One of the first pieces of equipment I purchased when I started this program was a ramekin. A small ceramic dish that I’ve always thought of as a custard cup, Ramekins are great for microwaving muffins and mixing puddings in. I found mine at Wal-Mart in a set of four.
If you’re looking for a quick way to make something that’s not a shake with your meal replacements, try the “60-Second Muffin.” Pour a chocolate meal replacement into your ramekin. Using a fork, mix in enough water to form a cake batter. Microwave the batter for 60 seconds, or until the center is cooked through. Tip out your muffin onto a plate and enjoy! You can add artificial sweeteners if you like, and some use non-stick spray to coat the ramekin. Mine come out fine without the spray. If you’re past week 6, try the chocolate muffin with strawberries or other fresh fruit.