Oct 2, 2008

Doing NutriSytem Gluten-Free - Correction

Today I had a phone call from a wonderful woman from Virginia who told me that many of the NutriSystem foods listed below do, indeed, have gluten in them. I agreed with her and thanked her for contacting me as I don't want to cause harm to anyone. 

 When I listed the foods, I listed those that did not have what NutriSystem calls "vital wheat gluten" listed as a separate, added ingredient on the packaging. Nevertheless, there are foods with grains, etc., listed in the ingredients, that all who are on gluten-free diets know to avoid, so my subject "Doing NutriSystem Gluten-Free" is not accurate or these people.

Personally, I found that choosing foods that do not contain "vital wheat gluten" made a big difference for me, so perhaps my sensitivity is more toward wheat than the gluten in it.  Those are the foods that are listed below. AND I want you to know that I am only doing this diet temporarily, I am actually not a big fan of processed foods, sweets, etc.

Now, read on to find out what I am doing for a month or two to support my husband.


I have joined my husband in doing the NutriSystem program again. Last year, he lost 35 lbs and has kept most of them off. I had to quit as I was sensitive to many foods, and discovered that many had high amounts of gluten added to them. Are you having the same problem and interested in knowing what foods to choose? Below is a list of what I ordered.

List of foods that do not have "Vital Wheat Gluten" added - there are others, I chose these, and decided how many of each I wanted to make up my 4 weeks plus week free for 3 months.

Apple Strudel Scone
Chocolate Chip Scone
Chocolate Chip Granola Bar
Lowfat Granola Cereal
NutriFlakes Cereal - 40% Bran Flakes
Peanut Butter Granola Bar

Cheese Tortellini
Chicken and Pasta in Cacciatore Sauce
Chicken Salad
Pasta with Beef

Beef Pot Roast with Vegetables & Gravy
Cheese and Spinach Ravioli with Meat Sauce
Cheese Ravioli with Basil Tomato Sauce
Chicken Breast Patty
Chicken Pasta Parmesan
Chicken with Almonds, Rice and Vegetables
Green Pepper Steak with Rice
HomeStyle Chicken Noodles with Gravy
Mashed Potatoes with Meatloaf and Tomato Sauce
Pasta Primavera with Tufu
Rotini with Meatballs and Tomato Sauce
Stroganoff Sauce with Beef and Noodles
Tender Beef with Vegetables
Teriyaki Sauce, Rice, Beef and Vegetables
Vegetable Lasagna with Basil Tomato Sauce
Wedged Potatoes with Sliced Beef Steak
Zesty Cajun Style Chicken and Sausage with Brown Rice

BBQ Soy Chips
Caramel Popcorn
Cheese Puffs
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Pudding
Milk Chocolatey Delight Bar
Mint Chocolate Crunch Bar
Nacho Crisps
Sour Cream and Onion Soy Chips
White Cheddar Soy Chips
Zesty Herb Snack Mix

Updated 2/10/16

My husband is a diabetic and doing the Diabetes program, his "iron gut" isn't allergic or sensitive to anything.

You may also be interested in my popular article "Replacing NutriSystem with you Own Foods - a Complete Weight Loss Plan". 



  1. I did not know they had different choices like diabetic and gluten free...

  2. Hubby is "borderline" diabetic, and we've both been watching what we eat since Sept 1st.

    No great shakes, but 5 lbs for each of us, just by cutting out fried foods, eating more fruits and veggies!