cup of peppermint of camomile tea. This combination of a first class protein (egg) with an unrefined carbohydrate (wholemeal bread) will mean your blood sugar rises slowly and stays level for a good few hours, so you won’t feel lethargic, light headed or dizzy later on. It will help keep your mood even, too, on what can be a stressful day.”
We love: scrambled eggs with a sliver of smoked salmon and a dollop of crème fraiche.