11/18/15 Katie's Healthy Eating Journal: Friday

by Katie (Jenny Craig 2009 Poster Girl) 18. November 2014 19:09

My son is crazy for fruit!  He has literally been eating us out of house and home with his love of fruit.  This is a good thing but all he wants to eat now is fruit.  I literally have to get him to eat a few bites of other foods and then use fruit as his "dessert."   I buy a ton of fruit but by the end of the week I start to run out or it begins to go bad since it's fresh.  I have a few cans of fruit in 100% fruit juice that I use as backup towards the end of the week.  But, the big question is canned/frozen or fresh?  Obviously my answer is going to be fresh but if you run into problems such as mine it's better to get your fruit in for the day than none at all.  What should you watch for?  Jenny Craig recommends making sure frozen fruits don't have added sugar and canned is packed in water or pure fruit juice.  Fruit cups are an excellent way to really make sure you're getting the correct portion size.  I totally understand that sometimes when you're on the "go" you need something quick and easy.  Fruit cups are usually simple and no added sugar is what you should be looking for.  Add your own cinnamon if you like cinnamon applesauce.

Breakfast -

1/4 cup pumpkin oatmeal

1 slice of 40 calorie sugar-free bread with 2 egg whites (this plus the oatmeal serving equals one meat and a 1 1/2 starches)

Banana

1 cup coffee with 2 tsp. fat-free creamer

Snack -

JC Anytime Bar

Lunch -

JC Personal Pizza

Carrots

Snack -

Apple

Dinner -

JC Spaghetti and Meatballs

Broccoli with 1 tbsp. margarine

Snack -

JC Key Lime Pie with 2 tsp. fat-free Cool Whip

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