A Nutrisystem Thanksgiving: 8 Menu Items to Enjoy on Turkey DayArticle posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
Want to enjoy some of your Thanksgiving favorites without totally derailing your diet? A lot of people claim that holiday indulgences set them off track for the days ahead. However, you can easily stay on plan and enjoy a healthy, properly portioned dinner with the help of Nutrisystem meals. Even just starting your day off with a filling turkey-based breakfast or lunch can help prevent you from overeating when it’s time for that Turkey Day feast. All it takes is a little bit of forethought (and some help from us) to make healthy choices and keep your diet on track.
Here are 8 delicious Nutrisystem meals to enjoy on Turkey Day:
Want to know exactly how much fat and calories you’re consuming with your turkey dinner? Feasting on Nutrisystem’s Roasted Turkey Medallions is a delicious, portion-controlled solution that will prevent you from over-indulging. These slow-roasted, tender turkey cuts are topped with savory gravy and paired with a side of creamy mashed potatoes. It’s a high protein, satisfying comfort meal that’s perfectly diet-friendly. You’ll know exactly what you’ve consumed—260 calories, eight grams of fat, plus a whopping 21 grams of protein!
This hand-held pot pie is a great way to get your turkey fix in a slightly different fashion—as a pocket melt! The flaky whole-wheat crust is stuffed with chunks of turkey, gravy, potatoes, carrots and peas for a turkey meal that can be enjoyed on-the-go. It could make a great lunch that fills you up prior to Thanksgiving dinner. It has a great flavor combination while packing in 12 grams of protein and five grams of dietary fiber—but only clocking in at 200 calories.
Instead of going overboard on the turkey this year, you can eat a well-portioned dinner that you’ll still fully enjoy. This sliced white meat turkey dish is paired with a savory side of stuffing featuring celery, onions and deliciously seasoned gravy. Though it tastes super indulgent, it contains only 250 calories and boasts a whopping 19 grams of energy-boosting protein. It’s a great way to enjoy your holiday favorites in a surprisingly diet-friendly dinner.
Instead of turkey, why not turkey sausage? In this yummy dish, tender pasta is mixed into a creamy cheddar cheese sauce and blended with savory turkey sausage for a winning combination. Many of those who have tried it (and reviewed it) say they can hardly believe it is diet-approved and only 240 calories. This easy meal also delivers 16 grams of protein, thanks to the hearty turkey sausage.
Who says your turkey needs to be served on a platter? If pizza is more your speed, then you’ll definitely want to add this Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza to your next Nutrisystem order. It has the perfect combination of meat, cheese, zesty sauce and a thick, doughy crust. With only 260 calories, a turkey pizza on Turkey Day may be a new holiday tradition.
Start your Turkey Day off on the right foot with a healthy Nutrisystem breakfast that will leave you feeling like you’ve indulged. While the drive-through variety of this sandwich is packed with fat and calories, our healthier turkey sausage version is a mere 180 calories. Start your day off with a nice boost of energy thanks to its 14 grams of protein. You’ll feel full and satisfied and won’t be tempted to overindulge come Thanksgiving dinner.
This breakfast sandwich uses turkey bacon to make for a healthier version that you can enjoy with zero guilt. It features fluffy egg whites and American cheese on a whole wheat muffin. Though it’s packed with flavor, it only has 150 calories. It’s another great way to start your Turkey Day so that you don’t overindulge later.
This final option is another great way to kick off your holiday with a filling and delicious breakfast. Lean, smoked turkey ham and a combination of Swiss and cheddar cheeses are folded into a fluffy egg white omelet for a meal that tastes too-good-to-be-true (considering it’s a mere 90 calories). There’s nothing better than starting your day off with powerful nutrition.