7 Shelf-Stable Menu Items Perfect for a Food Fiesta

Article posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
Santa Fe Style Chicken

Did someone say food fiesta?! We did! And we’ve got a list of delicious, festive menu items that you can enjoy guilt-free while adding a little spice into your life.

If you’re a Mexican food lover like we are, that means that those cheesy, spicy dishes are your go-to guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t love a little kick to their food?! Unfortunately, these dishes can often be packed with calories and loaded with some not-so-healthy ingredients.

But don’t worry—Nutrisystem has you covered with an array of healthier versions of a few spicy classics. Order a few of these hearty meals so you can join in on the food fiesta while staying on track with your healthy diet. And the best part about these dishes? They’re shelf-stable food items—so they’re great to stock up on to stay on track.

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Flavor-packed and festive—these shelf-stable menu items are great to have on hand when those spicy food cravings call. And they’re so delicious, the family may want to join in on your Nutrisystem food fiesta—so be sure to grab a few extras so you can share!

Check out seven of our shelf-stable menu items that are perfect for a diet-friendly food fiesta:

1. White Bean Chicken Chili >

White Bean Chicken Chili

Kick it up a notch with this spicy meal. This dish is packed with hearty ingredients—white meat chicken, white beans, creamy cheddar cheese, zesty peppers and packed with seasoning. This flavor-packed chili with a twist is the perfect addition to any food fiesta. (Word to the wise: Put a few extras in your cart—this is one of those dishes the whole family will want in on.) And at 180 calories and 12 grams of protein, this chili is a dieter’s dream.

2. Black Bean Quinoa Bowl >

Black Bean Quinoa Bowl

Thanks to the hearty ingredients, this delicious meal will fill you up without filling you out. Black beans at the base, this dish combines quinoa, tomatoes, onions, red peppers and a variety of spices to pack in flavor while keeping you on track. Add this to your menu for a food fiesta and grab a few extras to share with the fam! With 10 grams of protein and 6 grams of fiber, Nutrisystem’s Black Bean Quinoa Bowl is the real deal.

3. Yellow Rice And Black Beans >

Yellow Rice And Black Beans

This meal combines the classic pairing of rice and beans with a zesty medley of tomatoes, onions and spices. This tasty dish will have your taste buds thanking you. Pop it in the microwave and dive into this vegetarian meal with zero guilt. Clocking in at 190 calories, this hearty dish has 10 grams of protein with 4 grams of fiber.

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4. Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa >

Red Beans and Rice with Quinoa

This delicious dish is packed with flavor. Zesty rice, hearty beans, peppers and protein-packed chicken andouille sausage are combined to create this hearty meal. And it has a kick to it—so it’s perfect for spicy food lovers! With 10 grams of protein and 180 calories, this diet-friendly dish is a must-have addition to any dieter’s food fiesta.

5. Santa Fe Style Chicken >

Santa Fe Style Chicken

If you’re looking for a shelf-stable meal with just a hint of spice—this is your go-to. Tender pieces of white-meat chicken are combine with rice, red and green bell peppers, corn, black beans, and our favorite part, a tomato-based southwestern-style sauce. This dish will leave you feeling full thanks to a hearty 17 grams of protein.

6. Beef ‘N’ Beans >

Beef ‘N’ Beans

If you have a hearty appetite, this is a must-try. Natural-cut beef and seasoned beans are slow-cooked to perfection with a savory stew of tomatoes, onions and peppers. Packed with a whopping 19 grams of protein and clocking in at 220 calories, this filling dinner checks off all the boxes for food fiesta approved.

7. Chili With Beans >

Chili With Beans

It’s a classic comfort food—seasoned meat and beans are combined to create this satisfying dish. Packed with flavor and cooked to perfections, this Chili With Beans is bound to become a household favorite. Like a little kick on your chili? Top this classic with a few slices of Jalapeños to kick it up a notch for your food fiesta. And thanks to 14 grams of protein, this chili will keep you feeling full until your next meal occasion.

Looking to get creative in the kitchen with a few Mexican-inspired meals?! We’ve got plenty of diet-friendly recipes created by our team of recipe developers. Check out a few of our favorites: