By: Ava Alderman: I sometimes hear from people who have become somewhat confused when they go to place their nutrisystem order. They are starting the check out process, but they aren’t seeing the food options that they expected to see. That’s when they start to think that they are doing something wrong.
An example is the person who asks: “why am I not seeing any frozen foods when I am trying to order the core plan? I have chosen the “custom menu” option. But yet the only foods I am seeing are the ones that are not frozen. I thought the core plan was the most popular plan with the frozen foods.”
You are absolutely right that the core plan is the most popular. I believe that it is such a brisk seller for a couple of reasons. First, it is priced competitively. It’s not the cheapest or the most expensive plan. It is right in the middle. Plus, as you already know, it allows you to choose your own foods and includes counseling. But one thing that it does not include is any frozen meals.
The frozen foods are only on the uniquely yours line (which used to be called the select line.) As you might expect, that plan is the most expensive. People often assume that when you order the select plan, all of your meals are frozen. This isn’t exactly correct. Although many of the meals are frozen, some are not. So people on the select plan do eat some of the same foods as those on the basic or core plans – at least some of the time.
However, if there are some frozen meals that you want, you could always stick with your core plan and then go to the a la carte option and buy some of the select foods individually. The easiest way to do this is to go to the nutrisystem site here Get 40% off Every order plus Turboshakes and Fedex Shipping Free and type “a la carte” in the search bar at the top. Now, not all of the foods are offered a la carte, but some are. I took a look at what’s offered right now and, as of this writing, they are offering the frozen items a la carte in sampler packs. For example, fourteen frozen breakfasts are $44.99. 14 frozen desserts are $39.99.
You want to be careful though and add up the total with your core plan and a la carte additions in order to make sure that it wouldn’t be cheaper for you just to go with the uniquely plan using coupons. You can look on the nutrisystem site (linked above) to see what specials are running. Plus I keep the latest coupons on the right side of this blog.