Packing in the calories is a must for anyone with cystic fibrosis. The key is to prepare food with more energy per bite. Here is a collection of recipes with high-calorie density to make meeting your nutritional goals a little easier… and tastier!

Please consult with your nutritionist to see if these recipes are right for you.

Artichoke Pizzazz

  • 1 (14 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
  • 1 c. grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 c. mayonnaise
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped green onion
  • 1 dash garlic powder

Combine all ingredients and put in a 1 1/2 –quart casserole dish or quiche pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. Serve hot with a sturdy cracker. Yield: 1 quart. Makes 20 servings, 88 calories each serving.

Source: Page 1, Cooking Up Calories from the Pittsburgh Cystic Fibrosis Center; Judy Fulton, RD, Clinical Nutritionist