13 Ready-to-Go Meals to Keep in Your Pantry

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white cheddar mac and cheese

Meal prep can be hard, especially when your life keeps you busy all day long. That’s why at Nutrisystem, we focus on making eating for weight loss as easy as we can for you. These ready-to-go meals, for instance, are delicious and satisfying options for lunch and dinner.  From pizza and pasta to hearty bowls of soup, they’re all loaded with tempting flavors yet perfectly portioned for success.

Plus, they are super convenient. You can keep them in your pantry or take them with you to work, so you have good food to eat when hunger strikes. They’ll keep you on track with your weight loss while satisfying your cravings for foods you love.

1. Classic Tuna Salad

Classic Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is a popular meal for people losing weight for a reason. It is high in protein, versatile, easy to make and super flavorful. We make it even easier to enjoy with our already-assembled salad that’s ready to eat right out of the packet.

This tasty meal features flaky tuna fish with just the right amount of mayonnaise, onions, pickles and spices. Our secret ingredient is water chestnuts for extra crunch. You can spread it on a whole grain roll, try it on top of a mixed green salad, or just eat it with a fork right out of the pouch.

2. White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

You can enjoy real mac and cheese any day of the week when you’re on a Nutrisystem plan. Sounds good, right? Even better, we make this version with extra-creamy cheddar cheese sauce and tender noodles. It comes with 220 calories per serving and 10 powerful grams of protein.

3. Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

Four out five mothers recommend chicken noodle soup for a healthy and satisfying lunch. We didn’t do a poll to prove that, but we did make this soup with the high-quality ingredients and tender loving care that any mom would use.

The rich chicken broth is brimming with white-meat chicken and lots of egg noodles, plus carrots and celery for extra nutrition. You can take it with you on any busy day and your lunch is a few minutes away.

4. Bean and Bacon Soup

Bean and Bacon Soup

Sit down to a quick and easy lunch that’s hearty enough to keep you going all afternoon. In this tasty soup, navy beans pack the protein and fiber to keep you filled up, while bits of bacon infuse the broth with smoky flavor. We assembled the soup so that all you need to do is warm it up and lunch is served.

5. Garlic Cheese Flatbread

Garlic Cheese Flatbread

Flatbread is a like a pizza crust, but you can top it with anything you like. This thin whole wheat crust comes with a buttery garlic sauce and cheese to sprinkle over it all. The flatbread comes out of the microwave or toaster oven hot, crispy and ready to eat in less than 10 minutes. These flatbreads aren’t frozen, so you can keep them on hand and pull one out anytime you get a craving for a savory pie.

6. Santa Fe Style Chicken

Santa Fe Style Chicken

If you like the zesty flavors of Southwestern cuisine, you’ll love our take on this classic dish. The chunks of white meat chicken are paired with black beans, bell peppers, sweet corn kernels and hearty brown rice. It’s all blended with a lightly spicy tomato sauce. The 17 grams of protein in this dinner are sure to keep you fueled up and your appetite satisfied.

7. Pasta Parmesan with Chicken

Pasta Parmesan With Chicken

A bowlful of tender noodles can be a part of your weight loss menu with this popular dinner option. You get bites of savory chicken breast along with the pasta. It’s all in a thick sauce featuring tangy tomatoes and plenty of real Parmesan cheese. Take it to the next level of nutrition by adding mushrooms, bell peppers or any other non-starchy vegetables you like.

8. Spicy Kung Pao Noodles

Spicy Kung Pao Noodles

Set aside the takeout menu and get your tastebuds ready for the zing of Asian spices in this authentic-flavored dish. Tender noodles are paired with a zesty sauce seasoned with garlic, chili pepper, onions and garlic for just a hint of heat, while peanuts add a bit of crunch. Best of all, there’s no waiting for delivery or pick-up when you’re hungry for lunch.

9. Three Cheese Chicken

Three Cheese Chicken

White meat chicken and curly pasta coated with rich cheese sauce sounds like the kind of hot lunch you don’t indulge in when you’re trying to lose weight. But we make this dish with quality ingredients in the perfect portions, so your midday break is satisfying and savory.

10. Chili-Style Beans

Chili-Style Beans

Knock out your appetite with a meal that fills you up and sticks to your ribs for hours. We season these Chili-Style Beans with Southwest spices and slow-cook them in savory beef stock until they’re tender. No need for you to stand over the stove for hours because this meal goes from your pantry to your plate in minutes.

11. Harvest Grain Bowl

Harvest Grain Bowl

A delicious, high-protein meal can be so simple with a bowl of powerhouse ingredients. This plant-based dish features high-protein and fiber-rich chickpeas, lentils and quinoa, along with brown and wild rice. They’re seasoned and flavored with a fragrant broth that brings them all together in each spoonful.

12. Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

When you’ve worked up a hearty appetite, serve yourself this filling, ready-to-go meal. The meatballs are made with real beef, and they’re bathed in a tangy tomato sauce that gives them the authentic flavor you love. For a healthy dinner, enjoy these meatballs on top of a serving of zucchini noodles, on a whole grain roll or with a side salad.

13. Thick Crust Pizza

Nutrisystem thick crust pizza

You can have pizza in minutes, whenever and wherever you want. This pantry-perfect pie will be waiting, and it will be hot and oozing with melted mozzarella in minutes. The whole wheat crust is thick and chewy, so you stay full for hours. Enjoy the pizza as is or top it with your choice of mushrooms, onions, roasted peppers, or a dash or two of red pepper flakes.

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