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My Nutrisystem Journey Week 3 and an Easy Salad Dressing Idea #ad

Disclosure:  I am a Proud #NSNation Blogger and I received Nutrisystem 
in exchange  for this review.  The opinions expressed above are 100% mine.
Last week, I celebrated my birthday! *tosses confetti* We have a tradition in my family of getting together and going out to eat to celebrate birthdays.  This year, Hubby treated me to dinner for two at home and a moonlight walk and my mom and I attended a fashion show.

Isn't it funny how food plays such an important role in those celebratory life moments.  I mean, it's your birthday?  Let's go out to eat.  New job?  Let's go out to eat.  Date night?  Let's go out to eat.  Food.  Food.  Food.

Hubby prepared a delicious birthday dinner for two: salad and chicken enchiladas.  He made a salad full of all the veggies I love:  squash, dark green leaf lettuce, red onions, cucumbers, and green peppers.
Our salads are becoming less about the lettuce and more about seeing how many veggies we can cram into a salad bowl.  At first the thought of 4 servings of veggies in a day seemed out of reach but I am discovering fab ways to meet my daily veggies and stay on track. 
As for the entrees.  He made our typical chicken enchiladas which we make using rotisserie chicken, stewed tomatoes, sour cream, tons of cheddar cheese and flour tortillas.  He prepared the Nutrisystem Chicken Enchiladas entree and also had chicken, tomatoes, corn tortilla and a cheddar cheese BUT mine also came with a delicious herb sour cream sauce and Spanish rice.
Both plates were tastefully presented.  He topped my rice with a sprinkling of red onion and used some of the Apple Cider Vinaigrette I made using my Nutrisystem Extras vinegar, honey and olive oil and Nutrisystem Freebies like garlic, mustard and lemon juice.
I love the Nutrisystem Extras and Free Foods.  The extras include that fat free coffee creamer I enjoy in my daily cup o' joe, that pickle I just crave every single day at lunchtime.  There's a list of Extras and Free Foods in my Nutrisystem Daily Tracker and Grocery Guide and I can always visit The Leaf for more tips, recipes and inspiration to keep me on track.
 The free foods have sure made my first week Flex Week more enjoyable.  Unlike that first week on the program with the Turbo Takeoff, this week has been a week full of discovery.  I'm discovering ways to enjoy the foods I love on my Flex meals while still losing weight. It's a slow process but as the wise philosopher Confucius once said "It doesn't matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop."  
As promised here's my Easy Apple Cider Vinaigrette Recipe Salad Dressing Recipe.  First, you'll need a mason jar.

  • ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
  • ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  • Pour all ingredients into a mason jar
  • Shake til well blended
  • Drizzle over fresh veggies or salad

Store in fridge for up to 1 week.

Do you have a favorite lo-cal salad dressing recipe?  Let me know, leave a comment below.

Week 3
Lbs. lost this week:  7 and a few ounces
Total lbs. Lost:  20


A.L. Gibson said…
Good job! Eating healthy is one of the best things you can do for yourself. Keep it up because your reward will be well worth it!
Anjanette Young said…
Congrats on the weight loss. I bet it helps with your families support and the great choices NutriSystem has. I really need to look into getting on the nutrisystem plan.
Wonderful about your weight loss. The dressing sounds wonderful and best thing is I have all the ingredients already here at home to make it. Win!
Christy Maurer said…
Great job on the weight loss! That salad dressing sounds like a really tasty recipe!
AiringMyLaundry said…
You're doing fabulous! This salad dressing sounds like one I'd really enjoy. Yum.
Wow how amazing are you doing and your still eating some delicious sounding meals, I love how vibrant the salad looks.
Pam said…
How great that you are able to eat meals you love but still lose weight. Nutrisystem sounds like it is working for you!
Claudia Krusch said…
This looks like a delicious meal. I am thinking of giving Nutrisystem a try. I know so many people that ave had great results with them.
Cheryl Lang said…
I've always been curious about nurtisystem, but was never interesting in paying for it! That salad dressing looks fab!
Congrats on your progress so far. No favorite lo-cal salad dressing here, my favorite salad dressing is ranch.
chubskulit said…
Nutrisystem diet sounds awesome and healthy. I love the dressing idea and those ingredients is usually on my salsa.
We also have a tradition of taking one another out for dinner on our birthdays! I've always been curious about Nutrisystem, great reading about your experience.
Your salad dressing recipe is so easy to make and I am sure it tastes good with any salad! It is also great that it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week! Nice. I can fix myself a salad anytime and not fuss over making salad dressing every single time.
Jaime Nicole said…
Awesome job on the weight loss! It can be difficult sometimes but it sounds like the Nutrisystem Plan is really helping.
Jesica H said…
I did nutrisystem a while back and lost 20lbs. The only thing I don't like about the program is that their meals are filled with preservatives. Otherwise, the advice is sound and it does work. :)
rika said…
Great job! I have been trying to lose some weight. I need to try the Nutrisytem, i've heard positive reviews about them.
Debra Hawkins said…
I have been trying to lose some weight! I need to try out Nutrisystem. It sounds like a great program.

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