Healthy Eating

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Tips & Tricks - Adding Calories & Fat

  • Use half & half or heavy cream - Many recipes call for milk. Replacing all or part of the milk with half & half or heavy cream can add an impressive caloric boost. Add it to everyday dishes such as oatmeal, cereal, or mashed potatoes.

  • Avoid ‘low fat’ and ‘fat free’ foods - Many foods that are labeled ‘low fat’ or ‘fat free’ require added sugar to become palatable. You’re better off with the normal versions of such foods. Always choose full fat dairy and salad dressings.

  • Butter (and salt) your veggies - Buttering vegetables makes them oh so yummy, and increases the calories significantly. Adding salt doesn’t increase the calories, but it does make them even tastier; and CF patients need a lot of salt.

  • Be salad bar savvy - While eating out or at school, salads are a great option for a nutritious meal. In order to increase the calories and fat, make sure to add items such as nuts, seeds, croutons, hardboiled eggs, cheese, and/or creamy salad dressings.

  • Add high calorie condiments, dips, and dressings - Having a sandwich? Don’t skimp on the mayo, bacon, or cheese. Throw a generous dollop of sour cream in your soup or chili. Condiments and dips can pack a huge calorie punch!

Apple Pie a la Mode

525 calories, 20g fat

  • 1 c. apple pie filling
  • ½ c. milk
  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • Blend in blender.

Peaches and Cream

630 calories, 25g fat

  • 1 c. milk
  • 1 c. canned peaches
  • 1 c. vanilla ice cream
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla
  • Blend in blender.

Orange Sherbet Shake 480 calories, 30g fat

480 calories, 30g fat

  • ¾ c. orange sherbet
  • 2 Tbsp. corn syrup
  • ½ c. 7-Up
  • 2 Tbs. corn oil
  • Blend in blender.