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Remix Your Salad: 3 Healthy Salad Recipes Without Lettuce

Are you tired of making the same old salad? If you’re sick of using the same ingredients (we’re looking at you, lettuce), we hear you. But guess what? You don’t need leafy greens to make a nutritious side dish. In fact, omitting lettuce altogether won’t just change up your typical salad bowl, it may even help you incorporate new and delicious vegetables into your diet.


We’ve compiled three healthy, delicious salad recipes that are easy to toss together — and that don’t require any lettuce. Add some lean protein on top to make any of them a complete meal, or pair one with your main course for the perfect side dish.


An added bonus: Each one of these recipes contains a wealth of non-starchy vegetables, which are excellent sources of dietary fiber. As Jenny Craig’s registered dietitian, Briana Rodriquez, explains, fiber is important in a few ways. First, eating enough dietary fiber can benefit your gastrointestinal health by helping to move food through your digestive system.1 Second, dietary fiber can help lower your LDL cholesterol levels, known as the “bad” type of cholesterol.1 Finally, the fiber found in vegetables helps you feel fuller on fewer calories, making these recipes great choices to support your weight-loss goals.


Pro tip: Wash your veggies and dry them well before putting them in the fridge. You’ll be one step closer to a quick and healthy salad, no lettuce required!


If you’re following a Jenny Craig program, most of these items can be found on the Fresh & Free Additions list. Bon appétit!


Amy R. Made Self-Care a Priority and Lost 40 lbs.*

*Weight loss on Classic Program. Members following our program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs. per week. Received promotional consideration.

Age 46, Fairfield, CT, Accountant, Mother of two children 

“I have never felt more happy and confident.”

Amy R., lost 40 lbs.* with Jenny Craig. Her inspirational story was featured on Family Circle!

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What's the Difference Between HDL and LDL Cholesterol?

If you’re confused by all the talk about “good” and “bad” cholesterol, you’re not alone. After all, the term ‘cholesterol’ tends to have a negative connotation – who knew there were different types? And how can one be “good” for you, and the other one “bad?”


We’re here to give you the facts about how HDL (the good type) and LDL (the bad one) affect your health, along with ways to make sure you’re in the right range for both – and what to do if you’re not. Read on for our complete guide.

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The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Are you looking for a total body workout that is low-impact and requires minimal equipment? We’ve got good news: Yoga checks all the boxes. And don’t worry, yoga isn’t just for ultra-flexible people: This versatile workout can be enjoyed by people of all ages and experience levels, and it can be adjusted to accommodate health concerns and injuries. Maybe that’s why more than 36 million people choose to participate in some form of this ancient practice.1


In addition to being a relaxing activity and a great form of exercise, yoga may also provide a plethora of health benefits. Studies indicate that incorporating yoga into your lifestyle may help reduce anxiety, stress2 and low back pain,3 and may even support your cognitive health.4


Not sure how to get started? Here’s what you need to know before your first yoga class!

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7 Signs You're More Stressed Than You Realize

Your alarm is going off for the third time, but you can’t seem to get out of bed. Lately, you haven’t been able to sleep through the night and find yourself feeling rundown and sluggish. If you can relate to this scenario — it may be more than a case of the Mondays — you could be experiencing physical symptoms of stress.  


Stress doesn’t only affect your brain — it can also manifest itself physically and impact the rest of your body. Common signs of stress and anxiety, like a racing heart or sweaty palms, are natural physical symptoms of stress, according to the American Psychological Association.1 While not all stress is a bad thing (like before a job interview or the start of a 5K race), other types of stress and anxiety can take a toll on your overall health without you even realizing what might be causing them. Scan this stress symptoms checklist to see if you’re experiencing any of these, and use our simple tips to help you unwind!

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Celebrate National Women’s Health Week With These 5 Healthy Tips

We get it: sometimes, life gets in the way of prioritizing your healthy habits. If you feel like you’ve been putting your health on the back burner, now’s a great time to reprioritize (because you deserve to feel your best!). From May 12 to May 18, it’s National Women’s Health Week — the perfect opportunity to commit to building positive habits. 


Not sure where to begin? No problem! Our complete guide will give you the tips and info you need — starting today — to help set you on the path to health and wellness

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