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Hi everyone,<br><br><br><br>
I've recentely made a post in the weight issues forum because i'm a 22years old 6'4" male who weights 160 pounds on a 3500 calories diet and cannot manage to put on weight. Everyone seemed to agree that i need even more calories, especially from carbs.<br><br><br><br>
The thing is, if i eat more peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches than i already eat in one day, I might need psychiatric help in the near future.<br><br><br><br>
So I was hoping that maybe some of you guys could help me come up with some healthy, gluten and dairy free(allergic) snacks that are packed with as many calories as possible. If you have a great snack idea for something really good but so caloric that just looking at it makes your butt fat, post it here and i'll eat it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"><br><br><br><br>
Looking foward to hearing your ideas!
 

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Also, anything containing wheat flour or bread is fine, i'll just replace it with my millet bread and flour since it's a gluten free grain
 

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Quinoa is high in calories, protein and carbs. One cup has 636 calories, 22g of protein, and 117g of carbs. Cook it the same way you would rice. When ready to eat, add on a huge dollop of Earth Balance margarine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/lick.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lick:"><br><br><br><br>
Avocados are delicious, and if I eat too much it goes straight to my butt. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/laugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":lol:"> For a yummy sandwich, mash the avocado and add in some minced garlic. Spread it on some bread with a couple slices of tomato and sauté in olive oil and minced garlic. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">
 

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Yeah i already eat 2-3 avocados a day i can't do without them anymore.<br><br><br><br>
Quinoa looks very interesting! I'm reading on it and it seems to be a much better grain than wheat. Plus the extra calories would be great for me. Is this the kind of grain they only carry in health stores? I've never seen it at my local grocery in the health section.<br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the idea, i'm going to make sure to look for this grain in my area.
 

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It is a great food. Full of nutrition. And you can add it to soups or stews, make tabouli, etc.<br><br><br><br>
I've seen it at my local grocery store in a box, but if you have a Whole Foods in your area, they carry it in the bulk food section.
 

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Hummus.<br><br>
Coconut milk - like made into a curry sauce? (I know, not a snack but can be so very decadent and rich <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/drool.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":drool:">).
 

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Lots and lots of trail mix! And make yourself some oatmeal cookies with coconut, toasted pecans and raisins. Man they're good and they can pack in the calories.<br><br><br><br>
Try different nut butters, like almond or cashew. Or eat bunches of hummus with lots of olive oil and tahini on whatever the heck you've got around... chips, crackers, pita, breads...
 

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What making a stirfry or something instead of just doing sandwiches.<br><br>
You could heap on the calories by using quinoa as the base, and throwing in chickpeas, cashews or almonds and full fat coconut milk along with some other veggies. This kind of dish is my fav since you can make a huge batch and have leftovers.<br><br>
I guess that's not techically a snack, but....
 

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Nuts! I love nuts in everthing. Walnuts, almonds and pecans in morning cereal, pine nuts over Italian dishes with pasta and veggies sauteed in olive oil, ... hmm, seems like I put nuts in a ton of other things, but I'm blanking.<br><br><br><br>
Let's see, things I love but can't eat very much of... vegan chocolate cake springs to mind, can you makie that with millet flour?? I guess it might come out more like brownies. How about vegan fudge? I'm sure there's a recipe somewhere.<br><br><br><br>
Full fat tofu, tempeh, and soymilk.<br><br><br><br>
Beans! How about tex-mex like tacos or burritos, with lots of beans and rice? Or bean soups, or stews like cajun red beans and rice?
 

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If you're just looking for snacks then I agree with others that mentioned hummus, nuts - choose ones with higher fat/calories, guacamole, cookies, etc.
 

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The oatmeal cookies sound like a great idea.<br><br><br><br>
I'm going to go to the grocery today and see if i can find cocunut milk and quinoa.<br><br><br><br>
I already eat a lot of hummus with my vegetables, i can go through a whole container in 1 day quite easily.<br><br><br><br>
Anything with chocolate is ruled out since it's always full of sugar and sugar breaks me out badly. I have terrible genetics <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("><br><br><br><br>
Thanks for the ideas so far! It's all good even though i'm not going to use everything suggested here. The more ideas posted, the higher the chances are we'll find something that works for me.
 

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Double soy protein smoothies <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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