This article will aid you in selecting the right choice of local or Ghanaian foods which will help you gain that extra weight you desire, for whichever reason you have in mind. Here’s our list of healthy Ghanaian foods that when eaten right can help you gain healthy weight, in addition to some extra tips.
1. Groundnut soup
Ground soup contains groundnut paste made from groundnuts, and is packed with protein and fats. This is a great choice for people trying to gain weight the healthy way. One tablespoon of the groundnut paste used in preparing the soup contains around 100 calories and has 4 grams of protein. Real peanut butter is also high in folate, magnesium, vitamin E, and vitamin B3. The groundnut soup can be eaten alongside, fufu, face the wall, banku, yam, kenkey or whatever you choose to go along with it.
2. Bread and groundnut paste
Bread contains lots of calories. An average slice of bread is about 80 grams (on average, that is about 50 grams of carbohydrates). This means roughly 200 calories (1 gram of carbohydrates = 4 calories). You can easily eat one or two slices of bread per day alongside some groundnut paste. Like we explained above, the groundnut paste also contains proteins and fats.
Made from ancient grain-millet, with its sweet flavour, milk, salt and sugar, brukina has gone from just being a beverage to food that satisfies the pangs in the stomach of many people. The high amount of whole fat milk brukina contains can easily help one gain weight. You should try the brukina with incolac’s full cream milk, and you’re sure to get the desired effect. Two bottles a day, and you’ll see a significant increase in your body’s weight.
4. Avocado Pear alongside Kenkey
Avocados are high in fat and calorically dense. One serving size is about 1/5 of an avocado, and clocks in at 50 calories, and a single avocado can deliver more than 350 calories. A ball of kenkey also contains 124 calories per serving. When the avocado paired with kenkey, lets say two or three balls on a daily basis, you’re sure to see your weight increase fast.
5. Agbeli Kaklo
Agbeli Kaklo also known as fried grated cassava is made from cassava and fried mostly using coconut oil. Most at times a lot of coconut oil is used, which is stored in the body in excess as body fat.
6. Red Red
Red Red is simply beans eaten alongside very ripe plantain and served with gari, which is grated cassava. Some people prefer to add some pepper. Palm oil or coconut oil used in preparing the beans and plantain are sure to cause the weight gain effect.
Khebab is made from chops of boneless meat, especially goat meat hanged on sticks with pointy tips, and separated with slices of onion, and is a great source of fat.
Bofrots are prepared with bread flour, nutmegs, sugar, a bit of salt and cooking oil of preferred choice. The bofrot also known as ‘toogb33’ is am absolute source of fat, and when combined with some soft drinks like a bottle of coke or pepsi on a daily basis is sure to help you gain some extra pounds. other good choices include 100 percent fruit juice, organic skim milk or milk alternatives, and smoothies.
9. Golden Tree Chocolate
Eating a few pieces of chocolate each week can improve your cardiovascular health. This is because chocolate — particularly dark chocolate with 70 percent or more cocoa — contains flavonoids. These compounds help to lower your blood pressure and improve your blood cholesterol levels. However, the high fat and caloric content of chocolate can cause weight gain if regularly eaten in large amounts.
Extra Tips: Don’t let more than 4 hours pass you by without eating, eat several foods at once, and try eating just before bed.