View Full Version : High Fat Meals - ideas please!
I know, not a popular topic!!
My Grandad has recently had an operation, (I won't go into details as I get a bit queasy myself thinking about it!) and now has lost loads of weight and has hardly any appetite. I'm making all his meals in an attempt to put some weight on him and wondered if anyone had any ideas about high fat/calorie meals and snacks???
It's very difficult as he always feels like he's full up and so can only eat very small portions. I have a few high fat meal ideas which I've been making, but wanted some more ideas as I want him to have as much variety as possible - hoping he'll be more likely to eat more if its something new?
Any ideas would be much appreciated,
Anything with bacon and olive oil. How about a BLT sandwich? Won't seem like a heavy meal to him yet you can cram in bacon, olive oil and mayonnaise on the bread.
Tuna salad? With tuna in olive oil and mayonnaise again. You could serve it with crackers, and again, it wouldn't seem like a big meal, IYSWIM.
Avocado is another good fat... so if you added it to either one of those it would add calories and still not be "bad" for him.
Anything with cheese on it would work too, you'd get double whammy of protein and fat.
Pasta is always something they recommended to me when I needed to gain weight. So, pasta with tuna and cheese might be a good one.
Will keep thinking. Hope he recovers soon. :smile:
Thanks for the ideas. I made a BLT tonight and it was a big success.
I even managed to sneak some butter on the bread under the mayonaise! I fried the bacon in loads of olive oil - it was dripping in the stuff - perfect!
I will try pasta next week, thinking about carbonara and will defo try the tuna one.
A big thank you for taking the time to reply.
Carbonara would be great. How about porridge for breakfast with lots of cream on?
I would imagine high carbs would be important as well as high fat, to avoid creating other health problems. Plus lots of fresh veg for nutrition. I'm no expert though - just a thought. Could also take Build Up or similar milkshake style drinks designed to literally help build you up when recovering from illness.
Thanks for the replies.
Re the porridge, could I use double cream do you think? or is that too much, would single be better???
Have tried complan and build up but he hates them! The idea has got me thinking though and am going to try making my own milkshake with bananas, honey, ice-cream etc and hope it's nice!
I don't give him much fruit/veg/salad as it fills him up, the dietician at the hospital has said not to worry about a balanced diet - just to concentrate on getting the weight back on him. Will be thinking about carbohydrates such as pasta though so thanks for the idea!
Thanks everyone, it's very much appreciated,
I think double cream would be fine :smile: good luck - I really hope he gets better soon.
How's he doing this week Sashy?
Thanks for your kind wishes guys! He's doing okay, will weigh him next week to see if I've suceeded with my evil high fat meal plan!
Have been making porridge for brekky and been making banana milkshake each morning for him to drink through the day. Have made loads of BLT's, cheese on toast, scambled egg (with butter and full fat milk of course!) and fried black pudding for lunch.
For tea, have tried some new pasta recipes - tuna and carbonara and a lovely idea someone sent me; crossaint with mayonaise, sausage and gouda cheese melted on top.
Have been leaving him snacks to eat in the day - mini pork pies, sausage rolls, fairy cakes, a few pringles, mini pavlovas - basically anything little or mini!!
I'm still looking for more ideas as I'm so worried that he'll get bored of the same things and eat even less and I'm already shocked at how little he can eat.
Thanks for all your ideas, I appreciate it loads :smile:
Sounds like you are a wonderful granddaughter! :)
I was thinking about it some more this morning and maybe you could make a batch of pancakes (everyone loves pancakes, right?) and serve one lot for desert with ice cream in.
Then with the leftovers you could make a mushroom and bacon cheese sauce (just a basic white sauce and you can use butter, whole milk and cheese in it) and fill them crepes-style.
When my granny was ill and dying of cancer and could only eat tiny amounts I made lots of small portions of cottage pie and fish pie (with lots of butter, cheese, milk etc) to feed her and grandpa as they were easily digestible as well as comforting.
My grandpa also used to love curry which is nice and fattening.
Sorry he's been poorly, hope he is soon on the mend xx how about a really creamy soup - I'm drooling at the thought of mushrooms and bacon fried in butter, with cubes potato, stock and cream, you could serve it with garlic bread or a cheese crouton. Why can't I be put on this diet!!!!
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