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Potatoes are wicked-awesome.

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Does anyone know about Butternut Squashes? I don't know myself, but they just strike me as the sort of veg which would be carb/calorie dense...
 

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Avocado is another fruit that is high in calories


Potatoes, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, peas, corn, beans, and nuts.
 

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If by veggies you mean vegetables they are mostly low in calories. But there a quite a few vegetarian foods that are higher in calories:

various grains

various beans

various nuts

Some higher calorie fruits are: bananas, avocados and durians.
 

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I'm assuming you mean fruits and such not grains or legumes or nuts. Winter squash are high in sugars and starches and some protein. So-called "white" potatoes are very starchy and are moderately good sources of protein especially if combined with legumes. Many root crops like carrots and beets contain sugars. I just don't know if you could eat enough carrots in day to supply your calorie needs.

Nuts, soy beans, peanuts (technically these are not fruits or vegetabels but seeds) are rich in calories but may be too high in fats and oils to be recommended as a primary calorie source. Use in moderation.

Apologies for getting pedantic (can't help myself sometimes).
 

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Originally Posted by redbeans View Post

I'm assuming you mean fruits and such not grains or legumes or nuts. Winter squash are high in sugars and starches and some protein. So-called "white" potatoes are very starchy and are moderately good sources of protein especially if combined with legumes. Many root crops like carrots and beets contain sugars. I just don't know if you could eat enough carrots in day to supply your calorie needs.

Nuts, soy beans, peanuts (technically these are not fruits or vegetabels but seeds) are rich in calories but may be too high in fats and oils to be recommended as a primary calorie source. Use in moderation.

Apologies for getting pedantic (can't help myself sometimes).
These are all classifications based upon the manner of reproduction of the plant. They are all under the main classification of "Vegetable." Vegetable includes all vegetation too, including fruits, trees, non-edible plants, grass etc. Fruit is simply an external ovum-- Fruit is technically a seed too, but it has a protective fleshy covering. The reason it is sweet is to attract birds and animals to eat the seed to spread it through defecation. Vegetables like beans and tomatos are actually fruit because they are the external ovum of vegetables.

Soybeans, nuts and so on may be high in fats but they are also high in protein-- Fat is highly necessary to health-- the only thing you dont need a lot of is carbohydrates-- I would eat them only in moderation.
 
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