Sometimes I hear from people who are not sure what you are supposed to eat for breakfast when you are on the Medifast diet. So in the next article, I’ll go over a few basic options that will hopefully give you some ideas for providing a place to start.
Know that many breakfasts are offered to you: Please bear with me if you are already aware of this, but when you are on this diet you are supposed to eat five of the meals they provide you on a daily basis. Also, you prepare only one main meal yourself, which is called a “lean and green” meal. In addition to all this, you are allowed two small snacks.
So, you have a couple of options for breakfast. You can go with one of the packaged meals. And if you have a busy morning, this may be the easiest option because you don’t need to plan or cook. You can choose from eggs, pancakes, cold cereal, oatmeal, a smoothie, or a bar, to name just a few options. These are all the items that are provided to you that you just need to assemble or basically heat or add milk or water. It should literally only take a few minutes to prepare your breakfast and be on your way.
Ideas for a green and lean Medifast breakfast: I must admit that many people eat their main “lean and green” meal for dinner. Generally, this is the time of day when most of us are home from work and have time to prepare food. And many like to share that food with their family. Therefore, it may make sense to eat a larger meal in the evening.
But some will choose to have this main meal for breakfast. Regardless of when you choose this meal, know that it should be made up of a small serving of lean protein and three servings of vegetables. So if you are going to have this meal for breakfast, an obvious choice would be an omelet. Eggs provide the lean protein and you can easily add any veggies you like. Another idea is to have turkey bacon for protein and add some veggies on the side. You can also make a simulated turkey bacon or egg breakfast sandwich by wrapping an egg or a slice of turkey or cheese bacon in a piece of lettuce that is used as bread. Add two more veggies that you like and you have a good meal.
Another option is to use one of the prepackaged items as a convenience ingredient to make it easy to prepare lean and green. Do you remember that omelette I talked about earlier? Well, you can take one of those packaged eggs and add some bagged veggies to it. Another idea that I really love is taking the Medifast eggs and mixing it with the chili or sloppy joe and using lettuce to hold it up like a southwestern wrap. Since sloppy joe and chili are vegetarian meals, this meets that protein and veggie requirement and you can get it all together in just a few minutes without messing up your kitchen or stove.