Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner has revealed that she has her meals delivered to her door because of her “busy” schedule.
The 55-year-old reality star not only acts as manager to her famous daughters Kim, Kourtney and Khloe, but also appears in her family's E! TV shows such as Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
She recently tweeted: 'LOVE picking up my ZEN Foods meals from the front door every morning! Not worrying about my meals helps me through these BUSY days!'
The US food delivery service is also popular with High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, who reportedly receives calorie-controlled meals from the company.
By Kristen Aldridge
Denise Richards is one hot mama! Best known for Starship Troopers, Wild Things, The World is Not Enough, Dancing with the Stars, and her own E! reality show Denise Richards: It’s Complicated, we can’t seem to get enough of this vivacious vixen.
With her much-publicized divorce from Charlie Sheen, life has definitely dealt her some major complications; yet through it all, the fun-loving, hard-working and devoted star always manages to look incredibly fit and fabulous.
That’s why we couldn’t wait to get the scoop from Denise herself on what’s cookin’ in her workout, diet, kitchen and career.
What’s Cookin’ in Denise’s Workout:
To keep her figure fit and fab, Denise likes to do Pilates (on the reformer) and cardio dance classes with Louis Van Amstel (of Dancing with the Stars) 4-5 days per week.
Since the new baby, she admits she’s been inconsistent with her workouts. “Right now I probably have only exercised about three days since the baby was born,” she says. “I'm getting back into my routine very soon!”
What’s Cookin’ in Denise’s Diet:
Denise has “always eaten pretty healthy” and believes in “everything in moderation” along with having a balanced diet. She recently started doing a diet delivery food service found at Zen Foods.
With her busy schedule, she finds it convenient to have the healthy, balanced meals delivered to her home. She also likes to take the cooler meals with her while filming.
For the occasional splurge, Denise loves ice cream! “I recently bought an ice cream maker, so it's been fun for the kids and I to make our own ice cream at home,” she says. She also likes to snack on chips and guacamole, but pretzel rods are her favorite.
What’s Cookin’ in Denise’s Kitchen:
Being a busy mom means needing quick and convenient yet healthy and balanced meals the whole family can enjoy. Here, Denise shares with us three of her favorite recipes.
Roasted Whole Chicken
Prepare a whole chicken and add sliced potatoes and vegetables to it. Cook 3.5 to 4 hrs (depending on size) at 325 degrees. For extra flavor, Denise likes to add a little sea salt and olive oil.
Why she loves it: It’s a very easy meal her kids also love!
Homemade Lentil Soup
First, sauté shallots, carrots and celery with a little olive oil. Once the shallots are caramelized, add two boxes of organic vegetable broth along with a bag of rinsed lentils. Bring to a boil and let simmer until the lentils are soft.
Why she loves it: It’s delicious AND healthy.
Salad with Veggies
Cut up carrots, jicima, corn, cucumbers, hard-boiled eggs, avocado, tomatoes, and any other vegetable you like. Mix on top of lettuce and add cooked beans (just make sure to rinse everything first). For dressing, Denise uses balsamic vinegar.
Why she loves it: Cut the veggies on Sundays so you can put them in separate containers and store in the fridge to conveniently make fresh salads throughout the week. You’ll always have everything that everyone wants at your fingertips!
What’s Cookin’ in Denise’s Career:
Denise Richards can now add “author” to her resume, having recently launched her first memoir The Real Girl Next Door. In the raw and revealing book (Gallery Books, Hardcover - $26), Denise offers an up-close and personal look at her most intimate battle scars and the lessons she’s learned as she’s healed and grown.
Although not a tabloid tell-all, her memoir is inspiring and uplifting to anyone needing to find strength and courage when life throws those curveballs. Check it out online or on bookstands now!
