Recipes with more calories
Here are some basic recipes with boosted calorie content.
These recipes are also attached to this page as PDFs.
High-calorie (fortified) milk
- Take 1 pint of full cream milk.
- Add 2 tablespoons of milk powder.
- Mix well.
- Store in the fridge and use throughout the day.
- Use when making porridge, milk puddings and milky drinks.
- half cup of porridge oats
- 1 cup of full cream milk or high-calorie milk
- small pinch of salt
- 1 dessert spoon of double cream
- 1 dessert spoon of honey or golden syrup
- 1 dessert spoon of dried fruits, for example apricots
- Mix porridge, salt and milk in a microwave-safe bowl.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir half way through.
- Leave to stand for 1 minute.
- Stir in cream, swizzle over honey and dried fruits.
- 1 glass of fortified milk
- milkshake powder (Nesquik, Crusha or similar)
- Whisk milk and milkshake powder together.
- Add flavourings to taste and serve chilled.
An 8oz jacket potato on its own doesn’t have lots of calories – only 182. Here’s how to boost your intake:
- add 1oz butter - total 382 calories
- add a third of a tin of beans - total 522 calories
- add 2oz cheese - total 752 calories
If you have your cereal with semi-skimmed milk you’re missing an opportunity to boost your calorie intake:
- cereal with semi-skimmed milk - 220 calories
- use full milk instead - total 250 calories
- use full milk with milk powder (two tablespoons per pint) - total 275 calories
- add 1 tea spoon of sugar - total 300 calories