My Grocery List with Nutrisystem #NSNation

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Tomorrow I’m going grocery shopping for the fresh food I’ll eat when I start Nutrisystem again.  One of the things I love about Nutrisystem is that you supplement the entrees with fresh fruits and vegetables.  It gives me the opportunity to choose foods I love to eat and that will fill me up.

For breakfast every day on the program, you eat a Nutrisystem Breakfast Entree; a fruit; and a dairy or protein.  Lunch is a Nutrisystem Lunch Entree; a dairy/protein and 2 vegetables.  Snack is a dairy/protein and a fruit.  Dinner is a Nutrisystem Dinner Entree; a fruit or vegetable; a fat; 2 vegetables; and a Nutrisystem Dessert Entree.

In the Meal Planner, there is a list of what foods count as a “fruit”.  You are given the quantity of each type of fruit that makes up one serving.  For example, 15 grapes = one fruit.  I’m adding to my grocery list strawberries, blueberries, bananas, and oranges.  I’ll eat a serving of fruit at breakfast, snack and dinner times 7 days = 21 servings of fruit for the week.

A vegetable serving is 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 cup of cooked green beans.  Lettuce, celery, cucumbers are unlimited.  I’m adding to my grocery list romaine lettuce, baby spinach, tomatoes, celery, baby carrots, green beans and broccoli.  I love veggies!  1/2 cup of tomato sauce is also a vegetable serving and I often add tomato sauce or diced tomatoes to Nutrisystem Italian Entrees.  When I get to the store, I’ll also check out asparagus and snap peas – two of my favorites but sometimes too costly.  Lots of veggies!  As an example though, 1/2 cup of carrots times 7 = 3.5 cups of carrots or one large bag of baby carrots.

Now, dairy/protein.  Dairy is skim milk, light yogurt, low fat cheese, string cheese.  As an example, 1 oz of string cheese or 8 oz. of skim milk = one serving of dairy.  I love yogurt and cheese!  A protein is 1 oz of chicken, 1 egg, 2 oz of veggie burger or several other options.  With 3 dairy/protein a day, I have a lot of options to add tasty, filling foods with 21 servings in a week!  I like to have a hard-boiled egg or yogurt for snacks and breakfast, so I’m going to add at least 7 eggs, 7 yogurts, and 7 string cheese (they all come in packs of more than 7).  We have chicken and veggie burgers in our freezer, I’ll have those as backup.

Here’s my grocery list for one week:

  • Strawberries
  • Oranges
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Romaine Lettuce
  • Baby Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Baby Carrots
  • Green Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • 3 cans of diced tomatoes
  • 1 jar of tomato sauce
  • Dozen Eggs
  • Yogurt
  • String Cheese
  • Small Package of Almonds
Here’s a sample day:
  • NS Breakfast Entree
  • Hard-boiled Egg
  • Small Banana
  • NS Lunch Entree
  • String Cheese
  • Broccoli
  • Mixed Salad with Cucumbers and 2 oz. fat-free dressing
  • Yogurt
  • Grapes
  • NS Dinner entree
  • Green Beans
  • Carrots
  • Orange and 6 Almonds


  • NS Dessert entree
That’s a great variety of food, isn’t it?  I love all the fresh fruits and veggies.  My grocery cart looks beautiful – and like I’m a healthy eater!
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