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Meatloaf with Mashed Potatoes...Shouldn't Even Be Called FOOD! ! !
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Nutrisystem Nourish DinnersI've seen so many commercials and ads for Nutrisystem dinners. So, when I seen them on sale at a local store (2 for $5.00) I thought I'd give it a try, since joining and ordering online is very expensive. If I liked the dinners, maybe I'd consider joining them.

I am SO Glad I tried them first! I bought six different dinners, to try them out. The first one I opened was the Meatloaf with Mashed potatoes in Tomato Sauce (As Pictured).

Now, I know better than to expect an actual food item to look exactly like the photos. However, I DO expect my mashed potatoes to be WHITE and NOT BROWN! YES, look at the photo,the color of the potatoes were actually a greyish brown! I didn't even take a taste for fear they may be poison! I checked the date on the box about 10 times, and yup, date was good! Then I thought, maybe the potatoes had gravy? Looked at the box again, nope, no mention of gravy! So, maybe it was a bad one. I opened one of the other Meatloaf dinners (I bought two of each, three different kind)and it was the same exact thing...brown potatoes! I Tossed into the trash...took the others back and returned them. So glad I didn't join without checking these out. These are the same meals they offer when you join them.

Make your own meals at home! Save your money!

Two thumbs down and a big "YUCK" on the Nutrisystem Nourish Dinners!
     
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Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Good review. About 2 weeks ago, I've gone back to cooking from scratch.

'Tis more work, but the taste and value is definitely worth it!
heaven17 on 2008-05-28:
Not all potatoes are white!
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Yeah, maybe they were yams.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
I'm guessing the picture on the box features 'white' potatoes.

cherpep on 2008-05-28:
I try to cook from scratch as much as I can - but that means more frequent shopping! There's just not enough time in the day. Even if I freeze the fresh ingredients, it takes time to thaw them. I hate throwing out food that I never got a chance to cook. I have to rely on a mix - some days from scratch, some days prepared. But, I won't be buying these - thanks for the review.
cherpep on 2008-05-28:
Yep - still feeding the whole family. Family dinner time is my favorite time of the day.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
NutriSystem = MRE = "Meal, Rarely Edible"
old fart on 2008-05-28:
precooked dinners...yuck...
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
My wife likes the lean cuisine meals.I'll tell her to be on the lookout for brown potatoes
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
What frozen dinner have you ever known to taste or look like the actual thing. I used to buy frozen dinners all the time they all tasted like crap. Must be all those preservatives they put in them to make them half way edible. The only frozen dinners that have been good to me a few times are the Marie Calendars and the Stouffers lasagna besides that nasty.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
(VH) Thanks for the warning, DB. I always thought that these "healthy meals" only worked for those that basically eat just to survive. Frozen dinner entree's always a gamble to me. With Bertolli's for instance, you have to have the appetite of an anorexic super model to get full. In your case you get mashed potatoes with some type of "secret sauce. Lastly, who can forget those Swanson TV Dinners with the petrified chicken, mashed potatoes that never thaw out, the FIFTEEN kernels of corn and that darn apple dessert that cooks up to like 1000 degrees and burns the top of your mouth and tongue to no end!
Slimjim on 2008-05-28:
What is the sense of joining Nutrisystem if they sell the meals in the stores now? Maybe you should try Weight Watchers as a dietary meal alternate DB. I hear they're packing employee lounges' freezers at all the top "Trade & Model" store locations.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
*tears*
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
I just wanted to try it, thought it may be a bit healthier...no need to join Weight Watchers, I've been watching my weight increase for the last three months..LOL.
As I said, I didn't expect it to look exactly like the photo...but I do expect potatoes to at least resemble potatoes....Got an Email from Admin...they're experiencing a problem with loading the photo, but hopes to have it up at some point this evening...when the picture is attached, you will understand why I wrote this.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
How was the Meat Loaf? In your case, I sure hope that the SAUCE wasn't too runny.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Go back to Basher Burgers. Probably better for you too.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
I saw the Photo and the potatoes were white.
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
ZZ...if they call those potatoes, I wasn't about to find out what it is they call meatloaf! I usually never buy meatloaf, I like to make my own...but I was willing to try this, until I seen it.
Steve, I do like the Lean Cuisine meals...something easy to carry to work and nuke at lunch time...
Marie Calendars is very good...I love the potpies...but that's for those who WANT to gain weight....LOL

Super...I have a Basher Buger cooking right now...alreay have my Special Miracle Whip/Lettuce/Onion mixed together.

