Packaged Meals and Clinics - Nutrisystem, Medifast, Jenny Craig, Etc - Please post your favourite meals from NutriSystem
07-17-2006, 05:46 PM
My husband joined today and I am thinking of joining him. I am a picky eater so I was hoping I could get some feedback on the foods you enjoyed most on the plan.
07-17-2006, 07:18 PM
how does your husband like it?
I've only been on it 3 days, i'm not impressed with the food-but the price is reasonable.
I'll have to see how much i lose.
I was on Jenny Craig for 2 weeks and lost 9 lbs, and the food was great, but it was more expensive, that is why i switched to nutrisystem.
The pizza is probably the best.
There is just no comparison with the food, but it is edible.
07-17-2006, 07:52 PM
I'm sorry you are not enjoying the food.
My husband hasn't received his shipment and I only placed my order tonight.
I am hoping we like the food. We camp/backpack a lot and use freeze dried food only so I am hoping the NS food tastes similiar.
How long did it take for your 1st order to arrive.
I am planning on using the journal until our food arrives.
07-18-2006, 04:36 PM
I think the freeze dried camping stuff is better actually,
i think the downfall in flavor of NS, is that everything has added soyprotein.
It took like 2 or 3 days, i was overwhelmed at the amount of food.
I have a shelf for each meal
07-20-2006, 09:59 PM
Day 2 on NS for me:
I love the lunch Chicken Ala King :)
That is the first one I took note of so far.
The eggs kinda freak me out - I have not tried them but they are dried???
I am hoping to aquire a taste for it all and I am not using salt which may be throwing off my tastes- I used to be a saltahoulic...
07-20-2006, 10:31 PM
Okay- I just had the Mac n' cheese with beef and love it!
I think I am adapting HA!
07-20-2006, 10:48 PM
This is great news!
Our food arrived tonight. We only ordered it on Monday so I was surprised it arrived so soon! I am looking forward to trying it on Monday (we are camping this weekend)
How do I add my ticker?
07-20-2006, 10:51 PM
I see you figured it out :)
Hey- was your chocolate melted? In this weather I would be suprised if it wasn't *GRIN* Mine was.
We love to camp and I can easily see bringing along the plan! It is perfect for my mobile life!
07-20-2006, 10:53 PM
Yes it did. I was thinking of putting it in the fridge?
you know I tried all last night to get my ticker up and totally it's here? Very strange LOL
07-20-2006, 10:56 PM
I have my chocolate in the freezer. I am afraid to try it because I really love good chocolate- Maybe I will give it a week so I can forget what the good stuff tastes like :)
Love the ticker,
07-20-2006, 11:02 PM
I know what you mean Stella. I am going to give away a lot of the things in our cupboards that aren't good for us. If we don't have it we won't eat it BUT if it's here look out
07-25-2006, 09:43 AM
Just keeping this on one thread:
Love the pizza!
Any breakfast muffins are nasty to me.... strange texture and bad aftertaste...
Nonfat Strawberry Yogourt with the Granola cereal on top!
What is your favorite breakfasts?
07-25-2006, 12:17 PM
So far i have enjoyed the breakfasts.
I have tried the Smoked Scrampled Eggs, thw Apple flavoured Granola Bar and the Chocolate Chip Granola Bar
For lunch I have tried the cheese tortellini ***** it was delicious
For dinner I have tried the Pot Roast. It was good too.
My favourite snack so far is the Peanut Butter Chcocolate Bar (wish I had ordered 28 of those)
My least fave item has been the sour cream and onion soy chips.
07-25-2006, 01:59 PM
OH! I will order some of the PBChocolate Bars! I am not too keen on the cake but love the chocolate crunch and chocolate cherry things. They taste like carob
07-26-2006, 01:05 AM
I was surprised that the food was better than I expected, especially for being off the shelf. I don't like the eggs or the chocolate bars. But most of the dinners have been good, and they are filling!
07-26-2006, 01:06 AM
Oh, I love the chocolate cherry pieces!
07-26-2006, 10:04 AM
Me too! They are awesome!
Spunky which chocolate bars are you referring to that you do not like?
07-26-2006, 11:08 PM
I went and looked at the package, and it was actually the chocolate fudge cake. How can anything with the word "fudge" in it be bad?
07-26-2006, 11:18 PM
Yeah- I have a couple more of those fudge cakes...
Going to try and trade them for the chocolate *GRIN*
07-28-2006, 08:15 PM
Vegetable Lasagna was pretty good tonight!
07-29-2006, 09:24 AM
I was nervous to try the beef teryiaki, but is was pretty good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank God, because i have 2 of them.
07-29-2006, 12:23 PM
I have a box ready to trade in :) they ask for your account number so if you bought on ebay they wont trade.
Yesterday I used the Weight Watchers Program so that I could work dinner out with the family into the day and a glass of wine. Today I am back to NS. The combination is working pretty good - I lost 7 pounds so far!!!
Oh I tried the pancakes and they were good- but no syrup???
07-29-2006, 10:40 PM
campbellredhead - I had the beef teriyaki tonight - it was good!
HDStreetBob - Wow, 7 lbs! How long did that take you? How many days do you alternate each plan? Oh, and are the pancakes microwavable, or the old fashioned mix kind.
I HATE the EGGS! I will have to call and exchange them.
I LOVE the cherry chocolate!! :love: Wish I could have more than one per day!
07-29-2006, 11:07 PM
the pancakes I make in a skillet- one big one because I am lazy LOL!
