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The Busy Mom's Guide to Meal Planning for the School Year

As any busy mom knows, getting kids out the door in the morning with a healthy school lunch in tow can take a bit of finesse, especially if you’ve become accustomed to the slower, gentler pace of summer. It also requires some planning and some strategizing — and, yes, some work on the front end — to keep the morning rush a bit less hectic and a touch more streamlined. But it can be done, especially if you’ve got the tools and ideas to create a medley of healthy back-to-school meals.


If you’re wondering how to meal plan now that school is back in session — we’re here to help. Our complete guide to meal planning for the school year will give you the tips you need to create a healthy back-to-school meal plan, including a host of healthy school-lunch ideas and tips for back-to-school meal prep. Read on for all the tips!


Simply Inspired Banana Ice Cream

Cool down with a sweet and creamy frozen treat: banana ice cream! We'll show you how to make chocolate banana ice cream, strawberry banana ice cream and a refreshing green tea banana ice cream. These recipes are dairy-free and have no added sugar, making them the perfect dessert or snack for a hot summer day. 

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Ask an R.D.: How Many Calories a Day Should I Eat To Lose Weight?

Stop us if you’re familiar with this scenario: You’ve tried dieting, but somehow ended up gaining weight instead. You’ve counted calories, but you don’t know how many calories you should be eating. So, how many calories do you really need to lose weight? That depends on several things, says Briana Rodriquez, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Jenny Craig. The calorie intake needed for weight loss has many variables.


The good news is, there are some guidelines you can follow. Read on to discover how many calories you should be eating for weight loss and why you don’t necessarily need to count calories to meet your goals.

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How Smart Snacking Can Boost Your Weight Loss, Plus 9 Healthy Snack Ideas

It’s a common scenario most of us face daily: It’s 3 p.m. — and your stomach starts to growl. The healthy lunch you enjoyed a few hours ago is but a distant memory. You’re ready for a snack. But what should you eat when you’re trying to lose weight? Which healthy snacks are beneficial for weight loss? 


10 Reasons Why You Always Feel Hungry (and Tips to Help You Feel Satisfied)

As virtually anyone who has undertaken a weight loss program knows, hunger can be an unwanted companion as you strive to drop unwanted pounds. Those hunger pangs can persist after you’ve adjusted to your new weight loss regimen, and even if you’re doing everything in your power to soothe them in a healthy way (like drinking all the water). You might even find yourself feeling hungry after eating! What gives?


Here’s How Bianca F. Lost 20 lbs.* Without Missing a Beat as an Orchestra Teacher

*Typical weight loss on the Rapid Results program is 11.6 pounds in the first four weeks and 1-2 pounds per week thereafter. Bianca lost 20 pounds on Rapid Results in 21 weeks. Bianca received promotional consideration. Weight loss current as of April 2019. 


Ever wonder what it’s like to join Jenny Craig? Explore a day in the life of actual Jenny Craig members and read their inspiring stories as we highlight different journeys throughout the year. In their own words, they’ll share their favorite foods, activities and creative tips that help them develop healthier habits and reach their weight loss goals.


Bianca F. is a self-proclaimed “typical 28-year-old” hailing from Long Island, New York, but what she’s accomplished is extraordinary! She lost 20 lbs.* with Jenny Craig and is feeling great! Bianca enjoys going to the beach, hanging out with her friends and family, and playing instruments. Her passion for music isn’t just a hobby: she’s a middle school and high school orchestra teacher and loves her job. After seeing photos of herself as a bridesmaid in her twin brother’s wedding, Bianca knew she wanted to change her lifestyle. And with her sister’s wedding right around the corner, she wanted to look her best as the maid of honor.


Read on for a glimpse into her weight loss journey.

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