5 Ways a Meal Delivery Service Can Improve Your Life

Weight Loss

Are you considering signing up for a meal delivery service? Read on to find out how they can improve your life with five amazing benefits.

Meal delivery services are exactly what they sound like—companies that deliver prepared meals and snacks directly to your door (not to be confused with meal delivery kits that send ingredients with a recipe and require you to cook your own meals). Meal delivery services remove the prep work by sending prepared entrees and snacks that are ready-to-eat. Some might require a quick reheat but they ultimately make life easier!

The appeal of meal delivery services is their convenience. They make eating effortless by taking one massive to-do off your ever-growing list. There are many benefits to these services that make them worth considering.

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25 Simple and Easy Quinoa Recipes

General, Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Quinoa is often called a “superfood,” but you can think of it as a hard-working everyday staple for your healthy recipes.

Quinoa (say it “keen-wah”) is considered a whole grain, although it’s technically a seed. Like other SmartCarbs, it’s high in fiber and low in calories. According to Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, a half-cup serving also fuels you up with four grams of protein—in fact, it’s one of the few plant foods that’s a “complete” protein, including all nine essential amino acids.1

Quinoa has a chewy texture and a lightly nutty flavor that blends well with many other ingredients. It comes in different colors, including red, white, yellow and even black.

Quinoa is the perfect swap for rice in your recipes...

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Feeling Stressed? 9 Foods That Make You Happy

Weight Loss

There are just some foods that make us happy, so we have included 9 foods that make you happy.  Whether we love their taste or because they remind of us of good times, it’s no secret that food can bring comfort. However, those comfort foods are oftentimes unhealthy snacks and sweets that crush your weight loss goals. They give us a quick blip of joy that’s gone moments after we’re done eating. When you’re feeling stressed, you need foods with powerful nutrients that lift your mood and energize your day.

Our wellness and nutrition experts at The Leaf have reviewed the research and put together this list of nine foods that have been shown to boost mood and prevent stress, so you’re ready to deal with whatever comes your way...

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10 Delicious Meatball Recipes for Meat Lovers

Health and Wellness, Weight Loss

Meat lovers rejoice! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite recipes for meatballs. They’re delicious, high in protein and diet-friendly.

Lean meat and poultry are a great addition to your weight loss menu. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), meat, poultry and fish are rich sources of protein, B vitamins, iron, magnesium and more. High protein foods such as lean meat help to create muscles, bones and other structures within the body. B vitamins provide energy and other vital functions.

We compiled a list of some of our favorite healthy meatballs made from lean meats. Turkey, lean beef and Nutrisystem’s own Meatballs in Marinara Sauce are featured throughout these recipes.

Instead of giving up the foods you love, Nutrisystem is here to help you create health...

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7 Tips for Ordering Healthy Food Delivery or Takeout

Authors and Celebrities, Weight Loss

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the number of people ordering takeout or food delivery seems been higher than ever before. With more people reluctant to leave the house, takeout or delivery have felt like safer options. For many, it’s also been something to look forward to after a long week. While we might not be able to go out and dine at our favorite restaurants, we can still look forward to ordering a special meal. Plus, many of us want to do what we can to support small businesses in our community.

While that’s all commendable, what has it meant for sticking to a healthy eating plan?

Fortunately, we believe that you can find ways to order takeout or delivery and still stick to your plans to lose weight...

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The Health Benefits of Green Tea for Weight Loss

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

You’ve probably read that drinking coffee can promote weight loss, but did you know that green tea may also help you shed pounds?

Green tea has garnered most of the headlines. Between its caffeine and the health-promoting antioxidants it contains, it might give your weight loss efforts a boost. Though most tea contains less caffeine than coffee, even a little bit seems to be able to boost your metabolism to burn calories. In green tea, it gets an able assist from antioxidants known as catechins, says Healthline.

Green tea’s secret catechin weapon is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which prevents the production of an enzyme that breaks down the fat-burning hormone norepinephrine...

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Spudtacular Healthy Potato Recipes

Weight Loss

Are you a potato lover? The truth is potatoes get a bad rap but they actually offer many wonderful nutrients that can make them a great addition to a healthy diet. They’re packed with vitamin B6, vitamin C and fiber, says Healthline. Plus, they are a great source of potassium. Make those potatoes sweet potatoes, and you’ve got even more vitamin C, B6 and fiber, plus an abundance of vitamin A. Despite being nutritious, those health benefits can quickly become negated when potato recipes are fried or prepared with butter, full-fat sour cream or cheese. For those reasons you might want to consider an air fryer. That’s the best way to still enjoy the taste of the deep-fried foods that you love without having to cook in fattening oils...

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Ridiculously Uncomplicated: A Simple Solution for Men’s Weight Loss

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Guys faced with a challenge tend to go for the straightforward approach to dealing with it. So, when men want to lose excess weight, they will choose a plan that’s proven to work, easy to follow and lets them enjoy the foods they love. That’s why so many guys are signing up for the ridiculously uncomplicated, super simple weight loss solution from Nutrisystem! If you’re ready to look your best, feel great and get healthy, here’s why Nutrisystem for Men is the right weight loss diet plan for you.

Check out these eight reasons why Nutrisystem for Men is your simple weight loss solution:

1. Strong platform.

a man drinking protein shake in the kitchen for simple weight loss

A man’s weight loss journey is a bit different from a women’s as men’s bodies tend to have more muscle mass...

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New Year, New You! Lose the Weight with Nutrisystem

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

Happy YOU Year! Now’s the time to lose the weight and become your healthiest self. Whether you have significant weight to lose or just want to shed a few pesky pounds that showed up over the holidays, the new year is a great time to tackle your weight loss goals. Nothing says clean slate like tossing last year’s calendar in the trash and hanging up a brand new one.

But if you’re like most people, setting a goal and putting a plan into motion are two very different things. Even for those who get off to a good start, life can end up getting in the way. For a weight loss resolution, that could mean finding yourself reverting back to old eating habits or skipping workout sessions. Without structure and support, it can be really hard to keep working toward those healthy living goals.

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Instant Pot Recipes You Need to Try This Instant

General, Health and Wellness, Supplements, Weight Loss

If you got an Instant Pot as a holiday gift—or if you went out and bought one for yourself—you’ll be happy to learn that you can make Nutrisystem-friendly meals in a snap using your new kitchen toy. According to the manufacturer, Instant Pot speeds up cooking by two to six times using up to 70 percent less energy.

The Instant Pot is the Swiss Army Knife of kitchen tools. It’s the next generation pressure cooker, but it also sautés and acts like a slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, yogurt maker and a food warmer. If there’s ever an attachment that slices and dices or sends your shopping list to a grocery delivery service, you’ll be able to call it your own personal chef.

We’ve developed 11 delicious recipes that make good use of this versatile appliance:

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