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maggie10463
Hello and welcome. This forum has great ideas on high cal during refeeding. There is a banana muffin recipe that was a lifesaver for us. Just a quick post with ideas for small footprint high call ‘healthy’ ish looking snacks. Snyders cheddar cheese pretzels bites - super high cal and my d would eat when chips still a no go and also yougart covered cranberries or yougart covered raisins were a winner here. We like Mexican food too and you can add lots of oil to rice and bean burritos with chicken or if an option sausage / chorizo and if you look at wrap packets some of the wraps themselves will add 200+ Cals. Best of luck with all x
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scaredmom
Yes you can  add oil to milkshakes and use premium ice cream or Haagen daasz ice cream  Ben and Jerry’s have 540 cal per cup more than the cheaper brands.
and add in heavy cream too
good job! That was a game changer here and got weight on really nicely 
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Yogi13
Thanks, Debra.  Milkshake number one ingested!!  I am super excited!  I also made granola bars today with lots of extras in them.  Overall, I am happy with the progress I am making.  

Thank you all again so much.  
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scaredmom
I am pleased for you too!!
Well done!
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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debra18
Great news! Keep the food going in and the calories up and the weight will go on.
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tina72
Yogi13 wrote:
A follow up to the smoothie idea.  I was half successful today as she drank half of it (I'll take it).  She seems more open to a milkshake.  I see that people add oils to the smoothies.  Have any of you tried adding oil to a milkshake?  The thought...????


Milkshakes do go better with cream than with oil I think. Best here was milkshake with hagen daz icecream as this is the most caloric available here. You can also have a great variety in taste if you add ice cream to the blender.

Yeah for the first one down!!! Do it again soon! You are doing great!!!

Would that be something for you?
https://www.aroundthedinnertable.org/post/mental-health-first-aid-free-8-hour-training-for-new-york-city-residents-10158768?pid=1308752669
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Yogi13
Thank you for the encouragement.  A few more questions regarding the oil.  Can you just put it in juice, or is that a silly question (we aren't there with smoothies yet), and what is rapeseed oil?  Is it the same as grape seed oil?  I am in the US.  
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Yogi13
Tina, thank you for posting that link.
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scaredmom
Rapeseed is canola I think 
I am in CAnada and I use canola oil and olive where I need more flavour like pasta sauces and pasta salads.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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scaredmom
Ahh for juice add more sugar or honey or syrups. I could not find the right amount of oil in juices it could not be stirred in well. There was a layer of oil on the top. 
Try high cal juices and add in sugars that can help too.
When within yourself you find the road, the right road will open.  (Dejan Stojanovic)

