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:

  • Here is a Be Well Philly breakdown on the glory of what Snap Kitchen is (and where the whole healthy Wawa comparisons began): where the food comes from, how shopping there works (there are even microwaves in the back!), and a list of some of their tastiest offerings. And now I’m dreaming of a lunch of Quinoa Fried Rice ($7.49) and Devily Eggs ($3.99 for four) washed down with a Spicy Basil Lemonade.
  • Here is a list of what Philly health coach and nutrition pro Jessica Procini of Laugh Yourself Skinny (she’s the gal who helped us find guilt-free comfort food around town that wouldn’t bust up your wedding diet) would recommend when you duck into a location near you.
  • Here’s a list of Philly locations, so you can plan accordingly:
    • Rittenhouse Square (1901 Chestnut Street)

    • Old City (259 Market Street)

    • Spring Garden (1901 Callowhill Street)

    • Midtown Village (1109 Walnut Street; opening later this month)
    • Malvern (5 South Morehall Road)

    • Villanova (775 Lancaster Avenue)

    • Cherry Hill (location and opening TBD)

They may have descended on the Philadelphia area too late to help me with my wedding dress goals, but they’re right on time for you. Tell us—and your fellow brides—what your favorite picks are in the comments!

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