Sandy's Kitchen: Fueling Hacks

Showing posts with label Fueling Hacks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fueling Hacks. Show all posts

Pineapple Mango Pancakes

1 Pineapple Mango Smoothie (1 Fueling)
2 tbsp water
1 egg white
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 Condiment)

Optional Toppings: 
2 tbsp Reddi Whip (1 Condiment)
1 tsp shredded unsweetened coconut flakes (1/2 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms pancake syrup (1/2 Condiment)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Spray a small non-stick skillet with cooking spray.
Heat over medium-high heat.
Pour pancake mixture into heated skillet.
Flip after one minute or when bubbles appear near the center,
Cook an additional minute.

1 Serving with 1 Fueling, and 1/2 of a Condiment per Serving
(Not including Optional Toppings)

This is one of my favorite fueling hacks made with the brownie packet! It is so quick and easy to make, but yet oh so delicious! It is just a matter of mixing a few ingredients! No cooking required! Yes! You read that right!
I added PB2, but you can always leave it out! Peanut butter makes everything better in my eyes! I also added a little bit of whipped cream (1 Condiment for 2 tbsp) and a tbsp of Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (1/2 Condiment) for a more decadent dessert!

Originally, Optavia made a Greek Yogurt Cookie Dough recipe using the chocolate chip soft bake which is also very yummy, but this is even better! If you haven't tried that one yet, you need too!

Look at all that yumminess! 

This does count as half a Leaner Lean, but it is so worth it! You would need to add half a Lean and three Greens to complete your Lean and Green for the day. Something like 3 ounces of grilled chicken and 1 1/2 cups of roasted approved veggies. Another great choice could be 2.5 ounces of 93% ground beef and 1 cup of cooked spaghetti squash with 1/4 cup low carb marinara sauce! Then have this for dessert a little later. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter Brownie Batter Yogurt


1 packet Optavia Brownie (1 Fueling)
5.3 oz container of low fat plain Greek yogurt (1/2 Lean)
1 tbsp PB2 or PBFit (1/2 Snack)


Combine the three ingredients in a medium sized bowl and stir until combined. Mixture will be thick. Enjoy!

1 Serving with 1/2 Leaner and 1/2 Optional Snack

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Every once in awhile I like to add cottage cheese to my Medifast shakes. It helps me on those days when I am feeling extra hungry or before a tough workout. You can sneak it into any flavored shake, but Dutch Chocolate and French Vanilla are my favorites. Mainly because you can come up with so many delicious flavor combinations just by adding powdered peanut butter, a variety of extracts, or sugar free syrups! The possibilities are endless!

Cottage cheese makes the shakes come out smooth, thick and creamy... just like a yummy milkshake! Even if you can't stand the taste of cottage cheese, you have to try it in a shake at least once. I don't think you can really taste the cottage cheese flavor anyways and that is coming from a person who isn't a big fan of it.

The Medifast shakes already have 14 grams of protein, but adding an extra 1/2 cup of cottage cheese adds another 14 grams of protein! That's almost 30 grams of protein for just a little shake! Also, cottage cheese has a high content of casein protein, which is a longer lasting protein, so it helps keep you fuller longer. That makes my tummy very happy!

Adding cottage cheese to the Dutch Chocolate shake makes it taste like chocolate cheesecake! I like chocolate anything, but chocolate cheesecake? I am in heaven! I added unsweetened cashew milk, vanilla extract, and ice. Then I topped it with Reddi Wip and a light sprinkle of walnuts. Sometimes I like to use a drizzle of Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup on top, but unfortunately I was out. Feel free to add extra sweetener, such as Stevia Sweet Leaf Vanilla Drops or Stevia packets, if you like. I think it tastes fine without it.

Enjoy this delicious twist on the shakes!

