Clickable List of Non-MWL recipes from McDougall Newsletters

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Clickable List of Non-MWL recipes from McDougall Newsletters

Postby Letha » Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:05 am

Revised January 9, 2009

The following is a clickable list of recipes from the McDougall Newsletters that do not comply with the Maximum Weight Loss (MWL) guidelines.

Snacks & Deserts

Chocolate Decadence Pudding
Chocolate Delight
Baked Rice Pudding
Apple Crisp
Chocolate Cake
Chocolate Frosting
Pumpkin Pie
Apple-Prune Crisp with Hazelnut Topping
Fresh Fruit Cobbler
Cashew Ice Cream
Banana Ice Cream
Wicked Chocolate Pie
Lemon Tofu Cream
Creamy Dessert Puddings
Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
Grilled Stone Fruit with Spiced Blueberry Zinfandel Reduction and Orange Blossom Cashew Cream
Oatmeal Cookies
Easy Brownies
Greta’s Gingersnaps with a Twist
No-Bake Strawberry Pie with Chocolate Chunks
Cranberry Cookies
Pear-Cranberry Crumble
Glistening Poached Pears
Healthy Carrot Cake
Lemon Maple Glaze
Jellied Peach Jewels
No-Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
No-Bake Pecan Date Crust
Chocolate Mousse with Raspberry Sauce


Roasted Garlic Bread
Power Loaf
Pumpkin Muffins
Banana Bread
Whole Wheat Biscuits
Blueberry Muffins
Fresh Corn Tortillas
Banana Coffee Cake


Vegetable Salad
Avocado & Tomato Pasta Salad
Cantaloupe Summer Salad
Summertime Bread Salad
Fiesta Mexican Salad
Rainbow Salad
Macaroni Salad
Roasted or Grilled Portobello Mushroom over a Spelt Berry and Black Bean Salad with an Orange – Basil Cream
Tangy Tempeh Salad
Potato Salad
Quinoa Salad with Lime-Cilantro Dressing
Very Benevolent Caesar Salad
Green Goddess Potato Salad
Red Lentil and Bulgur Salad Balls in Lettuce Cups with Creamy Basil Dressing
Oriental Pasta Salad
Santa Fe Rice Salad

Sauces, Gravies, Milks

Cashew Milk
Creamy Avocado Sauce
Golden Gravy
Vanilla Cream Sauce
Pasta Sauce Puttanesca
Creamy Bean & Vegetable Topping
Rich Brown Gravy
Cranberry Sauce
Peanut Tofu Sauce
Tahini Sauce
Mushroom Sauce
Creamy Golden Gravy
Cilantro Pesto
Taco Sauce
Remoulade Sauce
Spicy Dipping Sauce
Raspberry Sauce
Fat Free Golden Gravy
Bryanna’s Fat Free Vegan Brown Gravy
Poultry-type Gravy


