Nutrisystem Comparable Foods

By Contributing Writer

The Nutrisystem plan has helped many people lose weight with its program of prepackaged individual servings. Alternatives to the Nutrisystem plan can often cost less and provide the same convenience and nutrition value. Substitutions are not going to be exact, but often the trade in calories/carbs for fat or vice versa makes the difference negligible.

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The Nutrisystem plan has helped many people lose weight with its program of prepackaged individual servings. Alternatives to the Nutrisystem plan can often cost less and provide the same convenience and nutrition value. Substitutions are not going to be exact, but often the trade in calories/carbs for fat or vice versa makes the difference negligible.

Breakfast Alternative

For a one cup serving breakfast of Nutrisystem Nourish Low-Fat Granola Cereal, you will consume 160 calories, 2.5 grams of fat, 31 grams of carbs and 4 grams of protein. A comparable alternative would be Kashi’s GoLean Krunch cereal. A 1 cup serving contains 190 calories, 3 grams of fat, 37 grams of carbs and 9 grams of protein.

Lunch Alternative

The Nutrisystem Nourish Chicken Noodle Soup lunch serving size is one container and has 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, 16 grams of carbs and 10 grams of protein. A comparable substitution would be Campbell's Select Harvest Bowls Savory Chicken and Long Grain Rice Soup. A serving size equals 1 cup and contains 100 calories, 1 gram of fat, 18 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of protein.

Dinner Alternative

A beef taco dinner entrée from Nutrisystem Nourish has 220 calories, 7 grams of fat, 23 grams of carbs and 18 grams of protein. A comparable alternative would be the Southern Beef Tips entrée from Lean Cuisine, which contains 250 calories, 5 grams of fat, 36 grams of carbs and 15 grams of protein.

Snack Alternative

A Nutrisystem snack of Nutrichocolates contains 150 calories, 6 grams of fat, 18 grams of carbs and 7 grams of protein. A comparable substitution comes from Healthy Choice: a Chocolate Fudge Brownie--No Sugar Added, which will give you 120 calories, 2 grams of fat, 21 grams of carbs and 3 grams of protein.

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