Why does the program not have a substitute for sour cream, when there is one on the McDougall Made Easy recipe section?
The McDougall Made Easy DVD is for the general overall McDougall health program and allows for some tofu on occasion. The weight loss part of the program is called Maximum weight loss and does not allow tofu.
The main difference between the 2 McDougall programs is that the regular program allows oil-free bread and flour products and tofu plus occasional higher fat plant product like olives and avocadoes, while the Maxium Weight Loss part of the program does not.
Here is Mary McDougall's Tofu Sour Cream recipe:
TOFU SOUR CREAM
Use as a substitute for dairy sour cream. Will keep in the refrigerator about 2 weeks.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Servings: Makes 1 ½ cups
1 12.3 ounce package silken tofu
2 ½ tablespoons lemon juice
2 ½ teaspoons sugar
Combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Refrigerate at least 2 hours to allow flavors to blend
If you are doing the McDougall program to lose weight, it's a good idea to skip tofu until you reach your goal. I'm learning this the hard way. Every time I eat a higher fat plant food like tofu or avocadoes, etc. my weight loss stalls. Just remember that every recipe you see on here is not for Maximum Weight Loss. Check guidelines for Maximum Weight Loss on the Maximum Weight Loss section of this forum.