Spice Up Your Life: 11 Spicy Foods from NutrisystemArticle posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
Turn up the heat at meal time, and you could live longer and burn more fat. It’s true! In one study, scientists found that people who ate spicy foods almost every day had a 14 percent lower risk of death compared to people who spiced things up less often. And other studies have found that compounds in hot peppers may fight fat and curb your appetite.
There’s another benefit to spicing things up: It’s delicious! Spices light up your taste buds with zesty flavors and make your meals so much more satisfying.
The Nutrisystem menu offers you lots of options that treat you to the joys of spicy foods. While not all of them are super spicy, you can always add more if you prefer even more heat. because spices have virtually no calories and are a Free Food on the Nutrisystem plan.
Get those warming, I-need-a-glass-of-water feelings going with these 11 spicy foods from Nutrisystem.
1. Breakfast Burrito
Make your mornings more exciting, flavorful and filling with a Nutrisystem breakfast burrito. Packed with black beans, cheesy scrambled eggs and melty mozzarella, this mouth-watering grab-and-go breakfast is the spicy pick-me-up your a.m. needs. It’s also a good source of protein, so you’ll be powered up, satisfied and ready to take on the day.
2. Spicy Uncured Pepperoni Pizza Melt
Nutrisystem melts are member favorites for a reason: They’re convenient meals that are perfect for work or busy schedules, filled with delicious cheese and creamy sauces all wrapped up in a perfectly seasoned crust. This version gives you all the flavors and fun of pepperoni pizza for 220 calories. In the microwave, this grabbable lunch is ready in just 2.5 minutes. But for the ultimate in crispy texture, take a little more time: Use a conventional or toaster oven for 20 to 25 minutes, and the wrap takes on a super-satisfying crunch.
3. Southwest Fiesta Melt
Another melt, and even more mmmm. No fast food burrito can compete with this warm and tasty veggie wrap. Inside the soft whole wheat wrap you’ll find brown rice, black beans and corn, along with creamy, melty, spicy jack cheese. It’s a burrito-inspired lunch that fits in your hand—and fits into your weight loss plan—with just the right amount of spice and a whole lot of flavor. Want to turn the heat up even more? One member adds pickled jalapenos and taco sauce on top for an added kick!
4. Spicy Kung Pao Noodles
Enjoy authentic Asian flavor in a bowlful of slurp-worthy noodles, sparked with spicy soy sauce made from chili peppers, garlic, shallots and green onions, plus crunchy peanuts. The sauce on these noodles delivers a serious punch of flavor and spice. And unlike other noodle lunches, it’s got 10 grams of protein, so it’s a midday meal that will fill you up and help you stay focused and satisfied. No wonder more than 1,200 Nutrisystem members have rated it five stars! For added flavor and protein, add a PowerFuel; chunks of chicken make this meal even more satisfying. Even better, this meal is easy to take wherever you go. All you need is a microwave and water, and you’re ready to eat in minutes.
5. Jalapeno and White Cheddar Stuffed Chicken Stick
Think of this stick as the jalapeno popper reimagined: Instead of stuffing the pepper with cheese and meat, the peppers and cheese are stuffed inside the chicken! The result is a meal that’s high in protein—17 grams— and 180 calories. And it’s also power-packed with flavor: Inside the chicken, there’s creamy white cheddar cheese and spicy, flavorful jalapenos. Pair it with come crunchy, non-starchy vegetables and salsa for a fantasic midday meal.
6. Beef, Bean and Cheese Burrito
Burritos are loaded with flavor, and often loaded with calories. Just the tortilla at the leading fast casual burrito place is over 300 calories! Add in the meat, rice, beans and toppings, and you could build a eating plan-crushing meal that’s more than 1,000 calories.
Our beef, bean and cheese burrito satisfies and keeps you on plan. With beef, beans and cheese all wrapped in a tortilla, it’s got the flavors you crave … all for 230 calories. So there’s plenty of room left over to add a PowerFuel like extra cheese or guacamole. It’s also a good source of protein and fiber!
7. Santa Fe Style Chicken
Be warned: This meal is real-deal spicy! The tomato-based southwestern-style sauce gives the rice, beans, bell peppers, corn and chunks of white meat chicken a serious kick that may have you fanning your mouth. But it’s so delicious that you’ll keep digging in! It’s ready in just 45 to 60 seconds in your microwave. And thanks to 17 grams of filling protein, you’ll probably be satisfied for way longer than that.
8. Chicken Enchilada
This corn tortilla is stuffed with white meat chicken, peppers, onions and tomatoes, then smothered in melted cheddar and sour cream. The enchilada is served with a side of Spanish-style brown rice in a tomato-based sauce. And did we mention it’s spicy? One member said it left their tongue tingling! Our version of Tex-Mex is loaded with flavor and heat—a perfect combination.
9. Chili-Style Beans
Warm up this mix of red beans and savory beef stock, and warm yourself and your taste buds up at the same time. It’s flavorful, filling and so simple to prepare … and to customize. Add more spice if you can take the heat with some chili powder, red pepper flakes or hot sauce. Pump up the filling protein with a PowerFuel; lean ground turkey or beef makes this bowl even more satisfying.
10. Chicken Burrito Bowl
Nutrisystem’s Hearty Inspirations meals feature bigger portions, are loaded with vegetables and protein, and feature meals just like those at your favorite restaurants. The Chicken Burrito Bowl checks all those boxes. It’s a bigger portion crammed with chicken, black beans, corn, peppers, salsa and rice. It delivers 25 filling grams of protein. And it’s got a taste to rival your favorite takeout burrito bowl. Another box it checks: Spice. This indulgent bowl is tangy, perfectly seasoned and brings the heat to give you the full burrito bowl experience. Get ready for this to be your new go-to meal!
11. BBQ Seasoned Chicken
This savory shredded chicken is smothered in a zesty, smoky, savory and spicy barbecue sauce. It’s perfect wrapped up in a tortilla, on a whole wheat bun, as a protein-packed topping for a crunchy salad, or as one of our members suggests, as a topping for low-calorie, high-fiber spaghetti squash. The ideas for how to enjoy this dish are endless, but the preparation is not. It takes less than a minute to make!