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.

Mexican Grilled Cheese Sandwich

  • 1 (6 oz.) pkg. Swiss cheese slices
  • 1 (6 oz.) thinly sliced ham
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp. butter, softened

Arrange cheese and ham slices evenly over four tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas. Spread butter on outside of top tortilla. Invert sandwiches onto a hot skillet or griddle. Cook until tortilla is lightly brown and cheese is slightly melted. Yield: 4 servings, 480 calories per serving.

Source: Page 31, Cooking Up Calories from the Pittsburgh Cystic Fibrosis Center; Judy Fulton, RD, Clinical Nutritionist