There’s no doubt about it; planning a wedding can be extremely stressful. As if you don’t already have enough going on with work, daily responsibilities and your seemingly fading social life, finding time to put a wedding together and also get a decent night’s sleep can be very difficult. All you want is to reach for your favorite pint of ice cream for a bit of comfort and solace but alas, that’s not very wedding diet-friendly.
Luckily, there are plenty of delicious snacks to munch on that are not only healthy, but can help you to de-stress, as well. Check them out:
Shelled Pistachios – Super yummy and rich in heart healthy nutrients, choosing shelled nuts can actually help you to eat less since it takes a bit longer to get past the shell. Plus, being able to physically crack open those shells can serve as an awesome outlet for your stress.
Dark Chocolate – Here’s an excuse to get your chocolate fix, guilt-free! Studies have shown that eating just one ounce of dark chocolate can help to relax your blood vessels and alleviate stress. So sit back and enjoy a bite or sip on a cup of cocoa made with real dark chocolate and feel the stress roll off your shoulders.
Seafood – Yeah, this one surprised us, too! Evidently, seafood is rich with DHA/EPA, which helps to balance stress levels. As an added bonus, it’s also a great option for those who are looking to shed a few pounds before saying I Do.
Looking for more de-stressing snacks to choose from? Brides Magazine may have a few more options to choose from. Have any more that you’d like to add to the list? Let us know in the comments section below!