Thai Noodle Stir-up
Mexican Rice Casserole
Potato Boats
Baked Mexican Pasta
Texas Barbecue Wrap
Spicy Garbanzo Pinwheels
McDougall Wrap
Chili Garlic Tofu Cubes
Louisiana Red Beans & Rice
Roasted Mashed Potatoes
Pasta Supreme
Tamale Pie
Creamy Bangkok Noodles
Thai Noodle Stir-up
Great Barrier Reef Gnocchi
Heather’s Pasta & Fagioli
Bean Enchilada Casserole
Bean Burritos
Soy Sloppy Joes
Red Lentil Surprise
Potato Enchiladas
Polenta Triangles with Roasted Red Pepper Relish
Barbecue Tofu Wraps
Reuben Sandwiches
Quick Tamale Pie
Tofu Loaf
Yukon Stuffed Peppers
Thai Noodles
Baja Vegetable Wraps
Mexican Pasta Surprise
Polenta with Black Beans and Mango Salsa
Easy Taco Casserole
Holiday Stuffed Pumpkin
Nutty Soft Tacos
Polenta Torte
Bean Tacos
Taco Salad
Mexican Baked Sweet Potatoes
Mexican Bean Stew
Mexican Bean Enchiladas
Mexican Pizza
Fresh Spring Rolls
Bean & Corn Enchiladas
Spinach Lasagna
Ginger Hoisin Rice Noodles with Veggies
That 70s Rice
Baked Pumpkins or Squashes with Wild Rice Stuffing
Vegan Tamales
Potato Artichoke Casserole
Mexican Picadillo Wraps
Baked Penne Florentine
McVeggie Burgers
Garbanzos a’ la King
Asian Noodles
Mushroom Stroganoff
Tofu Tacos
Creamy Pasta Primavera
Tex-Mex Bean Burgers
Spinach Pesto Fettuccine
Tropical Couscous
Sweet Corn Tomalito
Colcannon Irish Potatoes with Cabbage
Corny Vegetable Torte
Vegetable Orzo
Crockpot Pizza Potatoes
Tofu Vegetable Patties with Mushroom Sauce
Cheezy Baked Macaroni
Quick (No-Quesa) Quesadillas
Falafel Wraps
Tamale Burgers
Fettuccine in Cream Sauce with Summer Vegetables
New Tamale Pie
Fresh Tomato Wraps
Sweet and Spicy Soba Noodle Stir-Fry
Moroccan Harira
Chicago Diner Burger
Crabby Mini Cakes with Remoulade Sauce
Pumpkin Gnocchi
Rice & Bean Wraps
Rainbow Skillet Hash
Guacamole Bean Tacos
Couscous and Greens
Stuffed Potato Boats
Potato Enchiladas 2
Hummus Wraps
Fat-Free Karei-Rice (Japanese-style Curry Rice)
Bryanna’s Italian Polenta, Bean, and Kale Slices
Vietnamese-Style Stuffed Grape Leaves
Easy Macaroni and Cheeze
Spicy Southwestern Tofu Burgers
Tex-Mex Pasta
Baked Eggplant Casserole
Holiday Stuffing
Maple Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Stuffed Mushrooms
Hoisin-Tofu Lettuce Wraps
Herb & Garlic Croutons
Roasted Mushroom and Chard Stuffing

Dips, Spreads, Salsas, & Dressings

Spicy Vegetable Bean Dip
Walnut Dressing
Avocado Salsa
Tofu Sour Cream
Tofu Chili Cream
Cilantro-Garlic Aioli
Savory Pate
Creamy Yogurt Dip
Creamy Ceasar Salad Dressing
Spinach Dip
Mushroom Spread
5 Layer Bean Dip
Creamy Ranch-Style Dressing
Creamy Garlic Dressing
Tofu Island Dressing
Creamy Cilantro Garlic Dressing
Eggless Egg Salad
Tofu Mayonnaise
Creamy Cilantro Garlic Dressing
Creamy Chili Dressing
Vegan Tofu Mayo
Tofu Dips
Peanut Dressing
Tofu Sour Cream 2
Caesar Salad Dressing
Corn Butter
Basic Hummus
Tomatillo and Avocado Salsa
Green Chili Orange Dressing
Susan’s Lite Goddess Dressing
Red Pepper Aioli
Peanut Ginger Dressing
Tofu Citrus Dressing
Mock 1000 Island Dressing
Homemade Low-Fat Vegan Mayonnaise
Creamy Basil Dressing
Gazpacho Verde Salsa
Lemon Scented Spinach Spread
Creamy Soy Dressing


Veggie Benedicts
French Toast
Banana Pancakes
Scrambled Tofu
Breakfast Burritos
Spinach Frittata
Fluffy Pancakes
Overnight Steel-cut Oats
Breakfast Pizzas
Baked Oatmeal Casserole
Stella Blues Tofu Scramble
Potato Pancakes
No-Huevos Rancheros
Almond French Toast
Griddle Cakes
Baked French Toast
Chai-Spiced Oat Crepes with Grilled Mangos or Nectarines and Citrus-Almond “Ricotta” Filling

