Not to go off topic, but I hope your pup won't eat onions and grapes because they're both toxic to dogs....not because you've tried and he just didn't like 'em! Sorry...many don't know that they're poisonous to animals..
I seriously hated the oatmeal when I started, and then my tastebuds changed, and it became one of my favorites. I add cinnamon to it. My suggestion would just be to start eating it, and you may be surprised that you like it one day very soon. It doesn't take long. Oh, and add some extra water so it's not so paste-like. LOL!.
You can do the recipes, those are good. But why add all the condiments when you can just eat it as is. I don't fool around with recipes much. Just my 2 cents...
I love the oatmeal but I am not fond of the peach oatmeal. I have 2 boxes. What can I do to them so I don't waste them?..
It makes the best bread. The maple is the LEAST sweet so that is what I use..
Take 1 packet of oatmeal. To this add a little pepper, 1 actual egg white, and enough water to make a thickish "batter" consistency. Put the mixture into a pam sprayed cereal bowl and microwave for 2 minutes. You will get a bun that is about 3.5 inches across and 1.5-2 inches high. I have sandwiches often - such as an ounce of tuna or 2 oz of shrimp deducted from my lean..
Also, I make muffins:.
1 packet of oatmeal.
1 vanilla shake (I like the diabetic ones).
1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice.
An extra dash of cinnamon.
1 egg white.
Enough water to make batter consistency (maybe a 1/4 cup or so).
Mix ingredients well. I use MINI muffin pan and make 12 mini muffins. They will stick so I use muffin cup liners AND spray with PAM. I would assume a silicone baking thing would work too. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. This makes TWO meals as 6 minis are plenty!..
4 packages of Medifast oatmeal (4 of one flavor of 2 of one kind and 2 of another flavor).
1 package of Medifast scrambled eggs.
1 package of Medifast vanilla or banana pudding.
2 tablespoons of baking POWDER.
1/4 cup ground Flaxseed.
2 cups water.
1 Tsp cinnamon.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
1 teaspoon of any other fruit extract.
Spray a muffin pan with Baker's Joy or Pam Baking FILL each slot to make 6 muffins (it will fill to the TOP of the tin).
Cook at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes.
1 muffin= 1 meal..
Oatmeal has become one of my faves. Take the oatmeal, add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 pkg sugar twin, water or DaVinci caramel sugar free 0 1 table spoon, 1 tablespoon fake eggs. Mix everty together. Get out the sandwich fry maker and spray with Pam. Cook the oatmeal mix until the machine shows it's done. This is like a lifesaver.
Email me if you need more help. Takes 2 minutes to make...
I'm sorry, I just can't help myself sometimes....What to do with the oatmeal? Brick mortar maybe? <snicker> Sorry, can't stand the stuff and would rather starve to death that use it even if it were the only availble food on earth...
I've learned that a small crockpot and extra water can make just about any of the Medifast food a million times better. I like the little dipper crockpot as it's the perfect size. Let it simmer in tehre for a long time. I normally add a packet of splenda and some cinnamon...
I hated the peach oatmeal too when I started, but I grew to love it. I started putting it with the water and letting is soak in a spill proof container on the way to work. I also just about doubled the water so that it is a nice thin liquid. The peaches actually plump up this way and taste like a peach.
I have found that if I hate something, I just add enough water to it to make it drinkable and heat it up. It usually goes down easier!..
I simply could not do without my oatmeal (and I started out hating it too)..
1 pack any oatmeal (peach would be great).
1/4 tsp baking powder.
1/4 c calorie free syrup any flavor (no other liquid).
1 egg (or egg white) just count the egg as lean.
Spray a glass ramekin or other pyrex-type small container with butter spray. Bake until browned. Makes one small "cake". Even my HUSBAND likes these!.
Good luck - Lin..
Eating the oatmeal made as directed was disgusting IMO and I swore I would never order it again. Then I made banana muffins. Wow. These ROCK. I found a slightly different recipe than the one posted earlier with two banana puddings (another item I swore I would never order again!) for more banana flavor. I make 12 mini muffins for two muffins per meal.
I tried it once and let my son taste it. He suggested that we use it to regrout the bathtub...
Thank you for starting this thread. Today is my first day and my first meal was oatmeal, more like oatyuck! This was very discouraging as I have about 14 packets of oatyuck! Please tell me that the rest of the food is not this bad. I will definitely try the muffin recipe otherwise my husband can put it with his spackle bucket...
Alternate muffin recipe:.
1 pkt oatmeal any kind,.
1 tsp b powder,.
1/3 cup water,.
1 tsp vanilla mix and let sit.
Use pam spray on muffin tin, bake at 350 for 15 minutes. I eat at least one of these a day. you can add splenda and or cinnamon. I use other flavorings sometimes- almond or chocolate or banana.
One muffin=1 meal..
I saw this posted somewhere else and it really works. Get a thermos or insulated coffe mug, add about 8 oz of boiling water and then mix in the oatmeal and some Splenda. Let it sit for at least 10-15 minutes and then drink/eat it. It's much better with more liquid like every one else has said and it tastes better after sitting and "cooking" for awhile. This is great if you're eating Medifast meals at work...
