Sandy's Kitchen: mpudding

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Showing posts with label mpudding. Show all posts
The combination of chocolate and peanut butter flavors make any dish worth trying at least once. You could leave this in pudding form or put it in the freezer for the taste of ice cream. Perfect for those upcoming hot summer days to cool you off! I was craving ice cream so I froze mine and served the chocolate syrup on top. Enjoy!

Reeses Pieces Peanut Butter Ice Cream

MF Chocolate Pudding (1 Fueling)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp Powdered Peanut Butter PB2 (1/2 Snack)
1 tbsp Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup (1/2 Condiment)

Combine pudding mix, water and PB2 and stir with a whisk. Pour into a small container. Freeze for 30 to 45 minutes. Before eating, top with Walden Farms Chocolate Syrup. Enjoy!

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

After trying the Banana Chocolate Cheesecake Bites, I decided to make a few adaptions of my own. Sometimes I get that way. I will just keep trying to change the recipe until it suits my taste buds. Ha ha... and I did it today! This really tastes like something straight from the bakery. I used brownie mix, instead of the shake and liked it sooooo much better. A hundred times better! I made the brownie mix into two cookies in the microwave since this recipe makes two meals. I love the taste of the brownies as cookies. They come out to be crispy and went well with the creamy banana cheesecake texture. From now on, I will make the brownie mix into cookies for a little variety as well as brownies. We all like a little variety right? All I can say is "Yummy"! As for the banana cheesecake mixture, I didn't need to add anything else to the batter except 2 tbsp more water to get it a little creamier. The batter was too thick with just 1 tbsp of water. The taste of it was a lot better just by adding more water. Those little chocolate chips that you see on the top were from my brownie mix that I just sifted out and set aside and added them after the recipe was complete. Very goooood! A little recommendation though... I would eat one now and save the other for tomorrow. I know that will be hard to do because I want the other one now LOL but do try! This is because if you ate both in one day, you are using two condiments! I don't know about you, but I like to save my condiments for my lean and green. I will definitely make this again. Yum - O!

Banana Cheesecake Chocolate Cookies
Slightly adapted from Cody Jo's Blog New Beautiful Me

1 Brownie (1 Fueling)
1 Banana Pudding (1 Fueling)
2 tbsp light cream cheese (2 Condiments)
5 tbsp water

Combine brownie mix with 2 tbsp water until well blended. Spray a plate lightly with Pam. Spread batter on to plate to form two round circles. Microwave for about 1 minute and 30 seconds. Microwave times may vary. Try doing 1 minute first and then check to see if it is done. Let cool. In a small bowl, combine pudding, cream cheese and 3 tbsp water to form a smooth thick batter. Add more water if needed to resemble a thick spread. Spread the batter evenly on both cookies. Serve.

2 Servings with 1 Fueling and 1 Condiment per Serving

I am beginning to love the vanilla puddings! I used to not be able to stand them because they were just blah, but now they will definitely be on every order of mine. The reason is because they make great ice cream! Perfect for the upcoming warm months. I know there are already some soft serves out there, but there is no vanilla flavored or even plain chocolate flavored soft serves so that you can add your own extracts to doctor the taste for what you are craving that day. If I am craving coconut, pineapple, maple, butter pecan ice cream, I can have it now. I am no longer limited to coffee, chocolate mint and peanut butter ice cream. Also, try using chocolate pudding and mix some PB2 (Reeses), almond and coconut (for Almond Joy), or even heavenly hash from Cooking with Medifast. The possibilities are endless when you have chocolate and vanilla pudding to work with. What the heck! Try banana too while your at it. I do my ice creams a little different from the recipes I have seen. I don't even add ice because I do not plan to eat it right away and the ice tends to water it down some, at least when you add too much of it. All I do is make the pudding as suggested on the back of the package with 1/2 cup water and whisk it until it is well blended. Then I add my extracts in and put it in a little Pyrex bowl that come with a lid. Throw it in the freezer and wait for about 30 minutes to an hour. I actually make mine ahead of time (night before) so when I bring them out of the freezer they are rock hard. Not a problem! When I plan on having ice cream that day, I throw it in the fridge a few hours before I plan to eat it and it gets nice and soft or let it sit out for a bit. You can always add ice if you like. Follow the directions on the back of the soft serve package by adding 1/4 cup water and 1/2 cup ice so it doesn't get too watered down.