ZZ...that's the problem, these potatoes didn't have ANY kind of sauce on them...LOL...they were just yucky greyish brown.

Just wait til you see the photo...LOL!
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
ZZ! The apple dessert is supposed to be for 'dessert'. That way you don't burn yourself!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
Wally....what photo did you see?
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
You can eat that stuff two hours later and it will still be around 500 degrees!
cherpep on 2008-05-28:
Is anyone else getting nauseous?
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Yeah, from that gawd awful Kroger "Pizza Pals" frozen pizza that I had for lunch! Heartburn city!!!!!
Principissa on 2008-05-28:
Gag me! Brown potatoes! I suddenly lost my appetite.
I've always wondered about these dinners myself, but I cannot bring myself to eat a pre-made meal that does not require refrigeration of some kind. I can't even eat canned soup! I don't know if the juices from the "meat" leaked into the potatoes, but either way you were smart not to eat them. Gross!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
OK...I just posted the photo on my blog...before this review gets bumped off the front page...go check it out...come back, and tell me just how good this stuff looks!
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
I went to the Nutrisystem website and I click on the mashed potatoes and meatloaf pic with tomato suace this is how they describe it.

Mashed Potatoes with Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce

Filling, delicious and satisfying-when it comes to comfort food, there's really nothing better than meatloaf! In this all-star dinner, a thick slice of flavorful meatloaf is topped with a tomato-rich sauce and served with a mound of delicious mashed potatoes. It's a simple, hearty meal-a meat-and-potato-lover's dream!

Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Ugh, no wonder a person loses weight when they're on the system. Who can eat that gruel, you have to lose weight.
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
LOL...I see someone else was as impressed with these meals as I was...

http://www.my3cents.com/showReview.cgi?id=34244
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
The spuds look awful.
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
LOL Wally...thanks!
When Admin notified me of the problem uploading the photo...I commented to them, that this is probably their plan...once a person takes a look at this, they throw it in the garbage resulting in weight loss for not having any lunch....LOL.
madconsumer on 2008-05-28:
I think the salt water taffy diet is best.
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
See ZZ! NOW you know what I'm talkin' about! LOL!
Don't make me describe the smell.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
I like the seafood diet. I sea food, I eats it.
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Madconsumer, spot on. Salt water taffy diet gives you strong jaw's too.
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
I was on a SweetTart diet the last three days...but Cherpep took them away from me because they were giving me weird dreams :(
Principissa on 2008-05-28:
No offense DB, but I've seen dog food come out of a can looking better than that! For some reason I no longer want to eat dinner tonight. Darn you! It's pork chop night!

BTW I've been on the brownie diet for the past week! Haven't gained any weight, haven't lost any weight either! But I can eat brownies!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
No offense taken...but I see you got my point!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
Hmmmmm...I wonder what Ejack would do if I served this to him for lunch?
Anonymous on 2008-05-28:
Hey Princi! Just asked DB if she has seen you of late. Trust all is well now?
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
Speak of the Devil!
ejack053824 on 2008-05-28:
I would eat Hormel Chili over Nutrisystem anyday of the week and twice on Sunday. There is a secretary here at the base who is a member and has the food shipped to her house. I told her straight out...the food looks like SHYT!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-28:
Ask her if her meatloaf has brown mashed potatoes...LOL...
I don't know Ejack, but when food looks better coming out than it did going in...there's something wrong there!
cherpep on 2008-05-28:
Ewwwwww - they don't need refrigeration?! YUCK!

