Your question was: How to eat Nutrisystem tuna salad?.
I eat the Tuna salad just as it is, and found it to be one of my favorites..
Rgrimes: The stats for a Dairy/Protein serving are 100 calories or less, 3g fat or less and 7g protein or more. You can reach the protein requirement with less calories and fat (i.e. the 1 oz. of chicken), but you can also choose to go to the maximum stats allowed (as quoted above)...
Here is an easy way to understand the Dairy/Protein stats vs. recommended amounts:.
Look at the list of suggestions and compare:.
8 oz. Fat Free Milk = 91 calories, 0g fat, 8g protein.
2 oz. skinless chicken breast = 94 calories, 2g fat, 17g protein.
So, you could have 1 oz. of the chicken breast and get your protein amount, or you could have 2 oz. and still be on plan with the calories...
Hi! I asked the same protein question to a Nutrisystem counselor and was told that if you are already eating an Nutrisystem entree then you add 1 oz. of additional protein to supplement. But if you are eating off program then you should eat 3 oz. because that is your only source of protein. Hope this helps..
I like the Nutrisystem tuna salad (but not the chicken salad). I refrigerate it and eat as is or add onions, relish, and garlic powder. Sometimes I put on a whole wheat roll and add cheese (protein) and make a melt...
That counselor was wrong (what a surprise)..
You can ALWAYS have 100 calories in your dairy/protein serving. Not more than 3 grams of fat, and at least 7 grams of protein. That is when you are ON PLAN..
This is from Mary Gregg, the head Nutrisystem dietician.....
The meal planner lists the sizes for protein and dairy foods that are used to calculate the averages for the meal plan. These are the protein servings and dairy servings from the American Diabetes Association which are commonly used as serving guidelines. As you know, the calories and fat of these choices does vary but the protein is generally at least 7 grams..
We try to list many options and each time the meal plan is printed, the list increases. But members are always asking about additional choices that are not listed. That is where the guideline of no more than 100 calories, at least 7 grams of protein and no more than 3 grams of fat came to be developed. That is a safe guideline that allows members to make other choices. The calories do not have to be 100; that is the maximum.
If you are choosing turkey for a protein serving, for instance, the meal plan serving size is 1 oz. This is one of the lower calorie options, so if someone is hungry and wants to take the calories as high as 100 with a larger serving, that is ok. If someone is using a high calorie yogurt, she may want to make one of her protein servings a low-calorie choice. The meal plan is flexible, based on whether someone is hungry and how well they are losing weight..
Hope this answers the question..