So what’s the best way to achieve that benchmark of 100 calories per ounce? Know which foods have the highest calories by weight!
Fat contains the densest concentration of energy, more than twice that of carbohydrates and protein. Thus a heaping ounceful of pure fat sets the upper limit: 255 calories.
You probably don’t want to eat Crisco or lard for your meals, however, and might want to consider our next calorie champion: nuts. Depending on the type, nuts range from 160-200 calories per ounce. In order, they are:
200 calories/ounce: Macadamias, Pecans
190: Brazil nuts, Walnuts
160: Almonds, Cashews, Pine Nuts, Pistachios
Next up are various seeds.
160 calories/ounce: Sunflower Seeds, Sesame Seeds
Then we have a whole slew of items that hover around the 100-120 calories/ounce mark. These include:
Dried fruit—apricots, mangos, cherries, etc.
Salami (Pepperoni usually has more calories)
Candy bars (Go for the peanut M&M’s: 145 calories/ounce)
Most energy bars
Finally, for breakfast, consider granola (120-150 calories/ounce) instead of oatmeal (80-100 calorie).
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blog, written by Matt Heid.