5 Healthy Foods That Are High In Calories

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Bulking up without gaining some weight is an impossible task, but it can be accomplished without daily visits to McDonald’s drive-through. As you start building muscle, you should avoid replacing every meal with burgers, pizza, and fries. Here’s a few healthy and tasty high-calorie food you can eat instead.

Dark Chocolate

If you can’t live without your sweets, dark chocolate is a way to go. Treating yourself with an ounce per day can lead to lower blood pressure levels and improved cholesterol. Some bars can contain as much as 600 calories, but never eat it all at once!

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Most nutritionists consider this tasty fruit one of the top high-calorie healthy foods. It’s very versatile and you can easily add it to your guacamole, smoothies, and salad dressings. A whole avocado has approx. 322 calories, but it all depends on its size.


Oily fish can be an important part of a healthy diet, and salmon is one of the best choices you can make. The list of its health benefits is pretty much endless, and it also contains 350 calories per 6oz fillet.

Whole-Fat Yogurt

Non-fat yogurt is part of everyone’s healthy menu, but you should go with whole-fat version while trying to bulk up. Dairy foods are generally a good high-calorie option, and so are home-made smoothies.

Olive Oil

Switching to olive oil is one of the easiest ways to gain weight quickly since only two tablespoons can add 238 calories to your meal. Using it for cooking, baking and salad dressings can lower your cholesterol.