Now we turn our attention to dinner. I have to say, overall, the dinners surprised me in a positive way. For the most part, all the dishes I tried had the look of traditional tv dinners…which I typically do not like at all. So I was seriously nervous about eating these, fearing that they would all be awful. Here’s what I thought about each of the dishes I tried (and remember, Nutrisystem’s dinner offerings are far more extensive than what I’ve listed here!).
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells: Honestly? My review is “ick.” I give this 1.5 out of 5 stars. I found the shells to be chewy, the sauce to be too acidic and the meal to just leave me feeling totally unsatisfied.
Ravioli Formaggio: 2 out of 5 stars. This is just a slightly better version of the dish above.
Glazed Chicken Tenders: 2.5 out of 5 stars. The chicken was boring, but the side of green beans with almonds was surprisingly delicious. If you like chicken and green beans, I think this one is worth trying.
Salisbury Steak with Macaroni and Cheese: 3 out of 5 stars. The macaroni was super bland. I’ll be honest: I added salt to it to try to improve the flavor, and that only helped marginally. I gave the mac and cheese to my toddler, who liked it just fine. The steak, on the other hand, was very flavorful and quite tasty. I would definitely eat the steak again!
Roast Turkey Medallions: 3.5 out of 5 stars. I wouldn’t call this dish especially memorable, but I liked it just fine. I thought the flavor was good and the mixed veggies tasted pretty good. I’d recommend trying this one out!
Asian Style Beef: 3.5 out of 5 stars. I feel the same way about this dish as I do the Roast Turkey Medallions. Everything tasted good. Not excellent, but definitely not bad. I would order it again. It’s a great choice for when you are craving Chinese food!
Turkey Pepperoni Pizza: 4 out of 5 stars. As noted in my lunch posts, I think the Nutrisystem pizzas are quite good. This one was no exception. The crust and the flavor were both excellent. This one is a definite winner.
Chicken Alfredo: 4.5 out of 5 stars. This one took me by surprise. Chicken Alfredo, in general, is a dish I only like “ok” and I always think of it as exceptionally heavy. I was very curious about how Nutrisystem was going to approach this dish and make it healthy while still having it even resemble its inspiration. Wow, they NAILED it! It wasn’t that gross kind of heavy, but I’m telling you, it definitely tasted indulgent. I actually went back and re-read the nutrition information, because I was so sure that it was going to be loaded with calories. Nope! It’s 260 calories, but tastes like 600.
I’ve got one more post coming up for you, and it is all about the desserts. I have many, MANY wonderful things to say about the Nutrisystem desserts, so stay tuned!
Disclosure: I participated in a 10 day challenge from Nutrisystem and received complimentary products in exchange for my honest opinion.