Academ wrote: »
Fruit is misleading. There are a lot of non-calorie dense fruit. Think blueberries, strawberries, etc...
Beef Jerky isn't calorie dense. 1 oz. is generally 80 calories. 2 oz can be a very healthy snack that will last a while and a great replacement for chips.
auddii wrote: »
Ooh, if we're doing more recipe type stuff:
baked brie with brown sugar, brandy, and walnuts spread on bread or crackers
A good, crusty bread dipped in olive oil, garlic, and italian spices
dates stuffed with goat cheese or chorizo, wrapped in bacon, and brushed with maple syrup
your favorite cereal with half and half or cream instead of milk (this is amazingly addictive)
banana or pumpkin bread
Meatballs with high fat ground meat and cranberry sauce
buffalo chicken dip with crackers
sausage jalapeno poppers
hummus pizza (your favorite pizza but replace the tomato sauce with hummus; so good!)
Kalikel wrote: »
I only skimmed the list, but using the standard definition of "calorie-dense", soybeans and "fruit" wouldn't make the cut.
I didn't see breakfast cereals. If I missed it, I did, but if it's not there, breakfast cereals are an excellent way to load up on calories and some have fiber and iron, so you get a little goodness.
It's a nice idea, creating a list.
diannethegeek wrote: »
I'm posting this list with the intention of creating something that people can link to when someone is having a hard time reaching their calorie goal. I hope that other users will add more ideas in the comments.
Calorie dense foods can be your best friend when you're trying to eat more. These are foods that pack a lot of calories into just a small amount, so they boost your calories quickly without putting a lot of extra food in your stomach. This is a generic list and it's definitely not comprehensive, but anything here can be included in a balanced diet (as long as there are no allergies, medical conditions, obviously):
full fat dairy
peanut butter (or other nut butters)
less lean cuts of meat (including beef, pork, sausage, etc.)
seeds (chia, flax, sunflower, etc.)
beans and lentils
protein shakes, bars, and smoothies
full calorie condiments
full calorie sauces & dressings
whole grain pasta
fruit and fruit juices
muffins (bran, blueberry, banana nut, etc.)
potatoes (sweet, red, gold, purple, white, etc.)
dried fruit (raisins, apricots, plums, dates, etc.)
BFDeal wrote: »
People have trouble hitting 1200 calories? LOL
eemonf wrote: »
I'm a little confused after reading this. I'm trying to loose weight and I heard that it is better to eat high protein foods. I eat a lot of things on this list like peanut butter and Greek yogurt...is this bad?
Is it bad to be under your calorie limit if you want to loose weight? How low can you go without being unhealthy?
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