This particular recipe doesn't really taste like cheesecake, but it was very good. It probably needs more cream cheese to be more like cheese cake. It has more of a vanilla flavor so I added a 1/2 tsp of lemon extract. The lemon helped give it a subtle refreshing lemon taste like a lemon pie. Love it! Try it with vanilla extract for more vanilla flavor. Enjoy!

Cheesecake Ice Cream

Vanilla Pudding (1 Fueling)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp light cream cheese (1 Condiment)
1/2 tsp lemon extract (1/2 Condiment)

Combine ingredients in a bowl and whisk until well blended. Pour contents in a small bowl with a lid and freeze for at least 30 minutes. Or you can decrease the water to 1/4 cup and add 1/2 cup ice in a blender to eat right away as soft serve.

1 Fueling and 1.5 Condiments
 I wanted the maple to come through more and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to. Loved it!  If you don't want ice cream, you can always make this into a pudding.Just follow the pudding instructions on the back of the package and add the extracts. It still tastes great. I added about 1 tsp of Walden Farms caramel syrup to the top. Excellent!

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

Vanilla Pudding (1 Fueling)
1/2 cup ice cubes, crushed
3 oz water
1/4 tsp coconut extract (1/4 Condiment)
1/4 tsp almond extract (1/4 Condiment)
1/2 tsp maple extract (1/2 Condiment)
1 tbsp Walden Farms caramel syrup - optional (1/2 Condiment)

Put all ingredients into blender. Mix ingredients for 2 to 3 minutes until smooth.

1 Fueling and 1.5 Condiments

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I found this recipe on the Recipe Board at Medifast member, Tyrade, posted it back in February 2007! She actually made this recipe by accident when she was trying to make pancakes from an oatmeal/pudding mixture. She didn't want to waste her packets so bread pudding was created! We all have had that happen to us when we try to create something that doesn't seem to turn out how we expected it to. Thus, we create something else in the process so we don't have to consider the meal a total loss! I know I have had plenty of those moments! Thank you Tyrade for your mistake LOL! I have to say it was a pretty good mistake if you ask me. I love bread pudding. This one is very filling because of the added egg beaters. I added a tablespoon of caramel syrup from Walden Farms per serving. Serve it warm or cold! Enjoy!

Bread Pudding

1 packet MF maple and brown sugar oatmeal (1 Fueling)
1 packet MF vanilla pudding (1 Fueling)
1 packet stevia (1 Condiment)
3/4 c water
1/4 tsp baking powder (1/2 Condiment)
1 tsp of vanilla extract (1 Condiment)
1/4 tsp of cinnamon ((1/2 Condiment)
1/2 cup Egg Beaters (1/4 Lean)
2 tbsp Walden Farms Caramel Syrup (1 Condiment)

Mix it all together and bake at 350F for 30 minutes, glass dish 7 x 5 x 1.5 or loaf pan.
I added SF caramel syrup (Walden Farms) for dessert one night. Delicious!

2 Servings:  Each serving is 1 Meal, 1/8 Lean and  2 Condiments

Happy Valentines Day to everyone and especially to the love of my life, Stephen! I just love Valentines Day and although we will not be together this lovely holiday, we can always count on Skype. I look forward to skyping with my hubby daily, sometimes twice a day! We are so fortunate unlike some of his buddies in his company who do not have access to a computer as much as he does. I feel so bad that they can't talk to their loved ones daily. It makes me feel so blessed to be able to communicate so often with him. Now having the Internet be reliable over in Afghanistan is another matter. Beggars can't be choosers now can we and I will gladly take an occasional Internet malfunction any day rather than no contact at all for days or even weeks. He tells me all the time that all he looks forward to is talking to me daily. Yes, hubby and I will still be celebrating "V" Day with the help of technology by video chat. Of course it is definitely not the same as having him here with me, but at least I can see and hear him. 