I let my oatmeal soak for at least an hour before I eat it, extra water too. I've also found that Medifast foods I HATED at first are now tastey. Our tastebuds seem to go through a detox phase too and all of a sudden things taste better. It's kinda like when I quit smoking and started tasting things differently (better!). It was very odd at first...
My oatmeal savior are flavor drops. Either marshmallow, cinnamon danish swirl, chocolate brownie, and a splenda packet with a little extra water does miracles...
While on 5/1 and even now maintaining, I use the oatmeal as a griddle cake..
1/8 t Baking POWDER.
Enough water to make a thick batter.
Maybe a T of SF flavor of choice.
Pour into skillet (like a big pancake). cook until done. flip. repeat.
I used ICBINB spray but hubbie likes WF SF syrup..
If I hadn't just eaten - I would be hungry right now!!! YUMMY!..
I'm with you...can't stand it. I've been on Medifast for 4.5 months and my taste buds have not changed. Do not order more. I try it about once a month..
But I am still chuckling about the dog...wish I had one to try it on..
Good luck...Happy New Year!.
OO OO - (feel like the guy from "Welcome back Kotter").
Bread Pudding (not sure who to THANK for this one...).
1 packet maple and brown sugar oatmeal.
1 packet vanilla pudding.
1 packet splenda (you might leave it out, I haven't tried yet).
3/4 c water.
1/4 t baking powder.
1 capful of vanilla extract.
1/4 t of cinnamon.
1/2 cup egg beaters (one of the little containers).
Mix it all together and bake at 350 for 30 minutes. can use a toaster oven and used a glass dish 7 x 5 x 1.5 once. I imagine you could use a loaf pan also. I personally like muffin pans....
This makes two Medifast servings with a little lean....
And Mock Apple Crisp (not mine either... but AMAZING!!!).
Medifast Mock Apple Crisp.
2 cups raw zucchini slices.
3 T lemon juice.
1/4 cup Splenda.
1/4 tsp cinnamon.
1/8 tsp nutmeg.
1 Medifast Brown Sugar or Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel zucchini then slice lengthwise. Core/seed the halves then then cut into 1/4 inch slices (or however thick you like in order to look like apple slices.) Put slices in sauce pan with 3 T lemon juice. Bring to boil and cover and cook for 5-6 minutes, until tender. Drain throughly. Place the slices back into the pan and add the Splenda, cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 tsp of the Oatmeal powder.
Pour into small oven safe bowl.
Melt 1 T trans fat free margarine and pour over remaining oatmeal. Mix. Sprinkle over the 'apples' and bake in the oven for about 30 minutes or until 'apples' are bubbling and topping is browned..
3 green servings of cooked zucchini (approx 1.5 cups cooked).
1-2 condiments (juice is drained so don't know how much is retained).
1 medifast meal..
Wow! Andi, where the heck have you been?! What an amazing recipe (mock apple). It's just so crazy that i'm goiing to have to try it tho I can't even think about the oatmeal! Actually saw a couple of recipes from this thread that I'll try. Thanks for starting!..
I accidentally made the mock apple with english cukes (the kind with fewer seeds) and it worked too - just in case you can't find zucc. I'd imagine that regular cukes would work too but I would trim the seeds......
There are 2 tricks I have discovered with oatmeal:.
When preparing it normally, it tastes better if you use a Styrofoam cup to cook it in the microwave. The Styrofoam is a very good insulator and keeps the temperature of the oatmeal higher for a longer period of time. This continues to cook the oatmeal long after it has been removed from the microwave making the texture a lot more tender..
When preparing it as a muffin use cold carbonated water as the liquid and a 2 cup Pyrex glass container as the "muffin tin." This creates an even rise throughout the muffin without any gummy deflation while cooling...
Wow, I didn't think it was safe to microwave in styrofoam.... interesting...... also like the idea of the 2 cup measure to cook in......
Good idea about the mini crock pot i'm going to go throw my chili in now! Thanks!..
Hi, can you make the oatmeal cookies the night before so they are ready in the morning? Do they hold up in a baggie overnight? Do you referegerate or leave on counter? I did them this morning & liked it better then just eating it, put 1/3 cup water in the measuring cup added 1 pack of oatmeal, dash of cinnamon, 1/8 baking soda mixed, then added more water just so it wasn't so thick a bit at a time. Sprayed pam on an airbake pan and had enough for 4 cookies baked like 12 mins or so at 350... didn't add the splenda or vanilla like I read about before....
Ha ha! I'm an oddballI love the oatmeal, though I like the oatmeal with fruit bits the best. :P I like mine soupy, though, and I put in a good 3/4 cup water (maybe a bit more)..
Mmmmmm, oatmeal.....why ruin it by trying to make it something it's not?.
*runs, ducks, and covers* :P.
I hated the oatmeal at first and tried pancakes ,they were ok .Then I just decided to use a cup and a half of water ,the packet and some cinnamon simmer for 20 minutes at least. Then I let it sit with a tablspoon of coolwhip or a packet of splenda tastes pretty good. You definately need to use the stove not microwave. I put it on low and shower and get ready for the day while it cooks. Good luck...