From Soups and Salads to Desserts and Drinks, a Dietitian Curates an Entire Wedding Menu For the Health-Conscious Bride and Guests

Dietician Nmami Agarwal, founder and CEO of Nmami Life Delhi, steps in to recommend options for each course that scores low on a calorie count but high on the health factor.

A perfect menu is one of the big decisions to make while preparing for a wedding. While grand, diverse, and scrumptious would be the idea, it should also cater to those who watch what they eat! Dietician Nmami Agarwal, founder and CEOof Nmami Life Delhi curates an entire wedding menu for you, from oh-so-yummy salads to delectable desserts for the health-conscious guests. These healthy picks are easy to source, prepare, and serve to guest. The added benefit: All ingredients and selections are budget-friendly. Bon appétit!

HORS D'OEUVRE

baked veggie fritters

Moreish, addictive, and very healthy. And gram flour is gluten-free, which is an added bonus.

  • Calories: 124 kcal
  • Carbs: 10 gms
  • Protein: 5 gms
  • Fats: 4.2 gms

green gram crispies

Twenty-six per cent of calories of lentils are attributed to proteins and cook easily, safeguarding its nutritional values.

  • Calories: 164 kcal
  • Carbs: 14 gms
  • Protein: 9 gms
  • Fats: 3.1 gms

baked cottage cheese fingers

Cottage cheese made with low-fat milk is creamy, has a mild flavour, and high in protein and calcium.

  • Calories: 165 kcal
  • Carbs: 14.2 gms
  • Protein: 8.2 gms
  • Fats: 8.3 gms

shrimp bites

Steamed and seasoned shrimps have an array of benefits like omega 3 fatty acids, iodine, and antioxidants.

  • Calories: 127 kcal
  • Carbs: 3.7 gms
  • Protein: 16.7 gms
  • Fats: 5.9 gms

SALADS

garden salad

Easy on the gut, a green leafy salad has powerful antioxidants like vitaminC and E, folic acid, and alpha- and beta-carotene.

  • Calories: 74 kcal
  • Carbs: 6.6 gms
  • Protein: 2.8 gms
  • Fats: 2.1 gms

fruit skewers

Naturally low in fat, sodium, and calories, fruit skewers are a great choice to add a fresh supply of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

  • Calories: 130 kcal
  • Carbs: 33.52 gms
  • Protein: 0.88 gms
  • Fats: 0.29 gms

sprout salad

Sprouts are fibrous and nutritious, and tangy blue cheese is packed with calcium and phosphorus.

  • Calories: 185 kcal
  • Carbs: 12 gms
  • Protein: 7 gms
  • Fats: 4 gms

SOUPS

minestrone soup

Promoting cell hydration, fat-burning, and wholesomeness, minestrone soup is a treat for your organs.

  • Calories: 115 kcal
  • Carbs: 10 gms
  • Protein: 3.5 gms
  • Fat: 2.6 gms

creamy roasted bell pepper soup

A soup that tastes like pizza, minus the carbs. Along with providing antioxidants and vitamins it will power up the immune system too.

  • Calories: 183 kcal
  • Carbs: 14.8 gms
  • Protein: 5.6 gms
  • Fats: 11.7 gms

ENTREES

assorted vegetables

Vegetables steamed or wok-tossed are a no-brainer for fitness enthusiasts—they fight bloating and provide the body adequate roughage.

  • Calories: 174 kcal
  • Carbs: 15.7 gms
  • Protein: 9.6 gms
  • Fats: 6.6 gms

mini uttapam

Fermented black gramhelps maintain good bacteria and is a probiotic. When mixed with healthy oats, it absorbs vital minerals better.

  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Carbs: 20 gms
  • Protein: 3 gms
  • Fats: 4.5 gms

tandoori platter

Tandoor-toasted vegetables, meats, and fish cooked in their own juice,and no use of oil ensures there is no loss of nutrients.

  • Calories: 200 kcal
  • Carbs: 6 gms
  • Protein: 15 gms
  • Fats: 9 gms

minced beans burrito

Corn tortillas are full of fibre, metabolism-activating minerals like copper and magnesium, and a delicious alternative to wheat for carbs intake.

  • Calories: 201 kcal
  • Carbs: 24.6 gms
  • Protein: 8.1 gms
  • Fats: 8.5 gms

DESSERTS

nutty yoghurt and fruit parfait

Seasonal fruits layered with energy-building Greek yogurt and a mix of nuts provide ample calcium, magnesium, omega 3 fatty acids, folates, vitamin E, and much more.

  • Calories: 189 kcal
  • Carbs: 32.1 gms
  • Protein: 5.4 gms
  • Fats: 4.7 gms

date and fig fudge

Immunity-boosting duo turned into a fudge is a healthy route to indulgence.

  • Calories: 114 kcal
  • Carbs: 13.1 gms
  • Protein: 2.0 gms
  • Fats: 2.2 gms

DRINKS

the perfect pear

Pear, cranberry, and unsweeted sparkling white grape juice.

  • Calories: 139 kcal
  • Carbs: 30.6 gms
  • Protein: 1.2 gms
  • Fats: 0.3 gms

teas me

Pineapple and ginger ale.

  • Calories: 122 kcal
  • Carbs: 31 gms
  • Protein: 1.1 gms
  • Fats: 0.3 gms

peachy breeze

Coconut water, peach syrup, and muddled mint.

  • Calories: 89 kcal
  • Carbs: 18 gms
  • Protein: 3 gms
  • Fats: 0.5 gms

appily ever after

Fresh kiwi cubes, green apple cordial, and sparkling water.

  • Calories: 85 kcal
  • Carbs: 22 gms
  • Protein: 1 gms
  • Fats: 0.1 gms

the blushing bride

Raspberries and non-alcoholic champagne.

  • Calories: 120 kcal
  • Carbs: 29 gms
  • Protein: 1.2 gms
  • Fats: 0.5 gms

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