I’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Nutrisystem flex meals. There’s a lot to like about this program because it allows you to take two days off each week. And, it’s about $100 cheaper than the regular women’s program. But, there’s some misconceptions about the food which I’ll address in the following article.
The Food Really Isn’t Any Different. You’re Just Getting Less Of It: There are no “special foods” for the Nutrisystem flex plan. But, you are getting enough meals to eat five times per day for 20 days rather than for 28 days. So, when they ship your order, less food will be in the box since you are taking eight days off per month. But, the choices for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and desserts remain the same. You can still chose any foods you like off the menu. You’ll just be choosing for 20 days rather than for 28. I’ll go over a sampling of the foods below.
Sample Nutrisystem Flex Menu: When you order any Nutrisystem package, you’re given the choice to go with a sampling of the most popular items (“order favorites”) or you can hand pick your own (“chose your menu”) Below are items from the order favorites. But, the entire lot of food choices is available if you want to hand pick your foods. There is no additional cost for this. The base price of both of these is about $234 (and that is before coupons, specials, or incentives, which usually bring this down even more.)
Breakfast Menu Sample:
granola bar (chocolate chip is often included)
cereal (often included is granola, Nutricinnamon Squares (like Life cereal), Nutriflakes (like frosted or corn flakes), and NutriCrunch (like captain crunch but much less sweet), and
scrambled eggs (veggie and cheddar).
Sample Lunch Menu
soups (example beans and ham, minestrone, pasta with beef)
cheese tortellini (very good)
chocolate peanut butter or fudge bar (also very good)
Dinner Sample Menu:
raviolis (spinach and meat or tomato basil (a few of my favorites)
macaroni and cheese
pizza (flat bread or thick crust – both are pretty good, but I actually prefer the flat bread)
two types of lasagna (one vegetable option)
Dessert And Snack Choices:
dessert bars: (chocolate and peanut butter, chocolate crunch, chocolate caramel – all pretty good)
cookies (peanut butter, oatmeal raisin, macadamia nut, chocolate chip, white chocolate, almond)
As you can see, there are some pretty good offerings here, but again, this is the popular choice package. There are some really good choices left out here (like the tacos, the bisotti, the lemon squares, the chocolate pound cake, etc.) Basically, in the favorites package that you giving you what most people like the best, but you aren’t bound to these. As I said before, you can hand chose your foods using “chose your menu” if you like which gives you the option to only get the foods that you like in the flavors that you prefer.