Bridal Nutrition: How Snap Kitchen Is Your New Pre-Wedding Best Friend

Snap Kitchen's Strawberry Chocolate Pistachio Parfait | Photo courtesy Snap Kitchen

Snap Kitchen’s Strawberry Chocolate Pistachio Parfait | Photo courtesy Snap Kitchen

It occurred to us recently, dear readers, that we have not yet taken a moment to make certain you are aware of a very handy, very awesome tool at your disposal in helping you keep on your get-fit-and-healthy-and-gown-ready goals for your wedding. We apologize, and plan to make it up to you right now: We’re going to give you the full rundown on Snap Kitchen.

When I was attempting to whip myself into shape for my wedding, I found it really difficult to take the time, what with an overwhelmingly overloaded schedule, to prepare healthy meals for myself to eat during the daytime while at work and running around. This often meant a) finding a few healthy lunches I could buy around my office and eating them over and over, or b) skipping the meal altogether and then eating anything that crossed my path for dinner.

So of course, Snap Kitchen opened on the corner by my office about a second after I returned from my honeymoon. The purveyor of healthy, pre-made snacks and meals made for grabbing on the go (or, you know, hoarding in your work fridge for you to pick at all week)—the “healthy eater’s Wawa,” as our buds over at Be Well Philly have deemed it— is your ticket to not struggling like I did before your last wedding-dress fitting. Haven’t inspected one of their now many Philly locations yet? Here’s the deal:

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Here’s a Bridal Bootcamp-Style Workout You Can Easily Do at Home

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iStockphoto.com/monkeybuisnessimages

Bootcamp-style workouts are an excellent addition to anybody’s fitness routine, but they’re especially effective for brides because they’re usually high-intensity and tend to be shorter—when it’s crunch time and the wedding is fast approaching, you need something that’s going to work up a sweat, fast.

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Get in Shape for the Big Day With SWEAT Fitness’s Bride & Groom Training Packages

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iStockphoto.com/tetmc

A few years back, the folks over at SWEAT Fitness launched two pretty sweet training packages aimed at brides- and grooms-to-be looking to get in shape for the Big Day—we’re excited to announce that the gym is bringing back the popular programs, aptly called SWEAT for the Dress and Tighten for the Tux.

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Going to a Wedding Saturday Night? Here’s How to Not Be Hungover for Easter Morning

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stock_colors | iStockphoto

It’s always a bit disconcerting when two big things on your weekend calendar fall on a Saturday night and a Sunday morning. If you have a bit too much fun at your event on Saturday evening, it can threaten the potential fun of the morning after’s event, and this weekend, readers, we are guessing there might be more than a few of you with a wedding on your Saturday-night docket—and then some sort of Easter brunch/church/egg-hunt extravaganza with the family in the a.m. hours the next morning. You might be feeling a bit worried. (We might be right there with ya.)

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How to Get Vein-Free Legs for Your Wedding (Hint: It’s Easy, Painless and Local!)

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iStockphoto/Thinkstock

Your pre-wedding gussy-up list, we’re guessing, looks something like this: whiten teeth, schedule regular facials, get hair cut and highlighted at a precise number of weeks out.

Some of you, however, might have a few items that must be tended to outside of your usual day spa, and if garish purple spider veins have taken up residence anywhere from your hands to your face to those pesky patches on the outsides of your knees, you’re not alone: Vascular surgeon Charles Dietzek of South Jersey’s Vein & Vascular Institute says he often sees both brides and their mothers who want to banish the unsightly squatters before the Big Day.

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3 Philly Fitness Classes That’ll Get You Wedding-Ready & Bust Planning Stress

Champagne Sundays at Ploome Fitness | Photo by Joe Perri Photography

Champagne Sundays at Ploome Fitness | Photo by Joe Perri Photography

Aqua Aerobics at Fitness Works

It’s simply impossible to feel stressed when you’re splashing around a pool like a four-year-old. But this pool session isn’t all play: Instructor Holly Waters (!) will give you a muscle-burning water-resistance workout sure to convince you aqua aerobics isn’t just for, well, grandmas.

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Get Toned, Wedding-Ready Arms With These 5 Exercises You Can Do at Home

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Shutterstock

I think it’s relatively obvious from all of the related links listed below that here at PW, we love a good arm workout. Toned arms are, after all, one of the primary fitness goals of many brides-to-be (no matter the style of dress you’re wearing) and with so many simple and effective at-home exercises out there, it’s really very easy to get sleek, sculpted arms in time for your Big Day.

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7 Ways to Stick To Your Wedding Diet During the Holidays

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Shutterstock

If you are a bride who booked your wedding during the holiday season because it’s the most wonderful and cozy and festive and joyous and love-filled time of year—but are now faced with a lineup of family feasts and cookie-laced holiday parties and wondering how on earth you are going to survive the season without diving headfirst into the eggnog like you usually do so you can still fit into your dress (*raises hand*), well, you are not alone. I am frequently dismayed (though not surprised) to find that a pair of pants or two won’t button during the holidays, and safe to say that’s not a moment I’m looking to have the morning of my wedding.

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