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Simply Inspired Chilaquiles

A delicious and easy way to enjoy your Jenny Craig Blue Corn Tortilla Chips. 1 cup per serving, makes 2 cups.   Ingredients:  1 bag Jenny Craig Blue Corn Tortilla Chips ½ cup of your favorite salsa verde Cilantro, chopped 1 tablespoon fat-free queso fresco or fat-free sour cream* Instructions:  Bring salsa to a boil in small pan.  Add in Jenny Craig Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and stir until consistency reaches the desired softness.  Top with queso fresco/sour cream and cilantro. Enjoy!   If you are on the Jenny Craig program, use the guide below when considering your other meals for the day. Check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track!   Jenny Craig Blue Corn Tortilla Chips (1 starch, 1.5 fat) Salsa verde (Fresh & Free Addition) Cilantro (Fresh & Free Addition) Fat-free queso fresco or fat-free sour cream* (1 limited food)   *Limited Items available on Classic Program.
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Simply Inspired Mashed Cauliflower

Try this Mashed Cauliflower recipe for a healthy alternative to a dinner classic!  Ingredients: 1 head cauliflower 3 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground pepper Chives, chopped Instructions: Cut cauliflower into florets. Place in 1 inch of water in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook covered 10-12 minutes until soft. Drain. Combine cauliflower, olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper in food processor and puree until almost smooth. Garnish with chives. Enjoy!   If you are on the Jenny Craig program, use the guide below when considering your other meals for the day. Check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track!   Cauliflower (Fresh & Free Addition) Garlic (Fresh & Free Addition) Olive oil (limited food) Salt (Fresh & Free Addition) Ground pepper (Fresh & Free Addition) Chives (Fresh & Free Addition)  
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Healthy For The Holidays – Black Forest Brownie

Introducing another one of our #HolidayHacks: a Black Forest Brownie recipe! Now you can satisfy your sweet tooth while focusing your health goals. Ingredients:    Jenny Craig Chocolate Walnut Brownie 1 tbsp. raspberry preserves*  3 fresh cherries, pitted and sliced  2 tbsp. whipped topping*  1 ½ tsp. sugar-free chocolate syrup*  Optional: mint for garnish Instructions:    Slice Jenny Craig Chocolate Walnut Brownie in half lengthwise evenly into layers.  Spread 1 tbsp. of raspberry preserves on the bottom half of brownie.  Lay fresh cherries on raspberry preserves.  Replace top of brownie.  Spread 2 tbsp. of whipped topping on brownie.  Drizzle with 1 ½ tsp. of sugar-free chocolate syrup.  Optional: Garnish with mint and cherry slice.  Enjoy!    If you are on the Jenny Craig program, use the guide below when considering your other meals for the day. Check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track!   Chocolate Walnut Brownie (2 starches, 1 fat) Raspberry preserves (1 limited food) Cherries (1/4 fruit) Whipped topping (1 limited food) Sugar-free chocolate syrup (1 limited food) Mint (Fresh & Free Addition)   *Limited Items available on Classic Program.
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These 5-Minute Healthy Side Dishes are Perfect for Your Next Family Dinner

