Meat lovers, rejoice! Losing weight doesn’t have to mean existing on broccoli and carrots alone. Eating animal protein can be a key component in your weight loss success.
Meat delivers crucial vitamins and minerals, like vitamin B12 which is almost exclusively provided by the meat we consume in our diets. Carnivores can also rest assured they’re getting adequate amounts of the iron that’s important to our immune function, red blood cell health, energy and oxygen levels in our body.
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But that’s not all: Meat contains powerful protein, full of the essential amino acids our bodies need to increase and maintain our muscle mass. It may even improve our bone health as we age.
Nutrisystem has put together a menu full of meaty lunches and dinners to deliver all the benefits of meat without unnecessary weight gain. Just perfectly portioned, delicious meals you’ve come to love… ready in minutes.
Helpful hint: Click on the image or name of the food item to view more information. Here are the Nutrisystem meat meals we can’t live without: Who doesn’t love a good burger? Skip the take-out and take in! Enjoy a delicious all-beef patty for a quick and easy lunch that doesn’t skimp on flavor. A soft whole wheat bun provides the whole grains you need, while each meal delivers five grams of fiber. The 14 grams of protein keep you full and satisfied way into the afternoon craze. Try adding some veggies to that burger for extra nutrients and fresh flavor. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Sometimes lunch requires more than a cup of soup. How about a hearty sandwich packed with delicious meat? Chicken is the ideal lean meat. And this grilled chicken sandwich from Nutrisystem is ready in a snap. Its pillowy bun delivers whole grains, which is great considering that the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics recommends you make half of your grains whole every day. This savory sandwich will even keep you satisfied with 13 grams of muscle-building protein and 70 percent of your recommended vitamin C intake. Surprise: It’s all possible in just 200 calories. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Who doesn’t love some sweet southern BBQ? Lunch time never tasted so sweet! Pop one of these pouches filled with deliciously lean pulled pork in the microwave and have your way with it in mere minutes. Enjoy in a small whole grain tortilla, over brown rice or stuffed in between the small, classic whole grain roll. These serving options help you maintain balance and make half of your grains whole every day. Stay satisfied and on track to your weight loss goals, friends. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Latin up your lunch and leave the salad at home, meat-lovers! Flame broiled chicken packed with 14 grams of protein is the perfect way to keep you going throughout the day. Brown rice and veggies provide all the fiber you need at just 200 calories. You’ll feel spoiled as you indulge in this quick and easy lunch. All you need is a microwave and a bowl. Bam! To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Stuff your chicken, not your belly! This perfectly portioned chicken breast is generously stuffed with caramelized onions and oozing with Swiss and American cheeses. Mushroom-lovers enjoy the delicious button and Portabella mushroom mix stuffed inside for added pleasure, while all of these gourmet flavors dance in a white wine sauce. This is a dinner fit for a king! Packing in 23 grams of protein you’ll power up your way to some serious weight loss. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Meat and potatoes deliver a comfort food dinner fit for the coldest winter days. Protein-rich tender turkey and creamy mashed potatoes combine to provide a dining experience that will keep your weight loss goals in sight. No need to eat salad every night when Nutrisystem gives you this perfectly portioned meal ready in just minutes. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Enjoy a meat meal like mom used to make. Delicious meatloaf full of nutrient-rich vegetables gives you a protein packed dinner to keep you satisfied beyond belief. A soft whole wheat bun adds loads of fiber to keep your heart strong. The cherry on top? This meaty meal is ready in minutes. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Enjoy an Italian delight without the guilt. These meatballs are rich in protein and are perfectly portioned for 150 calories at dinner time. Squeeze these guys between a small whole grain roll for a completely satisfying meal. This Italian fare, ready in minutes, takes the work out of dinner time. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. No need to give up Italian night! Nutrisystem has recreated a classic comfort meal to cap off your day. This perfectly portioned breaded chicken breast atop satisfying spaghetti makes dinner totally simple. Zesty tomato sauce covers the meal that wouldn’t be complete without the tasty Asiago cheese topping. Full of fiber and protein, this complete meal is ready to eat in minutes! To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Research shows that eating adequate protein, while on a weight loss program increases your chances of reaching your goal and keeping the weight off! Deliciously sweet and tangy BBQ sauce smothers juicy chicken with 15 grams of lean protein and blends with green bell peppers to deliver the vegetables your body needs. And did we mention the bacon? Add to a healthy whole grain wrap or roll for a complete meal—or try it over brown rice or lettuce leaves for a twist! To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. A delicious mushroom gravy, poured over tender Salisbury steak is not your average diet meal. Add to that creamy mac and cheese? It can’t be true! But this meal from Nutrisystem is weight loss food done right. It’s packed with protein to keep you satisfied all the way to slim. Comfort food that provides a balanced meal will keep you happy long after dinner is over. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. A lighter twist on an Italian favorite, sausage and peppers is perfect for any weeknight dinner. Just pop deliciously smoked chicken sausage in the microwave and you’ll have a protein-packed dinner in minutes. Balanced with a blend of peppers and onions, this meal delivers all the flavor and nutrients your body craves. Research suggests that getting more protein in our diets is associated with weight loss… Now that’s an easy diet plan for the meat lover in you. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Bring the cantina to your dinner table with a Santa Fe style chicken meat feast, served over vegetables and long grain whole brown rice. A delicious southwestern style sauce adds loads of flavor, without excessive sodium. With just 560 grams of sodium per meal and 17 grams of protein, your stomach will be satisfied and your heart will be happy. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. Cold winter months call for a hearty beef stew. Nutriystem combines tender chunks of beef with satisfying potatoes, carrots and peas. Meat delivers all the protein you need in just 150 calories—but, it also gives you 15 percent of your vitamin A requirement for the day! Vitamin A keeps your eyes sharp, bones healthy and immune system strong! So dive into this balanced, but meaty Nutrisystem meal. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here. You don’t have to give up your favorite Asian inspired dish to make your weight loss dreams come true. Sirloin beef is smothered in a traditional garlic sauce, while broccoli and whole grain orzo are featured for a little spin. Just 200 calories and 20 grams of protein make for the perfectly balanced dinner that’s ready in a pinch. Extra bonus: This delicious meat lovers meal has 20 percent of your vitamin C intake for the day. Vitamin C boosts your immune system, may help lower hypertension and provides powerful antioxidants. To see more information about this meat lover meal, click here.