Since kicking off the Medifast Hacks series, I have received a TON of great suggestions. I am going to test them out and try them as fast as I can. This hack for improving Medifast Scrambled Eggs comes from @aging_hipster via Twitter. Thanks!
If you start Medifast by ordering one of the starter packs (recommended), you are going to end up with a box of Medifast Scrambled Eggs. The photo on the box is very appealing and I cracked this open for one of my first Medifast meals. (Digression: I love scrambled eggs. Particularly when they are served in a corn tortilla with potatoes, salsa, cheese, etc. Sometimes even Chorizo. Breakfast tacos, baby!!!)
So I added water to the powdery yellow mixture and microwaved it as specified by the box. The results actually looked like eggs. I shoveled some into my mouth and was not happy. The “eggs” were slimy, gelatinous and disgusting. I tried adding some black pepper and even some Tabasco sauce, but these eggs were tough to swallow. The box of scrambled eggs moved to the back of the cupboard. Until I got this tip via Twitter: Skip the microwave and cook them on the stove.
Let’s do it:
1. Mix up the Eggs.
Follow the instructions on the package and mix up the eggs. Important: After mixing, let the liquid eggs sit for at least 30 minutes. Longer is okay too. I recommend this for almost all the powdered Medifast foods.
2. Spray a pan with Cooking Spray and heat it up.
Turn your stove to medium and heat up a skillet. Spray it down with PAM or some other cooking spray. These eggs will stick. Once your skillet is nice and hot…
3. Cook those Eggs!
This is kind of like cooking normal scrambled eggs, but they stick a little more. Just keep working them around and scraping the residue off the edges of the pan. Work it around in the pan moving the cooked parts to one side and letting the liquid parts run down to the hot part of the pan. It’s not brain surgery. Then once they look like eggs… you’re done. The difference is pretty remarkable when you compare them to the results from the microwave: The eggs are light and fluffy as opposed to slimy and gelatinous. They aren’t as tasty as real scrambled eggs, but they’re definitely edible.
4. Optional: Add some delicious Salsa.
If you want to make the Medifast Scrambled Eggs awesome… just add a tablespoon of your favorite kind of Salsa. You can probably steal this from your lean and green meal later in the day. It’s worth it. Mix the eggs and salsa up and you’re done. I add some coarsely ground black pepper (but I add black pepper to just about everything.)
Only 4 more food packets and a lean and green and you’ve had another successful day losing weight with Medifast.
Do you have any tricks for improving Medifast Scrambled Eggs? Use the comments section below and share your tips with us.