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

By Jenny Craig

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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 out our Jenny Craig Florentine Breakfast Pizzas. Spinach is fantastic!”

-Darcie Anderson

Soup

“The word nutrition comes from the Latin word “nutrir” which means to “nourish”. As a nutritionist, I empower people to nourish their health and well-being. I think of one the most body and soul-nourishing foods is soup. A bowl of soup is built on a warm base of mineral-rich broth, brimming with a seasonal array of vitamin-packed vegetables and liberally seasoned with a mix of fresh herbs and flavorful spices that are long-known for their health-promoting properties.”

-Lisa Talamini

Apple

“Living up to the ‘keep the doctor away’ reputation, I would be an apple. Apples come in beautiful shades of red, pink, green and even golden yellow.  They are a good source of phytonutrients, antioxidants, vitamin C and fiber.

One medium apple contains about 4 grams of filling fiber, which is a great thing! High-fiber foods are, by nature, just plain satisfying. They’re hearty and filling and since they’re metabolized more slowly than low-fiber foods, they tend to help us feel full longer.”

 

Apples are the ideal on-the-go low-calorie snack.  If you have more time, try this healthy pie-like treat:

1.       Chop up a medium apple

2.       Sprinkle with allspice and cinnamon

3.       Pop it in the microwave for 1 and a 1/2 minutes

4.       If you like it even sweeter, top it with a drizzle of Jenny Craig’s Breakfast Syrup.

 

-Monica Ropar

 

 

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