I am so with you, I started Medifast for the first time today and the oatmeal was my first meal. I had to gag it down with water just to get it down. (i didn't want to waste it) It is the smell more than anything. I normally love oatmeal. I will try making the cookies next time..
Try ground cinnamon! It is good for you too...
A really good cookie recipe is on the side of the Apple Cinnamon box. I also make pancakes, muffins......
Lately I've been putting a little (1/2t) baking powder in, 1 pkt splenda, cinnamon and go short on the water. Nuke it for a minute and 15 just like the brownies. It makes a great oatmeal 'bar' kind of a thing. This morning I poured out of the wrong end of the cinnamon and had a MESS! Dug out as much of the cinnamon as I could but went ahead and cooked it...what a pleasant surprise! The extra cinnamon made it taste more like a cake or a cinnamon roll! It was GOOD!..
I use cinnamon and vanilla in the oatmeal to get it down. I also have a 32 ounce water bottle I keep full at my comuter desk to have while eating the Medifast foods. I typically drink half that bottle when I am eating oatmeal in the morning. Go through the recepie section of the discussion boards. Take a few hours or break it into smaller blockes of time, but keep going through it to get suggetions on what to do with the food. Write what you find down on paper, put into a word document, or do what ever works for you to find those suggetions later. That section has worked wonders for me...
There a many recipes here that use the oatmeal. My favorites are muffins and pancakes..
You can do a search of the forum and find lots of different things to try...
I hate oatmeal but the muffins (add a packet of your sweetner of choice and some vanilla) and pancakes (also with sweetner) come out very VERY good! They also carry well and taste good hot or room temp ( I've eaten both at my desk) Hope this helps...
I've tried the peach oatmeal and could barely gag it down. My Medifast counselor suggested that I make the cookies out of them and top them with a 1/2 tsp of sf fruit spread. That did not not help. GROSS! I returned my box and will nto try any others. But so far, I like everything else I have tried...
I HATE oatmeal and the Medifast oatmeal made me gag ... until I tried making oatmeal bars. Now I LOVE it!.
1 pk oatmeal.
2 Tbs SF Syrup - I use Starbuck's SF Vanilla (1 condiment).
3 Tbs water.
1/4 tsp baking powder-aluminum free (1/2 condiment).
Spray plastic container with Pam. Empty oatmeal and baking powder and stir. Add wet ingredients, stir, and let sit for 5-6 minutes (this is key). Microwave for 1 minute (1100 watt microwave). If you don't want to use a condiment, you can use all water, but it won't be as sweet..
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I make oatmeal pancakes by adding about 3.5-4.5 Tbs water to oatmeal. Spray skillet with Pam. Drop oatmeal mix into skillet and flatten out. Drop 1/4 cup precooked MSF sausage crumbles across uncooked top of the pancake. Flip pancake over to finish cooking. Use Walden Farms pancake syrup. Yummy breakfast!..
Okay Oatmeal... take this! So I saw the pancake idea, but was having trouble finding a clean pan this morning after I made the batter. (Actually I was just being lazy and didn't want to wash one). I saw my lonely waffle maker sitting in the cupboard so I decided to pull it out and pour the batter into it! TADA! An EGGO! For real... pictures attached!!.
Recipe I used:.
1 packet of Oatmeal (I used Maple).
1/4 cup of eggbeaters (subtract from Lean).
2 tbsp of water.
1/4 vanilla extract.
Mix.... pour onto sprayed waffle maker..
Next time I am pouring it across both sides of the waffle maker... this one came out VERY THICK as you can see in the 1st picture.
You could use whatever spices/flavors you like... and I topped it with a tiny amount of pumpkin butter from Trader Joes. Yummm!..
OMG!! That is Awesome!! Medifast Oatmeal Waffle! Its BeAuTiFuL!Thanks for sharing!..
That looks so good, did you make one for me too? HUH?!..
Thanks for all the great ideas. I am going to try the bars and the muffins this weekend!..
I hated at first, but now is my favorite. I make one big pancake.
Mix with 1/4-1/3 cup water.
1 Tabl spoon egg beaters.
Cook slow on pam sprayed 9" pan, I then add 1/4 cup whipped cottage cheese flavored with sweetner and flavoring on top..very filling and good..
Oatmeal bar? what a great idea. I gotta try this!..
1 pkt oatmeal.
1 pkt splenda if desired.
Cinnamon to taste if desired.
4 TBS water.
Spray ramekin with pam. Mix ingredients. Nuke 1 min, then 30 sec, then 30 sec. Allow to cool then pop out of the ramekin..
Note - I am in transition and don't need to count condiments so I listed them as optional here...
Yep... I made it again this morning with the Peach Oatmeal and some pumpkin pie spice. OMG! Sooo yummy! And I added more water and poured it across both sides of the waffle maker. Much thinner and felt like MORE.
Yours is waiting on the kitchen table Chickpea..
The oatmeal bars were good with Walden Farms fruit spread. I made them with Blueberry oatmeal and the Blueberry fruit spread and had a great breakfast treat. Thanks for sharing the recipe...