Chocolate Cheesecake Shake

1 packet Medifast Dutch Chocolate Shake (1 Meal)
1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese (1/3 Lean)
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew or almond milk (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (1/2 Condiment)
1 cup ice

Optional Toppings:
2 tbsp or 5 grams fat free Reddi Wip (1 Condiment)
7 walnut halves, chopped - I used a little sprinkle as a garnish (1 Snack)

Combine chocolate shake mix, cottage cheese, cashew or almond milk, vanilla extract and ice in a blender. Blend until mixture is smooth.

1 Serving with 1 Meal, 1/3 Lean, 2 Condiments and 1 Snack

Fall is coming just around the corner and everything pumpkin or pumpkin spice is everywhere! I recently just saw Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Twinkies at the grocery store! I mean it has got to be good because the box says limited edition right? Maybe. Maybe not, but they sure did look good. Although they were extremely tempting, I did not cave in. Mainly because my husband just gave me that look as he said "Really?". I said, "Ummmm... of course not. I was just looking.", but in my head I was thinking... but they are pumpkin spice! You just don't see it too often. Pumpkin spice things ONLY come out a few weeks of the year. Oh well. I guess I am going to have to make my own pumpkin spice things to satisfy my cravings.

Of course the first thing I had to make was Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino. Oh my goodness! That coffee drink just screams Fall! I love the combination of warm spices that make up pumpkin spice. Then you add it to cold coffee with a few other ingredients and you have yourself one heck of a drink. If you do not have pumpkin spice at home, don't fret! You can can easily make it yourself. 

Here is the recipe:

Pumpkin Spice

1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground cloves

Combine all ingredients together and store in an airtight container.

Now that you know how to make pumpkin spice, don't go putting it everything. People may start to look at you weird. Although, you could always blame it on the Fall season. I do!

One thing I wanted to add is that we can have pumpkin puree on the Medifast plan. Hallelujah because you know how much I love pumpkin! We can not have a whole bunch of it, but 1 tbsp of pumpkin puree is 1 Condiment. A little bit of pumpkin can go a long way, especially in your shakes! I usually get the canned pumpkin because it is convenient. You are probably wondering well gosh... that whole can of pumpkin is going to go to waste if I can only have one tbsp at a time. You are right, but I found a way to save my pumpkin! I put one tbsp of pumpkin in each compartment of an ice tray.

Then I freeze the tray and then add the pumpkin cubes into a Ziploc bag. I used a small sandwich sized Ziploc bag for one small can of pumpkin puree. Make sure you do not use the pumpkin pie filling which is usually next to the pumpkin puree.

 Then when you need one tbsp of pumpkin puree for your shake, your brownies, your pancakes or whatever you may have in mind, just grab one of those frozen cubes. It is easy peasy because you already measured it out. 

To make the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino, add one of these pumpkin puree cubes in a blender.

Then add really cold coffee. I like to use this coffee because it is really bold and strong. I say the stronger the better when it comes to coffee!

Next add pumpkin spice and ground cinnamon. I actually had some pumpkin spice in my pantry, so I didn't have to use the recipe above. Once I do run out, I will be making more!

I added Walden Farms Maple Walnut Syrup to the coffee drink because I think it enhances the flavor. I am not a huge fan of all Walden Farms products, but I do like their sugar free syrups. This includes their pancake, chocolate, and caramel syrups. You could also use Medifast's pancake syrup if you have it or a little bit of maple extract. If you do not have any of these ingredients, I am sure the drink will still taste great without them.

Add everything into a blender with a few more ice cubes. Blend and enjoy this delicious treat! 

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

3/4 cups cold coffee
1/2 cup unsweetened cashew milk (1/2 Condiment)
1 tbsp pumpkin puree (1 Condiment)
1/8 tsp ground cinnamon (1/4 Condiment)
1/8 tsp pumpkin spice (1/4 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms Walnut Maple Syrup or sugar free pumpkin pie syrup such as Torani or Da Vinci (1/2 Condiment)
1 pkg Optavia Vanilla Shake (1 Fueling)

Combine all ingredients in a blender.
Add desired amount of ice and blend until smooth.

