6 No-Bake Cakes from NutrisystemArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
“Life is short,” the saying goes, “so eat the cake.”
This is probably not something you thought you’d hear when you started your weight loss journey. However, the truth is that sometimes you need to have your cake and eat it too. Deprivation is not an effective weight loss tool. It just creates cravings. Learning how to incorporate your favorite foods into your meal plan is part of the long game to maintaining an ideal weight for a lifetime.
In fact, one study, published in the journal Appetite, found that people who associated eating chocolate cake with feeling guilty lost less weight on a diet than those who linked cake with celebrations.
Clearly, cakes have a place on your weight loss plan. That’s definitely something to celebrate!
Looking for some tasty cakes that will make your weight loss easy and breezy? From lemon Bundt cakes and chocolate cupcakes to shortcake and carrot cake, Nutrisystem is here to help! Stock up on these six no-bake cakes from the Nutrisystem snack menu that are sure to be the life of the party:
1. Chocolate Cheesecake
Sometimes, you just have to have chocolate cake. This 140-calorie personal cheesecake is super chocolaty with a heavenly cheesecake filling, dark chocolate crust and a sweet topping of sugar-free chocolate chips and chocolate crumbles. You won’t believe that it’s also a good source of fiber (four grams) and provides five grams of protein.
2. Red Velvet Cupcake
You’d think that red velvet cakes were a new invention but they’ve been around at least since the Victorian era and were first featured in the popular “Joy of Cooking” cookbook in 1942. They get their color via a natural chemical reaction between cocoa powder and buttermilk, though many bakers use natural food coloring or even beet juice to enhance it. But no getting around it, this red chocolate cake is a fan favorite. These little no-bake cakes from Nutrisystem are a good source of fiber (five grams) but only clock in at 130 calories.
3. Lemon Zest Cake
Even a chocoholic might find it hard to resist these lemony mini Bundt cakes drizzled lightly with icing. So refreshing! Plus, it’s a smart choice for your weight loss plan, packing five grams of protein and four grams of fiber for only 140 calories.
4. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcake
It’s all there: ripe red strawberries, soft cake and a scoop of creamy whipped filling, all in one satisfying no-bake cupcake. It’s made more satisfying by the three grams of dietary fiber and five grams of protein in one 130-calorie treat.
5. Carrot Cake Cupcake
There are real carrots in this spicy cake, with a surprising dollop of creamy filling inside and a glaze of cream cheese icing. It’s everything you expect from a carrot cake, but without all the guilt. It’s only 130 calories while also providing three grams of fiber and five grams of protein to satisfy your appetite.
6. Chocolate Cupcake
For those who love their chocolate cake rich and intense, this cupcake version fits the description. Since it’s made with whole grains, it delivers five grams of fiber to make it as satisfying as it is decadent. One of Nutrisystem’s best-selling snacks, it has only 140 calories. No baking necessary! Just thaw it and enjoy. That’s worth celebrating.