One of the best decisions I have ever made in my life is joining Nutrisystem. I have managed to lose a significant amount of weight within a short time while enjoying my favorite recipes without much restriction. Here is a look at one of my favorite foods in my meal plan and why I would choose it anytime.
Nutrisystem Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar
This delicious lunch bar is, basically, a combination of peanut butter and chocolate. Sweet, crispy chunks of roasted peanuts are covered with peanut butter layer. The entire bar is then topped with a layer of milk chocolate. The result is a sweet and satisfying lunch that I fell in love with the first time I had it. In fact, sometimes I have it for breakfast, lunch, and supper.
One the things that make this product one of favorite is its ingredients. Nutrisystem picked the ingredients of this lunch bar carefully not only to provide the right nutrients in the right proportions but also to keep the total calories in check. It is a combination of a variety of healthy and nutritious ingredients in one bar.
The main ingredients
The bar contains soy nuggets which are known to have more protein than eggs, milk, meat, and other protein sources. Besides providing more protein, the peanuts in this product also offer a good source of fat. I like the fact that Nutrisystem also includes non-fat milk in this product. This reduces the amount of the saturated fat in the product.
Other ingredients include corn syrup, caramel, cocoa, sea salt, rice starch, and water. I noticed that this food item tastes like a zone bar but, it has a slightly different, more natural flavor that makes it stand out.
The nutrition facts that make Nutrisystem Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar my best option anytime
With 200 calories in one bar, this food item gives me just the right amount of calories I need for lunch. This coupled with the fact that it provides a full-feeling helps me to watch my weight. I choose this product most days for my lunch because it doesn’t have any cholesterol or trans fat, and it has just 4.5g of saturated fat which reduces the risks of some health conditions like cardiovascular problems.
The 11g of sugar and 25g of carbohydrates in each bar give me the energy I need to work through to the evening without limited to no snacking at all. With 5g of dietary fiber, its digestion is smooth. The fiber also maintains a good balance of the glucose levels in my bloodstream.
11g of protein per serving ensures that all the nutrients are absorbed properly besides also helping to repair and build my tissues and muscles after my evening workouts. The 230mg of sodium helps to keep the balance between water and electrolyte in body cells in check.
Like the Cinnamon Bun Bar, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar is low in colories.
Pros and Cons
I mentioned earlier that this food item is readily satisfying. It helps me keep my calorie intake in check, and therefore I get to lose weight more efficiently. The food also has a natural flavor unlike similar products in the market. It tastes really good, and I sometimes snack on it.
However, Nutrisystem Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar has some downsides. The chocolate layer can get messy; it can melt sometimes. One time I ordered the lunch bar, and it came with the chocolate layer melted all over the bag. I also have to be careful when eating to avoid leaving the chocolate pieces all over my desk or on my pants.
While it doesn’t have as many vitamins as I expect of a lunch meal, I think this product from Nutrisystem is a good option for anyone watching their calorie intake and trying to lose weight.