Makes 1 Serving
1 Fueling and 2.5 Condiments

This a great way to enhance the flavor of the cappuccino, especially if you like chocolate :) It is called a Tiramisu Milkshake, but I think it reminds me more of a Chocolate Frappuccino. The original recipe calls for 2 tbsp of chocolate syrup, but it was way too sweet for me so I only used 1 tbsp. Sooooo much better!

Tiramisu Milkshake


1 package cappuccino mix (1 Meal)
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup crushed ice
1 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (1/2 Condiment)


Put all the ingredients in a small blender and blend for about 15 seconds.

1 Medifast Meal and 1/2 Condiment

This is one of my favorite "On the Go" recipe. You can make these in advance and stick them in little plastic baggies to take along with you. The weekends are kind of hectic in our household, so these are perfect for me to make the night before. Another great thing about these little cakes is that you can switch out some of the Medifast or Optavia pancake fuelings and use them with a variety of soft bakes for added variety! These are especially good with the light laughing cow cheese! Oh my heavens! Delish! Enjoy this versatile recipe!

Chocolate Chip Cakes
Slightly adapted from New Beautiful Me

1 packet Optavia Brownie 
OR 1 Chocolate Chip Soft Bake 
OR 1 Cinnamon Cream Cheese Swirl Cake (1 Fueling)

1 packet Chocolate Chip Pancakes 

OR Original Pancakes  (1 Fueling)
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 condiment)
1/4 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine the soft bake mix with ONE of the pancake mixes. Add baking powder and water stirring until combined. Divide batter into two brownie trays or muffin tins and bake for 18 minutes or until done. 

This makes a total of 2 servings, 1 cake per meal
 Each meal has 1/4 Condiment and 1 Fueling

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Zucchini bread made into miniature bundt cakes! Aren't they cute! You can also make them into mini muffins, waffles, pancakes, etc.

Zucchini Bread

Any Pancake packet (1 Fueling)
1/4 c. shredded zucchini (squeeze out the liquid by rolling in paper towels and squeezing) (1/2 of 1 Green)
2 tbsp egg beaters
1.5 oz water
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)

Mix together and bake in whatever style you'd like. I did it on the waffle iron, super fast and yummy zucchini bread waffle. I think I'll try mini muffins next, or even as just a pancake. If you decide to bake these, bake at 350 degrees. The time will vary depending on what type of pan you are using.

1 Serving with 
1 Fueling, 1/2 of 1 Green, and 1 Condiment

Blended cottage cheese with sugar free syrup is used to make this awesome dessert. I have tried it cold and warm, but my preference is warm! Right out of the microwave is the best way to eat these in my opinion! Enjoy this yummy recipe!

Slutty Brownie

1 MF brownie (1 Fueling)
1 MF chocolate chip soft bake (1 Fueling)
1/4 cup 1% cottage cheese ( 1/6 Leanest Lean)
1 tbsp Walden Farms sugar free caramel syrup (1/2 a Condiment)

 Mix up your brownie mix according to directions, 
split between two small ramekins.
Mix up your soft bake according to directions, and set aside.
Whip the cottage cheese with the syrup in a small blender to get the lumps out. Pour the cottage cheese mixture over the brownie, then top with drops of the soft bake.
Microwave 1 minute (it will be underdone). Eat warm or freeze 30 minutes and then eat.

2 Servings with
1 Meal, 1/12 Lean, and 1/4 Condiment per serving

I got this recipe from fellow Medifaster, Stephen Santay, and it was delicious so I wanted to share it with you! I am really not a fan of the oatmeals, nor do I care for the muffins made from them because they usually have a rubbery texture every time I make them. I have to admit that these cakes did not taste rubbery at all. They were crispy around the edges and moist on the inside. I ate one for the day and I stored the other two in a Ziploc baggie on the counter. The second and third one, I put in the toaster and they toasted up really nicely. I am not sure if your toaster will fit these cakes, but my toaster all toasts bagels so it fit nicely. I hope you enjoy the recipe as much as I have!

