Fun Food Ideas
15 Original Ways To Enjoy Your NutriSystem Foods
Newsletter by Nutrisystem Staff
Take one part innovation, two parts experimentation, mix in a little input from our very own NutriSystem members, and you’ve got a recipe for tasty, original meals! Straight from the NutriSystem kitchens, here are 15 ideas for mixing it up a little when it comes to preparing your NutriSystem meals and desserts. Bon appétit!
Use the Low Fat Granola to create a fruit and yogurt parfait. Layer your favorite fresh berries in a tall parfait glass with light vanilla yogurt, granola and berries; repeat layers.
Stir-fry a colorful combination of fresh vegetables—snow peas, julienne red or yellow peppers, mushrooms—until just barely tender. Prepare the Chicken Pasta Parmesan or Chicken Primavera with Pasta as directed, and add to the stir-fried vegetables.
Top the Chocolate Pudding dessert with 2 Tbsp. of fat-free Cool Whip, or stir it into directly into the pudding to lighten the texture. You can also experiment with adding a drop of flavoring extract—mint, banana, rum, almond, etc.
Melt NutriCrunch Cherry Cordial Chocolates in the microwave on low heat for about one minute. Dip fresh, whole strawberries by the stem into the melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper to harden.
Make a cheese omelet with your favorite Scrambled Egg Mix. Add water to the egg mix and stir. Heat omelet pan, pour in mix, and cook while stirring until no longer runny. Sprinkle with 1 oz. grated low-fat cheese or 2 Tbsp. grated Parmesan and fold in half. Add 2 Tbsp. of chopped, cooked spinach, a pinch of chopped chives, or even a dash of Mrs. Dash for added flavor.
Split Banana Spice or Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins in half and spritz with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Brown lightly in the toaster oven.
Top any NutriSystem pizza with your favorite sautéed or fresh vegetables or fruit. Suggestions: mushrooms, green peppers, onions, spinach, and eggplant.
Make a taco salad using the Beef Tacos entrée. Pile shredded lettuce on a salad plate, top with prepared taco filling, 1 oz. shredded low-fat cheese, 5 sliced black olives, 1 chopped medium tomato and sliced scallions. Top with crumbled taco shells.
Blend 1/2 sliced banana with the Chocolate Shake.
Prepare Oatmeal or Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal according to directions. Stir in 2 Tbsp. raisins and a dash of cinnamon. Top with 4 oz. fat-free milk.
Add 1/2 cup lightly sautéed red bell peppers to the Green Pepper Steak with Rice.
Top the Flame Broiled Beef Patty with 1 oz. low-fat mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup sautéed mushrooms. Serve with toasted whole-wheat bun.
Replace your lunch salad with a medium tomato. Cut the tomato in quarters and top with Chicken Salad or Tuna Salad. Serve with whole-wheat or rye Melba toast.
Chill the Vegetarian Pasta Salad and combine with 2 oz. cooked shrimp or 1 oz. diced chicken. Serve over a bed of greens.
Cut a bell pepper in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Fill each half with the Zesty Cajun Chicken and Sausage with Wild Rice. Place on plate and cover with plastic wrap; microwave until peppers are tender.
These are some great ideas to spice up your nurtisystem foods.
Do I have to eat all the food listed in the Nutrisystem Meal Plan?
We do encourage eating all the food 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 fruits while on the Nutrisystem Program?
It is strongly recommended that our members eat a variety of fruits and vegetables for optimal health. Talk with your counselor and together, you can work to find a mix of fruit and vegetables that you enjoy eating.
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