Nuts and nut butter

Almonds, cashews, peanuts, and their respective nut butters are rich in healthy fats and calories.

Avocados are packed with healthy monounsaturated fats and provide a good amount of calories.


Cheese, especially varieties like cheddar, Swiss, and Gouda, are high in calories due to their fat content.


Whole milk contains more calories than skim or low-fat milk, as it contains more fat.

Whole milk

Fish like salmon, mackerel, and tuna are not only rich in omega-3 fatty acids but also higher in calories compared to lean fish.

Fatty fish

Olive oil is calorie-dense and can be used for cooking, salad dressings, or drizzling over dishes to increase calorie intake.

Olive oil

Dried fruits like dates, raisins, and apricots have a higher calorie concentration compared to fresh fruits due to the removal of water.

Dried fruits

Many granola and energy bars are specifically formulated to be high in calories, often containing nuts, dried fruits, and seeds.

Granola and energy bars

Dark chocolate with a high cocoa content is rich in calories and can be enjoyed in moderation as a calorie-dense treat.

Dark chocolate

Opting for whole-grain bread and pasta instead of their refined counterparts can provide more calories, as they contain more fiber and nutrients.

Whole-grain bread and pastas