I have no help for you with the Broccoli Soup - sorry. In my experience, it's beyond help!.
But for the Veggie Beef Stew, I can offer some pointers. First, I'm a teacher and I cook it at home, season it, pack it into a tupperware container, and reheat at school. The heat - sit and soak - reheat method seems to really rehydrate the veggies and meat well for this soup.
I use 12 ounces of water in a 2 cup pyrex container. To that I add the Veggie Beef Soup mix and 1 tsp of Better Than Buillion Beef Concentrate (10 cal per tsp - Nutrition Support approved!). I heat it in the microwave for 2 min 40 sec on 70% power. Stir well, and pack in a leak-proof tupperware for transport to school.
At lunch time, I reheat for 1 minute 30 seconds and season to taste with GARLIC salt (my best friend on Medifast!). Being that it makes 12 ounces of soup makes it very filling and satisfying this time of the year.
Hope that helps - it has been a life saver for me!.
Best wishes to you on your Medifast journey...
Soy Sauce, mmmm! - 10 calories per teaspoon (I'm going to try that garlic too, what a great idea.)..
I have found that beef boullion helps the beef stew a lot. So does mixing it together( with the boullion) and letting it sit a couple of hours before I cook it. The cream of Broccoli is another matter. Someone mentioned adding chicken boullion to the CR. of Broc. I tried it and I can finally get it down! Good luck!..
On another thread someone mentioned mixing a couple of different soups together. Haven't tried that but have cooked soaked reheated and the soups (except for the tomato) just aren't my favorites. I can eat them but won't reorder...
Whenever I make an individual soup, I always add boullion for some extra flavor and let it sit for a minimum of an hour and and then reheat. It makes a big difference to let it sit a while...
I made some tonight to eat tomorrow and Monday. Took two packets and mixed with 3 cups cold water. I let it soak for about 20 minutes, then added some onion flakes, some better than boullion, garlic, Mrs. Dash Spicy Blend, a little par-boiled zucchini and celery cubed really small (will subtract from my Green portion) - then slowly brought the heat up and simmered while I fixed dinner. Divided it into two portions after dinner and put in individual containers - ready to eat when I'm cold tomorrow!.
Had I replied tomorrow, I will probably have made it differently. It's an adventure each time!..