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.

Banana Bread

  • ½ c. butter, softened
  • ¾ c. granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ½ c. flour
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 ripe bananas

Preheat oven to 325°. Cream together first 3 ingredients. In a separate bowl sift together the dry ingredients. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture; blend well. Add bananas and mix. Pour into greased and floured 8 x 8-inch loaf pan. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Yield: 1 loaf or 12 servings; 215 calories per serving. For extra calories add ½ cup raisins; 233 calories or add ½ cup chopped nuts; 250 calories.

Source: Page 41, Cooking Up Calories from the Pittsburgh Cystic Fibrosis Center; Judy Fulton, RD, Clinical Nutritionist