I’m often asked about the sweets allowed on the Medifast diet. People are often particularly interested in which taste the best and which are the most filling or satisfying. Before I tell you my opinion, I also have to tell you that there are plenty of this diet’s meals that I have eaten when I had a sweet craving or wanted a dessert. Examples of things I particularly like are the oatmeals, many of the bars, and even the pancakes. However, since most people want to know specifically about desserts, I will only be discussing items that were meant only to be desserts, with the understanding that you are not limited to only these. Many of the foods on this diet offer sweet tasting options.
My First Pick: The Chocolate Chip Soft Bake: This is a new item on the menu. It kind of has the softer and more chewy consistency of the brownie, but it tastes like a chocolate chip cookie and it is a little larger than a regular cookie and more like the size of a brownie. It’s kind of hard to believe that it’s only 110 calories with only 7 grams of sugar. It also contains 4 grams of fiber and 11 grams of protein. So not only does it satisfy your sweet tooth, it is also pretty filling. As of this writing, this is my favorite food that’s considered a true dessert.
My Second Pick: The Soft Serve: Before Medifast introduced their soft serve ice cream, many of us used to actually freeze the shakes in order to have a sweet and cold dessert. I’ve even frozen them in those popsicle shaped molds with great success. However, as well as that process worked (and still does,) it’s nice not to have to wait for the freezing process. Not only that, but this item has a very nice creamy texture that you just can’t accomplish by freezing the shakes. It also offers some interesting flavors like coffee and peanut butter. (Combining the chocolate mint flavor with the peanut butter makes for a delightful combination.) The nutritional content for this is similar to the soft bake, which is 110 calories.
Next Up, The Brownie: I really like the brownie but I chose the chocolate chip soft bake over it because I like the fact that the soft back has a combination of a cookie and chocolate taste. The brownie is all chocolate. And while I love chocolate, I find that I usually chose this item if I am having a severe chocolate craving whereas the previous items work in most all situations. Not only is this item chocolate flavored, but it has chocolate chips too, so it’s like getting a double dose.
Finally, The Puddings: The last dessert I will mention is the puddings. I actually really like them and am probably only listing them last because I have been eating them the longest. All of the above items are newer items on the menu whereas the pudding has been around for a while. Still, I find it an almost daily staple. It’s also very flexible as I sometimes use the dry pudding mix to make other baked goods. I particularly like the banana flavor as many of the other desserts listed above don’t have a banana option.