Chocolate Coconut Cake
Recipe from Stephen Santay

2 maple and brown sugar oatmeals (2 Fuelings)
1 chocolate  pudding (1 Fueling)
1 tbsp oil (3 Healthy Fats)
2 tbsp egg beaters
1 tsp baking powder (2 Condiments)
1 tsp coconut extract (1 Condiment)
 3/4 to 1 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a dish with Pam cooking spray (I used 3 brownie trays that I sprayed lightly with Pam). Combine all ingredients in a medium sized bowl and mix until blended. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for  22 minutes. Make sure your cake is set by using a toothpick to test the center of the cake. If it comes out clean, then it is done. Flip cake onto a baking sheet (I lined the baking sheet with parchment paper). Bake other side for 10 mins or until edges are crispy and brown. Y

I sprinkled 1 packet of splenda over the top of the cakes for a total of 1 Healthy Fat and 1.33 Condiments per serving. You can also use Walden Farms Chocolate or Caramel Syrup! Enjoy!

3 Servings with 
1 Fueling, 1 Condiment and 1 Healthy Fat per serving 
(without any toppings)

I am not sure if you guys are familiar with the candy called haystacks? It is commonly known in the South as a crunchy candy using chow mein noodles or pretzels, butterscotch morsels, peanuts, and peanut butter. They are delicious! I miss them but this fueling maker is a great substitute. If you would like them sweeter, add a packet of Stevia. Enjoy!


1 Optavia or Medifast Hot Cocoa or Brownie Mix (1 Fueling)
1 Optavia or Medifast Cinnamon Pretzel Sticks, crushed (1 Fueling)
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp PB2 (1 Optional Snack)
1 packet Stevia - optional (1 Condiment)

Crush the pretzels by opening one side of the bag and squeezing the bag to form crumbs. In a small bowl, combine hot cocoa or brownie mix with 3 tbsp of water to form a paste. Add 1 tbsp PB2 and Stevia; stir until combined. Add the crushed pretzels to the mixture and stir making sure the pretzels are evenly coated. Drop the haystacks on a piece of foil or plate forming 6 piles. Freeze for at least 30 minutes to an hour.

2 Servings with 
1 Fueling, 1/2 Condiment and 1/2 Snack per Serving

Cinnamon Blondies

1 packet of MF Cinnamon Pretzels (1 Fueling)
1 tablespoon eggbeaters
1/4 teaspoon baking powder (1/2 Condiment)
1 tablespoon water
1/8 tsp Cinnamon (1/4 Condiment)
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)

Pre-heat oven to 350.  Open the MF pretzels bag and break the pretzels into small pieces. I do this while the pretzels are still in the bag, just crunching them up by squeezing the bag. Opening the bag first is an important step -- unless you don't mind picking up pretzels pieces when the bag pops. *knowing nod*

Grind the broken pretzels into a powder. The fastest/easiest way is in a personal blender like the Magic Bullet or Bella Cucina. Or you can do this by hand with a mortar and pestle or a rolling pin (for the rolling pin option, place pretzels in a plastic bag and roll over the bag).

Add baking powder and mix thoroughly. I recommend a double-acting baking powder with aluminum -- these are the best baking powders for items that require a lot of mixing post addition of the baking powder.

Add Eggbeaters and mix thoroughly.

Add water and mix thoroughly. You'll end up with a "ball" of dough.

Baking dish prep: first, these instructions are for baking in a GLASS/PYREX baking dish. If you use a metal pan/cookie sheet, I am telling you that you will end up with "blondies" that are not cooked on the inside, but overcooked on the outside. Trust me, you don't want that. *second knowing nod* Use a glass/pyrex baking dish. Please.

Second, if you're mixing your dough with water, you don't need to spray the glass/pyrex baking dish with anything.

Using your hands, form the "dough ball" into a "brownie" square, approximately 1/2" thick and place in a glass/pyrex baking dish.

