8 More Comfort Foods from Nutrisystem: Lunch Edition

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Sometimes you just need some good ole’ comfort food to get you through a rough afternoon. At Nutrisystem, we’ve got so many delicious lunch edition options that’ll bring you back to your happy place, without hurting your weight loss progress.

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Check out eight of our favorite lunch edition comfort foods from the Nutrisystem menu:

1. Hamburger  >


To kick off our lunch edition menu, we’ve got a classic. The patty: All-beef. The bun: Whole wheat. The combo: Pure satisfaction in every juicy bite. This high-protein, high-fiber burger bursts with flavor for only 240 calories. Stack it high with all the classics: Lettuce, tomato and slices of pickle. Or customize your burger to suit your taste: One customer tops hers with homemade salsa, another enjoys it with peppers and onions and a salad on the side. Click here to purchase or find more information.

2. White Cheddar Mac and Cheese >

White Cheddar Mac

Nothing says “comfort food” more than a bowlful of cheesy goodness, and this version does not disappoint. The white cheddar sauce is thick and creamy and the pasta noodles perfectly tender. Each delicious serving provides three grams of fiber and 10 of muscle-building protein for one very filling meal. One customer, Tara, stirs in chopped bits of broccoli for added deliciousness.

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3. Turkey Pot Pie Melt >

Turkey Pot Pie Melt

Another classic lunch edition menu item combines delicious ingredients to form a holiday classic. It’s like Thanksgiving dinner rolled up for lunch: That’s how one reviewer describes this favorite melt. It’s got chunks of white meat turkey, potatoes, peas, carrots and even gravy, all stuffed into a flaky, whole wheat crust for a well-balanced meal that can be microwaved in minutes. And it’s just 200 calories.

4. Beans and Ham Soup >

Beans Ham Soup

Perfect to warm the bones on a chilly day, this hot and hearty soup packs tons of flavor into each spoonful. Smoky ham is slow-simmered in a savory broth with white beans, carrots, celery and spices to get you 12 grams of protein and five of fiber per bowl. “This soup reminds me of homemade,” says Josslyn, a Nutrisystem customer. Each serving is 170 calories.

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5. Loaded Potato >

Loaded Baked Potato

The name doesn’t lie: These creamy mashed potatoes are loaded with a blend of delicious flavors. There’s tangy cheddar in there, blue cheese and even crunchy bacon bits for extra bites of protein. All that for only four-and-a-half grams of fat and 220 calories. Top your potatoes with green chilies for a little kick, suggests one customer; another makes hers heartier by stirring in extra veggies, like kale and cauliflower.

6. Homestyle Chicken >

homestyle chicken

You get the roasted flavors and home-cooked taste. You get the chunks of fork-tender chicken; the same hearty veggies, like carrots, celery and peppers, and even egg noodles. But this lighter version of traditional chicken pot pie is based in a broth and weighs in at only two grams of fat and a shockingly low 120 calories per serving. According to one customer, Kristina: “This lunch is like a nice, warm hug.”

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7. Back Beans & Rice >

Black Beans Rice

Feel free to find comfort in this hearty dish: Black beans, tomatoes, peppers, onions and spices give the rice Southwestern flair. Some customers love it all on its own; others eat it over spaghetti squash or add the rice to a salad for bolder flavor and texture. Each serving: 210 calories, 10 grams of protein and eight of fiber.

8. Pepperoni Pizza Melt >

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Get all the pizza stuff you love—tangy tomato sauce, melty cheese and spicy pepperoni—wrapped up inside a crispy, seasoned crust. “It feels like you’re eating something you shouldn’t have,” says one customer, Jenn. But at only 220 calories with six grams of fiber and 12 grams of protein, this mid-day meal will keep your both your taste buds—and waistline—happy.

Want to check out our full lunch menu? Click here! >