Thanks for sharing!.
Going to make these today for DH, he's having sugar-withdrawls and wants to sneak up to the corner store for his donuts and cookies!.
And he wonders why he's not losing weight!..
BT - your progress is amazing!! I hope I can stay as motivated as you! Let me know how you and DH like them. I thought they came out really well. I can't wait to try blueberry oatmeal with the Blueberry crumble drops frosting...
I made this yesterday and OMG it was so good. I needed to up my calories for the day so instead of using the frosting I smeared it with peanut butter. It sounds weird but it was so good. Thanx for the recipe..
Brenda....OMG....52 lbs in 3 months??!! You go girl! I am so insipred by all the people I have met on the boards. I am glad you liked the recipe, I will have to try the peanut butter as frosting next time. =)..
How is everyone able to add all these other items to their Medifast meals...doesnt that throw you off or mess with your carbs or ketosis?..
Fatbegone...they aren't adding, these ARE the meals. You'd eat the cookies as a meal. there are a few additives which have to be logged as condiments, but the cookies are essentially a meal (logged as oatmeal).
You can find a lot of this information by using the search function..
Budrfly, this sounds great. I think I'm going to try your frosting idea on a muffin. Thanks!..
There is a list of condiments and snacks we are allowed. http://www.medifast1.com/community/d...imitations.pdf.
If you track everything in the My Plan you know exactly how many carbs, fat, calories etc you have every day. Cream cheese is not listed as a snack but Nutrition Support has said we can count it as a snack or condiment (1 TBSP is a condiment)...
KarenB - what muffin recipe do you use? I have had no luck with the muffins...
I finally have the muffins figured out and I make them often. Here is the recipe that works for me. The trick is to make them in mini-loaf pans or something small. I use a small glass (pyrex) bowl that is ok for the oven. It is round and measures about 4 inches across. I want to find one a little smaller so they come out shaped more like a muffin than a layer cake, but for now this is working! I usually double this and make two at a time and save one for later.
In a bowl:.
1 pkg Oatmeal mix (Maple/Brown sugar works great).
1/4 tea baking SODA (Box).
1/8 tea baking POWDER (Can).
Splenda to taste.
Spices to taste (Dry only) (I use cinnamon).
In a separate bowl measure:.
1/3 cup water.
1 tea white vinegar.
1 tea vanilla (or to taste, or other liquid flavor).
Have a mini bread pan sprayed and ready to go. The oven should be preheated to 350..
You MUST have everything ready to go before you mix the wet and dry as the chemical reaction takes place quickly and we want to trap as many bubbles as possible..
Mix the dry ingredients well, and then mix the wet ones. Pour the wet into the dry and mix up to a smooth batter as quickly as possible. Pour into pan. Bake for 16-17 minutes..
While I waiting I force myself to drink 16 oz of water..
It sounds like the pan you use is the same as my small pyrex custard cups. A regular muffin pan won't work?? I am going to try them over the weekend with the cream cheese frosting, should be good. Thanks!!..
The lady who created that recipe said the trick is to use a small loaf pan. I couldn't find one small enough. I think the idea is to make sure you can make just one "muffin" out of one pack of oatmeal. If you have large muffin tins maybe that will work. I only had the little ones..
One other thing I forgot...you should remove them from the pan to cool pretty quickly. She recommends a wire rack. I find that they're so fluffy the wires go right through the muffin, so I just put some wax paper on the rack..
Good luck trying it. I really enjoy these a lot...
Many thanks for this!.
Just made itwill probably frost with Peanut Butter.
Gwen in l.a...
I made two batches (two jumbo cookies) last night and halfed the cream cheese so that the 1 oz covered both cookies! Plenty of frosting!.
And they were good! DH loved his, so I'll be making these alot now!.
Kept it simple, MBS oatmeal, some cinnamon and vanilla, nut and butter extract and the frosting was some sweetzfree and a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.
BT - I didn't use 1oz of cream cheese, I only used 1tsp. for 1 cookie. That is only 1/3 of 1 condiment for the day. Did I write the recipe wrong? It must have been even better with the extra frosting. I'm glad you liked them! :-)..
No, I misread it! I was wondering as I was mixing, WOW! this is sure alot of frosting!.
But, I was low on my lean so it worked out!..
These sound excellent! I would like to try them but I am not a good cook at all Just wondering if anyone knows what kind of changes you would have to make for high altitude preparation? I live in the Rockies in Colorado and when I tried the muffins they went flat. Any suggestions are appreciated!.
Check it out! No carbs, no calories!.
The powdered sweetners (Splenda, etc).
Are filled with Maltodextrin, which has calories, and metabolizes as sugar!!!.
A little pricey, but buy the small bottle and try it out!.
I still got mine, half full, and I use it everyday many times!.
One or two drops and you got sweeeet!!!.
Only drawback, it only can be ordered on the 1st, 10th and 20th of every month..
Just ordered another one yesterday morning as a spare for my purse..
A nice addition to the cappella drops, since those aren't sweet and have a bitter aftertaste..
Also, this covers up the soy taste in our products. Great to bake with, too!.
And coffees, iced drinks, hot teas, etc......
And......FYI, the Liquid stevia is another great alternative...
The vinegar reacts with the baking soda and puts air into the muffins. This is why you have to be ready to put them into a hot oven right away, so the air will help to keep your muffins light, and help them cook through better..
I like to make my muffins in a regular muffin tin, and I make 3 per package of oatmeal. They are small, but not mushy in the middle. Sort of like poufy cookies. Makes it easier to take longer to eat them if there are more than one...
The cookies really don't rise at all so the altitude shouldn't effect the result at all...but I'm just a NYer...I could be very wrong. LOL..
BT2006, thanks for the tip I definitely would like to try this when the next order window opens. (btw, your weight loss is absolutely incredible; congratulations!!! And how did you do the morphing picture thing? Seeing the change in you like that really underscores your success. )..
Thanks Lisa! I used an animation software! It runs about $150 to download on your computer.
OK, so much for the icing, looks like the FF cream cheese isn't allowed, according to.
The new Quick start guide.
Nor is the PB or PB2!.
Sheeez! Looks like back to simple and plain Medifast for me!..
I don't think the new quick start guide is complete. There are a lot of things left off, i.e. most of the condiments, shirataki noodles, snacks that were previously approved. Did you ask NS??.
I'm sticking with the "old" guide until I can find out more. I need my little "extras" to keep going to goal...
I'd agree not everything agrees- if you buy the food journal it has the OLD system in it. Makes it extremely confusing. If it works for you I see no reason to change it, myself...