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I am so new...trying different options. I have tried two of the oatmeals. Apple Cinnamon and Maple syrup. I even made cookies with the apple cinnamon. They were like rubber...awful! I have added splenda and vanilla extract to both oatmeals and have yet to finish them. Do we have to eat oatmeals every am or can we just have a shake?.

I am from the south...and we were raised on grits....not oatmeal!.

Angela..

Comments (14)

You are not required to have the oatmeal on the program. Just make sure to get in at least 5 Medifast meals and the lean and green meal each day. I would recommend looking into the recipes for the Oatmeal to make them into things like cookies, pancakes, and muffins...

Comment #1

Try the pancake recipeit is less mushy. Also, I found that if I heat the oatmeal, then let it sit for a long time (15-20 minutes), stir, and then reheat a little, it tastes better to me. It has a thicker consistency that way. I didn't like it at all the first time, so I understand where you're coming from...

Comment #2

I like the oatmeals. My fav was the peach. I made it with peach flavored water from Target, cinnamon, and a splash of vanilla extract. I added double the amount of water, let it boil about 5 min, then let it sit for 30 min. It was thick and delicious!..

Comment #3

The first time I made the cookies they turned out rubbery too.

I only put in one packet of Splenda instead of the 3tbs the recipe calls for and they turned out MUCH better... I also add more cinnamon than it calls for.

I also let it sit on the counter for 15-20 minutes in a bowl before I spoon it on.

Haven't had any rubbery, weird tasting cookies since!..

Comment #4

Hi I only ate the oatmeal as oatmeal for about a week. This past weekend, I made up 5 days' worth of Maple/Brown sugar cookies and put each day's in zip lock baggie and put in the fridge to grab in the mornings (I can stand the rubbery a bit more than the oatmeal consistency - I've never been much of a breakfast person). Anyhow I have also found that I really like using the Splenda BROWN SUGAR for the cookies. I also took someone's suggestion of adding not only baking powder, but baking soda (and I add a little extra of each to get more of a puffy cookie). For some reason, the Maple/Brown sugar oatmeal cooks up to a bit of a thicker cookie than the apple/cinnamon..

The first time I made them, I put the oatmeal and water in the bowl first (of course, after I was done, I saw where it said to add all dry ingredients first!) Well, actually it works better by putting the oatmeal/water together first it helps give it time to start that thickening process (well, as thick as it is going to get) while you are adding things. Then I put the bowl in the fridge for about 5 minutes to get a little thicker..

Good luck!! I know how you feel about trying to find something I am getting that way with lunch can't stand the minestrone, or the other soups and I am down to the Cream of Tomato and Chili (which I don't like that much)...

Comment #5

Not a fan either. I made it work for me by mixing it with 1/3 cup of water and 1/4tsp of baking powder. Let it sit for a few minutes then put in a pan sprayed with nonfat canola on med-low heat. Right before I flip it, I add 11 choc chips. When it's done drizzle 1 tsp of SF maple syrup. Its really very good..

11 Choc chips 23.3 calories.

1.3 fat.

3.3 carbs.

Shake solution-Double the water and add a bunch of ice cubes in blender. I tastes like an Italian ice..

And lastly, I must confess that I treat myself once in awhile to a small bowl of grits!!.

It must be working because I'm only on the program 2 weeks (with 2 full days of cheating-not including the grits( I replace my oatmeal for the day with them) and I'm down 10.5 lbs...

Comment #6

I have found that the thickness of the oatmeal can vary based on the type of bowl I use. I have best luck with a larger cereal bowl instead of a small berry bowl. It comes out thicker in the larger bowl. I guess because of the way the microwave heats things...

Comment #7

As you can see, I'm from the south too! We were raised on grits and oatmeal!. Try adding some cinnamon and a splash of vanilla to the oatmeal. Use about a tablespoon more water and zap it for 2 minutes, stir and let it sit for a few minutes. I think it is sweet enough without adding Slpenda. I thought I was not going to be able to eat it about three weeks ago, now I don't mind it so much...

Comment #8

Has anyone thought of trading? For example, I love the straeberry shake and hate the oatmeal and some people love the oatmeal but hate the shake - maybe we could start a trade program for those of us that got the 4 week program and will be stuck with things we do not like?..

Comment #9

I morphed the pancake receipe into a waffle receipe.

1 pack oatmeal.

1/4-1/2 tesp of splenda.

Cap of vanilla.

Cap of butter flavor extract.

Cinnimon.

1/4 cup water.

Dash of salt.

Spray the waffle iron with butter flavor crisco (or Pam).

I cook until it's slightly crispy because I don't like that mushy consistency you end up getting when you cook as a pancake..

I use a maple flavor syrup sweetened with splenda. I alway put my syrup in a separate bowl and dip my waffle in it because I tend to use less that way. Also, the syrup is really sweet and I can't tolerate alot of it..

Necessity is the mother of invention but we are the Godesses of the diet!..

Comment #10

I really dislike the oatmeals too. Last night I made pancakes and LOVED it!.

Mix 1 oatmeal packet with a little cinnamon and 1/3 C water (you might want to add an extra tablespoon or two). I sprayed Pam in a nonstick pan and spread the "batter" to flatten it a little. Give it a flip and you've got pancakes. I'm going to buy sugar-free pancake syrup to top it off..

For the cookies, keep trying new recipes. The recipe on the box sucks. The muffin recipe does too. I tried the lemon poppyseed muffin recipe that I found on this disc. board and it was pretty good. I think baking longer solves the rubbery issue (the muffins baked 30-40 minutes)..

That waffle recipe sound good, I think I'll try that too...

Comment #11

Just received a shipment with the blueberry oatmeal and it's quite good. To me the others have an aftertaste along with a similar smell that I was getting sick of. But, the blueberry really tastes good...

Comment #12

Just a tip for any of you who like me, dont like reading directions: For the first two weeks I was on Medifast I hated the oatmeal...here I was cooking it all wrong which completely changed the taste. I was adding hot water to the oatmeal and trying to eat it like it was Quaker instant oats-awful! If only I had read the directions. So now I add room temp bottled water to my dry oats, stir really well, let sit a few min, microwave for a minute or so, so it thickens, then add more room temp water to it to make it less glue-like and it tastes much better this way..

Comment #13

Thank you, Dazing Dawg, for the delicious waffle recipe. It was a treat to make this weekend!.

Congratulations on your weight loss and keep up the great work!..

Comment #14


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

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