This post is to help give you an idea on how you will be eating on the nutrisystem diet program and how easy it is to store and prepare food.
There are a few Diet Programs to choose from. Below is a sample of a daily meal menu from the women’s and men’s nutrisystem diet programs and information on foods. This is just to give you an idea of the types of nutritious and delicious foods offers.
Since all of the meals are perfectly portioned, there is no weighing, measuring or counting calories and points.
SAMPLE DIET MENUS Foods
Women’s Diet Meal Menu
Breakfast: Apple Toaster Pastry – A delicious whole-wheat pastry is filled with a yummy layer of cinnamon-spiced apple then drizzled with a creamy-sweet vanilla icing.
Lunch: Italian Minestrone Soup with Beef – Thick traditional Italian comfort food combines tender noodles with beef, vegetables and beans to create a zesty, filling lunch that will satisfy the heartiest appetite. Robusto!
Dinner: Basil Chicken Breast with Tomato Sauce – Tomatoes and basil create a classic combo in this satisfying Italian-inspired entrée. A succulent chicken breast fillet is simmered in a savory marinara sauce accented with fragrant basil and the added richness of Romano cheese.
Men’s Diet Meal Menu
Breakfast: Scrambled Eggs with Veggie Sausage Crumble – A satisfying combination of fluffy eggs and smoky veggie sausage make this a delicious breakfast, whether you enjoy the eggs in the microwave or prepared on the stovetop as an omelet or scrambled.
Lunch: Fettuccini Alfredo w. Veggies/Mushrooms – This Italian-inspired pasta brings you the richness of four cheeses along with a confetti of mushrooms and other vegetable favorites for more color and flavor. Add tender fettuccini noodles, and you have a decadent, delicious lunch.
Dinner: Mashed Potatoes with Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce – A thick slice of flavorful meatloaf is topped with a tomato-rich sauce and served with a mound of delicious mashed potatoes.
Here are some answers to some common questions regarding the Foods.
How do I know what to eat when?
When you receive your order for the 28 day diet food program, you’ll get a NutriSystem Meal Planner. This checkbook-sized guide outlines your meals and snacks for you, and features 28 Daily Diary pages on which you can “check off” your entrees, snacks, desserts and fresh produce and dairy servings each day as you go along. You’ll be eating healthy meals and snacks often throughout the day, and your Planner will be your easy-to-follow guide.
Do I have to eat all the food listed in the meal plan for every day?
Nutrisystem encourages eating all the food servings listed on your meal plan. Your meal plan has been designed to give you all the essential nutrients needed for optimal nutrition as well as for safe and effective weight loss.
Do I need to eat vegetables and fruit while on the program?
NutriSystem is all about healthy weight loss and learning about and maintaining a balanced diet. It is strongly recommended that as part of your program, you include a variety of fruit and vegetables for optimal health, as well as fresh dairy servings.
Does the NutriSystem meal plan meet USDA standards for a healthy diet?
Most recently, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its sixth set of recommendations on eating–the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005. The upshot is that there’s good news for everyone participating in the NutriSystem program—your meal plan meets, and in many cases, exceeds the government standards for healthy eating.
Further, the NutriSystem meal plans:
Contain less than the recommended limit of sodium intake
Feature less than 5% of their calories from trans and saturated fats, which is less than half the maximum allowed in the guidelines
Have always stressed choosing lean, low-fat and non-fat meats like the guidelines recommend
Include the ability to get half your servings of carbohydrates in the form of whole grains and the other half from enriched or whole-wheat sources, as suggested
Recommend at least 4 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables, which is what is advised in the report
Do I need to put my Nutrisystem Advanced foods in the freezer or refrigerator?
Not at all. All of the foods are “packaged for portability”—a convenience that is very important when you’re losing weight. While many of the entrees look a lot like frozen entrees, they’re actually sealed through a “soft canning” process (like you would tomatoes or peaches) which locks in the nutrition and great taste. That way, you get fresh-tasting foods that don’t require refrigeration, and are ready to go whenever and wherever you are.
How should I store my NutriSystem foods?
When you receive your foods, you don’t need to refrigerate or freeze them. They can be stored at room temperature in a cupboard or on the countertop. Many people also keep a stash at work or anywhere they may want to have healthy meals and snacks handy. It’s a great way to stay on track with your weight loss program.
How do I prepare my NutriSystem foods?
Each food item has specific preparation instructions on its box or container and takes just minutes to prepare. Most of the foods can be prepared in the microwave or on the stovetop. Some simply require the addition of hot water, and others are ready to eat as-delivered (bars and snacks).