I didn't like the peach at first, but now I don't mind it. I still prefer all the other flavors of oatmeal over peach, but I've found if I soak it for at least an hour it's better. You could also try adding a bit of artificial sweetener..
Something else I like to do w/ oatmeal is cook it a little thicker than I want to eat it, then add a tablespoon or so of cold diet Coke to it. The bubbles help lighten the texture and it makes the oatmeal sweeter...
Another thing you can try that helped me until your taste buds get through the sugar/fat detox state and things start to taste differently is make oatmeal bars. I mix the oat meal with only 4 tbsp of water (give or take) until it's like a thick batter. I put it in a small glass disk (pyrex) and nuke for 1min 20sec and it makes a nice granola type bar that I find more palatable than having it as oatmeal...
Thanks a bunch gals. The shakes and bars are not so bad and that is what I have been having for the last week. I just started with the oatmeal and the soups. Today is chicken and wild rice. The texture/consistancy didn't bother me, it was just the taste I had a hard time getting past...
I returned the peach oatmeal and it the others I add cinnamon...
I add pepper in the soups and more chilli powder in the chilli...
I make a pancake out of my oatmeal (add 1/4 cup egg beaters and 3 TBS water). Then put it in my non stick pan and cook! I use Walden farms syurp! love it!..
I just add water and some Davinci flavoring mix it up and eat it like raw cookie dough! Or if you mix it really thick with water and added cinnamon and maybe a dash of SF syrup or Splenda then break it into tiny pieces on a bakingg sheet, spray with I can't believe it's not Butter, then bake at 325-350, stir every so often until it feels dry and crunchy (15 minutes or so) you get a nice granola...
I love the Peach oatmeal...in a Glad container, use exaclty 6 oz water add vanilla flavoring, microwave for 2 minutes, stir, microwave for 2 more minutes, put the container top on it and let it cool a bit, this is thick like regular oatmeal and tasts like Peach Cobbler!! I also make the Apple Oatmeal the same way...(hint, putting the container top on it keeps it from getting the "yucky skin" while it cools)..
I just HAVE to ask: Salt and pepper?! Oh my gosh! LOL I have never heard of putting that on oatmeal. Is that a common thing and I just don't know it? (I know some people put a little salt in oats for oatmeal while it's cooking)..
Personally, I add cinnamon to the oatmeal. My fave is the maple brown sugar..
Good luck, hope you find a way to enjoy it, or return it...
Viva - Yeah the salt and pepper is a strange thing to add to oatmeal. It didn't help the taste, lol. I was just at a loss of what to do with it to help it go down. I had not thought of adding something sweet to help the taste. I had not worried too much about the salt intake as it was such a small amount that it would not have made a difference and I also sit in a dry sauna and sweat so much out that I didn't worry about it.
Thanks for all the tips. I will try them and see how it works...
I do like all of the oatmeals, but for variety I make them into a sort of english muffin once in a while. Just add a small amount of water (1-2 T) mix and micro in a 1 c pyrex dish, or you could use a clean brownie tray. I micro for 1-2 mins, then flip and micro another minute or so until firm and not soggy. I make them the night before and wrap them in a paper towel, stick them in a sandwich baggie and bring them to work the next morning. I usually pop them in the toaster for a few minutes and have with either LF cream cheese or PB2. Yum!..
I found the following recipe on the forum - I tried the pancake, it was ok but a little too "eggy" for me. This is the only way I eat the oatmeal now - I love it and am addicted to it! I put some pumpkin pie spice in most of the oatmeal (except Blueberry) and it is wonderful. Also, give your taste buds a chance to adapt!.
If you try this recipe with the peach - please let me know if you like it. I need to place another order soon and have been considering ordering the peach oatmeal - I was thinking that it might taste like peach cobbler with this recipe! Let me know what you think and good luck!!.
Modified Oatmeal Muffins.
I believe I have come up with a better textured muffin. A bit more light & fluffy..
In a bowl:.
1 pkg Oatmeal mix.
1/4 tea baking SODA (Box).
1/8 tea baking POWDER (Can).
Splenda to taste.
Spices to taste (Dry only).
In a 1 cup measure:.
1/3 cup water.
1 tea white vinegar.
1 tea vanilla (or to taste, or other liquid flavor).
Have a mini bread pan sprayed and ready to go. The oven should be preheated to 350..
You MUST have everything ready to go before you mix the wet and dry as the chemical reaction takes place quickly and we want to trap as many bubbles as possible..
Mix the dry ingredients well, and then mix the wet ones. Pour the wet into the dry and mix up to a smooth batter as quickly as possible. Pour into pan. Bake for 15-16 minutes..
This turns out quite nice. Now if I could only mask the chemically flavor that is part of the oatmeal!.
And no, these dont taste of vinegar at all. I got this idea from a chocolate cake I used to make that used the vinegar and soda. Hmmm. Maybe Ill try a batch w/o the baking powder&.
I haven't tried the fruit flavored oatmeals yet but for the others, I found adding the DaVinci sugar free syrup helped a lot. I used the gingerbread flavoring and it turned out great! I've also added cinnamon and splenda as well..
There are a lot of great suggestions in this thread. Thanks for the ideas!..
This is my first week and I tried the oatmeal and was disgusted and added Spenda, but still couldn't finish it. It tasted like crumbled sheetrock...don't know how sheetrock tastes personally! I'm also having a hard time with the soups. I put pepper in the chicken noodle but was left feeling unsatisfied. I can't make myself eat another oatmeal now...
