Healthy Hacks: 5 Delicious Ways to Mix Up Your Nutrisystem FoodsArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
In the mood for a Thick Crust slice for dinner? We’ve got one for you. Want yours topped with Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni? We’ve got that, too. From pizza to pasta, stew to stir-fries, burgers to breakfast sandwiches and tasty bars, Nutrisystem offers more than 150 foods to satisfy your every craving—that’s more items than many meal plan delivery services out there. And the best part about your Nutrisystem meal plan? There are plenty of healthy hacks to keep your menu
But your options don’t end there. Nutrisystem not only has delicious, easy-to-make food options that conveniently fit into your weight loss journey, we also have add-ins of nutritious foods such as SmartCarbs, PowerFuels and Extras that allow you to mix up your weekly menu even more!
Here are five healthy hacks to shake up your meal plan and add even more variety to your menu:
1. Sample a new food.
You heard the Cinnamon Roll is awesome, but you’ve never tried it. Maybe there’s a dessert you’ve been eyeing, or you noticed a brand new chicken dish added to the Nutrisystem menu. Order a few A La Carte items and see how you like them. This shopping option is the perfect way to try out a different breakfast, lunch, dinner or snack. Find something new you love, and you can supplement whichever plan you’re on, or buy a bunch to have on hand for later. Sampler packs—like the Cheese Lovers or Sweet & Salty Snacks—are also a great way to try a few new foods without changing up your auto-delivery order too much.
2. Recreate an old favorite.
This is one of our all-time favorite healthy hacks. Nutrisystem meals and snacks are delish, just the way they are. But if you’re wanting to mix up your meals a bit, check out Tasty Takes. Here, you’ll find creative and healthy recipes that put a fresh twist on classic Nutrisystem foods. Take the Buttermilk Waffles, for example—a golden, crispy and simple breakfast choice. Or, use the waffles as “bread” for an awesome Turkey, Apple and Swiss Sandwich. You can take the Mushroom Risotto entrée to create a spin on Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Peppers, or make Chocolate Pudding in a mason jar with a Nutrisystem chocolate shake, milk, chia and pomegranate seeds.
3. Handpick your food.
No matter what plan you are on—Basic, Core or Uniquely Yours—you can order additional items to supplement your diet plan. But if you want to customize your menu week-to-week to match your tastes or add variety, Uniquely Yours is the way to go. Not only can you pick and choose from the wide variety of weight loss foods available to all customers, you can also select meals and snacks from the frozen food “aisle,” which offers favorites like the Turkey, Sausage & Egg Muffin, Ravioli Formaggio and the Ice Cream Sandwich.
4. Experiment with add-ins.
Another one of our favorite healthy hacks is the flexibility to create meals on your own. With Flex meals—made from fresh ingredients you get at the supermarket—you have the freedom to choose which Smart Carbs (nutrient-rich carbs), PowerFuels (high quality proteins), all-you-can-eat vegetables, Free Foods and Extras you include in your dish. If cheesy eggs are your morning go-to, try adding broccoli and spinach, melting it between a folded whole wheat tortilla and voila! You have a flavorful Breakfast Quesadilla. Bored of celery and hummus for snack? Make a yogurt-based Skinny Spinach Dip and dunk cucumber rounds or whole wheat crackers. For more inspired ideas, check out our Flex Meal and Snack recipes.
5. Stock up on shakes.
Nutrisystem chocolate shakes are rich and fudgy. The vanilla versions are sweet and creamy. Both make great grab-and-go options when you want something easy and delicious. Or if you have a little extra time, use the shakes as a base to create inspired smoothies flavored with kiwi and vanilla, pineapple and spinach, or chocolate, peanut butter and banana. You can even make smoothie bowls, thick enough to eat with a spoon and sweet enough to satisfy a craving. Find shake and smoothie recipes here.