Our Customers Weigh In: 10 Must-Have Menu ItemsArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
You really can’t go wrong with any of Nutrisystem’s meals and snacks: they’re packed with nutrients, help you stick to your weight loss goals and are made to satisfy any craving from morning to night. Want eggs for breakfast? Not a problem. Looking for something hearty for lunch or quick for dinner? Tons of options. And that need for something sweet? We’ve got you covered. Among all that variety, there are a few menu items that stand out in the crowd.
Our customers weighed in and deemed these 10 must-have menu items:
1. Turkey Sausage and Egg Muffin
It tastes like the fast-food version, and it’s just as satisfying: With fluffy eggs and savory turkey sausage sandwiched between a whole grain English-style muffin, one customer, Kathy, says this ultimate comfort food keeps her “filled up ‘til lunch.” And at only 180 calories, it’s totally guilt-free. One reviewer said he’d eat these, even if he wasn’t on a diet.
2. Buttermilk Waffles
Light and crispy, with a hint of vanilla. High in fiber, but low in calories. Plus, these tasty whole grain babies are ready in just minutes. For our member Sara, these waffles tick all of the boxes for delicious menu items, including filling, easy to make, and above all, diet-approved! Top each with a quick pour of sugar-free syrup and sprinkle of cinnamon, or try them with fresh blueberries, warm sautéed apples, a smear of peanut butter or drizzle of honey.
3. Cinnamon Roll
One reviewer said we should call this top-rated favorite a Sin-namon Roll—and for good reason: Warm pastry topped with thick cream cheese frosting is all about decadence, not dieting. Feel free to indulge: This sweet treat is only 180 calories and five grams of fat, with a healthy dose of fiber and protein.
4. Classic Hamburger
Sometimes you just want a little meat with lunch, and this all-beef classic in a whole-wheat bun hits the spot. Stack your patty high with all your favorite fixings: Lettuce, tomato, pickles and a slice of low-fat cheese, if you please. You get 14 grams of muscle-building protein and five grams of fiber with this hearty meal. A tip from one customer: Don’t microwave the bun and burger together. Instead, toast the bun for a little crunch.
5. Pepperoni Pizza Melt
Tangy tomato sauce, spicy pepperoni and gooey mozzarella cheese all nestled together in a seasoned crust—delizioso! Plus, it’s super quick to prep and packed with fiber and protein.
Customers love this pizza melt for on-the-go.
6. Grilled Chicken Sandwich
It tastes like it came right off the grill! This mouth-watering sandwich features juicy white meat chicken dripping in flame-broiled flavor, a hearty whole grain bun, and 13 grams of protein for the perfect midday boost. Our member John loves his with hot sauce; others prefer mustard, lettuce and tomato, onions, mushrooms or even banana peppers.
7. Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich
I scream, you scream, you’ll all scream “yum!” for this ice cream sandwich. Complete with creamy vanilla between two chocolately wafers, a bite of this frozen classic will bring you back to your days as a kid. With only 130 calories and two grams of fat, it’s the perfect chilly treat to satisfy your sweet tooth, and still keep your adult waistline in check.
8. Chocolate Brownie Sundae
Brownie and ice cream and fudge, oh my! It’s a trifecta of chocolate deliciousness in one awesome dessert. You’ll wonder how diet food can taste this good, says customer Chris. This sundae weighs in at 190 calories, and it’s a good source of fiber and protein, so you can lick that spoon clean and enjoy every bit. No wonder it’s a top pick on our list of menu items!
9. Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza
You can still enjoy pizza night on your weight loss program! While your family members are digging into their pie, you can indulge in this pizzeria-style slice that’s topped with mouthwatering cheese, zesty tomato sauce, turkey pepperoni and Italian sausage. It’s a high protein, diet-friendly version of your favorite weekend meal.
10. Roasted Turkey Medallions
This dinner is homemade cooking made healthy! Enjoy slow-roasted, tender slices of turkey smothered in a savory gravy. We paired it with a side of creamy and dreamy mashed potatoes for a satisfying comfort meal that fits into your Nutrisystem program.