10 Easy (& Delicious!) Flex Dinner Ideas for Busy WeeknightsArticle posted in: Diet & Nutrition
The Nutrisystem program is a powerful tool for those looking to lose weight and eat healthy. It not only provides prepared, portioned meals that cater to weight loss needs, but it also allows you to create your own healthy options with Flex meals. Flex meals put the culinary power in your hands, allowing you to learn healthy cooking habits to set you up for a lifetime of eating success.
Need a quick refresher on what exactly a Flex dinner is? We’ve got you covered! Flex dinners consist of:
1 SmartCarb: Nutrient-rich foods that fall low to medium on the Glycemic index with slow digesting carbohydrates. One serving of SmartCarbs should contain 80-120 calories and at least one gram of fiber.
2 PowerFuels: High-quality proteins that contain amino acids and healthy fats that keep you feeling fuller longer. One serving of PowerFuels should contain 80-120 calories and at least 5 grams protein OR 80-120 calories and at least 8 grams total fat, but no more than 4 grams saturated fat.
Note: Each Flex dinner should contain at least 1-2 servings of non-starchy veggies to meet your daily nutritional needs.
We’ve dug into our arsenal of creative and tasty dinner ideas to uncover some delicious Flex-worthy options you can try out in your own kitchen.