Almost every day someone currently doing the Flex program posts on the Core plan board about how they are afraid of Core because they don't think they like any of the foods on the list, or they think it's too restrictive.
I couldn't disagree more. And I think people who have been on Core longer than I have would share my opinion. If anything, I've been eating more interesting meals since on Core. Maybe b/c I'm not bound by point values. I'm free to experiment with Core ingredients.
My dinner this week is a brand new recipe, and a new protein source altogether — Pan-Seared Scallops, Corn, and Tomato from Gourmet. I had to cut the amount of oil by a little, and if using center cut bacon, it's only about 1/2 a point per serving. And it's deliciousness on a plate. Orzo would have been a better side dish, though. I just couldn't find it in whole wheat.
Try not to drool.