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High Calorie Low Protein Food Options

Anyone who has ever tried to gain weight, or any pregnant woman who has tried to keep up calorically with a growing fetus in the last trimester knows it can be difficult with the PKU diet. Here are some ideas of how to get more calories from foods that are low in protein. First some suggestions, then some nutrition facts.

  • Oil, mayo, heavy whipping cream can be stirred into mashed potatoes, pasta salad, soup, marinara sauce
  • Salad dressing, mayo, avocado can be used as dip for chips, vegetables
  • Top crackers or bread with jelly, honey, cream cheese, mayo and avocado
  • Honey, chocolate syrup, heavy whipping cream can be added to formula, pudding, and used as fruit dip
  • Snack pack lemon pudding
  • Biscoff spread

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From the Children’s Memorial Hospital Department of Clinical Nutrition:

  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (120 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon mayonnaise (100 calories, 0.1 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon Miracle Whip (70 calories, 0.1 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream (52 calories, 0.3 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon pancake syrup (55 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet & sour sauce (40 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon jelly (50 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon French dressing (60 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon butter/margarine (102 calories, 0.1 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey (65 calories, 0 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon cream cheese (50 calories 1 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon chocolate syrup (52 calories, 0.4 g protein)
  • 2 Tablespoons raisins (54 calories, 0.6 g protein)
  • 2 Tablespoons BBQ sauce (50 calories, 0.2 g protein)
  • 1 Tablespoon Ranch dressing (85 calories, 0.2 g protein)
  • 2 Tablespoons avocado (40 calories, 0.4 g protein)
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