Sunday, August 19, 2007

Recipes to Gain By

I wanted to post a couple of calorie building recipes that I have found for my son who is in the middle of an IBS like flare-up. He lost about 12 lbs and I have been working like crazy to put weight back on him. The first is my revision of a smoothie recipe given by his doctor's office. It was made with all dairy products, something my son can't tolerate very well.
The ingredients are:

1/2 cup rice ice cream
1/4 cup egg beaters
1 banana or some canned fruit
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
8 oz of rice milk

Blend all together. Calories approx. 410

I have been giving him 3 smoothies per day.

The second recipe I found was the

Low-Fat Oatmeal Cookies with Raisins by Nicole Weston

1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)
2 tbsp butter, room temperature
1/4 c plain apple sauce
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup raisins

Preheat oven to 375F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add cinnamon if using raisins.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and the sugars. Beat in the egg, followed by the applesauce and the vanilla extract. Working by hand, stir in the flour mixture and the oats until just combined and no streaks of flour remain. Add raisins just before the batter comes together.
Drop tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet. Bake for about 9-12 min at 375F. Cookies will be light brown at the edges, but will not get as dark and golden as regular cookies.
Let cool on sheet for 3 or 4 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container.
Makes 2 dozen cookies.

Calories: 92 per cookie

The cookies were very good and didn't cause him any problems what-so-ever.


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BetteJo said...

Wow - the oatmeal cookies would kill me! We all have our trouble foods - cookies being one for me. :) Luckily I'm not much of a cookie kind of gal.

Good luck with the weight gain challenge! It's not one that I or either of my kids have ever had to take on. :)

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palette48 said...

bette jo,

I thought the cookies would do Andy in too but was amazingly surprised that he could eat them and eat many of them with no problems. I am beginning to suspect that high fat is one of the triggers for him along with eating raw vegetables and fruit.