10 High-Calorie Snacks for Weight Gain

These nutrient-rich snacks can help you gain weight quickly and stay healthy.

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Nuts, Seeds and Nut/Seed Butter Nuts, Seeds and Nut/Seed Butter

Nuts and seeds are loaded with healthy monounsaturated fats in addition to omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Research suggests that increased consumption of nuts and seeds is associated with a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Full-Fat Greek Yogurt Full-Fat Greek Yogurt

Full-fat Greek-style strained yogurt is loaded with protein, probiotics and calcium, and it also contains Vitamin B12. When compared with low-fat or skim milk yogurt, full-fat Greek yogurt is much higher in calories (220 calories vs. 90 calories) and fat (11 grams vs. 0 grams)

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Trail Mix Trail Mix

Dried fruit contains more highly concentrated calories in a lower volume than fresh fruit. Combine dried fruit with mixed nuts — remembering that macadamia and pecans are the highest in calories at around 200 calories per ounce.

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Protein Supplements Protein Supplements

There are so many great protein powders on the market, and a lot of them are geared toward weight gain because they can be a quick and easy vehicle for adding calories.

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Full-Fat Cottage Cheese Full-Fat Cottage Cheese

Available in many versions from non-fat and low-fat to whole milk and double cream, it is a great protein source that can be a quick and easy on-the-go sweet or savory snack.

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Fatty Fish Fatty Fish

Fatty fish, including salmon, mackerel, sardines, anchovies and bluefin tuna, contain higher amounts of heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and are frequently associated with many health benefits.

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Avocado Avocado

Avocados can be a weight-gainer's best friend. They are rich in unsaturated fats, containing both mono- and poly-unsaturated fats, both of which are beneficial for heart and metabolic health.

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Oats Oats

Oats are a whole grain loaded with health benefits including improving gut bacteria due to containing the prebiotic beta-glucan, a soluble fiber. They have also been linked with reducing LDL (bad) cholesterol levels.

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