While there are many people looking for ways to lose some weight, there are still others looking for ways to gain weight.
No matter how we look at it, the food we eat plays a big role in deciding how fat or slim we get. It’s the normal believe that people who are fat have inferiority complex and sometimes feel bad about themselves. So also are people who are extremely thin. These persons look for ways to gain some weight.
Again, the food we eat goes a long way to determining if we end up fat or thin; and if you are thin and want to gain some weights, there are some specific foods/meals that would go a long way to helping you achieve your desires.
Now, am pretty sure many of you have searched hard for possible meals; whether breakfast, lunch or dinner; that can make you gain weight. It normal for someone that is really slim or thin to go that far.
Trust me on this.
I have a friend who went through the same challenge of being too thin and really wanted to put on some weight; especially as her cousin’s wedding was coming up. She wanted to look all chubby and fleshy without being fat.
She tried out the recipes am about to dish out to you below, and they worked like a charm for her. She went to the wedding looking all chubbed up and good in her dress; and most importantly, feeling really secure about herself.
Let’s have a look at the best 10 food recipes for weight gain.
- DOUBLE BEAN QUINOA SALAD
A relative once told me that eating beans will make me fat.
I didn’t believe her.
This was because I felt she wasn’t a dietician and so knew no better.
How right she was!
Beans actually contributes immensely to weight gain. If you are really interested in gaining weight, then you might ant to try out this meal……then thank me later.
- ½ cup canned black beans, rinsed
- ¼ cup canned Great Northern beans, rinsed
- ¼ cup canned diced tomatoes in Italian seasoning blend, slightly drained
- ¾ cup quinoa, cooked
- 5 cups fresh spinach or mixed greens
- Optional: 2 tbsp oil and vinegar dressing or 1 tbsp hummus
- Optional: Wrap salad in a tortilla and eat like a burrito for a quick on-the-go option.
PROCEDURES FOR MAKING DOUBLE BEAN QUINOA SALAD
First step is to prepare the quinoa just as directed on the package, then combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix properly. Now, place the mixture on top preferred greens and serve.
- SWEET AND NUTTY ENERGY BITES
These snacks are very easy and portable. You can make them in the morning and carry them with you to work. If you are determined to gain weight, then this is one meal you really need to consider, and you shouldn’t skip a day without digging into them.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup nut butter of choice (I use almond butter)
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup unsweetened corn flakes
- 3 tbsp chia seeds
- ½ cup dried cherries
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- makes 20-25 bites
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING SWEET AND NUTTY ENERGY BITES
The first thing to do is combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Next, scoop the table spoon of your mixed ingredients at a time and form balls, then use small ice cream scooper to form an optimal bite size portion.
Now, refrigerate for 1 hour and remove. You can now enjoy this.
Also, you can store them in a plastic bag and carry them with you anywhere you go
- JACKED UP TURKEY SANDWICH
It’s so amazing how bread can be combined with different ingredients and served as a dish, and that can make a person add weight. What’s also good about this meal is that the procedure is very easy and anyone can make this food.
- 2 slices whole grain bread
- 1-2 tbsp spicy mustard
- 3 oz. lean deli meat turkey
- 1 slice pepper jack cheese
- 2 slices tomato
- 2 slices cucumber
- 1-2 slices lettuce
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING JACKED UP TURKEY SANDWICH
First, you spread the spicy mustard on the slices of bread, then add turkey and cheese on just one slice of the bread.
Now cut the veggies and place it on the other side of the bread, close both slices and your sandwich is fully ready.
- BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
I bet you didn’t know smoothies could make you fat especially blueberry smoothie.
Now you know.
Read the preparation procedure thoroughly, indulge in it and you end up gaining a pound more today.
- 1 frozen + 1 regular banana
- ¼ cup milk
- 2 Medjool dates
- ½ cup frozen blueberries
- 1/8 cup rolled oats
- 2 tsp chia seeds
- Optional toppings: shredded coconut, fresh strawberries, chopped unsalted almonds and rolled oats
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING BLUEBERRY SMOOTHIE
Just put all ingredients in a blender, blend until it’s smooth. Then add toppings (your favorite)
- DRY FRUIT CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE
This is a very rich drink because it’s packaged with dry fruits and milk all together. This is a very good way to start your morning; indulging in a cup of dry fruit chocolate milk shake.
- Whole milk – ½ liter – 2 cups
- Nestle Nesquik – ¼ cup
- Dates – 5, pitted, finely chopped
- Almonds – 10, finely sliced
- Banana – 1, medium, peeled, finely sliced into thin circles
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING DRY FRUIT CHOCOLATE MILK SHAKE
First add banana, dates then almonds, and blend together. Then add the ingredients and blend too until its smooth.
