A common myth when starting a weight loss plan is thinking you’ll have to eat significantly less food to lose weight. While this is true in terms of the kilojoules you consume, it doesn’t mean you have to eat a smaller volume of food. Non-starchy vegetables are great to help add volume to your meals and they are low in kilojoules, a serve is approximately equal to or less than 100kJ!
At Jenny Craig, we have developed an array of healthy non-starchy vegetable recipes to help support our clients through their weight loss journey. Here are some of our favourite recipes to support you in your weight loss journey:
Cauliflower is such a versatile vegetable, which is especially great for roasting. Our crispy roasted cauliflower is seasoned with garlic and onion powder, turmeric and pepper.
What’s great about this recipe is you can get creative and try a different combination of herbs and spices for a new flavour profile.
Salads are great and refreshing in warmer weather, however, in the cooler months you may be more inclined to opt for a hot side.
Our grilled zucchini, tomato and onion is a great option for a warm salad. Finish with a drizzle of balsamic vinegar or serve as is alongside your Jenny Craig lunch or dinner.
Winter Soup Ideas
Developed by one of our weight loss coaches, Marly, this soup is a blend of celeriac, onion, broccoli and spinach, topped with crispy fried mushrooms. Celeriac is a hidden gem in the vegetable family!
While it may not look the most pleasing to the eye, it is easy to grow, store and cook with. What you might not know is, celeriac is the root of a celery plant. It has an earthy taste, with only a hint of celery flavour!
Another hearty soup to try this winter is the Miso Vegetable Soup. Packed full of carrot, onion, mushrooms, snow peas, and flavoured with garlic, ginger, and miso paste.
If you don’t have fresh ginger or garlic on hand, try substituting for a ginger or garlic paste, both easy to find in the supermarket.
If you’re on the Jenny Craig program, speak to your Personal Coach about how you can incorporate this recipe into your personal menu plan.