Need a quick way to include more veggies on your plate? Try one of these tasty ideas that take five minutes or less to make. Whip up a serving for yourself or triple the recipe to feed your family — they’re great for bringing to potlucks, parties or including in your holiday spread. An added bonus: All of them keep well in the fridge if you make extras — so can have a healthy side prepped to pair with your lunch the following day.    For Jenny Craig members, all the ingredients are on the Fresh & Free Additions list, so you can enjoy knowing each bite is packed with nutrients and low in calories. Bon appétit!  Colorful Broccoli Slaw The next time you’re at the supermarket — grab a package of broccoli slaw in the produce section to make this simple and colorful recipe. Not only is broccoli slaw packed with vitamin A and C, it also contains calcium and iron, all of which are great for bone health. 1,2 If you want to add even more greens to your meal, use butter lettuce to make “tacos” with this as the filling.   1 cup broccoli slaw  ¼ cup chopped yellow pepper 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro  1 teaspoon lime juice  1 teaspoon olive oil, optional  Dash of hot sauce, optional    Cooking instructions: Put slaw, peppers and cilantro in a bowl. Squeeze lime juice and toss with a touch of olive oil and hot sauce, if using.  Super ’Shroom Sauté Not only is this dish delicious, but mushrooms are chock-full of antioxidants, which can protect your body against oxidative stress.3 Oxidative stress is believed to be one of the factors responsible for a host of health concerns including cancer, and cardiovascular disease, among others.3   Choose pre-sliced mushrooms, such as baby portabellas or button mushrooms, so you can save yourself the prep work. You can use this as a salad topping with a hearty green like kale. Prep the kale by removing the leaves from the stems. Tear the kale leaves into bite-sized pieces and spritz them with some olive oil spray, massaging it with your hands to make it softer. The sauté mixed with the kale is an ideal warm salad for a cold day.   1 cup sliced mushrooms 1-2 tablespoons sliced shallots Cooking spray (use sparingly)  1 tablespoon chopped basil    Cooking instructions: Warm skillet over medium heat. Add sliced mushroom and shallots, and spray lightly with cooking oil. Cook thoroughly and toss in basil.   Gingery Cucumber Slices Cucumbers are not only great for snacking, but they’re also the perfect veggie to use as a base for a healthy side dish. Plus, they’re extremely low in calories and hydrating.4 The other star of this recipe, ginger, has been shown to potentially reduce pain in people with osteoarthritis.5   Check the Asian food section of your grocery store to find a jar of pickled ginger. Pickled ginger makes this dish bright and flavorful — and one tablespoon comes in at only 20 calories.6 To make a bigger salad, add arugula. The greens are tempered by the cucumbers and sweet and zingy ginger.   1 cup cucumber slices  1 teaspoon chopped pickled ginger 1 teaspoon lemon or lime juice  1 teaspoon olive oil, optional   Cooking instructions: Toss cucumber slices and small pieces of ginger together. Squeeze lemon or lime juice on top and a small amount of olive oil, if using. Toss gently to mix and refrigerate or let sit at room temperature before serving. Green Savory Stir-Fry The variety of nutrients contained in bok choy, such as potassium, vitamin C and B-6, can all help to maintain a healthy heart.7 What’s more, this cruciferous veggie is a great source of fiber, which can support your weight loss goals by helping you feel satisfied.8   One of the best things about stir-fry is how quickly it cooks. Bok choy is the only ingredient you’ll need to chop, which makes your prep work a breeze! At first, it may seem like you’re using too much bok choy, but don’t worry, it’ll cook down quickly. Feel free to add other veggies you may have on hand, like the broccoli slaw and mushrooms from the other recipes, or serve this on a bed of baby spinach for a warm and wonderful salad.   ½ tablespoon sesame oil 1 small head bok choy, washed and chopped (about 1 ½ cups) 5-10 snow peas 1-2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional   Cooking instructions: Heat a small amount of sesame oil in a wok. Add bok choy and snow peas and toss. Sprinkle with soy sauce and red pepper flakes, if you want a little heat. Toss till cooked through.   We hope you enjoy one or all of these healthy, quick side dishes! For more delicious recipes and personalized support during your weight loss journey, contact Jenny Craig to book your free appointment with a consultant today.     Sources: [1] https://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/custom/1071173/2 <br> [2] http://www.berkeleywellness.com/healthy-eating/nutrition/article/diet-and-supplements-bone-health <br> [3] https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/11/171109100409.htm [4] https://www.livescience.com/51000-cucumber-nutrition.html <br> [5] https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S106345841401276X <br> [6] https://bit.ly/2TkQs3D <br> [7] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/280948.php <br> [8] https://www.verywellfit.com/carb-information-for-bok-choy-2241765 <br>  
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Holiday Hacks – Salisbury Shepherd’s Pie

Celebrate the fall season with our #HolidayHacks! Try our hearty & healthy Salisbury Shepherd’s Pie recipe. Let us know what you think! Ingredients:  1 package Jenny Craig Cheddar Cheese Crisps (crumbled) Jenny Craig Salisbury Steak 1 cup cauliflower  2 tablespoons low sodium chicken broth  1/8 teaspoon garlic powder  1/8 teaspoon salt  1/8 teaspoon pepper  2 tablespoons of diced onions  5 mushrooms (diced)  ½ cup mixed frozen vegetables (thawed) ¼ teaspoon dried sage ¼ teaspoon dried rosemary ¼ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon ketchup  ½ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce  ¼ cup low sodium chicken broth  ½ teaspoon parsley  Nonstick cooking spray Instructions:  Microwave Jenny Craig Salisbury Steak for 3 minutes.  In a bowl, mix 1 cup of cauliflower with potatoes from entrée. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes or until tender.  Mash cauliflower and potatoes with 2 tablespoons of chicken broth and 1/8 teaspoon each of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.  Crumble Salisbury Steak with a fork. Place in a pan sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Add diced onions, mushrooms, thawed vegetables, dried sage, rosemary, and thyme, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, ¼ cup chicken broth, and vegetables from entrée.  Sauté for 5 minutes. Place filling into a 6” ramekin.  Top with cauliflower mash. Sprinkle with crumbled Jenny Craig Cheddar Cheese Crisps and ½ teaspoon of parsley.  Broil on low for approximately 2 minutes or until top is golden.  Enjoy!    If you are on the Jenny Craig program, use the guide below when considering your other meals for the day. Check with your consultant before making any swaps or changes to your plan to ensure you stay on track! <br>Salisbury Steak (1 starch, ½ vegetable, 2 protein, 1½ fat)  <br>Cheddar Cheeses Crisps (1 starch, 1 fat) <br>Frozen Vegetables and Vegetables from Entrée (2 vegetables)  <br>Cauliflower, Onions, Mushrooms Sage, Rosemary, Thyme, Worcestershire Sauce, Parsley (7 Fresh & Free Additions)  <br>Ketchup (1 limited food)  
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Simply Inspired: Chicken Marsala with Zoodles

Dress up our delicious Chicken Marsala with some fresh and free additions, placed on top a bed of yellow squash zoodles for a satisfying meal.   Ingredients 1 prepared Jenny Craig Chicken Marsala 1/3 cup tomatoes (diced) 1/3 cup red onion (diced) ½ cup squash (spiralized) Green scallions Lemon zest Ground pepper Fresh parsley chopped Instructions Create your zoodle base by sautéing your tomatoes, onion, and squash until soft. While cooking, season with the lemon and pepper. Top with the prepared Jenny Craig Chicken Marsala Garnish with green onions and chopped parsley and enjoy!