15 Nutrisystem Foods That Taste Like SpringArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
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
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. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Chicken with BBQ Sauce
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 Chicken with BBQ Sauce atop a whole grain roll or inside a fiber-rich pita pocket to kick off the spring season the delicious way.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. Mint Ice Cream Sandwich
St. Patrick’s Day has us dreaming about delightful sweet treats, featuring the refreshing taste of mint and decadent chocolate. Indulge in this creamy and dreamy ice cream dessert that will satisfy those cravings. Enjoy the delicious combination of mint ice cream nestled between two chocolate wafers. Experience the essence of spring in a frozen treat that highlights one of the season’s finest flavors.
13. Swedish-Style Meatballs with Green Beans
Spring is the prime time for mushrooms, making it the perfect season to savor this delicious dinner. Indulge in a delectable mushroom cream sauce paired with Swedish-style meatballs, crisp green beans, and fettuccine pasta. This hearty meal offers a quick and easy solution that rivals the flavors of café takeout from a popular ready-to-assemble furniture store. Explore the delightful flavors of this dish and make the most of mushroom season!
14. Bean and Bacon Soup
Spring is a time when people often seek lighter meals as the weather begins to warm, yet they still desire something that can satisfy their hunger. Bean and bacon soup, with its broth-based consistency, offers a comforting warmth without being overly heavy. The combination of beans and bacon also brings a flavorful depth to the soup, with the smokiness of the bacon complementing the earthiness of the beans. This balance of flavors can be particularly appealing in spring, offering a bridge between the hearty meals of winter and the lighter, fresher dishes that are favored in warmer months.
15. Garlic Cheese Flatbread
Looking for a delicious meal to showcase your spring farmers market finds? Look no further than our delectable Garlic Cheese Flatbread! From vibrant asparagus to leafy spinach and savory mushrooms, you can customize this mouthwatering dish with your preferred seasonal produce. Get creative and enjoy a unique culinary experience with our versatile flatbread. Perfect for satisfying your cravings and embracing the flavors of the season! (Try our Garlic Ricotta Cheese Flatbread recipe!)