About Kristen Aldridge
Kristen Aldridge lends her pop culture expertise to Yahoo! as host of “omg! NOW”. Receiving millions of hits per day, the hugely popular daily entertainment news program is one of the most-watched on the web. As a seasoned entertainment journalist, pop culture expert, fashion addict and lover of all things creative, she is founder of positivelycelebrity.com and recently launched her own celeb-inspired fashion line and smartphone app. Connect with Kristen to talk all things celebrity via Twitter and Facebook, or visit her official website at www.kristenaldridge.com.
Vanessa Hudgens keeps her physique sleek with Zero Effort Nutrition's diet delivery service. "It makes it so easy to eat right," she says of the calorie- and portion-controlled meal plans (all 30 percent protein, 40 percent carb and 30 percent fat) customized for each client. Other fans? Her ex Zac Efron and celeb trainer Gunnar Peterson. "Getting in shape is more than just training hard," says the pro. "It's watching your food intake. This helps!" , (From $50 a day, : zenfoods.com)
Vanessa Hudgens subscribes to diet delivery service ZEN Foods, which sends her calorie-controlled meals like a tuna wrap with fruit for lunch and creme brulee for dessert. Yum!
Zac Efron hasn't made a secret of his toned body, but the heartthrob took six-pack abs to a whole new level while preparing to play a marine in an upcoming flick – and put them on display while out and about in California recently.
"Zac put on 18 lbs. for his role in The Lucky One," says a source. "Since then, he's lost weight but he's keeping up a fitness routine."
Efron, who bulked up with the help of trainer Logan Hood, kept his diet in check by following healthy eating tips from nutritionist David Allan. Also a factor in his toned physique: During mealtimes the actor, 23, turned to Z.E.N. Foods, an L.A.-based meal delivery service.
"He loves being outdoors, hiking and exercising outside," adds the source. "He's always been in shape."
For more about Efron and his amazing body transformation, pick up the new issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday.
– Thailan Pham
"Eating clean" is a diet philosophy that promotes lean protein, complex carbohydrates and healthy fats along with smaller meals that are consumed more frequently throughout the day. The advantages of "eating clean" include managing weight issues, stabilizing blood sugar, improving insulin levels, increasing energy and other benefits.
But maintaining good eating habits can be a challenge due to hectic schedules. One solution is provided by Zero Effort Nutrition L.P., which recently launched a meal delivery service under the brand ZEN Foods.
With its new service, ZEN Foods has demonstrated that “eating clean” can be virtually effortless by simply ordering clean, nutritionally balanced and portion-controlled meals, including breakfast, lunch, dinner, a snack and a dessert, delivered daily to customers’ home or office.
Mariana Rossano, president and CEO of Zero Effort Nutrition, said, “‘Eating clean’ is not a diet but instead a lifestyle that enhances the way you look and feel. Unfortunately, people are too busy to spend the time and effort to shop for the right ingredients and then cook the food properly, but now we will do it all for you.”
ZEN Foods’ menu is rotated seasonally, using the freshest ingredients available. It is monitored by nutritionists and dietitians to ensure that every meal is balanced and portioned properly.
Meg Moreta, nutritionist and consultant for ZEN Foods, said, “Consuming correctly portioned meals every three hours has tremendous health benefits, so we measure everything that goes into every meal carefully.”
According to ZEN Foods client Katrina L. of Tarzana, “I started ZEN in May and am amazed I lost 11 pounds in 30 days. I love the food, and at age 52 I feel like I am 30 again. I have so much energy.”
ZEN Foods delivers to most areas within Los Angeles County. The company provides consumers with daily meal delivery service. Several meal programs are available, and all programs can be tailored to meet individual needs. Visit www.zenfoods.com or call (818) 764-9368.
By Susan Brady. Editor of The World Is a Kitchen.
Is the Z.E.N. Foods diet climbing its way up the weight-loss ladder or is it just another fad born out of Hollywood? Z.E.N., which stands for Zero Effort Nutrition foods, is a food delivery service that provides calorie-controlled meals to aid in weight loss. Currently available in the Southern California area, Z.E.N. has been given some high visibility, by both the press and celebrities.
