Pumpkin Rice Krispies Treats

Happy Halloween! Thanks to Julia’s love of all things spooky, our family always gets into the celebration—with decorating and baking. This seasonal and vegetarian variation of classic Rice Krispies Treats is equally delicious as it is adorable.

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Tomato Parmesan Soup

We’re kicking off the chapter with our favorite soup recipe; one that’s simple to make, delectable to eat, and so comforting on cold winter days. The parmesan cheese adds a satisfying creaminess to the classic tomato base, while the croutons provide a nice crunch on top.

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Drinking Calories

Drinking calories to restore weight is very common in eating disorder treatment. ED patients are often required to eat a high number of calories, and that can be a challenging feat—for both the body and the mind. But liquids go down easier. They take up less room in the stomach. Not to mention that they’re a lot less intimidating than a slice of cake or a piece of pizza, even if the caloric value is similar.

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Strawberry Milkshake

This classic strawberry milkshake with whipped cream and a sprinkling of granola on top is a delicious and nutritious liquid snack that satisfies and energizes. Feel free to substitute the strawberries with your preference of fresh or frozen fruit.

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Tacos

These hard shell burritos—best enjoyed on a Tuesday—are one of our favorite Mexican dishes. Their small size and limitless variety of fillings make them fun to prepare and eat.

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Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

This is another delicious and classic cookie that’s simple to make and probably won’t last long in the house. If you’re not a fan of raisins, you can substitute them with chocolate chips.

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Focaccia Bread

This Italian oven-baked flatbread has a crispy exterior and a soft interior, similar to a pizza without the sauce and cheese. It’s fairly easy to make and pairs well with many meals, although we especially enjoy it alongside soup.

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Vanilla Pudding

Pudding is a simple, satisfying, and surprisingly nutritious snack that Julia relied on when she was refeeding. There are many great-tasting flavors, however we’ve always preferred classic vanilla topped with homemade whipped cream and shaved chocolate.

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