The salt water taffy diet? Hey, I thought that was my secret. I actually just bought a big bag of taffy from Sam's. I don't know why, I never buy that junk. But, I saw it, bought it, and have enjoyed it. It's been a big hit during the hockey games.
Principissa on 2008-05-28:
Hey super! Now that we got the hard drive working again all is well in the looney bin, I mean paradise. :)
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-29:
Wooo Hoooo...admin finally got my picture uploaded! LOL!
cherpep on 2008-05-29:
Those are potatoes? They look like sand!
DebtorBasher on 2008-05-29:
It really looked like Glooop...I have a larger pic on my blog...
squeekyHinge on 2008-06-08:
The only thing sadder than looking forward to eating a TV dinner is photographing them, but I digress.....

shoulda bought the spaghetti-O's! They're real purty in pictures........
DebtorBasher on 2008-06-08:
Hey Squeeky...long time, no see!
squeekyHinge on 2008-06-08:
That's it!!! I thought I'd get a nice rise outta ya for that one! It has been awhile.
DebtorBasher on 2008-06-08:
Just get back from Dayton?
squeekyHinge on 2008-06-08:
yeah.... who are you datin' did you kiss? (I know.... lame!)
Figured I'd browse tonight to see how bad businesses are screwing up in this economy. Unfortunately it seems products and service aren't getting any better eh?
DebtorBasher on 2008-06-08:
I was just going back and checking out our history together...oh the memories.
squeekyHinge on 2008-06-08:
Now can you see how downright nasty you were to me back then???? Anyway, I'll spar with ya another time I'm sure. Right now..... I'm hittin' the sack...... Long HOT day today.......
DebtorBasher on 2008-06-08:
Nasty? Me? You must have me confused with the "Clique".
Have a good night.
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A Good Laugh At The Packaging
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I have seen the FANTASTIC ads on TV about how terrific the Nutrisystem diet is. I found some of the meals at my local BigLots so thought I'd try a couple. Today I had the Salisbury Steak with Gravy and Rice. On the package were two large mushrooms, delicious looking steak, puffy rice, and a big helping of brussel sprouts. How did they get all that in a little container? Well, they didn't put in any brussel sprouts (not a single sliver of one), there was a very thin slice of mushroom, a hamburger patty (Salisbury steak), and gooey, gooey rice. When I opened the container I LOL. I called a coworker over to show him the package and what the real item looked like. He LOL too.

I only spent about $10 on 4 'dinners'. I looked online and they wanted $319 per month for this junk (3 so called meals a day for a month). If anyone would stick to a diet of eating that little food for each meal they would lose weight (probably) without using this so called wonderful diet.

If you want a good laugh, buy a package and compare the contents to the outside. Regardless of what Valerie says.
     
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Anonymous on 2008-03-03:
Have you noticed on the ads the small print that says examples of the weight lost was with the former program?
Principissa on 2008-03-03:
I did notice that Passing! So what is the difference between the old one and the new one? I always took those Lean Cuisine dinners to work for my meal. They were actually very tasty. I read a review on here about the Smart Ones by Weight Watchers but I have yet to try one.
Anonymous on 2008-03-03:
Princi, just today for lunch I had the WW Lasagna Florentine..it's delicious!
Anonymous on 2008-03-03:
Ah great! Now I'm hungry.....
madconsumer on 2008-03-03:
the pictures on the box are serving suggestions, not actually what is in the box. look at the picture, and under it, it will state, "serving suggestion".

even pre-packaged diet foods contains a ton of sodium.
Anonymous on 2008-03-03:
I'm with Leela... I stumbled on the WW entrees, and now I buy them all the time. I am especially fond of the 3-cheese ziti. Anyone could do the Nutrisystem plan by just buying these entrees at your local supermarket and limiting yourself to them. If you can't do that, you aren't going to succeed on Nutrisystem either.
2inform on 2008-03-03:
Valerie is with Jenny Craig.
Anonymous on 2008-03-03:
Valerie is delicious too!
Starlord on 2008-03-03:
I have a real shock for you. Open ANY prepared meal, be it Nutrisystem, South Beach Diet, Manhndler, whatever. Now fix it azccording to the directions on the box. Compare the results with the picture on the box. Now go to any fast food joint and order anything on the menu. Compare it to the picture of the item on the menu board. If you ever find anything that looks anywhere near what the pictures do, I'll kiss your foot in the town square and give you a week to sell tickets. Food NEVER looks like the pictures. NEVER!!
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