I have been on the Medifast plan now for almost two weeks, and I have to say that Lean and Green time is my favorite time of the day. Even though I loved junk food, I could never eat that much of it because of what I termed my “small stomach.” After eating so much, I get full and can’t fit anything else in there.
On Medifast, because of the low calories I am getting each day (about 800-1,000) depending on food choices, by the time Lean and Green comes around, I am needing to eat, and there are times you get A LOT OF FOOD.
Take my first Lean and Green meal. I didn’t have a lot of time or money left for groceries, so my lean and green consisted of either 2 tilapia fillets or 2 Boca Burgers and baby spring mix greens. My Lean and Green allotment called for 3 cups of salad greens. 3 cups!! Now that is a lot of lettuce leaves. Yet I needed every one of those lettuce leaves. I had to put my salad in a mixing bowl because a plate or regular bowl wasn’t big enough.
Now that I have been doing Medifast for a little while, I am getting a little more creative with my Lean and Green meals and some of them taste so good and seem way too yummy to be diet food.
Today for instance, I cooked the two Boca Burgers with yellow mustard, like I have done before, but I am all out of salad greens. I did, however, have an unopened container of whole white mushrooms, which is allowed as a vegetable, but a serving is only considered 1/2 a cup.
I have eaten raw mushrooms a couple times now as part of a salad but this time I decided to saute them in olive oil, since I am supposed to have 2 healthy fat serving a day. After washing the mushrooms and chopping up enough to make 1 1/2 cups, I put 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a non-stick skillet and sauteed those mushrooms until they were nice and dark. I then put the mushrooms on a plate and set them on the oven while I cooked the Boca Burgers. So the leftover olive oil was in the pan and that added some flavor to the burgers.
I then put the sauteed mushrooms on top of the burgers with mustard. Wow, I was in heaven. My tummy is doing the cha cha with that Lean and Green meal inside of me. I should have taken pictures and I will do that next time, but I just wanted to share.