Bake at 350 (in your pre-heated oven for 15 minutes). Remove from oven and enjoy!

1 Serving with
1 Fueling and 1.75 Condiment

If you are craving a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, go make this fueling hack right now! You will not regret it! This is absolutely delicious and super easy to make, especially when you are craving a delicious sweet treat!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

1 Optavia hot cocoa or brownie mix (1 Fueling)
2 tbsp PB2 aka powdered peanut butter (1 Optional Snack)
1 packet stevia or sweetener of choice  (1 Condiment)

Mix a packet of hot cocoa or brownie mix with 1 packet stevia and 3 tbsp water to make a paste. Set aside.
Mix PB2 with 1 1/2 tbsp water in another bowl. Put PB2 mixture at the bottom of a silicone muffin cup or ramekin. I used two liners. Top with chocolate paste. Place in the freezer for at least one hour. Thaw for about 5 min when ready to eat. Enjoy!

1 Serving with
1 Fueling, 1 Optional Snack, and 1 Condiment (if using stevia)

These are soooo good! I had tried a recipe similar to this one using the hot cocoa and chocolate shake but it did not have powdered peanut butter or almond milk. The other recipe also rolled the balls in the chocolate shake rather than mixing the chocolate shake and hot cocoa together. I prefer to mix it together. The other recipe was okay but this one is sooooo much better. The powdered peanut butter really made these even more tastier and the pudding works well in this recipe. It tastes like peanut butter and chocolate fudge! I will definitely be making these regularly. Yum, yum yum!

Peanut Butter Fudge Balls

1 Optavia or Medifast chocolate pudding (1 Fueling)
1 Optavia or Medifast chocolate shake/ hot cocoa (1 Fueling)
4 tbsp powdered peanut butter (2 Snacks)
2 tbsp water
1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (1/4 Condiment)

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.  Form 8 fudge balls. 4 balls makes 1 meal!

Makes 2 Servings 
Each serving provides
1 Fueling, 1/8 Condiment and 1 Optional Snack

This was given to me by Shari Henderson-Sievenpiper on my face book page. It sounded delicious so I knew I had to try it. I used black cherry jello that I made from the box. I measured out 1/2 cup which was one serving (counted as 1 snack) and combined it with all the other ingredients. It calls for 2 tbsp of cream cheese but I am trying to be more stingy with my condiments. 1 tbsp worked just as good. It was delicious! It really was like eating a light and fluffy mousse-like dessert. The cherry and chocolate go very well together and tasted like black forest cake mousse. Another great combination would be to use strawberry flavored gelatin. Chocolate covered strawberries anyone? Thanks for a fabulous recipe Shari! Enjoy!

Mousse Treat
 Created by Shari Henderson-Sievenpiper

1 packet of MF hot cocoa (1 Fueling)
1/2 cup pre-made sugar free gelatin (cherry/strawberry) (1 Snack)
1 tbsp light cream cheese (1 Condiment)
2 tbsp to 1/4 cup cold water
little bit of crushed ice (about 1/4cup) - about 75% of it.

Mix it all in a bullet style blender.
Has a nice rich creamy texture! ENJOY! I ♥ it for a light dessert.

1 Fueling, 1 Optional Snack, and 1 Condiment

I am down 1.4 lbs this week which is great considering my little problem with late night eating. I am finally substituting a cheese stick (sometimes 2!) with whatever I may be craving in the middle of the night. It seems to be working since I had a gain towards the beginning of the week and now I have a loss so I will take that! To celebrate my loss for the week, how about a sweet treat! Say... ice cream sandwiches! These ice cream sandwiches are made with peanut butter and cool whip so you get a delicious treat that will be sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! Enjoy this recipe!

