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Medifast Lean and Green Recipes

Medifast Lean and Green Recipes

Following a Medifast diet? How about adding some of the best Medifast lean and green recipes to the menu? Get a lean and green platter of yummy recipes in the following.
Dhanashree Patane
Last Updated: Mar 5, 2018
Diet is one word that is slowly associating with necessities along with making a mark in fitness and health. With health conscious lifestyles all over, not one platter escapes a particular diet. Among the most popular diets, the Medifast diet program has been stirring success and recommendation for long. Those on this diet plan will know the reason for its success. It is basically a serving controlled diet that has a nutritional balance and is low in fat. The structured meal plan with a combination of carbs and proteins helps in losing weight. The success orienting part to the diet is the 5 & 1 plan, that aids weight loss with burning more fat as fuel for energy in the body. This plan includes 5 meals that are nutritionally balanced and 1 meal that is the lean and green meal. The lean serving in this plan includes lean protein, healthy fat, low carbohydrates or non starchy vegetables. There is a wide selection of protein and greens in this plan.

Lean and Green Recipes
These green and lean recipes are pretty easy and fun to cook. A little toss, a whip and some heat will get you started for a delicious yet healthy food. We have recipes for soups, main meals and more to give you a complete menu on Medifast lean and green recipes.

Lean and Green - Soups
Cabbage Tomato Beef Soup
Ingredients: Beef broth-1 can

Ground lean beef-2 cups

Chopped cabbage - 4 cups

Chopped white onion - ½ cup

Green pepper and celery, chopped - ½ cup each

Chopped tomato - 1½ cup

Chopped garliccloves - 3

Hot sauce (optional) - 2 tablespoons
Procedure: Saute the ground beef till brown in a pan, remove and keep aside. Now saute the chopped vegetables till moderately cooked, and add garlic. Stir for a minute and then add the beef broth. Now add the browned beef, cabbage and tomatoes. Boil this soup on medium heat and cover. Simmer for an hour until the beef cooks. Add salt, pepper and also hot sauce if desired.
Chicken Soup with Cheese
Ingredients: Cooked chicken breast - 5 oz

Chicken broth - 1 can

Diced or stewed tomatoes - 1 can

Cilantro and green onion - 1 tablespoon

Garlic cloves - 2

Shredded cheese - 2 tablespoons
Procedure: Cut the cooked chicken in pieces. Saute in a sauce pan and add chicken broth and tomatoes. Add garlic and other spice if required for taste, heat the soup. Now top the soup with cilantro, green onion and cheese.
Cucumber and Mint Soup
Ingredients: Peeled, diced cucumber - ½ cup

Whole peeled cucumber - 1 cup

Mint leaves, finely chopped - 2 tablespoons

Dry mustard - 1 tablespoon

Sour cream - 2 tablespoons
Procedure: Using a blender, mix 1 cup of chopped cucumber, sour cream, dry mustard to form a puree. Now add salt and pepper to taste, and refrigerate for 4 - 6 hours. Add the diced cucumber and mint, and garnish with sour cream.

Lean and Green - Main Course
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Ingredients: Chicken breast - 6 oz

Bell peppers and spinach - ½ cup

Salt and pepper - to taste

Lemon juice - ½ tablespoon

Low fat cheese, shredded - ½ tablespoon

• Tomatoes, diced - 1½ tablespoon

Cucumber, diced - ½ tablespoon

Lettuce - ½ cup
Procedure: Mix bell peppers, spinach, lemon juice with salt and pepper and cheese. Split the chicken breast and stuff it with this mixture. Grill on both sides. Make a salad by mixing lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes. Serve the stuffed chicken breast with salad.
Spaghetti Squash Bake
Ingredients: Cooked Spaghetti squash - 1 cup

Chopped mushrooms and bell peppers - ½ cup each

Ground beef - 2 ounces

Low carb spaghetti sauce - 2 tablespoons

Low/moderate fat cheese - 2 ounces
Procedure: Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl, keeping 1 out of 2 oz cheese aside. Once mixed well, transfer in a baking dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top. Bake this dish for 10 minutes at 350°F.
Salmon and Veggies Platter
Ingredients: Salmon - 5 oz

Broccoli - ½ cup

Zucchini, chopped - ½ cup

Cauliflower, diced - ½ cup

Non stick cooking spray
Procedure: Spray two pans with non stick cooking spray, add the veggies in one pan and salmon in the other. Place these pans in a pre-heated oven at 350°F for 20 minutes. Serve on one platter with salmon on the veggies.

Lean and Green - Bakes and Wraps
Greek Delight Omelet
Ingredients: Packet of cream of broccoli soup

½ cup steamed broccoli

3 egg whites

4 tsp baking powder

Low fat cheese
Procedure: Beat 2 whole eggs, 4 egg whites with 1 tablespoon of water and salt to taste. Saute some bell peppers in 1 tablespoon olive oil. Now pour the whipped eggs on top and cook on low heat, until eggs are cooked (until they lose the runny texture). Dash spinach and olives on top and sprinkle with shredded cheese.
Turkey and Lettuce Wrap
Ingredients: Lean turkey, cooked - 6 oz

Bell peppers - ½ cup

Sliced mushroom - ½ cup

Lettuce leaves - 3 to 4

Low fat salad dressing - 1 tablespoon
Procedure: Cut the Turkey in thin strips, mix all ingredients with the salad dressing. Now place the lettuce leaves on a board and place the mixture on each leaf. Wrap the mixture with the leaf like a burrito.

With these recipes in green vegetables, high proteins, and some more on the menu, dieting will no longer be a bland experience of eating just raw food. This diet definitely has blessed many people with its weight loss benefits. We hope the above Medifast lean and green recipes have added a few yummy delights on your menu. Grab a skillet... let's get cooking!