7 Shelf-Stable Menu Items Perfect for a Food Fiesta

Article posted in: Nutrisystem for Men
food fiesta

Did someone say food fiesta?! We did! And we’ve got a list of delicious, festive menu items that you can enjoy guilt-free while adding a little spice into your life.

If you’re a Mexican food lover like we are, that means that those cheesy, spicy dishes are your go-to guilty pleasure. Who doesn’t love a little kick to their food?! Unfortunately, these dishes can often be packed with calories and loaded with some not-so-healthy ingredients.

But don’t worry—Nutrisystem has you covered with an array of healthier versions of a few spicy classics. Order a few of these hearty meals so you can join in on the food fiesta while staying on track with your healthy diet. And the best part about these dishes? They’re shelf-stable food items—so they’re great to stock up on to stay on track while you’re stuck at home.

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Flavor-packed and festive—these shelf-stable menu items are great to have on hand when those spicy food cravings call. And they’re so delicious, the family may want to join in on your Nutrisystem food fiesta—so be sure to grab a few extras so you can share!

Check out seven of our shelf-stable menu items that are perfect for diet-friendly food fiesta:

1. White Bean Chicken Chili >

white bean chicken chili

Kick it up a notch with this spicy meal. This dish is packed with hearty ingredients—white meat chicken, white beans, creamy cheddar cheese, zesty peppers and packed with seasoning. This flavor-packed chili with a twist is the perfect addition to any food fiesta. (Word to the wise: Put a few extras in your cart—this is one of those dishes the whole family will want in on.) And at just 170 calories and packed with 12 grams of protein, this chili is a dieter’s dream.

2. Black Beans and Rice >

black beans and rice

Thanks to the hearty ingredients, this delicious meal will fill you up without filling you out. Black beans at the base, this dish combines rice, tomato, onion, red pepper and a variety of spices to pack in flavor while keeping you on track. Add this to your menu for a food fiesta and grab a few extras to share with the fam! With 10 grams of protein and 7 grams of fiber, Nutrisystem’s Black Beans and Rice is the real deal.

3. Chicken and Beans in Tangy BBQ Sauce >

chicken and beans

This better-for-you barbecue combines a sweet and tangy sauce with bacon, flame-grilled chicken and beans. Packed with protein and smoky flavors, this tasty dish will have your taste buds thanking you. Pop it in the microwave and dive into this dish with zero guilt. Clocking in at just 170 calories, this hearty dish has a whopping 17 grams of protein with 4 grams of fiber.

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4. Red Beans and Rice >

beans and rice

This delicious dish is packed with flavor. Spicy rice, hearty beans, peppers and protein-packed chicken andouille sausage are combined to create this hearty meal. And it has a kick to it—so it’s perfect for spicy food lovers! With 9 grams of protein and just 180 calories, this diet-friendly dish is a must-have addition to any dieter’s food fiesta.

5. Santa Fe Style Chicken >

santa fe chicken

If you’re looking for a shelf-stable meal with just a hint of spice—this is your go-to. Tender pieces of white-meat chicken are combine with rice, red and green bell peppers, corn, black beans, and our favorite part, a tomato-based southwestern-style sauce. This dish will leave you feeling full thanks to a hearty 17 grams of protein (and just 240 calories we might add!).

6. Beef ‘N’ Beans >

beef and beans

If you have a hearty appetite, this is a must-try. Natural-cut beef and seasoned beans are slow-cooked to perfection with a savory stew of tomatoes, onions and peppers. Packed with a whopping 19 grams of protein and clocking in at just 220 calories, this filling dinner checks off all the boxes for food fiesta approved.

7. Chili With Beans >

chili with beans

It’s a classic comfort food—seasoned meat and beans are combined to create this satisfying dish. Packed with flavor and cooked to perfections, this Chili With Beans is bound to become a household favorite. Like a little kick on your chili? Top this classic with a few slices of Jalapeños to kick it up a notch for your food fiesta. And thanks to 14 grams of protein, this chili will keep you feeling full until your next meal occasion.

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