Protein up Your Plate: The 15 Most Logged PowerFuels in NuMiArticle posted in: Nutrisystem
Packing in high-quality protein with amino acids or healthy fats, PowerFuels make up one of the five components of the Nutrisystem healthy eating plan. These fantastic foods ensure you eat a wholesome, balanced diet that fuels energy levels and sets you up for weight loss success.
Nutrisystem’s free weight loss tracking app, NuMi, is an amazing tool for ensuring that you get the proper number of PowerFuels each day. All you need to do is download it and start logging.
Once you dive into the app, there are a lot of fabulous and delicious options you can choose from to fill that PowerFuels quota and maintain high energy as you are losing weight. Curious which are the most popular? We have a list of the top 15 most frequently logged PowerFuels in NuMi and some exciting ways to enjoy them.
These are Nutrisystem’s top 15 PowerFuels:
Loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, our chocolate shake is the perfect PowerFuel staple to keep in your diet. Not only because it’s flexible and easy to mix into recipes, but also because it provides you with the right nutrition. NuMi users agree, as this rich shake has been logged 299,765 times. Stock up here! >
Working eggs into your healthy eating plan helps keep you energized as you lose and maintain your weight. High in protein, rich in vitamins and minerals (and just 70 calories a pop) eggs are a popular healthy option with NuMi users, who have logged them 198,865 times. Hard boil a dozen eggs at the beginning of the week for a ready-to-eat snack that you can grab out of the refrigerator when hunger strikes. Less common, but just as awesome, eggs work seamlessly into heart-healthy lunches and dinners. Skinny Avocado Egg Salad Sandwich, we’re looking at you.
3. Low Fat String Cheese
Low in fat and calories, string cheese is a healthy snack option that makes eating well feel like child’s play. This PowerFuel is popular among NuMi users, with 145,165 times logged in the app. Go ahead and have fun peeling off strands of cheese like you did when you were a kid—and get a bit of calcium while you’re at it! Add some adult flair with a handful of dried cranberries or raisins and a few crackers. You’ll love the awesome combination of sweet and salty, and crunchy and creamy that makes eating healthy a breeze.
4. Nonfat Yogurt
One weight-friendly food to always keep on hand? A tub of nonfat yogurt. It’s not only low in calories, but it’s also high in calcium and potassium. Not to mention, yogurt contains beneficial bacteria that smooths digestion and reduces bloating. With these fabulous nutrition benefits, it’s no surprise that NuMi users logged yogurt 142,214 times in our weight loss app. Get creative with how you eat yogurt. Add some to a smoothie, whip up a healthy dip for fruit, make frozen yogurt pops, use in place of heavier ingredients in sauces and more!
5. Milk (Nonfat or Skim)
Low in calories and fat, but high in protein, calcium and vitamin A, nonfat or skim milk can be incorporated into a variety of light and energy boosting recipes. This includes both healthy desserts and beverages. NuMi users are working this PowerFuel into their weight loss regimen and have logged it 121,374 times in the app.
6. Peanut Butter
Having logged this protein favorite 113,211 times, NuMi app users love eating peanut butter as part of their healthy eating and energy building regimen. Not only is this gooey, rich nut butter high in protein, it is also rich in B6 and magnesium. Enjoy a small amount with a piece of fruit for a snack or add it to healthy dessert recipes for diet-friendly indulgences.
Almonds pack in the protein, calcium, magnesium and vitamin E, while treating your taste buds to a nutty, sweet taste and crunch with a smooth and creamy finish. Also popular with NuMi users, this PowerFuel option has been logged 94,795 times in the app. Like other nuts and nut butters, almonds are a delicious ingredient for healthy, sweet treats and snacks.
8. Chicken Breast
A great PowerFuel choice, chicken breast is full of protein plus beneficial vitamins and minerals. This versatile, lean meat has been logged 85,355 in NuMi and can be used in a wide variety of recipes for lunch or dinner. Get creative, just keep the ingredients healthy and light!
Just like the chocolate shake, our creamy vanilla version is loaded with protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals. It is the perfect protein shake to blend with ice and water, or add to your favorite recipes. Really though, the possibilities are endless. Logged 50,000 times on NuMi, this smooth and satisfying shake is definitely a fan favorite. Stock up here! >
10. Cottage Cheese
Cottage cheese is a creamy, filling lunch staple that in both low in fat and high in protein. It gives you an energy boost and squashes hunger in its tracks. NuMi users agree, having logged it 65,664 times in our weight loss app. Top it with some sliced watermelon, strawberries, cantaloupe or other fruit to add some color and sweetness. This makes for a wonderfully light yet filling lunch.
11. Low Fat Cheese
Add this PowerFuel to your lunch or dinner and enjoy the creamy, rich taste of cool dairy, while sticking to your lean, low-fat meal plan. NuMi users love incorporating cheese in their meals, with the number of times it’s been logged in NuMi reaching 57,025 entries! Work some into small afternoon snacks or squeeze it into a light lunch and let your taste buds rejoice!
These mild nuts are a fabulous PowerFuel option, packing in protein for high energy, as well as critical vitamins and minerals. Logged 28,770 times in the NuMi app, cashews are a great snacking nut and are easy to incorporate in a variety of healthy recipes. Switch them out for your peanuts and embrace the change of pace.
13. Almond Milk
While not as nutritionally rich as whole, raw almonds, almond milk still provides some great health benefits. Added-protein varieties include an extra boost of the macronutrient our body relies on for muscle repair. High levels of protein sustain energy levels and fight hunger. Almond milk is easily added to many recipes or healthy treats (in place of heavier, traditional milks) and has been logged 28,224 times in the NuMi app.
14. Turkey Breast
A smart lean meat choice for lunch sandwiches or a main dinner course, turkey breast is a great PowerFuel that is low in calories and fat. Logged in the NuMi app 25,017 times, turkey breast is tasty as it is versatile. Layer thin slices on bread to make a sandwich, chop it up into pieces for a hearty, filling salad or add small chunks to a soup full of veggies.
15. Lean Beef
Not only is it juicy and delicious, but lean beef also packs in an exceptionally high amount of protein for sustained energy. No wonder it is one of the most frequently logged PowerFuels at 19,929 entries in the NuMi app. It is also rich in vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins and zinc. Add it to salad, line it in your favorite sandwiches or enjoy some bites for a tasty and satisfying snack.