It is kind of ironic how we rely on the computer for communication when that is how our relationship rekindled. See, hubby and I went to the same high school. He was a senior and I was a sophomore, but we really didn't know each other. We just knew each other by seeing each other in the hallways walking to and from class. I was always attracted to my hubby when I first laid eyes on him in high school, but I really didn't date in high school. I was kind of a nerd I guess you could say lol. I have a thing for guys who wear glasses. So sexy! Anyways, it turns out that he had a thing for me too! Well, fast forward 10 years later...

We had went our separate ways. I moved to another town two hours away and started dating someone else for 8 years. I always knew it wasn't going to work out  but didn't have the heart to break it off. Steve contacted me through and he simply said he remembered me from high school. Boy was I surprised. We started chatting online for a few months. It was just friendly conversation because I was still in a relationship. But then... I started to grow feelings towards him as he did with me and I knew I had to end my current relationship. I always knew the relationship wasn't going to work with my ex and my only regret was to  not to end it sooner. We learn from our mistakes. After talking for a few months, I finally decided to drive back to his town and meet up for a date at his place. I was running an hour and a half late! I had a terrible cold that night as well, but I wanted to meet up with him so badly and he didn't mind not one bit. We spent hours talking and reconnecting again. He even made me chicken noodle soup, but he had forgotten it was on the stove and it boiled over and made a huge mess. I wasn't hungry anyways. I always tell him the night was like magic. It was everything that I hoped it would be and everything that I wanted it to be. Grant it, the next week when I saw him again, he had caught my cold. LOL I always tell him, you can't say I never gave you anything and he simply said your heart is enough.

This photo was taken that very same night we met up again. He was showing me his office late at night and he happened to go next door to ask the owner of an Italian restaurant to take our photo. I am so thankful he did that because this is the only photo we had of that night.

Fast forward 5 more years... and we are finally husband and wife! This is the day I married my best friend, the love of my life, and my rock. I do not know where I would be without him in my life. We are like ying and yang. True opposites, but the relationship works for us. I truly feel we complete each other because we are so different, just like a puzzle. I wish we could have seen more of each other these past two years. With him being in the Army, getting stationed somewhere else, and then me finishing up college in Florida, and then him getting deployed, we just haven't been able to see much of each other. Because of the distance, we have learned to value the time we do spend with each other because you never know when it will be taken away. you realize how important you are to one another which makes the time you spend together even more special. So... on this Valentines Day... hug and kiss your loved one and make the most of it! I know I will when hubby and I are together again this summer!

As for the recipe... what is Valentines Day without chocolate? I found this recipe on the recipe board and knew it would be perfect for my Valentines treat! Fudge Balls! Yum, Yum, Yum! The recipe states to reserve 2 tbsp of the chocolate shake mix, but my balls didn't use but half of that. So I had to make a little shake with the rest of it because I didn't want it to go to waste. These suckers turned out really good! Who says you can't have chocolate on a diet?! Again, Happy Valentines Day to you all!

Medifast Fudge Balls

1 MF Chocolate Shake, divided (1 Fueling)
1 MF Chocolate Pudding (1 Fueling)
1 tbsp Walden Farms caramel or chocolate syrup (1/2 condiment)
1 tbsp PB2 (1/2 snack)
Little less than 1/2 cup water

Reserve 2 tbsp chocolate shake mix and set aside. Combine the rest of the chocolate shake mix, pudding mix, caramel or chocolate syrup, and PB2 in a small bowl. Slowly add a little less than 1/2 cup of water so that the mixture is still firm enough to shape into balls. Form balls from the mixture. Roll the balls into reserved shake mix. Refrigerate until firm about 30 minutes.

2 Servings with 1 Fueling, 1/4 Condiment and 1/4 Snack per Serving

What a great way to add some variation to your meals if you don't want plain chocolate pudding or plain brownies. This would be great with the chocolate mint soft serve and brownies too! Mix it up a bit so you don't get tired of eating the same old thing. Then again, who can ever get tired of brownies! This makes two delicious meals. One for now and one for later! The second one is calling my name now! Enjoy!

Oh so pretty!

I couldn't wait for it to set all the way. Yummy brownie on the bottom!

