In order to gain weight, you need to consume more calories than you are currently taking in every day. Remember that you need to choose healthy foods to really be healthy.
The foods that you choose to eat are important for more than just the amount of calories they contain. The foods you eat also have to give you the nutrients you need. Keep your high-calorie foods healthy; don't add non-nutritious junk foods to your diet.
Add cheese, nuts and dressings made with olive, walnut or canola oil to salads. Eat starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn more often. Go for dried fruits or fruit juices as healthy higher calorie snacks. Add cream or cheese sauces to fish and baked chicken breast. Choose herbs and spices to increase the flavors of your food rather than relying on salt. Add powdered milk to soups and sauces to offer calories and protein. Spread Peanut butter on whole grain bread, apples or celery sticks to get a great source of protein and calories. Stick with healthy desserts, such as a bowl of berries with whipped topping and lot of chopped nuts. Spoon healthy salad dressings on sandwiches and as a dip for vegetables. Dip whole grain bread into olive oil, walnut oil or flax seed oil. If you don't care for much meat, add legumes such as black beans, kidney beans and pinto beans as protein sources. Pick dark chocolate as a treat. Dark chocolate has antioxidants that other sweets don't have.
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