Calories are the basic unit of energy found in all foods and are necessary to maintain the body’s vital functions or basal metabolic rate. The amount of calories a person needs depends on factors like their age, gender, and lean muscle mass. In this post you will find the list of top 6 foods for vegetarian highest in calories.
Eating too few calories for a prolonged period of time causes a person to become underweight leading to muscle atrophy, weakened immunity, and eventually, organ failure. Conversely, eating too many calories causes a person to become overweight and obese, increasing their chances of heart disease, type II diabetes, and cancer.
Healthy high-calorie foods include nuts, seeds, dark chocolate, dried fruit, avocados, whole grains, milk, dairy. The amount of calories a person needs depends on their age, gender, activity level, and muscle mass. The DV(Daily Value) for calories is 2000 calories.
Below is a list of the top 6 foods for vegetarian highest in calories
Nuts & Seeds (Macadamia Nuts)
Calories 100g Per cup (132g) Per ounce (28g) 718 calories 948 calories 201 calories
Other Nuts & Seeds High in Calories (Calories per ounce): Pecans (199), Pine Nuts (188), Desiccated Coconut (185), Brazil Nuts (184), Walnuts (183), Hazelnuts/Filberts (181), Peanuts & Sunflower Seeds (164), Almonds (162), Cashew Nuts, Pumpkin & Squash Seeds (161), Pistachio Nuts (159), Watermelon Seeds (156), Flaxseeds (150), and Chia Seeds (136).
Nut & Seed Butters (Peanut Butter)
Calories 100g Per 2 tablespoons (32g) Per tablespoon (16g) 590 calories 188 calories 94 calories
Other Nut & Seed Butters High in Calories (Calories per tablespoon): Sunflower Seed Butter (99), Almond Butter (98), Cashew Butter (94), and Tahini (89).
Chocolate (Dark 70-85% Cacao)
Calories 100g Per bar (101g) Per ounce (28g) 598 calories 604 calories 167 calories
Other Chocolate High in Calories (Calories per ounce): Dark Chocolate 60-69% Cacao (162), and Dark Chocolate 45-59% Cacao (153).
Dried Fruit & Fruit Juices (Prunes)
Calories 100g Per cup (132g) Per 1/2 cup (66g) 339 calories 447 calories 224 calories
Other Dried Fruit & Fruit Juices High in Calories (Calories per 1/2 cup): Dried Cherries (266), Dried Blueberries (254), Dried Pears (236), Raisins (217), Dates (208), Dried Apricots (191), Dried Peaches (189), Figs (186), Dried Cranberries (185), Dried Apples (104), Prune Juice (91), Grape Juice (76), Passion Fruit Juice (74), Pineapple Juice (67) and Pomegranate Juice (27).
Calories 100g Per cup, cubes (150g) Per avocado (201g) 160 calories 240 calories 332 calories
Half a typical avocado contains 7 grams of fibre, 41% DRV for folate, and only 2 grams of saturated fat.
Whole Grains (Wholewheat Pasta, Cooked)
Calories 100g Per cup (140g) Per 1/2 cup (70g) 124 calories 174 calories 87 calories
Other Whole Grains High in Calories (Calories per cup, cooked): Teff (255), Amaranth (251), Spelt (246), Kamut Khorasan (227), Quinoa (222), Brown Rice (218), Millet (207), Pearled Barley (193), Wild Rice (166), Buckwheat Groats (155), Bulgur (151), Soba Noodles (113), and Oat Bran (88).