Why does Medifast oatmeal taste like paste?

  • 1950 days ago

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    Asher Level 1
    Please help...I made the oatmeal for the first time today and it was awful!! Am I doing something wrong or is it just bad? I was like paste!.

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  • 1950 days ago

    Corey Nutritionist
    Maybe not enough water? It is different than regular oatmeal..

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  • 1947 days ago

    First, the oatmeal doesn't have NEAR as much actual oats as one is used to. So there is that. Then, it IS filled with protein. So there is that also..

    The consistancy will never be the same as what you were used to..

    Now... you can play with a little less or a little more water to get something you like better. As well... it is best when it sits for a few minutes before you eat it. It 'plumps up' a bit..

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  • 1944 days ago

    I had the same experience. I think I didn't follow the instructions to the T but my second one was better cosistency but still didn't taste very good..

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  • 1944 days ago

    The only oatmeals I like the taste of are plain and the apple one. The others taste a bit 'funky' to me- though that can be helped with a 1/2 packet of splenda etc..

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  • 1943 days ago

    You probably did it right - they ARE like paste! But, they do improve over time as you get used to them..

    I microwave mine in 30 second intervals at least three times stirring in between (more if I started with cold water). You might want to start with a little less water than called for - you can always add a bit if needed. The trick is to let them thicken up and get creamier..

    Now I really like most flavors but in the beginning I added a little cinnamon and sometimes sacrificed one of my condiments and added Splenda to make them eatable. Good luck!.

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  • 1941 days ago

    What? You don't like eating paste???.

    Yeah, it's pretty awful, but you get used to it. I actually enjoy all of them except for the maple/brown sugar..

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  • 1937 days ago

    I looked up the recipes that others had posted (so thankful!), so I made a few of my packets into oatmeal "muffins." One packet made about five mini muffins. They don't really rise up like regular muffins as I discovered on my first batch, so I was able to fill each mini muffin spot pretty full. This worked for me because I would rather have a chewy little muffin that oatmealeven before I started MF..

    After my first batch turned out half-way decent, I was braver and made a double batch (with 2 packets) the next time around. Definitely did not want to waste any of it. I threw them in the freezer for times when a shake would be to difficult to carry or make. I microwaved them for about 20 seconds (my microwave cooks very quickly) and put a drop of SF syrup on top of each like some other people suggested in their recipes..

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  • 1930 days ago

    Bryan Fitness trainer
    I like the oatmeal much better when you add boiling water to it until you get the consistency that you want. Much better than microwaving...no slimey paste effect..

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  • 1924 days ago

    Ditto. I look forward to my oatmeal every day. I didn't like it at all in the beginning, now it's one of my favorites..

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  • 1923 days ago

    Ditto. I look forward to my oatmeal every day. I didn't like it at all in the beginning, now it's one of my favorites..

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  • 1916 days ago

    Oatmeal is also one of my favorites, and it's one of the more filling meals..

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  • 1907 days ago

    I mixed mine (apple) with the 4 oz cold water this morning, covered it, and put in the fridge. I had it after lunch hour. I micro'd it for 30 seconds (strong micro), stirred, and micro'd again for 30 seconds. I topped it with sugar free syrup (tbsp). Huge difference from when I made it with boiling water the night before. Consistency, for me, was more tolerable; thicker, not as pasty.

    I was also killing the soups, so I was told elsewhere on boards to try soaking the packet contents before micro'g. I ended up putting it in a 4 cup pyrex with a bit more than a cup of water, covered, and put it in the fridge too in the morning. Had it at lunch and micro'd at 50% power for 2 mins at a time until it was hot enough. I was having problems with the mix puffing up and over the 4-cup pyrex when I followed the directions. Enjoyed the chik-noodle..

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  • 1898 days ago

    The oatmeal is one of my favorites too but it does take a while for your taste to change...the first time I ate it I didn't like it so started eating some SF FF greek yogurt on it...that was bringing in too many calories so I switched to Half and half and take that for my healthy fat. I love it now and look forward to it. I use a little more water then recommended...stir well, cook for 1 min 20 sec. then stir until it is well blended...it is picky on how much water you use between watery and paste so do experiment. I also do a dash of cinammon on it..

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  • 1894 days ago

    Oh honey. Nobody likes the oatmeal the first time. Make it into muffins until your tastes change. Actually, the oatmeal makes pretty darn good muffins, and it makes the oatmeal a portable meal you can pop in your purse..

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  • 1894 days ago

    I have learned to love the oatmeal... This is my suggestion... Boil the water seperately, or micro boil the water, and add slowly... that way it is the consistancy that you want it. Then use a teeny bit of the sugar free syrup and mix well... The sugar free pack on the Medifast site, you can get 3-4 oatmeal servings out of 1 of those packs...

    =) Best of luck..

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  • 1889 days ago

    To make my oatmeal (I like apple cinnamon the best with a little extra cinnamon ) I just use the hot water from my keurig coffee maker I think it tastes better than nuking it..

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  • 1885 days ago

    Where do I find the muffin recipe to try?.

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  • 1859 days ago

    I make an oatmeal muffin every other day for breakfast. Empty packet into a small glass bow, stir in 1/4 cup + 1/2 Tbsp water, microwave 2 minutes, flip and microwave 30 seconds more. I get my bread fix that way..

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  • 1859 days ago

    Totally pasty but, I find it to be one of the most filling meals. I use 1/2 cup water, microwave it for 2 minutes and it when it comes out of the microwave I add water a little at a time and stir until it isn't paste. I have never measured the extra water but, it is probably another tablespoon of water... if not a little more. I add a little cinnamon top.

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  • 448 days ago

    Just made medifast maple and brown sugar oatmeal for the first time today and it was good. I stirred it real good and microwaved for just under 2 minutes. Stirred good again and added unsweetened vanilla flavored almond milk. Was delicious...felt sorta like real oatmeal...at least the packet kind.

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