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Salad Creativity Techniques with Jenny Craig Fresh and Free

by Nellie

Salad Creativity Fun & Jenny Craig Fresh and Free Menu!

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This post was sponsored by Jenny Craig as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central, and all opinions expressed are my own.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending a fun and delish event downtown Manhattan at the International Culinary Institute downtown Manhattan. Jenny Craig has a ton of new flavors and meal choices on their Jenny Craig Fresh and Free menu and we were invited to sample them all while learning new ways to make fresh vegetables not only fun but super tasty as well.

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What is Jenny Craig?

Members of the Jenny Craig meal program eat 6 times a day (3 main meals with 3 snacks) and follow customized programs including nearly 100 delicious menu items Members add in their own fruits, vegetables and dairy for balance and variety (which is why we were learning new salad techniques!). Plus members learn how to combine yummy Jenny Craig Meals and Snacks with Fresh & Free Additions that are rich in water and fiber to keep them feeling full longer with less calories.

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I personally love a good event that allows me to get hands on with my food. We heard lots of tips and tricks to make veggies pretty on the plate including the popular method of spirulizing and using a vegetable peeler to “ribbon” carrots instead of chopping and slicing. We were able to try these techniques and honestly I just wanted to zest the lemon all day because the smell of fresh citrus makes my heart smile!

My friend Lia from GetFitDiva.com posing with her freshly made salad ;)

My friend Lia from GetFitDiva.com posing with her freshly made salad 😉

Jenny Craig Fresh and Free Additions

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The new program allows you to increase your portions of nonstarchy vegetables such as salad greens, tomatoes, broccoli and peppers into your current meals.
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There are some great tips to doing well on the plan, this includes:
• Choosing whole fruits with peels more often than dried fruits or fruit juices to maximize fiber and fullness. Also, sticking with foods that have high water content without any fat.
• Having a soup or salad before meals to help you keep full and satisfied sooner.
• Choosing lean meats when going out to dinner!
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Next it was time for dinner! We were able to try some of the new dishes in the Jenny Craig line and some old favorites too. Here is what was on the menu:

  • Butternut Squash Ravioli
  • Chicken Street Tacos
  • Chicken Wrap with BBQ Sauce
  • Fiesta Chicken & Rice
  • Garden Vegetable Frittata
  • Romano Pasta with Chicken
  • Szechuan Chicken

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The food was pretty good! The pizza was awesome, and the lemon cake was really good too. Jenny Craig sent us some dishes to try at home and my hubby couldn’t stop raving about the chicken street tacos. The butternut squash is really tasty and hit the spot as well.

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How do you get creative with your salads?

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12 comments

Janine Huldie September 6, 2016 - 6:58 am

I am with your husband, those chicken street tacos look to die for and would love to try, too!! 🙂

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Leslie September 6, 2016 - 11:21 am

Mmmm. I love a good salad. They’re about so much more than greens and shredded carrots. Warm vegetables are a great way to mix up the flavors and really make it interesting. I’ll need all these tips to help get rid of the last of the baby weight this fall. We have a wedding to go to in just about 5 weeks…yikes! 😀

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Nellie September 8, 2016 - 9:58 pm

Yes love these tips too!! I’m sure you will be gorgeous at the wedding!

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kita bryant September 6, 2016 - 12:19 pm

Now you know I love a good salad. I think I will get some for lunch today now that you mentioned it!

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Nellie September 8, 2016 - 9:50 pm

I hope it was yummy!

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Tamara September 6, 2016 - 1:53 pm

Why.. do I read these posts before lunch? I don’t know. Creative salads are my jam. I NEED all of this.

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Nellie September 8, 2016 - 9:50 pm

haha I know what you mean, these blogs just have my tummy all hungry all the time lol

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Danielle September 6, 2016 - 2:40 pm

I love using my spiralizer or roasting vegetables to make my salads more fun. Trying and making new dips – like hummus flavours or babaganoush – is a great way to switch up dressing too!

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Nellie September 8, 2016 - 9:49 pm

Isn’t the spirulizer SO much fun? It almost makes veggies too pretty to eat. LOVE hummus!

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Joi September 6, 2016 - 7:11 pm

I’m not very creative with my salads but they do turn out pretty good. That is an amazing event to have attended. I was just introduced to butter nut squash this year. Butter nut squash ravioli sounds amazing!

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Nellie September 8, 2016 - 9:48 pm

I love the butternut squash too, I’ve yet to try to make it myself. I need to though!

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Nicole September 12, 2016 - 9:58 pm

Looks like a fun event! I often follow the tip of eating salad or soup before dinner when out. First off, I love getting my veggies in with soup/salad, and secondly, it definitely fills me up a bit so that I’m not starving by the time my heavier dinner comes out. I almost always bring half of my dinner home, so it’s a win all around!

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