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#1 Old 08-20-2003, 11:14 AM
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Anyone know of all the vegan high calorie foods? I know nuts, oils and avocados are high, any others?

Is there a list out there of the calorie count in foods?

I've never cared about calorie content before, so this is all new. I would like to increase my (and my dd's) calorie intake.



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#2 Old 08-20-2003, 12:01 PM
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As far as fruit goes: Bananas.



Soy Delicious ice cream, but that's not exactly healthy...



Granola is pretty high in calories. Usually about 200-300 per half cup. Very easy to pour yourself out an 800 calorie bowl of of cereal.



Anything like hummus, falafel w/ tahini, baba ghanouge... should be easy to consume a lot of calories.



I picked up a book of calorie counts at my local library. You should be able to do the same.
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How is granola, fiber-wise? 200-300 cal per half cup seems pretty cal dense. I need a higher cal breakfast but if I eat too much in the a.m., I get a killer stomach-ache...so I usually just stick w/ 2 bowls of cereal and a banana.
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Fiber wise, I'm going to guess off the top of my head about five grams. It's just oats, sugar, and oil, basically. And the usual fiber content for a half cup of oats is five grams, I'm pretty sure?



I'm the same way. I can't eat too much *stuff* in the am. That's why I love granola. Just a little bit can give you a lot of energy.
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You've sold me..I usually only use granola on my yogurt, but I'ma hunt granola down for breakfast.
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#6 Old 08-20-2003, 02:15 PM
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USDA has the data for just about everything. here's the one for granola





http://www.nal.usda.gov/fnic/cgi-bin/list_nut.pl
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#7 Old 08-20-2003, 03:06 PM
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nutritional info for one cup of generic granola ( granola varies a lot depending on who makes it the granola i buy would not come anywhere near these counts oh well. )



Nutrition Facts



Amount Per 1 cup

Calories 518.37

Calories from Fat 245.75



% Daily Value *



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Total Fat 27.31g 42%



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Saturated Fat 5.27g 26%



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Polyunsaturated Fat 11.73g



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Monounsaturated Fat 8.74g



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Cholesterol 0mg 0%



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Sodium 26.64mg 1%



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Potassium 597.18mg 17%



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Total Carbohydrate 58.83g 20%



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Dietary Fiber 11.65g 47%



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Protein 16.32g 33%



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#8 Old 08-20-2003, 08:35 PM
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Thanks everyone! I'm definitly going to make some granola tommorow! I'll check the library too for some books.

Do you know how many calories a banana has exactly? My dd eats a lot of those.
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Most bananas are around 100 cal..but the really long ones can go up to 140
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#10 Old 08-21-2003, 02:29 AM
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Nuts are high-cal too! And trail-mix...both very healthy too
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#11 Old 08-21-2003, 11:52 AM
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Oh yea - Dried fruit makes it real easy to consume lots of calories.



Example, Raisins: 120 calories/ 1/4 cup. That's like, half a handful.
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#12 Old 08-21-2003, 06:25 PM
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deep fried tofu.

yum!!!
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#13 Old 11-02-2003, 01:16 PM
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coconut has a lot of calories...not really the healthy kind though. A healthier thing would be olives - mmm...I love olives. soy products like tofu/soy milk can be found in a higher calorie form. Usually they market the lower fat kind, but full fat are usually not far away on the self.





Chocolate soy milk has even more calories - and cholcolate - Yea!!!
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#14 Old 11-02-2003, 01:20 PM
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I think most of the foods have been covered:



olives, avocado, coconut, bananas

nuts and seeds

granola

any oil

full fat extra-firm tofu
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