Soups, Stews, & Chilies

Tortilla Soup
Cream of Mushroom Soup
Golden Bean Stew
Creamy Corn Soup
Summer Corn Chowder
Fall Garden Bounty Soup
Tunisian Sweet Potato Stew
Hearty Chili
Black Bean Chili
Minestrone Soup
Festive Pumpkin Stew
White Bean Chili
Tortilla Soup with Crispy Strips
Mexican Bean Soup
Butternutty Soup
Quick Mexican Chili
Butternut Squash Soup
Vegetable Udon Soup
Moroccan Red Lentil Soup
Chili with Yams
Mexican Vegetable Soup with Cilantro Pesto
Miso Soup
20 Minute Chili with Glazed Tempeh
Chocolate Chili
Farmhouse Stew
Pasta Fagioli
Noodle Soup
Carrot Cream Soup with Basil-Mint Swirl
Skillet Gardener's Pie
White Miso Soup
Potato and Kale Soup
Curried Cauliflower Soup
Vegetable Soup
Vegetable Udon Soup
Lima Bean Soup


About the MWL and Non-MWL list of recipes from the McDougall Newsletters.

On the MWL list I did not include recipes that had pasta, bread, tortillas, tofu, soy milk, nuts, peanut butter, tahini, sesame oil, flour, fruit juice or more than a tiny amount of dried fruit.

I did include recipes with corn starch and couscous because there are recipes with those ingredients in the MWL Program book. I included a couple of recipes with sugar on the MWL list even though McDougall recommends only using sugar on the surface of food in the MWL book.

In the MWL book McDougall specifically says to avoid soy milk but he lists fat free soy milk & rice milk as an acceptable milk substitute. So when I saw soy milk listed in a recipe I considered it not MWL. If it listed 'soy or rice milk' I considered it MWL.

If there was a Non-MWL ingredient in the recipe’s ingredient list with (optional) after it, I did not include it on the MWL list. However, if in the hints it suggested adding a Non-MWL ingredient when serving the dish (such as a spoonful tofu sour cream on your chili or serving a soup with crusty bread) I kept it on the MWL list.

Many of the non-MWL recipes could easily be converted to MWL by changing just one ingredient. Like changing the soy milk to fat free soy milk, or the tofu to beans, the pasta to brown rice, or leaving out the optional nuts or olives.

As a final disclaimer, I made these lists as a helpful tool for myself and to share with other McDougallers. The two lists have nearly 500 recipes and I would not be surprised if I made an error or two when compiling the list. So please use your own judgment when deciding if a recipe would help you meet your health goals. Best wishes.
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Postby nomikins » Fri Jan 09, 2009 12:04 pm

Thanks again!
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Postby Mrs. Doodlepunk » Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:27 pm

Oh. My.

This is wonderful, thank you Letha!
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Postby proverbs31woman » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:14 pm

Thanks, Letha! This should be a sticky. Hopefully, the moderators will agree.
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Postby curlykaleGail » Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:44 pm

Thanks Letha this was very kind of you. I'll be using it. :)
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as I hitched and hiked and grifted too
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wow thanks

Postby ncyg46 » Fri Jan 09, 2009 7:15 pm

saw that they are both stickys now...thanks so much for doing this!!! It must have taken a lot of time and we appreciate it! :D
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Postby Starchyme » Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:17 am

Letha, many, many thanks for the time you took to compile this wonderful thread, along with the other one.

With this list, how can we not succeed on our McDougall journey?

We are all standing up thanking, cheering, and applauding you!
Happy McDougalling!
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Postby Martha » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:24 am

Thanks Letha. This will make life so much easier!
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Postby Ruth » Sat Jan 10, 2009 3:38 pm

Thanks for sharing this!
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Postby moonwatcher » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:17 pm

Yes, thank you very much, Letha!!

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Postby Clary » Sat Feb 21, 2009 9:11 am

Thank you, Letha. What great resources you have provided for us! :thumbsup:
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Thank You!

Postby BHealthy » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:58 pm

This will be so helpful.

I appreciate all the time and effort you've put into making these lists!

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Re: previous post about Non-MWL recipes

Postby Bedstemor » Sun Sep 13, 2009 4:19 pm

Silly me! I found it! I didn't look in the right place.

Thanks for all this info. What a time-saver!

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Re: Clickable List of Non-MWL recipes from McDougall Newsletters

Postby fazthegreat » Tue Jan 05, 2010 11:45 am

Wow, thanks Letha for a list of all the wonderful recipes. I can't wait to try these out.
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Re: Clickable List of Non-MWL recipes from McDougall Newslet

Postby Joleca » Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:02 pm

Thank you!!
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