Eating for Energy
Food is fuel, and when you have CF you need a lot of it. If you’re working, you might need ideas for easy snacks you can keep on hand. If you’re living on your own, you may have friends over for dinner. You can make recipes that you’ll all love and that will help you meet your calorie needs.
Here are some ideas:
Have high-calorie snacks that won’t go bad if left in your bag or drawer at work. A trail mix is great because you can make it just the way you want it – no measuring required!
Here’s some things you might want to use:
Dried fruit, like raisins or cherries
Nuts, like almonds, peanuts, or a mix of everything
Yogurt covered nuts
Chocolate covered nuts
Peanut butter stuffed pretzels
You can make a bunch of it Sunday night and load up some plastic bags so you always have something nearby.
VERY Easy Dinner Party for 4
You can make an easy and hearty Italian dinner for four any time you want. Just cook some pre-made pasta and dress up the sauce with the things you like to eat. Add a salad and fresh bread and you’re good to go!
Here’s what you need:
2 packages of cheese ravioli or tortellini
1 package of bacon
1 cup of sliced mushrooms
1 zucchini, sliced
1 bag of pre-washed romaine lettuce
1 box of croutons
1 bottle of your favorite salad dressing
1 baguette or package of dinner rolls
Here’s what you do:
Cut the bacon into bite sized pieces and prepare according to the directions
When the bacon is almost finished, add the sliced veggies into the same pan
When the veggies are cooked, add the sauce and cook until it’s the right temperature
Prepare the pasta according to the directions, and add to the sauce mixture
Cut the lettuce and toss with the dressing and croutons
Slice the baguette or heat the dinner rolls if you want
You’re ready for guests!