16 Nutrisystem Foods That Taste Like Spring

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Lemon cake with frosting

Spring is the good food season. At this time of year, so many favorite fruits and vegetables are hitting their peak.

After gray winter days, you’re ready for meals that celebrate the bright and warm flavors of the season. You want to get yourself energized for active days under the sun with lots of healthy protein. You also deserve sweet treats from time to time.

The Nutrisystem menu offers you so many foods for spring that are sure to tempt your taste buds this season. Here are some of our favorites!

1. Blueberry Muffin

Blueberry Muffin

Blueberries put the pop in this quick and easy breakfast. The juicy berries are naturally sweet with just a hint of tartness, a perfect pairing with the moist and tasty muffin. No cooking or prep is needed, so you can take your breakfast with you and it’s ready to eat wherever you go.

2. Lemon Caper Chicken

Lemon Caper Chicken

This complete meal starts with strips of char-grilled chicken breast and tender linguine pasta, plus two springtime favorites, mushrooms and peas. A rich sauce made with tart lemons and tangy capers lights the spark of flavor that ties it all together. This satisfying dinner fuels you up with 32 grams of powerful protein.

3. Carrot Cake Cupcake

Carrot Cake Cupcake

When you want something sweet with your coffee or tea break or have a hankering for an after-dinner dessert, this scrumptious little cake will be ready for you. Naturally sweet carrots and a blend of warm spices give it the flavor you know and love, while the cream-cheese glaze ensures every bite is extra sweet. Here’s the best part: This cupcake is Nutrisystem-approved, so you can enjoy it even if you’re trying to lose weight.

4. Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Artichoke and Spinach Stuffed Chicken Breast

Artichokes and spinach hit their peak in spring, so now is prime time to enjoy their fresh flavors. We feature them together in this simple but elegant dinner. The vegetables are blended with three kinds of cheese—Swiss, American and Parmesan—then wrapped inside a plump and tender chicken breast. With 17 grams of hearty protein, you are sure to feel stuffed when this dinner is done.

5. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake

Strawberry shortcake marries the flavors of naturally sweet berries and vanilla in a soft, silky cake. Inside this diabetes-friendly treat is a creamy whipped filling, just like classic strawberry shortcake. Our cupcake comes to you frozen, so all you have to do is thaw it and enjoy it—no baking necessary.

6. Lemon Cooler Cookie

Lemon Cooler Cookie

If you’re really craving a cookie, reach for this sweet and tart delight. It’s got that fresh, sunshine-y taste of real lemons along with a sweet dusting of powdered sugar. With four grams of fiber, it makes a filling companion to coffee or tea.

7. Mushroom Parmesan Soup with Chicken

Mushroom Parmesan Soup with Chicken

Spring is peak season for mushrooms and it’s a great time to enjoy them in this savory soup. The meaty mushrooms are paired with chunks of white meat chicken and onions. The broth is made with real heavy cream and butter, plus lots of Parmesan cheese. This soup is the quick and easy lunch solution that tastes like takeout from the local café.

8. Spinach and Cheese Pretzel Melt

Spinach and Cheese Pretzel Melt

We filled the center of a perfectly crusty and salty pretzel wrapper with warm and melty spinach dip. It’s made with plenty of the leafy spring greens and a deliciously gooey mix of mozzarella, fontina and parmesan cheeses. It comes out of the microwave in minutes, crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.

9. BBQ Seasoned Chicken

BBQ Seasoned Chicken

Warmer weather has us dreaming of cookouts filled with grilled goodness! BBQ season has arrived, with Memorial Day in May kicking off this favorite flavor of spring. Get a head start on this popular choice with an easy meal that’s ready in minutes. Enjoy our BBQ Seasoned Chicken atop a whole grain roll or inside a fiber-rich pita pocket to kick off the spring season the delicious way.

10. Hearty Beef Stew

Hearty Beef Stew

Peas and carrots are two of the most popular spring vegetables. They come together with potatoes and chunks of tender beef to make this stew a meal that truly “sticks to your ribs.” The broth has that slow-cooked flavor you expect in beef stew. But don’t take our word for it. “It had all the comforts of a low and slow home cooked meal without all the calories,” says Jo, a Nutrisystem customer. “I made 1 cup of riced cauliflower and poured the stew over top. I had to check the label to make sure that it was diet food—lol!”

11. Meatloaf with Potatoes and Veggies

Meatloaf With Potatoes and Veggies

Meatloaf is a comfort food for so many of us. There’s just something soothing about classic meatloaf made with real beef and pork and smothered in our savory tomato sauce. We serve ours with seasonal veggies like carrots and peas, plus corn, green beans and roasted potatoes. With this version, you don’t have to spend hours in the kitchen—it’s ready in minutes any time you get a craving.

12. Strawberry Cheesecake >

Strawberry Cheesecake

Craving a creamy, dreamy cheesecake with the taste of seasonal strawberries? Give yourself a better option with this freshly whipped cheesecake made with real milk and cream. It features spring’s best fruit in the form of a sweet purée of real strawberries. With a golden-brown graham cracker crust baked to perfection, it’s a good source of fiber and fits perfectly into your weight loss plan.

13. Mushroom Bolognese

Mushroom Bolognese

If someone told you that you can eat pasta and lose weight, you might not believe them. And yet here is a filling portion of the real thing. This stepped-up spaghetti dinner combines tender in-season mushrooms and parmesan cheese. A savory vegetarian bolognese sauce completes this Nutrisystem-friendly version of the popular dish. Don’t be surprised if other members of the family ask for some of yours.

14. Red Pepper Chicken and Pasta Sauté

Red Pepper Chicken And Pasta Sauté

Our Hearty Inspirations Red Pepper Chicken and Pasta Sauté lets you enjoy a hearty pasta dinner while you lose weight. This protein-packed dinner delivers the savory goodness of char-grilled chicken breast and cavatappi pasta with tender asparagus – a springtime staple. It’s also got grilled red bell peppers and a roasted red pepper sauce for even more veggie power.

15. Chicken Bianca Pizza

Chicken Bianca Pizza

You can now enjoy a gourmet pizza in your own kitchen. We put in everything you want: a crisp whole wheat crust, a creamy sauce, tender white meat chicken and layers of fresh mozzarella and sharp asiago cheeses. We top it with ripe cherry tomatoes, seasonal spring spinach and a dash of garlic and basil  The best part? This hearty meal comes with 30 grams of satisfying protein.

16. Lemon Zest Cake

Lemon Zest Cake

The sunny flavor of lemons shines in this sweet and tart treat. The moist cake is made with lemon juice and lemon zest. It’s drizzled with icing that makes every bite a delight. The cake stays fresh because it comes to you frozen. You can let it thaw or take the advice of Mona, a Nutrisystem customer. Put “it in the microwave for 10-15 seconds, and you have a delicious, warm, and filling cake! Highly recommended,” she says.

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