Yummers!!!!! I am going to try this with chopped chicken breast and feta! Good thing there are alternatives to actually eating the oatmeal b/c it is simply gross on it's own. hahaha..
Or, if you do not want a sweeter crust, you can make one out of Medifast crackers and Medifast eggs!..
OMG this looks so good! I am trying it today!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!..
Too sweet...I gotta make this tomorrow!! Keep em coming...I am seeing some great recipies lately!!.
Thanks all for sharing them!!..
Maybe we could talk Medifast into making a plain oatmeal that we could use in these kinds of recipes. It would be nice to have one that wasn't sweet...
Here is a version from the biggest loser with a portabello "crust" I made these the other day and they were really yummy!.
April 9, 2007.
Pizza Without the Pounds.
Ryan Benson's pizza delivers flavor without danger..
A former "closet" junk food eater, Ryan Benson has learned to find fresh, healthy alternatives to his usual binge foods. This quick, hearty pizza uses portobello mushrooms instead of a traditional crustsaving calories and cutting down on carbs. Enjoy all the great recipes by cast members, club members, and chef Devin Alexander in the Biggest Loser Cookbook. Get more free recipes and see the features available to club members. Pair one pizza with a cup of vegetable soup and you've got a fiber-rich, satisfying lunch..
4 whole portobello mushroom caps (about 5" each), stemmed removed.
1/2 cup low fat marinara sauce.
1/2 cup lean turkey Italian sausage, cooked, drained and crumbled.
4 tablespoons shredded fat free or low fat mozzarella cheese.
2 teaspoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Wipe the mushrooms clean of any dirt. Place them on a baking sheet, grill side up. Spoon sauce over each cap, then sprinkle on sausage and cheeses. Place in the oven and bake for 6 to 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Garnish with fresh basil.
Yield: 4 small pizzas..
Nutritional Values: Fat: 5 g. Carbohydrates: 6 g. Protein: 8 g. Calories: 94 kcal...
I do love feta on pizza but sadly, feta (even fat free) isn't on plan. Try maybe some spinach and garlic with the chicken instead?..
OrangeBlood and some others have several recipes for bread-like stuff using those ingredients. However, I have neither Medifast eggs nor Medifast crackers in my cabinet.
We do what we can with what we've got!.
The crust doesn't really taste sweet - the tomato, cheese, and spices kind of overpower it. I think adding spices to the dough itself will actually fix the entire problem...
There used to be a product development board where people actually did give this suggestion. They took away the board and the not sweet oatmeal never materialized. Sad. Maybe a letter writing campaign is in order?..
Yeah, those were posted on the boards awhile back. I did try them and they were yummy - but damn, portobellos are expensive.
Hehe, and the best thing about this pizza? It's an MFmeal, not your L&G! I'm having it again tonight and I'll just have 3 oz. of pork with cabbage for L&G and then I get pizza later! woohoo!..
This sounds great. If you're counting it as a Medifast meal, do you deduct the egg and cheese from your Lean? And the sauce is counted as a condiment? If so, we could only have 2 tsp of sauce, right?..
We should ask for a "bread" mix that contains some blend of Medifast eggs and Medifast oatmeal (or another starch) from which to make single-meal pitas, breads, crackers, etc...
Snowmoon, I love the idea of using that oatmeal "bread" for pizza... I was afraid it would be too sweet, but then again, tomatoes are sweet, too, so why not? And they put apple in sausages, so what the heck... thanks for being courageous ..
I'm going to have to try this, it looks so pretty!..
Wow, snowmoon what a great idea!! And I even have those same plates; they're my summer dishes!!!.
My only question is, how do you figure everything so that you're not going over your daily allotments? I didn't think mozzarella cheese (I'm assuming it's FF) and pizza sauce were allowed during the WL phase of MF? (In case you couldn't tell, I am a newbie; this is my 4th day on the plan, so my apologies for seeming clueless...)..
I take the egg and cheese from my lean and the sauce from my veg...
I just measure and log everything as I go. I used a tablespoon last night to spread the sauce so that I could try one tablespoon and when it wasn't enough, add more. I ended up using 2. The same with the cheese - I just put the whole pizza on the plate on my scale, set it to grams and zero it, and then add cheese. that way the number on the scale is the amount of cheese and then I log it. I think I used 64g last night which made my calories a little high so next time, i'll try to limit the cheese a little more.
Also, add your egg substitute as a private food. Mine has less calories than the one Medifast lists in the drop down lists for L&G...
That's a great idea!! Who do we need to write or email to give suggestions?..
I tried this today - yum - I used an egg white instead of egg substitute - and it was awesome! I put Pam in the skillet, spread it out, and it cooked very well. Then I took some tomato paste (it has only tomatoes in it - no fillers, no sugars, etc.), and added water and oregano and salt. Whisk that together to make a great sauce..
Then I had to kind of split open my "crust" because it was kinda thick - and that worked fine - then I spread the sauce, sprinkled with 2% mozzarella, and put under the broiler for a few minutes - just til the cheese started to brown.
It was so yummy! I also used apple cinn oatmeal because that's all I had, and while you knew it was a little sweet, I put salt and hot pepper flakes on top and that really masked any sweet taste. I haven't had pizza in 2 months. OMG..
I just wish I hadn't made oatmeal for breakfast, too - I don't think it all works for me to have 2 oatmeals in one day carb wise. Oh, well! I'll do this tomororw!.
Thanks for the idea! I love the idea of green peppers and mushrooms on it, too!..