Ideal Protein Diet - Lemon pudding - ickier than others??




Cleary
01-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Hello everyone! I am on Day 3 of IP for the first time. Man, it's hard. But I've already lost 3.5 lbs so am really trying to hang tough.

I tried the lemon pudding yesterday and had to throw it out after one bite. I hated both the flavor and texture. My coach gave me a whole bunch of puddings in my "starter pack," and now I'm inclined to return them all.

Unless . . . is the lemon flavor the only icky one? Should I give any other flavors a try? I did the cold water and shake thing -- any way to improve texture? Or do I just not like puddings and should give up on them?

Thanks in advance!!


lisa32989
01-23-2013, 03:43 PM
Lemon Poppyseed muffins!
Yum!

I make muffins from the banana pudding too.

Some of them are good as soft-serve "ice cream" too

bubbleblower
01-23-2013, 03:44 PM
I traded in all of my puddings after the first week. I'm just not a pudding fan. That said, I bought a few packets of the Dark Chocolate Pudding today specifically to make muffins. They were great!


lisa32989
01-23-2013, 03:47 PM
I traded in all of my puddings after the first week. I'm just not a pudding fan. That said, I bought a few packets of the Dark Chocolate Pudding today specifically to make muffins. They were great!
<sigh> my fav...Dk choc pudding...never to be had again...<sigh>

I know! Let's get them to take the soy out! ;)

Cleary
01-23-2013, 03:55 PM
How do you make the muffins??? I tried searching the recipe archives but must be doing something wrong . . . do you use egg whites???

Thank you!

Lolo70
01-23-2013, 04:01 PM
I hated the lemon pudding and threw it out. To vanilla pudding I add vanilla extract or orange extract. To the dark chocolate pudding I add vanilla extract, cinnamon, and a teaspoon of chipotle chile in adobo sauce (the minced variety from the can).

Cheekyskeeter
01-23-2013, 04:15 PM
I haven't tried the lemon pudding yet. I bought the chocolate pre-made pudding and I quite like them. They are definitely thicker then regular pudding but that's partly what I like about it.....almost seems like icecream

bubbleblower
01-23-2013, 04:27 PM
How do you make the muffins??? I tried searching the recipe archives but must be doing something wrong . . . do you use egg whites???

Thank you!

Yes, egg whites, baking powder, olive oil. I added a bit of WF chocolate syrup. I don't have time right now to search for the thread but if you put 'egg whites baking powder olive oil' in the search you should find a bunch of threads with recipes.

lisa32989
01-23-2013, 04:43 PM
Here is one
Any packet can be used (sweet or savory) with the appropriate spices
Some ideas:
Banana,
Oatmeal,
potato
lemon

Muffins/cupcakes/pancakes (http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/4441833-post19.html)

I put shredded zucchini in mine b/c I like the texture better that way.

tam67green
01-23-2013, 05:12 PM
Overall, I like the puddings MUCH better if I put them in the freezer for about 20-30 minutes after I mix them up. Chilling them seems to take away the gritty flavor.
The pudding cakes are good, too...I'm just too lazy to make them sometimes!:)

virnsky
01-23-2013, 05:45 PM
I traded in all of my puddings after the first week. I'm just not a pudding fan. That said, I bought a few packets of the Dark Chocolate Pudding today specifically to make muffins. They were great!
Not a pudding fan either! Tried the chocolate, vanilla, and butterscotch and couldn't finish them. I won't touch the lemon pudding. I'm sticking to the drinks now. I love the Peach Mango drink!

WingnutandMe
01-23-2013, 05:47 PM
I really like the lemon made into pancakes and then either the WF maple syrup or their blueberry syrup to top it off.
The recipe:
Non restricted pudding Pancakes
1 IP Pudding Packet (I used lemon and it was perfect.)
2 beaten egg whites
Approx 4 oz of water
1 tsp of vanilla extract
Pinch of baking powder
Pinch of sea salt
1 Splenda, Truvia or other sweetener packet (optional)
Directions:
1. Pre-heat griddle or skillet.
2. Beat egg whites with a pinch of salt.
3. Mix all other ingredients. The batter should not be runny but a nice consistency to pour onto the griddle/skillet
4. Cook until brown on one side and then flip.

