Friday, here's what I ate:
7AM: Chai Latte
9AM: hard boiled egg
10AM: A better brownie. My last Medifast brownie was super fluffy and bitter. I tweaked it a bit by using 1T sugar free caramel syrup, 2T water, and cooking it at 80% power for 1 min. I also sprayed the little dish with Pam. As a result, I got a denser, moister, better tasting brownie that actually came out of the tray in one piece:
It still was a little bitter for my tastes. But you know, I spent a lot of years making perfect fudgy chewy brownies from scratch and eating the entire batch myself, so you're not going to fool *these* taste buds.
The rest of my day:
1PM: Chili with 1/2 c canned diced tomatoes added
3PM: iced Cappuccino w/1T sugar free caramel syrup, Ranch soy crisps
6PM: 4oz lean, local, grass-fed beef burger with 1/2 c mushrooms sauteed in olive oil and 1/2 c fresh cucumbers drizzled with 1 tsp lite Caesar dressing:
That was a really delicious dinner. No bun required!
8PM: Peanut Butter crunch bar
Then here's Saturday:
7AM: Chai Latte
9:15: Oatmeal Raisin Crunch bar
12:15 (very hungry): Hot Cocoa in the blender w/ice & a packet of instant decaf coffee
3PM (hungry!): Honey Mustard Pretzels and a sugar free lime jello cup
5:30: For dinner, I threw together a complete meal on a whim and it turned out so good! Here's the recipe:
Beef & Zucchini Skillet Dinner
Put 5oz lean ground beef in a skillet to start browning it. While it starts to cook, chop 2T onion, dice half a stalk of celery, and mince a clove of fresh garlic and throw it in. Season with black pepper, thyme, parsley, and a bit of oregano. Quarter 2 small zucchinis and slice into bite size pieces; this should be about 1 generous cup. Add to skillet and stir to break up meat. Chop some fresh spinach (a third of a cup packed) and measure out a quarter cup of canned diced tomatoes. Drain the tomatoes. Add the spinach and tomatoes to the skillet and stir. Cover and cook until zucchini is soft. Season with pepper & sea salt to taste. Makes 1 "Medifast Lean & Green Dinner" serving, which is really large!
I used local, grass-fed beef for this and it tasted amazing. I would add mushrooms to this if I had them, yummy. Funny thing: I used to make something like this for dinner back when I didn't care what I was eating, but it had far less vegetables (no spinach or tomatoes), full-fat sausage instead of beef, a can of cream of mushroom soup, and then was topped with loads of cheese and baked. (Tastes great, but kind of suicidal as far as nutrition goes).
Tonight I will probably have a Chocolate pudding for my last meal. And in the morning, I finally get to weigh and see my results for the week! Wish me luck!
*FTC-required disclosure: Medifast provided me with its products for my personal use for free.*