||How to Use
||Combine whole milk with powdered milk (1 cup powdered milk to 1 quart whole milk). Add powdered milk to casseroles, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, puddings, custards, sauces, soups or use in baking by adding to batter.
|Milk, Cream or Half & Half
||Use in place of water in preparing foods such as hot cereals, hot cocoa, soups, batters, puddings, or mashed potatoes. Serve cream sauces with vegetables or pasta dishes. Use whole milk or cream instead of lower fat varieties.
|Eggs and Meat
Add chopped, cooked eggs to salads, vegetables or casseroles. Add extra eggs to French toast, quiche or pancake batter. Add small pieces of cooked meats, poultry or fish to casseroles, pasta salads, soups or omelets. Bread meat before cooking. Make custard. Add eggs to sandwich spreads.
|Cheese and Yogurt
||Choose products made from whole milk, not lower fat versions. Melt cheese on sandwiches, breads, muffins, tortillas, hot dogs*, and hamburgers. Use cheese in omelets, casseroles, sauces, and pasta dishes. Use cottage cheese or yogurt with fruit. Spread cream cheese or soft cheeses on sandwiches, crackers, fruit slices, or muffins. Roll cheese inside meats. Use yogurt to make shakes, fruit drinks, or as topping for cereal, pancakes, waffles, or fruit.
|Peanut butter, beans and nuts*
||Add beans to soups, stews, casseroles, and salads. Spread peanut butter on crackers, breads, bagels, fruits, or vegetables. Mix peanut butter in milk shakes, ice cream, frozen yogurt, or baked goods. Add nuts* to desserts, salads or ice cream. Serve vegetables or chips with bean dip.
|Fruits and Vegetables
||Add mashed fruits to yogurt, shakes, ice cream, or pudding. Add dried fruit to cookies and other baked goods. Combine dried fruit with nuts* or granola for snacks. Serve raw vegetables with dip - many kids like carrots, sugar snap peas, cauliflower, and others. Avocados are another great choice. Dips can be made from chick peas (hummus), yogurt, avacados (guacamole), cheese, and other healthy foods.
||Forta, Carnation Instant Breakfast, Pediasure, Kindercal, Ensure, and Boost. (Consult dietician before using.) We generally prefer kids to eat their calories, not to rely on supplements.
|High Calorie Additions
||Add these items liberally to food: Butter, margarine, gravy, whipped cream, sour cream, cream cheese, mayonnaise, cream soups, and cheese sauce. Add to mashed or baked potatoes, hot cereals, grits, rice, noodles, pasta, and cooked vegetables. Put olive oil or butter on pasta.
||Bread meats and vegetables. Sauté and fry foods. Add sauces or gravies to foods.
|Good Snack Ideas
||Peanut butter and crackers, tortilla chips with cheese sauce, cheese pizza, tortilla chips and bean dip, yogurt with fruit, trail mix*, frozen yogurt, banana chips, chicken or tuna salad, vegetables with dip, milk shakes, pudding or pudding popsicles, cereal with whole milk, peanut butter or oatmeal raisin cookies, tacos, and burritos.