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ILD Nutrition Manual:
Sample Menu: High-Calorie and High-Protein Meals

High-Calorie and High-Protein Meals

Each meal below has between 400 to 600 calories.

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 1

1 cup cereal
1 cup whole milk
1 fruit
8 ounce juice

4 ounce chicken breast
1 slice whole grain bread
1/2 avocado
2 slices tomato
1 cup whole milk

1 cup turkey chili
2 ounce cornbread
8 ounces juice

Day 2

2 slices whole grain bread
2 tbsp. peanut butter
1 banana
1 cup whole milk

4 ounces tuna in oil
1 slice whole grain bread
Side salad:
1 cup lettuce
1/4 cup tomato
1/4 cup cucumber
1/4 cup carrots
1/4 cup mushrooms
1 tbsp salad dressing
12 ounce water

4 ounce steak
1/2 cup cooked vegetable
1 baked potato
1 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp butter
12 ounces water

Day 3

3 eggs scrambled with:
1 ounce of cheese
1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of diced tomatoes

1 slice whole grain bread
1 tsp of butter
12 ounces water

Macaroni and cheese:
1 cup cooked pasta and
2 ounces cheese

1 cup cooked vegetable
8 ounces juice

4 ounce grilled salmon
1 cup brown rice
1 cup cooked vegetable
12 ounce water

Day 4

1 6-ounce yogurt
1 small fruit
8 ounces juice

1 slice pizza with meat
Side salad:
1 cup lettuce
1/4 cup tomato
1/4 cup cucumber
1/4 cup carrots
1/4 cup mushrooms
1 tbsp salad dressing

8 ounces juice

Spaghetti with meatballs:
1 cup pasta
3 ounces meatballs
1/2 cup tomato sauce

12 ounces water

Day 5

3 eggs scrambled with
2 ounces cheese
1 slice whole grain bread
12 ounces water

1 large (4-ounce) bagel
4 ounces cottage cheese
1 fruit
1 cup whole milk

Burrito:
1 flour tortilla
4 ounces chicken
2 ounces cheese
1/4 tomato
1/4 cup brown rice
1/4 cup beans
Salsa

12 ounces water

Day 6

2 slices French toast
1 cup fruit
12 ounces water

2 slices whole grain bread
4 ounces lunch meat
1/3 avocado
2 slices tomato
8 ounces juice

4-ounce hamburger on bun
Side salad:
1 cup lettuce
1/4 cup tomato
1/4 cup cucumber
1/4 cup carrots
1/4 cup mushrooms and
1 tbsp salad dressing
8 ounces juice

Day 7

Breakfast Burrito:
2 eggs
1 ounce cheese
1 flour tortilla
1/2 cup of spinach
1/2 cup of tomato

12 ounce water

1, 4-ounce bagel
2 tbsp hummus
1/2 avocado
2 slices tomato
1/4 cup sprouts
8 ounces juice

4 ounces grilled chicken
1 cup brown rice
1 cup cooked vegetable
8 ounces juice

Snacks and Desserts

To get 2,000 calories daily, add two choices from the list below to the sample menu. For 2,500 calories daily, eat three choices from the list below.

Snacks Desserts

Smoothie: 1 cup whole milk, 1 scoop protein powder, 1 cup fruit and ice

1/2 cup ice cream, 1 Tbsp chocolate sauce, 1/4 cup nuts, 1 Tbsp whipped cream

6 ounces 2% yogurt, 1/2 cup fiber cereal

Milkshake: 1 cup whole milk, 1/2 cup ice cream, 2 tbsp chocolate syrup

6 crackers
3 Tbsp peanut butter

1/2 cup ice cream
2 graham crackers

10 almonds
4 ounces fruit cocktail in heavy syrup

1 envelope Carnation Instant Breakfast prepared with 1 cup whole milk

Protein bar

6 graham crackers
6 ounces pudding

10 corn chips
1/3 cup guacamole
1 cup juice

4 cookies
1 cup whole milk

1 apple
2 ounces cheese

1 brownie
1/2 cup ice cream

3 cups of popcorn with butter
1 cup juice

1 slice pie
1 cup whole milk

1 cup raw vegetables
3 Tbsp salad dressing

1/2 cup ice cream
1/4 cup granola with raisins

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Reviewed by health care specialists at UCSF Medical Center.

This information is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace the advice of your doctor or health care provider. We encourage you to discuss with your doctor any questions or concerns you may have.