Spice up your dinner menu

Add a bit of flavor to your weekly meals with some spice!

Flavorful CF recipes

From tacos to curries and rice, spicy food can be full of flavor and nutrition. Try adding a few of these CF-friendly recipes to your weekly rotation.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Spicy Peanut Chicken With Rice

Beef Taquitos

Curried Chicken Casserole

Variety is the spice of life

We all get stuck eating the same things over and over again. But a bit of variety is good for your body and your tastebuds. Here are a few ways to bring in some variety and extra calories for your CF diet:

  • Bring on the butter or margarine, especially when sauteing veggies and meat.
  • Get cheesy! Sprinkle extra cheese in your tacos, burritos, beans, and more.
  • Add avocado for more calories and healthy fats.
  • Use whole grains whenever possible, such as whole-grain tortillas or brown rice.
  • Spoon sour cream over side dishes like rice and beans.
  • Serve fresh fruit as a side-dish option with whole-milk yogurt. Tip: mix it up with tropical fruits like guava and papaya.
  • Dip those veggies in salad dressing.
  • Serve whole milk at every meal and add cream for extra calories.

Healthy eating at all ages

Remember that people with CF have different calorie needs at different times of their lives. Do you know what you should be eating now? Five years from now?