Me Too!! gagged 1st time I tried the oatmeal!.
However, after reading the inspiring posts it has become my STAPLE! I never eat it as "oatmeal" though.. I make the cookie/bar recipe or I.
1 mix it with the brownie.
2 ad a pinch of baking powder.
3 drop of vanilla.
4 add 3/4c(+/-) water.
5 cook in micro for 2min.
6 rest 1 min.
7 cook another 1 min(+/-) let set for couple min.
And VOILA 2 choc oatmeal bar/cookie/brownie thingies! SO YUMMY!.
Something new and worth a try!.
PS Im on week 2. was sick and went off for 2 days. (days 4&5) I ate bad(fried fish sandwich) just to get something down. felt SUPER guilty so only weighed on week 2... down 9lbs! woooohoooo!..
Thanks for all of the ideas. I had the bars this morning. Yummy! Now I have lots of ideas of what to do with the oatmeal! Thank you all for all of your suggestions!..
Someone (sorry, don't remember who) recently posted her oatmeal muffin recipe and I just made 2 delish blueberry muffins using just 1 packet of oatmeal following these instructions:.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees..
1 Packet Medifast Oatmeal.
1/8 t baking powder.
1/4 t cinnamon.
1/2 t vanilla extract.
1 packet Spenda.
2 T egg whites or 1 large egg white.
Slightly less than 1/3 c water (but more than 1/4 c).
Mix all the dry ingredients first then add the wet ingredients and fold them together with a spatula until there's a nice batter a bit thicker than cake mix. Let it sit for about 5 minutes to soak. If it looks like it's getting too much like oatmeal, add a t of water at a time until it returns to a semi-thick batter consistency.
Spray muffin tins with Pam and fill 2 cups 1/2 to 2/3 full..
Cook for 13-17 minutes, checking every two minutes after 12 minutes. The top will be a deep golden brown when they're all done.
Don't forget to count the egg white as L&G and Splenda/Cinnamon condiments...
OMG I just have to tell you I did the oatmeal waffle! Fantastic! You must try! Thx all for sharing...
YUM! yUM! I made the muffins. Yummy! Thank you whoever created this recipe. Now I don't need to send the oatmeal back. I drizzled a little sugar-free syrup on it and I feel like I ate a dessert. Awwww!..
I actually have ALL my oatmeal from my first shipment to return. However, after having read some of these ideas, I may just keep them and try the oatmeal in a "disguised" format. I don't know how some of you are getting it down your throats. I took one bite and threw it down the garbage disposal. There were just too many other foods to choose from to eat something that made me gag I want to lose weight but I know I don't have to eat HORRIBLE food to lose! Bless your hearts for eating it, and even more BLESSINGS to those who came up with these different recipes to make it more palatable. Now all I have to do is try them!..
I dunno....... maybe I am a minority. I was ok with apple oatmeal., turned maple oatmeal into pancakes, but the blue berry one I like (i also use 3/4c of water, not 1/2c). I even giggled this morning when I was making it, because I saw 4 little blue berries.
I think it is just preference. Some people love it, others could rather choke down sour milk, but that is why there are other choices. Just scratch oatmeal off your list, or make the muffins.
We are grown ups our parents are no longer making us eat the oatmeal before school!..
More muffin ideas. Found this on one of the boards,.
1 pckt of oatmeal.
1 pckt of vanilla pudding.
1 pckt of eggs.
1 tea of baking powder.
1/2 pckt of splenda (save the rest for the top).
1/2 tea cinnamon.
1/2 c water.
Mix all ingredients and then pour into a well sprayed muffin pan. Will make 3 muffins. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. I make these and chocolate (1 pckt of brownie and 1 pckt of chocolate pudding, 1 tlb of sf chocolate syrup, the rest of the recipe is the same) muffins every Sunday and have muffins ready for the whole week. I store them in the fridge covered with a wet paper towel in a plastic bag. I also warm them for 40 seconds covered in a wet paper towel. Breakfast has never been so good or so easy...
Sounds great. I've been trying to figure out ways to eat that crap. The oatmeal is the only thing so far that I just do not like. I will send the recipe to my wife so she can fix them. how many muffins makes a meal since there are so many different pks? I'm guessing 1...
If you use 3 pks of meals to make a recipe, then you divide it into 3 portions for 3 meals, etc. The muffins are good. It's worth trying. Good luck..
The oatmeal gagged me on day 2 but now that I am finishing week 2 it's much more bearable...I can't wait to try the "scone" tomorrow a.m. though...I miss a little something with my coffee for breakfast.....
Suzi (down 9.2 lbs in 13 days)..
I made this today with the apple cinnamon oatmeal and it was really good...it didn't need the last 20 seconds though so next time I'll do 10 sec at the end. I topped with one tbs whipped light cream cheese with cinnamon sprinkled on it...so good with my coffee as opposed to forcing down the oatmeal..thanks for posting!!!.
Suzi (drinking my mexican mocha with 4 oz coffee, dutch choc shake, cinnamon and ice cubes all done in the magic bullet...heaven!!!)..