5 Healthy Ingredients to Include in Your Wedding Menu, Presented by Paramount Events

By Kaitlynn Miller for Paramount Events | January 26, 2018 | Food & Drink

With the New Year in full swing, it’s time to focus on sustaining a healthier lifestyle—and that starts with your food. Rather than sacrificing taste and flavor, enjoy a healthy variation of your favorite dishes for your upcoming wedding. From celery root-inspired sides to farro entrees, we’ve rounded up the best ingredients to add to your menu on the big day.

Purple Potatoes


Containing four times the amount of antioxidants found in a russet potato, it's time to incorporate more purple potatoes into your menu this year. For appetizers, use them to make homemade chips and then top them with lox. Your guests won't be able to get enough of these tasty, and healthy, bites.



Packed with nutrients and vitamins to get you through the colder months, citrus is incredibly tasty and great for salad dressings, cocktails, and smoothies. And with January being prime season for citrus, a fresh salad with sliced up oranges or grapefruit makes for a refreshing starter.

Celery Root


As an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, and Vitamins A, C, and K, celery root is on the top of our list for must-have ingredients in 2018. A perfect substitute for the potato, this vegetable can be used to create celery root mash or celery root fries sprinkled with fresh herbs—the perfect healthy side dish for your guests.



This year, we’re all about incorporating healthy grains into our diets, including farro. Nearly fat-free, completely cholesterol free, and a great source of iron, this grain makes for a delicious meal. For a great entrée on your big day, pair this grain with squash, celery root, turnips, and arugala. Your guests won’t be able to stop talking about the delicious meal.



Replace bad fatty foods with beneficial ones such as avocado. Loaded with fiber, antioxidants, and vitamins, avocados are known to regulate blood sugar and help maintain healthy skin. For your post-wedding brunch, treat family and friends to a delicious avocado toast that will help end the celebration on a healthy note.

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