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.

Baked Chicken

  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, halved
  • 1 bottle French dressing
  • 1 can whole cranberry sauce
  • 1 pkg. dried onion soup mix

Mix French dressing, cranberry sauce and soup mix. Place chicken in 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Pour dressing over chicken. Bake at 350° until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Yield: 4 servings, 540 calories per serving.

Source: Page 58, Cooking Up Calories from the Pittsburgh Cystic Fibrosis Center; Judy Fulton, RD, Clinical Nutritionist