I an vegetarian, though I do succumb to a craving for meat on rare occasions..
I've been doing Medifast for about 5 days and haven't had any problems. I've used low fat cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, and egg beaters so far..
With the free week they sent a box of chicken noodle soup. It doesn't have chicken in it. It has texturized soy protein. It does have egg yolks in the noodles. I'm lacto/ovo/veg. so it is not a problem for me.
Chilli uses texturized soy protien too...
But be careful with the Cream of Chicken, Cream of Brocolli, and Cream of Tomato soup. ALL of these are made with chicken fat, and NOT vegetarian safe...
I placed a new order tonight and I ordered the crackers so I can eat cottage cheese. I just can't eat it plain. I used to eat cottage cheese on pasta though. I think it's time to try that on the shirataki noodles. lacto-veg AND Medifast friendly mac & cheese!..
Are the shirataki noodles really good? The idea of mac+cheese is almost overwhelming! I've never had cottage cheese with pasta - this is such a good idea. I'm pretty boring, the only lacto protein I eat is 50% low fat cheddar (veg-friendly enzymes), and I mostly tofu, some fat free soy hot dogs, some soy cheese. I go by the nutritional info on each package though, not by the official rules, either for the cheese or the tofu, as each one is different. I try to buy a pack of tofu that has a total carb count of 5 or 6, so I can eat the whole thing without having to measure it. Anything to save effort. I am incredibly lazy when it comes to food prep these days...
I really like them. I still miss raviolis but I don't see any reason to eat any normal spaghetti or any other kind of pasta if I can have shirataki noodles. Be forewarned that I am notorious for overcooking my pasta anyways though. If you normally eat very firm pasta, you might find shirataki noodles to be kind of mushy. It's definitely worth trying though.
I just had them for lunch actually. half a serving of noodles, half a serving of broccoli, a cut up into cubes quorn chicken patty, some chinese bbq sauce and a little duck sauce mixed together and it was yum..
I'm aware the duck sauce isn't the best idea but I'm logging it and I'm fitting it in so...yeah...
Thanks - I'll put in an order for the noodles today!..
I see those shirataki noodles and consider them, but haven't gotten them yet. I think I may have to try them. My family eats cottage cheese and noodles (it's a Polish dish, Halupki I think- I get it confused with halushki though, which is cabbage and noodles).
I find in general that if I split my L&G into two portions I feel more like I can have 'more' real food. I split it into things like half a cup of cottage cheese (1%) with half a cup of tomato wedges for lunch or maybe ONE egg for breakfast with my shake and then half the protien portion of tofu or whatever with the rest of my G (I do overpack that cup or cup and a half with salad greens/other vegies(half cup total), and top with grilled tofu, or half a vegi burger on top is quite filling).
I totally love salads with 'stuff' on top, though a nice seitan roast and some green beans and a small side salad is also quite nice to break things up...
I had no idea that cottage cheese & noodles was a Polish dish. My mom used to make it for me as a kid but we're not Polish. I had it tonight with the shirataki noodles. It was ok. I couldn't finish it though. I think I might not have been hungry enough for that many noodles though. Next time I think I'll do half a serving of noodles and maybe have some cucumber and vinegar or something with it...
I don't know if this helps, but I checked w/MF and you can have 5 oatmeals instead of shakes. With the autumn weather coming oatmeal, chili and soups may be a little more appealing than the shakes right now..
I checked with MF, the shiratki noodles count as a green, not a lean b/c they don't have enough protein..
I bought a bag of shirataki at Trader Joe's. I haven't gotten up the courage to try them. The prep info on the back says something about cooking them a certain way to help lessen it's "unique" taste. A little scary when the manufacturer warns that it's, basically, a little funky!.