"The goal is to add calories while still preparing for long-term healthy eating patterns,"
(Adding Vitamins to your Child's Daily regime could also help.)
*Carnation instant breakfast® added to whole milk
*Real Butter added to foods
Relatively healthy foods with high energy densities:
*Pasta tossed with with olive or canola oil and shredded cheese.
*Nuts - almonds, pecans, pistachios, peanuts (technically a legume), cashews, etc.
*Dried fruit - raisins, fruit leathers, and dried bananas are good for weight gain.
*Higher calories vegetables include peas, corn, potatoes, yams and sweet potatoes.
*mashed potatoes made with butter and cream.
*nutritious high calorie drinks, like fruit and vegetable juices.
* fruit with real whipped cream for some extra calories.
*macaroni and cheese
Add 1 or 2 tablespoons of nonfat dry milk powder to:
casseroles, muffins, cooked cereal, pancakes, cream soups, peanut butter, custard, puddings, mashed potatoes, scrambled eggs, meatloaf, whole milk, milkshakes, and yogurt
For extra protein, eat more of these foods:
eggs, milk, cheese, peanut butter, cottage cheese, puddings, legumes, ricotta cheese, meats, and yogurt
Add extra margarine or butter to:
cooked cereal, rice, pasta dishes, sandwiches, potatoes, and vegetables
Add cheese to:
casseroles, meatloaf, crackers, sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, mashed potatoes,and vegetables
Spread cream cheese or peanut butter on:
crackers, muffins, fruit slices, pancakes, graham crackers, and pretzels
~Raising Healthy Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Children~