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Suzanne Michel, MPH, RD, LDN

Cozy Up With Suzanne's Top Three Winter Recipes

Winter is the perfect opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities and then come inside and cozy up by the fire! It is also a great time to whip up some comfort food guaranteed to give those who have cystic fibrosis (CF) the calories and nutrients they need. There are so many wonderful CF-friendly dishes included in the Online Cookbook, but I think you will agree that these top three winter recipes are perfect for a cold day spent in the kitchen.

  • Banoffee Stuffed French Toast: This is the perfect recipe for a chilly winter morning. It puts a new spin on an old classic while giving CF patients a nutritious breakfast to start the day.
  • Yummy Sweet Potato Bites: I just love the idea of these Yummy Sweet Potato Bites. What a great way to prepare sweet potatoes as a snack or side dish and add a lot vitamin A into everyone's diet. Also, little ones enjoy picking up the sweet potato bites with their fingers - they are so easy for them to eat!
  • Yummy Baked Potato Soup: This 2012 contest winning recipe is a hearty, delicious soup that is the perfect meal after a long day out in the snow! Make a large pot and enjoy with your family.

To add some extra calories with these recipes, drink a big mug of hot chocolate made with whole milk or half and half or enjoy a glass of eggnog. To get the most out of these recipes, continue taking pancreatic enzyme replacement therapies (PERT) as directed by your physician to help absorb optimal nutrients.

I hope you enjoy cooking up my favorite winter meals!

Stay Warm!
Suzanne Michel, MPH, RD, LDN
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical University of South Carolina