Now add Nesquik and mix properly, then add milk, blend until you get a milkshake. Now sprinkle the Nesquik on it and serve hot.
- BANANA PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE
This is a weight gain recipe that comes in very handy after a workout or while on the run. Packed with proteins, this food also comes with all the goodness of flax seeds.
You can also toast a handful of almond slices and use as a garnish.
- Whole milk – 2 cups
- Peanut butter – 2 tbsp
- Chocolate protein powder – 2 scoops
- Honey – 2 tbsp
- Flaxseeds – 1 tbsp
- Banana – 1, peeled, thinly chopped
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING BANANA PEANUT BUTTER SHAKE
Just blend all the ingredients in a blender until it’s smooth, then pour in a glass and sprinkle toasted almond.
- SOYA BEAN WRAPS
This is another mean that is rich in proteins; first class proteins; comparable to animal protein and a very powerful recipe in gaining weight.
For The Filling:
- Soya beans – ½ cup, washed, cooked just to make it soft
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Onion – 1, large, sliced finely
- Red chili flakes – to taste
For The Dough:
- Whole wheat flour – 2 cups
- Salt – ½ tsp
- Water – enough to knead the dough
- Oil – 1 tsp
- Lettuce leaves – 2, washed, shredded
- Cheese – 5 tsp, crumbled
- Mixed herb seasoning – to taste
- Salted peanut butter – 5 tbsp
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING SOYA BEAN WRAPS
First and foremost, add oil to the flour and salt, mix properly then add water to the flour and make a dough.
Now cover with a clean cloth and leave aside.
Then heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds. Later add onions and sauté until it turns golden brown, then add cooked soya beans, season and allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Now knead the dough again and divide into 5 different portions, then roll each portion into a circle and heat the griddle then cook one roti on either side until you spot a brown color.
Divide the filling into 5 portions and put 1 tbsp. of peanut butter on one roti and add a portion of the filling.
Then, sprinkle 1 tsb crumbled cheese on top of the wrap and shred leaves, now sprinkle seasoning and fold into half and serve.
- OATS AND CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKE
Although most people say this combination isn’t yummy at all, but this is an effective way to gain weight my dear, don’t think about the taste just think about the end result.
- High-protein powder – 2 scoops
- Cottage cheese – ½ cup
- Cooked oats – ½ cup
- Almond butter – 2 tbsp
- Apple – 1, large, peeled, diced into small pieces
- Cocoa powder – 2 tbsp, unsweetened
- Honey – 2 tbsp
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING OATS AND CHOCOLATE PROTEIN SHAKE
Just add all the ingredients and blend, then pour into a glass and sprinkle cocoa powder, and as easy as that it’s ready.
- WHOLE WHEAT PANEER ALMOND SANDWICH
It is advisable to eat more of wheat bread than white bread because wheat bread is healthier and helps in weight gaining.
- Multigrain bread slices – 4, edges trimmed
- Almonds – 12
- Sweetened peanut butter – 2 tbsp
- Paneer or cottage cheese – ¼ cup, crumbled
- Nesquik or cocoa powder – 2 tbsp
- Butter – 2 tbsp, melted
PROCEDURE FOR COOKING WHOLE WHEAT PANEER ALMOND SANDWICH
First of all, heat a pan and grease with 1 tsp butter, then place two slices of the bread on the pan and toast.
Now sprinkle butter and repeat for the other slice of bread. Add ½ tsp of heated butter and allow to heat up, then add almonds and roast on a low flame.
Now, add cocoa powder with peanut butter and then mix thoroughly, also divide the mixture into 4 parts and spread one part of the mixture on the two slices.
Divide the cottage and sprinkle on the bread slices, and cover these slices. Spread peanut butter and serve immediately.
10. PEANUT BUTTER BLUEBERRIES PROTEIN MILKSHAKE
Here is another protein fortified breakfast recipe. With this, you can gain weight in a very healthy way. Make sure you roast the oats to a golden brown hue and use fat yogurt also.
Let’s get to it already!
- Full fat yogurt – 1 ½ cups
- Almond butter – 1 cup
- Honey – 1 tbsp
- Chocolate whey protein powder – 1 cup
- Roasted oats – 1 cup
- Blueberries – ¼ cup
- Dates – 2 tbsp, pitted, sliced
- Cinnamon – ½ tsp
PROCEDURE FOR MAKING PEANUT BUTTER BLUEBERRIES PROTEIN MILKSHAKE
Just blend dates, blueberries, butter and protein powder all together. Add blueberries and dates with protein powder and butter in a blender and blend to a smooth mixture.
Then add yogurt, oats, and honey, then make sure you serve chilled
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