Thursday, February 16, 2017

Registry Items To Keep You Healthy

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of De'Longhi Group. The opinions and text are all mine.

When you're planning your wedding, you generally also are trying to get in shape. I'm not saying you want to lose a boatload of weight, but you want to be the best version of yourself. So you do things like eat better, workout more, reduce the amount of sugar you put in your coffee.

Okay, maybe that last one is just me. But I really cut down once I realized how many calories I was drinking in my morning (and night) cup.

After your wedding, you don't want to turn into that couple who stops caring about themselves. It's not that you have to do your hair and makeup every day and pretend you don't burp, but you don't want to just let yourself go and become unhealthy.

Your wedding registry can help with that.

Since you will get a bunch of registry items at your bridal shower, you can incorporate them into your healthy pre-wedding lifestyle, then keep using them after your wedding day.

Are you creating your wedding registry? Be sure to add registry items to keep you healthy, ones you can use before and after your wedding. Get ideas on some from

Registry Items To Keep You Healthy

Plate sets.
You're going to want to upgrade your plates. Chances are, you have a bunch of mixed match stuff and you want a more cohesive set. Now is the time to get it. But get a set that comes with two sizes of plates. One is the dinner plate and the other is either a salad or dessert plate (depending on the type of meals you eat). While you're thinking about calories, use the salad plate as a dinner plate. Since you can't fill that plate as much, you won't, and you'll end up eating less.

Water filter.
We loved our water filter when we lived in the apartment. Now that we moved into a brand new house with a brand new fridge, it has a filter built right in. That's great. Before that, though, we would fill up out water filter and leave it in the fridge. Water would always be available that way, and it made us drink more. And more water is definitely good for you.

Pots and pans.
When you cook at home, you know exactly what's going in to your food. You can choose low- or no-fat options, reduce or eliminate the amount of salt you add, etc. It can definitely be a way to cook healthier options. But, sometimes, it's hard to cook at home if you don't have the right equipment. So new pots and pans are a big help.

Spice rack.
If you're going to cook at home, it's better to make recipes from Flavor Town instead of The Land of Bland. Spices can help accomplish that. We have a really cool spice rack with drawers that fold down, so we can easily grab anything out of it when it's in the cabinet. That way, we can see our spices easily -- making them easier to use.

Plastic containers.
If you can make a huge amount of food, then put leftovers in plastic containers, there's a better chance you'll take it for lunch instead of hitting the local fast food joint. This is a great way to not only eat better, but to assure you don't waste food.

No one is crazy about weighing themselves, but it's necessary to know if you're on the right track. Unless you're like me and have a scale that breaks during wedding week, telling you that you weigh triple what you actually do. Fun. But putting a scale on your wedding registry, and getting in the habit of not constantly weighing yourself, can really help.

Braun PureMix Countertop Blender.
We love smoothies in the morning. They're such a healthy way to get the day started. They're so expensive if you purchase them out, but really cost effective if you make them at home. Plus, you can customize them to your taste too.

The Braun PureMix Countertop Blender is a great registry item to keep you healthy.

If you register for the Braun PureMix Countertop Blender at Bloomingdales, you can start making smoothies before your wedding, then keep it up after.

We actually make smoothies every morning with a combination of fresh and frozen fruit, plus a juice. Even better, with the Braun PureMix Countertop Blender, you can also make soups and more! Our healthy "and more" favorites are hummus, salsa, and pesto. We make them all on our countertop, making sure to put only fresh items -- no preservatives or chemicals.

Braun's effective and compact countertop blender has a unique SmoothCrush system and seven blend functions, which just makes your life so much easier. You can even just use it for prepwork, like chopping onions for a marinara sauce. And clean up is easy too because the pitcher is dishwasher safe!

BRIDAL BABBLE: What other registry items to keep you healthy can you think of?


  1. Some items that I've seen on wedding registries are food processors, pots and pans, and blenders. I think these are all great items to help keep you healthy.

  2. These are great picks. I love to gift items to future married couples that are functional, and these are all functional as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle.

  3. Love the blender for smoothies but don't forget the milkshakes for movie night and the cocktails for hosting dinners!! I always start out intending healthy uses then the other uses show up! I had no idea that Bloomingdale does bridal registries, I had so much fun making mine when I got married.

  4. For our wedding I loved when we got our blender! I'm a total smoothie fanatic. It's one of the ways I make sure I consume healthy snacks and meals. Smoothie bowls are the best! ;-)

  5. Great perspective on wedding gifts! That way you don't go crazy when everything settles down. That Blender would be a great gift. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!

  6. Great ideas for wedding gifts. A good blender is a must! Thanks for sharing at DI&DI.