Can I Have Chicken on NutriSystem?

By Barb Nefer

  • Overview

    NutriSystem is a diet plan that uses pre-packaged meal options, mixed with fresh foods, to help you lose weight. NutriSystem offers vegetarian meals and meat-based dishes, including several made with chicken. Customers who prefer chicken have many options from which to choose.
  • Function

    Nutrisystem is a diet plan in which customers receive regular home deliveries of dietetic foods. NutriSystem says that the foods contain "good carbs" and omega-3 fatty acids to promote heart health. They also come in controlled portions to help prevent overeating. Customers supplement the pre-packed meals with additional fresh foods, such as fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Types

    Many types of meat, including chicken, are used in Nutrisystem's pre-packaged meals. Chicken options are available in both the lunch and dinner choices. Some of the lunch options that contain chicken include chicken noodle soup, chicken salad and chicken a la king. Some of the dinner options that include chicken are a chicken breast patty, chicken parmesan, chicken with dumplings, and chicken with almonds, rice and vegetables.

  • Features

    Although customers can purchase pre-selected menus on the Nutrisystem plan, they are also free to select their own menu options. Those who prefer chicken can select as many appropriate meals as they wish. They can consult the menu on the Nutrisystem website, narrow down the chicken-based meals and add them to their custom order. If they eventually get tired of ordering and eating chicken-based meal, they can make different selections for their next order.
  • Cost

    The cost of the NutriSystem diet plan varies, depending on a customer's selection. Plans start at around $350 for a month, including shipping. Discounts are often available through special online promotions or by selecting an automatic shipping program. There is no additional charge for selecting a large number of meals containing chicken.
  • Benefits

    NutriSystem meals are portion controlled and contain a certain amount of calories. If a dieter sticks to the NutriSystem plan and only eats the prepared meals and allowable additions, she will most likely lose weight. Because the dieter can self-select appealing meals from within the NutriSystem choices, the chances of success increase.
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