Lindsay Shaw

Hearty and Healthy Snack Ideas To Help You Gain Weight

Quick ‘n Easy Snack Ideas

- Dry cereal: Wheat Chex®, granola, muesli, Honey Nut Cheerios®, Oat Squares®, granola. Add raisins or other dried fruits to boost the calories and carbs.

- Crackers: Stoned wheat, sesame, Triscuits®, melba toast. Spread with peanut butter or add slices of cheese to boost the calories and protein.

- Bagels: The bigger the better. Look for whole wheat, pumpernickel, rye, or ones with seeds to get the most nutrients. Spread with butter, peanut butter,honey, jam, or cream cheese to boost the calories.

- Fruits: Bananas, apples, oranges, grapes, or other fresh fruits. Dried fruits (like raisins, apricots, and dates) are especially easy to pack and very calorie dense.

- Nuts and seeds: Peanuts, pistachios, almonds, sunflower seeds and other nuts/seeds are high in calories and good sources of protein, healthy monounsaturated fats, vitamin E, and several other vitamins and minerals.

- Sports bars, breakfast bars, and granola bars: pre-wrapped, very portable, and very tasty.

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