Saturday, June 25, 2011

Carrot Fries - Jenny Craig

Okay I got distracted writing that last blog entry and burned my first batch... Which is actually fine because I loved burned things.

I just put them on a plate with some ketchup and they were REALLY crunchy and good.

They were so good that I decided to eat this first batch while I waited for the next batch to cook.

The recipe is very simple. You get some carrots and peel them and then cover them with cooking spray and baked them at 450 degrees for about 45 minutes - check on them and turn them or mix them around half way through if you want to make sure they are cooked evenly. I just used those baby carrots from Trader Joe's because they are already peeled and all I had to do was cut them in half. You want to lay spread them out on the pan so that they aren't on top of each other or anything. If they smell like they might be burning... they're burning, get in there and check on them!

This is the second batch and a perfect example of why you want to check on them which I did not do. If you don't check then some are more burned than others. But once again I have to say I like the black ones better. They're crunchier. The orange ones are just like baked carrots and that's fine but I like the ones with a little black on them.

This last batch turned out to be muy yummy but for me I'd say cook them well done and just keep checking on them every 10 minutes or so and mixing them around and turning them to make them more even.

Another way to lose weight while eating stuff that tastes naughty. Now there are a lot of recipes for all sorts of carrot fries online... one person writes "Lately I've been adding maple flavored extract to them along with the cinnamon and vanilla extract." So you can see there are a variety of seasonings you can use. I've found some cool recipes online and you'll want to adjust them to your diet and use cooking spray instead of oil and stuff if you're on a specific diet. So go to town and let me know what you like to put on your carrot fries?

If you don't have an oil sprayer - get one right now on Amazon - HERE'S THE LINK TO THE ONE I HAVE it will save you tons of calories and time and you'll never run out of cooking spray ever.

For More recipes for carrot fries try these links

Jenny Craig Gourmet - Blog w/Recipe Carrot Fries Recipe

101 Cookbooks Carrot Fries Recipe

Elana's Pantry Carrot Fries Recipe

VegWeb Carrot Fries Recipe

Spiced Carrot Fries

Spicy Carrot Fries

Martha Stewart's Carrot Fries

Crispy Carrot Fries

Orange Zested Roasted Carrot Fries

Cumin Carrot Fries

Tehilla's Spicy Carrot Fries

Baked Carrot Fries

Kitchy Carrot Fries

And don't forget to try Green Bean Fries!


30.8 lbs on Jenny Craig

Okay so I have lost 30.8 lbs... I like to go online and look up things that weight whatever weight I have lost... so this woman posted this before and after photos - the one on the right is after losing 30.8 lbs. (This is not me. She is much braver than I to post a pic like that on the internet.)

In another blog a mother is bragging that her son weighs 30.8 lbs. His mother writes "Roman is 30.8lbs and 36.75" and Isaak is 31.9lbs and 36.5". OVER 3 FEET TALL.....thats crazy!!!!" - so I have lost as much as this entire child here on the right. (I'm just guessing he's the one on the right since he looks smaller than the other one.) I have lost a small twin.

I wish I had some great advice. I'm just doing it. I'm better some days than others. I haven't eaten any bad food in a long time.

I lost some weight before I started Jenny Craig so if you want to go back to my fattest point last year I have lost 53 lbs. total.

That's one big ass fish.

I am still a fatass but I'm working at it. Jenny Craig makes it pretty damn easy. I mean who can't stick to a diet where they lose 30.8 lbs eating fish & chips, Egg McMuffins, pancakes and sausage, fried chicken/mashed potato/cheezy gravy bowls and Oreo cookie cheesecake? It's so easy even a food lovin', exercise hating, lazy, vegetable hating, cranky, 41-year-old woman in the middle of a mid-life crisis can do it.

Today I am going to try to make those carrot fries that all the Jenny Craig people are talking about.

I'll let you know how they are and give you the recipe after I'm done.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

I Have Lost 25 lbs On Jenny Craig

As of today I have officially lost 25lbs on Jenny Craig.

My trial offer, which was FANTASTIC, just ended and I wanted to continue losing weight so I forked out the dough and purchased the premium membership. It's actually a great deal, at Weight Watchers I was paying $10 a week which comes to $520 for the year - I got a YEAR of Jenny Craig, plus a week of food, plus weights, dvd's, videos, wine glasses with a handy measuring line so I know EXACTLY how much 100 calories of wine is all for $511. Way cheaper than Weight Watchers and I got the most expensive program at Jenny Craig so that's telling you something. Also, when I reach my goal... I get back half of what I paid to join the program so I'll be getting about $200 bucks back when I get to within 10 lbs of my goal. That's a pretty darn good deal if you ask me.

I've also made a few changes to my Jenny Craig menu... rather than buying Jenny Craig snacks and desserts I just eat fruit and fudgcicles which are cheaper and less calories...

Also I am getting two 1/2 off coupons that I can give to friends who might want to join Jenny Craig. Do you or someone you know want to try out Jenny Craig? Let me know! It's working for me.

I've already lost about 1/3 of what I need to lose... so I'm 1/3 of the way to my goal. Not bad for 3 short months. The time flies and it feels so much better to be 25lbs lighter at the end of 3 months than to be 10 lbs fatter or whatever. Going down is a good thing... am I right boys? ;)