How Much Space Does Nutrisystem Food Take Up?

I recently received an email where the writer asked me how much room she would need to store her nutrisystem meals. She lived in an apartment which was relatively small and she did not have access to a freezer so she was not sure if this diet was going to work for her. I reassured her that, depending on which plan she chooses, she should be able to make it work. I will discuss this more in the following article.

Storing The Nutrisystem Advanced Meals: Now, there are frozen entrees with this diet, but they come in a separate plan called Nutrisystem Select. These are restaurant quality meals that are quite good, and do require a freezer. However, most people order what is called Nutrisystem Advanced. And these meals have gone through what they call a “soft canning” process that allows for the meals and packages to be in a soft pouch or small container and to lay flat.

Different foods have different packaging but all of them are pretty compact. For example, many of the dinner and lunch foods like the pastas, stir fries, and meat type meals come in a round container. These easily stack on top of one another. The hamburgers and hot dogs come in sort of a flat box. And the shakes and puddings come in a very small package that takes up almost no room.

Honestly, I think that even an entire monthly package that includes five small meals per day could almost completely be stored in one kitchen cabinet. If you don’t have the cabinet space, then you could easily just place your meals in a plastic bin for storage somewhere else. In fact, a lot of the meals are small enough to fit inside of a pull out drawer. The point I’m making is that you don’t need to set aside tons of room and you don’t have to limit yourself to small orders just to be able to fit everything.

Buying small orders is going to cost you more money in the long run and isn’t necessary anyway. By placing small orders, you’re sacrificing being able to use the really good and substantial coupons that take your cost per meal down significantly. So if you’re one of those folks who worries that you don’t have the room for nutrisystem, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. And honestly, this food takes up less space than regular groceries, at least in my experience.