If I know I am going to go out to eat one day I start the morning on WW and save up points so I can enjoy small portions of what I like for dinner :) (I have a points calculator and can figure out the points for the NS food and any other food I am intrested in)
Okay- I was bad tonight- I did not feel good so I had a lunch for dinner- chicken noodle soup. EXCELLENT!
But then my husband was called in to work and I was left alone with the kids... I treated myself to two desserts.
Wont do it again. I do feel like I spoiled myself but I know I wont loose weight if I mess up.
07-30-2006, 11:57 PM
HDstreet look for sugarfree very low calorie syrup it will be a free food
08-01-2006, 07:25 PM
Ok ladies i love tuna casserole, i tried to be open minded, and i love the lunch tuna salad, but i couldn't eat it, i even tried to put cheese on it-one and 1/2 bites, so that bit the dust!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08-01-2006, 08:13 PM
So the Tuna dishes are no good...
I have been eating repeats so nothing interesting to report yet except that I really LIKE the mint decadance bar- not sure if I mentioned that before!
08-01-2006, 09:13 PM
I have to say that the chicken salad is as bad as the tuna. I find that I am not a big fan of any of the chicken dishes, but I like the beef dishes.
Oh, and the Spinah Ravioli is very good!
HDStreetBob: Thanks! I'll put that mint decadence on my list for next month!
08-02-2006, 02:29 PM
Just started 2 days ago (was on Atkins before until my cholesterol skyrocketed through the roof) and I attacked it this way:
I separated everything out, then am trying to try something different for every meal during the first 10 days. I kept the packing slip and circle an item every time I try it. Then I put a number next to it to remind me what I thought of it. "1" means I definitely liked it and will order it again. "2" means it was so-so and wouldn't choke on it if I had it again. "3" means don't order it again under any circumstances!!!!
So far I've put a "1" next to the Thai Noodles (surprising, since I normally can't stand tofu) and the blueberry-lemon desert bar!
08-02-2006, 05:42 PM
Today I had the Chicken Stew- boy was that spicy!
It was like chili.
I did like it but will keep in mind the flavor.
08-02-2006, 05:51 PM
What a great system! I will probably come back to this website when it is time to reorder.
The Orange Beef with noodles scores ......... 1!
Cheesy Pasta with Broccoli ....2!
08-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Ok last night i tried orange beef-threw it away-yuck
and the beef burgundy with rice-threw it away-yuck yuck yuck
09-17-2006, 07:19 PM
i found some recipes ya'll could try to make the food taste better--haven't tried them yet myself but they sound good. btw, i like all of the pasta mixed with stir fried veggies, and also the pancakes w/apple sauce. (BIG NOTE-instead of mixing the pasta with boiling water, heat on the stovetop, following directions, but adding an extra tbsp. of water.) hope this helps, Tracy
********Jazzman's Bread Pudding
Counts as 1 Breakfast + 1 Dairy + 1 Fruit (Optional)
* 1 package NS muffins, any flavor
* ICBINB (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, spray)
* 2 tablespoons raisins OR other fruit serving (optional)
* 1 egg white
* 1/2 cup FF milk
* 1 Tablespoons splenda
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 dash vanilla extract
1. Break muffins into small pieces into a ramekin or microwave safe bowl. Spray ICBINB over the muffins. If desired, sprinkle with raisins.
2. In a small mixing bowl, combine egg white, milk, splenda, cinnamon, and vanilla. Beat until well mixed. Pour over muffins, and lightly push down with a fork until muffins are covered and soaking up the mixture.
3. Microwave for 3 - 5 minutes
*********Mash ½ banana in bowl, crumble Banana Muffins into and mix, top with drizzle sf maple syrup ( 20 cal worth), microwave until hot.....
· 1 package NutriSystem Nourish Low-Fat Granola Cereal
· 1 medium-sized apple (peeled, cored & cut into 1-inch chunks)
dash of cinnamon, and/or allspice, and/or nutmeg
· 1-2 Tbsp sugar-free syrup
· Optional: lemon juice
1. Preheat toaster oven to 350-degrees.
2. Combine apple pieces and spices in an ovenproof container (sprinkle apple with lemon juice if desired).
3. Top with granola cereal and drizzle syrup on top.
4. Bake 15-20 minutes. (If you prefer a softer apple consistency, increase baking time to 30 minutes.)
Counts as 1 NutriSystem breakfast entrée + 1 fruit serving + free food
· 1 package NutriSystem Fettuccini Alfredo with Vegetables and Mushrooms
· 2 ounces tuna in water, drained
· 1 teaspoon Parmesan cheese
1. Prepare NutriSystem Fettuccini Alfredo with Vegetables and Mushrooms as directed.
2. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and tuna fish.
09-22-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks Tracy, those recipes look good. I can't wait to get my food.
09-24-2006, 12:20 AM
I like the Rotini with Meatballs(D), Cajun Chicken and Sausage(D), the tacos(D) were pretty good.
Avoid like the plague, Pasta with Beef(L) unless you like jalapenos...actually the only lunch in a can I like is Chicken in Cacciatore Sauce. You're all going to think I am crazy, but I really like the chicken salad, the tuna not as much.
If you want chicken soup, Homestyle Chicken w/noodles is the dinner for you...I want something more substantial at dinner.
I could not eat the smoky eggs. I loved the chocolate cereal and I usually don't like chocolate flavor cereals. I also enjoyed the minifrosted shredded wheat.