Your question was: Think this would be OK for my Nutrisystem dinner?.
Oooh, I like the sound of that. So, here's me thinking....does that mean I could have 2 teaspoons of PB with my dessert??? I love the sound of that!!.
I'm trying to figure out how you would count that Asian burger. It has the calories for 2 lean proteins, but the protein grams for only one. (In other words, it seems like this flex dinner may end up being a bit light in the protein department.)..
So, Mike, since it's still fairly low in calories (only 200 with the burger & bun) do you think I could add, say, a string cheese to it for more protein in the dinner? That would bring the calories to 270 and the protein closer to about 15.
Some people follow the flex guidelines when making their own meal. Others find it easier to just follow the guidelines below which is sometimes easier..
This is from Michelle (m2marsh):.
Dinner Entrees range in calorie from 150-304. Average calories are 234.6. Fat ranges from 2-10 grams. Carb ranges from 15.3-45.3 grams. Protein ranges from 10-24 grams. Sodium ranges from 360-843 mg...
That's 200 calories, 5 g fat, 31 g carbs, and 12 g protein. That fits the stats for an Nutrisystem dinner entree. You'd still need to have the fat serving and your veggie servings. It is low enough calorie that if it were me, I'd have a low cal protein serving, too, since you are on the low side of protein..
But yes, that looks like an Nutrisystem friendly meal! Woohoo!!!..
NOt they way I figure it just one serving. But you are on the low side of fat as well, so you COULD do that. Personally, I'd go with the extra protein...
I just tried those Asian burgers for the first time this week...OMG they are freaking amazing!..
The Asian Burger sounds good. Who makes them? Thanks for any info. I have never tried them and always ready to try something new..
HAVE A GREAT DAY...
I found them at my local Publix, they had a recipe on the package and I decided to tweak it to make a quick Nutrisystem flex lunch, it was really good and a great change of pace and so easy (just stirred fried some asian veggies, tossed in some cooked rice, the asian burger, a splash of sesame oil and red pepper flakes, about 5 minutes and done...that's my way of cooking! LOL)...
Michelle- you ROCK, that's the answer I was looking for.
I didn't eat it last night because I didn't get to read everyone's great responses, but maybe tonight.
No 2 servings of PB for me, but since I'm looking for a lower calorie dinner tonight, maybe I'll do this tonight.