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Sweeten Your Menu with a Serving of Grapefruit

By Ali Struhs
April 14, 2015

The bright, citrusy flavor of grapefruit is a refreshing treat when you’re craving something tart and sweet. Loaded with vitamin C, fiber, and potassium, eating grapefruit could even lower your cholesterol, possibly thanks to antioxidants found in the pink fruit. Because grapefruit can be eaten like an orange or spooned out of the rind, it’s an easy snack to incorporate into your diet. Here are four ways to include grapefruit in your Jenny Craig menu.

Whether you choose to wake up with a bowl of one of Jenny Craig’s cereals, like Maple Almond Crunch cereal, or something a little sweeter, such as Cinnamon Swirl French Toast or Blueberry Pancakes and Veggie Sausage, include ½ of a juicy pink grapefruit with your breakfast for a boost of antioxidants.

Because grapefruit also contains fiber, eating this fruit between meals as a snack is healthy option to satisfy hunger pangs. Add a Yogurt Dream Bar, which has 10 percent of your daily value of protein, and you’ll have enough energy to make it to lunch or dinner without derailing your daily plan.

Many of the Jenny Craig entrees, like Chicken Fettucine, are easily paired with a fresh garden salad for a complete meal. To change up your average green salad, try tossing juicy grapefruit wedges in a spinach salad with earthy mushrooms and Jenny Craig’s light balsamic salad dressing.

Garnish for dessert
Grapefruit can even be included with your dessert. Indulge in the smooth taste of Key Lime Pie or the decadent and rich Chocolate Cakes and add sliced grapefruit on the side.

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