Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Medifast Friendly Meatloaf Recipe

Total Weight Loss 14.5 pounds.

Yum Meatloaf!  I wanted to make meatloaf for dinner a few nights ago, but I needed to make a recipe that my Husband would also be willing to eat.  He is not on the Medifast diet with me.  I usually make my meatloaf with saltine crackers, but crackers are not on my approved list of Medifast foods.
I pondered different binding ingredients.  I did some web surfing but didn't see any recipes that sounded good to me.  I kept seeing cauliflower used in making dough and rolls.
Then suddenly it came to me.  Cauliflower!  I subbed cauliflower for the saltine crackers in my recipe and Yay! Great tasting, moist meatloaf!  I am guessing that the serving size would be 5oz after cooking, and you are using up some of your condiments and vegetable servings. My husband said he couldn't tell the difference between the regular recipe and this one.

Medifast Friendly Meatloaf

1 Lb. Ground beef , I used 90% lean
1 C. Riced/Ground Cauliflower (I pulsed my cauliflower in the food processor till was finely ground)  Measure out the cauliflower after you ground it.
1 Egg - Beaten or use Egg Beaters
1/4 tsp. Onion Powder
1/4 tsp. Garlic Powder
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Salt
1 TBL. Parmesan Cheese
1 TBL. Worcestershire Sauce
1 TBL. Onion (chopped)
3 TBL. Low Sugar or Sugar Free Catsup

Mix all ingredients till just incorporated.  Bake in a loaf pan at 375 degrees for 60 minutes.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Medifast Root Beer Float

As of Monday 5/10/13 I am down a total of 13.5 pounds.  Pretty good for 3 weeks! 

Today I tried making a Medifast Root Beer Float.  It was so good.  The best recipe yet.

Medifast Root Beer Float

1 Pkg. Medifast Vanilla Pudding
1 Cup Diet Root Beer (I used Hansens)
1/2 to 3/4 cups of Crushed Ice.

Put all ingredients into a 16oz blender.  Blend well. 

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Medifast and Soy and Quest Bars

Most of the Medifast products contain soy protein as opposed to whey protein.  Whey protein is supposed to be much better for you and for people like myself who have Thyroid problems, soy is a no no.  So in an effort to stay on the Medifast and limit my soy intake, I have ordered most of the Medifast products that contain no soy.

 Of course with the exception of the Tomato Soups and the Mac and Cheese, I didn't have much to choose from in the way of actual things that you can chew, so I decided to look for an alternative to the Medifast bars.  I finally found a bar that has no soy and is comparable in protein, carbs, fat and calories.  Its called the Quest bar.  There are a lot of flavors, I ordered a sample box so I could decide which ones I like best.  So far I like them all.  If I cut the bar in half the protein, calories, fat and carbs come close to the Medifast bar.  They are dense and filling so cutting them in half is no problem. 

I plan to continue eating the Medifast products that are soy free along with the Quest bars.

Here is a list of the soy free Medifast products: http://www.medifastmedia.com/shared/docs/allergen_dietary_information.pdf