Fluffy's Brownie Pudding Cups

1 Brownie Mix (1 Fueling)
1 Chocolate Pudding Mix (1 Fueling)
2 tbsp Walden Farms caramel syrup (1 Condiment)

Mix 3 tablespoons of water with the brownie mix in a small bowl. Divide batter between two ramekins. Microwave for about 1 minute. Let cool completely.

Mix pudding with 1/2 cup of water in a small bowl. Divide pudding mix between the two ramekins with brownies. Drizzle 1 tablespoon caramel syrup on top of each brownie pudding cups. Swirl caramel into pudding with a knife. Refrigerate until set.

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

This is perfect for those cold winter days if you serve it warm. I don't have too many of those days in Florida, but I will be when we make our move to Colorado this summer! I am not sure how to handle driving on roads that go up and down through hills and mountains or while it is snowing but I guess I will manage! I have only lived in the South where it is nice and warm (most of the time). I visited Colorado twice already and I absolutely loved it! It is such a beautiful place and I am looking forward to moving there. I can't wait! As for this recipe, it is a great way to use up any pudding you may have. I for one love the chocolate and banana pudding, but the vanilla pudding I can live without. I decided to use the vanilla pudding and this actually turned out pretty good. I did add a tablespoon of caramel Da Vinci sugar free syrup inside of the custard for an extra half condiment. It sure did hit the spot. It was nice and creamy and excellent warm.. I baked mine in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes instead of microwaving. Perfect! I hope you enjoy it!

Vanilla Custard

1 MF Eggs (1 Meal)
1 Vanilla Pudding (1 Meal)
1 cup water
1/4 tsp cinnamon (1/2 condiment)
1/2 tsp vanilla (1/2 condiment)
1 packet Splenda (1 condiment)

Mix ingredients in blender. Pour into sprayed ramekin or baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

2 Servings with 1 Meal and 1 Condiment per Serving

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I love Cody Jo's blog, New Beautiful Me. She has so many awesome recipes for lean and green as well as changing up those boring Medifast meals. She also has some great tips, info on Medifast, gadgets, etc. Check out her blog to try some new recipes or just to check on weight loss progress! I saw this delicious banana pudding pie on her blog and knew I had to try it! I love the banana pudding as it is, but the oatmeal needed some help. I figured it must taste good if it had banana pudding inside of it right? It did taste better. I am still not a fan of oatmeal, but this recipe helps a lot. You don't have to use banana pudding. Try chocolate for a change!

Pudding Pies

1 Packet of Medifast Maple and Brown Sugar Oatmeal (any flavor can be used)
1 Packet of Medifast Banana Pudding (any flavor can be used)
1 Packet of Splenda (1 condiment)
1/2 tsp Baking Powder (1 condiment)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix together oatmeal, Splenda and baking powder. Slowly add water until dough just sticks together. I used about 1/2 cup of water, but it can vary. Divide the dough into 2 balls and press into two ramekin sprayed with Pam. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes. Let completely cool. Using the shaker jar, mix 4 oz of water with the banana pudding. Spoon into each oatmeal cup. Refrigerate for about 30 minutes for it to set.

2 Servings with 1 Meal and 1 Condiment  per Serving
What better way to celebrate Fall than pumpkin! I love everything that has to deal with pumpkin... the taste, the smell, the colors and of course the holidays! I had to have something that tastes similar to pumpkin pie, otherwise it wouldn't feel much like Fall now would it? So, Cody Jo at New Beautiful Me posted this recipe on her blog and I just changed it up a bit to remind me of pumpkin pie. The egg custard itself is so similiar to the texture of pumpkin pie that I knew this would work out perfect. So if you are missing the taste of pumpkin pie this should help your craving. Enjoy!

Pumpkin Pie Custard

1 package of Vanilla pudding (1 Fueling)
1 egg white
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (1/2 Condiment)
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (1 Condiment)
1 packet Stevia (1 Condiment)
1/2 cup water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a ramekin with cooking spray. Mix all ingredients in a blender. Pour into prepared ramekin. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Serve warm or refrigerate overnight. I placed it in the fridge overnight.

1 Fueling and 2 1/2 Condiments 

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