Nutrisystem Restaurant Faves: 10 Feel-Good Meals Inspired by Famous DishesArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
Here at Nutrisystem, it’s no secret that we love cooking up perfectly portioned versions of your favorite meals and snacks. So when we heard that our customers had a hankering for some famous restaurant meal faves made Nutrisystem-friendly, we knew we had to step in and help.
Introducing Restaurant Faves from Nutrisystem! Inspired by meals from popular restaurants and portioned with half the calories, these deliciously indulgent dishes provide the same famous flavor but none of the guilt.
Enjoy restaurant dining from the comfort of your own home with the all-new Restaurant Faves from Nutrisystem below!
1. Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup >
One taste of this guilt-free soup and you’ll be instantly transported to your favorite bread café! This stepped-up version of classic tomato soup is prepared with slow-stewed tomatoes, parmesan cheese, chicken broth and even some heavy cream. It has the same delicious taste you crave but is completely guilt-free. Click here to try our Café-Style Creamy Tomato Soup! >
2. Bistro-Style Toasted Ravioli >
This plate of toasted ravioli rivals your favorite Italian-style bistro. It’s stuffed with a THREE delicious cheeses and covered in seasoned bread crumbs. Created as part of our new Restaurant Faves line—which are made to deliver the same great taste as your restaurant favorite foods but portioned to provide at least half the calories—this particular dinner is also portioned to be 50% less fat than the restaurant favorite meal that is was inspired by. Try our Bistro-Style Toasted Ravioli here! >
To prepare these crispy raviolis, the directions call for ¼ cup oil. However, please note that not all of this oil will be absorbed by the raviolis during cooking. (Only about 2 grams of the oil is absorbed by each ravioli. This equates to ~18 calories per ravioli coming from oil, or about 70 calories total per serving.) It is important to note that these calories are included in the nutrition facts listed on the Nutrition Facts Panel, so you do not need to add anything additional to NuMi when tracking this meal. Here are a few tips for cooking and serving these Bistro-Style Toasted Ravioli:
- We would recommend making sure that the oil in the pan is hot before adding the ravioli. The prep instructions recommend that the oil be heated to 350 degrees. You can also dip the end of a wooden spoon into the oil. If it starts to steadily bubble, it should be hot enough to add the ravioli. If there are no bubbles, it is not hot enough and you should wait a bit longer.
- Only one side of the ravioli should be submerged in the oil. If the entire ravioli is submerged in the oil, you may need to use a larger pan or use less than the ¼ cup oil.
- Serving suggestion: We recommend rounding out the meal by serving this dish with a large salad. You can also add about 2 Tbsp. of a low or no-sugar marinara sauce for dipping.
3. Country-Style Chicken and Dumplings >
When it comes to comfort food, you might think that the famous country restaurant down the street has got it all figured out. But when comfort food causes you to be uncomfortably full, it’s likely not the best choice for your weight loss goals.
Now you can enjoy your favorite homestyle flavors without sabotaging your success! This hearty helping of tender dumplings is perfectly portioned and paired with white meat chicken, peas, carrots and a rich southern-style gravy. Click here to try our Country-Style Chicken and Dumplings! >
4. Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito >
Inspired by the taco drive-thru, our loaded beef burrito is sure to ring a bell! It’s packed with Mexican-style seasoned beef, black beans, brown rice and mozzarella cheese. Wrapped up in a tasty tortilla, it’s the ultimate grab-and-go breakfast that will help you cut out the drive-thru from your morning routine. Try our Beef, Bean & Cheese Burrito here! >
5. Café-Style Broccoli Cheddar Soup >
Here’s another favorite soup reimagined! Inspired by the famous option from the popular bread café, this thick and creamy soup has all the feel-good flavor—with none of the guilt! It features a savory blend of cheddar cheese, broccoli and carrots for a deliciously simple lunch you’ll look forward to all day. Click here to try our Café-Style Broccoli Cheddar Soup! >
6. Country-Style Hash Brown Casserole >
“Barrel” through your afternoon with this country-style lunch! Inspired by the dish from that famous all-day breakfast place, our hash brown casserole features our signature cheddar cheese sauce, russet potatoes, scrambled egg whites, real bacon pieces, peppers and onions. Try our Country-Style Hash Brown Casserole! >
7. Chicken Burrito Bowl >
Your favorite burrito place can’t compete with this bowl of zesty goodness. That’s because our better-for-you burrito bowl combines tender white-meat chicken and fluffy brown rice with tasty toppings like black beans, corn, peppers and tangy salsa. It’s perfectly portioned, weight loss friendly and 100% guilt-free! Click here to try our Chicken Burrito Bowl! >
8. Bourbon-Style Chicken >
It’s the weekend and you’re craving your go-to order from that neighborhood restaurant chain. Instead of heading out for a dinner that doesn’t align with your goals, consider this inspired meal from Nutrisystem instead! Head to the freezer, grab a skillet and whip up this 9-minute meal in a snap. It’s got a sweet and tangy bourbon-style sauce that covers seasoned chicken, roasted potatoes and crisp vegetables. Try our Bourbon-Style Chicken! >
This dish is a part of our line of Hearty Inspirations™ premium meals. Our Hearty Inspirations™ dinners are bigger and more filling than our standard dinners, but remain perfectly portioned for weight loss. That’s because everything is included: No need to add your own sides or veggies! They count as 1 Nutrisystem® Dinner + 1 PowerFuel + 1 Vegetable
9. Beef Lo Mein >
Skip the noodle house and grab a skillet! Another delicious dish in our line of Hearty Inspirations™ premium meals, this hearty Beef Lo Mein goes from pan to plate in under 15 minutes. Asian-style noodles are paired with tender strips of beef, broccoli, peppers, snap peas and mushrooms. Enjoy all the flavor of your favorite Asian restaurant from the comfort of your own dining room. Click here to try our Beef Lo Mein! >
10. Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté >
Chicken and shrimp unite in this surf-and-turf skillet that’s packed with protein! This decadent dinner is also one of our Hearty Inspirations™ premium meals, counting as 1 Nutrisystem® Dinner + 1 PowerFuel + 1 Vegetable. It’s served with long grain rice and fire-roasted vegetables, all tossed in our creamy Cajun-inspired sauce. Try our Cajun-Style Chicken and Shrimp Sauté! >