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Katie's PB Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches

1 Brownie Mix(1 Fueling)
1 Peanut Butter Crunch Bar or any other bar you like such as Smores, Chocolate, etc (1 Fueling)
3 tbsp water
2 tbsp PB2 (1 Snack)
1 tbsp water
2 tbsp cool whip (2 Condiments)

Melt 1 brownie and 1 peanut butter crunch for 20 seconds. Add 3 tbsp water and mix. Spray a plate with cooking spray. Drop 4 spoonfuls of dough on plate. Microwave for 2 minutes. Mix PB2 and water to firm a paste. Add peanut butter mixture to each of two cookies and then add 1 tbsp of cool whip to each of the other two cookies. Place peanut butter cookie on top of cookie with whip cream. Place stuffed cookies in Ziploc container and freeze thoroughly. Each cookie is one meal.

 2 Servings with 1 Fueling, 1 Condiment, and 1/2 Snack per serving

I like all the soft serves, but what the heck... I decided to make them into cookie. They were more like little pancakes than cookies. They never got hard, but that is to be expected since they came from a soft serve mix. They travel well, but I think I will stick with the traditional soft serve when possible. If you want to try a different variation of the soft serve, then give this a try. I hope you enjoy!

Soft Serve Cookies

1/2 tsp baking powder (1 Condiment)
2 tbsp egg beaters
3 tbsp water
1 soft serve (1 Fueling)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine ingredients and stir until blended. Drop cookies by spoonful. Bake for 12 minutes. Let cool.

Makes 7 Cookies

1 Fueling and 1 Condiment

I did it. I know I said I wasn't going to do it... but I did it. I couldn't resist and I was at a moment of weakness when I saw the scale I had supposedly hidden LOL. Note to self: When you want something hidden, do not do it yourself. It was calling my name (yeah I was delusional) and I was curious to see how much I had lost for the past couple of days. I hopped on the scale and I am happy to report I lost 5.6 lbs since Monday! That really made my day! I am on the road to success! Although I challenged myself to only weighing myself once a week, I figure no harm done if I took a tiny peak! It actually motivated me to stick to plan even more. Who cares if I belong to the Daily Weighers Anonymous?! It is what is working for me! I hope everyone is having a great on plan day like me!

I was pleasantly surprised how good these oatmeal cookies turned out. They were nice and sweet, but soft cookies. I will be making this again when I am craving a yummy oatmeal cookie. It definitely doesn't feel like I am on any type of weight loss plan when I am eating these. I made these cookies the night before and stored them in the fridge. I enjoy them best when they are cool or cold, but some may prefer them warm. Little did I know that I had a big mouse in the house. Yeah, my husband LOL. He must have woke up some time in the middle of the night and ate half my cookies! He seemed to enjoy them. I think he must have thought I made oatmeal cookies for him! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as us!

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

1 pkt. Optavia oatmeal (1 Fueling)
1 Optavia oatmeal raisin crunch bar (1 Fueling)
1/8 tsp cinnamon (1/4 Condiment)
1 pkt Stevia ~ optional (1 Condiment)
1/3 cup water
1/8 tsp baking powder (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 tsp vanilla (1/2 Condiment)
2 tbsp PB2 - Optional (1 Optional Snack)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Microwave oatmeal raisin bar for about 15 sec until slightly melted.
Mix the bar with all the other ingredients and let sit for 5 minutes.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
Drop by small spoonfuls to make 4 cookies. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

2 Servings
(2 Cookies per Serving)

1 Fueling, 1 Condiment and 1/2 Snack per Serving

Here is an excellent cold treat for you to enjoy during those warm summer months! Root beer floats! I love, love, love root beer floats! Nothing beats vanilla ice cream and root beer besides except maybe orange soda and vanilla ice cream as an orange creamsicle. You can always freeze it for about 30 minutes to get a nice slushie. I am sure some of you have probably already thought of this idea, but if you haven't, give it a try! Enjoy!

Root Beer Float

1 Medifast or Optavia Vanilla Shake (1 Fueling)
1/2 cup to 1 cup ice
1 cup diet root beer or more if you like (make sure there are 0 carbs)

Combine ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

1 Fueling

If you are craving a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup, go make this fueling hack right now! You will not regret it! This is absolutely delicious and super easy to make, especially when you are craving a delicious sweet treat!

