Healthy snacks for gaining weight?
December 11, 2008 11:25 AM Subscribe
What are some healthy and high-calorie snack/light meal foods I could eat to help me gain weight?
posted by frobozz to health & fitness (20 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
There have been many questions about healthy snack foods for people who wish to lose (or at least not gain) weight, but I have the opposite problem. I am too thin (female, 5'7", 110 lb or a little less) and would like to be - well, not skeletal, at least. There are several reasons for my thinness - I'm quite a picky eater, have a very active job, am on a strict grocery budget (so a lot of the nicer pre-prepared stuff is out), and my body naturally tends towards the skinny anyway - I come from a very thin family. Since I have a small appetite just trying to eat larger meals doesn't help - I know I won't finish them, but I do need some way to add more calories to my daily intake. I don't want to just eat chocolate or chips all day; I'd like something healthier (and I'd get sick of that pretty quickly anyway). So I'm looking for food that is:
Portable and can stay at room temperature for several hours
Not too expensive
Trail mix is an obvious answer but I'm really not fond of nuts (yes, picky, as I said). Any suggestions? Or even general suggestions for gaining and keeping weight for someone who spends a third of her time being highly active?