Thanks for the responses,
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
That's perfect. Thank you!
Assuming you are not overweight, you could even add a small amount of say, natural peanut butter, without busting you budget.
Nah. I've been at around 160-180 for the last seven years, and given my cycling I couldn't gain any weight if I tried. But when I make my hummus, I use peanut butter (organic Jif or Smart Balance) instead of tahini -- only two tablespoons, but still. Do nut butters go well with oats?
To save money, opt for dry beans instead of canned. 1 lb of dry beans will yield the equivalent of 4 15-oz cans.
Ja. I've saved quite a bit of money by switching from canned to dried beans. I usually buy 2-3 pounds of dried beans per week; black, lentil, chickpeas, etc.
Another high calorie food to try might be sunflower seeds. They and peanuts seem to be the cheapest of the nut-type foods.
Unfortunately, I live in an area where grocery pickings are very minimal. The only sunflower seeds we have are in commercial bags that are cooked in oil. And roasted nuts, to me, taste teeeeeeeerrible. I was using raw almonds to go in my oats that my local grocery sells as their store brand, but it's still pretty expensive; $4 per half pound. Well, not too bad, actually. The area in which I live also prevents me from stocking up on bulk food, and I typically have to buy my bulk online.