Dstanton - I read somewhere in the board that some people add some boullion to the soup to help the taste along. I am not sure where you are, but in california we have costco and sam's club. Costco is the only place that I can find a better than boullion beef and chicken base (broth) It is reduced sodium. I am sure if you look hard enough you can find it in your local grocery store. Try with half a teaspoon and then up it a full teaspoon if that does not help. sometimes the added chicken broth flavoring helps, or so I hear...
God bless you for posting this...and bless everyone who responded with hints. I can't stand the peach flavor either. Tried the vanilla & cinnamon, but no luck so far. Can't wait to try the recipe that microwaves it into a bar; I hope THAT will make it easier to get down! For me, it's the smell.....which I suspect is from the soy. One whiff reminds me of baby cereal. I hope I'll grow to love it! LOL..
Tried this receipe. Was ok. Made a nice looking cake. Granted it would have probably tasted better with syrup, but was out so opted for some cream cheese. I might do it again with syrup...
Hi everybody - I'm new at Medifast (just started week 2) and have found that I just can't get past the taste of the oatmeal. Has anyone (and tell me if this should post elsewhere) had difficulty eating the oatmeal because it has a very strong "chemical" (very bitter) taste to it? I've found that all of them do. At first I thought it was because of my BP med that I take in the morning, so I waited until mid-morning Medifast meal and same result very strong chemical like aftertaste. I'm wondering if the "taste" is just part of my body getting used to changes. Can anyone shed any light on that for me? Love everyone's ideas on how to change up the oatmeal too, so will give some of them a try. Thanks!..
Your tastes will change a lot!! I never liked instant oatmeal but then I became really fond of the Medifast oatmeal. My husband has never liked it but likes it as a pancake, muffins, and cookies And I just made the granola recipe and it was FANTASTIC! Anything you don't like, set aside and try again a different way in a few days...
Yeah, no one likes the oatmeal during the first week. Heck, a lot of people don't like it at all after that. Personally, my taste changed significantly after the first week, probably from the low carb intake. Now, I eat an oatmeal for breakfast every day, and it doesn't bother me in the least..
Maybe try having it with gulps of crystal light? Or coffee (black, most likely!)? When I was forcing it down I would have it with crystal light and it helped a lot..
I do add a little splenda, and I haven't gotten too crazy with the modified recipes, but I'm sure they're great..
Fluffer, your tastes do change over time. I add 3/4 tsp cinnamon and 1 tsp. vanilla to all the oatmeal. I will also add 1/4 tsp chicken boullion to the chicken and wild rice and the chicken noodle soups. Otherwise I would not be able to eat it...
Yes, the oatmeals can be tough to swallow (no pun intended) at first. I add cinnamon and splenda and a spritz or two of spray butter (I Can't Believe It's Not Butter is the best). I have also tried various granola bar and muffin recipes and they are ok, but you have to eat them right away. Don't make ahead of time; they turn into a scientific grade of rubber that could be used in the space program..
Don't worry, once your tastebuds detox of sugar, it will taste just fine...
I am another one who couldn't stand the oatmeal at first, but now they are one of my must haves. I have one (either maple brown sugar or blueberry vanilla) every day.
I mix mine with 2/3 cup water(start with small amount of the water first to make paste, then gradually add rest of water to prevent clumps). I then microwave mine for 1 minute 30 seconds. It comes out looking kind of liquidy, but I stir it right away as it tends to settle and be thick at bottom and in middle. I usually let it sit for a minute or two, then sprinkle the top with a 1-2 splenda packet(s). LOVE IT!!!.
It is very filling..
I also make blueberry scones with the blueberry oatmeal on occasion using a recipe from the boards:.
To make it, I add 4 tbls. of water to the blueberry oatmeal in a small prep bowl (it will be pretty thick). I then put this mixture into a Pam sprayed Medifast brownie paper tray. I microwave it for 1 minute 30 seconds, take it out of microwave and flip it out of tray upside down on plate, then put back in microwave for another 20 seconds. After I take it back out, I split it half like an English Muffin. I then top it with either a couple sprays of ICBINB spray or for a special treat I split a Laughing Cow lite cheese wedge in half and put half on each of the halves of the scone.
Speaking of oatmeal-I'm off to fix my oatmeal right now!!..
Thanks for the suggestions and help everyone. I think I might try either adding a bit of vanilla or a tiny bit of one of the SF flavorings/syrup. May even try the "granola" bars and had to laugh about the rubber comment someone made. It's so hard to get past the bitter taste ... and believe it or not, I find the longer I let it sit (sometimes it's because I'm trying to talk myself into eating it) the more bitter the taste gets. Of course, it could just be me too - especially because I'm finding that today (all day) I've had a bitter type taste in my mouth that's not going away (anyone had THAT on MF?).
Hate to say it, but in that instance I discovered that gag reflexes work just fineWill let ya'll know how it goes with trying some different things...
Fluffer, I hope you find what works for you to get the oatmeal down. I usually take a bite or two and drink up a lot of water. I have a 32 oz. bottle I keep with me all the time...
Couldn't bring myself to even attempt the oatmeal today. Just wasn't gonna happen. Having a rough day with Medifast in general today. Still really bitter/medicinal taste in my mouth. Anyone had that happen?.
John - can't answer on the blueberries for you. My guess is no, but since I'm a newbie, not the one to be answering for you. Although, they DO sound reallly, really, really yummy!..