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If Jenny Craig Nutrition Experts Were One Food, What Would It Be?

We all have our favorite foods. However, if you were a food what would you be and why? We asked a few Jenny Craig nutrition experts to share the one versatile and delicious food they would be and what they love about it. Spinach “This gorgeous green leaf is nutritious, but also delicious.  It is low in calories and high in nutrients. Spinach tastes great crunchy— think baked veggie chips, or soft such as a warm spinach and mushroom salad.  Spinach works with any meal occasion; check ou
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‘Don’t be Blue’ April Mocktail

Ingredients: -          ½ cup blueberries -          15-20 mint leaves -          2 tsp fresh lime juice -          1 slice of lime -          2/3 cup sparkling water -          ½ cup ice   Exchange: ½ fruit exchange   Directions: 1.       Gather all needed materials: 1 cup, and 1 shaker 2.       Muddle the blueberries in a cup, then pour into shaker. 3.       Muddle the mint leaves in a cup, then pour into shaker with the blu
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Sneakiest Items Loaded with Calories to Watch For

If you’re looking to watch what you eat or haven’t joined the Jenny Craig program, these sneaky foods can be derailing your diet. A snack here and there, a quick, on-the-go breakfast and a can of soda seem harmless, but these items are potential calorie bombs and can really add up fast. Check out these five sneaky items loaded with calories that could be hurting your weight loss and some suggestions for healthier alternatives. Soda An obvious, but notorious cause of weight gain. That’s
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Mocktail of the Month: Coconut Cucumber Cooler

Just in time for spring! This Coconut Cucumber Cooler is alcohol-free and a refreshing beverage that will make you feel like you’re relaxing on a tropical beach.  Ingredients ½ cup coconut water 2 tsp. lime juice 5-6 mint leaves 4-5 thinly sliced cucumbers 1 splash of sparkling water 1 tsp. coconut extract  ½ cup of ice   Directions 1.    Muddle mint leaves and cucumbers in coconut water 2.    Let beverage chill for 1 hour 3.    Add lime juice, sparkling water
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Hangry: Why Do I Get Hungry & Angry?

What Does Hangry Mean? “Hangry” or “Hanger” is a phrase used when one can trace their anger back to their state of hunger. But why does being hangry happen in the first place? Scientists traced the “hangry response” to two things: low blood sugar level (glucose) and increased levels of “fight or flight” hormones.   Why Do I Get Hangry? Skipping meals or delaying eating for too long can lead to a reduced delivery of blood glucose to the brain, a perceived “danger” that stimulates t
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Do's & Don'ts for Storing Fresh Fruits & Vegetables

Are you tired of throwing away expensive fruits and vegetables because they spoiled after a few days? Fruits and vegetables are essential to a healthy diet and successful weight loss, so don’t let money well spent end up in the trash! Storing your produce correctly will not only save you money, but you’ll have nutritious items at the ready for when you need a healthy snack. Here are the dos and don’ts of keeping produce.   Do: Keep your tomatoes out in the fruit basket. Putting tomatoe
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