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A friend of mine just got his first order... like a lot of folks, he tried 1 or 2 things and said "yuck!".

I really want show him how to make it tastier so he will stick with it. I offered to give him Medifast cooking lessons this weekend..

I'm going to take:.

Galeo's dressings.

Trader Joe's Pear-Gorgonzola vinaigrette.

PB2.

Walden Farms fruit spreads & syrups.

Egg beaters.

Pam.

Better Than Bullion.

He'll have the veggies and chicken..

This guy has never dieted before in his life. He's also Mexican American, so the first thing out of his mouth was "How am I going to live without beans and chile?!".

Well, I told him "Forget the beans for now." But I do have all kinds of chile peppers, so I can show him how to make the soups taste good with peppers, lime, cilantro, etc. (I make a mean Mexican Chicken-Lime soup out of Medifast Chicken Noodle.).

Oh, and I will show him how to make dbbthreads' ice cream!!.

Any other Medifast essentials or tricks I should take with me or show him?..

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Things I could not do without:.

Cavender's Greek Seasoning (all soups, crackers).

SF/FF pudding mix (to embellish the Medifast pudding).

Chili powder & cumin (for the Medifast chili).

Flaxseed meal (for everything baked & oatmeal).

How fun...want to come to my house next?!~..

Comment #1

The banana bread and apple spice bread recipes. I love them.

Heating the bars..

Cooking the eggs and oatmeal on the stove.

Blending the shakes twice.

Peppermint extract for the chocolate pudding.

Soaking the soups first.

Definitely Galeos dressing...I have had that practically every day for 9 months..

Diane..

Comment #2

Trader Joe's Chile Lime Chicken Burgers.

Trader Joe's Cilantro Salad Dressing.

Cold Cooked Shrimp (like Costco's shrimp cocktail - yummy).

Torani Sugar Free Syrups (like Chocolate and Caramel - add to shakes)..

Comment #3

A whisk, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon are the things I would add to the list. Sounds like fun! Nice of you to help give him a good start. Recipes to our favorites... like Medifast pancakes and cookies and that brownie thing you created. Hopefully he has a food scale and measuring cups...

Comment #4

I love adding cinnamon to the chocolate shakes.

Cooking eggs on the stove I second that for sure..

You're being a great friend! Have fun..

Comment #5

Thank you guys so much for all the good ideas!!.

I'm going to print out this thread to take with me when I go. Also OrangeBlood's survival guide..

I think it's going to be lotsa fun!..

Comment #6

Could someone give me a link to Orangeblood's Survival guide? I searched the blogs yesterday and couldn't find it. I think it is great that you are helping your friend get started. I am another who really didn't like any of the food to start. It has taken me awhile to get started, but with the help of all of you guys on the boards, I actually like what I am eating now. I, too, would love to have "cooking lessons"!!.

Karen..

Comment #7

Would you post your recipe for the Mexican Chicken-Lime soup?.

I'd also suggest some SF syrups for him too..

Thanks!..

Comment #8

Karen.

I don't know how to send you the link, but if you go under seach at the top of the page and type orangeblood the go down to the 13th post you will see the guide. I hope this helps...

Comment #9

Here's the link for OrangeBlood's guide:.

Scroll down to where it says "Attachment" and click on the document to dowload it..

Okay, now Mexican Chicken Lime Soup (makes 1 serving, uses 1/2 your lean):.

1 pkg. Medifast Chicken Noodle Soup.

2 cups water.

1-2 T chopped roasted mild chile peppers (or chopped fresh jalapeos to taste).

3 oz. fresh or frozen chicken breast.

1 tsp. Better Than Buillon chicken or turkey flavor.

1 packet True Lime.

Optional:.

Dash of powdered red New Mexico chile or paprika.

Pinch of cumin.

Simmer on the stove top on low heat until chicken is cooked through and can be shredded with a fork.

Top with chopped fresh cilantro...

Comment #10

Thanks gatita!! It looks yummo! I'll try it very soon! Good luck with and have fun doing your cooking lessons...

Comment #11

I sure do wish I had a veteran who would teach me to cook Medifast. Your friend is lucky...

Comment #12

Taco Salad to hit that Mexican craving. You can spice it up with chiles, salsa, etc. I use ground turkey for mine. Also you can make chips out of soup to add to the salad...

Comment #13

Gatita, just wanted to thank you for the chicken soup fix up. I had that today and added just the bouillon, cilantro, jalepeno and some herbs from my garden. I nuked it rather than stove top and it was great. I had soaked the soup overnight however...

Comment #14

Micaela, glad you liked the soup....

I haven't done the lessons yet, got postponed to this weekend, so I'll let y'all know!..

Comment #15

Looking for the Mexican food? Have him try making the mexican "rice" from cauliflower and the accompanying Mexican chicken ( made with taco seasoning and enchilda sauce). I don't know who originally put these out but they are fabulous!!!!.

Pat in So. Cal...

Comment #16


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