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Disclosure: I was provided a free trial program and a discount on the Jenny Craig meals. However, the opinions and writing in this post are entirely my own. Results not typical. Members following the Jenny Craig program, on average, lose 1-2 lbs per week.

Today’s post is inspired by a question I received on Facebook about my experience with the Jenny Craig foods.

So Kiley, this one’s for you! Thank you for writing in and I’m so excited for you as you start your own Jenny Journey!! 🙂

 

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I’ve been following the Jenny Craig plan for the greater part of the last year. I’ve tried all the foods, anytime bars, and shakes. I definitely have my very favorites, the one’s I like, and the few I don’t like at all and try to avoid. But overall, I would say I really enjoy about 90% of the Jenny foods.

I have no problem sticking with the pre-planned menus because I love the variety. If there happens to be a menu item listed that I am not a fan of, I just cross it off, and order something else I’d rather have instead.

The only item I really try to avoid is the Grilled Chicken Sandwich. For me, it’s hard to spruce up and I don’t like the texture of the chicken or sandwich. It’s too dry. But I have heard rumors that this item has been revamped and is juicer than it was before. Maybe I should give it another shot?

Here are my favorite Jenny Craig Breakfast menu items:

  • Cranberry Almond Cereal or the Multi-Grain Hoops Cereal w/ fat-free skim milk or unsweetened almond milk
  • Classic Waffles w/ Sugar-free Maple Syrup
  • Egg, Cheese & Turkey Sausage Burrito
  • Turkey Bacon & Egg White Sandwich
  • Blueberry Pancakes & Veggie Sausage w/ Sugar-free Maple Syrup

Favorite Jenny Craig Lunch items:

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  • Loaded Baked Potato or Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Potato
  • Cheesy Potatoes & Chicken
  • Stuffed Pizza Bites
  • Southwest Chicken Fajita Bowl
  • Turkey Burger or the Beef & Cheese Slider
  • Swedish Meatballs

Favorite Jenny Craig Dinner items:

  • Kung Pao Beef
  • Meat Loaf & Barbecue Sauce
  • White Fish & Mushroom Risotto
  • Chicken Pot Pie
  • Italian Style Pasta Bake
  • Chicken Pesto Pasta

Favorite Jenny Craig Meatless items:

  • Macaroni & Cheese
  • Roasted Vegetable Lasagna
  • Three Cheese Ziti Marina

Favorite Jenny Craig Snacks/Desserts:

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  • Cheese Curls
  • Kettle Corn or White Cheddar Popcorn
  • Lemon Cooler Cookies
  • S’mores Bar
  • Yogurt Dream Bar
  • Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake or Red Velvet Cupcake
  • Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Lemon Cake
  • Chocolate Lava Cake

Favorite Jenny Craig Anytime Bars/Shakes:

  • Peanut Butter Crunch Bar
  • Cookie Dough Bar
  • Chocolate Dream Shake or Vanilla Cream Shake

You can take a look at all of the Jenny Craig menu items here.

They really have SO many enticing options to fit whatever your food preferences may be.

The Microwave vs. Toaster Oven Difference

 

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Recently, my husband surprised me with a toaster oven just for cooking my Jenny Craig items. I have to say it makes a great difference with the taste of some of the menu items! Obviously, the microwave is great for when you are on the go or in a hurry but when you have the extra time to slow cook your meals, the toaster oven really helps create some healthy meal-time magic.

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Take for example, the JC pizzas – I will only eat them now if I can cook them in my toaster oven… They are just soooo much better! They come out cheesy, crispy, and so delicious. See what I mean? Paired with a side salad – it’s the perfect lunch!

If you don’t have one already, I highly recommend getting a toaster oven from your local Bed, Bath, and Beyond – and be sure to use a coupon! It’s definitely worth the investment when it comes to bettering the taste and textures of your Jenny foods. Of course, you can always use your regular size oven, too.

If you’re wondering, Jenny Craig provides all of the oven cooking instructions on their members-only website but on the boxes of foods – you’ll only see the microwave instructions.

 

For those of you who are also on a Jenny Journey, what are your favorite Jenny Craig items?

Have you tried cooking your meals with a toaster oven? Notice the difference?

What are your favorite ways to “volumize” your meals?

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