Even though I am no longer aiming to lose weight through Medifast, I decided to order both the new sour cream and chives mashed potatoes and garlic mashed potatoes so I could advise my clients and review them on my blog. My hope was they would be similar enough to the boxed mashed potatoes I could recommend them.
And they are.
So far I have tried only the garlic mashed potatoes so this review will pertain only to that variety. The Medifast garlic mashed potatoes had a nice creamy consistency and enough flavor from the garlic to satisfy any boxed mashed potato fan. It was comfort food at its finest.
Since I no longer have to confine myself to low-glycemic vegetables, I Martha'd my mashed potatoes with some fresh organic roasted beets and mixed the two together for a surprisingly satisfying meal.
|Medifast garlic mashed potatoes with |
fresh roasted red and yellow beets
In addition to the Medifast garlic mashed potatoes passing the taste and texture test, they also passed the easy-to-make test. Just add half a cup of water, stir with a fork and microwave. Even a Mr. Potato Head monkey could do this.
If you want to get creative, You Tube vlogger Medifast MetallicaMom used her Babycakes doughnut maker to make knishes out of them and the Medifast blog had a yummy-looking recipe for potato pancakes using the sour cream and chives mashed potatoes. You can also add more or less water or melt in a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese to change the flavor and texture. Instead of beets, combine with a legal Medifast 5&1 vegetable like broccoli, mushrooms or spinach.