Z.E.N. offers five meal delivery programs:
- Weight Loss Program: guided by portion size and designed to help you lose unwanted pounds. Classic Program: nutritiously balanced meals designed to help you manage a healthy weight, stabilize blood sugar, and decrease cholesterol levels.
- Custom Program: tailored to the individual needs of each client, allowing for personal caloric requirements and dislikes.
- Cleanse Program: calorie-controlled, properly balanced meal delivery program, which includes two weeks of David Allen Nutrition's “Ultra Cleanse Plus™.”
- Family Dinner Program: healthy delicious meals at affordable prices, delivered as often as 6 days per week, but you decide how often you would like to receive your dinners. Perfect for busy families.
Z.E.N. Foods' meals are nutritiously balanced and based on a 40-30-30 philosophy: 40% complex carbohydrates, 30% lean protein and 30% healthy fats. Each daily package contain breakfast, lunch and dinner with a snack and dessert and is delivered to your door in a cooler bag . All meals are freshly prepared, never frozen, and are rich in antioxidants and contain no trans-fats. Calorie counts vary, but are generally between 1200 and 2000 per day. The food choices, changed seasonally, sound tasty, with dishes such as Blueberry Ricotta Crepe with Fresh Blueberry Compote, Baby Field Greens with Walnuts, Mango & Grilled Chicken, and Filet Mignon with Creamy Butternut Squash & Asparagus. Desserts include cheesecake, apple pie and crème brulee.
Z.E.N. is popular with young stars such as Vanessa Hudgins and her ex, Zac Efron, who went on the diet after gaining weight for his role in The Lucky One. Unfortunately, you may need to be a star to afford the price of this program. At $45 and up per day, a one-month supply of daily deliveries will cost you in excess of $1,350, which is more than double what the average American family of four would spend in a month.
Susan Brady, the editor of The World Is a Kitchen, is a woman with a passion for food. When not living the life of a typical suburban soccer mom, she spends long hours in the kitchen testing recipes from around the world, and travels to faraway places to learn new cuisines.
Is Zac Efron trying to slim down?
On Thursday, the actor, 23, visited an L.A. studio (he's doing voiceover work for a new Dr. Seuss flick) with a bag of grub from Z.E.N. (Zero Effort Nutrition) foods, a diet delivery service that helps stars eat calorie-controlled meals.
Efron has said he gained about 18 pounds (and got a much-scrutinzed buzz cut) to play an Iraq War veteran in The Lucky One.
"I was just eating, eating, eating," he told E! News of the beef-up. The Lucky One wrapped up shooting just before Christmas.
Another Z.E.N. Foods afficianado? His ex Vanessa Hudgens. "I'm so thankful there's a service like Z.E.N. Foods that tastes GREAT and makes it so easy to eat right," she says on the company's website.
Although the pair called it quits after almost five years in December, they were spotted packing on the PDA at L.A. nightclub Eden earlier this month.
After 12 years in the meal delivery business, initially in New York City and more recently in Southern California, Marianna Rossano decided to establish a higher standard of quality by launching her new venture—Z.E.N. Foods.
Her mission was simple; "to improve the product by finding new recipes, insisting on the freshest ingredients, and taking customer service to a higher level, in order to offer delicious food that allows people to be healthy, lose weight and still eat real food." And to do all of this "without raising prices!" It's worth mentioning that Z.E.N. Foods also provides a "convenience factor, "by saving clients over an hour each day, which is truly "the icing on the cake."
Z.E.N., which stands for "Zero Effort Nutrition" delivers clean, healthy and tasty meals, tailored to clients' specific dietary needs, right to their door. "Clients can just open the insulated bag, enjoy delicious food and lose weight, with Zero Effort," Rossano says.
