Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Fried Rice


1 mug of cooked rice
3 rashers of bacon chopped into small pieces
1 tbsp oil
1/2 small onion or 1 spring onion, finely chopped.
2-3 button mushrooms, sliced
1 tbsp cooked peas or sweetcorn
salt and pepper


Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and fry the bacon for 2-3 minutes
Add the oil and fry the onion and mushrooms gently for 3 minutes.
And the cooked rice and peas or sweetcorn.
Continue frying for 4-5 minutes, stirring all the time, until everything is heated through.
Season with salt and pepper.


Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Snacks - 150kcals

Sometimes having a huge calorific meal just feels like too much so for those days having a few extra snacks is better way of bumping up your calorie intake. The following list of snacks all contain approximately 150 calories each:

  • 1 packet of super noodles
  • choc ice
  • peperami
  • cereal bar, ie Nutrigrain/Frosties
  • 2 snack size sausage rolls
  • bowl of cereal with full cream milk
  • mini jaffa cake lunch pods
  • BN pocket pack
  • 4 jacobs crackers
  • ambrosia splat custard pot
  • fruit corner yougurt
  • 2 snack size choc bars
  • 2 tuc biscuits 
  • snack mars bar
  • 2 cake slices
  • small tin baked beans and sausages
  • milky bar mousse
  • 3 ritz biscuits
  • penguin bar
  • muffin bars
  • 1 finger twix 
  • 1 sausage
  • 2 digestive biscuits 
  • 2 bags monster munch
  • 2 tracker type bars
  • 4 butter biscuits
  • 6 rich tea biscuits
  • 2 chocolate mousse
  • Viennese whirl
  • packet mini cheddars
  • 2 chocolate mini rolls

Monday, 27 February 2012

5min Chocolate Cake

Had a link to this recipe sent to me through twitter by Helen and it looks yummy, I'm definitely going to be trying this one out!

You will need:
  •     4 tbsp Plain Flour   
  •     2 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  •     4 tbsp Caster Sugar
  •     1 Egg
  •     3 tbsp Milk
  •     3 tbsp Sunflower Oil
  •     Chocolate Chips
  •     Vanilla Essence
  •     1 Mug
  •     1 Tablespoon
  •     1 Microwave

Step 1: Getting StartedIn a mug, combine 4 tablespoons of plain flour, 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder and 4 tablespoons of caster sugar. Give it all a good stir. Now add an egg and mix it up a bit more. Make sure it’s all well combined before moving on.
Step 2: More Ingredients
Stir in 3 tablespoons of milk and 3 tablespoons of sunflower oil. Add some chocolate chips and a splash of vanilla essence.
Step 3: Mix it up
Now give it another stir.
Step 4: Microwave
Put it in the microwave for 3 minutes at 1000 watts. No liquid nitrogen in sight, just simple, delicious microwave chocolate cake in five minutes flat.

Barbecued Chicken

4 chicken drumsticks
8 chicken wings
1/3 cup apricot preserves
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. soy sauce
2 Tbs. plus 2 tsp. ketchup
2 tsp. brown sugar

Prepare grill. Place chicken drumsticks on grill over medium heat. Cook 20 minutes, turning occasionally. Add chicken wings to grill. Cook 10 minutes longer, turning chicken pieces occasionally. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Generously brush chicken with apricot glaze and cook 10 minutes longer, turning pieces often and brushing with glaze frequently until juices run clear when chicken is pierced with a knife.

This recipe is listed as containing 762kcals, 45.8g of fat and 23.4g of carbohydrates.

Malteaser Milkshake

I found this milkshake recipe on my friend Jessica's blog. I sadly don't have the calorie, fat or carbohydrate content for this recipe but it does look rather yummy!

3 teaspoons of chocolate milkshake powder
1 pint of whole milk 
2/3 big scoops of chocolate or vanilla ice cream 
1 pack of Malteasers (crushed)

Place in a drinks shaker and shake hard until mixed and frothy... ENJOY :)

Vanilla Cheesecake

To make in a 21cm cake tin with push out bottom:

360g digestives
150g unsalted butter (and a little extra to grease the tin)
750g mascarpone
150g sugar
300mls extra thick double cream
3 tablespoons of vanilla extract

Firstly grease your cake tin with a little butter.


Bash the biscuits into fine crumbs then melt the butter in saucepan and then add the crumbs into it and mix them, put into the cake tin and press it down as evenly as possible, leave in the fridge for at least 30mins


Mix the mascarpone, sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl then mix the cream in a little at a time, put over the biscuit base and smooth out the surface, leave in the fridge for 4hours. ENJOY :)

Sadly I don't have any fat/carbohydrate contents for this high calorie cheesecake but for the whole cheesecake there is a whopping 7360kcals approximately! A slice of a similar size to the one shown would be roughly about 450kcals. It is a very rich cheesecake so if you find the above recipe a little too large you then using 1/3 of these ingredients will make approx. 6 individual cheesecakes.

What is Calories and Creon?

As anyone who has CF (Cystic Fibrosis) or their parents/guardians will know gaining and maintaining weight is a constant battle. People with CF burn calories quickly whilst they cough, fight regular chest infections and even while they breathe! Most people with CF (90-95%) have a pancreatic insufficiency meaning without taking pancreatic enzymes (the most common brand used is Creon, hence the blog title) with food they do not absorb any fat from it, add to this the fact that whilst ill many people lose their appetite and it is easy to see why those with CF need a high calorie diet.

Calories and Creon is a place where I will collect high calorie recipes for main meals, puddings, snacks and drinks ideal for someone with CF. I also plan to compare the calorie contents of readily available pre-prepared foods to make it easier to pick the highest calorie options.

I must add I am not a dietitian so I cannot advise on a healthy CF diet or say anything about the nutritional content of these recipes other than they have a high calorie content. I also cannot guarantee the suitability of any of these recipes for those with food allergies.

Wherever possible I will include the calorie content in kcals, fat content in grams and also carbohydrate content (for those with CFRD) in grams although I cannot guarantee theses values to be correct.