If you’re a vegetarian and following the Medifast diet or just looking for some variety in meal planning, some of your options for your Lean and Green Medifast meal include meatless patties made by Morningstar Farms. But you might be wondering how many Morningstar Farms patties are on Medifast anyway, right? So let’s take a look at the guidelines.
First of all, you should know that there are three different brands of veggie patties that you can eat while following the Medifast diet. These are Morningstar Farms, Boca Burger and GardenBurger.
For each of these brands, you want to check the nutritional information because you need to select patties that are less than six grams of carbohydrate each. If none of these brands are available to you or there are other meatless patties that you would like to try, I think it would be good to follow the same guidelines, but I would also try to match the nutritional statistics of approved products when looking at another brand.
Your serving size for Morningstar Farms (or other brands) is two patties as part of your lean, green meal. As you can see, the serving is quite generous and it should keep your appetite comfortably under control while also taking care of your hunger and nutritional needs for the day.
While you can’t enjoy your veggie burgers on a bun, since bread isn’t expected due to the high carb content, you might want to try lettuce wrappers as a worthy alternative. Romaine lettuce makes a great wrap, but for a little extra crunch, try Iceberg lettuce. Other popular lettuces for making wrap sandwiches are red lettuce, head lettuce, raddicchio, and large spinach leaves.
To make your lettuce wraps, you can simply slice Morningstar Farms veggie burgers, add chopped onions, cabbage, and heat to put them in your lettuce wraps. If you eat dairy, consider adding two tablespoons of low-carb ranch dressing for a delicious option. And if you don’t eat dairy, you can cook your veggie patties in two teaspoons of canola oil rather than using non-stick cooking spray. Or stick to the nonstick spray and slice 5-10 black olives and add them to your lettuce wraps for a delicious lean and green Medifast meal.