What to Eat Before a Date
Before a dinner date eat 1 cup lowfat Greek yogurt mixed with 1∕2 cup sliced strawberries, 1∕3 cup granola, and 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
Power up with this protein-packed snack to slip into that little black dress. "Plain yogurt's probiotics aid digestion, which diminishes belly bloat," says Koff. What's more, yogurt also reduces the amount of odor-causing bacteria in your mouth, so you won't have to worry about bad breath.
"They have a high water content, which is hydrating and can make your skin glow," says Marjorie Nolan, R.D., a dietitian in New York City. Plus, the fruit's vitamin C can help you stay calm if you're feeling nervous.
Why granola and walnuts?
Besides adding some crunch, a sprinkle of granola and walnuts can help keep your spirits high all night long. That's because the carbs in those oat clusters increase levels of serotonin, a feel-good brain chemical, while walnuts' omega-3s may fend off the blues.