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Shopping list for nutritious high calorie foods

20th Aug 2019

Encouraging frail older people to eat enough nourishing food can be challenging. The following shopping list will help to make sure that there is always some high protein and high calorie foods in the pantry, fridge or freezer.

SHOPPING LIST                                                      

  • full cream milk (can be powdered, flavoured, long-life)
  • cream, sour cream
  • ice cream
  • cheese slices
  • full cream custard
  • full cream flavoured yoghurt
  • dairy desserts (e.g. crème caramel, mouse, rice pudding)
  • eggs
  • apple pies, custard tarts
  • cake, fruit cake
  • scones , muffns, donuts
  • crumpets, pikelets
  • peanut butter & other nut spreads
  • chocolate
  • biscuits
  • nuts /potato chips
  • BBQ chicken
  • quiche
  • canned baked beans/canned spaghetti (add grated cheese)
  • canned soup (thick and hearty type)
  • frozen meals
  • frozen meat pies/sausage rolls
  • frozen fish fngers
  • frozen chicken nuggets
  • frozen mixed veg
  • Milo
  • Protein supplement drinks such as; Sustagen™ / Ensure™ /Resource™
  • Breakfast drinks such as; Up and Go™ / Up and Go Energise™
  • commercial high protein bars
  • bananas
  • tuna, salmon, sardines
  • pork rind snacks/beef jerky
  • canned fruit
  • dried fruit
  • dips