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6 Benefits of Meal Delivery Programs for Weight Loss

By Stephanie E - Jenny Craig Science-Backed

Tired of making your breakfast, lunch and dinner every day? We get it! On average, Americans spend almost 40 minutes a day preparing their meals, with women averaging more than 50 minutes a day.1 It’s no wonder that meal delivery services have gained popularity in the last few years for faster solutions to grocery shopping, food preparation, and even weight loss. In fact, the USDA reports people who opt for ready-made meals could save almost 8 days’ worth of time a year.1 

But unlike most meal delivery subscriptions, Jenny Craig’s program is designed and backed by clinical studies to support healthy weight loss, all with the convenience of a meal delivery service. You’ll enjoy a delicious variety of freshly prepared, simply frozen foods, while moving closer to your goal. 

Ready to simplify your mealtimes and start working toward your weight loss goals? Here’s what sets us apart from other weight loss meal delivery programs:

chef slicing red and yellow peppers for meal prep1. Forget meal prep – we’ve got you covered.

Most meal delivery kits will send you raw ingredients you’ll need to rinse, peel, chop and cook. But our chefs do the cooking for you. Jenny Craig’s food is chef-crafted using premium and wholesome ingredients, so each dish is bursting with fresh flavors. And whether you’re enjoying a Jenny Craig meal, snack or dessert, everything is portioned and prepared to help support your weight loss efforts – no cutting board or stove required.

2. Get the nutrients you need.

Our easy-to-follow food menus are designed by nutritionists to ensure you get exactly what you need to support your weight loss goals. Each day, you’ll enjoy healthy carbohydrates, lean proteins, fruit, dairy and vegetables for the perfect nutritional balance.

And forget about counting calories – our nutritionists do the work for you. By following your menu plan, you’ll be staying on track!

3. Eat a variety of foods. jenny craig meal delivery foods

Just because you’re losing weight doesn’t mean you need to give up the foods you love. Can’t live without Pepperoni Pizza or Triple Chocolate Cheesecake? You won’t have to. With Jenny Craig, you’ll eat six times a day (including a snack of your own) and savor every bite of your entrées, side dishes, snacks, and delicious desserts. From American comfort food classics like Three Cheese Macaroni With Broccoli and Carrots to our delicious Asian-inspired Grilled Chicken Teriyaki Bowl, there’s something for everyone. 

4. Spend less time in the kitchen.

Many meal kits include detailed recipes that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to cook. We know you’re busy, so go ahead, step away from the stove! Jenny Craig meals are carefully flash frozen to preserve the flavor and nutrition of every ingredient, so you’ll get your meal on the table in minutes. Here’s the real question – what will you do with all the time you just saved?

5. Leave the dishes to usMeal-Delivery-Services-Dishes.jpg.

No one has time for a sink full of dirty pots, pans and plates. Jenny Craig meals are conveniently packaged in single-serve recyclable containers, making it easy to for you to heat, eat and go. 

6. Take the guesswork out of weight loss.

Most weight loss meal delivery programs only focus on one thing – the food. Getting to your goal weight takes more than just watching what you eat. Research shows a dedicated support system is the key to successful weight loss.2 When you join Jenny Craig, you’ll be paired with a knowledgeable, trained personal consultant who is there for you when you need support and will help guide you throughout your weight loss journey.

With our delicious food, personalized support and our award-winning program, we’ll give you the tools and real-life skills you’ll need to lose the weight – and learn how to keep it off

Ready to get started? You’re one click away!




[1] https://www.ers.usda.gov/amber-waves/2016/november/americans-spend-an-average-of-37-minutes-a-day-preparing-and-serving-food-and-cleaning-up/

[2] https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2702878

Stephanie Eng-Aponte

bio-photo-stephanie.jpg.eef213ad82f6fc52f4126898595992fc.jpgStephanie Eng-Aponte is a copywriter for Jenny Craig, based in Carlsbad, CA. They’ve focused on writing within the health and wellness space for the last several years, but have dabbled in the tech and environmental industries. Stephanie graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies. Stephanie employs a “eat first, write later” approach to food blogging and enjoys the occasional Oxford comma. Outside of writing, you can find Stephanie photographing a muttley crew of rescue pups, brewing kombucha, or exploring San Diego.


Favorite healthy snack: Green apple slices with sunflower butter.



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Annamarie H - Jenny Craig


2 hours ago, Guest Golfngal said:

But shipping costs are totally outrageous.  Or at least they were.  

Standard shipping starts at $29 and we do offer different programs and specials that include free shipping.  Give us a call at 1-866-706-4042 and we'd be happy to give you more information. 

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I don’t like that you have to stick to a sir iffy menu. There are foods I want to switch out but you offer no guidance on how to choose alternatives.  Not everyone likes every choice on every weekly menu. 

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Annamarie H - Jenny Craig


2 hours ago, Guest Cristina said:

I don’t like that you have to stick to a sir iffy menu. There are foods I want to switch out but you offer no guidance on how to choose alternatives.  Not everyone likes every choice on every weekly menu. 

Hi Cristina.  Our Full Planed Menus are designed to help you maximize your weight loss.  Your Consultant can help you choose alternatives that are nutritionally balanced without impacting the efficacy of the menu.  If you'd like us to schedule a Consultation with your Consultant give us a call at 1-800-536-6922.  Thank you.

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