Leila Cruikshank

Hearty and Healthy Breakfast Ideas To Help You Gain Weight

Here are some breakfast ideas to help you gain weight. For more ideas, talk to your CF dietician!

High energy breakfasts-on-the-go:

- Whip together 2 cups fruit juice, 1 cup fresh, frozen or canned fruit, 1 cup yogurt, 1/4 cup dried skim milk powder, and 1/4 cup wheat germ or oat bran for a high energy liquid meal to go.

- Spread peanut butter and honey or jam on large bagels, muffins, hearty whole wheat bread/toast, graham crackers or stoned wheat crackers. Add an extra large banana and wash it down with a tall glass of milk.

- Fill a plastic bag with raisins and nuts (trail mix).  Grab an 8 oz container of fruit yogurt and a couple bottles/boxes of fruit juice.

Nontraditional breakfast ideas:

- Heat up leftover pizza, pasta, or Chinese food from last night’s dinner.

- Make a sandwich.  Here are some ideas: peanut butter and honey, grilled cheese, tuna, or turkey.

- Pop a baked potato in the microwave for 5-10 minutes; top with chopped veggies (frozen ones are the quickest), butter and melted cheese.  Consider adding canned chili, or hearty bean soup for extra flavour.

- Wrap refried beans, shredded cheddar cheese, and tomato salsa in a couple of flour tortillas!

Do you have more ideas? Tell your CF dietician so that we can share them on the website for other patients to read!

CalorieKing and Calorie Counter (Fat Secret) are some mobile apps that you can use to help you gain weight.