IP43
01-23-2013, 08:02 PM
I agree that the puddings are gross -- even the drinks are tough for me, so I buy the pre-made puddings and shakes -- so much yummier.

But for the packets, bake 'em up and anything is bearable, and usually even good!

1/2 tsp baking powder, 2 eggs worth of egg whites, your olive oil if you want, your salt if you want, any flavours you want, and water to the consistency you need. If you want cookies or muffins, a bit thicker and spread them on the parchment paper. Crepes or pancakes, a bit runnier. Usually 8 min at 350 for cookies.

Remember if you let the batter sit a few minutes it does thicken up if you add too much water (or not enough LOL)

I'm a 'pinch o' this' kind of cook and rarely measure so I apologize. However, I rarely have messed up the baking.

(However, I have rarely made a good batch of 'chips' from a veggie. Not my forte for sure)

Betterthings
01-23-2013, 08:37 PM
I like the milk chocolate pudding. I put it in the freezer for a little bit to get it super cold. It satisfies my sweet tooth. I hated the banana pudding.

Calisto
01-23-2013, 08:53 PM
The puddings are WAY better in the freezer after 30 min. I like the butterscotch and vanilla best.

WorldTraveleronIP
01-23-2013, 10:18 PM
I like butterscotch too, esp with adding WF caramel sauce and then freezing it. I also like vanilla and both dark and milk chocolate. Strawberry is fine too. I just cannot stand the banana. I should try baking it :)

Katkat
01-23-2013, 10:26 PM
I like butterscotch too, esp with adding WF caramel sauce and then freezing it. I also like vanilla and both dark and milk chocolate. Strawberry is fine too. I just cannot stand the banana. I should try baking it :)


I love butterscotch too! Will have to try with Carmel syrup on it. I have had Carmel syrup on the dark chocolate pudding yum! Those are the only 2 puddings i have tried so far. I am normally a vanilla type person so I think that will be next. I love the vanilla drink!! Tastes like a milk shake to me:D

WorldTraveleronIP
01-23-2013, 11:44 PM
I love butterscotch too! Will have to try with Carmel syrup on it. I have had Carmel syrup on the dark chocolate pudding yum! Those are the only 2 puddings i have tried so far. I am normally a vanilla type person so I think that will be next. I love the vanilla drink!! Tastes like a milk shake to me:D

Also, the wonderful thing with the vanilla pudding is you can add so much to it and change the taste. I love it with cinnamon, nutmeg and sf vanilla torani. The possibilities are endless :)

leannekarella
01-23-2013, 11:47 PM
Hello everyone! I am on Day 3 of IP for the first time. Man, it's hard. But I've already lost 3.5 lbs so am really trying to hang tough.

I tried the lemon pudding yesterday and had to throw it out after one bite. I hated both the flavor and texture. My coach gave me a whole bunch of puddings in my "starter pack," and now I'm inclined to return them all.

Unless . . . is the lemon flavor the only icky one? Should I give any other flavors a try? I did the cold water and shake thing -- any way to improve texture? Or do I just not like puddings and should give up on them?

Thanks in advance!!

I've tried all the puddings, and the only one I actually "like" is the dark chocolate. And even that one (texture is good) I add some flavoring like coconut or almond to spruce it up.

ladylunk
01-24-2013, 12:17 AM
Oh my all this talk about CAKE. Weakness. I had been using the puddings up making them into shakes in the blender with more water and ice as I was not a fan either. Hmm maybe I will be purchasing these again one day.....

Calisto
01-24-2013, 05:35 PM
Oh I have used banana to make waffles too! Not too bad that way!

cjennyh
01-25-2013, 03:07 PM
I only had the banana pudding so far, and I put it in the blender and made a shake out of it. The peach mango drink was harsh. I couldn't finish it. After reading all these comments, I'm going to return all but my chocolate pudding!

lisa32989
01-25-2013, 04:03 PM
I only had the banana pudding so far, and I put it in the blender and made a shake out of it. The peach mango drink was harsh. I couldn't finish it. After reading all these comments, I'm going to return all but my chocolate pudding!
Just know that tastes do change after a while on this plan...