Hmm... I need to find out myself. I don't know what is the answer. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an good answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could answer your Medifast question..
I have found bananas to be very helpful when I am naseauous...
Yes, things that area staple now I disliked when I first went raw. So try them again in a few weeks. I had a lot of Medifast food prep problems when I first started and threw away sooo much ! A lot of it is finding what you like and dislike too. I don't like a lot of nuts and early on tried to many heavy nut recipes..
I too think you should purchse Alissa's book. It has so many simple recipes. The collard wraps are awesome, easy and you can make a batch of filling and leave it in the fridge for a day or 2 then wrap one up when you want..
I whipped a bluberry pie in less then 15 minutes this morning and that will be my snack for the entire week !.
Good luck and hang in there !.
I would start with easy stuff that you probably eat already. Salads and smoothies. Maybe toss some greens in your smoothies. Then start to add nuts to your salads and seeds as well. Then add some avocados. By then you will probably start liking raw more.
That is basically any kind of nuts, cinnamon and honey or agave stirred until moist. Put that in the bottom of the pan and spread around and pat firmly on the bottom. Then slice up some bananas and apples and mix with agave or honey, and cinnamon. Spread on the crust. top with some more of the nut mixture and dehydrate until you feel it is right.
I served it at a potluck and everyone loved it..
The pate's in Alissa's book are really easy to make. You can make a lot of simple quick things with a Medifast food processor and a blender. I haven't been raw that long, but I've already settled on some basic recipes since I have a limited time in the kitchen. You can mix pate's with everything. Greeen smoothies are fantastic and a meal in themselves!.
I haven't gotten into sprouting grains yet as I'm still learning from the other recipes. I missed bread in the beginning, but your tastebuds will change! You'll start loving the taste of veggies and greens if you didn't before. Keep on going!.
Like the others have said, your tastes will change. You just have to experiment with different recipes. For example, Thurs. I made Alissa's carrot cake Medifast recipe and didn't dehydrate it like others do (for the simple reason that I don't have a dehydrator). It was ok Thurs. Fri.
Sat. it was pretty darn good, and today it's great! I don't know if it's because I'm getting more used to the taste, or because it actually needed some time in the fridge after making it to let the tastes all meld. So if something doesn't taste good the first time, maybe try sticking it in the fridge and trying it again later, and then later, and then later...
Thank you all for the good advices. I shall try them and the first thing what I now shall do is to buy Alissa's book. Thank you very much, it's good to know that I am not alone with the feeling that raw Medifast food taste little weird in the begining. I shall try on some new recipes and get use to the raw food.
I haven't had a lot of luck with recipes myself, even very popular ones like the Pesto Mushrooms. Here's what I've learned:.
1. Anytime you attempt a new recipe, make sure you have a backup plan. I usually just have a big bag of oranges standing by in case I don't like my new creation..
2. Keep a list (I'm a compulsive list-maker) of the raw foods you really like, the ones you kinda like, and the ones you don't like. Don't just include recipes, include the raw ingredients as well. Change the list as often as required..
3. It's OK to eat the same things regularly as long as it's in balance. My 'staple' Medifast food is just a simple green salad: romaine, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, avocado, lemon juice. I eat that almost every day, and I don't get bored with it. I would say that I eat simple, un-gourmet raw foods 90% of the time. I experiment with maybe one or two new recipes a week...