Who doesn’t want to be skinny and rich?
Eli. He wants to be fat and wild.
I gleaned some tips today to help keep my tot chubby and full of energy for climbing the furniture, bein’ cheeky, swiping sissy’s toys and the like. Eli needs 1,300 calories per day to keep gaining a good amount of chub. I feel lucky; he has an appetite.
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on its Facebook page today asked for tips and tricks that have helped people with CF to maintain a healthy diet and weight. CFers need a lot more cals than the average person to maintain a healthy weight because of the way their bodies absorb nutrients.
I skimmed these ideas from the comments section on the CF Foundation’s Facebook page. Some of them I’ve tried, some off them are new to me. These are add-ons, and the majority of them would be great in combos with other foods.
Do you have any ideas to add? There are lots of kids who don’t have CF who need help gaining weight. No need to have cystic fibrosis in the fam to pass along an idea. Please share your ideas for nutritious fattening-up tricks in the comments section below, or, send me a note! If you have good recipes I’ll always take an idea!
1. Coconut oil – 117 calories per tablespoon
2. Butter – 102 calories per tablespoon
3. Heavy whipping cream – 45-50 calories per tablespoon
4. Peanut butter – 94 calories per tablespoon
5. Wheat germ – 50 calories per two tablespoons
6. Chia seeds – 80 calories per tablespoon
7. Cheddar cheese – 1 slice, about 1 ounce – 113 calories
8. Ranch dressing – 73 calories in 1 tablespoon
9. Avocado – 234 calories per avocado
10. Ovaltine – stirred into whole milk, adds 77 cals per serving.
12. Nutella – 100 calories per tablespoon