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10 Amazing Foods You Won't Believe Are Jenny Craig

by
author image Michelle Spencer
Michelle Spencer is a writer, music addict, and fitness devotee. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, she moved to L.A. in 2007 and has tried nearly every type of Crunch workout class – from Pound™ and 2FLY to Jillian Michaels’ Bodyshred and Diesel. (Running, weights, yoga, and spin are her staples.) She has also written for Thrillist, Brobible/Guyism, and Dame.

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10 Amazing Foods You Won't Believe Are Jenny Craig
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Tired of dieting alone? We’ve partnered with Jenny Craig to provide you with all the support and fully-prepared, portioned meals you need to create lasting healthy habits.

When you want to get healthy and lose weight, it seems like all of your favorite foods are off-limits. You might try sticking to a diet of low-cal, low-fat, low-sugar (and low-flavor!) meals, but this bland existence is enough to make anyone crack. Plus, who has the time for all of that grocery shopping, measuring, counting and cooking? Thankfully, Jenny Craig® understands your plight. That's why the weight loss company has come up with a vast menu of fast, fully-prepared meals that taste amazing and take the guesswork out of portion size and counting calories. Sound too good to be true? Feast your eyes on 10 indulgent Jenny Craig foods that can actually help you slim down.

1. Cinnamon Rolls
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1 CINNAMON ROLLS

Any food item with "rolls" in its name might not seem ideal for weight loss. But at 190 calories and with 7 grams of protein, 3 grams of fiber and only 4 grams of fat for two, these cinnamon-swirled rolls are the exception. Sweet, delectable and drizzled with icing, Jenny Craig's Cinnamon Rolls taste good enough to give their more calorie-laden counterparts some serious competition.

2. Pepperoni Pizza
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2 PEPPERONI PIZZA

Jenny Craig has mastered the difficult art of making a mouthwateringly-good frozen pizza. The Pepperoni Pizza features tangy tomato sauce, reduced-fat provolone/part-skim mozzarella cheese combo, slightly spicy pepperoni, and a mix of garlic, basil and paprika, atop a thin, crispy crust. Best of all, the two flavorful slices are 210 calories.

3. Triple Chocolate Cheesecake
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3 TRIPLE CHOCOLATE CHEESECAKE

We hope you saved room for dessert! Jenny Craig's Triple Chocolate Cheesecake not only looks like something you'd see at a European bakery but also tastes like it was prepared by a top pastry chef – in your home, just for you. When you take your first creamy cheesecake bite – topped with the dark chocolate drizzle and mini chocolate chips – you'll be blown away by how good this Triple Chocolate Cheesecake is. You may even check the package again: Yes, this IS Jenny Craig. Believe it.

4. Chicken Street Tacos
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4 CHICKEN STREET TACOS

Just like you'd find at your favorite taqueria, Jenny Craig's Chicken Street Tacos consist of tender white-meat chicken, roasted yellow corn, onions and red bell peppers nestled in double-wrapped corn tortillas. While these are taco essentials, it's the mesquite-flavored, slightly garlic-y chipotle adobo sauce that makes these Chicken Street Tacos truly amazing.

5. Vanilla Buttercream Cupcake
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5 VANILLA BUTTERCREAM CUPCAKE

Yet another one to add to the "I Can't Believe This Is Jenny Craig" list. This moist yellow cupcake with buttercream frosting (that's not overly sweet) and candy pastel sprinkles on top looks deliciously festive – like a special treat you'd enjoy on your birthday. But because it's only 140 calories, you can enjoy it any day you want.

6. Chicken Fettuccine
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6 CHICKEN FETTUCCINE

Jenny Craig's Chicken Fettuccine is legit: This rich pasta features creamy Alfredo sauce and parmesan cheese, with tender pieces of white chicken covering perfectly textured fettuccine noodles. You can even mix in some broccoli for some extra pizzazz. It's so good, you may even feel slightly guilty. Don't. One meal is 260 calories, with 17 grams of protein and 6 grams of fat.

7. Chocolate Lava Cake
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7 CHOCOLATE LAVA CAKE

There's just something about chocolate lava cake that's enough to make you say, "to hell with losing weight!" But with Jenny Craig's version, you don't have to ditch your diet to indulge. You just might say, you can have your [lava] cake and eat it, too. This decadent Chocolate Lava Cake with a gooey, warm center has 150 calories and 3.5 grams of fat. How is this delicious dessert even part of a weight loss plan?! Mind-blowing.

8. Chicken Pot Pie
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8 CHICKEN POT PIE

This ultimate comfort food can typically run upwards of 600 calories, with some 35 grams of fat. Jenny Craig's Chicken Pot Pie – featuring juicy white meat chicken, smothered in a delicious gravy with just the right amount of spices, carrots and peas – manages to deliver the same amount of flavor, minus the extra calories. The crust is only on top – so you can enjoy the texture and flavor without the added calories and fat of a full-on "pie." Best of all, this hearty, satisfying meal is 250 calories.

9. Blueberry Pancakes and Sausage
Jenny Craig blueberry pancakes and sausage

9 BLUEBERRY PANCAKES AND SAUSAGE

It's important that your first meal of the day be satisfying, and Jenny Craig delivers with their two-whole wheat blueberry pancakes, side of real blueberries and spicy chicken sausages. Add Jenny Craig's Breakfast Syrup, which is a "Limited Free Food" item, to bring out the sweet even more. (According to Jenny Craig's program, you can have up to three servings of "Limited Free Food" items a day,) Sure, pancakes may be a breakfast food, but we'd be happy to eat this dish any time of day.

10. Classic Cheeseburger
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10 CLASSIC CHEESEBURGER

If you're a cheeseburger minimalist (i.e. just a whole grain bun, flame broiled beef patty, and American cheese), Jenny Craig's tasty Classic Cheeseburger does the trick. It's only 280 calories, so you can enjoy it guilt-free. Want to throw some pickles, onions, lettuce and tomatoes on top of it? Go ahead. According to Jenny Craig's list of "Fresh and Free Additions," those burger garnishes can be enjoyed in moderate amounts without adding extra calories. And if you simply can't eat a burger without ketchup, a tablespoon-sized squirt is one serving of a "Limited Free Food."

11. What Do YOU Think?
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11 WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Surprised that these meals are actually good for you? Which one are you most excited to try? Leave a comment below to share with the LIVESTRONG.COM audience.

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