You can find PB2 at your local grocery store. It isn't as sweet as regular peanut butter, but you can add sweetener to sweeten it up. Personally, I left out the sweetener because the hot cocoa and brownie are sweet enough for me. I made this with the hot cocoa and the brownie mix and I prefer the brownie mix, but it is just a matter of personal preference. No matter which one you choose, they are both delicious!! Enjoy!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup

1 package Optavia hot cocoa or brownie mix (1 Fueling)
2 tablespoon PB2 (1 Snack)
1 packet of stevia or sweetener of choice (optional)

Mix 2 tablespoon of PB2 and stevia with 1 1/2 tablespoon of water until creamy. Set aside. 
In another container, mix hot cocoa or brownie with 3 tablespoons of water. 
Spread half of the choclate mixture over the bottom of a ramekin or silicone baking cup. 
Then spread PB2 over the chocolate bottom layer. 
Spread the rest of the hot cocoa mixture over the top of the PB2. 
Place in freezer for at least one hour.

Makes 1 Serving
1 Fueling, 1 Optional Snack and 1 Condiment (if using stevia)

I have finally gotten into the 150's today and I am looking forward to my next goal which is the 140's. I just want every day to go by faster and faster so I would be closer to goal, but the more I think about it, the slower time goes. Isn't that always the way. I think it is time for me to keep my mind occupied so that I won't think about how slow time is going. What are your favorite hobbies and interests? I can't wait to start exercising after 2 more weeks!

I am still looking for ways to get rid of my oatmeal and I found this recipe at This recipe used up three of my maple brown sugars which was fine by me. It made three medifast meals. The taste was not too sweet, but what really made the recipe stand out is the cream cheese icing. The original recipe called for a packet of true lemon, but I left it out and it tasted fine to me. This recipe does have two healthy fats which is the regular cream cheese, so you have to be careful what you decide to have for dinner. I had shrimp with Walden Farms Alfredo Sauce so I won't be needing my healthy fats for the day with steamed broccoli. The reason I did not use fat free cream cheese is because it isn't recommended because it has higher carbs than low fat cream cheese. I did not use low fat cream cheese is because it would be two additional condiments on top of the two condiments it already had which would bring it up to 4 condiments per meal! It is better to use the regular cream cheese as a healthy fat. Enjoy!

Maple Rolls with Cheesecake Icing
Slightly adapted from

3 packets of Medifast Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal (3 Fuelings)
3/4 tsp baking powder (1 1/2 Condiments)
1 tsp maple extract (1 Condiment)
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)
1 tsp vanilla extract (1 Condiment)
1/4 cup water added slowly

Mix all dry ingredients and then add vanilla and water slowly. I used just over 1/4 cup of water. The dough should stick together but be not too dry or too wet.
Divide dough into 3 balls approximately the same size. Place on greased cookie sheet (non-fat cooking spray) and flatten so they are approximately 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. I used three individual glass dishes such as Pyrex because the dough was too crumbly. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15 minutes. Insert toothpick to determine if it is done. It should come out clean and the edges should be firm, but not too dry. Let cool. 

Cheesecake Icing

3 oz regular cream cheese (6 Tbsp) (6 Healthy Fats)
1 packet Stevia, or to your taste (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp lemon extract (1/2 Condiment)

Cream mixture at high speed with a hand mixer until fluffy.
After Pumpkin Rolls cool, divide cream cheese batter equally on the top of the 3 Pumpkin Rolls. Keep refrigerated.

Yield: 3 Medifast Meals   Condiments per serving: 2  Healthy Fats: 2

Other Alternatives:
Strawberry Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 tablespoon of Walden Farms Sugar Free Strawberry Syrup or Spread

Chocolate Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 tablespoon of Walden Farms Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup or Dip

Pumpkin Cheesecake: Replace maple extract with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.

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