The answer is Yes, although you might wanna make sure and wait for another person to confirm this as I am not very confident. Better yet, why don't you ask the Medifast guys because they can assist you better...
I add 1/2 bouillon cube, a dash of Tabasco or hot sauce and make it in a small thermos in the morning. By lunch, it is plumped up and ready to eat...
EXACTLY what Cellis said!! I love the soups!.
The cream of broccoli can be prepared this same way AND you can add a portion of your green by putting in raw broccoli when you add your boiling water and everything else to your thermos. It cooks it perfect!.
Don't give up on them, it's crazy what just a few tweaks can do!..
I love the soups. I make them the night before. I used to always add chicken stock or beef stock and cayenne and/or tobasco to spice them up. Now I eat them as they are. You can eat bars as much as you want. 5 a day if you'd like.
Just make sure they are the yellow wrapper bars and not the green maintenance bars. Who told you that you would lose less weight? Funny Medifast fable...
FYI - if you are using the crunch bars, they can be eaten for all 5 meals each day if you wish. Per Nutritional Support they are interchangeable with all other meals. My DH eats bars for at least 95% of his Medifast meals, and has done great..
The confusion on bars harks back to the "maintenance" bars - which used to (in the distant past!) be the only bars. Those maintenance bars are higher in calories and carbs than the crunch bars..
Stick with the crunch bars, and order just them if it makes you happy on your Medifast journey! (For me, the sugar alcohols give me extra bad gas if I eat more than couple of bars a day - but my DH isn't as affected)..
I hope this helps!.
Edited to add - hehe.. I see some others have given the same info. Sorry for the duplication!.
Try some different spices, or sometimes even a tiny bit of salt or seasoned salt helps. They might taste better to you the longer you are on the program, then again they might not. I'm not a big fan of them either..
I'm all for finding Medifast foods you like without having to add extra condiments and sticking to those. These days all I buy are 2 kinds of crunch bars, brownies, puffs, and puddings.
It's all interchangeable so as long as you eat 5 a day, you will lose weight... best diet ever...
Thank you for the ideas. I will try spices. It might also be one of those foods I have to put away for awhile and come back to at a later date. Thanks again...
That's very true about putting it away for awhile. Another thought I have is there is something to be said for eating food you might not find the greatest. It was good training for meeat food to live not the other way around. Like when you're a kid and you don't get to decide what's for dinner that night. Gotta eat it whether you like it or not..
I really only like the Cream of Broccoli and Cream of Chicken. I make up the soup in the morning before work with water and seasoning. In advance, I lightly steam and puree brocolli and/or cauliflower and add some some to my soups. I add about 1/3 of my daily Green allowance. I steam enough veggies to last a few days. I also like to add 1/3 of my Lean in the form of roasted chicken, or taco seasoned turkey or pork.
I have also thrown in some raw spinich and let it simmer to a consistancy I like. No real added flavor but it is good for you. I also add some Tony Chachere's seasoning to it. Not much is needed at all...
I add Texas Pete hot sauce to my tomato soup and beef stew. I also add a pinch of Kosher salt to the beef stew and a sprinkling of oinion powder. Onion powder is also good in the cream of chicken soup. I add a little more water to all of my soups also...
I really love the chili actually, I make it in the morning and then after I reheat it I add a little hot sauce and it is sooo good!.
Hot sauce has actually been absolutely necessary for all of the soups but that's just how I like it..
I add some "Better than Bullion" to mine. (And I love the chili!).
I really do love the soups. The brownies are to die for. I just ordered the bars for the first time and they're in the mail!.
Walden Farms syrups help with the shakes and I ordered some Capella drops to make them a little more interesting. I'll let you know if they're any good...
I like the soups much better cooked on the stove rather than in the microwave. I add a little extra water, bring them to a boil, and then turn it down to low and let it simmer for 10-15 mins. Adding whatever type of seasoning you like makes a big difference too...
Hi ! I am new too....on my second week. I not a fan of the soups either. I think the soups taste much better as soup chips. I followed Cellis's recipe and I have to say both the chicken noodle and creme of broccoli are pretty good. I will try the cream of chicken tomorrow. Here is the recipe.
I make soup chips by adding 3 Tablespoons of water to the cream soups (or grinding the other soups in the blender until they are powdered and adding 3 Tablespoons of water) to make a paste. Then roll the dough out between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Sprinkle with a little salt if desired. Put on cookie sheet and bake until golden brown in a 350 degree oven. Watch carefully so they don't burn. Then take out of oven and break or cut into chips and return to the oven if they need more baking time to become crunchy..
I read on someone's blog that you can add 1/4 cup to a 1/2 cup of diced tomatoes to the soups. I have tried this and really recommend it. I like the chicken and wild rice better than the chili but enjoy both as a hot meal during the day. I find it more filling than the bars. Just remember to subtract tomatoes from lean and green. Good luck!..
I don't season the soups, but I do add probably twice as much water and soak them. I find the extra water dilutes much of the "nastiness" from the soups I don't care for, and makes for a more filling meal..
I agree with Glenn. I add more water, but I do borrow from condiments and spice them up. I also make them in a crock pot sometimes. Right now, I have 3 packets of Chicken and Wild Rice and 3 packets of Cream of Chicken cooking away. I will have 6 fun soups for next week...