I am new at Nutrisystem and there is not much to say about the meals yet, but I can review a few of their snacks. Long story short, I decided to try Nutrisystem diet because I’ve heard so much about it and about the discounts the company offers. This diet for me is out of curiosity more than out of necessity because I live an active lifestyle and don’t have problems with weight. On the other hand, I can always lose 3-6 pounds, because you know, who couldn’t?
I ordered a month’s supply of the basic plan called Uniquely Yours Plan: Women, Chef’s Choice and receive two shipments – one frozen dinners, lunches, and breakfasts, and another of dry goods, mainly snacks, lunch soups, and bars. I intend to share those goodies with my husband on occasions and snacks with kids, but most of everything will be for me, because I’m worth it.
How much does Nutrisystem cost?
I paid $330 for all meals and was able to stack 4 coupons to this order, which gave me:
- 7 free probiotic chocolate shakes
- 10-pack pretzel and popcorn snacks
- 3 free meals
- 5 cookie packs
- Free shipping was included
There are many different plans for men, women, vegetarians, and diabetics, so your price can be very different from mine.
- $50 OFF Your Purchase
- $100 on The 1st Two Purchases
- Free 10-Pack Snacks
How do the meals taste?
All in all I have mixed feelings about the taste of food. It’s hard for me to say much yet, because I just started this diet today. The main problem for me is the fact that all meals are prepared and heated out of the box, not fresh. I like my food made from scratch. The one thing I do enjoy is the ease of the meals – no calorie counting, no cooking, but knowing that I get nutritionally balanced meals. So far I liked about half of what I tried, so we’ll have to see what the future brings.
Today I would like to share my traveling experience with some Nutrisystem snacks.
I received my Nutrisystem meals last Thursday, which was right before my long planned girl trip to Chicago for a long weekend. I actually was pretty happy to have some snacks at home that I could just grab to go with me in case I get hungry somewhere with nothing edible to buy.
The snacks I took with me were:
- Butter Popcorn
- White Cheddar Cheese Popcorn
- White Chocolate Chunk Cookies
- Chocolatey Pretzel Bar
These four are by no means sufficient for a trip, but they worked great as a backup snacks and ended up being quite useful.
We left late Friday night and didn’t get hungry at all. Saturday was spent on a river boat tour and music concert with plenty of restaurant breaks in between, so again no need for snacks. But I could definitely see how they could’ve been useful if we had a busier itinerary and no time for sit down lunches and dinners.
The trip was as amazing as best friends’ for years trip can be, but Sunday came entirely too fast and we had to head back home to Atlanta in the evening. Yes, we ate a late lunch at 5 pm, but the flight was scheduled for 8:55 pm, so we had time to get hungry. We got to the airport early and sat down to have a drink. Nobody wanted to eat at first and we didn’t expect to get hungry before the flight. Unfortunately, it’s November in Chicago and weather there can be unpredictable. Thanks to this weather our flight got delayed. By the time we discovered that the kitchens of all restaurants were getting closed.
The flight got delayed 3 times, a total of 2 hours, and needless to say, we were hangry. This is where Nutrisystem snacks in my backpack came to our rescue. 4 snacks for 4 girls were just about right!
We started with Butter popcorn and one of us really liked them. I was not a big fan, butter didn’t taste real and it was just off and salty. We took time to read the nutrient list and it wasn’t bad – 120 calories, 6 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein. The problem was in the flavor even if it said naturally flavored.
Next were White Cheddar popcorn and this one I loved. We all agreed that it tasted better and felt more natural. It was savory, not too salty, and gone in 2 minutes.
Chewy peanut bar was a hit for all of us and ladies asked for more, which I couldn’t offer. The bar not only tastes good, but also contains 8 grams of protein, 5 grams of fiber, and only 150 calories. I imagine if I ate this bar for snack without sharing, it would keep me full for hours.
Finally, the Toffee Crunch cookies were opened and they were awful, just inedible with all that sugar and bland taste. This opinion was unanimous and the cookies did not get finished. It was hard to believe that 8 grams of sugar can make something so ridiculously sweet!
In conclusion, those 3.5 snacks kept us alive for a flight that landed at 2:30 am and that’s quite impressive! I’m looking forward to more travels with Nutrisystem snacks in my backpack.