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Katydid wrote:Fresh Veggies are around 100 cal/lb
Fresh Fruits around 250-300 cal/lb
Starchy Veggies/Intact Whole Grains around 450-500 cal/lb
Legumes around 550-600 cal/lb
Processed Grains (even if their Whole grain) around 1200-1500 cal/lb
Nuts/Seeds around 2800 cal/lb
Assuming you are not overweight, you could even add a small amount of say, natural peanut butter, without busting you budget.
toadfood wrote:To save money, opt for dry beans instead of canned. 1 lb of dry beans will yield the equivalent of 4 15-oz cans.
Another high calorie food to try might be sunflower seeds. They and peanuts seem to be the cheapest of the nut-type foods.
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