This is one of my favorites. I just steam cauliflour til very tender, let sit on a towel a few minutes to absorb the extra water, and puree in the food processor with a little salt & pepper and I like to add garlic and molly mcbutter. they're kinda thin like instant potatoes, but i'm not picky!..
All you have to do is cook cauliflower the way you normally would, steam, boil or microwave. I personally buy mine at Trader Joe's because they have little bags you can microwave it in....Then measure out the amount for your L&G 1.5 cups. Then you can add a little I can't believe it's not butter, your daily alotment of half and half, some molly mc cheese, or parmesan and then either mash it by hand or pulse in your food processor (which I do because I like it to really have the mashed potato consistency). You need to cook the cauliflower until it is really soft as well. I like to add nutmeg or garlic powder for seasoning and of course a little salt and pepper. And according to others you should make sure to measure BEFORE mashing it so that you get the accurate amount.
Oh yeah, some other things you can add are fat free cream cheese just use a small amount and calculate it in for the day. Or I use those little wedges of cheese, the reduced fat Laughing Cow, which are very low cal, low fat and low carb. Just of course always log it in under your plan. If you are new and it's complicated then you can of course stick to the easier, freebie things. But I like to get a little variety in because I make the cauliflower an awful lot. One of my favorites...
Yeah, still scared to try this (cauliflower is yuck IMO)... I'm getting closer though. I actually bought cauliflower. Maybe this weekend.....
Oh Farrell, you should at least TRY. It doesn't taste like nasty cauliflower. Not at all...
Okay, I promise! And first thing I'm going to do is post.....
When I introduced smashed cauliflower to DH *hates cauliflower* he said, "The potatoes are a little soft, but they taste good!" Ever since, he eats them all the time (now he knows what he's eating!).
Try it - you may be surprised!!..
The mashed cauliflower is one of our household favorites as well. I'm always making it because I have a lot of help eating it...
Tammy - LOL!.
The first time I made this, everything clicked and I knew I could do Thanksgiving MF-style...
I wasnt too crazy about it, but I ate it anyway..
I only did cauliflower, salt pepper, and garlic powder...thats all I had........and todays oatmeal..i am sad..but I'm eating it..
Hmmmm doesn't sound like you are too happy. Have you tried any of the recipes with the oatmeal? I have not made it plain too often. There is a great muffin recipe that you can try that only uses one oatmeal and not a lot of addons if you are concerned about calories. Do you think that trying that would make you not so sad?..
Can you try this recipe from DDancer? It's pretty easy, doesn't add tons of calories, and if you make this and drizzle some sugar free syrup on it it's really good..
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..
Turn out of pan immediately...
I just dont have many spices to add or baking powder, I will get some today, money is limited so I am trying to make due...my makeshift cookies are just as bad but I am eating them..however it is taking me like an hour just to eat breakfast. I can do this I just have to suck it up.....
I totally understand the $$$ thing...The addons can get expensive. Maybe if you just get one or two things...like baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and maybe one bottle of the sf syrup? The big bottles of syrup last forever. Spices can get pricey but if you have a 99 cent store (we have tons of them) or dollar store, then you might find the spices there. Good luck. It gets better...
I almost threw away the oatmeal..but I knew that I wouldnt be ok on teh plan if I did...i am starving and my eyes are watering from the oatmeal taste. but I just ate the last bit and I'm not happy but I did it..
Are you adding anything at all to the oatmeal? Honestly even some splenda and cinnamon. Maybe a spray of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter or some Molly McButter? I would not attempt to eat it right out of the packet, plain. I could just lick my walls and suck down the wallpaper paste instead. The other thing that is SO easy is to make pancakes from the oatmeal. You just add about 1/3 cup of water, some spices and/or some small amount of syrup or extract and about 1/4 tsp. of baking powder.
When I first started and wasn't so great with the muffin recipes I lived on pancakes...
I added splenda, vanilla extract and cinnamon. it's gone now and I think I have already drank all my water today because of it, that is a positive thing right?..
Hang in there! Bettina's right... Go to the dollar store and get some baking powder, soda and cinnamon. That's all you need to make something out of your oatmeal. Month 1 is all about figuring out what you like and don't like and then you can order what you like from there. I love the oatmeals and don't doctor them, so I'm not much help in that department, but I'll be your cheerleader!..
LOL That IS a good thing. I myself have a hard time with all the water. Have you found anything at all you like out of the Medifast meals? What else do you plan on having today?..
The rest of my day was good, I feel like I missed a meal even though I didnt because I pretty much just swallowed the oatmeal, I am sending it back and ordering some other things, so I am happy with that. Tonight I had an awesome dinner, and I'm happy with that too, althought my calories are almost 100 more today than yesteday, but yesterday I had chicken today I had beef, maybe that is why..hmm.
Thanks for your support guys! I am enjoying my pudding for the evening and plan to make it an early night with my hubby!..
Glad you had a better day. Maybe the oatmeal is just not for you and, if you don't want to do a lot of prepping and bothering with baking, then better off trying other things. I personally think the most "normal" tasting thing is the beef stew and most people don't add much of anything to it. And the chicken soups IF you add some buillon and IMHO more water than is suggested (I use more like 10 oz.). Before I knew about Better Than Buillon I used the little buillon cubes and they are easy to find and affordable (I actually bought a lot of them at my 99 cent store). Maybe that's a better way to go than all the nutty things we do to the oatmeal. Have a great night and glad you hung in there...
Sarah, I'm sure the extra calories were from the beef, but don't worry. You're doing great!.
Better Than Buillon ROCKS!..