By the end of a busy work day, it can be difficult to muster up the energy to cook a delicious, lean meal to keep you on track with your weight loss. So, sometimes, it’s smart to have quick, heat-up options on hand… but, flooded with options, maybe you’re wondering which are the best dinners to add to your cart.
Lucky for you, we’ve gathered together a list of the 15 best dinners, according to Nutrisystem users! These healthy, delicious and filling evening meals help you stick to your weight loss goals without having to slave over a meal. Keep these deliciously diet-friendly meals on hand at home for those nights when you just don’t feel like cooking.
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1. Italian Herb Flatbread
Skip ordering takeout and enjoy a flavor-packed, low-calorie pizza at home. A golden, Italian crust is topped with rich tomato sauce and sprinkled with Italian-style cheese, making it perfect as is, or creating the ideal base for all of your favorite healthy toppings. Peppers, onions and mushrooms pair with it well. Marshunda S. prefers baking the flatbread in the oven. “I put some fresh garlic and basil on top. Mmmmm! I order more of these pizzas than any other item,” She says. No wonder this meal tops our list for best frozen dinners.
Satisfy your appetite with layers of thick lasagna noodles, tomatoes and cheese. Pinto beans and spinach add a nutritional protein boost and delightful flavor to the hearty Italian dish. This is the best meal of Nutrisystem,” says Timothy C. “The pasta is tender but not soggy, the plentiful meat flavorful. The portion fills up a regular sized plate and the sauce, oh mama! Half my monthly order are these. Have one of these and a glass of veggie juice and you can even skip dessert!”
3. Thick Crust Pizza
Thick crust pizza lovers everywhere rejoice. This is the low-calorie, high-protein pie for you. A thick, hearty crust is topped with savory tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella cheese. Add veggies for a nutritional boost. Julie P. says, “This is very good! I baked it in the oven for a crispier crust and topped it with sautéed onions and bell pepper. One of my favorites so far!”
4. Chicken Parmesan
Lose weight without ditching comforting chicken parm. All of your favorites are there: breaded chicken breast, tomato sauce, low-fat mozzarella, Asiago cheeses and spaghetti. This Italian comfort food is full of protein and fiber to keep you satisfied, but is low in calories to keep your diet in check.
5. Italian Sausage & Turkey Pepperoni Pizza
Here is a mouth-watering combination of gooey cheese, savory tomato sauce, lean turkey pepperoni, Italian sausage and a thick crust that will leave any pizza fan celebrating. This meat-lovers favorite is a part of a low-calorie, high-protein and high-fiber diet. “I loved this pizza,” Cara R. says. “It was crispy and flavorful!”
6. Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza
Enjoy this fun, delicious golden pizza crust with chunks of garlic chicken, bacon, fire-roasted tomatoes, spinach and creamy garlic-ranch sauce. High in protein, fiber and taste this pizza is a party for your mouth and your waistline! Cynthia says this pizza is, “to die for.” She can’t believe these are diet pizzas.
7. Broccoli & Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
Indulge in this savory dinner of tender chicken stuffed with broccoli and a creamy cheese sauce. The rosemary seasoning takes this option up a notch, adding to the meal’s rich flavor. Enjoy this fancy, low-calorie dish at home, without lifting a finger to cook. “Absolutely love this one,” says Jennie G. “The chicken is moist and it’s very cheesy… I could honestly eat this every day,” she continues.
8. Margherita Pizza
This delicious classic pie is packed with protein and loaded with herbs. Fire-roasted tomatoes top the whole-grain crust with gooey herb-mozzarella cheese and a zesty marinara. Anne M. says, “I really liked this pizza. I did add a dash of oregano to add more flavor. Add a side salad and it was very filling.”
9. Roasted Turkey Medallions
“Savor this high-protein, slow-roasted turkey dinner. Complete with a side of mashed potatoes and turkey gravy, it is a warm, comforting meal that keeps you on track. Anne M. says she enjoys, “the comfort of having mashed potatoes and gravy while staying on a diet.” She adds that, “the turkey was a good portion and tasty!”
10. Mac and Cheese with Turkey Sausage
Keep your childhood favorite in your diet and still lose weight with this delightfully creamy, cheddar mac and cheese paired with lean turkey sausage. Lose weight the guilt free way! Wilella N. finds this dish, “soothing and filling. Just right for mac and cheese cravings, with the perfect addition of protein.”
11. Ravioli Formaggio
Savor tender pillows of ravioli stuffed with creamy cheese and smothered in a savory tomato sauce with onion, garlic and Italian spices. The taste might seem naughty, but you’ll know each decadent bit is high in protein and low in calories.
12. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Tender fettuccine is tossed with lean chicken, a rich and creamy Alfredo sauce and decadent Parmesan and Romano cheeses. This savory dish is not only loaded with flavor, but it’s also packed with protein to keep you satisfied. Nikki O. says, “I really enjoyed this much more than the pantry Alfredo. I add broccoli and mushrooms and it tastes great!”
13. Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Relish in this Italian classic, while your taste buds celebrate high-protein, luscious meatballs in a tangy and savory tomato sauce. Serve them in a roll to enjoy a meatball sub at home or try pairing them with a side of nutritious vegetables. “Loved this,” says Selbie F, “I sautéed spinach and mushrooms as a side and discovered the mushrooms added to the sauce were delish… will add more next time!”
14. Meatloaf Sandwich
Bite into this juicy, tender meatloaf patty, nestled in a whole grain bun for a delicious quick dinner sandwich that’s high in protein and fiber. Add lettuce, tomatoes and onions for an extra boost. Lori B. says, “this hearty sandwich tastes just like a slice of Mom’s homemade meatloaf from dinner the night before, turned into a sandwich the next day.” She tops it with ketchup and finds it very filling.”
15. Rotini and Meatballs
Delight in this scrumptious, cozy pasta dish, packed with flavor… thanks to Rotini pasta, savory tomatoes, onions, meatballs, Italian seasoning and a dash of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy Italian comfort food that won’t add inches to your waistline. Krystal S. states this dish is “very good! I added red pepper flakes and added a side of zucchini with garlic on it. Amazing flavor and I was full! This will definitely be [a part of] my meal plan with Nutrisystem.”