Food+more food+time+love+good professional help+ATDT+no exercise+ state not just weight+/- the "right" medicine= healing---> recovery(--->life without ED)
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Ellesmum
Yes rapeseed is canola and I found it disappeared best in hot food, I could even put it in porridge if I microwaved the porridge then stirred well, it left no film. It’s good if you can get the chance to experiment a bit with consistency.  It’s great in soups or canned hot food like baked beans. I used to open a jar or can, pour some away then add oil, stir it in then cook. No trace.
Ellesmum
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debra18
I didn't use oil in the drinks. I put it in potatoes and roast rice in oil before adding the water. Vanilla syrup can be put in drinks.  Also I know tehina paste is high in calorie and fats . I tried putting it in meatballs but my daughter didn't like the taste. You can make your own halva with honey and tehina paste
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tina72
Rapeseed = canola oil, sorry, normally I call it both names.
You CAN add it to juice, some here did, but only if you use a blender and it will seperate when you leave it a while.
We use it in fruity smoothies and for cooking. It disappers in rice quite well and sucks in very good in vegetarian patties if you leave them in the pan.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Yogi13
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.  You are all so informative and helpful.  
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sandie
@Yogi13 just to say you inspired me yesterday. We are 7 months into refeeding and I have not been able to introduce smoothies or shakes but your positive attitude has spurred me on and I made baby step yesterday discussing with D how we will increase intake to balance activity - she has agreed to home- made fruit smoothie- not shake! Still some work to do on this as she insists she will make it herself which clearly won't work but we now have something to work on. X
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tina72
That is great, sandie!!!
I have an idea for that problem: preparing all these fresh fruits is some work and you could encourage her to prepare some more fruit smoothies and to freeze them so you have some ready for hot days to come.
If she does that you could defreeze them, add what you need when she is not around and freeze them again.
Keep feeding. There is light at the end of the tunnel.
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Alibi67
I know it’s summer in NYC but come the autumn you can also do ‘hot chocolate’ made with Nutella, half and half and a bit of milk if need be.  Loads of cals. Also pasta and rice will soak up loads of oil.  Mashed avocado in wraps or on toast looks ‘healthy’ but packs in the good fats especially with a thick layer of butter underneath. I also made homemade blissballs - you could use peanuts if those are the only nuts she can tolerate but seeds work well too, with dates ,PB, other dried fruits and a bit of oil to bind. Best kept in the freezer. Great low volume high calorie snack which looks ‘healthier’ than cookies or bars.  
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Yogi13
More excellent ideas here. Alibi67-  I like the idea of the blissballs.  While I have given d a shake each night, she doesn't tolerate dairy well. We are using Lactaid milk and icecream.  I found coconut milk, and I am looking for coconut based ice cream that is tree nut free (not made on shared lines with other nuts), as d has a nut allergy.  So it's not perfect, but my search continues.  

Sandie-I admire your perseverance and stamina.  I am fairly new to this as we are in week 5.  The weight is coming on slowly; I am hoping that all of the calories I implement this week bring on good results.  We see her therapist again on Wed where she is weighed.  Eyes and fingers crossed. Xxxxx
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debra18
Tofuti ice cream?
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Yogi13
debra18 great idea.
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debra18
There is also a line of non dairy products called Wayfare. They make sour cream, cream cheese, etc. And you could use non dairy creamer Rich's) as milk.
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Mkhmom
Hi Yogi13 - I am relatively new on this forum but I have a  situation very similar to yours whereas my ED daughter is also lactose intolerant. She is fortunate enough to be participating in an ED clinic at a local hospital for her re-feeding, and is consuming her 3 daily meals there. We are responsible at home for only her evening snack, and even that is bagged and sent home with her after her dinner.

One of the menu items they offer at the hospital is a high calorie oatmeal. They supplement their oatmeal by adding a scoop of protein powder, and I believe that it is actually cooked in one of the lactose-alternative milks instead of water. This might be an option to try, if your daughter likes oatmeal. If not, I'm sure you can add it to your smoothies or milkshakes. 

Best of luck with your re-feeding. We tried that process at home for the first month and it was one of the most difficult things my husband and I have had to do. I understand what you're going through and wish you strength through your process. There are so many encouraging parents on this forum who will give you invaluable advice. You've got this!
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Yogi13
Mkhmom

Funny you should say how difficult a task this is-my husband and I were just talking about the past few months (I am new to the forum as well as the re-feeding) and how it is one of the most difficult things we have had to do thus far.  

Thank you for the protein powder infused oatmeal idea.  I was actually going to introduce oatmeal this weekend.  

I continue plugging away, and I am grateful for all of the people here.
xx
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Mamaroo
Here is my sister in law's recipe for dairy free pancakes:
Beat 3 eggs and 750 ml water together.
Add 1½ t vinegar and 100 ml oil and beat together.
Add 275 g flour, 2 t baking powder and ½ t salt and beat together well. Fry in pan as per usual.
D became obsessed with exercise at age 9 and started eating 'healthy' at age 9.5. Restricting couple of months later. IP for 2 weeks at age 10. Slowly refed for months on Ensures alone, followed by swap over with food at a snails pace. WR after a year at age 11 in March 2017. View my recipes on my YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKLW6A6sDO3ZDq8npNm8_ww
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