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Calorie-Dense Food: Ideas needed. Help!!


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Calorie-Dense Food: Ideas needed. Help!!

mamachef | May 12, 2011 07:59 AM

Some of you know that I've been charged with giving good care to a sick family member and have helped me hugely in food and dietary arenas, so I'm counting on y'all to help me out with this one. His doctors have recommended a calorie-dense diet. Now, this doesn't mean I can offer him nothing but fatty/sugary/nutritionally empty foods, but it does mean that I have to up the caloric value of the reasonably healthy diet he already works around. Some things that have worked are: puddings made with heavy cream; scalloped/mashed potatoes likewise, and I'll certainly try it with mac and cheese too. Does anyone have any other ideas for things to add, things to make, things to do with this situation? Thanking you all in advance in a really heartfelt way.
Oh - and I should mention this so that nobody takes time out to do it - we've already received a huge amt. of advice re: portion control and making things he loves, so my specific intent is just to ask for ideas about making foods with a higher caloric content. Thanks again.

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