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A typical 5 Squares meal includes roasted turkey with wild rice and barley

A typical 5 Squares meal includes roasted turkey with wild rice and barley.

A Leaner Way of Living

IRED OF PEELED CARROTS AND RICE CAKES? IF YOURE looking for a healthy way to reduce your fat calorie intake without compromising flavor, 5 SQUARES has a solution. The new weight-management program, now serving Darien, delivers live ready-to-eat meals each day before 6 a.m. to its clients’ doorsteps. All you have to do is eat! It’s that simple.
Monica Lynn, founder and CEO of 5 Squares, says that the meals will not only help you control your weight but also are delicious and nutritious. The six-week program delivers small meals (which are easier for the body to metabolize than three large meals a day) that are dairy and wheat-free, and contain no additives or refined sugars.
One year old, the business already serves more than ninety clients in Westchester and Fairfield County. The majority of Monica’s clients are men, interestingly, who say they do not have the time or the patience to prepare healthy meals on

their own while keeping long hours at the office.
The menu is always different, which makes it less like a diet and more like a lifestyle change. A typical day’s offering might include an egg-white soufflé with peppers, onions and mushrooms, served with sweet potatoes for breakfast. This may be followed by a chicken with roasted peppers, artichoke hearts, hearts of palm, fresh fennel and three-bean salad in an Italian vinaigrette over mesclun lettuce for mid-morning; a boneless breast of capon stuffed with escarole and fresh herbs served with balsamic roasted eggplant and seasoned potatoes for lunch; or chicken and apple sausage with sautéed peppers, mushrooms and onions for a midday snack. Dinner might be traditional paella with saffron brown rice, peas, carrots, olives, capers, boneless breast of chicken, chicken sausage and shrimp.
Ben Prentis, the owner of Bodytuning in Darien, has helped popularize the program among the yoga and body-building crowd. He recommends it to many of his clients and claims that 5 Squares is a crucial part of living a healthy lifestyle.
This is certainly Monica’s belief as well. She feels that because the program teaches its clients how to eat proper portions and nourishing foods, once the session is over, people are left with the tools to eat well for the rest of their lives. For information on 5 Squares, call Monica Lynn toll-free at 866-5WE-COOK.
-- Emily White





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