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.

Tostada Salad

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 lb. can kidney beans
  • 1c. chopped onion
  • 3 to 4 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 head lettuce, chopped
  • 4 oz. grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 c. crushed tortilla chips
  • ¼ c. chopped green pepper (optional)

Brown ground beef. Add kidney beans and salt. Simmer for 10 minutes, slightly cool. Place in large bowl and add remaining ingredients. Toss well and serve. Yield: 8 servings, 470 calories per serving.

Source: Page 21, Cooking Up Calories from the Pittsburgh Cystic Fibrosis Center; Judy Fulton, RD, Clinical Nutritionist