• Weight loss
• Weight maintenance
• Sharper mental focus
• Stabilized blood sugar
• Increased energy
• Decreased cholesterol levels
• Saving over an hour each day
Every day, clients receive a cooler bag with a freshly prepared breakfast, lunch, snack, dinner, and dessert. A sample day could include blueberry yogurt pancakes with blueberry compote and ricotta cream, a lunch of grilled chicken, strawberries, walnuts and shaved jicama on baby greens, a snack of crab cakes, dinner of honey-glazed salmon with whole-wheat couscous and brocollini, along with a petite blueberry cream pie for dessert.
The food's incredible freshness requires daily deliveries from vendors which coincide with deliveries to clients each evening. "Even though we provide the highest level of quality, we're a little less expensive than most of the other services," Rossano says. “The few services that are cheaper are just not in the same league, and some of those are actually delivering frozen products."
"And we are not just a diet program,” Rossano says, “we have people who sign up for the convenience of not having to shop, wash, slice, chop, cook or clean.” Z.E.N. is also the first meal-delivery service to offer a family plan for parties of two to twelve. "For example, a family of four can have a very healthy dinner for as little as $49.95, with side dishes and desserts, delivered daily," Rossano says. "It makes everything so convenient for moms and dads who don’t have time to cook and clean up — Z.E.N. takes care of all your dinner chores."
Another advantage is that clients get their own Z.E.N. counselor from day one who stays with them through the entire program, "They can call on a daily or weekly basis to make sure their needs are taken care of." People can also be very particular; and we have to be able to handle that,” Rossano adds. Proprietary software allows the company to keep track of everyone’s plan preferences, and counselors will double check and confirm with calls “to make sure clients are getting everything they’ve requested."
Z.E.N. foods works with A-list celebrities, athletes and "anyone who would like to improve their nutrition," Rossano said. “We balance all of our clients’ meals, making sure they’re healthy; so our clients don't have to think about that.”
Menus are designed by top dietitians and nutritionists with anti-aging superfoods and antioxidants, free of trans-fats, artificial sweeteners and preservatives, and calorie controlled. Meals are based on a 40-30-30 philosophy: 40 percent complex carbohydrates, 30 percent lean protein and 30 percent healthy fats.
Portion control combined with the proper balance of healthy carbohydrates, mono-unsaturated fats and lean proteins is the perfect prescription for weight loss.
Z.E.N. employs it’s own nutritionists, which have helped many celebrities reach their goals. David Allen, who has worked with Rossano for six years, has facilitated transformations such as Janet Jackson’s well-publicized weight loss. Allen has been recognized as the guru of weight loss.
Vanessa Hudgens of High School Musical is a fan of the program, along with Holly Robinson Pete and her husband Rodney, a vegetarian, who also loves the program. Jazz guitarist and composer Kevin Eubanks, former leader of The Tonight Show band with host Jay Leno named his new album Z.E.N. Food, and in his dedication wrote, “Z.E.N. Food is the best food in the world.”
There is also the Z.E.N. Cleanse for those who want to loose a substantial amount of weight in six weeks. “People eat along with the cleanse, not just cleanse and starve themselves; which is not the way to loose weight,” Rossano said.
Those who visit www.ZENFoods.-com or call 818-764-9368 and mention The Beverly Hills Courier will receive a special trial week offer with two of the seven days free.
Zac Efron is one of Hollywood's busiest young actors... juggling multiple movie roles at the same time! The 23-year-old hottie, who recently buzzed his hair to play a marine in the upcoming war film The Lucky One, is grabbing some Z.E.N Food while doing voiceover work for the movie The Lorax, based on Dr. Seuss' book. Z.E.N. Foods is a diet delivery service with calorie-controlled meals delivered to your front door. Why so healthy? We have a feeling Mr. Efron is gearing up for some shirtless scenes in The Lucky One. If that's the case, we're the lucky ones! Vanessa is missing out!