snackDieting can be a challenge. After all, what would life be like without gelato, cheesecake or your favorite afternoon snacks? We hear you loud and clear, and we agree that snacking can be a pastime that’s difficult to let go of when you’re watching your waistline. That’s why we wondered, “Is there such a thing as a diet program that allows — or even encourages — you to have some nibbles?” Believe it or not, there are a handful of diet delivery services that do exactly that. Continue reading to learn which services can put you on your way to some guilt-free munching.

Jenny Craig

Jenny Craig, our top-rated diet delivery service, is one diet program that doesn’t ban snacking. In fact, the Jenny Craig All Access plan provides two snacks, breakfast, lunch and dinner each day. As a service that landed at the top of our former diet taste test, Jenny Craig’s snacks shouldn’t be sneezed at. On top of that, Jenny Craig allows for menu customization, depending on the plan. In other words, for those who like to pick and choose what they eat, some Jenny Craig programs, such as the Jenny Craig All Access program, give you the choice to tailor your menu, so you get final say on what snacks are going into your stomach. Curious about what you would be eating? Items on Jenny Craig’s menu don’t look like your stereotypical diet fare, and snacks range from cheddar cheese crisps to chocolate walnut brownies, and they also make suggestions for grocery store items that you can add yourself for healthy snacking solutions.

If you want to test out Jenny Craig’s snacking options, we recommend the Jenny Craig All Access subscription, as noted above. This subscription requires a one-time enrollment fee of $99 and costs $19/month thereafter. It should be noted that food isn’t included in this monthly fee, but food costs $15 to $23/day (plus shipping, if applicable), which isn’t too bad. As a bonus, you get access to a personal consultant and unlimited weight loss support through the plan, which is what your monthly fee covers. Check out our Jenny Craig review to learn more.


BistroMD is another diet delivery service that allows subscribers to enjoy some nibbles. In fact, if you’re a meal plan subscriber who didn’t pay for BistroMD’s snacking program (e.g., EATS, otherwise known as Essential and Tasty Snacks), you’re encouraged to incorporate your own snacks into your meal schedule.

What’s the service’s philosophy behind its support for snacking? Supplementing your BistroMD program with snacks can ensure that your calorie and protein intakes are conducive to losing weight. That said, BistroMD emphasizes that not all snacks are healthy and beneficial for you to eat. The EATS protein-packed gelato and cheesecake are deemed healthier choices than candy bars, for example.

If you’re having a hard time figuring out what snacks are “good” to eat, BistroMD can help. That’s because those who subscribe to a five or seven-day BistroMD program can opt to pay for BistroMD’s snacking plan, EATS. The EATS subscription serves protein-based treats, with each snack containing about eight to 15 grams of protein, delivered right to your door. Intended to supplement BistroMD’s meal plans, EATS is meant to encourage healthy snacking and to boost your “metabolic burn.” BistroMD offers women’s and men’s EATS programs. The women’s EATS program provides two snacks a day for $3/day, while the men’s EATS program offers three snacks a day for $4.50/day. The number of snacks subscribers receive also depends on the meal plans they select. For more information, visit our BistroMD review.


Rounding out our list of the best diet programs for snackers is Nutrisystem, which offers plans that include both snacks and meals. For example, at the discounted price of $253.84 (or $423.06 without the discount), you can order Nutrisystem’s four-week Basic plan for women, including three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and one guilt-free snack for each day. You can also incorporate any of your own healthy snacks, such as low-fat yogurt or carrots with hummus, into your meal plan. Nurtisystem also offers men’s plans that provide more calories to satisfy a higher caloric intake. For example, the men’s four-week Basic plan costs $290.76 (or $484.60 without the discount) and includes three meals per day (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and two guilt-free snacks for each day. Read our Nutrisystem review to learn more about its plans and snacking options.

Another point to note about Nutrisystem is that it requires you to add fresh groceries to its plans. If you don’t enjoy grocery shopping or don’t have the time to do so, it may be a good idea to look into other diet delivery services.

To many, snacking may seem like a guilty pleasure that you must give up while dieting. With the assistance of these diet delivery services, however, it’s possible for snacking to actually help you work toward your weight loss goals. Now that you know about some programs that let you snack, consider these services’ other aspects to choose the right diet delivery program for you.