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I'm just a few days into the program and so far so good. I'm planning on ordering some of the soups/chili but wanted to find out what everyone thinks of the taste/consistency before I order them. I really like chili and tomato soup, so in your opinion, how close do the Medifast soups taste to the real thing? Thanks for your feedback!..

Comments (35)

Your question was: Medifast soups vs real soup?.

I really like the Chicken Noodle Soup - it's thicker than normal chicken noodle soup - which I like, reminds me of having a few crackers broken up in it. The tomato soup was ok, nothing great, a little bland and I hated the cream of broccoli soup , very watery and bland tasting with a funny smell. I haven't tried the cream of chicken or stew yet, but have ordered some. I actually mix the soups up the night before and keep in those small zip lock twist top containers, that way they're convenient to take to work the next day. Everyone has different taste so you may want to try each of the flavors - you never know you mike like them all! Good Luck on Medifast - from one newbie to another!!! Deb..

Comment #1

Tomato soup is my favorite following by the chicken noodle. I season my tomato soup with a dash of basil, dash of garlic powder or onion powder, and fresh ground pepper. I then mix well and put in micorwave for 1 minute. Take it out, mix again and stir. I like it that way.Tomorrow I am going to try it with 1t of ff cheddar on top. I never use a teaspoon of anyone condiment so I really don't count them when I make the soup.



I like the chicken noodle soup with a dash of tabasco sauce and I cook it longer than it says on the packet. I will try letting it soak overnight. Never thought of that...

Comment #2

Welcome! I make my soups & chilis in a small crock pot. That, I have found, is the BEST way to make them. I bought a small crock pot and kmart and make between 3-6 servings at a time. I add canned no salt added tomatoes, celery, cauliflower, broccoli, herbs & spices - let them cook for 2 hours on low and voila you have great tasting meals. U can then divide up and freeze if you want. With the chili I also add onion, garlic, chili powder, cumin...if you like "hot" add rotel canned tomatoes for a good kick of flavor.

As for the cream soups I make "bread" out of those - I have an awesome recipe for the cream of tomato & cream of broccoli if you r interested send me a private message. Good luck. Shari..

Comment #3

I love all the suggestions from North0314 and the chili can be wonderful and filling but it definitely requires some additions to make it palatable. My favorite is the chicken noodle soup - I add some chopped celery to the chicken noodle soup, and some chicken bouillon granules. The cream of chicken soup is what I make "buns" with for my boca burgers. It's basically a "shake cake" - but with soup. 1 pkt soup, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 3 tablespoons water, 1 Tbsp eggbeaters (optional). Mix and put in a Pam sprayed small microwavable bowl.

I flip it out, slice in half and toast for a burger bun. Just an idea!.

Good luck with the Medifast plan - you will do great! Lillian..

Comment #4

I am crazy about the chicken noodle soup (sometimes I add some cooked fresh green beans to it); I'm not too fond of the chicken and rice; I really enjoy the cream of broccoli, especially if I add a little cooked broccoli and some ff shredded cheddar; and the chili is not too bad if you add some hot sauce (or even ketchup) at least..

The key is to SOAK. At LEAST 2 hours. Especially the chicken/rice and the chili. I think having a soup for lunch helps me to break up all the sweetness from most of the other foods, and I wouldn't recommend overlooking them as options...

Comment #5

Thanks for all the suggestions! I think I'll try a few. Its nice to have some ideas to spice them up...

Comment #6

I'm just starting today, and this info helps. The fact that I made my soup as directed and it was still crunchy was a bit troublesome...

Comment #7

I love the chicken noodle!!! It's very thick and creamy-like. Definitely let it soak as others have said. When I first started almost 4 weeks ago, I found that I had to add salt and other spices to it....now I love it just the way it is and wouldn't add a thing!..

Comment #8

Ditto for me. I could eat the chicken noodle every day.

The tomato soup is bland and grainy to me, no matter how long I let it sit, but it's still edible. Cream of chicken is on it's way, will try that next week.. I prefer to make soup chips or muffins out of the broccoli soup. Haven't tried any of the others (hate seafood and mushroom so that leaves just the chili and beef stew which I don't particulary care for in a non-MF way)...

Comment #9

I have started pulverizing the soups in the food processor, and using them as "breading" on vegetables. I dip the veggies in egg white, and bread them with the soup. Bake on parchment paper or well-sprayed cookie sheet at 350. Turn after 10 minutes to brown the other side.

For the chili, I soak it overnight, and cook it 3 minutes twice in 3/4 cups water. Stir after the first 3 minutes.

Bon apetit'.

Lin..

Comment #10

Adore the chicken noodle. I put very little water in it and eat it thick - it tastes like chicken dumplings to me. It's the only soup I've tried so far that I love, let alone like..

The cream of tomato literally had me retching. I ate half before throwing it away. I'm going to be using that for pizza recipes and nothing else. Ughh! It tasted fine, but the texture was too much. I've never eaten glue, but I'm sure that's how it would feel in my mouth...

Comment #11

Isn't it funny how everyone's tastes are different. I absolutely LOVE the tomato soup and beef stew. I can't stand the chicken noodle and have been looking for ways to use it up! Thanks, Lin, for your suggestion. I hadn't seen that anywhere and I might try your "breading" idea. Plus then I wouldn't have to have so many veggies at dinner!..

Comment #12

Glad you like the breading idea..

Here's another I just did Cream of Chicken with Chicken..

Had some cold hard unappetizing chicken patties that had been grilled on the Foreman to get the fat out. Put then into my new Ninja with an env. of C OC and water. Pulsed a few times then put it in the microwave to get hot, right in the Ninja bowl. A little salt and it was really good..

6 oz cooked leftover ground chicken or other any other cooked chicken or turkey or even beef would work.

1 pack COC.

1 C water.

1/2 tsp beef bouillon to add taste.

Salt if needed.

(I have no blood pressure problems).

I did not want my green now. Will eat later..

Lin..

Comment #13

When I have tomato soup, sometimes I'll throw a wedge of LC onion cheese in it and nuke it with the cheese..

Stir it well, and it's thick and creamy! I add a dash of salt and pepper I love it that way...

Comment #14

Today is my first day OP, and I decided to have the Chili for lunch before I found this thread. After reading these posts I was nervous that I wouldn't like it. Based on the advice here, I did soak it, and am glad I saw that tip 2 hours before lunch! I just finished my meal and I am happy to say I liked it, so phew! So, just a plug for soaking - that seems to be the secret!..

Comment #15

I am also new. Thanks for all of the great ideas! I will have to refer back to this often to try them all..

Becky..

Comment #16

Yes, I tried the chili at first and hated it! Then again after soaking for 3 hours and added 1/2 can of Rotel and it was delicious and filling! Now I will definitely buy it again!..

Comment #17

My opinion is that the chili needs some help. The soups are good but you need to soak them with the water a couple hours before heating. The Beef Stew I really like. It actually makes like a gravy...

Comment #18

I really like the Chicken Noodle Soup - it's thicker than normal chicken noodle soup - which I like, reminds me of having a few crackers broken up in it. The tomato soup was ok, nothing great, a little bland and I hated the cream of broccoli soup , very watery and bland tasting with a funny smell. I haven't tried the cream of chicken or stew yet, but have ordered some. I actually mix the soups up the night before and keep in those small zip lock twist top containers, that way they're convenient to take to work the next day. Everyone has different taste so you may want to try each of the flavors - you never know you mike like them all! Good Luck on Medifast - from one newbie to another!!! Deb..

Comment #19


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